OFFICIAL CHALLENGE NAME:
HO CHI MINH CITY TO ANGKOR WAT 1000KM CYCLE CHALLENGE
DATES:
29th November 2024 - 9th December 2024
LEVEL OF CHALLENGE:
Tough
TOTAL PRICE EX FLIGHTS: £3,800
Tour Information
Includes / excludes
Itinerary
  • Cycle 1000km from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) to Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
  • Experience the amazing people and culture of Vietnam & Cambodia while travelling through the unique country.
  • Climb to the French influenced mountain town of Dalat.
  • Visit the wartime Cu Chi Tunnels, once inhabited by the Viet Cong.
  • Cycle over the famous yellow bridge on the Mekong River.
  • Observe the daily religious festivals of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with blessings from the monks of Angkor Wat.
VIETNAM & CAMBODIA CYCLE CHALLENGE ITINERARY
P3 SUMMIT ITINERARY AND TOUR INFORMATION
Join the Performance3 team on a tough 1000km cycle challenge through Vietnam and Cambodia. The history and culture of the Vietnamese country and its people hit you as soon as you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Its people will be keen to impress on you that Vietnam is a country, not a war, but there are echoes of that period in the country’s history all around you.

Our amazing ride will take you through some diverse environments, cities, villages, mountains, coastal and riverine, all of which have their own personality. The changes in environment and altitude will bring changes in conditions from the hot and humid weather of the Southern coastal regions to the cool air of Dalat.

Vietnam in particular is host to the most diverse religious communities on the planet and we will see, visit and experience many of the temples and sculptures paying homage top Buddhism, Hinduism and many others.

You will cover a good mix of terrain on this tour. Most days you will be cycling on main roads and highways between destinations, covering up to as much as 130km in one day.
Our support vehicles will be nearby at all times and there will be the option to take a break whilst the group cycles on if needed.

As a result of both nations aspirations to attract more tourism, the hospitality in Vietnam and Cambodia is second to none; our hotels are the most welcoming and comfortable in our portfolio.
Before you travel
  • Fitness training notes
  • Access to training weekends (Optional)
On the challenge
  • Single rooms in luxury hotels
  • All meals and drinks, (not incl alcohol)
  • P3 Guides
  • Local guides in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Medical support
  • Bike mechanics
  • Excursion to temples, Cu Chi Tunnels and other cultural attractions
What's NOT included
  • Visas (Vietnam & Cambodia) if any
  • All flights & airport taxes
  • Drinks at all meals
  • Any other lunches and dinners
  • Tipping & travel insurance
  • Video and camera fee
  • Personal expenses + All other services
  • Entrance fee + boat cruises
Itinerary
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 1 – Tues 28 Nov 2023 - Depart London Heathrow
Departs Terminal 3
Day 2 – Weds 29 Nov 2023 - Arrive in Saigon - Sightseeing
On arrival meet and transfer from Saigon airport to hotel.

In the afternoon, car and guide pick up at the hotel and transfer to the Saigon city. Check and fix your bike before doing the afternoon tour excursion. Lunch at local restaurant.

Start your visits around to orientate Saigon city. You can make some stop to visit (outside or inside): Presidential Palace, Saigon Post Office. China town and Thien Hau temple.

Return to your hotel after having dinner at a nice local restaurant.

Overnight in Saigon (Lunch, Dinner)

Accommodation: Sanouva Hotel (Saigon)
Day 3 – Thurs 30 Nov 2023 – Saigon – Mui Ne/ Phan Thiet (100-120km cycling)
Depart Saigon this morning and drive to Long Hai. A relaxed seaside retreat and fishing port, Long Hai is the start point for today’s bike ride, which will see us cover some 100-120km of the southern Vietnamese coast en route to Mui Ne, another popular coastal town. We aim to reach Long Hai around 9am and depart shortly afterwards, following the coastal highway for 50km until we reach Binh Chau, a popular hot springs resort, around noon. No time for hot springs today, unfortunately, just lunch in a local restaurant, before we continue for 55km along the coastal route to La Gi. From La Gi, it is a short one hour drive to our evening’s rest in Mui Ne. Today’s ride is a relatively gentle introduction to the region, which will see us cycle along a mostly flat coastal route, with only a few short climbs. There will be plenty of time to admire the views and take in the scenery. As the route is fairly easy, the group might like to extend the route further.

Lunch & Dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Mui Ne (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Estimated time:
07:00 - 09:15, Drive Saigon - Long Hai
09:15 - 12:15, Cycling Long Hai - Binh Chau
12:15 - 13:15, Lunch time
13:15 - 17:15, Drive Tan Thanh - Muine

Accommodation: Pandanus resort (Mui Ne)
Day 4 – Fri 1 Dec 2023 - Mui Ne/ Phan Thiet – Ninh Thuan/ Phan Rang (100km - 120km cycling)

An early start as we depart Mui Ne around 8am and cycle 55km along the coastal route to Phan Ri Estuary, a small fishing port recognizable by its distinctive lighthouse. We aim to arrive around noon, in time for an early lunch, before setting off again for the 45km ride to Ca Na, a former Cham outpost now famous for its white-sand beaches. From Ca Na, it is a short 1 hour drive to Phan Rang, where we overnight.

Lunch & Dinner at a local restaurant on the way.
Overnight in Ninh Thuan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Estimated time:
08:00 - 12:00, Cycling Mui Ne along to the coast - Phan Ri Estuary 55km
12:00 - 13:00, Lunch at Phan Ri Estuary
13:00 - 16:30, Phan Ri Estuary - CaNa 45km
16:30 - 17:30, Drive to Nink Thuan

Accommodation: Saigon Ninh Chu (Phan Rang)
Day 5 – Sat 2 Dec 2023 - Ninh Thuan/ Phan Rang - Dalat (100-120km cycling)
Today’s ride will see us leave the coast as we ride inland en route to Dalat. In the course of a day, we’ll travel from sea level to 1,500m and from the coastal plains and scorching beaches to the cool, temperate highlands. Naturally, much of the route is uphill, making this one of the toughest days. As the route involves crossing two high mountain passes, some of the journey will need to be completed by vehicle. Leaving Phan Rang early this morning we cycle 50km to Song Pha, at the foot of the Ngoan Muc Pass, where we’ll rejoin the vehicles and cross over the mountain pass to Don Duong, our lunch stop. The views from the Ngoan Muc Pass are spectacular, on a clear day stretching back across the plains and paddies all the way to the coast and Mui Ne – you’ll be able to see much of the route you’ve covered over the course of the last two days. From Don Duong we cycle 40km to Khuong-Prenn at the foot of the Mimosa Pass, from where we drive through pine forested hills to Dalat. Famous for its cool air, Dalat should present a refreshing change from the heat of the southern Vietnamese coast.

Lunch & Dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Dalat (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Estimated time:
08:00 - 11:45, Cycling Ninh Thuan - Ngoan Muc Pass 50km
11:45 - 13:30, Drive over Ngoan Muc Pass to Don Duong for lunch
13:30 - 17:00, Cycling Don Duong-Lien Khuong-Prenn or Mimosa Pass 40km
18:00, Drive to Dalat

Accommodation: Golf Valley Hotel (Dalat)
Day 6 – Sun 3 Dec 2023 - Dalat - Saigon (100-120km cycling)
Drive to Lien Khuong this morning, where we begin riding. The initial journey is on a busy highway to Di Linh (50km). The route becomes quieter and winding as we leave Di Linh and cycle a further 40km, much of it downhill, to Bao Loc. In Bao Loc we’ll rejoin the vehicles and drive the rest of the way to Saigon, arriving back in the city early this evening.

Lunch & Dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Saigon (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Estimated time:
07:00 - 07:45, Drive to Nga 3 Lien Khuong
07:45 - 11:30, Cycling Lien Khuong - Di Linh 50km
11:30 - 12:30, Lunch at Di Linh
12:30 - 15:30, Cycling DiLinh - Bao Loc 40km
15:30 - 19:30, Brive Bao Loc - Saigon

Accommodation: Sanouva Hotel (Saigon)
Day 7 – Mon 4 Dec 2023 - Saigon – Moc Bai/ Vietnam border – Bavet/ Cambodia border – Phnom Penh
At 07.00am, today we cross the border between Vietnam and Cambodia. We’ll DRIVE through the city to Cu Chi (50km), visit Cu Chi Tunnels and where we stop for an early lunch. From Cu Chi we DRIVE directly to Vietnam and Cambodia’s border. After completing the registration formalities and crossing into Cambodia, we’ll begin the drive to Phnom Penh, arriving late afternoon. If the group if feeling up to it, the last 60km of the route to Phnom Penh, from the Neak Loeung Bridge, can also be biked, in part or in full.

Arrive in Moc Bai, our guide will assist guests to do the Immigration formalities in both Vietnam and Cambodia side. After getting all done, Bike ride from the border to Neak Leung bridge then continue by bus to Phnom Penh. On arrival, rest up at the hotel and then have traditional Khmer massage before checking in hotel!

Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Phnom Penh (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Estimated time:
11:00, Lunch in Vietnam
Drive from Saigon city to Cu Chi, then to Moc Bai border/ Vietnam side
Approx. 13:30, Immigration procedure
14:00 - 18:00, Vidotour Cam welcome and take to Phnom Penh

Accommodation: Anik Palace (Phnom Penh)
Day 8 – Tues 5 Dec - Phnom Penh to Kampong Thom (80 cycling)
Our ride today departs from Phnom Penh. The roads here are much quieter than in Saigon, and the journey out of the city will be comparatively quick and easy.

Keep the route from Phnom Penh (lunch can be something around at Prek Ta mak bridge or at Prek Kdam bridge). Then for the main group, they may decide not to be crossing Skun, but to another road (via Phar Paav) on the dirt road then connect to the National road No. 6, which will pass Skun already.

Dinner at hotel.
Overnight in Kampong Thom (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Accommodation: Glorious Hotel & Spa (Kampong Thom)
Day 9 – Weds 6 Dec 2023 - Kampong Thom – Preah Vihear (100-120km)
Leave Kampong Thom early this morning and cycle to where they want the group to take bike ride from Kampong Thom, on the road to Sambor Prei Kuk/ Preah Vihear, about 30kms then directly to stay in Saem in Preah Vihear today instead.

Lunch at a local restaurant.
Dinner at hotel.
Overnight in Preah Vihear (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Accommodation: Preah Vihear Boutqiue (Preah Vihear)
Day 10 – Thurs 7 Dec 2023 - Saem – Kor Ker – Siem Reap (100 - 120km)
Then on the next day, 13th Dec, they will visit Preah Vihear before returning to Siem Reap (via Koh Ker / Beng Mealea) and it seems they also wanted the group to cycle from around near Beng Mealea to Angkor Wat (about 60kms) then take photos together at the Angkor Wat temple.

Lunch at a local restaurant.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Siem Reap (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Accommodation: Preah Vihear Boutique (Sra Aem)
Day 11 – Fri 8 Dec 2023 - Siem Reap (100km)
Today, take bikes ride around the Angkor temples.

Lunch at a local restaurant.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Siem Reap (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel (Siem Reap)
Day 12 – Sat 9 Dec 2023 - Departure
All guests will depart from Siem Reap. Free until check out time and transfer to the airport for departure flight.

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