Cycling Holidays in
Cambodia to Vietnam
Angkor to Ho Chi Minh City
Bespoke tours of Cambodia tailored especially for you
Cambodia is an exotic, mystical and hugely diverse country.
redspokes Cambodia tour takes you from Phnom Penh to Kep, via Kirirom National Park (Happy Mountain). We visit traditional salt and pepper countryside and take a boat trip to Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), a lush tropical island with stunning white sands. Prepare to be over-awed by the religious splendour of the Angkor temples, and enjoy touches of the French colonial past. Cambodia is a beguiling country of great contradictions. The redspokes cycle tour offers a glimpse of true Khmer lifestyle. We take an insightful boat trip on the Tonle Sap (Great Lake) in the rural heart of the country and visit the River of 1000 lingas. Departure is from Siem Reap.
Our Angkor to Ho Chi Minh City itinerary is a journey from the ancient Khmer temples of Siem Reap to the buzzing modernity of Ho Chi Minh City. This Mekong Delta tour takes you from historic culture to contemporary Saigon living on a journey through rural landscapes and riverside communities. We will see history marked by traces of Pol Pot atrocities in Cambodian and Vietnamese killing fields and the Cu Chi underground tunnels used during the first Indochina and American wars.
Unusually for redspokes, the terrain in Cambodia is generally not hilly but the bike riding terrain is varied.
Here are some more details on our cycling holidays in Cambodia
Bicycle is the main means of transport to many in Cambodia, so the redspokes cycling holiday is the perfect way to experience the country's rich culture and varied way of life.
Our Cambodia bicycle holiday offers a broad insight into this exotic, mystical and hugely diverse country. The tour begins in capital city, Phnom Penh where you will have your first encounter with Khmer culture and enjoy touches of the French colonial past. You have time to explore some of the city's splendid historic buildings and markets. Visit the sumptuous Silver Pagoda with 5000 silver floor tiles, or the Throne Hall in the Royal Complex and the ancient Wat Phnom temple. The city's Psar Tuol Tom Pong (Russian Market) and the art-deco Psar Thmei (Central Market) offer opportunities to practise your bartering skills. During the tour we will also witness traces of the more recent turmoil of the killing fields with time to visit the S21 museum.
In the south you will have time to enjoy the coast and sandy beaches. We travel towards Kep, cycling through salt and pepper country and take a break from our bicycles for a boat trip to Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), a lush tropical island with stunning white sand in the Gulf of Thailand.
Back on the bikes, our Cambodia cycling tour continues as we cycle to the undiscovered north east. Beginning with a stunning bike ride along the banks of the Mekong River. Prepare to be over-awed by the religious splendour of the temples at Angkor as you witness an unforgettable sunrise. We explore the countryside around Siem Reap before our cycling ends. Cambodia has been described as a beguiling country of great contradictions. The redspokes cycle holiday combines history, tourism, and a view of the true Khmer lifestyle.
The itinerary consists of approximately 653 km of cycling. Unusually for redspokes, the terrain in general is not hilly but the bike riding is varied. Many of Cambodia's roads are now well surfaced but in the more remote areas we will encounter rougher conditions and cycle on dirt tracks.
Cambodia to Vietnam
Beginning with the ancient Khmer temples of Siem Reap and ending in the buzzing modernity of Ho Chi Minh City, our Mekong Delta tour takes you from historic culture to contemporary Saigon living.
Our Angkor to Ho Chi Minh cycle ride is a journey through rural landscapes and riverside communities. We will see history marked by traces of Pol Pot atrocities in Cambodian and Vietnamese killing fields and the Cu Chi underground tunnels used during the first Indochina and American wars.
We have a day to enjoy the splendour of elegant Phnom Penh, take a boat trip to Chau Doc discovering the Mekong ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, comprising 9 sprawling rivers where floating markets offer an abundance of fruit and vegetables from orchards paddy fields and swamp lands. Riding on we encounter wild life, local cottage industries and minority cultures.
Cambodia Custom Tour
If our advertised dates don’t suit you, if you’re looking for a shorter/longer tour or simply want the enjoyment of travelling on your own or with friends, why not let us create a customised itinerary for you? We can organise private tours for groups of 2 or more people. This will usually be the same cost as for our advertised tour if there are 6 or more and 25-80% higher for smaller numbers.
We have years of experience working in adventure cycling and providing our clients with customised itineraries. A tour with redspokes will capture the imagination and leave lasting memories of this fascinating country.