Cycle on lesser known paths
Look for these peculiar statues engulfed by massive trees
It's just right that local villagers are proud of these structures that are unique to the region
Have a go with Vietnam's best coffee from the town of Pleiku
Be the like the locals and enjoy the city in the best transport available
Delight in the vast sceneries of the ride
Observe the influences left behind by former rulers whether it's in the architecture or food
The most high-end accommodation in Pleiku with inviting rooms.

Cultural Road from Hoi An to Siem Reap

Duration
14 days
Site savings
$87
From
$2,813 USD

Riding along the Vietnamese coastline, visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hoi An, Southeast Asia’s major trading ports during the 17th and 18th centuries, and My Son, the ancient centre of the Cham civilization. Stop at My Lai for a somber tour of one of the worst massacres of the American/Vietnam War, then head into the central highlands, riding through scenic countryside before reaching Pleiku, home of the best coffee in Vietnam. The next day, cross the border to Cambodia to explore the local Khmer life. Take a cruise on the Mekong River to see the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins and ride through the picturesque town of Siem Reap, which hosts the magnificent temple sites of the Angkor Wat complex.

  • Category
    Adventurous
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    14 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Hilly
  • Distance
    491.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    44.7 miles
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On this cycle tour from Vietnam to Cambodia you'll feel like a time traveller as you relive many periods of history, from the 4th century ruins of My Son, to the 10th century Khmer Empire, all the way through to present day. As you ride between three UNESCO World Heritage sites you'll also be regaled by unforgettable scenery, ranging from long coastal roads, to coffee plantations covering the highlands, to golden sunsets on the Mekong River.

You start cycling in the charming town of Hoi An, once the largest harbour in Southeast Asia, back in the 1st century. From here you pay a visit to the 4th and the 14th century temples built by the kings of Champa at My Son, then move forward to the 21st century and bear witness at the site of one of the worst massacres of the American/Vietnam War in My Lai. Climbing up to the highlands, meet the Jarai and Bhanar ethnic minorities, who still practice animism and a subsistence lifestyle.

You'll encounter more ethnic tribes once you cross the border to Cambodia, and as this route is well off the beaten track, foreigners on bicycles are still a novelty. Once you reach the rustic town of Banlung a dip in a 700,000 year old crater lake will be a refreshing break before you ride to the mighty Mekong River to catch a glimpse of the Irrawaddy dolphins.

Riding from the pre-Angkor ruins at Kampong Cham you move to the lesser known site of Sambor Prei Ku before reaching one of the highlights of the tour — riding amongst the thousand years of history at the Angkor temple complex.                                

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

Think of nothing else but the fun experiences you'll have as the tour operator organises the essentials

  • Water, snacks and fresh fruit while cycling.
  • Local English speaking cycling leader/guide.
  • Vehicle support while cycling.
  • Cycling jersey and drink bottle
  • Majority of meals are included
  • Clean and comfortable accommodations
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

There are a few things you will need to organise for yourself.

  • Travel Insurance
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available