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2012 Charity Challenge sponsored cycle from Saigon to Angkor Wat



My photos are all available here. During the trip, I posted my Challenge Blog on Barrett's Wessex site.

The map above shows the locations. Below is the itinerary. 
Itinerary - Part 1 Vietnam:

Thursday 22nd November

11:30 depart Heathrow for Bangkok

Friday 23rd November

06:05 Arrive Bangkok

07:45 depart flight TG550 to Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City

09:15 arrive Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City

met and transferred to hotel for lunch

afternoon briefing & bike fitting

Overnight in hotel

Saturday 24th November

transfer two hours to My Tho

ferry across Tien Giang River and cycle narrow roads & lanes using numerous ferries, some gravel and dirt lanes and ferry across Co Chien River to Tra Vinh (Khmer village)

Overnight in hotel

Approx 52 Km cycle

Sunday 25th November

Visit Ba Om Pond

Cycle to Can Tho – narrow, peaceful roads and small plank bridges.

Overnight in hotel

Approx 82 Km

Monday 26th November

Very early breakfast.

Boat trip to Cai Rang floating market.

Narrow paved road to Phong Dien floating market.

Back to Can Tho.

Cycle to near Long Xuyen.

5 min ferry crossing and 1 hr transfer to hotel for dinner & overnight.

Approx 95 Km

Tuesday 27th November

Transfer to Tri Ton

To Chau Doc via Thot Not

Cycle to killing fields at Ba Chuc (loop)

Chau Doc for dinner & last overnight stay in Vietnam.

Optional climb Sam “mountain” to watch sunset.

Approx 75 Km

Itinerary - Part 2 Cambodia:

Wednesday 28th November

Early departure for boat journey up Mekong To Phnom Penh leaving bikes and Viet guide behind.

1hr up Bassac River to Cambodian border.

(Border formalities approx 1 hr)

Another 3 hours up river to Phnom Penh. (Meet new team and bikes.)

Includes killing fields and Tuoel Sieng genocide museum.

Overnight in hotel

No cycling today.

Thursday 29th November

Along Mekong to Kampong Cham & Skun (fried tarantula speciality).

Cycle from Thnong Village to Kampong Thom via Kampong Thmor

Dinner and overnight inhotel.

Approx 65 Km

Friday 30th November

Transfer via bridge at Kampong Kdei to Dombek Village (1½ hr).

Cycle to Siem Reap stopping at Rolous Pagoda (monastery) for lunch.

Cycle finish line at Western Gate to Siem Reap.

Dinner celebration at Aspara Theatre.

Overnight in hotel.

Approx 66 Km

Saturday 1st December

Optional sunrise tour of temples

Visit Angkor Wat

Then to Angkor Thom

Later, to airport for return journey

19:45 flight to Bangkok arriving 20:40

Sunday 2nd December

Flight from Bangkok dep 00:25 arr London Heathrow terminal 3 at 06:30


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