Saigon to Angkor Wat cycle
When: January and November 2012
This challenge entails cycling 500 kilometers past plantations, across waterways and through villages deep in the heart of the lush Mekong Delta in Vietnam, to the dry lands and contrasting sights of ancient Cambodia.
You will pass temples and countless colourful pagodas, havens of calm and tranquillity and bustling markets. Your route takes you off the beaten track into the Mekong.
Few locals will have seen foreigners cycling past, and their interest and hospitality will spur on the most tired cyclist to keep on going!
Your end destination is the town of Siem Reap from where you can explore the ancient city of Angkor. Built from 879-1191AD by the Khmer civilization, Angkor represents one of humankind's most astonishing architectural achievements and in 1992, the city of Angkor became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Taking part in an open challenge is a wonderful way of exploring the world and raising money for The Children's Society.
These challenges are open to anyone and they are usually made up of groups of individuals each fundraising for their own chosen charity.
You can make a difference and support our work by participating in this trek. We would love you to represent us!
Tour operator: Charity Challenge
All flights, accommodation and food are all included.
A very good level of fitness required.