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Vietnam & Cambodia Bike Tour

Hanoi to Angkor Wat

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A biking adventure through this corner of Southeast Asia is something to savor. Like a Vietnamese coffee, this trip is bold and invigorating. It's sweet too, like the smiling faces you'll see as you ride past farmers tending lush rice paddies. And it's well-balanced, with an intriguing contrast of frenetic cities and tranquil villages. From vibrant Vietnam to the mesmerizing ancient temples, quiet red-dirt roads and lush jungles of Cambodia, you'll want to experience every last drop of this journey.

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Vietnam & Cambodia

Start Hanoi, Vietnam / End Siem Reap, Cambodia

Vietnam & Cambodia Bike Tour Map

Highlights

  • Savor a two-country journey teeming with captivating history, vibrant culture and some of the most delicious cuisine in Asia
  • Venture by air to Hué, once the capital of imperial Vietnam, and discover the Royal Citadel, an important Vietnam War site
  • Explore wonderfully preserved Hoi An, a World Heritage site and Vietnam's oldest town, and pedal over scenic Ocean Clouds Pass
  • Bike to Cambodia's dramatic Angkor Wat ruins and explore the iconic Bayon and Ta Prohm temples—an unforgettable experience!
Vietnam & Cambodia

Start Hanoi, Vietnam / End Siem Reap, Cambodia

Vietnam & Cambodia Bike Tour Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 On foot and via bicycle rickshaw, discover Hanoi's vibrant neighborhoods, treelined boulevards, French Colonial architecture, lakes and parks | Wind through narrow alleyways and get a true glimpse into everyday life, passing locals on short red stools gossiping over afternoon coffee | Pedal through rural villages, where relics of past empires unfold before you | Fly to Hué, once the capital of imperial Vietnam and the site of intense conflict during the Vietnam War.

Days 3-4 By bike, take in the many facets of contemporary Vietnamese life, from the simplicity of pastoral villages to the grandeur of lavish mausoleums | Visit the historic monuments of Hué, including the Royal Citadel and Khai Dinh Mausoleum | Get to know Hoi An, a World Heritage Site with exceptionally preserved 15th- to 19th-century buildings, bridges and pagodas.

Days 5-6 An interactive cooking class with Ms. Vy, a popular local chef, is sure to delight | Travel by air to Cambodia, where the monumental ancient capital of Angkor awaits | Roll along quiet red-dirt roads lined with thatched-roof houses | Enter the iconic West Gate of Angkor Thom, replete with four giant faces of Buddha gazing down at you—this is just the beginning!

Days 7-8 Behold massive smiling stone faces, impressive bas-reliefs and enormous strangler fig roots at the iconic temples of Ta Prohm and Bayon | Partake in a traditional water blessing | Spin through peaceful, seemingly undiscovered rural villages |  Relish a sunrise ride to Angkor Wat and wander on foot through the temple grounds.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $4,199 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,899 pp dbl occ

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Casual & Casual Plus Hotels*

Melia Hanoi
Meliá Hanoi

Hanoi (1 night)

Pilgrimage Village Hotel
Pilgrimage Village 

Hué (2 nights)

* Casual Plus
Hoi An Historic Hotel
Hoi An Historic Hotel

Hoi An (2 nights)

Victoria Angkor Resort
Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Siem Reap (2 nights)

* Casual Plus

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Vietnam and Cambodia

More On This Trip

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Casual & Casual Plus Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Melia Hanoi

Meliá Hanoi

Hanoi (1 night)

Set in the heart of Hanoi, this modern and elegant high-rise offers unrivaled views over the city. (pool, spa)

Pilgrimage Village Hotel

Pilgrimage Village 

Hué (2 nights)
* Casual Plus

Relaxation comes easy at this beautiful resort, nestled in the quiet countryside just outside of Hué. (pool, spa)

Hoi An Historic Hotel

Hoi An Historic Hotel

Hoi An (2 nights)

This refined contemporary hotel offers a peaceful garden atmosphere in the historic center of Hoi An. (pool, spa)

Victoria Angkor Resort

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Siem Reap (2 nights)
* Casual Plus

With French architecture adorned by rich wood accents, this inviting getaway seamlessly blends Asian and colonial charm. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Cyclo Tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter (45 Minutes)
Trúc Bach Walk (1.5 Miles)
2 30 0
Flight to Hué, Vietnam
3 19 500 36 500
Khai Dinh Mausoleum Guided Walk (30 Minutes)
Hué Royal Citadel Guided Walk (1 Hour)
4 21* 100 35 2500
29* 500
5 28* 100
Hoi An Cooking Class (2 Hours)
6 15 0
Flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia
7 22 0 29 0
Ta Prohm Temple Guided Walk (30 Minutes)
8 13 0
Angkor Wat Guided Walk (1.5 Hours)
 

Note: There is less than 25% of riding on hard-packed dirt on this trip. Since the overwhelming majority of the trip is paved, we've elected to use standard road bike tires on our titanium road bikes. Most guests find this to be the right answer. If you prefer to skip the dirt, a shuttle is always a possibility.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Biking in an Emerging World

Your journey through Vietnam and Cambodia will probably be unlike any other travel experience. The people you'll meet and places you'll visit will likely stay with you for a very long time. As wonderfully fulfilling as travel is in this region, it's not always easy. These are developing countries and even something as simple as crossing the road can be a challenge.

Our itineraries and Trip Leaders remove as many obstacles and inconveniences as possible, making your next extraordinary encounter always within reach. Of course, we can't remove haze and noise from the air, or replace a poorly maintained road. But if you can be flexible and approach the region with an open mind, you'll enjoy your trip to the fullest! Due to the varied road conditions on our routes, we have specially fitted our bikes in Vietnam and Cambodia to maximize your comfort and control. In Vietnam, you'll have the choice of Backroads bicycles with upright or drop handlebars. In Cambodia, all Backroads bikes come with upright handlebars, as the terrain includes some rough roads with dirt and sand sections. Upright handlebars are safer and more comfortable over these mixed-surface roads.

Internal Flights

On this trip we occasionally travel by plane to reach the exclusive hotels and activities this destination has to offer. We'll be flying commercially with Vietnam Airways aboard a narrow-body jet that seats 236 passengers and with Cambodian Angkor Air aboard a turboprop plane that seats 72 passengers.

Why Travel with Backroads in Vietnam and Cambodia

We Stand Behind Our Trips

Most companies' trips in Vietnam and Cambodia are run by local operators. At Backroads we manage our own trips; we would never subcontract your precious vacation to a third party. So as you enjoy the support of your seasoned Trip Leaders, along with our expert local guides and drivers, you have the confidence of knowing we're with you every step of the way.

The Best Leaders in Vietnam and Cambodia

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Vietnam and Cambodia, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

The Right Local Pairings

Our Trip Leaders combine deep local expertise with a firm grasp of North American expectations around quality of service. By the same token, we pair experienced Backroads leaders with local guides who know how to cater to your needs while cracking open the culture or natural history in ways that are meaningful, memorable and often magical.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Vietnam and Cambodia that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Vietnam and Cambodia you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great biking trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

Our Cultural Roots Run Deep

Thanks to our extensive connections in Vietnam and Cambodia, Backroads takes you off the beaten track and deep into the region's culture in ways that traditional travel can never hope to do. We know the people and their customs, the legacy of art and architecture, the complex history and politics – and if we're not sure, our amazing local experts can fill in the blanks.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Biking in an Emerging World

Your journey through Vietnam and Cambodia will probably be unlike any other travel experience. The people you'll meet and places you'll visit will likely stay with you for a very long time. As wonderfully fulfilling as travel is in this region, it's not always easy. These are developing countries and even something as simple as crossing the road can be a challenge.

Our itineraries and Trip Leaders remove as many obstacles and inconveniences as possible, making your next extraordinary encounter always within reach. Of course, we can't remove haze and noise from the air, or replace a poorly maintained road. But if you can be flexible and approach the region with an open mind, you'll enjoy your trip to the fullest! Due to the varied road conditions on our routes, we have specially fitted our bikes in Vietnam and Cambodia to maximize your comfort and control. In Vietnam, you'll have the choice of Backroads bicycles with upright or drop handlebars. In Cambodia, all Backroads bikes come with upright handlebars, as the terrain includes some rough roads with dirt and sand sections. Upright handlebars are safer and more comfortable over these mixed-surface roads.

Internal Flights

On this trip we occasionally travel by plane to reach the exclusive hotels and activities this destination has to offer. We'll be flying commercially with Vietnam Airways aboard a narrow-body jet that seats 236 passengers and with Cambodian Angkor Air aboard a turboprop plane that seats 72 passengers.
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