Cambodia Mountain Bike Tours
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CHARITY FUNDRAISING CYCLE CHALLENGE FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN: Cycle the tracks and trails of the verdant Mekong Delta through southern Vietnam and Cambodia.
The Nine Dragons (Cuu Long) is the name given to the nine "tails" or distributaries of the Mekong River that flow through the verdant, watery world of the Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam and Cambodia. The first of these to break away from the Mekong is the Bassac, starting in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh and making up one of the star of 4 converging waterways upon which Phnom Penh sits.
The Challenge of the 9 Dragons is a magnificent cycle ride that follows minor roads, tracks and trails, criss-crossing the many waterways of the Mekong Delta, starting from the Southern Vietnam capital of Ho Chi Minh City - still commonly referred to as Saigon - and finishing in Phnom Penh.
The ride, although flat, is challenging ... and so it should be as we will be using it as a fundraising expedition in support of underpriviledged children in the two countries through which we pedal, Vietnam and Cambodia. Each participant will be asked to solicit sponsorship from friends and colleagues -- part of our efforts to ensure that tourism to South East Asia does benefit those who most need help.
This is also the first cycle ride to take advantage of a newly opened border crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia at Ha Tien on the Gulf of Thailand coast. From there we will cross to the former "Cambodian Riviera" resort of Kep, presently enjoying a revival before cycling to the quaint French colonial period town of Kampot, once the country's primary port, but now a sleepy riverside backwater. A challenging mountain climb to the top of Bokor Mountain, for those who wish to, to see the ruined casino that sits atop a dramatic escarpment with immense views out to see, before riding north to Phnom Penh through Cambodia's unique rural countryside.