Hue to Siem Reap Bike Tour

  • Discover why Hoi An is considered to be an outstanding UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Bike through Mekong basin
  • A peek into history, at the Angkor Wat temple complex.

A classic cultural route from Hue to Angkor that let’s you experience central region of two most fascinating countries of Southeast Asia: Vietnam & Cambodia. The UNESCO World Heritage town of Hué is your gateway to Vietnam. Ride through Mekong basin and enter into the mysterious land of Cambodia and end the tour at another world heritage site, Angkor.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    15 days / 14 nights

  • Start / End

    Hue / Siem Reap

  • Price

    From $2,995 pp dbl. occ.
    The price is indicative and may vary due to size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

Group Departures

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1HuéThe Scarlett125km / 15mi
2 – 3Hoi AnHoi An Travel Lodge250km / 30mi
40km / 24mi
4Quang NgaiSa Huynh Beach Resort165km / 45mi
5KontumIndochine Hotel180km / 48mi
6PleikuHoang Ngoc160km / 42mi
7 – 8BanlungTerres Rouges270km / 42mi
9Stung TrengMekong Bird Resort150km / 30mi
10KratieRajabori Villas
180km / 48mi
11Kampong ChamLBN Asian Hotel150km / 30mi
12Kampong Thom Sambor Village150km / 30mi
13 – 14Siem ReapSteung Siemreap250km / 30mi
30km / 18mi
15Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hué – Hue Loop

The UNESCO World Heritage town of Hué is your gateway to Vietnam. Our guide meets you at your hotel at 08:30am. Today take your bicycle out for a leisurely loop around the imperial town of Hué. Ride past the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Mausoleums and the merchant’s houses along the banks of the Perfume River and through quiet lanes with lush gardens. This is your first tryst with Vietnamese way of life.

Meals: Lunch or Dinner (depending on arrival time)

Distance cycled: ~ 25km / 15mi

Day 2: Hoi An – Hai Van Pass

After a hearty breakfast, we take a short transfer out of Hue to the coast. Begin riding off the beaten track along a picturesque, narrow peninsular road. Cross the estuary of the Perfume River and from here, challenge yourself by cycling up the Phuoc Tuong Pass then take a short transfer to Lang Co and have lunch by the gorgeous lagoon.

Later, ride along the Lang Co Bay with spectacular views of winding paths, wooden fishing boats, waterfalls, mountains and forests and bike on over gradual hills to climb Hai Van pass for views of this splendid bay. This rugged pass is the final section of the Truong Son Range stretching to the sea. From the pass, go downhill to the base and shuttle to Hoi An, a delightful old trading town and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 3: Hoi An – My Son

The architectural beauty of Hoi An will captivate you as this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a melange of Vietnamese, European, Chinese, Japanese monuments in an unhurried, timeless setting. Here, we ride to My Son, a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. Regarded as one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. The initial riding is through hinterland and last leg has a bit of traffic, so ride carefully.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 4: Quang Ngai – My Lai and rural trail

Ride past network of lush rice fields and narrow interior rural trails. Break for lunch at Tam Ky and then transfer for about 1hr. Ride from here through corn and vegetables plantations with our first true view of cow herds. We end the ride with a visit to My Lai Massacre Memorial. During the Vietnam War, a company of American soldiers brutally killed the majority of population of My Lai. Transfer from here and end the day at Sa Huynh. The Sa Huỳnh culture, flourished between 1000 BC and 200 AD, were most likely the predecessors of the Cham.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 65km / 40mi*

Day 5: Kontum 

An incredible undulating ride today combined with long climb and descend. Ride past bucolic village and tropical forests.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 70km / 42mi*

Day 6: Pleiku

A scenic hinterland trail today brings us to Pleiku, known for best coffee in Vietnam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 50km / 30mi

Day 7: Banlung

After the immigration formalities at the Le Thanh border check point, you will be met by your Cambodian cycling crew. Banlung is one of the most far-flung of the Khmer provincial capitals. Bike along a recently paved, winding road with some ups and a few less downs as we climb into the highlands that are home to the former Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 50km / 30mi

Day 8: Banlung

Enjoy the day at leisure. We recommend to explore nearby Crater Lake.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Stung Treng

Bikes into Stung Treng province through rice paddies. Stung Treng is on the Mekong, just about 30 kilometres downstream from the Laos-Cambodia border. We arrive at Mekong Bird resort, a rural retreat nearby to Steung Treng town. After checking in, explore its surrounding area by renting a kayak to explore the area on the Mekong river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 30km / 18mi*

Day 10: Kratie

Experience a local life along the bank of Mekong river as we bike. Later, transfer to Kampi and hop on a boat in hopes of seeing Irrawady dolphin. Continue cycling to Kratie Town and then board a ferry to Koh Trong where we spend a night today.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance Cycled: 50km / 30mi

Day 11: Kampong Cham

A short transfer brings us to Chhloung. Another hinterland trail and a long ride. Enjoy it to the fullest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance Cycled: 80km / 48mi

Day 12: Kampong Thom

Today ride past varied plantation landscape consisting of rubber, cashew and cotton. We also ride along Mekong river bank and arrive at Kompong Thom.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi*

Day 13: Siem Reap – Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex

In the morning, ride around Kampong Thom’s Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex, which predates Angkor Wat by at least 200 years.

Later, ride through bucolic countryside with spectacular view of paddy fields and lotus farms all around.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi*

Day 14: Siem Reap – Angkor Loop

The Angkor temple complex is synonymous to Cambodia, so a ride around the temple is essential. Our guide meets you at your hotel around 8am and takes you back into Angkor era on a bike ride. After bike fit, start riding directly from hotel and reach the moat of Angkor Wat. Catch the brilliant morning rays on the ancient temple complex and spend ample time photographing as you would have seen nothing like this before. We will loop back to Angkor Wat for a detailed tour at the end of our ride.

Continue riding towards Angkor Thom and enter the city from South gate. Beat the crowd and climb the surrounding wall of city and ride on top of it. Take a break here for a rich fascinating account of the city from our guide. A further ride through East gate takes us to Bayon, a richly decorated face temple within the Angkor complex is one of the highlights here. Exit from second East gate of city and ride towards jungle clad TA Prohm. Our guide shares historical anecdotes and walks you through temples along the way.

The Angkor Wat requires more than a morning, so we loop back for a more detailed guided tour. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered one of the largest religious complexes in the world and its bound to enthrall you. Climb Phnom Bakheng for a classic view of Angkor during sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi

Day 15: Departure

Please make arrangements as per your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast