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2006 - Itinerary (Word document, cam06a_itinerary.doc)
Day 1: Fri 27th Oct 2006 - Depart UK
Depart UK for overnight flight to Cambodia via Bangkok.
Day 2: Sat 28th Oct - Arrive Cambodia
Arrival Siem Reap and transfer to our hotel. We have a bike fitting at the hotel and rest of the day at
leisure to visit the Siem Reap town. For those that wish there will be a trip to the mysterious temple
complex at Banteay Srei and a chance to watch sunset over the temples before heading back to
have supper in one of Siem Reaps restaurants. We finish the day with a briefing by the
Challenge UK staff and local guides.
Day 3: Sun 29th Oct - Angkor Wat (32km)
We spend the whole day cycling from one temple to the next starting with the great city of Angkor Thom - The South Gate, the Bayon, the Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of Leper King. We break for lunch and this afternoon continue to Ta Prohm and finally the magnificent Angkor Wat temple. Dinner will be at a local restaurant.
Day 4: Mon 30th Oct - Phnom Penh (96 km)
This is really an amazing day as we leave Siem Reap early and transfer to the port where we board our boat that takes us over Tonle Sap Lake. When we arrive at Kampong Chhnang, almost the southernmost part of the lake we have a 96km cycle into the centre of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's Capitol City.
Day 5: Tue 31st Oct - Phnom Penh - Takeo (75 km)
Leaving the capital behind for another early start along the mighty Mekong River and then into Cambodia's rural heartland. Lots of interaction with friendly Khmers makes this a fun day and after 55km we take a short un-tarred section to lunch at the pagoda of Phnom Chi Sou - an interesting Angkor period temple still in good repair. The last 28km this afternoon start with a rough road to get back onto the tarred section that will bring us into Takeo where we stay tonight in a basic Cambodian hotel.
Day 6: Wed 1st Nov - Takeo - Khep (104 km)
After breakfast we head south cycling 57km along country back roads to our lunch stop at Banteay Meas. We the continue towards the coast for 45km until we reach the old French resort of Khep on the Gulf of Thailand. Our accommodation here has a superb view on the ocean and is our base for the night.
Day 7: Thu 2nd Nov - Khep - Sihanoukville (126 km)
For our final cycling day we have the monster challenge that we have all been waiting for; the last 126km all the way to Sihanoukville. We start early with 75km before lunch, along one of the most beautiful rides in Cambodia. With the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other we pass through numerous fishing villages and on arrival in Veal Renh, we have lunch. After a good rest we tackle the sting in the tail of this challenge, the last 50km have the only hills of the challenge taking us all the way through Sihanoukville to our hotel overlooking the sea. Tonight we have a celebratory gala dinner mark the end of a great challenge.
Day 8: Fri 3rd Nov - ICT Project and Phnom Penh
Today we make our way to the ICT project at Sihanoukville
where we have lunch and in the afternoon we transfer back to Phnom Penh where we have the rest of the day and evening free to discover a little more of this exciting city.
Day 9: Sat 4th Nov - Depart Cambodia
We transfer to the airport for return flight to Bangkok and onto UK.
Day 10: Sun 5th Nov - Arrive UK
- All international flights
- Accommodation in shared double room with breakfast
- ACUK Guide
- English speaking local guide
- Vehicle for the transport, transfer and back
- Car + driver for a group of more than 15 pax
- Boat from Siem Reap to Kompong Chang
- Lunches and dinners throughout the trip
- Bike rental
- Water and snacks while riding
- Cambodian visa fees (US$20/pax)
- International Airport tax (US$25/pax from PNH)
- Entry fee for visits not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal expenses