Our stunning bike challenge takes us over 440 km in 6 days through Thailand’s incredible scenery on some tough hilly sections over the foothills of the Khao Yai mountain range all the way to the border. We cross into Cambodia and ride through this beautiful country of high plateaux, densely forested hills and endless rice paddies, irrigated by the president flow of the great Mekong River and the vast expanse of Tonle Sap Lake. The terrain is less hilly on this section, but many of the roads are dirt and/or pot holed!
Our challenge finishes at one of the true ancient wonders of the world, in the ‘lost city’ of Angkor Wat. Between the 9th and 13th centuries, the Khmer Empire ruled over vast tracts of what today we know as Indo-China from their seat of power at Angkor. Following the Empire’s decline, subsequent centuries of neglect only added to Angkor’s mystical appeal before the site was reclaimed from the jungle in 1860. A stunning, challenging bike ride full of culture, colour, stunning scenery and history!
Best time of year: January to March and September to October
Number of days: 11