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Angkor International Bike Racing 05th December 2009

Angkor International Bike Racing will be held on 05th December 2009 around the historical Angkor temple complex. The event will be one of the most racing and fun cycling on earth where all cyclists from all over the world race together with local cyclists. The event is to  raise the fund to support the landmines victims and children with HIV/AIDS and held by Non Government Organization, Village Focus.

We have many available mountain bike for renting but with limited road bike, Giant Defy size 42, Trek Madone size 54 and Merida size 52. For cycling to join 80km bike racing, we recommend that you bring your own bike. It costs about USD150 to ship your bike to and from Cambodia.

 

Angkor International Bike Racing Tour 3 Days / 2 Nights
(04th-06th December 2009)
     

 

TOUR ITINERARY:

04th December 2009: Siem Reap Arrival (Training & Checking the Road) Cycling 40km
Arrive in Siem Reap International Airport. Transfer to your hotel. Bike fitting and get the number and bike T-shirt for the race.  Cycle 40km to check the road leading by our local cyclist. Cyclist for mountain bike will cycle around the Grand Circuit of Angkor Temple complex 1 time.

Cyclists who join road bike racing 80km will have to cycle around the Grand Circuit 2 times. The 40km circuit is on tarmac road and all are flat. Support van will follow with first aids kits, water and snacks. Welcome dinner and meet with other cyclists to brief on the race. Overnight in Siem Reap.

05th December 2009: Racing Day (Starting & Finishing Point) 70km or 110km
Early morning at 05h00am, transfer to the starting point in front of Angkor Wat. The race will start at 05h45am. Road bike will line up in front and mountain bike will line behind. Listen to the sound of the gun shot to start the race. Road bike will start first and then followed by mountain bike. The weather in December will be cool around 18 to 20 degree C in the early morning and the sun will start to rise from 05h45 to 06h00am.
 

Supported van will not allow to follow only ambulance and police motorbike will allow on the road. There are supporting team holding the sign and bottle of water on the road. The finishing point will be also in front of Angkor Wat. Past race for December 2008, the winner for 30k was 45 minutes and the winner for 80km was 1 hours 40 minutes. Enjoy the brunch and award ceremony.

Afternoon, cycle 15km on the back road along Siem Reap river passing the village, pagoda and rice field toward Tonle Sap lake. It is one of the biggest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia with 1,000 square km in the rainy season. Water and snack stop before boarding on the boat to visit the floating village. The village were built on bamboo, the gasoline, the mechanic and school are all floating. Free dinner on your own. Overnight in Siem Reap.

06th December 2009: Angkor Cycling Back Road (25km around Small Circuit)
Depart from the hotel on the main road and cycling through Angkor pass check point. Cycling through the shady road with a little pumping because of the a few pot-holes. There you will begin to see Kravan temple, Banteay Kdei, and stop at the famous Ta Phrom, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Visit Ta Phrom (45 minutes-1 hour). It was built in 12th century by the famous King Jayavarvan VII indicated to his mother. While clearing back the forest archaeologists decided to leave the vegetation of Ta Phrom in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discoverers found it and the other Angkor temples. Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains and  soar high above the temples.

Continue the cycling through small circuit passing Ta Keo temple,Chao Say Tevoda, Tommanon before reaching to Angkor Thom city. There you will see, Terrace of Leper King, Terrace of Elephant, Baphoun, Phimean Akas. Stop at Bayon temple and start the visit (45 minutes-1 hour). Angkor Thom built by Cambodia's great king, Jayavarman VII. An eight-meter high wall encloses this ten square kilometre city, which is encircled by a moat. Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains and  soar high above the temples. Continue the cycling through small circuit passing Ta Keo temple,Chao Say Tevoda, Tommanon before reaching to Angkor Thom city. There you will see, Terrace of Leper King, Terrace of Elephant, Baphoun, Phimean Akas. 

Stop at Bayon temple and start the visit (45 minutes-1 hour). Angkor Thom built by Cambodia's great king, Jayavarman VII. An eight-meter high wall encloses this ten square kilometre city, which is encircled by a moat.The famous-Bayon, in the geographical heart of Angkor Thom, is a remarkable 54 tower temple. Initially the temple appears to be a shapeless mass of grey and brown stone, but it is only as you get closer that you realize every tower has the carved face of Avalokiteshvara on it. After the visit, cycle to Angkor Wat to finish the small circuit. Stop at South Gate of Angkor Thom for taking photo.

Access via a causeway over the moat that are flanked by statues of Gods on the left and devils on the right. Then visit the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat. It is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. Angkor Wat is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five beehive-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. Suryavarman II constructed Angkor Wat in the form of massive 'temple mountain' dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.


Tour Cost (2* stars)
Tour Cost (3* stars)
Tour Cost (4-5 stars)
 

USD203 Per Person - Single Room Supplement USD45
USD263 Per Person - Single Room Supplement USD65
USD474 Per Person - Single Room Supplement USD150

Bike Rental

USD30 (Mountain Trek 4300-4500 year 2008 & 2009) - Road Bike USD50 Trek Madone size 54, Giant Defy size 42 and Merida size 52

Total Distance

95 km for mountain bike & 145km for road bike

Number of cycling days

3 full days

Road Surface

This tour mostly follows asphalt roads, and one dirt road passing the countryside and the rice field. The back road along the river and village is small but good enough for cycling, less busy. A little bit sandy.

Support

Cycling grade is easy except for the racing circuit and our cycling guide will provide maintenance service. Support mini-bus is included with cool box, spare parts, water, snack, first aid kit and tool box.

Group Size

Minimum 2. Maximum 15.

Staff

Local cyclist, our English-speaking cycling guide can do also mechanic drivers as assistant.

Food

All meals are included (3 breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)

Children

Children under 16-years old are not allowed to join this tour.

Tour Price Includes

  • Mountain bikes (Trek 4300-4500) or Road Bike as the above mention extra charge
  • Accommodation in sharing room for 02people
  • Cycling experienced guide
  • Full board meals (breakfasts, lunch and dinner)
  • Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
  • Angkor pass
  • Bike Racing participation fee and registration
  • Free pick up bikeT-shirt and registration
  • Supported van for all transfer for the racing and tour

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Departure Tax $25 (international)
  • Visa Fees $20 (issued on arrival)
  • Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings 
  • Tips for guides. 
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any services not mentioned in itinerary

Note: For 4-5 stars option, cyclist will stay at Victoria Angkor Hotel with following complementary:

-75 minutes Ginseng Body Polish for non participants instead of Bike Racing
-Round trip airport transfer to the hotel
-“Carbo-loading” dinner buffet on 5th December 2009
-Early breakfast from 4:00am on the bike racing day
-Transfer hotel – Angkor – hotel for bike racing
-Reload lunch with 4 course after the Marathon
-Traditional Khmer Massage (60 minutes)

PAST RACE DECEMBER 2008    

Cambodia Cycling team won Angkor International Bike Racing on 06th December 2008. The event was organized by NGOs, Village Focus to raise the fund to support the landmines victims and children with HIV/AIDS. Cambodia Cycling is also one of the sponsors for the event. For 2009 race, please contact us for info: info@cambodiacycling.com for bike rental and accommodation.

We are racing for fun, for helping the victims of landmines and HIV/AIDS

We are competing for Cambodia Cycling team in order to promote cycling in Cambodia

We all finished the race and our colleagues won the race. Congratulations!

We got rewarded, we had fun and enjoy. See you again in Dec 2009 !