kampong cham - mountain bike xc tour
back in 2014 a small group of us did a short tour along the west banks of the mighty mekong river.
the route was basically base on google map with lots of references made from commercial tour operators.
we rode through ethnic cham's villages and and were in close contact with their way of life.
we meet some great people who were very accommodating
and are grateful to have known mariya and zul, a couple who opens the door to their life as founder and CEO of Cambodian Muslim Foundation an NGO that runs an orphanage in the kampong cham province.
spent an afternoon with these kids and knew that we need a way to help sustain their needs.
hence these tours aim to share that special afternoon ...
a big thank you to our friends who rode that first tour
this is the outcome from that 600++km
cambodia is a whole new frontier in asia and only beginning to receive outside visitors.
hallal food are not available in certain part of the country and that small food stalls close early, village store were not stocked with supplies that are familiar and language remains a barrier.
rides will be on village roads and tracks with little traffic
a choice between doing a loop or point to point
total cycling distance varies to suit groups' fitness and experience
accommodation shall be with families at villages on the routes
spent a day or two and experience chams muslim hospitality
our support team we'll make sure there's plenty of fruits, snack, water, sports drink for everyone during the whole trip
breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by families will have supplies provided by us
those with special dietary need will be taken care of
riders and bikes transfer to/from airport - hotel
rides start / finish points will be on aircon passenger bus
for those who don't work on their bikes, we'll do the packing/unpacking and assembly/disassembly
full mechanical support for the trip
R & R;
plenty of time will be incorporated into the tour for participants to explore Cambodia
can be tailored around individual group needs
an awesome ride on the banks of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers, home to the Cham people who live in about 400 villages in Cambodia.
Most of the villages are in the Kampong Cham and Kampong Chhnang provinces, just north of Phnom Penh.