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Vietnam Cycle Ride

29th October - 10th November 2014
Deposit: £349
Sponsorship level: £3,500 (^tbc)

Prepare to be overwhelmed by Vietnam's natural contrasting beauty - from the patchwork of bright green rice paddies to the rugged mountains and white sandy beaches you can't fail to be bewitched by its traditional charm!

For those of you in search of the charity cycle challenge of a lifetime, Vietnam won't fail to leave an indelible mark on you and will provide you with memories that will last forever.

The following gives you a brief taste of the bike ride ahead but for more detailed information please do not hesitate to contact one of the Overseas Team on 020 7424 5511 who will be delighted to help you!

DAY 1:
Depart London for Hanoi

DAY 2:
Arrive Hanoi; afternoon exploring this wonderful city

DAY 3:
Transfer out of city; cycle undulating roads through valleys to Mai Chau

DAY 4:
Challenging day climbing to tea plantation village of Moc Chau

DAY 5:
Easier day; spectacular scenery of karst cliffs and rice paddies to Son La

DAY 6:
Through hill-tribe villages; steep climbs and long descent to Tuan Giao

DAY 7:
Cycle through quiet, easy backroads through spectacular gorges to Dien Bien Phu

DAY 8:
Follow Na river through lush jungle and bamboo landscapes to Lai Chau

DAY 9:
Rolling ungraded roads to sleepy town of Tam Duong

DAY 10:
Most spectacular scenery of trip; final climbs and long descent into Sapa

DAY 11:
Free to explore Sapa; overnight train to Hanoi

DAY 12:
Free time in Hanoi; flight to UK

DAY 13:
Arrive London

There are limited places available on our next Vietnam bike ride.

This is one of our most popular overseas cycling adventures - enquire about availability now!

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Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator (ATOL number 10069)

ATOL 10069

Is the trip for me?

Absolutely! The majority of people on the Vietnam Cycle won't have done anything link this before so you will all be in the same boat! Most participants will be on the trip on their own although some may come along with friends or family. You won't ever regret choosing to go on this challenge - and when else will you have the opportunity to make so many new friends in such a short space of time!!

How fit do I need to be?

You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to do this cycle ride. The majority of people who are taking part will be just like you and will not necessarily have done anything like this before. However to get maximum enjoyment from this challenge training is vital and we will provide you with a detailed training plan which we strongly recommend you stick to. We will also be on hand every step of the way to provide training advice.

How much do I have to raise?

£3,500 (^tbc)

Will I be able to raise the sponsorship level?

YES! Once you have started you will find that raising the minimum sponsorship is easy and most importantly fun! We will provide you with a breakdown of examples of how to raise the sponsorship money in an enjoyable way and we will of course be available every day to help you with more ideas! You are doing something quite simply amazing so make sure you tell everyone you know, and before you know it you will be racing towards your fundraising target!

What deposit do I have to pay?

£349

Can I extend my trip?

Yes! For a nominal administration fee your flight can be extended (subject to availability) which will give you the opportunity to explore more of this fantastic country in your own time

Will you help me?

YES! One of our highly experienced trip co-ordinators will be on hand to help you throughout the months leading up to the event. You will be sent a full confirmation pack shortly after you register which will give you all the information you need but we are always here to make the event as enjoyable and hassle free as possible! And there will even be the opportunity to meet your fellow participants at a special gathering before the event!

What is the food like?

Traditional Vietnamese cuisine, which usually consists of delicious rice and noodle dishes, accompanied with fish and chicken.

What do I need to bring?

No specialist kit is required although you will need to bring your own cycle helmet and a gel saddle might be useful!

What will happen to my luggage during cycling days?

Your luggage will be transported for you by one of our support vehicles. You will just need to carry a bum bag or small daypack for any essentials like a camera and sun tan lotion.

How many people can take part?

The average group size on our overseas challenges is about 40 people although this does vary considerably depending on the trip.

What type of accommodation will I be staying in?

We stay in 2 or 3 star hotels throughout the trip - you may be required to share a room with up to 3 other people.

What's included in the cost?

All food (except 3 meals), internal travel, accommodation, 21-gear bikes, water and refreshments on cycling days, mechanics, guides, a doctor and medical support

Is there an age restriction?

You will need to be over 18 but there is no upper age limit. If you are over 65 will just need to get a medical form signed by your doctor

What about insurance?

You must have travel insurance cover in order to participate in this challenge. You can either arrange this yourself (as long as your insurance company is aware of the nature of what you are doing and that it is a charity event) or we can help you arrange this.

How do I book my place?

As soon as possible! Simply click here to book online today. Places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don't miss out!

Location: Vietnam, Asia
Registration Fee: £349
Sponsorship Level: £3,500 (^tbc)

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Your Vietnam bike ride takes place:
29th October - 10th November 2014
Book now for a deposit of just: £349
Additional sponsorship to raise: £3,500 (^tbc)
Number of days: 13 days(12 nights)
Accommodation: 2-3* hotels where possible
Temperature: This can vary between locations from 10-31C at this time of year. It will vary in humidity as well.
Whats included: Flights and all interval travel, accommodation, all food (except 4 meals), water, refreshments, guides, a doctor and medical support. Camping equipment and bicycles are also provided.
What's not included: Due to flucuating fuel costs it may be necessary to pay an extra fuel surcharge. We will confirm this to you in writing as soon as the amount is confirmed. For this trip we estimate the cost to be £400.00
Passport & Visas: A valid ten-year passport is essential for travel in Vietnam and must be valid for at least 6 months after entry. A visa is essential for all nationalities, costing approx �55. Skyline will send your instructions on how and when to apply for your visa approximately 3 months before the trip departs.
Vaccinations: We recommend you are vaccinated against Hepatitis A, Typhoid & Polio. You must have had a Tetanus injection in the last 10 years. Malarial protection is necessary for most areas in Vietnam. The best protection against malaria is to avoid getting bitten, so use plenty of insect repellent and cover up, especially wrists and ankles, in the early morning and late afternoon/evening. You should always contact your GP or travel clinic for the latest travel health advice.

Choosing Your Charity

We want to make choosing a charity as simple as possible for you. With so many different charities out there you might not have a clear idea of who is going to benefit from all of your time and effort.

Here at SkylineOverseas we work with hundreds of UK based charities on our charity treks and bike rides, simply take a look at our list there is definitely plenty of choice!

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We've given you a few examples of our most popular charities below to help you decide but should you have a cause that is close to you or know of a cause that you haven't seen in our charity list then we can certainly contact them on your behalf and arrange everything for you.

Some of the popular charities people with us chose to support include: (click on a link to order your free information pack now)

Alzheimer's Society
Breast Cancer Care
Institute of Cancer Research
Kidney Research UK
Leukaemia Care
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Make a Wish Foundation
Meningitis Trust
or
Your Local Hospice

With so much choice making a decision can take some time which is also why you are able to order a free information pack on your chosen event and then decide which charity to raise money for when you book.

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There are a limited number of places available on our next Vietnam Cycle, further dates maybe available so please call us for details.

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