Vietnam Cycle Ride
29th October - 10th November 2014
Sponsorship level: £3,500
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!
Depart London for Hanoi
Arrive Hanoi; afternoon exploring this wonderful city
Transfer out of city; cycle undulating roads through valleys to Mai Chau
Challenging day climbing to tea plantation village of Moc Chau
Easier day; spectacular scenery of karst cliffs and rice paddies to Son La
Through hill-tribe villages; steep climbs and long descent to Tuan Giao
Cycle through quiet, easy backroads through spectacular gorges to Dien Bien Phu
Follow Na river through lush jungle and bamboo landscapes to Lai Chau
Rolling ungraded roads to sleepy town of Tam Duong
Most spectacular scenery of trip; final climbs and long descent into Sapa
Free to explore Sapa; overnight train to Hanoi
Free time in Hanoi; flight to UK
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!
Skyline Events are acting as agents for the tour operator (ATOL number 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?
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?
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
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
Read more detail about the itinerary you'll be enjoying on your Vietnam charity
cycle ride on the next tab.
Enquire about availability
|Your Vietnam bike ride takes place:
29th October - 10th November 2014
|Book now for a deposit of just:
|Additional sponsorship to raise:
|Number of days:
||13 days(12 nights)
||2-3* hotels where possible
||This can vary between locations from
10-31C at this time of year. It will vary in humidity as well.
||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.
||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!
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)
Breast Cancer Care
Institute of Cancer Research
Kidney Research UK
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Make a Wish Foundation
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.
There are a limited number of places available on our next Vietnam Cycle,
further dates maybe available so please call us for details.