We believe in two things…
1. Learning from local experts to create a positive impact in the world by supporting transparent, ethical, sustainable and community based projects; and
2. Adventure travel
We invite you to do both
On average, there are only five cycling days in the whole trip, not including days around the main cities. In total, we clock up just over 500km in Cambodia and Vietnam and about 900km in Iran. It’s enough to make you get your sweat on, but not quite break you!
That’s no problem, there is a support van that will be able to drive you the distance you don’t want to cycle.
You can still join the tour. Just get in touch and we’ll create a package for you.
Part of your payment will fund a project that the group will vote on at the end of the trip. The project will be carried out by one of the NGOs we meet along the way. It will be a project that the group feels is the most efficient, sustainable and has the highest chance of success, that doesn’t promote dependency.
Almost everything. The price includes accommodation, most meals, field trips, NGO presentations, support van, daily water and fruit, bicycle hire and mechanics. Check out the itinerary for all the details. You can also book flights and insurance through us for additional costs.
You will need to pay for some meals, but these will only be in small cafes and street food based restaurants. The average meal is AU$2-$3. The price does not include beers, souvenirs and flight baggage beyond 20kg.
Pack light. A few light weight shirts – one or two long sleeve shirts to avoid an unwanted sun burn, sneakers, shorts (it can get pretty muddy), and something a bit fancy for dinner. And when we say fancy, we mean anything outside of your comfortable gym clothes. It’s easy enough to purchase any last minute amenities like toothpaste and moisturisers in the larger cities. You’ll find that it’s handy to carry a small bottle of sunscreen, insect repellent and bandaids. Take a convertible adapter so you can charge your cameras and phones etc.
We’ll always be in an air conditioned room. If you’re travelling with your partner, you’ll have your own room. Otherwise rates are based on twin share. Single supplement can be arranged from around AU$250.
We won’t facilitate a trip where there is political unrest. The people of Cambodia for example are incredibly friendly and crime rates are low. The Australian Government recommends to ‘exercise normal safety precautions’ which is the same advice given for New Zealand and the UK. See Smart Traveller for more information.
That is quite understandable. Social Cycles will conduct full day cycling trips of similar distance prior to leaving for your holiday. These day tours will be conducted from Melbourne and are completely free, whether you’ve booked the tour or are just curious about giving yourself a trial run before committing. It’s a great way to get to know the group and ask questions! Get in touch to find out when the next practice cycle tour is.
Absolutely. You can speak direct to Brett Seychell, the host and guide for the tour. Call +61 (0) 479 108 222. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com