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Charity Cycle Adventure 2022

What is Charity Cycle Adventure (CCA)?

CCA welcomes a range of enthusiastic cyclists who can combine their love of cycling through the spectacular scenery of Vietnam with raising funds for those children and youngsters who are less fortunate. Over the span of 11 years, this event has raised over US$560,000, providing substantial support for the critical work saigonchildren does in Vietnam. 

CCA couldn’t take place in 2021 due to COVID-19. Now is the time to come together and keep our community strong to continue our mission. Join our group of brave cyclists this year to raise funds to support disadvantaged children and youngsters in Vietnam to get a fairer start in life. We encourage participation from experienced riders and less experienced cyclists as our route is designed to accommodate both groups.

Take a look at what CCA 2020 achieved: CCA POST EVENT REPORT

 

Charity Cycle Adventure team in Phong Nha, Quang Binh 2020

OPTION 1: Three-day ride from Hue – Dong Ha – Phong Nha, 29th April – 1st May 2022

On day 1, we will commence riding from Hue, passing through the ancient citadel to ride alongside the lagoon, then follow a coastal route viewing the elaborate tombs characteristic of the area. Feel free to stop and take a quick swim in the sea at any time to cool down. Have lunch in a beachside restaurant and finish at the Vinh Moc tunnels. You have the option of visiting the tunnels and/or tucking into cold beers, courtesy of our sponsor, Heart of Darkness. For those driven cyclists out there we have the option of cycling a further 45km to the hotel in Dong Ha. For those less driven and tucking into the beers, a bus will transport you to the hotel in Dong Ha.

On day 2, we will enjoy the spectacular scenery along Ho Chi Minh Road West, with climbs and descents near the Laos border, lunch in an ethnic village and opportunities to cool down in the clear waters of the Long Dai river running alongside our cycling route before ending the day in Phong Nha, the famous caving centre of Vietnam.

On the final day, based around Phong Nha, we will ride downhill from the Da Deo pass to the valley where the Kong: Skull Island movie was filmed and enjoy the spectacular limestone rock formations along the way. After a bowl of pho for lunch, we will take on a mountain pass and meander back along country lanes for the closing party in Phong Nha.

Each rider is kindly asked to pay a registration fee of US$460 (single room) or US$390 (shared room). This fee covers accommodation, meals (except dinner on days 2 and 3) and a fully equipped cycling support team to lead the navigation of the ride, support in case of breakdown and provision of drinks/snacks along the way. It also includes a bus in case you want to shorten the ride due to fatigue/injury.

A cycling shirt is provided by our sponsors, Heart of Darkness, to be worn on days 1 and 3 of the ride.

In addition, and separate from the registration fees, each rider also commits to raise a minimum of US$500 through sponsorship which goes directly to support saigonchildren programmes. (See our online fundraising page)

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OPTION 2: Two-day ride + glamping: Di Linh – Kala Lake – Binh Thuan, 22nd – 24th April

This year, in addition to the main CCA from Hue to Phong Nha, we will organise a “mini CCA” from Di Linh to Binh Thuan on the weekend from 22nd to 24th April. The “mini CCA” is suitable for people of all cycling levels. The routes are designed to work for even the least experienced, but still enable riders to enjoy the best sceneries of the Central Highlands and Binh Thuan province. There is a stop every 10 to 12 kilometres and a professional support team to attend to you for every technical and medical issue along the way.

Each rider will pay a registration fee of VND4,800,000. This covers transportation to and from HCMC and during the event, accommodation, and food. In case you would like to rent a bicycle, the additional fee is VND400,000 per person.

Moreover, and in addition to the registration fee, each participant commits to raising a minimum amount of US$300. This will go towards saigonchildren’s activities to support disadvantaged children to have better futures through education. Fundraising support will be provided.

Friday, 22 April

  • Bus picks up in Ho Chi Minh City at 7pm, a light dinner will be provided on the bus
  • Travels to Bao Loc/ Di Linh City (Lam Dong) in 4 hours of driving (200km)
  • Stay overnight in Bao Loc or Di Linh town

Saturday, 23 April

  • Conquer hilly roads /offroad to reach Kala Lake – the 300ha largest freshwater reservoir in Di Linh area, covered by lush green pine forest and beautiful villages of K’ho ethnic people.
  • Lunch (picnic style or at a local eatery)
  • Continue cycling to reach Kala Village and finish one loop around Kala lake – with a little challenging up and down slopes. End of day 1 after completing 60 -65km of cycling distance.
  • Freely enjoy the magnificent scenery of sunset on Kala lake. Extra services are available including short hiking, kayaking, SUP, watching the sunset, etc.
  • Glamping at Kala Village Campsite – with all comfortable facilities for a glamping experience: tent, chill deck, bathroom, toilet and outdoor BBQ.
  • BBQ dinner and K’Ho music performance

Sunday, 24 April

  • Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise on the lake and a breakfast
  • Start cycling, conquer the beautiful Gia Bac Mountain pass which connects two provinces of Lam Dong – Binh Thuan with a distance of 70km. In which, there is about 10km of challenging climbing mountain passes at the height of ~ 500m -600m and more than 20km of beautiful downhill, making a fascinating impression, mysterious winding with adjacent mountains, forests and vast coffee hills when up close to the top of the mountain pass. The bike track is deserted, safe and go through the green forests of the rich Central Highlands.
  • Enjoy snacks, fruit and energy replenishments along the ride since we will have late lunch on this day.
  • Arrive the end of the journey at Bình Thuận. Take a rest. Quick lunch at Binh Thuan.
  • Transfer from Binh Thuan to HCMC

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One of our courageous participants

 

Come along and join us at the Info night to learn more about the rides:

  • Venue: Heart of Darkness
  • Address: 31D Ly Tu Trong St., Ben Nghe ward, District 1, HCMC
  • Time: Thursday, 31st March 2022 at 7.00 pm.

Contact us at: [email protected] 

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Look back at some memorable moments of CCA

CCA 2020

CCA 2017