What is Charity Cycle Adventure (CCA)?
CCA welcomes a range of enthusiastic cyclists from all over the world 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 than themselves. 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. We encourage participation from experienced riders and less experienced cyclists as our route is designed to accommodate both groups. Join our group of brave cyclists in raising funds to support disadvantaged children and youngsters in Vietnam to get a fairer start in life.
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, 16 – 18 July 2021
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—lunch in a beachside restaurant and finish at the Vinh Moc tunnels. You have the option of visiting the tunnels or tuck into cold beers, courtesy of our sponsor, Heart of Darkness.
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.
On the final day, we will ride downhill from the Da Deo pass to the valley where Kong: Skull Island movie was filmed and enjoy the spectacular limestone rock formations along the way. After a bowl of pho, we will take on a mountain pass and meander back along country lanes for the closing party at Phong Nha Farmstay.
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 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.
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)
Some pictures of the route this year
Option 2: Two-day ride from Di Linh – Mui Ke Ga – Lagi, 25 – 27 June 2021
The Mini CCA edition is very suitable for everyone, regardless of or not much experience in cycling. The roads are well designed, not too much traffics, passing through the beautiful landscapes of the Central Highlands mountains and Binh Thuan beach. Every 10-12km there is a stop for water supply and re-energized. A team of professional bike instructors are ready to assist you on the road with technical and medical issues.
Each rider is kindly asked to pay a registration fee of VND4,200,000. Or get a 5% discount for group registration of minimum 6 pax (VND4,000,000/pax). This fee covers the expense during the ride. Bike rental at VND400,000/bike.
See more details of the ride HERE.
In addition, and separate from the registration fees, each rider also commits to raise a minimum of US$300 through sponsorship which goes directly to support saigonchildren programmes. (See our online fundraising page)
One of our courageous participants
Option 3: 30 days challenge of Virtual Ride! 1-30 July 2021
Free entrance for all riders joins together to complete a weekly common target. You will be added to the Charity Cycle Adventure 2021 Club on Strava – a social network for athletes which will record and follow your ride challenge. A unique 2021 version of the event medal will be provided at an additional cost. In addition, participants who set up a fundraising page on Givelively and raise at least US$200 will receive a 2021 signature cycling jersey.
All benefit from your donation will be used to identify the risk and need of each child that we help and provide the support that needed to get them to continue their education. (See our online fundraising page)
Contact us at: [email protected]
Look back at some memorable moments of CCA