Read through the pages of our Responsible Travel Issue and after more ideas of ways to get out there? Give the ChildFund Australia Cycle Cambodia Challenge 2009 a whirl.
Where: Cambodia. Starts in Phnom Peng and finishes in Siem Reap.
What: On this 11-day adventure you'll cycle through stunning Cambodia countryside, as well as taking in the palaces, pagodas and French-inspired architecture of Phnom Peng, and the amazing temples of the Angkor Wat complex. At the same time, your fundraising will help ChildFund Australia to build a new five-room primary schook in Chouk Meas. Over 500 primary age and at least 50 kindergarten-age children located in surrounding villages will benefit from this construction.
Why: You will undertake the physical challenge of cycling approximately 350 km through stunning Cambodia, taking in the paddy fields, visiting local villages and sights. You'll have the opportunity to see the work of ChildFund Australia in action when you visit a project in Svay Rieng district. Your last few days will be spent exploring the amazing temples of the Angkor Wat complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
When: 12th - 22nd September 2009.
How Long: 11 days (6 days of cycling).
Advice: This will be a physical challenge, and participants will need to train to get accustomed to being in the saddle for long periods of time. The trip will cover approximately 350 km on bike. Bikes are provided.
Highlights: Cycling 350 km through beautiful rural Cambodia, a day visiting ChildFund projects in Svay Rieng province, exploring the temples of Angkor Wat, fundraising to help build the new school.
Price: $700 registration fee, and a fundraising target of $6500.