Cycle Vietnam & Cambodia - Fundraise for your health service

Cycle Vietnam & Cambodia - Fundraise for your health service

Fundraise for your health service and cycle through Cambodia and Vietnam! 

Supporting your cause - 

As the State’s largest regional healthcare provider, Barwon Health’sAs the State’s largest regional healthcare provider, Barwon Health’smission to provide high quality, people‑focused care to more than450,000 people in Geelong and south western Victoria defines asignificant and great need in this region.The establishment of the Barwon Health Foundation reflects theBarwon Health Board’s commitment to strengthening its community.This commitment will support Barwon Health in its mission todeliver comprehensive medical, surgical, aged care, rehabilitation,community and mental health services.The Barwon Health Foundation represents the cooperative approachthat has nurtured and characterised Geelong’s growth over the pasttwo centuries, and it provides an opportunity for the community tocontribute to its own development and sustainability.The key words that underpin all Foundation activities are partnership,collaboration and innovation. Our ‘partners’ are encouraged to initiate‘innovative’ and mutually beneficial activities that ‘collaboratively’engage the community in support of Barwon Health.

Trip highlights - 

  • Raise vital funds for Barwon Health Foundation
  • Take the cycle challenge through some of Southeast Asia's most stunning landscapes
  • Immerse in the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cycle the ancient wonder of Angkor Wat

What impact will my fundraising have?

Fundraising for Barwon Health allows our hospital and community health centres to be theFundraising for Barwon Health allows our hospital and community health centres to be themost renowned facilities available. Your help will ensure the most modern and innovativefacilities are available to your family and friends. Barwon Health Foundation is the fundraisingarm of Barwon Health. Barwon Health is one of the largest and most comprehensive regionalhealth services in Australia, providing care at all stages of life and circumstance. TheFoundation’s recent project, Special Care Nursery redevelopment was funded solely by thecommunity. This $3.8million project will open in the first half of 2015.

Your Adventure - 

Cycling is one of the very best ways to experience the diverse scenery and rural cultures ofCycling is one of the very best ways to experience the diverse scenery and rural cultures ofSoutheast Asia, and continuing our tradition of pioneering cycle trips, this unique itinerarytakes us from the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City through traditional rural villages tothe iconic temple complex of Angkor Wat. Our comfortable modern bikes, support crewand steady pace mean that you’ll be free to enjoy the stunning scenery along the way, withour backup vehicle available to give tired riders a break at any time. Our journey begins infast‑paced Ho Chi Minh City, which we leave behind for quieter back roads to the Cu ChiTunnels and on into the Mekong Delta region, the ‘rice bowl of Vietnam’. A vast wetlandexpanse of floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies andflooded forests. Crossing through to Cambodia by boat, we’ll have time to absorb thepalaces, pagodas and French inspired architecture of Phnom Penh before heading northtoward Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor. Discover the enchanting ancient temple complexof Angkor Wat by bike and experience stilted village life on the Tonle Sap, or Great Lake.

Itinerary at a glance - 

  • Day 1 - Depart Australia
  • Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh
  • Day 3 - Cu Chi Tunnels & City Tour
  • Day 4 - Cycle to Vinh Long
  • Day 5 - Cycle to Can Tho
  • Day 6 - Cycle to Long Xuyen
  • Day 7 - Cycle to Chau Doc
  • Day 8 - Boat to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Day 9 - In Phnom Penh
  • Day 10 - To Siem Reap
  • Day 11 - Cycle Angkor Wat
  • Day 12 - Stilted Villages & Remote Temples
  • Day 13 - Fly to Australia
  • Day 14 - Arrive Australia

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If you would like further information on this trip of a life time, touch base with dflowe@barwonhealth.org.au or phone 03 4215 8900