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pedrocarvalho“Being a bike guide myself, it was very interesting to be on the "other side" for the first time. I loved the experience. Brett is an awesome person, relaxed but on top of things, and to me what made the trip so special was the social side of it - we visite...“

Social Cycles

Social Cycles

4.7/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Melbourne , Australia
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TOURS
10
AGE RANGE
14-80
RESPONSE RATE
96%
RESPONSE TIME
0-1h
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  • Encompass adventure cycling to connect people with local NGOs
  • Foster great conversations and debate around ""voluntourism""
  • Cycle off beaten tracks and local villages
  • Always source the best places in town for food

Social Cycles host small-group cycle adventures for travellers with a social conscience. Engaging with local experts (NGOs) to learn about social issues, challenges and strategies means that we can gain knowledge to make a positive difference. Social Cycles will test...

Social Cycles host small-group cycle adventures for travellers with a social conscience. Engaging with local experts (NGOs) to learn about social issues, challenges and strategies means that we can gain knowledge to make a positive difference. Social Cycles will test your physical boundaries, challenge your perception of charity and completely open your mind.

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55 Social Cycles Reviews

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Good
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Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
5 / 5
Guide
5 / 5
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  • Cycling Mongolia
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 5, 2019
    Do it! Mongolia offers a unique experience on the road less travelled. The countryside is diverse and the local people welcoming. Visiting the NGOs gives gre…
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  • Cycling Mongolia
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 4, 2019
    Mongolia is a fascinating place, with a long and interesting history, kind and generous people, and landscapes that can seem otherworldly. If you've got an ope…
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  • Cycle Cambodia- 7 days
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 1, 2019
    "Another wonderful trip.... my recent Siem Reap to Phnom Penh ride is now etched in my memory as one of the greatest adventures of my life." If you would like …
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  • Cycle Iran
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 1, 2019
    This is the best way to see this truly astounding country and to meet the most friendly people in the world. The support team is outstanding and the places vis…
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  • Cycle Cambodia to Vietnam- 12 days
    4.0 - Good
    Written on August 1, 2019
    There is no better way to experience a country, see and meet with locals, and learn about the challenges faced by disadvantaged people and the grassroots NGOs c…
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    Cycle Cambodia- 11 days
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 1, 2019
    This is an amazing experience ... my second experience with social cycles and I would go again at the drop of the hat. It's a chance to see and experience a co…
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    Social Cycles commented on this review
    Wow! Thanks for the kind words Kat! It was great travelling with you and I'm so thrilled you had such an awesome time! Let's get ready for Iran next!
  • Cycle Cambodia- 7 days
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 1, 2019
    "Enjoyed both our social cycle tours . Cambodia was a real eye opener for our 14 year old son . The riding on the Cambodia tour was a lot easier than the Cambod…
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  • Cycle Cambodia- 11 days
    3.5 - Good
    Written on June 24, 2019
    I have a few issues regarding the trip, i will speak with Brett in the coming weeks.
    Social Cycles commented on this review
    Hi David, it was good to speak to you on the phone the other day. I really appreciate your feedback. I'm so pleased you had a very positive experience overall. Hope to ride with you personally next time.
  • AM
    Cycle Cambodia- 11 days
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 14, 2019
    It was everything I expected,local people were great, food excellent, one accommodation, was a little below the standard of everything else, but didn't effect m…
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  • P
    Cycle Cambodia to Vietnam- 12 days
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 5, 2019
    Being a bike guide myself, it was very interesting to be on the "other side" for the first time. I loved the experience. Brett is an awesome person, relaxed but…
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About Social Cycles

Social Cycles host small-group cycle adventures for travellers with a social conscience. Engaging with local experts (NGOs) to learn about social issues, challenges and strategies means that we can gain knowledge to make a positive difference. Social Cycles will test your physical boundaries, challenge your perception of charity and completely open your mind.

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Can I bring my children?

    Social Cycles assess traveller requests on a case by case basis, so if you're thinking about travelling with your children then please contact our Travel Experts. We will work with the tour operator to set your expectations in regards to some areas of cycling and experiences!

  • How old is 'too old' to join?

    Social Cycles have a very flexible age limit when it comes to their adventures. If you believe you can participate then you are welcome to join the tour. If the guide believes that somebody won't be capable of a particular challenge, they will insist they take the van (or safest option) on the day. As a result, each rider is taken on a case by case basis.

    The oldest person to take part in a Social Cycles tour is Alan, who was 75 when he cycled both Cambodia and Vietnam tours. Then, when he turned 76, he came back and cycled Laos, the most challenging tour. His zest for life and passion for adventure have inspired Social Cycles to have no upper age limit

  • How fit do I need to be?

    You don’t need to be super fit to participate in these tours - you just need to be healthy and able to ride a bike! Samoa, Cambodia and Vietnam are all reasonably achievable to the everyday person, with a few challenges along the way. Iran and Laos have a hillier and slightly more challenging terrain. A little bit more fitness will help with the tracks in these countries, but if you have no qualms about getting in the van, then it’s not a problem. The van can take you up the hills and you can cycle down them!

  • What if I can't cycle the whole way?

    Not to fear! Support vans will accompany the tour and will carry not only carry your bags, but you as well should you want to take a rest for a while. You can ask your tour leader about the type of terrain and time it will take for that particular leg. The leader will be able to advise you if he or she thinks it might be a challenge for you.

  • What if I'm too fast and the group is holding me back?

    This is not usually an issue as the groups tend to naturally stay together, especially on the flats in Cambodia and Vietnam as the route is through a maze of single tracks and small back roads. The terrain itself will stop you from going too fast, not to mention the spectacular beauty and photo opportunities.

    There are times where you will tackle a few hills (Laos, Iran, Bokor in Cambodia). On these occasions, all riders set their own pace and the group may drift apart, regrouping at set stages during the day. This gives stronger riders the chance to push themselves and gives space to the less confident riders.

  • What if I'm too slow and hold the group back?

    This is a very common question as most people are nervous about the cycling component prior to the first day of cycling. These tours are all about the experience, not re-enacting the Tour de France! There's no need to train due to the style and pace of cycling. Bikes are used as a means of travel and a way to get off the beaten track. That’s where you’ll get the best photos, eat the most amazing food and meet true local people.

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