Experience the raw, untamed beauty of Cambodia with PROJECT FUTURES and Elevation Fitness.
Cycle off the beaten track as we blaze a trail from the glories of Angkor Wot to some of the lesser known and visited Khmer wonders. Spend time with trafficking before making our way slowly to the coastal southern reaches to take in all the highlights and hidden attractions.
You will pedal alongside the Mekong River to the capital city, Phnom Penh to meet our Impact Partner, AFESIP Cambodia.
Whether cycling along jungle tracks, up the holy mountain, by beaches and rivers, you will experience a side of Cambodia seen by few others.
Along the way you will have the chance to meet with survivors, understand their struggles and vision for the future, knowing that the money you raise will directly support them.
This year, we will be collaborating with corporate partner, Elevation Complete Health and Fitness Centre to help drive registrations for the trip amongst their members and friends within the Gold Coast community.
However, this does not mean that you can't participate! The trip is open to everyone and we encourage you to register as part of the team.
These adventures have raised more than $300,000 to help PROJECT FUTURES transform the lives of women and children affected by human trafficking, slavery and sexual exploitation in Cambodia.
DATE: 22 - 31 October 2018
COST: $1,999 per person (land only)
Note: Students must be accompanied by a legal guardian over the age of 18
FUNDRAISING TARGET: minimum of $1,000 per person (tax deductible)
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 10 participants
DAY ONE: Arrive Siem Reap
DAY TWO: Angkor Sunrise cycle (30km) & survivor dinner
DAY THREE: Transfer to Battambang and bat cave tour (30km)
DAY FOUR: Cycle Battambang to Pursat (70km)
DAY FIVE: Cycle from Pursat to Kampong Chhnang (65km)
DAY SIX: Cycle to Oudong mountain and transfer to Kampong Speu (65km)
DAY SEVEN: Cycle to Kep (80km)
DAY EIGHT: Cycle and transfer to Phnom Penh (65km)
DAY NINE: Free day in Phnom Penh and dinner with AFESIP Cambodia
DAY TEN: Depart Phnom Penh airport – tour conclusion
WHY DID ELEVATION FITNESS CHOOSE TO COMMIT TO THE CYCLE?
'We are afforded the luxury of living a life that feels very removed from the shocking reality of human trafficking and sex trade, but the very knowledge that this exists, makes it impossible to ignore.
If fate had dealt a different hand any one of us could have been born in to that world, and I feel a very strong desire to give women and girls suffering from exploitation the means to make a change, to break the cycle and create a life she longs for.
Increasing awareness of human trafficking and sex trade is also vitally important. Through our partnership with Project Futures we are able to help make these hopes a reality.’
ALI DAVIDSON, GENERAL MANAGER
DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT!
"Cambodia is a beautiful country, filled with beautiful people who have suffered enormously. It has been fantastic to be able to travel through Cambodia, learning of this history and people, knowing that in a very small way we have helped some of the most vulnerable.
As much as we have been able to help, we too have also received so much in perspective about ourselves and our own lives. I am grateful for the physical and emotional challenge, and the opportunity to share this with my daughter.
It has been an amazing journey and I would highly recommend it to all".
Megan Roberts, Participant 2017
The Cambodian Cycle Challenge has been the best experience of my life! Sharing this beautiful country with my daughter, whilst being around the most hospitable people, has been awesome.
Words can not describe how I felt when we visited AFESIP.... we got to see first hand where all our fundraising was going. We got to learn of the terror of these girls history and the light that the AFESIP service had offered. I feel privileged to be part of this process in some small, positive way.
Considering Cambodia's history, it truly is a nation of happy, smiling people. Gorgeous scenery, warm weather around the clock and delicious healthy food.... this was all a bonus and added to the experience of the cycle.
Thank you for allowing us to be part of this process so intimately".
Abi Glezos - Participant 2017
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