Adventurous travellers can support Variety – The Children’s Charity by taking part in a unique cycling experience to Vietnam with Olympian and BMX rider Sarah Walker.
The 15-day trip is from August 17 to 31 and includes eight days of moderate level cycling, covering more than 350km of Vietnamese landscape.
Ms Walker will lead week one.
Activities include exploring Hanoi’s vibrant city and the beautiful temples of the Tran Dynasty, meeting local hill tribes, visiting an orphanage and school and cruising on a traditional junk sailboat.
Ms Walker is excited about cycling Vietnam with Variety.
‘‘I am definitely looking forward to exploring Hanoi, and visiting a local school and orphanage. I also like the fact that money raised from the trip will go towards giving disadvantaged Kiwi kids their very own bike.’’
The ticket price of $4990 per person includes return airfares with Singapore Airlines, twin-share accommodation, comfortable bikes, support crew and backup vehicle, private transport when not cycling, expert bilingual guide, most meals and a $500 donation to Variety’s Bikes for Kids Programme.
Variety – The Children’s Charity chief executive Lorraine Taylor says Ms Walker is the perfect person for this challenge. Funds raised will go towards getting bikes into the hands of disadvantaged Kiwi kids, a cause close to Sarah’s heart.