JAPAN AND THE SOUTHEAST
Japan’s smooth roads rival those of France, so it’s no wonder cycling is taking off in the Land of the Rising Sun. Hokkaido’s rolling hills, the Noto Peninsula’s quiet roads and Shimanami bridges over the Seto Inland Sea combine nicely with Tokyo and Kyoto. Further south, the excitement in Vietnam extends from Hanoi all the way down to Saigon, with plenty of places to explore in between – the beaches of Danang,
temples of Hue and landscapes of the Mekong Delta. Luang Prabang is a cool higher – elevation oasis. Cambodia offers up the extensive Angkor Wat temple complex as well as lesser known Koh Ker ruins, Tonle Sap lake, the beaches of Koh Rong and the memorials of Phnom Pehn. Turbulent Myanmar is achingly beautiful to experience – from the temples of Bagan to the villages of Inle Lake.