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Mike M. from US


Great Adventure!

The Glimpse of Saigon Bike Tour from Ho Chi Minh city to Seim Reep (Angkor Wat) was such a great adventure. Not being seasoned cyclists, we chose an “Easy” rated trip. Our longest day was 63 KM but with almost no elevation gain. While it was hot our tour Guides and the Drivers with the support vehicles took amazing care of us with snacks, mineral water and electrolyte drinks every step of the way. We were treated like family. Even though we selected a more modest package the accommodations were just great ranging from quaint cottages in the Mekong Delta to a first-class Hotel in Phnom Penn. The care and support we received along the way was truly great. Our routes were never on busy thoroughfares but rather on well maintained and safe routes through villages and rice fields. The people of Vietnam and Cambodia were incredibly friendly. We even “crashed” a Vietnamese Wedding being invited to take our picture with the Bride and Groom and sample the Rice Wine. We are already considering our next trip with Art of Bicycles. We would highly recommend this company.

How Do I Know Which Cambodia Bike Tour Is Right for Me?

Selecting the perfect Cambodia bike tour hinges on the type of experience you seek. While all our tours encompass Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, and Phnom Penh, the distinction lies in the additional destinations included in each tour.

If you want to relax on beaches and islands on your Cambodia tour, heading towards southern Cambodia would be a good idea.

Our 9 days Grand Cambodia Luxury Bike Tour and 10 days Charismatic Cambodia Bike Tour showcase the best of Cambodia with a possibility of extending the trip with a leisure time at Koh Rong island.

If you want to foray into Vietnam while biking in Cambodia, then the following two tours would be great:

If you have more days in hand, then our 14 days South Vietnam and Grand Cambodia Bike Tour is what you’re looking for.

If you want to go off-the-beaten track and include activities other than biking on your tour, then our 9 days Off-Beat Cambodia: Bike, Hike, and Kayak tour is the one for you. This tour heads off into the wild north-eastern part of Cambodia, after starting from Phnom Penh, and ends at Siem Reap.

When Is the Best Time to Cycle in Cambodia?

Cambodia is a year-round cycling destination on account of its pleasant tropical climate with the following variations:

November to February is the best time to cycle in Cambodia with warm weather, clear blue skies, and a light ocean breeze blowing in from the Pacific.

April to May is considered the shoulder season for biking in Cambodia. While peak daytime temperatures can reach as high as 35°C (95°F), early mornings are still cool and pleasant, and having an early start to the day allows cyclists to get sufficient miles in before the weather gets too hot.

There is moderate rainfall from June to early November but it settles soon, leaving the weather cool and the countryside looking lush. This is still a good for biking in Cambodia.

Which Are the Best Regions to Experience Cambodia on a Cycling Tour?

Cambodia is a small country. However, this does not mean it does not have a wealth of regions to explore by bike. The best regions to visit on a Cambodia bike tour are:

1. Central Cambodia

This is the Cambodian heartland around the Tonle Sap lake and includes Siem Reap and Angkor Wat. All our Cambodia bike tours include Siem Reap and Angkor Wat as a terminal point.

Other highlights in this region include Kampong Tham and Kampong Cham that offer panoramic views of the Mekong river and present an idyllic rural landscape of rubber and cashew plantations.

2. Southern Cambodia

Southern Cambodia includes the region around Phnom Penh and the Cambodian border with the Mekong delta in Vietnam. A bike tour in this region is best combined with a foray into southern Vietnam as well. For instance, cyclists can include Ho Chi Minh, Saigon, and Can Tho in their itinerary as well. Can Tho, just across the border from southern Cambodia, is especially famous for its floating market.

Alternatively, riders can head south-west from Phnom Penh and head towards Koh Rong island to enjoy beaches and have some island fun. This route will stay entirely within Cambodia and not venture into Vietnam.

A third possibility in southern Cambodia is heading south-west towards the beach resort of Kep, and then entering Vietnam. Or they do this route in reverse, starting from Saigon in Vietnam and heading towards Phnom Penh via Kep. This route allows cyclists to enjoy Cambodian beaches and Angkor Wat, while adding Vietnam to their itinerary as well.

3. Northern and Eastern Cambodia

Northern and eastern Cambodia are remote regions that offer exciting adventures to those looking to explore off-beat destinations.

The main highlights in this region include Koh Ker, which is a remote, little-explored archaeological site containing ruins of ancient Hindu temples similar to Angkor Wat, and which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kratie, located along the banks of the Mekong, offers the chance to spot the rare Irrawaddy Dolphins. Also located on this route is Koh Trong, a sleepy island within the Mekong river which is home to some 280 families living in traditional bamboo huts. Cyclists can bike along the trails on the island itself which has some beautiful sights and small temples.

Also located in this region is the town of Stung Treng has a spectacular pagoda with 108 columns and beautiful murals that is a sight to behold.

5 Reasons to Consider Cambodia for Your Next Bike Tour

1. Angkor Wat: Cambodia is home to the Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world. It is sometimes even referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Built in the 12th century AD, this magnificent Hindu-Buddhist temple is spread over some 160 hectares and is a sight to behold. It is one of the highlights of our Cambodia bike tours.

2. Beautiful Beaches and Islands: Cambodia has some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Southeast Asia such as Kep, Sihanoukville, and Koh Rong. Our Cambodia cycling tours include stops and stays at some of these gorgeous beaches. Southern Cambodia also has numerous islands that provide the perfect retreat for those looking to escape the chaotic world outside.

3. Tonle Sap: Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. It is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on account of its extraordinary biodiversity. This beautiful lake stretches out like an elongated pearl through the heart of Cambodia and provides sustenance to nearly half of its population. Our Cambodia bike tours allow guests to bike to this beautiful spectacle around Siem Reap.

4. Great Food: Cambodia is home to several spices such as tamarind, star anise, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom that make Cambodian cuisine distinctive. Several spices such as cardamom grow wild in Cambodia, and are used fresh in Khmer cuisines, rather than in the powdered form as is done elsewhere in Asia.

Despite its abundance of spices however, Cambodian food is not excessively hot. The emphasis is on using fresh ingredients and mild flavors. We go to great lengths to allow our guests to savor authentic local cuisine on each Cambodia bike tour.

5. The Culture: Cambodia is an exotic blend of the rural and the modern. While the Cambodian countryside is peppered with rice paddies and rustic hamlets, Cambodian cities like Phnom Penh and Siem Reap offer a nightlife experience at par with Bangkok and Hanoi. Cambdodians, in general, are one of the friendliest people in Asia who welcome visitors with a warm embrace. A Cambodia cycling holiday allows you a peek into the very soul of this ancient culture like no other

What to Expect On a Bike Tour in Cambodia With Art of Bicycle Trips?

At Art of Bicycle Trips, we believe in experiential travel. Our tours combine cycling with cultural activities and nature exploration. An average day on tour includes 4-5 hours of biking, with the rest of the day reserved for experiences such as exploring local attractions, interacting with local communities, visiting monuments and museums, learning local crafts, trying local cuisine and more.

All hotels on tour are carefully chosen for their character, comfort, and cuisine, and each hotel becomes an experience in itself that guests can enjoy.

A support vehicle accompanies guests at all times, and if at any point a rider does not feel like biking any further, they can always load their bike and sit in the support van.

We pride ourselves on the degree of customization we provide on each tour, and are always happy to accommodate any special requests from our guests relating to the tour.

What Kind of Bikes Are Provided On Your Cycling Holiday in Cambodia ?

On our cycling holidays in Cambodia, we exclusively offer mountain bikes and e-bikes due to the diverse road surfaces, ranging from small gravel to large gravel, pavement, dirt, sand, rutted narrow dirt paths, and narrow crescent bridges.

What Types of Terrain Should You Anticipate When Biking in Cambodia?

Most of Cambodia is flat, with the occasional undulating hills. On the whole, however, Cambodia offers easy cycling for all age groups, making it a great destination for family cycling holidays as well as for cyclists above the age of 70.

Cambodia Bike Tours — Frequently Asked Questions

Is Biking Popular in Cambodia?

Cambodia is an emerging tourist destination for cycling that has traditionally been overshadowed by its more popular neighbors, Thailand and Vietnam, when it comes to cycling. However, more people are now realizing that Cambodia is a unique destination that offers experiences very different from those in Thailand and Vietnam. As a result, bike tours in Cambodia are increasing in popularity each year.

Is Cambodia Safe for Cycling?

Yes, Cambodia is a relatively safe country for cycling. As of December 2023, the United States Department of State classifies Cambodia as a Level 1 destination where visitors are advised to exercise normal precautions. This is the lowest risk level and countries at this risk level are considered the safest to travel to.

However, just like in other low-income countries, petty crimes like theft and snatchings are not uncommon. This is why it is advised to do a guided bike tour in Cambodia where a local guide will be with you at all times to ensure your safety.

How Is Cambodia Different From Vietnam for biking?

The most special thing about doing a bike tour in Cambodia is experiencing Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world. Cambodia also differs from Vietnam in terms of terrain. While Vietnam has plenty of hills, Cambodia is mostly flat, making it ideal for cyclists of all levels. Cambodia also has some of the best beaches in Southeast Asia.

Is Cambodia a Rich or Poor Country?

According to the World Bank, the average annual income in Cambodia was $1916 in 2023, making it a low-income country. Cambodia is significantly poorer than its neighbors such as Vietnam and Thailand.

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