Highlights of Cambodia Bike Tour
The grand religious complexes, pristine beaches, and quiet riverside settlements await you here! The enigmatic country of Cambodia embodies everything that a traveler’s heart desires. A pulsating history stored in its vivid monuments, local culture rife on its river banks, warm and welcoming people, and food that you will remember for life. Add to this, a taste of tropical beaches to pamper yourself.
In this trip, we cover four main destinations of Cambodia, at our own pace – taking in every sight, sound, and smell that makes a trip etched in sublimity and if you are in the same rhythm of the slow-paced country, falling in line with the balmy countryside, a soft breeze nudging you to ride further and fantastic views of the countryside, it is nothing less than enchanting.
Phnom Penh | 11:00hrs
50km or 30mi
Angkor watA peek into history, at the Angkor Wat temple complex
|DAY 1||Phnom Penh||House Boutique Eco Hotel||D|
|DAY 2||Ta Keo||Meas Homestay||B,L,D||60km / 37mi*||cycling|
|DAY 3||Kep||Sabbay Kep||B,L,D||50km / 30mi*||cycling|
|DAY 4||Kampot||Hotel Old Cinema||B,L,D||25km /15mi*||cycling|
|DAY 5||Fly to Siem Reap||Steung Siemreap||B,L||30km / 18mi*||cycling|
|DAY 6||Siem Reap||Steung Siemreap||B,L,D||30km / 18mi||cycling|
|DAY 7||Siem Reap||B|
Accommodation - Casual Inns
Small luxury and boutique hotels that are true to their heritage and character and reflect local ethos are listed here as Casual Inns. They hold within them an unassuming charm and regional character that is an extension of the destination itself. Most of them fall under the 3-star or 4-star category with a possible mix of homestays.
We have chosen them carefully so that you are well-rested; get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah. The above brief itinerary gives you a clickable list of hotels for your perusal.
Day 1: Phnom Penh
Arrive at the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, at the edge of the Mekong River. Historical splendors are spread in every corner whether it’s the local palace or the horrific remnants of the Khmer atrocities.
Our guide welcomes you at your hotel post-lunch around 13:00hrs for a bike fit. Post that, get ready to be immersed in the Cambodian culture and history of the city as we kick off our walking tour from Wat Phnom. Enjoy walking along the Tonle Sap river, considered the lifeline of the region. Continue towards the National Museum, which houses several national treasures from three different eras: Pre-Angkorian, Angkorian, and Post-Angkorian, giving the flavor of diverse culture and architecture. The last leg of our walk takes us to the gilded Royal Palace, shimmering with silver tiles and sculptures of Buddha, which gives an insight into Cambodian Royal Life.
After an informative and visual treat about Cambodian history, it’s time to taste some local Khmer cuisine at one of Phnom Penh’s finest dining places. End the day with a walk or tuk-tuk ride to the hotel.
Day 2: Ta Keo
Our guide meets you at your hotel in Phnom Penh. Get up early and start with a shuttle transfer to Killing Fields. An essential on the itinerary due to the historic hook and for understanding the country better, we walk through the killing fields. Experience the painful story of a country that leads to the death of 2 million Cambodian people between 1974-1979. A short shuttle transfer from here brings us to Angkor-era Ta Prohm temple. Take a quick tour of the temple and get ready for a ride towards Phnom Chiso Temple, situated on the top of a hill with 400 steps to climb up. Continue riding towards Takeo past some amazing lake scenery surrounded by paddy fields and lotus farms. Ta Keo is a small town situated amidst beautiful lakes. Enjoy the rest of the evening walking around the town.
Day 3: Kep
We gradually amp up the tempo by picking up on the kilometers. Today, it’s a long ride to Kep and we end the ride with a short transfer. The topography that will be forever etched in your mind is that of a sprawling countryside of fields, palm trees, and lotus farms. We ride slowly, taking pictures along the way and taking in the stunning vistas.
Kep’s seaside front is the perfect place for weary legs to feel rejuvenated. Earthy colors and breezy wind make for the perfect ambiance to unwind.
Day 4: Kampot
Another stretch of riverside villages and exquisite countryside awaits us today. You can see the bright green pepper vines crawling up along tree trunks. Visit a stunning cave along the way and later ride to the quaint riverside town of Kampot. After lunch at a beautiful riverside restaurant, step out to discover local life at Kampot. Enough anecdotes and local street food flow to keep us engaged.
Day 5: Fly to Siem Reap
Take the winding roads and climb the Bokor mountain today. Admire the views of the stunning bay and forest before descending to the base by bike or shuttle. Transfer to Sihanoukville airport for an evening flight to Siem Reap, our next big pit stop for the ride ahead.
If you want to avoid hills then you can also transfer to Sihanoukville airport where we’ll hit the bikes and cycle to the beach through pleasant little fishing villages with colorful boats bobbing in the gentle swell. We ride over a hill and on the hard-packed beach sands at one point as we near Ores Beach. A low hill or two make for a last-day challenge. We break for lunch and then transfer to Sihanoukville airport for an evening flight to Siem Reap. Have a chat with your guide on the same during the tour.
Our representative meets you at the airport and transfers you to your hotel in Siem Reap. We recommend taking a riverside walk and having dinner at a charming river-front place, Chanrey Tree or Por Cuisine which also has a fabulous Apsara dance performance.
Day 6: Siem Reap
The Angkor temple complex is synonymous with Cambodia, so a ride around the temple is essential. Our guide meets you at your hotel around 8am and takes you back into the Angkor era on a bike ride. After bike fit, start riding directly from the hotel and reach the moat of Angkor Wat. Catch the brilliant morning rays on the ancient temple complex and spend ample time photographing as you would have seen nothing like this before. We will loop back to Angkor Wat for a detailed tour at the end of our ride.
Continue riding towards Angkor Thom and enter the city from the South gate. Beat the crowd and climb the surrounding wall of the city and ride on top of it. Take a break here for a rich fascinating account of the city from our guide. A further ride through East gate takes us to Bayon, a richly decorated face temple within the Angkor complex is one of the highlights here. Exit from the second East gate of the city and ride towards jungle-clad TA Prohm. Our guide shares historical anecdotes and walks you through temples along the way.
The Angkor Wat requires more than a morning, so we loop back for a more detailed guided tour. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered one of the largest religious complexes in the world and it’s bound to enthrall you. Climb Phnom Bakheng for a classic view of Angkor during sunset.
Day 7: Siem Reap
Make a final early morning visit to Angkor and witness the magnificent views in the backdrop of sunrise.
Dates and Prices
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We offer private departures on almost all our itineraries, and for groups of four or more, they cost the same as our standard trips!
All hotels as mentioned in the tour details or similar (subject to availability).
Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.
Immaculately maintained bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.
A Van support that follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.
Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.
Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.
Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.
E-bikes are available on this trip at a surcharge. Please send a note to your tour consultant to book one.
When you have a road and the thrill of a journey ahead of you, it’s imperative to have a good bike to enjoy it. Our fleet majorly consist of the below bikes as a part of this tour. However, sometimes due to height or availability constraints, we may provide a different but similar quality bike.
Cannondale Trail 4
Included in your trip price
Giant Talon E+3
Available at a surcharge
Cambodia is a year-round cycling destination on account of its pleasant tropical climate. April and May can be hot, but for the rest of the year, the temperature hovers around 30°C. There is moderate rainfall from May to early November but it settles soon, leaving the weather cool and the countryside lush. November to February is the best time for cycling in South Vietnam with warm weather, clear blue skies, and a light ocean breeze blowing in from the Pacific.
Cambodia has three international gateways for arrival by air – Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville – and a large number of land borders with neighboring Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. Formalities at Cambodia’s international airports are generally smooth.
Travelers can get a Cambodia visa upon arrival at the airport with a valid passport for 6 months and no longer need to have a pre-arrival COVID-19 test, present a full COVID-19 vaccination card/certificate, or a passenger's health declaration form on arrival in Cambodia. Remote electronic temperature-checking systems remain at the entry and exit gates for Immigration officers to check and advise passengers who may have COVID-19 symptoms.
Airport pickup and drop
We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.
Some meals may not be included. Please check your itinerary.
Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.
Reviews from our friends
Elizabeth from AU5.0
Fabulous family bike trip in Cambodia!
Our family had a fantastic adventure biking in Cambodia! Our guide, Ka, shared so many unique experiences with us (picking watermelons on a farm, eating lunch on a pepper farm where we also picked mangoes and bananas, and visiting with a family). We really loved the boutique hotels and farm stays and restaurants selected. We ate delicious meals! Ka really catered to our family, including the snack breaks! We are so grateful to have seen so many amazing spots in Cambodia! We loved all the back roads through wonderful villages and towns. Thank you so much! Arkun!!!!
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