Highlights of Cambodia Bike Tour

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Overview

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.

Start

Phnom Penh | 11:00hrs

Finish

Siem Reap

Lodging

casual

Level

easy

Avg. dist. cycled

50km or 30mi

Group size

Min. 2, Max. 12

Fly-In

PNH

Fly-Out

REP

Highlights

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Angkor wat

A peek into history, at the Angkor Wat temple complex

Itinerary

Brief Itinerary

DayPlacecasual Inns or similarMealsDistanceActivity
DAY 1Phnom PenhDuong Chan HotelD
DAY 2Ta KeoMeas HomestayB,L,D60km / 37micycling
DAY 3KepSabbay KepB,L50km / 30micycling
DAY 4KampotHotel Old CinemaB,L25km /15micycling
DAY 5Fly to Siem ReapSteung SiemreapB,L30km / 18micycling
DAY 6Siem ReapSteung SiemreapB,L,D30km / 18micycling
DAY 7Siem ReapB

Detailed Itinerary

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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.

Meals: D
Accommodation: Duong Chan Hotel
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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. Takeo-Phnom penh.PNG

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 60km / 37mi
Accommodation: Meas Homestay
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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. Kep-Takeo(Chhuk).PNG

Meals: B,L
Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi
Accommodation: Sabbay Kep
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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. Kep-Kampot.png

Meals: B,L
Cycling Distance: 25km /15mi
Accommodation: Hotel Old Cinema
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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.

Meals: B,L
Cycling Distance: 30km / 18mi
Accommodation: Steung Siemreap
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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. Siem Reap-ANgkor.PNG

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 30km / 18mi
Accommodation: Steung Siemreap

Day 7: Siem Reap

Make a final early morning visit to Angkor and witness the magnificent views in the backdrop of sunrise.

Meals: B
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Dates and Prices

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Essential Info

Inclusions

LODGING

All hotels as mentioned in the tour details or similar (subject to availability).

trip leader

Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.

bike

Immaculately maintained bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.

shuttle

A Van support follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.

meals

Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.

refreshments

Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.

entrance

Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.

E-bikes

E-bikes are available (subject to availability) on this trip at a surcharge.

Exclusions

Airport pickup and drop

We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.

Beverages

Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.

Gratuity

Gratuities for your guide team are not included in the trip price.

Bikes

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.

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Cannondale Trail 4 or similar

mountain

Included in your trip price

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Giant Talon E+3 or similar

ebike

Available at a surcharge

Weather

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.

January

Best

February

Best

March

Best

April

Good

May

Good

June

Good

July

Good

August

Good

September

Good

October

Good

November

Best

December

Best

Best

Good

Mixed

Offseason

Visa

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.

Starting July 1, 2024, the paper immigration card, health document, and customs form will be replaced by the e-Arrival card. All air travelers entering Cambodia must complete their digital application via a dedicated app within 7 days before arrival. Download the app now to avoid any delays!

For more details and to begin your application, visit https://arrival.gov.kh/

Reviews from our friends

Reviews—2023 and older

Daniel M. from SA

5.0

We really enjoyed our trip!

We really enjoyed our trip. The care, kindness and hospitality of our guides and drivers will remain with us forever. The daily distances was manageable and terrain not too difficult but it requires some level of fitness to fully enjoy the cycling experience and withstand the heat. Knowledge of the guides about the history of Cambodia as well as nature is commendable and we learned a lot about nature, daily live and the people. Were also exposed to the local cuisine which we enjoyed. Will certainly make use of the Groups’ services again

Elizabeth from AU

5.0

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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