Grand Cambodia Bike Tour

  • A peek into history, at the Angkor Wat temple complex.
  • The Mekong islands offer a tryst with local crafts like sculpture making and silk.
  • The relatively unknown beaches of Kep and Sihanoukville, where you can swim in the warm clear waters.
  • Pedaling through a land full of copious experiences like great food, hearty smiles and pristine landscapes.

The grand religious complexes, pristine beaches and quiet riverside settlements awaits you here! The enigmatic country of Cambodia embodies everything that a traveller’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.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    8 days / 7 nights

  • Start / End

    Phnom Penh / Siem Reap

  • Price

    As per your size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Premiere or Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Easy Rider

Group Departures

PRIVATE TRAVEL

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlacePremiere InnsCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1 – 2Phnom PenhRaffles Hotel Le RoyalVMansion Boutique Hotel230km / 18mi
3KepKnai Bang ChattTara Lodge170km / 42mi*
4SihanoukvilleSokha Beach ResortThe Tamarind170km / 42mi*
5 – 7Siem ReapRaffles Grand Hotel D’AngkorPopular Residence Hotel 330km / 18mi
40km / 24mi*
8Departure

Detailed Itinerary

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. Check into the Raffles Le Royal hotel and meet your guide to get briefed on the week ahead. If you arrive early, take rest and prep up for the journey onto Cambodia’s heartland and visit the national museum that houses several national treasures. The other sight seeing essential on the list is the gilded royal palace shimmering with silver tiles and sculptures of Buddha.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Phnom Penh

We start slow with a short ride of 25km to the Mekong Island. This also includes hopping into a local ferry to get to the island and then riding past unassuming villages along the Island road. This is your first tryst with the local Cambodian culture, with silk products as the main highlight. Expect young kids to stretch their arms and give a big wave or locals inviting you into their homes. There’s no better way of knowing a country better other than shedding you inhibitions and getting local with the locals.

While the day is all about making new friends in the villages, the evening ends in a poignant note with a trip to the Khmer killing fields (optional). An essential on the itinerary due to the historic hook and for understanding the country better, we walk through the killing fields.

We insist that you step outside for dinner after a short break, to enjoy the local nightlife and enjoy the street food. Traditional dishes like amok (coconut fish curry served in a banana leaf), bobor (rice porridge) and lok lak (stir-fried beef) are easy to find by the streets. Fresh from the cart, these taste more delicious than any other high-end restaurant. Return to Raffles for a good night’s rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi

Day 3: Kep

We gradually amp up the tempo by picking up on the kilometres. Today, it’s long ride to Kep after a short transfer till out of the city streets. The topography that will be forever etched in your mind is that of a sprawling countryside of fields, palm trees and pepper plantations. You can see the bright green pepper vines crawling up along tree trunks. We ride slowly, taking pictures along the way and taking in the stunning vistas. We reach the Knai Bang Chatt hotel by evening and spend the rest of the day relaxing. The seaside resort is the perfect place for weary legs to feel rejuvenated. Large urns and local artifacts, earthy colours and breezy rooms make for the perfect ambience to unwind. This is our only night here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi*

Day 4: Sihanoukville

Another stretch of rolling hills, villages and exquisite countryside awaits the cyclists today. We ride to the beach resort of Sokha, along the Bokor Mountains. Emerald lakes peep out of the sprawling expanse of green as we maneuver slights crests and troughs on this route. The hard work in the day is highly rewarding once you settle in at the Sokha Beach Resort at Sihanoukville. It offers proximity to the warm aquamarine waters, perfect for a swim after a long day. Time dependent, step out at night to discover local life. Enough anecdotes and local street food flows at night to keep you engaged.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi*

Day 5: Siem Reap

We leave the day free for you to relax at the beach or go snorkeling in the clear waters of Sihanoukville. Later, we catch a flight to Siam Reap, our next big pit stop for the ride ahead. Arrive here and check into Raffles Grand d’hôtel. Local history, architecture and aesthetics unfold in front of you as you enter Raffles. The hotel is located in the atmospheric French Quarter of the city with slight infusion of Angkorian architecture.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Siem Reap

The Angkor temple complex is synonymous to Cambodia, so a ride around the temple is essential. We wake up early to catch the brilliant morning rays on the ancient temple complex and spend ample time photographing and roaming the grounds. Bayon, a richly decorated temple within the Angkor complex is one of the highlights here, along with the TA Prohm. The Angkor complex requires more than a morning, so we go back for a more detailed guided tour. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered one of the largest religious complexes in the world and its bound to enthrall you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi

Day 7: Siem Reap

Head north towards Banteay Srei by bike. Stop off at village en-route to experience everyday Cambodian country life and taste some sugar palm tree sweets famous for this region. Visit the decorated temple of Banteasy Srei carved from pink sandstone, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Cycle back to Siem Reap and explore temples en-route including Preah Khanor (Sacred Sword). In the evening enjoy dinner and a mesmerizing Apsara dance performance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 8: Siem Reap Airport

Your leaders will make arrangements for transportation to the International Airport or for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

*with shuttle – short transfers

Premiere Inns

Raffles Hotel Le Royal: Phnom Penh (2 nights)

The century old hotel Raffles Le Royal is one of the most premium addresses in the city of Phnom Penh. Established in 1929, the hotel has hosted esteemed guests from many countries. Soothe your senses in the midst of refined aesthetics with elegant Khmer collections, unique art and traditional artifacts. Relax in the well-equipped spa and enjoy the tranquil ambience of the hotel.

Knai Bang Chatt: Kep (1 night)

The beach side Knai Bang Chatt hotel in Kep is the epitome of indulgence, with delicious food, distinctly styled cottages, spa services and the friendly staff. In Khmer, Knai Bang Chatt refers to the rainbow encircling the sun and in Buddhism, this rainbow is the halo around Buddha’s head – surely the hotel imbibes the divine spirit of its name.

Sokha Beach Resort: Sihanoukville (1 night)

Immerse yourself in luxury in the beach side resort of Sokha. If the elegant decor does not enchant you, the proximity to the sea, well-equipped rooms, sprawling green lawns and the facilities most definitely will. The stilted cottages along a narrow bay look fabulous at night.

Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor: Siem Reap (3 nights)

Cambodian and French culture converge at the Raffles Grand d’hôtel, a 1932 property in the heat of Siem Ream. Not only will you be at the city’s most premium area, but also proximate to the Tonle Sap Lake, the floating village, local markets and the grand Angkor Wat complex. Yet, once you enter the hotel, you can immerse yourself in the serenity away from the bustle of the streets.

INCLUSIONS & MORE

we go the extra mile

Beautiful Hotels

On this Premiere Inn tour, experience the best of hotels at each destination. They are chosen carefully so that you are well rested, get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah! Under circumstances of non-availability of hotel, we will put in equivalent or a better hotel. Any extras at hotel are at your expense.

Quality 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. Most of our tours in Cambodia run on some of the best mountain/hybrid bikes in the cycling tour industry. Upright position, excellent traction and optimal comfort under gravel roads are some of the characteristics.

Outstanding Food

Local food plays an integral part in experiencing the culture of region and we make sure that you get plenty of this. The inclusion of daily meals is highlighted in detailed itinerary. Drinking water and soft drinks such as juice, tea/coffee is included while riding. Fresh fruits, cookies, salted chips & water is provided while cycling.

Charming Guides

Our most visible and perhaps most important role is played by a Trip Leader, the folks who make a trip exciting, comfortable, knowledgeable and who are able to steer you towards the real experience! In most of the trips, we have two guides riding with you. One is leading the group of riders and other is closing at the back.

Comfortable Support Van

A Van follows the group of riders throughout the trip and carries all belongings. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the van takes you for as long or as little as you wish it to. It also provides you refreshments along the way and sometimes a chilled beer.

Guaranteed to Depart Tours

We run most of our tours with minimum 2 people traveling and sometimes even with 1 person, without any extra fee. Rest assured, your trip is always guaranteed to depart. If for some reasons you don’t wish to join a tour then you can always transfer to another trip or we’ll give you a credit which you can settle against any future trip.

Entrance Fees & Transportation

Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, temples & other exclusive events and transportation from rendezvous to final drop-off is always included in your tour price. Our tour designers give as much focus on non-cycling activity as on cycling.

Deep Local Knowledge & Presence

Presence of operations in Cambodia, local associations and ad-hoc field network allows us to leverage local know-how and deliver on what is promised to you without any culture and communications barrier.

Singles Friendly

It is applicable in cases where you want to opt for a room alone or we don’t find a room partner. In other cases, we will try to club you with another person, preferably of same sex.