Grand Cambodia Bike Tour

  • A peek into history, at the Angkor Wat temple complex.
  • The Mekong river offers a tryst with local culture
  • 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

    9 days / 8 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 & Casual InnsCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1 – 2Phnom PenhRaffles Hotel Le RoyalTea House230km / 18mi
3TakeoAlice VillaAlice Villa150km / 30mi*
4 – 5KepKnai Bang ChattLe Ponton Hotel250km / 30mi*
50km / 30mi*
6 – 8Siem ReapRaffles Grand Hotel D’AngkorLa Niche d’Angkor Villa330km / 18mi
40km / 24mi*
9Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Phnom Penh – Walking Tour

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 1:00 pm. Today 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 as lifeline of the region. Continue towards National Museum, houses several national treasures from three different eras: Pre-Angkorian,  Angkorian and Post-Angkorian, giving the flavour of diverse culture and architecture. The last leg of our walk takes us to gilded Royal Palace, shimmering with silver tiles and sculptures of Buddha, that gives an insight about Cambodian Royal Life.

After an informative and visual treat about Cambodian history, its time to taste some local khmer cuisine at one of Phnom Penh’s finest dining place Romdeng. End day with a walk or tuk-tuk ride to hotel.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Phnom Penh – Oudong Trail

After a hearty breakfast, we start our day with a short shuttle transfer to the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Here, set out on a bike ride on a dirt road through some of the most interior parts of Cambodia. It’s a flat ride past paddy fields, lotus farms and typical rural hamlets. Expect young kids to stretch their arms and give a big wave or locals inviting you into their homes. We may have to share our road with water buffaloes and cows and reach Oudong. Oudong was the capital of Khmer for around 200 years. A gradual climb takes us to the top of mountain surrounded with many stupas. Admire the spectacular views all around. An hour shuttle brings us back to Phnom Penh. Evening is free at leisure.

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi

Day 3: Ta Keo – Killing Fields and countryside trail

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 country that lead to 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 with paddy fields and lotus farms. Ta Keo is a small town situated amidst beautiful lakes. Enjoy the rest of evening walking around the town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 4: Kep – countryside trail

We gradually amp up the tempo by picking up on the kilometres. Today, it’s 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 colours and breezy wind make for the perfect ambience to unwind.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 5: Kep – Kampot town and caves

Another stretch of riverside villages and exquisite countryside awaits the cyclists today. We ride to the quaint riverside town of Kampot. Along the way, visit stunning cave and pepper plantations. After lunch at a beautiful riverside restaurant, step out to discover local life at Kampot. Enough anecdotes and local street food flows to keep us engaged. Later, take a shuttle transfer back to Kep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi*

Day 6: Siem Reap – Rest day and fly to Siem Reap

We leave the morning free for you to relax at the beach in the clear waters of Kep. In the late morning, take a shuttle transfer to Sihanoukville airport for a flight to Siem Reap, our next big pit stop for the ride ahead. Arrive here and take a walk at this classic riverside town.

In the evening, our guide welcomes you at your hotel in Siem Reap. A short walk brings us to our charming Por Cuisine restaurant. Enjoy dining with fabulous Apsara dance performance.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Siem Reap – Angkor Loop

The Angkor temple complex is synonymous to Cambodia, so a ride around the temple is essential. Our guide meets you at your hotel around 8am and takes you back into Angkor era on a bike ride. After bike fit, start riding directly from 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 South gate. Beat the crowd and climb the surrounding wall of 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 second East gate of 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 its bound to enthrall you. Climb Phnom Bakheng for a classic view of Angkor during sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi

Day 8: Siem Reap – Rolous Group & Banteay Srei

A short transfer today brings us to the countryside of Siem Reap. Ride along the river past Barays and reach Rolous Group of temples, north of Tonlé Sap. Rolous group marks the beginning of classical period of Khmer civilization, dating from the late 9th century. Some were totally built with bricks, others partially with laterite or sandstone.

After an informative walk of the temples, 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 Banteay Srei, jewel of the era, intricately carved from pink sandstone, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. We shuttle back & explore Preah Khanor (Sacred Sword) temple en-route.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 40km / 24mi*

Day 9: Siem Reap – onward travel

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

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 (2 nights)

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.

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.