Day 1: Siem Reap
We leave the day free for you to relax after your arrival at Siem Reap. Arrive here and take a walk at this classic riverside town.
Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: Siem Reap
Make a final early morning visit to Angkor and witness the magnificent views in the backdrop of sunrise.
Optional Add-on: Floating villages – Ride through some of the most interior trails of Siem Reap countryside. The landscape is rich with paddy fields, palm and banana plantations, water buffaloes and classic stilt houses. We end our ride at Kampong Phluk. Trade bike with boat here and journey around 2hrs for a close look at the mangrove forest and life around floating villages. Later, shuttle back to Siem Reap.
Your leaders will make arrangements for transportation to the International Airport or for your onward journey.
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi*
*with shuttle – short transfers