Our journey takes us through the highlights of Cambodia's cultural heritage as well as its landscape. From the foothills of the Cardamon mountains we ride into rural Cambodia, discover the colonial outpost of Battambang, journey by boat across the Tonle Sap and ride through the world renowned temples of Angkor. From there we explore the charms of Phnom Penh, before riding back south to the former French resort town of Kep and having a day to relax on the beach in Sihanoukville before a final day of cycling to Kirirom National Park.
|Tour Cost||US$2,295||Single Supplement||US$495|
|Bike Hire||US$170||Total Cycling Distance||623 Kilometres|
|Tour Grade||out of 5||Number of Days||14 days / 13 nights|
|Number of Cycling Days||6 full days, 4 half days.||Tour Meets||Bangkok|
|Tour Ends||Phnom Penh||Countries Visited||Thailand, Cambodia.|
|Group Size||Minimum 2. Maximum 16.||Minimum age on scheduled departures||18 years old|
- Day 1
- Depart from Bangkok and transfer to border with Cambodia and then ride to Pailin set in the attractive Chour Phnom Kravanh foothills.
- Day 2
- We saddle up and ride through rural Cambodia along red dirt roads east to Battambang, a sleepy backwater full of a faded colonial buildings and charm.
- Day 3
- If water levels permit, today's journey is by boat across the Tonle Sap towards the lost city of Angkor.
- Day 4
- We ride to the Angkor Temple complex before starting the Grand Circuit, stopping at each major temple area. At sunset we return to the temples by car for a sunset view from Phnom Bakheng.
- Day 5
- We enter the temple complex by a much quieter gate and then ride into the countryside and we turn off the main tourist road to Banteay Srei, visiting Banteay Samre on the way.
- Day 6
- After a transfer to near Kampong Thom and the ancient temple site of Sambor Prey Kuk we saddle up and ride between the temples by bicycle. After lunch we have a beautiful ride through paddy fields and small villages before a transfer to Phnom Penh.
- Day 7
- Early risers can cycle with the guides for a tour taking in Toel Sleng and the Killing Fields. The afternoon and evening are free to explore Phnom Penh.
- Day 8
- We start our long ride south into Cambodia's rural heartland. We ride on good roads with all manner of beast and other means of transportation, stopping at Tonle Bati, an Angkor period temple still in good repair.
- Day 9
- From Taeko we ride along country back roads before eventually reaching the old French resort town of Kep at the Gulf of Thailand.
- Day 10
- Today is a semi rest day with the option of heading over to Rabbit Island to see an unspoilt tropical paradise, relaxing before meeting up for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon it's a short ride to Kampot.
- Day 11
- Riding along the coast in the shadow of Bokor mountain we pass numerous fishing villages and ride through beautiful rural rice fields before heading south to the beach at Sihanounkville.
- Day 12
- Today is up to you: chill out at the beach in Sihanoukville or take the bike and explore the town and countryside.
- Day 13
- We transfer to Kirirom National Park where we have quite a challenging 20 km ride to a waterfall and lunch.
- Day 14
- We transfer back to Phnom Penh where the tour concludes. Direct flights are available back to Bangkok.
|Date||Availability||Price||Single Supplement||Bike Hire||Book|
|June 2, 2013||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 2,295.00||USD 495.00||USD 170.00|
|October 6, 2013||Available||USD 2,295.00||USD 495.00||USD 170.00|
|December 8, 2013||Available||USD 2,295.00||USD 495.00||USD 170.00|
Guide was amazing and made the trip very easy and enjoyable! The driver was helpful and very brave with this understanding of local traffic / road conditions.
Lauren Gannon - June 2012
The cycling was great, very flat and not too challenging. The bikes were great and the maintenance of them by our guide and driver was great.
Our driver was always helpful when it came to making sure we had enough water for the ride, enough cold drinks in ice for when we stopped and enough snacks (and good variety)
Thanks to Chamrong and Mr Taun for a great couple of weeks in Cambodia
Renee Brogan - June 2012
We enjoyed a great variety of local foods, some upmarket, and some quite basic.
The standard of roads travelled were as expected, some great, some potholed, muddy and rough. It was a great mix. Plenty of attention was paid to having enough water/food/regroup stops. We tended to stop around every 20k or one hour or so, which was just right.
Big tick for - Chamrong's enthusiasm and bike knowledge, quality of accommodation, mix of cycling and sightseeing, riding on country backroads, having cold drinks and food at hand, great food.
Kerryn Harvey - June 2012