Cycling Cambodia's Pepper Route
Cambodia is known for its impressive ruins of Angkor, yet that's not all Cambodia has to offer. Peaceful beaches, dense jungles in the mountains and an unpretentious rural way of life, guarantee an exotic Southeast Asian experience.
On this trip we will cycle away from the hustle bustle of Phnom Penh, to find peace and harmony in the south of Cambodia. Cycle through small countryside villages, visit ancient Khmer temples along the way before arriving at Cambodian's coastal city of Kep. This town was once was a famous holiday spot for French colonialists. We continue on to explore the laid-back atmosphere of riverside Kampot and discover why black pepper from the region was a prized specialty crop in French restaurants during the 19th Century as we taste and smell its unique flavour.
|Tour Cost||US$ 585||Single Supplement||US$105|
|Bike Hire||Included||Total Cycling Distance||190 kilometres|
|Tour Grade||out of 5||Number of Days||4 days/3 nights|
|Number of Cycling Days||3 full/1 half||Tour Meets||Phnom Penh|
|Tour Ends||Phnom Penh||Countries Visited||Cambodia|
|Group Size||Minimum 2. Maximum 16.||Minimum age on scheduled departures||No minimum age|
- Day 1
- From Phnom Penh we'll stop for a somber visit to the Killing Fields, before we drive on to Wat Preash Theat, and then start our ride on quiet country roads to Takeo.
- Day 2
- We will cycle down to the coastline of Cambodia. Visit a black pepper plantation, a famous crop from the region, before arriving to Kep, Cambodia's prestigious beach resort of the 1960s that is reawakening to its former glory.
- Day 3
- We cycle from the hotel to visit a cave temple then ride on to Steung Keo River. We overnight at a traditional wooden lodge by the river in the town of Kampot.
- Day 4
- As the road up to the Bokor Hill Station is very demanding, we will drive up to Black Palace then start our ride where the road is less steep. Visit the remains of casino and church then have lunch by an impressive waterfall. Transfer back to Phnom Penh.
Departs every Tuesday with a minimum of 2 adults.
Child Prices: US$468
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Our 5th tour with Spiceroads was perfect again. We learned much about Cambodia, about the people, nature, food, politics and history.
Katja Domschky - April 2017
The tour was great. We learned about Cambodia with its nature, its people, its history and everyday life. A Perfect combination. The guide and driver took care on is, every wish became true and they were always there. Even due to very high temperature the tour was a Little suited to our condition. This was our 5th tour with SpiceRoads and the best.
Thomas Loehning - April 2017
For the second time I chose "Spice Roads" and I am, again very happy.
Gérard Prouharam - March 2017
Our Guide - Srey Pannha was absolutely superb, taking very good care of the whole family through the entire tour and adjusting the plan as required to take account of tired legs (young and old!!).
We really loved it and have already been recommending the tour to many of our friends.
Peter Godsell - January 2017
Flexibility, friendliness and local knowledge from our guide Try made our holiday a fantastic experience- thank-you!
Hilary Porritt - January 2017
Perfect organization and very competent guide!
Marc Schmitz - January 2017
First time on an organized cycling tour and I'll always go back with SpiceRoads!
Kayla Kroutil Bishop - January 2017
A great time was had on the trip in Cambodia!
Kirk Frame - September 2016