Angkor to Phnom Penh by Bicycle

Highlights

  • Cycle the World Heritage of Angkor Kingdom
  • Visit the impressive ruined temples covered in the jungle
  • Enjoy the cycling adventure through the scenic land of the floating village
  • Experience Cambodian local cultures and traditions
  • Cycle past Siem Reap Villages and visit the local community

Overview

We begin our tour in Siem Reap, one of the most popular tourist destinations in this part of the world. We travel by bike to see some of the most famous temples around, which include Angkor Wat, and explore the local villages that are still home to many floating villages. We head out west towards Sambor Prei Kok temple, where we bike through a landscape that is timeless with dazzling rice paddies.

We will then continue to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia since the French colonization of Indochina. This once bustling, thriving city was known as “The Pearl of Asia” due to its prominence in trade and tourism during this era. We take a leisurely ride through Cambodia’s countryside to Silk Island, exploring villages and getting a feel for local life away from the sights and sounds of the city.

We travel by bike to see some of the most famous temples around, which include Angkor Wat, and explore the local villages that are still home to many floating villages. We head out west towards Sambor Prei Kok temple, where we bike through a landscape that is timeless with dazzling rice paddies.

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Siem Reap & Welcome dinner

    Upon arrival, please look out for the Siem Reaper welcome sign at the arrivals gate. We will transfer you to your hotel, where you can take your time and relax by the pool or venture out for your first exploration of this ancient city.

    In the early evening, your guide will meet you at the hotel reception where a trip briefing will be held. Then, you will enjoy the creative local cuisine at Marum Restaurant (Marum is an NGO that has been working with street children and other marginalized young people).
    - Meals: Dinner
    - Hotel: Central Corner d'Angkor (Similar Accommodation)

  • Day 2 - Cycle to Angkor Archaeology Park

    After breakfast at the hotel, you start biking for the morning temple exploration at the most illustrious temple with the smallest crowds. First, you will visit Ta Prohm, which is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes the so-called Tomb Raider Temple, as it was used during the filming of the movie, one of the most picturesque and memorable temples in the Angkor complex.

    You will then head out to the ancient city of Angkor Thom and enter the city through the ancient Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with elephants and four giant faces. From here, continue to Bayon Temple, located in the center of the city and famed as the enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.

    You will take a break at lunch and stop at the local restaurant to enjoy tasteful Cambodian dishes.

    Lastly, you will bike to the gem of the Angkor complex, Angkor Wat. Following your tour leader, you will be mesmerized by the rich history and symbolism of this unique ancient temple. Afterward, you will return to your hotel.
    - Today's Ride: 35 Km
    - Meals: Breakfast | Lunch
    - Hotel: Central Corner d'Angkor ( Similar Accommodation)

  • Day 3 - Discover the Floating Village & Sunset Cruise

    Today, we explore the great landscape of the Tonle Sap lake by bike and boat. This is a unique experience offering a great outdoor adventure in Siem Reap’s countryside by exploring a floating village and enjoying a sunset cruise along the river.

    This tour will take you to the charming backroads in order to explore the local ways of life in Siem Reap. You will be greeted by friendly locals and get a deeper understanding of their lives and traditions. The journey will end at the Tonle Sap lake, where you will experience the livelihoods of Cambodian people living in the floating villages, offering you the opportunity to see how families adapt their lives to living on the water.

    At the end of the day, we will watch the sunset on the lake with some snacks and cold beverages. You will return back to the city by private vehicle in the late evening.
    - Today's Ride: 40 Km
    - Meals: Breakfast | Lunch
    - Hotel: Central Corner d'Angkor (Similar Accommodation)

  • Day 4 - Siem Reap – Kompong Thom – Phnom Penh

    Today, we’ll head to Kampong Thom and visit the temple of Sambor Prei Kok, one of the most important pre-Angkorian sites in Cambodia, soon to become the next UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple was built in the Chenla period between the 6th and 7th centuries. After our guide leads us on a tour through the temples, we enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

    After lunch, we have a beautiful ride through rice paddies and small villages, with locals greeting us as we cycle by. We then hop back into our van for a 4-hour transfer to Phnom Penh. The city is considered one of the most beautiful in the country as it still retains a colonial charm. Cambodia’s capital is a bustling city, majestically located at the confluence of the mighty rivers of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Lake. The city contains many colonial-era buildings that reflect the glory days and add to the allure of the city, where Asian and Western traditions meet in a fascinating way.
    - Today's Ride: 35 Km
    - Meals: Breakfast | Lunch
    - Hotel: Frangipani Palace Hotel (Similar Accommodation)

  • Day 5 - Phnom Penh – Udong Trails

    Today, we ride through the rice paddies and small villages that cover a distance of approximately 45 km from Phnom Penh to Udong, the ancient capital of Cambodia. This peaceful countryside is a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle that we have experienced during our stay in Phnom Penh.

    You will start your day with a trip to the impressive stupa on top of a nearby mountain, before cycling through other villages to see traditional crafts and pagodas. The countryside is rich with activities: bustling markets, rice paddies, and people going about their daily work. After taking some time to explore, we return to Phnom Penh by vehicle.
    - Today's Ride: 45 Km
    - Meals: Breakfast | Lunch
    - Hotel: Frangipani Palace Hotel (Similar Accommodation)

  • Day 6 - Cycle to Silk Island & City Tour

    Today we escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and cross the river by ferry boat, making our way towards the north of Phnom Penh and the Silk Islands. After arriving on land, we will bike through orchards and vegetable farms, enjoying the peaceful farmland and learning about the lives of the people who call the Silk Islands home. Along the way, we will park our bikes for some interesting cultural stops as we check out traditional village industries and get a better sense of authentic Cambodian life on these islands. The cooling calm of the island is not only a great respite: it’s also a fun way to learn more about Cambodia’s silk weaving history, stroll through quiet villages, relax on the riverbank, or go for a dip.

    In the afternoon, we enjoy lunch at a restaurant in the city. Then we head out south of the main center of the tourist side to Toul Sleng. Toul Sleng was a former high school that was used as Security Prison 21 (S21) under the control of the Khmer Rouge from 1975 – 1979. The school was converted into a prison during the victory of the Khmer Rouge fighting against the government. We spend an hour taking a tour of the complex before returning to your hotel to relax by the pool.
    - Today's Ride: 25 Km
    - Meals: Breakfast | Lunch
    - Hotel: Frangipani Palace Hotel (Similar Accommodation)

  • Day 7 - Phnom Penh – Depature

    Today, gather for one final breakfast at our hotel, followed by goodbyes with your guides. Our tour concludes today with a transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
    - Meals: Breakfast

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Must-see attractions and sightseeings
  • Daily drinking water and cold towels
  • Quality mountain bike & helmet
  • The floating village excursion and sunset cruise tour
  • Tour to Sambor Prei Kok temple
  • Phnom Penh city tour & entrance fee
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • First aid kits per tour guide
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • International and domestic flights
  • Visa or visa arrangements
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, hats, and protective clothing
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips, etc)
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above

Important Information

*Dietary Requirement
If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies), please inform in advance so that we can provide a notice to the restaurant or hotel where you will be served.

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