Discover Cambodia's fascinating history, from visiting temples built in the 7th century to learning about the Khmer Rouge and its harrowing history. Starting this adventure in Phnom Penh, the 'Pearl of Asia', you can expect to see stunning landscapes dominated by endless rice paddies, captivating mountain ranges and Khmer houses before finishing at the 'Eighth Wonder of the World', Angkor Wat.
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Meet in Phnom Penh in the morning. Your first cycle takes you round Cambodia's capital city, along the river front ending by the Royal Palace. You'll get a sense of the colonial feel and lea...Show Morern more about Cambodia in the National Museum.
Today's cycling is approximately 30km.
DAY 2Phnom Penh - Oudong
Leaving the bustling Phnom Penh you'll get a glimpse of Cambodia's countryside in Oudong. From here, your ride takes you to Phnom Penh Ranch or Oudong Mountain, the former Cambodian capital...Show More. On return to Phnom Penh, S21, or Tuol Sleng prison, whilst harrowing, is a must. The horrors that took place in this former school turned detention and tourture camp has been authentically preserved. Rusted instruments of torture and bloodied floors remain untouched, next to the school football pitch. This is not for the faint hearted but to get a true understanding of this country's history, it is absolutely worth the visit. 7 of 17,000 people survived this hell of which 2 can be found at S21 offering their first hand accounts of what went on.
Today's cycling is approximately 45km.
DAY 3Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
After a transfer to Kampong Thom it's time to visit your first temple site. One of the oldest temples in Cambodia, Sambor Prey Kuk was built in the 7th century. It looks like something ...Show Morefrom Indiana Jones now that the vines and trees have reclaimed it. Your ride will give you a glimpse of authentic Asia cycling through luscious paddy fields and end the day having dinner in a Khmer house in Seam Reap.
Today's cycling is approximately 36km.
DAY 4Siem Reap - Angkor Complex
Cycle to the magnificent Angkor Wat, classed at the 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. You'll also have a look round Ta Prohm, filming location for the film Tomb Raider. The beauty of this temple lies...Show More within it being completely untouched. You'll see the Angkor Thom, Bayon temple, a series of faces carved out of stone and the Terrace of the Elephants. After lunch you'll have saved the best until last, the jaw dropping Angkor Wat.
Today's cycling is approximately 25km.
DAY 5Siem Reap - Kbal Spean
Today you will visit Banteay Srey temple which has incredible ancient stone carvings. In the afternoon you will take a break from cycling and move onto trekking, through a jungle taking...Show More you past caves to stunning waterfalls.
Today's cycling is approximately 56km.
DAY 6Siem Reap - Tonle Sap
It's an early start this morning to catch the sun rise over Angkor Wat, a breathtaking experience. You'll then cycle to the Rolous group, the first town created by the kings of Cambodia, bui...Show Morelt around 881AD. For your final evening you'll take a sunset cruise and see a floating village, then have dinner in Siem Reap.
Today's cycling is approximately 25km.
After breakfast it will be time for the final ride of your trip. The cycling will take you through idyllic countryside to a silk farm, before heading back to Siem Reap where it will be time to sa...Show Morey goodbye to the group.
Explore this beautiful and complex country by bicycle and discover a cyclist’s paradise. Visit the ancient temples of Angkor, cycle through paddy fields, tiny roadside hamlets and spectacular, deserted beaches. Immerse yourself in the Cambodian culture and experience an inner tranquility brought about by probably the friendliest people on earth and a country steeped in fascinating modern history.
Cambodia has two distinct weather seasons, you can cycle in Cambodia at any
time of the year. The dry season lasts from October to late April and the
wet season lasts May to late September. It is usually hottest from March to
June and it can also be very humid during this period. The coolest months of
the year are October and December but temperatures are still regularly in the
mid 20s which make cycling very pleasant at this time.
You will be met and collected at Phnom Penh airport. On the final day of the holiday, you can join the transfer from the hotel to Siem Reap International Airport or make separate arrangements to stay in Asia.
Your trip will include all meals which consist of fresh, local cuisine but arrangements can be made if you have any particular dietary requirements. Bottled water as well as local fruits and refreshments are provided on all cycling days.
The holiday is guided by English speaking, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Your ride will be followed by a support van equipped with plenty of refreshments as well as a comprehensive first-aid kit. Alternatively, if you would like to do this tour privately, this can be arranged, just ask our cycling experts.
You will have a well trained and knowledgeable guide who will carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In the unlikely case of any medical emergency that requires a hospital, there is ground transportation on hand to provide assistance and a local speaking support team.
The bike you will hire will give you a comfortable ride as you cruise through south east Asia and it is equipped with water bottle holders and an area to keep a small day bag. If you would like to bring your own bike instead, please let our cycling experience team know.
The air conditioned support van will be equipped with essentials such as bottled mineral water and local fruit and snacks during each day's ride. The guide will have a travel set of bike tools for emergency repairs and the support van will be equipped with spare parts and other tools.
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.