Discover historical buildings and wonderful relics by bike
Meet new friends and explore the rich and diverse culture of Cambodia
Delve into the tasty delights available on the tour
Have fun mingling with the local people and excitable children you'll meet along the way
Spend some time enjoying a fully guided tour of the Angkor Wat complex
Enjoy participating in a cookery class on day 6

Cambodia Cycle Tour: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Duration
8 days
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$41
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$1,997 USD

Cambodia is a fascinating, sensory overload destination that will leave you with incredible memories. The unique part of this tour is that it’s not all about the cycling. This Cambodia Cycle Tour includes an ‘away from the crowds’ fully guided experience at UNESCO listed Angkor Wat. This is an experience in itself, and worth coming to Cambodia for on its own. Learn the fascinating story of these ancient temples, see the sunrise over the pagodas and visit less touristy temples on this inspiring visit. Learn the secrets of Asian cooking with an exclusive group cooking class. Start with a market visit to buy produce which is always great fun.

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Agricultural
  • Distance
    139.8 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    28 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    8 days
  • Main Destination
    Phnom Penh & surrounds
  • Distance
    139.8 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    28 miles
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Agricultural

Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Arrive Phnom Penh

    Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Phnom Penh for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore Phnom Penh. Kindly note that check-in time is at 14:00. You may wish to take a stroll along the riverside, a great place for a cold drink and watching the sunset. Tonight you will meet the rest of the group to enjoy a welcome dinner at Friends Restaurant, a ‘kindness restaurant’ where ex-street children are trained in hospitality and restaurant skills, helping them to break away from life on the streets. It’s a great experience.

    • The Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel & Spa
    • Dinner
  2. Day 2Phnom Penh – Kep – Kampot

    This morning after breakfast you will transfer to the old colonial French seaside town of Kep (3.5 hours). Upon arrival, you can relax at a lovely beach before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant by Kep Crab market. In the afternoon, you will cycle through the Kampot Pepper Farms following back roads through the countryside gaining an invaluable insight into local life and then stop at Chnurk Mountain to visit a cave before continuing to the small laid-back town of Kampot. A quiet but a charming riverside town with so many beautiful colonial buildings.  Tonight you will enjoy a local cuisine dinner at the bustling Fish Market. 

    • 28 miles
    • Rikitikitavi Boutique Hotel, Kampot
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  3. Day 3Kampot - Phnom Penh

    Today you will explore a darker side of Cambodia's history, with a cycle to Phnom Penh where you will visit the Killing Fields and S21 genocide museum.  There is time available in the afternoon to visit the bustling Central market or the bargain centre that is the Russian market and the fascinating Royal Palace.  Dinner tonight will be arranged at the ‘Dine in the Dark’ restaurant. Three courses are served in the pitch black by blind waiters. Guests can choose from a choice of Western, Khmer or Vegetarian cuisine. This is a truly unique and memorable experience and the food is wonderful. 

    • 18.6 miles
    • The Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel & Spa
    • Breakfast, Dinner, and Snacks
  4. Day 4Phnom Penh - Pursat

    A slightly earlier start today as you will jump on the bikes and head north on National road N5 via the ancient Japanese bridge and start travelling through real Cambodian countryside. You will head to Prek Phnov after which you can turn onto unpaved roads passing local villages and rows of rice fields. You can also visit the ancient capital of Udong and Udong Mountain which is still home to many of the old Royal Palaces and you will inspect one of the remaining stupa’s. You will continue on to Pursat where you can check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to use the hotel pool or explore the town and river island. Tonight you will enjoy a fun night at the local ‘pizza joint’, an unusual treat for this remote rural town.

    • 31.1 miles
    • KM Hotel, Pursat
    • Breakfast, Dinner, and Snacks
  5. Day 5Pursat - Battambang

    A later start this morning departing Pursat after breakfast and time to explore this incredible town (the tour operator's personal favourite). You will first drive from Pursat to a selected area in rural Battambang province, then jump on your bike for a 42km (26mi) cycle through local communities, villages & farmland on your way to Battambang. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant, feel free to explore this charming riverside city.

    • 31.1 miles
    • Bambu Hotel, Battambang
    • Breakfast, Dinner, and Snacks
  6. Day 6Battambang - Siem Reap

    This morning you will start with a transfer by boat to Siem Reap crossing the immense Tonle Sap Lake. The Tonle Sap Lake is the beating heart of Cambodia and nearly half of the Cambodians live off this lake. It’s the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and its biodiversity has put the lake on the ecological 7 wonders of the world. The transfer takes about 4 hours. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will pass the floating village of Chong Kneas. This large sized village is a bustling trade center for fish, other lake “products” and tourism. The arrival will definitely be one you will never forget. You will cycle the 12km (7.4mi) into town and settle into your hotel. You will take a private cooking class to learn the secrets of Khmer cuisine, which becomes your dinner at Champey Restaurant.

    • 9.3 miles
    • Le Jardin D'Angkor, Siem Reap
    • Breakfast, Dinner, and Snacks
  7. Day 7Siem Reap - Angkor Temple

    An early start this morning ahead of your guided cycle to and around Angkor Wat for sunrise, an incredible experience. After breakfast, you will cycle to explore the lesser-known temples of Angkor Thom (Bayon) and Ta Prohm (where Tomb Raider was filmed). Enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds overlooking the temples and ask questions of your local guide on the amazing history of these UNESCO listed temples. You will cycle back to town and to your accommodation. Dinner at the famous Cuisine Wat Damnak Restaurant.


    • 21.7 miles
    • Le Jardin D'Angkor
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  8. Day 8Good byes & depart

    Today is departure day when you will say goodbye to the wonderful local guides, and each other. Collect emails of your new friends, and arrange your transfers to the airport or onward journey.


    • Breakfast