Cycling Cambodia Discovery 10 Days
The trip will start in Phnom Penh where mountain bikes are prepared and the guide will brief on the cycling tour. We ride and hike approximately less than 300km mostly on tarmac road, there are some potholes and sandy road. The hiking is less than 50% climb and the rest is flat. We cross Tonle Sap lake from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.
The trip is one of the best trip to explore whole Cambodia on the 2 wheels. We visit Angkor historical park, Phnom Penh and the southern beach from Kep, Kampot. Sleep in home-stay, to experience rural Cambodia at its most authentic with trekking at Kirirom National Park while discovering the breathtaking nature and landscape, 40m high water fall, variety of plants and animals.
Tour Price Includes
– Accommodation 3* star in sharing room
– Support van, cool box, back up service
– Water & snack, cold drink (Coke light etc.,)
– Cycling experienced guide
– Full board meals (breakfasts, lunch and dinner)
– All boat tickets and boat trips
– All entrance fee and temple pass
– International Flights
– Departure Tax $25 (international)
– Visa Fees $20 (issued on arrival)
– Alcoholic, and other beverages
– Tips for guides.
– Personal travel insurance
– Any services not mentioned in itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Phnom Penh (35km by bike)
Arrive at Phnom Penh airport and transfer to your hotel. Explore this bustling city’s major sights by bike including National Museums of Khmer Arts, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Toul Sleng Museum of Genocide S21. (B,L,D)
Day 2: Phnom Penh – Takeo – Kampot (60 km by bicycle)
Cycle to Tonle Bati for a picnic lunch before heading to Phnom Chiso. The summit can be reached via a 180-step climb and offers magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Transfer to Kampot for overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Kampot – Kep (35 km by bicycle)
Leaving Kampot we head for the Phnom Sia limestone caves before arriving at the seaside town of Kep. Here we take a boat trip to the beautiful Rabbit Island for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing. Overnight home-stay. (BLD)
Day 4: Kep – Kirirom National Park (8km)
After breakfast, transfer to Kirirom National Park to hike 2-3 hours on Dat Chivit Mountain, to visit the area with the ranger. Enjoy variety of different attractions including a 40m high water fall, variety of plants and animals while discovering the breathtaking nature and landscape. Return to Chambok to stay overnight at home-stay and experience rural Cambodia at its most authentic. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Kirirom – Phnom Penh (12km)
After breakfast, visit Chombok community activities with the representative of the project to learn about the indigenous culture and the history of the area and the daily life of the people living in the community before driving back to Phnom Penh. Visit Cheung Ek Killing Field by bike. Overnight in Phnom Penh. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Phnom Penh-Siem Reap (18km)
Early morning, transfer to board the speedboat on Tonle Sap lake to Siem Reap (7h00-13h00). Upon arrival, cycle 18km to check in at the hotel. Afternoon, free at leisure to wander around the town on your own. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L,D)
Day 7: Siem Reap-Angkor Small Circuit 25km
Depart from the hotel on the main road and cycling through Angkor pass check point. Cycling through the shady road with a little pumping because of the a few pot-holes. There you will begin to see Kravan temple, Banteay Kdei, and stop at the famous Ta Phrom, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Visit Ta Phrom (45 minutes-1 hour). It was built in 12th century by the famous King Jayavarvan VII indicated to his mother. While clearing back the forest archaeologists decided to leave the vegetation of Ta Phrom in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discoverers found it and the other Angkor temples.
Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains and soar high above the temples. Continue the cycling through small circuit passing Ta Keo temple, Chao Say Tevoda, Tommanon before reaching to Angkor Thom city. There you will see Terrace of Leper King, Terrace of Elephant, Baphoun, Phimean Akas. Stop at Bayon temple and start the visit (45 minutes-1 hour). Angkor Thom built by Cambodia’s great king, Jayavarman VII. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L,D)
Day 8: Siem Reap – Grand Circuit (40km by bike)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from the hotel on the main road. Turn right at Jayavarman VII Children Hospital. Begin the visit with Pre Rup which was built in before Angkor period and belief to serve as the cremation temple. Then continue to cycle to East Mebon and Ta Som, Neak Pean. Stop for the visit at Preah Khan temple. Preah Khan means sword was built by the King Jayavarman VII indicated to his father. The temple was built on the battlefield where Khmer soldiers succeeded over Siam military. Transfer to the village for home-stay.
Day 9: Trekking & Temple (walking 12km)
After breakfast, visit (45 minutes) Banteay Srei temple known as women citadel (built in 967 A.D dedicated to Brahma). While some of temple are impressive because of their sheer size, Banteay Srei stands alone in the quality of its construction and decoration. Its pink sandstone walls are decorated with what some consider the best carving of all, and still an excellent state of preservation. Then transfer to Kbal Spean where we begin the trekking about 3km for round trip to visit the River of Thousand Lingas and the water fall.
After lunch, transfer to visit Beng Mealea temple. It is an untouched temple hidden in the jungle surrounded by its mood 900 meters by 1,200 meters. Beng Mealea is a beautiful, charming temple. It has it own character which cannot be found in any other temple. We can feel very peaceful sitting inside the temple as we can get rid of the many tourists at Angkor area. Late afternoon, transfer back to the hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 10: Siem Reap Departure
After breakfast. Free until transfer for departure flight. (B)
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