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Cambodia Cycle Tour, biking closer to the kingdoms culture

Let the kingdom of Cambodia, with its impactful history, rich culture and stunning landscapes, cast its mesmerising spell over you. Get ready for your cycling adventure vacation today and join us to cycle tour Cambodia.

Sandwiched between Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia is a melting pot of South East Asian culture, scenery and cuisine. The local people are friendly, happy and gentle. Having struggled through years of bloodshed, poverty and political instability they have a seemingly unbreakable spirit, infectious optimism and they have prevailed with their smiles intact. Cambodia is one of those places that you come away from full of admiration and affection for the people.

In Cambodia we set out to create a ‘laid-back’ cycle tour with predominantly flat riding, laced with loads of interesting things to see and do and finishing each day with tasty food and great accommodation. Our tour begins in Siem Reap in the north and as we wind our way south we get all that and more. We explore the famous Angkor Wat temples by bike, check out floating villages, ride a bamboo train on abandoned train tracks and bike through a time-less landscape of dazzling rice paddies and swaying palms.

Electric bikes and pedal bikes are available to hire for this cycle tour!

Tour Highlights - Cambodia Cycle Tour

Departure & Return Location

Start: Cambodia, Siem Reap  
Finish: Cambodia, Phnom Penh

Price Includes

  • 12 nights Accommodation
  • Meals as per tour itinerary
  • Two NZ based Escape Adventures leaders
  • Local interpreter and Driver
  • Support vehicle & drivers
  • All land & water transfers
  • Entry to Angkor Wat* Heritage Park, and various local projects*Our visit to the Angkor Wat by bike offers a brief introduction to some of the Angkor temples in this amazing and elaborate place. If you would like to explore the Angkor Temples in more depth - there are half and full day tours available and we highly recommend that you plan to arrive in Siem Reap a day or two before the tour begins.
  • Village Industries cycle tour

Optional Extras

  • Pedal Bike Hire: If required hire fee is NZD $450
  • Electric Bike Hire: If required hire fee is NZD $950

Price Excludes

  • Airfares, visas, or airport taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • A couple of meals as per the detailed itinerary
  • Personal vaccinations or personal equipment

Solo Travellers - Single Supplement

  • NO Single Supplement! If you are traveling on your own, we will pair you with another single biker of the same gender to share a twin room.
  • If you don't wish to share that's fine too, a single supplement of NZD $1000 will apply.

Itinerary - Cambodia Cycle Tour, Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

The daily riding distances listed below are the maximum we plan to ride each day. Our support vehicle is always close by if you would like a break from the saddle.

DAY 1: Meet at our starting hotel in Siem Reap

Please plan to arrive no later than mid-afternoon to allow transfer to our hotel in time for the tour
start. Meet with your tour leaders & fellow bikers at 5pm in the bar area at the hotel for your
pre-departure meeting and first meal together.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

DAY 2: Cycle Cambodia stilt villages

We follow a series of small roads through rural villages to the shore of Tonle Sap Lake. With
huge seasonal water level variations, Tonle Sap is home to amazing floating and stilt villages
which we visit and explore by boat. After lunch we ride back to Siem Reap.

Cycling Distance: 50km

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: Pedal past ancient temples

Departing Siem Reap, we ride out past some of the famous Angkor temples then along back roads and trails to a working silk farm where we learn how a worm can produce a silk scarf! We finish the day with a vehicle transfer to Battambang. (3-4 Hours depending on traffic)

Cycling Distance: 25km

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Explore Cambodian villages by bike

In the morning we join a village industries bike tour where we visit some community projects
where we gain an understanding of local village life, meet local families and learn about their traditional livelihoods. Free afternoon to explore this historic colonial town.

Cycling Distance: 30km

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5: Ride between regimented rice paddies

After taking a vehicle transfer (1-2 hours) to the town of Kampong Chanang we ride some back routes through the rice fields, check out hand made pottery and crafts and visit a floating village.

Cycling Distance: 35km

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: Back roads of Cambodia

A great day to stretch out the legs with a longer ride out to Oudong, the historical capital of Cambodia.

Cycling Distance: 65km

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: Discover the views from Oudong Mountain

We start the day with a walk up 509 steps up to see the view from the top of Oudong Mountain, then cycle in an ever-changing rural landscape to Kampong Speu City.

Cycling Distance: 70km

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: Enjoy the shade of a lush forest park

Cambodia continues to surprise and amaze as we ride to a forest park where you can explore some of the park in your own time or chill out by the pool!

Cycling Distance: 70km

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9: Bike to the Bay of Kampong Som

From our forest park accommodation, we roll along through relatively unpopulated countryside cycling to the town of Kampot, the home of the famous Kampot peppercorn.

Cycling Distance: 75km

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: Explore Kampot & Sunset River Cruise

A free day to explore some fascinating history of the ex-French colonial town. In the evening we take a sunset cruise on the river.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11: Cycle coastal Cambodia

It’s just a short ride out of Kampot to a small fishing village who have instigated a mangrove reforestation project. Swapping our bikes for a boat we head out along the coast and spend some time planting mangrove trees and learning about the value of mangroves on this fragile coastline. Back on our bikes it’s on to a once famous and busy coastal resort town of the colonial era.

Cycling Distance: 30km

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12: Leisurely pedalling to Phnom Penh

Our last ride of the tour takes us away from the ocean and back out into rural farming landscapes. After lunch a vehicle transfer (3-4 hours) takes us to the capital city, Phnom Penh for a last night out together. 

Cycling Distance: 45km

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13: Farewell

Our final breakfast together. Either stay on and relax or explore Phnom Penh, or if you are flying out today we can help you arrange your transfer to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Photos from the Cambodia Cycle Tour

Map - Cambodia Cycle Tour

Cambodia Cycle Tour Frequently Asked Questions

Escape Adventures fully supported bike tours have been running for decades, if you have any questions "just ask us"

The biking lowdown

We ride 25-75km per day; a total distance of 480km spread over 1o days of biking. We cycle on a range of paved and unpaved roads, dirt tracks and village trails on mostly flat terrain. The surface can be rough and pot-holed at times so a mountain-bike fitted with semi-slick tyres is the perfect bike for this tour (we have mountain bikes available locally for you to hire.) The trip is suited to all levels of bikers, we have E Bikes and pedal bikes available so you can choose your challenge!

How fit do I need to be for this cycle tour?

We ride 25-75km per day; a total distance of 480km spread over 10 days of biking. Please do read about the daily riding distances and riding terrain in the itinerary and prepare accordingly. The more prepared you are the more you will enjoy your adventure! 

Your preparations should involve:

  • You should be comfortable riding 2-3 times a week with regular rides of 30-50km in length.
  • Ride on paved and unpaved surfaces 

Please do contact us if you would like some help with a detailed training plan.

What type of bikes do we ride?

In Cambodia we hire bikes locally through a Siem Reap based business. We have electric bikes and pedal bikes available to hire!

They are always near new hard tail mountain bikes with hydraulic disc brakes. They are available in S, M, L and XL and they are perfect for the off-road touring on our Cambodia tour.

If you will be hiring a bike from us please let us know prior to your trip, and please feel free to bring your favourite saddle and clip in pedals (if you normally clip in).

 

What kind of meals do you provide?

Your tour leaders will take care of your meals and snacks throughout your journey mostly taking advantage of the delicious fare in local cafes and restaurants. This excludes four lunches and four evening meals which are at your own cost to give you the opportunity to explore local cuisine of your own choosing. We are able to cater for vegetarians and special diets.

Typical meals include:

Breakfasts – Local breakfasts are often bread & eggs which we supplement with fresh fruit, and muesli.
Lunches – Local meat and vegetable dishes with plenty of rice. Sometimes picnic style lunches, with bread, cold meats, cheese & salad.
Evening Meals – There are a wonderful range of local meat and vegetable dishes with plenty of rice and noodles.

What kind of accommodation can I expect?

All accommodation for the duration of your tour is included.

Accommodation is twin-share and ranges from local guesthouses to hotel style accommodation in the bigger towns. Most have en-suites however it is occasionally necessary to share bathroom facilities.

Singles: We do not charge a single supplement
If you are traveling on your own, we will pair you with another single biker of the same gender to share a twin room.  If you do not wish to share, that is fine too, but a single supplement will apply.

What is the maximum size of the cycle group?

This trip has 8-12 bikers, plus two experienced Escape Adventures tour leaders and a small local team with a bilingual interpreter and support drivers.

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Annette Sweeney

Solo Traveller

One of the absolute highlights of my life was my Escape Adventures Cambodia tour in 2019. Extremely professional, great communication leading up to the tour and everything throughout the tour exceeded my expectations. Each day was fill of great company, fantastic riding, friendly locals, delicious food and all supported by an amazing team of tour guides and local guides. Can’t wait to do Cape2Cape Aotearoa with Escape in 2021.

May 4, 2023

Catherine Bremner

Solo Traveller

Another great trip with Escape Adventures (my fourth). Although this was hot and humid, the trip was planned well around this, with shorter rides and early starts. I felt like I got a good sense of the country beyond the usual tourist trail whilst also hitting tourist highlights. Well informed helpful guides both local and NZ, scrummy food and excellent company- what a great holiday!

May 4, 2023

Lyn Moore

Solo Traveller

This trip was wonderful. A great combination of rural scenery, meeting the locals, seeing life as it really is, wonderful camaraderie and sheer good fun. A chance to see the country and its gracious people “in the raw”. The organisation by our brilliant trip leaders Leigh & John, (ably assisted by Thy and his helpers) made everything run smoothly. Any unexpected changes were taken in their stride to ensure that we all had a wonderful experience. I was super-impressed by The Escape Team’s awareness of the local environment and their efforts to ensure we had minimal impact by hopefully ” leaving tyre marks only” but also the efforts made to support the local small industries etc as we cycled our way through the country. I would unreservedly recommend Escape Adventures as the “way to go” for your cycling trip anywhere you have a yearning to venture!

May 4, 2023