Cambodia Family Cycle Tour

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Why Book With Us?

  • Small cycle groups
  • Hand-picked Cycle Tours & Activities
  • Family Run Business
  • 13 Days
  • 12 People Per Tour (min 8)
  • Fitness Level: 1 - 2
  • Fully Supported Bike Tour
  • 300-330 km
  • Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Cambodia Family Cycle Tour, Bike closer to the Kingdoms Culture

Looking to experience real family cultural immersion by Bike? This family friendly cycle tour is a magical adventure biking through the Kingdom of Cambodia. Transport your kids into beautiful South East Asia, pedalling through Cambodia with its impactful history, and most scenic places, this is a unique family cycling holiday where fantastic memories are made

Sandwiched between Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia is a melting pot of South East Asian culture, scenery and cuisine. The 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 have prevailed with their smiles intact. You will come away with admiration and affection for the local people.

Cambodia is perfect for a family biking holiday! The Khmer people are laid back, the terrain is flat and the food is tasty! Our ‘laid-back’ family cycle tour begins in Siem Reap in the north and as we wind our way south we take regular breaks from the bike to visit village industries, floating and stilt villages, sample tropical fruits and cool off in swimming pools and ocean. Our cycling journey ends in Phnom Penh, the capital city and a fitting end to this stunning journey.

We have planned daily riding distances to be achievable for kids aged 10-16.  Some teens/parents may enjoy more riding challenge – and on some days it will be possible to offer more riding for those who wish. 

Note: We run family tours on request, rather than having a tour scheduled every season. We require a minimum of 8 people to confirm a family cycle tour – so get your friends and family together then get in touch to chat about suitable dates, and lock in your trip!

Family Tour Pricing (NZD):

Adults: $5350   |   Children <16: $4800

Departure & Return Location

Start: Siem Reap  
Finish: Phnom Penh

Price Includes

  • 12 nights Accommodation
  • Meals as per tour itinerary
  • Two NZ based Escape Adventures leaders
  • Local interpreter and Driver
  • Support vehicle & driver
  • All land & water transfers
  • Entry to Angkor Wat* Heritage Park, and various local projects
  • Village Industries cycle tour

Optional Extras

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

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

Itinerary - Cambodia Family Supported Cycle Tour, Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

DAY 1: Arrive in Siem Reap

Arrive in Siem Reap, meet your fellow family bikers and first family dinner out together. 

Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 2: Cycle Cambodia Stilt Villages

We get used to our bikes on some quiet backroads that lead us to explore floating and stilt villages by boat.

Cycling Distance: 25km
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 3: Cycling by Temples at Angkor Wat

Ride past the famous Angkor temples then to a working silk farm and learn how a worm can produce a silk scarf! Afternoon vehicle transfer.

Cycling Distance: 25km.
Accommodation: Hotel

 

DAY 4: Bike Local Cambodian Villages

Cycling through local villages, we meet local kids and learn about their families’ traditional livelihoods and businesses.

Cycling Distance: 25km
Accommodation: Hotel

 

DAY 5: Ride through Cambodian rice fields

Each day is different, but the ingredients are the same with special experiences tailored for adventurous families, today you ride through the diverse farmland to Oudong. Taking a break to ride a bamboo train on abandoned tracks. 

Cycling Distance: 40km
Accommodation:Guesthouse

DAY 7: Bike Oudong Mountain Back Roads

We climb 509 steps for a mountain-top sunrise and bike through small villages, rice fields and canals. In the evening we met a local NGO working to protect local children.  50km. 

Cycling Distance: 50km
Accommodation: Community project guesthouse

DAY 8: Cambodian Local School Visit

A well-earned day off the bikes! We visit a local school and then take a vehicle transfer to a forest reserve.

Accommodation: Lodge

 

DAY 9: Bike to Bay of Kampong Som

Cycling through the relatively unpopulated countryside as we Bike to the Bay of Kampong Som coast. 

Cycling Distance: 50km
Accommodation: Guesthouse

DAY 10: Explore Kampot & Sunset River Cruise

Free day to explore Kampot, an ex-French colonial town, and take a sunset cruise on the river.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

DAY 11: Cycle Cambodia's Coastline

Bike to the coast and take a boat to an island for lunch and swim in the clean clear tropical ocean. 

Cycling Distance: 30km
Accommodation: Guesthouse

DAY 12: Biking to Phnom Penh

We cycle along village tracks and quiet back roads towards Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. 

Cycling Distance: 45km
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 13: Final Cambodia Family Cycle Tour Breakfast

Final breakfast together. Continue exploring Phnom Penh or onward travel.

Photos from the Cambodia Family Cycle Tour

Map - Cambodia Family Cycle Tour

Cambodia Family Cycle Tour Frequently Asked Questions

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

The biking lowdown

Your tour itinerary offers 25-50km biking per day; a total distance of up to 330km spread over 9 days of biking. 

The Terrain. We cycle on a range of paved and unpaved roads, dirt tracks and village trails on mostly very flat terrain.  The surface can be rough and pot-holed at times.  The trip is suited to bikers with a good level of fitness and some off-road riding experience will add to the enjoyment of your tour.  A mountain bike with front suspension is the ideal bike and we have a fleet of mountain bikes available for hire. 

We have planned daily riding distances to be achievable for kids aged 10-16.  Some teens/parents may enjoy more riding challenge – and on some days it will be possible to offer more riding for those who wish.

Support: Our trusty support vehicle carries all your luggage, has lunch, snacks and water at hand, and is there if you need a break from the saddle.

Group Size: 2-3 like minded biking families.

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

Your cycle tour includes rides of up to 50km per day.  Please do read about the daily riding distances and riding terrain in the itinerary below and prepare accordingly.  The more prepared you are the more you will enjoy your holiday!  Preparing for your cycle tour should involve:

  • Some dirt and off-road riding. 
  • You should be comfortable riding 2-3 times a week with regular rides of 20-30km in length.

Support: Our trusty support vehicle carries all your luggage, has lunch, snacks and water at hand, and is there if you need a break from the saddle.

Can some families, kids or youth bike longer distances?

Riding distances can be tailored to a large extent to the ages and biking abilities of the families riding with us.

Please let us know if you’re an experienced Adventure Tour Family, or are keen cycling family with many km’s under your belt and you know you’d be fit and able to and you’d like to cycle longer distances.

On some days more riding is available to keen cyclists and on every day the support vehicle is always available to take a break if you need it.

 

What type of bikes do we ride?

In Cambodia we hire bikes locally through a Siem Reap based business. They are always near new hard tail mountain bikes with hydraulic disc brakes and 27 or 30-speed Shimano components. 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 two 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 most definitely able to cater for vegetarians and special diets. Typical meals include:

  • Breakfasts – Local breakfasts are often bread & eggs and fresh fruit.
  • 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. Local guesthouses and hotels on a twin share and family room basis (2-4 star).  Most have en-suites however it is occasionally necessary to share bathroom facilities.

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 team of locals, an interpreter and drivers.

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Helen Lloyd

Family Traveller

My son and I had a great time in Cambodia in January. This was our second family tour with Escape Adventures (previously we have been on the Fiji family trip) so we were already knew we would have a fantastic adventure. We knew that we were going to be safe with the team, but pushed to achieve more than we thought. Exploring by bike puts you in amongst the heat, the noise, the sights and sounds of Cambodia. From the fast, hectic cities to the remote villages, each day was filled with a new experience. My son exceeded my expectations, his biking improving on the trip as his confidence grew, he also enjoyed many hours in various swimming pools. We were lead by amazing, genuine guides, and joined by another lovely family, as we tackled our days together. An unforgettable experience!

October 9, 2018