Charming Cambodia Cycle Tour 13 days

Discover the allure of Cambodia on this 13-day cycle tour. Pedal around the spectacular Angkor Wat temples, cycle through Khmer villages, follow the Mekong River to Phnom Penh, and relax on Sihanoukville's beaches.

Set out on an amazing 13-day bicycle tour through Cambodia and gain a broad insight into this exotic, mystical and hugely diverse country.

This adventurous trip will take you to discover traditional wood and thatch villages that seemingly have remained unchanged for centuries, witness locals tilling their vibrant rice fields, watch children herding the family cow, laugh as chickens scatter at your approach, and of course exchange greetings as you pass the many Khmers whose bicycle is their only form of transport.

Charming Cambodia Cycle Tour 13D12N

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat!


    Upon arrival you will meet your local guide and will be transferred to your hotel. For the rest of the day you are free to relax and acclimatize. In the evening, you will be taken to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner.

    Meals included: D
    Distance cycled: n.a.
    Level of difficulty: n.a.
  • Day 2: Explore Angkor Temples by bike


    Meet your specialist temple and bicycle guides and take possession of your bike. Begin your cycle exploration of the Angkor temples, focusing on the Small Circuit which features temples such as: the pyramid of Takeo, the jungle-clad Ta Prohm, Sras Srang, and the impressive Royal City of Angkor Thom. Following lunch, visit majestic Angkor Wat. After returning to your hotel, you are free to experience Siem Reap's nightlife.

    Meals included: B, L
    Distance cycled: 40km (25 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Beginner
  • Day 3: Cycle to Banteay Srei Temple


    Bike to Banteay Srei and stop off at a couple of villages to get a closer look at the wooden stilted homes and local life. Visit Banteay Srei Temple and have lunch at a nearby village before cycling back towards Siem Reap. If there is still time left you can explore some of the temples on the Grand Circuit such as: Preah Khan, Neak Pean and Banteay Kdei. In the evening, be treated to dinner and enjoy a mesmerizing Apsara dance performance.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 80km (50 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Day 4: Free Day in Siem Reap


    Today is a free day. You may choose to return and take another look at your favorite temples or check out some of Siem Reap's other sights such as: the old pagodas of Wat Bo and Wat Keseram, the Angkor National Museum, the Cambodian Cultural Village, the Cambodia Land Mine Museum or head out of town and discover the floating villages of the Tonle Sap Lake.

    Meals included: B
    Distance cycled: n.a.
    Level of difficulty: n.a.
  • Day 5: Cycle to Beng Mealea & Kompong Cham


    Leave Siem Reap and cycle to the temple remains of Beng Mealea. After lunch, take the support vehicle to the provincial capital town of Kompong Cham. If you wish, you can cycle the final 30 km into town. After check-in to your hotel, explore Kompong Cham by foot.

    Meals included: B, L
    Distance cycled: 70 - 100km (44 - 62 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced
  • Day 6: Cycle from Kompong Cham to Phnom Penh


    Follow the course of the Mekong River towards Phnom Penh. Foreigners are rare through these areas, so expect a few surprised faces as you cycle through the many traditional villages. You will witness people busy with their everyday lives; cooking, cleaning, playing and leading the cows to the river. Pass by cycling school kids and see pagodas and monks. Watch the sun drying bright red chilies, pepper, rice and fish by the side of the road, and experience the river life of the mighty Mekong, which will keep coming in and out of view. There are plenty of shady and scenic spots for rest breaks, where curious locals are sure to say "Hello." 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Phnom Penh we come to the main busy Highway 6 heading to the capital, from here you can choose to travel in the support vehicle or continue cycling to the city. Once you have checked in to your Phnom Penh hotel, you will be taken to a local restaurant for dinner.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 65 - 105km (40 - 65 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced
  • Day 7: Phnom Penh City Cyclo Tour


    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh by cyclo, a traditional mode of local transport. Visit the National Museum, which offers a comprehensive collection of Khmer artifacts. Afterward, visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda. Your cyclo driver will then take you to a local restaurant for lunch. Afterward, visit the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. Then visit the Russian Market. Return to your hotel and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

    Meals included: B, L
    Distance cycled: n.a.
    Level of difficulty: n.a.
  • Day 8: Cycle from Phnom Penh to Koh Dach


    Follow the Mekong River north to the outskirts of Phnom Penh. After biking about 15km (9 miles), take a ferry to the island of Koh Dach or Silk Weaving Island. On the other side of the island, take another ferry and cross to the far bank of the Mekong River. Cycle south along dirt roads and through small villages to take your final ferry ride which you drops off in Phnom Penh. The rest of the evening is free at leisure.

    Meals included: B, L
    Distance cycled: 55km (34 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Beginner
  • Day 9: Cycle from Phnom Penh to Takeo


    Bike from Phnom Penh to Cheoung Ek, known as the 'Killing Fields'. This is where Toul Sleng prisoners were forcibly marched and then executed; it is now a memorial. After some contemplation here, continue biking south to Tonle Bati and explore the Angkorian temples of Ta Prohm and Yeay Peau. After a picnic lunch, continue towards Takeo. Upon arrival, check in to your guesthouse and have time to explore the area. If you wish, you can visit the 'New Futures Orphanage' to see how they are helping the children. Feel free to bring books and pens along or donate some bags of rice.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 85km (53 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate 
  • Day 10: Cycle from Takeo to Kampot


    As you leave Takeo, continue biking south along Highway 3 for the coastal mountains. Cycle through some pleasant limestone karst scenery, picturesque villages and rice fields to arrive at Kampot. It's a sleepy, charming place with a relaxed ambience and friendly locals; the streets are quiet and there are a lot of French colonial buildings. The wonderful riverfront makes it possible to experience possibly the most beautiful sunset in Cambodia as the sun slips down behind the nearby mountains.

    Meals included: B, L
    Distance cycled: 85km (53 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Day 11: Cycle from Kampot to Sihanoukville


    After 7 days of cycling in Cambodia you will be in top condition for the last and longest day as you face the 105 kilometers (65 miles) to the seaside resort town of Sihanoukville. For the first half of the bike ride, you cycle along the mountains of Bokor National Park and the sea; providing great views, particularly as we pass picturesque fishing villages. You will have a picnic lunch beside a large lake where you can take a refreshing swim. The final 25 kilometers hold a few challenging climbs. On arrival in Sihanoukville, check-in to your hotel and be treated to a wonderful seafood dinner.

    Meals included: B, L, D
    Distance cycled: 105km (65 miles)
    Level of difficulty: Advanced
  • Day 12: Free Day in Sihanoukville


    Today is yours to enjoy, savor your achievement and reflect on the fascinating sights, sounds and smells you experienced as well as the many friendly Khmers who encouraged you on your way. Perhaps you just want to relax on the beach enjoying the fresh and cheap seafood. If you still have some energy left you can explore all of Sihanoukville's seven beaches or charter a boat and take a day trip to the beautiful islands in the surrounding.

    Meals included: B
    Distance cycled: n.a.
    Level of difficulty: n.a.
  • Day 13: Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh


    Today you travel back to Phnom Penh in the support vehicle (4-5 hours), from where you are free to continue your onward journey, taking with you a host of unforgettable memories.

    Meals included: B
    Distance cycled: n.a.
    Level of difficulty: n.a. 
  • What's included?


    Inclusions:
    • All sightseeing tour and transfer services as detailed in the above itinerary
    • All accommodation as detailed
    • Air conditioned support vehicle
    • Bike rental with helmet
    • English speaking local cycle guide
    • All entrance fees for attractions included in the above itinerary
    • Boat trip as mentioned in the program
    • Daily drinking water, cool face towels & snacks whilst cycling
    • All meals as detailed in the above itinerary (B = Breakfast - L = Lunch - D = Dinner)

    Exclusions:
    • Services not detailed in the above itinerary
    • International flights to / from Cambodia
    • Cambodian Visa fees
    • Drinks with included meals
    • Expenditure of a personal nature
    • Discretionary tips
    • Travel insurance
    • Any payment / money transfer charges 

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Tour information

  • Tour Code: CCCT-13D