This 'Oudong Escape 1 day Cycle Tour is fully supported and fully guided (however you can choose not to have a support vehicle*). We bike past the railway station and with a few pedal strokes we are in the open spaces among rice fields and villages. We bike on small trails and back-roads with friendly people waving to us as we go. We reach Oudong Mountain around lunch time and after visiting the hill-top temple on what was once the capital of Cambodia, we have a chance to interact with local people at Oudong High School.
If you have a reasonable level of fitness and do some occasional riding, then this ride should be perfectly achievable and enjoyable. The distance is approximately 65km on mainly flat tracks and small roads.
DAY 1: Cycle the typical Khmer Village and Oudong Mountain
This morning your cycle guide, bike and your support vehicle are waiting for you at your hotel at 7.30am. Adjust your bike to ensure comfortable fit you and then put it in support vehicle and drive to the train station. You start cycling from the railway station to Oudong. Your first 20km is cycling via the outskirts of Phnom Penh. On the way you will see the lifestyle of living from the city to the rural area. Another 25 km is riding on the unpaved road. Rest of your day will be cycling on tarmac road.
After climbing Oudong mountain we continue to visit the former royal palace of Oudong, later enjoy lunch at local restaurant before heading to local high school to interact with students, perhaps giving them an English or French lesson. Drive back to Phnom Penh by local taxi that will drop you off at your hotel. If you prefer the support vehicle throughout the ride, it can be arranged for an additional charge.
Meals included: L
Distance cycled: 65km
Level of difficulty: Intermediate
• All sightseeing tour and transfer services as detailed in the above itinerary
• English speaking local cycle guide / mechanic
• Quality bicycles hire
• Daily drinking water, cool face towels & snacks whilst cycling
• One lunch at local restaurant
• Services not detailed in the above itinerary
• International flights to / from Cambodia
• Air conditioned support vehicle
• Cambodian Visa fees
• Drinks with included meals
• Expenditure of a personal nature
• Discretionary tips
• Travel insurance
• Any payment / money transfer charges