This ride takes us to the remote Cambodian province of Mondulkiri. Mondulkiri is home to the largest remaining dry-forest ecosystem in Asia and is described as the 'Serengeti of Asia'.
Within these forests you can find some of the most endangered species in the world. Wild elephants, tigers, leopards, monkeys are just some of the animals that call this forest home.
Asia Adventures in conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund have designed this unique mountain biking experience. This is just one of the eco-tourism initiatives being established to help provide a range of incentives and poverty alleviation methods to help prevent poaching and destructive agricultural practices by local people.
This trip is a truly unique experience and will show you a part of South East Asia that you wouldn't have known existed.
Day 1: Phnom Penh to Mondulkiri
After take a rest from arrival day and today we will leave Phnom Penh early morning from the hotel with support van straight out to Sen Monorom. It takes approximately 7 hours. After many hours journey through the various plantation such as cotton, cassava, pepper corn, cashew, rubber and rice field. We arrive at Sen Monorom where we will check into the hotel and have lunch. In the afternoon, we cycle out of the town through the countryside to see a small Waterfall near by the town and Cambodian tribe people at Pou Tang village to learn how they survive their lives. We then ride back to the hotel before sun is going down.
Meals included: L, D Distance cycled: 35km Level of difficulty: Medium
Day 2: Cycle to Dey Ei Community Based Tourism Site
Today you will cycle down from Sen Monorom along undulating dirt roads, trending mainly downhill. We will have support motorbike from WWF community to carry the bike tools, water, snack, first aid kit as the van can’t follow this narrow route. We will cycle in the forest approximately 25km with support motorbike then we stop at the village for lunch where we will see our support. We arrive at the Dey Ei community home stay and sleep in the community house tonight. In the late afternoon we are trekking to the village near the Dey Ei community home stay. There are ladies from the village will prepare dinner for you this evening.
Meals included: B, L, D Distance cycled: 45km Level of difficulty: Advance
Day 3: Cycle to Koh Nheak
This Morning we cycle in the forest. The exact route is subject to conditions. We will find a rout that is overly in technical terms but can give a beautiful view of the forest. Today we will have support motorbike again as the van cannot follow this narrow way. We take a picnic lunch and it is very simple. Eventually we meet the van waiting at the other side of the forest. We will do rowing boat on the natural lake for local fishing and bird watching depending on cyclist’s feeling. We then drive to our overnight stop, a very simple guest house in Koh Nheak.
Meals included: B, L, D Distance cycled: 65km Level of difficulty: Advance
Day 4: Cycle to Platform and drive to hotel in Sen Monorom
We cycle in the community forest where they have a platform for bird watching and taking in a fresh air and view. Here we can talk with the community leaders who live, work and patrol the community forest. In the late afternoon we transfer you to the hotel in the Sen Monorom town.
Meals included: B, L, D Distance cycled: 40km Level of difficulty: Medium
Day 5: Cycle to Sea Forest and return to Phnom Penh
In the morning we will do a short ride out of the town to visit Sea Forest to get in a fresh air and view. We will spend one hour for elephant trekking in the forest for new experience and return to hotel for a shower then back to Phnom Penh where the tour will end.
Meals included: B, L Distance cycled: 25km Level of difficulty: Easy
All sightseeing tour and transfer services as detailed in the above itinerary
All accommodation based on two sharing a room
Private air conditioned vehicles
English speaking local guide
Quality mountain bike
All entrance fees for attractions included in the above itinerary
Daily drinking water and cool face towels whilst sightseeing
All meals as detailed in the above itinerary
(B = Breakfast - L = Lunch - D = Dinner)
- Services not detailed in the above itinerary
- International flights to / from Cambodia
- Cambodian Visa fees
- Accommodation before / after the tour
- Drinks with included meals
- Expenditure of a personal nature
- Discretionary tips
- Travel insurance
- Any payment / money transfer charges