This biking trip is our new cycling tour starts and finishes in Siem Reap. This new trip suits all level of riders and not only the cyclists who just visit Cambodia for the first time but also for the riders who have already visited Cambodia before and would like to return for another new fun and enjoyable cycling routes. Cycling Cambodia professional team have carefully designed our routes which have not been done by the others. We cycle 606km, the cycling routes for this trip are 70 to 80% off road and back roads through the countryside, the rice fields, passing the remote villages seeing the wonderful smile of the children. The cycling routes for this trip is relatively flat, the average altitude is about 150m high. Only two places have higher altitude along the Dang Rek mountain range at Anlung Veang and Preah Vihear. When we arrive at these two places, we cycle up the hills for the sunset view if we still have got the energy. To view some off our cycling routes, please visit You Tube. To view some of previous customers traveling with us, please visit Trip Advisor or visit our Guest Book.
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This cycling cambodia 11 days has got the most historical & cultural interests. Starting in Siem Reap, where we cycle through the countryside to take the boat trip on Tonle Sap lake to visit the floating village. Then we chronologically visit Pre-Angkoran Rolous Group before Angkor temple and the beautiful Banteay Srei and One Thousand Lingas. On the way, we stop to visit The Land Mines Museum of Mr. Akira to understand the landmines issue in Cambodia. From Siem Reap, we cycle to Beng Mealea, the lost temple of Indiana Jones and Koh Ker temple complex which been the capital of the King Jayavarman IV, reigned 928AD. From Koh Ker, we cycle off road to Anlung Veang, the former Khmer Rouge last strong hold where Pol Pot, their top leader died there in 1998 to end the Khmer Rouge. Then we cycle to visit Preah Vihear hill top temple located very close to the Thais border. Cambodia and Thailand has recently dispute over this temple when this temple is registered as the World Heritage Site under Cambodia. The dispute is over now and re-open for the tourists. From there, we cycle to the provincial capital of Preah Vihear for overnight. Then visit the last ancient capital en route, Preah Khan temple. This quiet and remote temple hidden in the jungles and stay away from the crowded Angkor complex. It was founded in 11th century, by the King Suryavarman I and it was the royal residence of the King Suryavarman II. The great King of Angkor, Jayavarman VII has lived there during the war with Champa Kingdom to recapture Angkor campital back from the Chams invading in 1181.
Cambodia has many highlights, including:
✨ Angkor Wat: This ancient temple complex is Cambodia’s most famous landmark, and one of the world’s most impressive architectural wonders.
✨ Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s capital city is a bustling hub of culture, history, and politics. It’s home to many important landmarks like the Royal Palace, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and the Killing Fields.
✨ Sihanoukville: This coastal town is a popular tourist spot, with white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and plenty of beach bars and restaurants.
✨ Kampot: A charming riverside town known for its pepper farms, colonial architecture, and stunning natural scenery.
✨ Tonle Sap Lake: One of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, Tonle Sap is home to many floating villages, where residents live on houses built on stilts.
✨ Battambang: This provincial town is known for its French colonial architecture, bamboo train, and Killing Cave, where the Khmer Rouge executed thousands of people during the Cambodian genocide.
✨ Preah Vihear: A magnificent hilltop temple, accessible only via a steep climb, located on the border between Thailand and Cambodia.
These are just some of the highlights in our Cycling Cambodia, a fascinating and beautiful country with a rich history and culture to explore. Please learn more in our Cambodia 11 day itinerary below:
💢 Day 1: Arrival Siem Reap in Cambodia
Arrive in Siem Reap. Welcome by our cycling guide. Transfer to your hotel for check in. Bike fitting and tour briefing. Welcome dinner. Overnight at 4*hotel in Siem Reap.
💢 Day 2: Siem Reap-Angkor Complex (30km by bicycle)
cambodia_tours_cycling_trips.jpgDepart from the hotel on the main road and cycling through Angkor pass check point. Cycling through the shady road with a little pumping because of the a few pot-holes. There you will begin to see Kravan temple, Banteay Kdei, and stop at the famous Ta Phrom, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Visit Ta Phrom (45 minutes-1 hour). It was built in 12th century by the famous King Jayavarvan VII indicated to his mother. While clearing back the forest archaeologists decided to leave the vegetation of Ta Phrom in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discoverers found it and the other Angkor temples. Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains and soar high above the temples. Continue the cycling through small circuit passing Ta Keo temple, Chao Say Tevoda, Tommanon before reaching to Angkor Thom city. There you will see, Terrace of Leper King, Terrace of Elephant, Baphoun, Phimean Akas. Stop at Bayon temple and start the visit (45 minutes-1 hour). Angkor Thom built by Cambodia’s great king, Jayavarman VII. An eight-meter high wall encloses this ten square kilometre city, which is encircled by a moat. The famous Bayon, in the geographical heart of Angkor Thom, is a remarkable 54 tower temple. Initially the temple appears to be a shapeless mass of grey and brown stone, but it is only as you get closer that you realize every tower has the carved face of Avalokiteshvara on it.
After the visit, cycle to Angkor Wat to finish the small circuit. Stop at South Gate of Angkor Thom for taking photo. Access via a causeway over the moat that are flanked by statues of Gods on the left and devils on the right. Then visit the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat. It is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. Angkor Wat is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five beehive-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. Suryavarman II constructed Angkor Wat in the form of massive ‘temple mountain’ dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu. Overnight at 4*hotel in Siem Reap!
💢 Day 3: Beng Mealea and Village Experience (59km)
Start cycling straight way and the highlight of the tour will be the villages, the enjoyable off road track, the people, the wonderfull smile of the children. The basket weaving, the palm trees useful for our farmers as they make their roof from the sugar palm leaves, they drink sugar palm juice and they can eat and cook the sugar palm fruit.
Arrive in the village community center. Meet with the community representative and local guide who share their free time from farming to help teaching the children and extra work in the community. Take the ox-cart riding to the rice field. Cambodian people use ox-cart to go to the rice field and carry the rice to their village. Meet with the farmer in the rice field to learn the rice planting process. In 2016, Cambodia has exported 550,000 Tones of rice. It is one of the main source of economy in Cambodia apart from tourism and garment industry. Normally it takes 3 months for the farmer to grow the rice. Exprience the rice harvesting with the farmers using the traditional rice cutter.
After the rice harvesting, walk through the rice field to see the vegetable planted by the farmers. Visit the farmer house to learn about traditional rice mill processing. Experience the traditional rice mill processing with the local farmer. Visit the local school. While their parents are working in the rice field, their children study at school.
After the visit, we cycle to local restaurant for lunch near Beng Mealea. Visit Beng Mealea temple hidden in the jungle surrounded by its mood 900 meters by 1,200 meters. Beng Mealea is a beautiful, charming temple. It has it own character which cannot be found in any other temple. We can feel very peaceful sitting inside the temple as we can get rid of the many tourists at Angkor area. Return back to Siem Reap. Overnight at 4*hotel in Siem Reap.
💢 Day 4: Tonle Sap Lake – Kampong Phluk (50km)
Depart from the hotel, crossing the bridge at Old Market to cycle 15km toward Rolous Group. The first 2km, is on the tarmac road toward the bus station. Then, passing the rice field and the village. cycling to Tonle Sap Lake passing small road along the river through villages, pagodas and schools. This road is good for cycling as to avoid the busy traffic. After cycling 8km, turn right across the bridge to the main road as there is no further access on the small road. Continue cycling toward the lake about 3km (July-December) where the boat stop. (Note: January-June, the water is low and the boat will stop further 3km). Board on the boat to visit the village on water, school, fishing farm. After 1 hour boat drive. Return the Siem Reap on the main road to avoid cycling the same road. Afternoon, free at leisure to relax and enjoy complementary 30 minute massage. Dinner and Overnight at 4*hotel in Siem Reap.
💢 Day 5: Koh Ker (76km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we cycle on the back road through the countryside and the village Koh Ker temple complex. The Koh Ker was built and briefly the capital of the former King Jayavarman IV (928–944 AD). While we arrive in Koh Ker, we visit the main temple, Prasat Thom (Pyramid shape temple). Then we continue to visit some of the remaining temples in the complex including Prasat Neang Khmau located 12.5 km to the south of the main Koh Ker pyramid and built of sandstone and brick. Visit Prasat Linga where the main tower housed the giant Linga. Visit Prasat Chen, Prasat Pram and Prasat Thneng. Dinner and Overnight in Sayong Village. Overnight at 3*hotel in Siem Reap.
💢 Day 6: Anlung Veang (former Khmer Rouge Strong Hold) (70km)
Early morning, we have localbeakfast at the guesthouse and have some fresh fruits. Then we visit the temples in Koh Ker complex. Koh Ker was the former capital of the King Jayavarman IV, reigned 928AD, when he moved the capital from Angkor to Koh Ker. Angkor period refers to the period from the year 800 when the first capital was settled in Rolous Groups and lasted in the year 1,432. The capital in Koh Ker remained for 20 years before it has been moved back to Angkor area and was settled at Phnom Bakheng where people climbed for the sunset. Visit the temples in the complex including the Pyramid style Prasat Thom, Prasat Chen, Prasat Kraham, Prasat Damrei, Prasat Neang Kmau and Rohal. After the visit, we cycle through the deep jungle track passing 1 village. (best December-April). The deep jungle track is 25km without the support vehicle and the van will meet us at another section of the dirt road. We stop for lunch in Ou Akok. Then continue cycling on the dirt track to Anlung Veang. Overnight in Anlung Veang at 3* hotel.
💢 Day 7: Preah Vihear temple (80km)
In the morning, we visit Ta Mok’s house and his head quarter. Ta Mok was the general commander of the Khmer Rouge. He was arrested in 1998 after Pol Pot died and later on died in the prison. Then visit Pol Pot’s grave on the hill side. Pol Pot was the top leader of the Khmer Rouge. Then we cycle down hill toward Preah Vihear temple. The routes again are enjoyable off road with quiet, nice and enjoyable pace to see REAL Cambodia along the way. We stop for lunch half way before reaching Preah Vihear temple. The temple is located on the hill top. The ancient King liked to build the temple on the hill top as to get the great position for worship to the God of Hindu. Most temple was built in rectangular shape but Preah Vihear was built along the hill shape facing to the east over 500 meter high. After visiting the temple, we cycle down the hill to stay overnight in Sa Em village.
💢 Day 8: Tbeng Mean Chey (70km)
After breakfast, we cycle to the provincial capital of Preah Vihear which is called Tbeng Mean Chey. It is a kind of break day from the temple visit but we have to pass through this town before reaching to another ancient capital of Preah Khan Kampong Svay. As normal, we make our stop for water every 20 to 30km to enjoy the snack of fresh fruit and cold drink. We stop for near Tmart Boey, the place of Giant Ibis and we might be able to see a few birds flying by but the birding place is located further more in the jungle. After lunch, we cycle to Tbeng Mean Chey. This provincial capital now is the half way connection between Siem Reap and Pakse, the southern city of Laos. Although it is a quiet town at the moment but it will becoming a potential tourist stop over in the future. Overnight in Tbeng Mean Chey. Dinner and overnight in Tbeng Mean Chey at 3*hotel.
💢 Day 9: Preah Khan (Kampong Svay) (75km)
Breakfast outside the hotel. Today, the cycling route is divided into 2 section of paved road and dirt track. We cycle 35km on the paved road but quiet and enjoy the scenery of Tbeng hills along side passing some farms of casava and corns and other crops. After a snack stop at the junction, we turn right off road to cycle on another 30km dirt track. We enjoy lunch half way in the village. Afternoon, we arrive at Preah Khan Kampong Svay and visit the temple complex. This quiet and remote temple hidden in the jungles and stay away from the crowded Angkor complex. It was founded in 11th century, by the King Suryavarman I and it was the royal residence of the King Suryavarman II. The great King of Angkor, Jayavarman VII has lived there during the war with Champa Kingdom to recapture Angkor campital back from the Chams invading in 1181. Overnight home-stay in Ta Seng Village.
💢 Day 10: Siem Reap (65km)
Breakfast at the home-stay. Today, we enjoy one of the most scenic bike ride through the countryside and the villages back to Siem Reap. We cycle pass some of the remote villages and stop to chat with some local people and say hello to the children. They have wondeful smile and do not see tourists pass by before. They love pens and pencils and see their photo in the digital camera as non of this exists in the village. Again, we stop for lunch in front of a Buddhist temple and have a quick visit inside the temple. Please take off your shoes and helmet. After lunch, we cycle the last section of the dirt track before reaching to the National Road No.6. Then we transfer 90km about 1 hour 15 minutes back to Siem Reap. Farewell dinner and Overnight at 4*hotel in Siem Reap.
💢 Day 11: Siem Reap Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for your departure flight in Siem Reap. End of cycling Cambodia 11 days!
|💢 Private group price:
Our full package include:
- Private air-conditioned vehicle for transfer and back up as itinerary: airport pickup, drop off and transfer before, after the biking loops.
- Mt. Bike (Trek/Cannondale/GT bicycle 27.5”), helmet
- Plenty of water provided throughout the day when cycling
- Snacks and local fruits
- Cycling Certified English Speaking Guide
- 1 first aid kit per guide
- Cycling guide will have a full set of travel bike tools
- 1 main support vehicle will have spare parts
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
- Sightseeing tickets were mentioned in the itinerary.
- Accommodation as listed below each day.
- Boat trip for floating market and ferry
Our services don’t include:
- Visa arrangement
- Any International and domestic flights
- Meals other than mentioned above
- Soft drinks, or beverages beyond water – we can add this into costs at agents request
- Beverage and alcoholic drinks at mealtimes
- E-bike surcharge 25 USD/person
- Single supplement surcharge
- Energy drinks or powders, performance bars, or performance gels (Gatorade, Powerbars, Gu, Isostar, etc)
- Personal Travel Insurance and Health insurance for Covid treatment.
- Personal expenditure (Laundry, telephone)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion.
- Other language speaking guides