Cycling route: Siem Reap - Angkor Complex - Battambang - Pu Sat - Kamphong Klnang - Phnom Penh - Ta Keo - Kep - Ream Nantional Park - Sihanouk Ville - Chi Phat - Tai Ta - Phnom penh.
Day 1: Siem Reap-Angkor Complex
After hearty breakfast in hotel, we kick off our pedals and set off our way 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. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel and visiting Angkor Complex
Accommodation: Angkor Paradise Hotel****
Cycling distance: 35 Km
Day 2: Banteay Srei and River of Thousand Lingas
Following to brilliant breakfast in hotel, we hop up our bike from hotel, cycle on main road to Angkor Wat turn left to the west. Continue to cycle 2km before turn right to the rural road. The road is good for cycling as you can avoid the busy traffic but you can see rice field, village, pagoda. Arrive in Banteay Srei before lunch. Visit (45 minutes) Banteay Srei temple known as women citadel (built in 967 A.D dedicated to Brahma). While some of temple are impressive because of their sheer size, Banteay Srei stands alone in the quality of its construction and decoration. Its pink sandstone walls are decorated with what some consider the best carving of all, and still an excellent state of preservation.
Continue cycling to visit Kbal Spean, the River of Thousands Lingas, lying under the river bed, people believe it brings fertility and blessing Angkor area as the river flows to Siem Reap. Walk 1,200meters to visit the Lingas and enjoy lunch and the water fall. On the way back, cycle on the main road to visit Landmine Museum of Mr. Akira. Mr. Ra is dedicated to clearing the Cambodian countryside of landmines laid during the years of conflict and relies entirely on visitors' donation to fund his work. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Activities: Cycling and exploring Angkor Temple
Accommodation: Angkor Paradise Hotel****
Cycling distance: 90 Km
Day 3: Siem Reap – Battambang
Having early breakfast in hotel, we will cycle 15 minutes to catch morning boat to battambang. The boat has toilet and life jacket and takes about 2 - 3 hours. It is one of the best boat trip in Cambodia to cross the Sangker river viewing the fishermen and all their activities on the river. Then crossing Tonle Sap lake (South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake). It is the main reserve for water when the Mekong is flooded, without the lake, Cambodia will be flooded every year. In rainy season, the water reaches 10,000 square Km when it is only 5,000 square Km in dry season. The lake is as important as for the human-being and the fish, birds and other wild animals. One hour before reaching the dock, the boat passes Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary home and breeding area for some thousands of water birds. After crossing Tonle Sap lake, we arrive at Chong Kneas floating village. The village combines of Cambodian, Muslim and Vietnamese and they move up and down depends on the season. All the houses are floating with support of the bamboo. After arrival at the dock, get off and prepare to ride bicycle 15km to our hotel. Overnight in Battambang.
Activities: Cycling and Boat Trip
Accommodation: Bambu Hotel
Cycling distance: 30 Km
Day 4: Battam Bang - Pursat
Have hearty breakfast in hotel, we will transfer out of the town to avoid the busy traffic. After arriving at Prek Chik, we commence cycling on single track then turn left to Moung Roussei .we Continue cycling following the man made canal. This is one of the longest man made canal in Cambodia about 60km. This man made canal called Prek Chik was made during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979. During the Khmer Rouge times, they evacuate people from the city to the countryside and forced them to work hard in the field from sunrise to sunset to reach their target of highest rice production. But people got very little food to eat, as the result there were almost 3 million people died of starvation, diseases and mass killing. Have lunch enroute. After lunch, we keep our pedals to Damnak Ampil for refreshment. Then take the last stage to hotel. Check in hotel and relaxe until dinner time.
Activities: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation: KM Hotel
Cycling distance: 95 Km
Day 5: Pursat – Kampong Chlnang
Have break fast in hotel, we commence cycling trip from hotel to Kampong Luong. Turn off the single track and dirt road lead to floating village. Spending our time to visit and contact with local people to understand their life. It is the unique floating village which has a better touch as the floating village near Siem Reap Angkor is too crowded with tourists. We continue our trip to on dirt road Bomnok village. Have lunch in village. After lunch, we gear up our bike for second stage to Kdol, on the way , we challenge some buffalo paths and big potholes, sometime cross over stream as raining seasons. We enjoy tarmac road lead to hotel in the third stages. Upon arrival, do check in and relax with cold beer. Dinner and stayover night in Kampong Chlnang.
Activities: Cycling from hotel - Hotel
Cycling distance:100 Km
Day 6: Kampong Chhnang-Phnom Penh
Breakfast at the hotel. Cycle to visit Udong, the former capital of Cambodia in 18 century. There remains some of the previous king stupa stand high on the hill. Enjoy picnic lunch at the food of the hill. After lunch, experience bamboo train with local people. Local people still make use of this bamboo train for transportation as the train from Phnom Penh has stopped running. In the near future, the railways will be repaired and the train from Phnom Penh to Thais border will be operating again. Or we continue to cycle another 30km to Phnom Penh. Dinner & overnight in Phnom Penh
Activities: Cyclinom hotel- Hotel
Accommodation:Eco Garden Residence
Cycling distance:90 Km
Day 7: PhnomPenh city tour
Explore this bustling city’s major sights by van, including Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. In the afternoon cycle to the Independence Monument, Tuol Sleng Museum and Choeung Ek killing fields.
Activities: Visiting city landmarks
Accommodation: Eco Garden Residence
Cycling distance: No
Day 8: Phnom Penh – Ta Keo
Following to hearty breakfast in hotel, we take transfer to avoid busy city for 15 minutes. Upon arriving of cycling point, we commence cycling to visit Ta Phrom and Yeary Pov temples (12 century). Take a break for water and snack before heading to Phnom Chisor to visit the hill top 11th century temple. Enjoy packed lunch overlook the scenery of the countryside. Afternoon, cycle to Takeo passing Ta Mok's house, the former general commander of the Khmer Rouge. Takeo is a less visited town with much relation to the past history. Board on the boat for sunset to Phnom Da to visit the hill top temple former the capital of Khmer Empire in the early century known as Funan. Overnight in Takeo
Activities: Transferring and Cycling
Cycling distance:75 Km
Day 9: Ta keo – Kep
Breakfast in Takeo. Today, we cycle the whole route from Ta keo to Kep on some sealed road and dirt road. The road is good enough for cycling where people enjoy more scenery on the dirt road and they get some speeds on sealed road. We cycle pass the railway which is under construction and some small villages and towns. We stop for lunch in Kampong Trach district. Afternoon, we cycle on the back road to take the short cut at Damnak Chang Eu. If people get tired, they can get on the back up van and the rest can continue until the beach town Kep located on the small hill overlook the ocean and Rabbit Island. Dinner and overnight at nice bungalow in Kep with private beach and swimming pool.
Activities: Cycling from Hotel - Hotel
Accommodation: Sunset Valley Resort****
Cycling distance: 85 Km
Day 10: Kep –KamPot - Ream National
Breakfast at the bungalow. We ride 3.5km along the coast line beach to the dock where we take the boat 15minutes to the nearest Rabbit Island to enjoy swimming and relaxing at the beautful beach. After the boat trip, we cycle 25km to Kampot town where we stop for lunch and we have a chance to cycle around this provincial town with some colonial charm of the French Old Building. Kampot is famous for pepper, durian and salt products. Afternoon, we cycle on the sealed road along Bokor Mountain leaving it in the back drop. We then complete our distance 75km at the junction town Veal Rinh. The National Raod No.4 from Veal Rinh is very busy, so we transfer this part for 45 minutes to Ream National Park. Overnight camping and enjoy sea food at Koh Sampoch.
Activities: Cycling and transferring
Accommodation: Night Camping
Cycling distance: 75 Km
Day 11: Sihanouk Ville - Off-Shore Islands – Snorkelling
After breakfast, we have a choice of trekking on Ream National Park 15km or mountain biking through the single trail in the jungle. Or we transfer 30 minutes to Sihanouk Ville where we take boat trip to 3 off-shore islands to do the snorkelling at Snake Island, relax and swim at Bamboo Island before returning back to Sihanouk Ville for overnight at wooden bungalow with private beach and seaview. This evening,you are free for you own choice dinner. Overnight in Sihanouk Ville.
Activities: Cycling, Snorkelling
Accommodation:Whil Beach Resort****
Cycling distance: No
Day 12: Sihanouk Ville - Chi Pat (Cardamom Mountain)
Breakfast at the bungalow. Today, our tour starts with a transfer from Sihanouk Ville to Andung Teuk about 2 hours were we take the boat to Chi Phat eco-tourism community base. We have another option where people like more cycling than taking the boat. We get off the van at Andung Teuk bridge and cycle on the dirt road through the sugar cane plantation. Welcome by our local community guide who will explain us about their activities community, eco-tourism base for sustainable development. Then we have to take a bamboo ferry crossing small river to check in our nice eco-lodge with nice garden overlooking the junction of the 2 river views. Dinner and overnight in Chi Phat.
Activities: cycling and transferring
Accommodation: Chi Phat ecolodge
Cycling distance: 45 Km
Day 13: Chi Phat - Ancient Jar Trails
Breakfast at the eco-lodge, we depart for mountain biking 20km through some the most beatiful scenery on this Southern Part of Cardamom Mountain. Our track is single trail, it has some up hill and down hill and we have to cross water point. Then we visit Peang Boran known as Burial Jar or the Mountain of Ancient Jars: This important Ancient Burial site of is an ancient burial site with clay jars and wooden coffins (National Geographic has produced a documentary about these artifacts). Return back to Chi Phat and enjoy swimming at Chrey Kbal Chhay water fall. We have dinner to enjoy sea food. Overnight at the Eco-Lodge.
Accommodation: Chi Phat Ecolodge***
Cycling distance: 40km
Day 14: Chi Phat - Ta Tai (Eco-Lodge)
Breakfast at the lodge. We cycle on the dirt road 17km toward Andung Teuk bridge. Then we cycle on the sealed road for another 42km to Trapaeng Rung. The sealed road here is not busy but the terrence is with some up and down hills. The highest alttitude on this Cardamom mountin is over 1,900m high. We have more regular stop less than 20km as we normally do on a flat road, for water and snack with some fruits and soft drinks to get energy on the top of the hill before getting down to get some speed to climb another hill. We have lunch at Trapaeng Rung. After lunch, we transfer about 45 minutes to Ta Tai bridge as it is hot in the afternoon. Then we take the boat 15 minutes to the Eco-Lodge. We have afternoon to Kayak along Ta Tai river for free of charge or take the boat 20 minutes to Ta Tai water fall (this option is USD15 charge by the Eco-Lodge). Dinner and overnight at Ta Tai Eco-Lodge.
Activities: Cycling and Transferring
Accommodation:Tai Ta Ecolodge***
Cycling distance: 59 Km
Day 15: Tai Tai - Koh Kong - Bangkok
Breakfast at the Eco-Lodge. Then we take the boat 15 minutes back to Ta Tai bridge where we start our cycling 23km up hill and down hill to Koh Kong. The scenery here is nice with fresh air and long mountains range a head of us. We cycle another 11km to the border where we stop for lunch before immigration process to cross the border. The border here is quiet and easy for crossing. Then say goodbye to our Cambodian cycling guide and driver before continuing the journey by van to Bangkok. Arrive in Bangkok in the early evening. At the end of this trip, we offer two options for the transfers to Bangkok for people who wish to continue traveling in Thailand or fly home. Another option is to transfer to Phnom Penh for people who wishes to fly out of Phnom Penh or continue to travel to Vietnam or Laos from Phnom Penh. Tour Ends.
Activities: Cycling and Transferring on ward
Cycling distance:34 Km
Tour include in:
- English speaking cycling guide ( other languages upon requests)
- Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy ( Three and Fours stars, Resorts, Bungalow)
- Meals details in itineraries ( 15 breakfast, 15lunches, 14 dinners)
- A/C transfer/ and transportation
- Van or bus supported during the cycling times.
- Truck supported for the group size from 6 and above.
- Trek mountain bikes – 4300 with disc brake, helmets and Cannodale trail 4, 5,disc brake, solo
- Boat trip in Battambang and Rabit Island.
- Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
- Bike tour pump, bike tools, spares tubes, spare bikes
- First aid kit
- Cold water box, small fresh towel.
- Mineral water for drinking
- Fruit and snack for cycling days.
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Optional excursions
- Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
- Visa fee
- Departure tax
- Tip for team and guide
- Visa fee in Cambodia, Vietnam and Thai Land