What To Expect
Centred in the Mekong River, the small island of Koh Dach preserves the rich traditions of authentic Cambodian culture: Village women weave by hand delicate silks, while, just down the orchard lane, monks wearing brilliant saffron robes collect morning alms. Local village life here exemplifies a beautiful simplicity.
Suited for all riders, including families, our day-long Koh Dach bicycle tour begins when we pick you up from your Phnom Penh hotel between 7-7:45 a.m. In our private van, we'll make a short transfer to the local ferry where, bikes and all, we'll cross the Mekong River.
Once on the island, we'll take to bikes, touring by dirt paths the island's small communities and fruit orchards. These orchard branches, heavy with ripe fruit, shade much of our bike trail as we ride into the island communities. Under elevated shophouses, we'll stop shortly to see silk weavers on looms create the supple fabric.
Continuing on further down the coastal roads, the fruit orchards give way to vibrant vegetable farms. Reaching a far edge of the island, we'll navigate a sandy bank, which quickly expands into a white, small beach. In the shade of river huts, which are elevated over the Mekong River, we'll lunch on local specialties. There's even an opportunity here for a shallow swim or inner tube rental.
In the afternoon, we'll cycle past historic Khmer temples and the local school before returning to the ferry pier. The last leg of our journey consists of an afternoon boat ride lasting approximately 2 hours. Among the fishermen's longtails, our chartered boat meanders down the sparkling Mekong waters and ports at the Royal Palace. From here, we'll take the van again back to your hotels. We'll have you back to your hotel around 5 p.m.
This is a gentle 23 kilometer follows gravel paths, which may be a bit bumpy at times and is suitable for anyone that can ride a bike. The roads are flat, quiet countryside trails pass by many local communities.
We ride as a group, with an experienced cycle guide setting a gentle pace. Stopping often to visit points of interest, we also take the opportunity to sample some of the local food. Our support vehicle follows close behind with plenty provisions. Our guides are knowledgeable on the local area and customs and explain the history, culture and local way-of-life each time we stop.
Water, soft drinks and snacks are all included as well as lunch and supplies of quality mountain bike and helmet.
07:00 – 07:45 Pick-up from Phnom Penh hotel for transfer to our starting point at the ferry.
09:00 – 12:00 Take the small ferry across the Mekong River to Koh Dach. Cycle through orchards, villages, and vegetable farms to beach.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch at beach.
13:00 – 14:00 Continue our ride past Khmer-style temples, through small villages and again to the pier.
14:30 – 16:30 Boat ride down Mekong River to Phnom Penh's Royal Palace.
16:60 – 17:00 Transfer by private van back to hotel.
Pick-up and drop-off at Phnom Penh hotels
Air-con support vehicles rigged for bikes
All water and snacks whilst riding
Bike hire, helmet, and spares
Local English-speaking guides
Tips and gratuities
Child discount applies to children 5 to 11 years old for regular tours. No child discount for private tours. Children below 5 years old may join both regular and private tours for free.
All timings are approx and can vary depending on the traffic conditions and the speed of the group.
This tour follows gravel paths, which may be a bit bumpy at times.
The regular tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
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