What To Expect
Cycling has to be the best way to see the temples complexes of Angkor! Nothing can compare to cycling through a thousand years of Khmer history. Our Cambodian temple guide will ensure that full explanations are given on all that you will see. A remarkable facet of Angkor unlike many historical sites is that it is a hive of activity as there are dozens of farming communities dotted around this area, a chance to see ordinary Cambodian people going about their everyday life. This is a chance to see rural Cambodian life amongst a rich history.
We ride approximately 135 km on roads that are tarmac or broken tarmac. There are no real technical sections and this trip can be completed by most people.
Day 1: Siem Reap 30 km
Pick up from hotel or meet up at our bike depot for bike fitting and safety briefing. We then ride to the Angkor Temple complex. We will enter from the south and traverse up portions of tarmac road and jungle paths until we reach our first temple of today, Tah Prohm. After our visit here we'll carry on through the jungle and toward the eastern gate of Angkor Thom, ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. In the near center of this massive enclosure, we'll find the enigmatic temple of Bayon. This temple is known for its many smiling faces. As the sun reaches its zenith now, we'll take a short rest and lunch, before visiting the grandest temple of them all Angkor Wat. Depending upon the time, we can choose to return to Siem Reap after our visit to Angkor Wat for a brief rest before returning to the Angkor complex. This evening, we'll enjoy a beautiful sunset in the Angkor Park and return to our hotel by transfer.
Day 2: Siem Reap 60 km
Leaving Siem Reap by bike we strike out for the countryside. Our initial destination this morning is the village of Prah Dak, which lies not far from the temple complex. Once we pass through this quaint little village, we'll cycle down a narrow tarmac lane to Banteay Samre. Now we start getting deeper into the Cambodian countryside and pass many local villages and schools and people going about their day to day business. Ahead of us, the great sandstone ridge of Phnom Kulen rises up from the countryside. At the base of this mountain, we will stop for lunch and take a short 3km trek to Kbal Spean. Here we can see ancient riverbed carvings of Hindu gods in the "River of 1,000 Lingas." Once we finish here, we'll load up our bikes and transfer to Banteay Srei the gem of the Angkor area known for its exquisite bas relief carvings. Afterward, transfer to your back to Siem Reap.
Day 3: Siem Reap 45 km
After breakfast we leave the crowds behind and head towards the floating village and submerged forest of Kampong Phluk. The floating forest makes this tranquil place unique and is a treat for visitors. We enjoy a boat tour around the village, between trees breaking through the water surface and soak in the culture of living life on the water. We'll eat lunch at a local house before we get back on solid ground. As the day becomes warmer, we'll transfer to the village of Roulous, home to some of the earliest permanent structures built by the Khmers. We explore the three main temples here - Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong. Afterward we'll transfer back to Siem Reap.
Pick-up/drop-off at Siem Reap hotels
Cycle support by a/c vehicles
Bike hire and spares
All entrances to museums and sites mentioned including 3 day temple pass
All water and snacks whilst riding
Meals: 3 lunches
Local English speaking temple guide
Departure tax/visa fees
Alcoholic and other beverages in the evenings
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children 11 years old and below are not be allowed to join the regular and private tours.
This 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.
This tour follows a mix of tarmac and broken tarmac roads, vehicle-width dirt trails.
Support includes one or two air-conditioned minibuses specially rigged to take bikes and bikers.
Basic spares and tools are carried by the guide and on the support vehicle. However, carrying a basic tool kit, a spare tube and a pump while riding is recommended.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Recommended vaccinations are typhoid, polio, tetanus and hepatitis A. A certificate for Yellow Fever is required when arriving from an infected area within six days.
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5 days / 4 nights