Biking Coastal towns and Angkor Wat

Routing: Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville - Kampot - Bokor - Kampot - Takeo - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Siem Riep

Best Highlights of the tour


Fit yourself and take this biking adventure tour in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Angkor Complex. Also have a more laid back time along the Silhanoukville coastal beach. Spend your time relaxing with the breathtaking natural backdrops of Cambodia's provinces, local treats and French colonial architectures, worth to witness in every pace of your ride.
Fit yourself and take this biking adventure tour in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Angkor Complex. Also have a more laid back time along the Silhanoukville coastal beach. Spend your time relaxing with the breathtaking natural backdrops of Cambodia's provinces, local treats and French colonial architectures, worth to witness in every pace of your ride.

Day 1: Arrival in Phnom Penh
Upon arrival in Phnom Penh you will meet our guide at the airport and transfer to hotel downtown. It is depend on the time you arrival that you would have a short city tour in the afternoon or just relax in the hotel after check-in. Phnom Penh is a bustling capital where traditional Asian customs meet essential western customs in a very charming way. In the evening we will have a tour briefing and welcome dinner with Khmer delicacies. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Summary
Transfer airport – hotel:  20 mins
Meal:    Welcome dinner
Accommodation:  Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 2: Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville 
After our breakfast we depart for Cambodia’s foremost beach resort: Sihanoukville. Upon arrival in Sihanoukville we check in hotel and enjoy the beach.
In the late afternoon we will fit the bikes and have a ride around town to “get in the mood of cycling”. We will visit a pagoda on top of the hill from where you can admire a great view along the coast of Sihanoukville before we return to our hotel. Overnight in Sihanoukville.

Summary
Transfer to Sihanoukville:  3.5 hrs
Meal:    Breakfast
Accommodation:  Hotel in Sihanoukville

Day 3: Sihanoukville – Kampot
After breakfast we transfer about 15km out of town to avoid the steep hills and heavy traffic. The ride today is a real challenge for any rider not because of the difficult terrain but the long distance. We have to cover 80km. However, the support vehicle will be ready whenever you need. We cycle the coastal road to Kampot town which have the magnificent Elephant Mountains as a backdrop. We will ride through peaceful countryside and encounter friendly locals who will greet you with broad smiles and curious faces. Picnic lunch on the way.
Kampot is a small provincial capital situated on the banks of a river with a relaxing and shady boulevard. There are still many French colonial buildings present in town and it has a truly relaxing atmosphere overlooking the mountain range and sunset over the river. Overnight in Kampot. 

Summary
Biking:    80 km, smooth paved road
Meal:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation:  Hotel in Kampot

Day 4: Rabbit Island
A trip to the Cambodian coast simply would not be complete without some true island relaxation. In the morning after breakfast we take a short boat ride takes us to neighboring island of 'Koh Tonsai', or Rabbit Island, leaving us to enjoy the beaches, swimming, snorkeling and lunch with seafood. We also explore the island to learn about the simple rural life of the island's residents.
In the afternoon, take the boat back to Kampot. Overnight in Kampot.

Summary
Meal:    Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel in Kampot

Day 5: Kampot – Takeo 
After breakfast we depart for Takeo, a small town that is truly Cambodian in any sense. Today is also a long riding day with 75km we have to cover. Again, the support vehicle will be ready whenever you need. Today we will have a combination of smooth paved road and slightly bumpy village roads. The accommodation for tonight is basic but comfortable enough to spend a night in Takeo. Dinner in local restaurant and overnight in guest house. 

Summary
Biking:   75 km, smooth paved road combined with village road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse in Takeo

Day 6: Takeo – Phnom Penh 
We depart early for Phnom Penh. The first leg of the trip is peaceful with riding through villages and fields. We would see Cambodian farmers working hard on their farms. We stop several times for a snack break and continue towards Tonle Bati Temple, an ancient Angkorian style temple which has been preserved quite well. The pretty garden around it makes it a great treat before you explore the massive Angkor Wat complex. Overnight in Phnom Penh. Lunch in local restaurant and then we continue cycling to ward Phnom Penh. We arrive in Phnom Penh in late afternoon. Check in hotel and quite sure that we would be in mood for a glass of Angkor beer. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Summary
Biking:   75 km, smooth paved road combined with village road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 7: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the airport for a short flight to Siep Riep. Upon your arrival in Siem Reap we check in hotel and free at leisure until lunch. The highlight of your trip awaits you at Angkor Wat and you will start cycling the 8km towards the complex as soon as you finished your lunch. Today we just make an orientation tour by bicycle passing impressive temples of Angkor Wat, Bayon, ta Prohm,…Back to the hotel in afternoon. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Summary
Biking:   15 km, smooth paved road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 8: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex
After breakfast we start exploring Angkor Wat by bike. Angkor Wat is one of the biggest religious monuments in the world and represents the Khmer heritage. It’s stunning base relief, massive towers and huge entrance way will simply awe you in every sense.
We continue heading to the former capital Angkor Thom (Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants) and Ta Prohm. Ta Prohm is famous for its massive overgrown trees. It was used as set for the movie Tomb Raider. Lunch in local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we cycle to Banteay Kdey and explore this massive complex before we head back to Siem Reap for refreshing ourselves and dinner. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Summary
Biking:   25 km, smooth paved road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 9: Siem Reap – Banteay Srey – Siem Reap
After breakfast at the hotel we depart for Banteay Srey. Banteay Srey remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia and offers stunning bass relief and other stone carvings. The temple is only small in size but of huge significance in understanding the Angkorian Era. On the way to Siem Reap we pass Banteay Samre, a miniature Angkor Wat, which is relatively unexplored. The road to these temples passes pretty countryside. From there we cycle through the Angkor Complex back to Siem Reap. Along the way you will be able to enjoy the stunning views of some of the most impressive temples of the Angkor Complex. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Summary
Biking:   60 km, flat country road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 10: Siem Reap – Rolous – Beng Mealea (60km) B,L,D
After breakfast in hotel we start cycling towards Rolous group. The oldest Angkor temple complex around Angkor and dates back to the 8th and 9th century. The three main temples are Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong. After our exploration and a picnic lunch we continue to Beng Mealea Temple which is truly a hidden gem in jungle. Upon our arrival we set up our camp and enjoy dinner at the campsite. Overnight camping.

Summary
Biking:   60 km, flat country road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping

Day 11: Beng Mealea – Phnom Kulen – Siem Reap
After breakfast at the campsite we explore Beng Mealea. Beng Mealea is a relatively unexplored temple. This huge complex is covered by jungle and receive few visitor. It’s a real treat for anyone who loves nature, religion and history.
We continue our ride to the foot of the Phnom Kulen Hills. It’s only a short ride to Kulen along a very deserted main road that leads through great local villages and nice paddy fields. From there we continue our riding towards Siem Reap. The last 20km will lead us pass several temples and mainly countryside. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Summary
Biking:   30 km, flat country road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 12: Siem Reap – Grand Circuit of Angkor – Tonle Sap – Siem Reap
After breakfast we set off for the morning ride towards the “Grand Circuit” of Angkor Wat. This road will lead pass temples such as Preah kahn, Neak Pean and West Mebon. The shady roads contribute to a nice experience and through the forest you will be able to “discover” some great structures from the 12th and 13th century.
In the afternoon we transfer to the lake. The Tonle Sap Lake lies in the heart of Cambodia. It’s the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia and its biodiversity put the Tonle Sap on the Ecological Wonders of the World list. Half of the Cambodian population relies on this lake. The many floating villages are spectacular to see and on this tour you will visit Chhong Kneas, one of the largest floating villages. Overnight in 
Siem Reap.

Summary
Biking:   45 km, flat country road
Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep

Day 13: Departure
After breakfast you are free to explore the town of Siem Reap and shopping in local market. Transfer you to the airport and wish you a great flight back home 

Summary
Transfer Hotel - Airport: 20 mins
Meals:    Breakfast
Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

• Hotel room base on twin shared
• Camping with twin shared tent
• Domestic air ticket one way PHN - REP
• Meals as indicated in the program
• Support vehicle for the whole trip
• All airport transfer with AC vehicle
• English speaking guide
• Mountain bike & helmet
• Boat trip on Tonle Sap
• 01 bottle of drinking water per day
• Sightseeing and entrance fee
• First-aid kit


Tour Exclusions:

• Visa
• International air-ticket and airport tax
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses

Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
Group size: 08 persons  
Depart from: Phnom Penh
End at:   Siem Riep
When:    Year round
Activities:   Cycling, Angkor temples exploration, Boat trip
Biking grade:   Moderate to Challenging 
Transportation:  Mountain bike, AC vehicle, Boat
Accommodation:  10 night hotel, 1 night guesthouse, 1 night camping
Tour guide:   English speaking guides 

Meals
- Day 1: Welcome Dinner
- Day 2: Breakfast
- Day 3:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 6-9: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 10-11: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 12: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 13: Breakfast 
Food
All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. In big towns we will enjoy Khmer cuisine in fine restaurants. Once we travel away from big towns, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce.
Please inform us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirement.
Hotel & Camping
In main cities we use the finest 3-star with centre location. In remote towns we use the best accommodation available. Please contact us if you prefer higher hotel category.
Our campsite would be at either scenic site or near local villages. You will be provided with double tent, air mattress, mosquito net, sleeping bag or blanket. Shower is available at the campsite.
Our tour guide
The tour will be guided by our local tour guides who are experienced in guiding culture tour and biking tours. They have been carefully trained in their field. They are also fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, they have been trained in first-aid and they know how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with them.
The biking day
A typical biking day starts at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the distance. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 or 5. During the biking we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.
What to bring
Biking shoes or sandal, sun block, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, rain coat, flash-light, toiletries, original passport.

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

Tour at Glance

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13 days 12 nights


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Day by Day Program:


Day 1: Arrival in Phnom Penh
Day 2: Transfer to Sihanoukville
Day 3: Ride to Kampot
Day 4: Island tour in Kampot
Day 5: Ride to Takeo
Day 6: Ride to Phnom Penh
Day 7: Fly to Siem Riep
Day 8: Explore Angkor Wat by bike
Day 9: Ride to Banteay Srey
Day 10: Ride to Beng Mealea
Day 11: Ride back to Siem Riep thru Phnom Kulen 
Day 12: Ride to the Grand Circuit and boat trip on Tonle Sap 
Day 13: Departure

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