Biking Coastal towns and Phnom Penh

Routing: Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville - Kampot - Bokor - Kampot - Takeo - Phnom Penh

Best Highlights of the tour


This trip is for those who want to see a different and true Cambodia by discovering coastal towns in southern Cambodia. The ride through small towns and villages give you a great experience of this beautiful country. The trip is balanced with challenging biking day and laid back time on Sihanoukville beach and Rabbit Island.
This trip is for those who want to see a different and true Cambodia by discovering coastal towns in southern Cambodia. The ride through small towns and villages give you a great experience of this beautiful country. The trip is balanced with challenging biking day and laid back time on Sihanoukville beach and Rabbit Island.

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 city tour
Our city tour starts with a visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the site is a former high school which was used as the Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the communist Khmer Rouge regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979. Then head to the famous Royal Palace which was built in 1866 under the French protectorate and King Norodom and the National Museum, a treasure chest of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artifacts. After the museum, we will scale up the steps of a small hill to see Wat Phnom Temple, the birth place of Phnom Penh. Lunch in local restaurant. 
We will spend the rest of day shopping at the Central Market and Toul Tompong Market where you will feel a bustling daily life of local people with Cambodia’s special character through local specialties, their houses, their faces, Palaces and buildings of Khmer & Colonial style architecture

Summary
City tour:     Full-day
Meal:    Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Departure
Breakfast and free at leisure until you transfer to the airport for flight home. Trip finishes.

Summary
Transfer hotel - airport: 30 mins
Meals:    Breakfast

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.

Group size Price guide (USD/person)

Services and Activities included:

• Hotel room base on twin shared
• Camping with twin shared tent
• Meals as indicated in the program
• Support vehicle for the whole trip
• All airport transfer with AC vehicle
• English speaking guide
• Mountain bikes & helmet
• 01 bottle of drinking water per day
• Sightseeing and entrance fee
• First-aid kit


Tour Exclusions:

• Visa
• Air-ticket and airport tax
• Travel Insurance
• Personal expenses

Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Group size:   08 persons  
Depart from:   Phnom Penh
End at:   Phnom Penh
When:    Year round
Activities:   Cycling, Angkor temples exploration, Beach relaxation
Biking grade:   Moderate to Challenging 
Transportation:  Mountain bike, AC vehicle, Boat
Accommodation:  6 night hotel, 1 night guesthouse
Tour guide:   English speaking guide 

Meals
- Day 1: Welcome Dinner
- Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 3: Breakfast
- Day 4:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 7: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 8: 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

Trip Duration:

8 days 7 nights


Activity:

Biking,


Group size:

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Max: 0


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  • Day by Day Program:


    Day 1: Arrival in Phnom Penh
    Day 2: City tour of Phnom Penh
    Day 3: Transfer to Sihanoukville
    Day 4: Ride to Kampot
    Day 5: Island tour in Kampot
    Day 6: Ride to Takeo
    Day 7: Ride to Phnom Penh
    Day 8: Departure

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