Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

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Visiting: Cambodia

Hotel & Bike

6 nights from £1124 to £1392pp
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Guiding Guided i
Level Easy to Moderate i
Standard Superior i
Code CA003
Good For Riverside Routes, Solo
Distance 148mi/238km
Runs Feb, Jul, Aug, Oct, Dec
Departs Monday
Fly to Phnom Penh
Return from Siem Reap

Overview

What to expect

Take in the best of Cambodia’s culture and heritage on this fascinating six night cycling tour. Begin by exploring the beautiful temples and lively sights and sounds of Phnom Penh before pedalling through Cambodia's lush countryside to see the rice paddies and stilted houses of rural Cambodia.

Four nights in the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Siem Reap provides the freedom to cycle to the incredible Angkor Wat, the Bayon Temple, Ta Prohm and the Temple at Banteay Srei. You will watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat and enjoy a sunset cruise on Tonle Sap Lake after a visit to a floating village.

This tour is on flat terrain and is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness as the emphasis is on the sites and destinations that you'll visit along the way.

  • The temples of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor
  • Sunset cruise & a floating village on Tonle Sap lake
  • The colonial charm of Phnom Penh and rural Cambodia
  • Flat terrain suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Mon): Phnom Penh 19 miles (31 km)

    Start with a cycle tour of the capital, visiting the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda with over 5,000 silver tiles and the National Museum. Take a ferry across the river to see artisans weaving silk before having dinner in a restaurant where former street kids are trained.

  • Day 2 (Tue): Phnom Penh – Oudong 29 miles (46 km)

    Cycle on back roads through rice paddies and passing stilted houses to Oudong, the old capital of Cambodia. Walk up the 400 plus steps to the top of the hill with great views over Oudong before a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide to learn about Cambodia’s darker history.

  • Day 3 (Wed): Phnom Penh - Kampong Thom - Siem Reap 24 miles (38 km)

    After a two hour transfer to Kampong Thom we pedal through the 7th century temple complex of Sambor Prey Kuk, one of the oldest in Cambodia. After a lunch prepared by the local community, we will enjoy a beautiful cycle through small villages, before heading back to Siem Reap.

  • Day 4 (Thu): Siem Reap - Angkor Temples 19 miles (30 km)

    Cycle to see the iconic temples of Ta Prohm, overgrown with fig and silk-cotton trees before continuing to Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and the Terrace of the Elephants. After lunch we explore Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world before cycling back to Siem Reap.

  • Day 5 (Fri): Siem Reap - Banteay Srei - Kbal Spean 30 miles (48 km)

    Cycle through the countryside to Banteay Srei Temple with its well-preserved stone carvings before continuing to Kbal Spean to see submersed carvings and a pretty waterfall. Transfer back to Siem Reap.

  • Day 6 (Sat): Siem Reap - Rolous temples - Tonle Sap Sunset Cruise 16 miles (25 km)

    Wake up early to watch an Angkor Wat sunrise before a cycle ride to the Rolous, the first town that the Kings of Cambodia built, to see the temples of Preah Ko and Bakong.  Relax by the pool in the afternoon before visiting a floating village and a sunset cruise on Tonle Sap lake. Finish the evening with a farewell dinner.

  • Day 7 (Sun): Depart from Siem Reap 12 miles (20 km)

    Take a short scenic cycle ride to a silk farm and workshop before transferring back to Siem Reap for onward travel.

Accommodation

3* & 4* hotels

We use a good mix of 3* & 4* hotels and the accommodation will mostly be the best of what is available while maintaining a lovely local charm.

  • 3* & 4* hotels
  • Full Board
  • Support vehicle is always available
  • Luggage transfers included

Dates & Prices

Please click on a departure date for price options at a glance 

Price includes

  • 6 nights accommodation 
  • Board basis: Full board 
  • Service of a local English-speaking guide 
  • An air-conditioned support vehicle available for assistance
  • Transfers during the tour
  • Luggage transportation
  • Water, fruit and soft drinks while cycling

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Visas
  • Cycle helmets
  • Drinks during meals
  • Tips

Minimum age 14 

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire included

A 24-27 gear mountain bike is included.

It has a lightweight alloy frame, front suspension, v-brakes and Shimano components. Basic spares and tools are carried by the guide and on the support vehicle. A water bottle is provided. 

E-bike upgrade
£190

Giant Explorer E+ bikes 

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Phnom Penh

Getting back

Fly from Siem Reap

News, Reviews & FAQs

FAQs

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Will I have a local guide?

Yes, your guide will be English speaking and local. The local guide will be a highlight of your tour as they are experienced and will pass on their knowledge and passion for their country. They will show you the best places to eat, help you meet local people along the way and give you a real feel for the local culture. 

Can I take a break from the cycling?

Yes, if you want to take a break, jump into the the air conditioned support vehicle that is always available.    

What will the group size be?

This tour will run with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 16 guests. If the group is 9 people or more you will have two guides. 

Is there a single supplement?

No, there is no extra charge for single travellers if you share a room with another same sex single guest. If you want your own room you can pay a supplement. 

Can you arrange my flights?

Flights are not included with our tours. However, we are more than happy to offer advice on long haul and regional flights, based on our extensive experience of travel in Asia.

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