See more than the incredible legacy of the Khmer empire-- take a glimpse into rural Cambodian life!
There are few biking experiences that compare with cycling beneath towering fig trees among a thousand years of Khmer history at Angkor.
The ancient Khmer capital of Angkor is today one of the most remarkable and impressive sights in all of Asia. For much of its 600 years, the Angkor empire's regional power was unmatched, and under a number of its 'god-kings' such as Jayavarman the 7th the artistic exploits of the Khmer kingdom were unrivalled.
With our trusted Cambodian cycle guide to show you the way and an experienced temple guide following in a support vehicle, we are able to offer an interesting, exciting and a totally different way to visit Angkor.
Although the temples are the main attraction, one of the most remarkable facets of Angkor is that it is at the heart of a bustling Khmer countryside community. Not only is the town of Siem Reap close by, but there are dozens of farming communities scattered around the historical park. Ordinary Cambodian people going about their everyday life in this extraordinary place.
Although we ride on a wide range of trails, many of which are off-road, this tour is suitable for anyone with basic fitness.
The roads are tarmac or broken tarmac and there are no technical mountain bike sections.
We ride as a group, with experienced cycle guides setting an even pace and stop often to visit points of interest and sample some of the local food. Our support vehicle follows close behind with plenty of refreshments
This trip has a specific Temple Guide who is extremely knowledgeable on the temple complex and can also explain the local area, history, customs and way-of-life each time we stop. For groups of less than four people you have a choice of a cycling guide or a temple guide in the support vehicle.
Itinerary / Activity Schedule
Day 1 - Siem Reap 0 km
- Pick up from Airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of day free . Overnight at the Royal Crown Hotel.
Day 2 - 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 before starting the Grand Circuit which includes Angkor Thom, the South Gate, the Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. After a picnic lunch continue to cycle to Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm, Ta Keo and back to Siem Reap. We do stop at each major temple area and you will have plenty of time to explore and take pictures as your temple guide will inform you about all the history of this magnificent area. At sunset we return to the temples by car for a sunset view from Phnom Bakheng. Lunch at Angkor Cafe. Overnight at the Royal Crown Hotel.
Day 3 - Siem Reap 51 km
- Leaving Siem Reap by bike after breakfast we enter the temple complex by an alternative route and much quieter gate. We then ride through the complex taking some smaller roads. Once we leave the main complex we enter into the countryside and we turn off the main tourist road to Banteay Srei. We will pass many local villages and schools and people going about their day to day business and getting a really good feel for life in Cambodia. On the way we have a chance to visit Banteay Samre often missed but well worth a visit. This is one of the best rides on the tour. We stop at Banteay Srei for a well earned rest before continuing on to Kbal Spean (River of 1,000 Lingas) and lunch at Sovann Kbal Spean restaurant. After lunch hiking to the top to view the riverbed carvings, we hike back to the start point and transfer by bus back to Siem Reap. Overnight at the Royal Crown Hotel.
Day 4 - Siem Reap 45 km
- Leave after breakfast to cycle to the small village of Kro Bey Real and another chance to ride in the countryside surrounding Siem Reap. After we head to the Tonle Sap and take a short cruise through the floating villages. (If water levels are too low to do visit the floating village we will visit the Roulus group of temples). On the return ride we will ride on the opposite of the river passing through many of the local communities before arriving back in Siem Reap. Lunch at Cafe Indochine. Overnight at the Royal Crown Hotel.
Day 5 - Siem Reap 0 km
Free time until transfer to airport for onward flight
- Cycle support by air conditioned vehicles
- Pick up from airport on day 1
- Drop off at airport on day 5
- 4 nights accommodation (twin share)
- Bike hire and spares
- All entrances to museums and sites mentioned including 3 day temple pass
- All water and snacks while riding
- Cambodian English speaking guide Temple guide
- Cambodian cycling guide for groups 3
- All meals mentioned
- International flights
- Departure tax/visa fees
- Alcoholic, and other beverages in the evenings
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary
- Children below 5 years old are not allowed to join the regular scheduled tours. They can be included in private bookings.
- This trip is suitable for all levels of riders and is an excellent trip for families.
- 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.
- 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.
- The following information per participant will be required upon booking:
• Full name
• Height (in cm) to select correct bike size