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Cambodia Cycle Tour – Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Style:Group Difficulty: Easy Length:8 days

Join us on this amazing Cambodia Cycle Tour. Exclusively put together by Tour de Vines. Departing Siem Reap and cycling to Phnom Penh, this 8 day immersive tour gets you up close & personal with this incredible country. 

The unique part of this tour is that it’s not all about the cycling.

This Cambodia Cycle Tour includes an ‘away from the crowds’ fully guided experience at UNESCO listed Angkor Wat.  This is an experience in itself, and worth coming to Cambodia for on its’ own.   Learn the fascinating story of these ancient temples, see the sunrise over the pagodas and visit less touristy temples on this inspiring visit.

Learn the secrets of Asian cooking with our exclusive group cooking class. Start with a market visit to buy produce which is always great fun.  Be surprised by how good the food in Cambodia is!

We visit rural villages with smiling locals, take a ride on a ferry with our bikes over Lake Tonle Sap and experience real life in Asia.  We will also learn about some of the darker history of Cambodia with guided Killing Fields tours whilst in Phnom Penh.

The cycling component has been specifically developed for recreational cyclists, averaging around 45kms per days on flat and easy terrain.  The cycling is fully guided and supported with a support van never far away.

This Cambodia Cycle tour is great value. Your accommodation has been carefully selected to be boutique style, traditional Cambodian whilst having all the comforts of a 4 star equivalent.  As an example, in Siem Reap we often use the The Cyclo d’Angkor Boutique Hotel.  Breakfasts and dinners are also included.

We have carefully timed the tour date to take advantage of favourable Cambodia weather at that time of year.  Not too hot, and not too wet.

2017/18 Cambodia Cycle Tour Dates

2017: Arrive anytime Phnom Penh Sunday July 23rd, tour concludes in Siem Reap morning Sunday July 30th

2018: Arrive anytime Phnom Penh Monday January 15th tour concludes in Siem Reap morning Monday Jan 22nd

2018: Arrive anytime Phnom Penh Monday Tuesday February 13th tour concludes in Siem Reap morning Tuesday February 20th

Tour Highlights

  • Full day guided cycling tour of UNESCO listed Angkor Wat in Siem Reap (escape the crowds, visit lesser known but equally impressive temples, watch the sunrise over this stunning site).

  • Participate in a wok style cooking class at a local cooking school and learn the secrets to great Asian flavours

  • The weather. We have timed this tour to take advantage of warm but dry weather in Cambodia, and not too hot and not too wet!

  • Warm welcoming locals and incredibly friendly villages.

Itinerary at a glance   

Day 1- Arrive Siem Reap
Arrive at your leisure into Siem Reap.  A bike fitting & group dinner before the following early morning ride, meet your guides, and each other for a social evening.

Day 2- Angkor Wat Tour
An early start, we cycle to and around Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom (Bayon) and Ta Prohm, an amazing day!  Dinner at Cuisine Wat Damnak, fine dining restaurant with 6 course degustation of local food made with French techniques by Chef Joannes Rivière. Cycling 45kms approx flat. 

Day 3- Siem Reap to Battambang
An adventurous day on the bikes, exploring real rural villages on the way to Battambang.  We catch a boat, cycle quiet back rounds, some off roads and take a short bus ride to avoid busy sections of road.   We also enjoy a guided fresh food market tour before our fun Cooking class where we learn the secrets to Asian cuisine.  Cycling: 30km highway transit via van - 18km off road cycling – 10km boat – 17km off road cycling – 18km transit via van

Day 4- Battambang to Pursat
We start with a drive to a selected area in rural Pursat province then jump on our bikes for a ride through local communities and villages & farmland on our way to Pursat.  Cycling: 42km off road.

Day 5- Pursat to Phnom Penh
A morning drive after breakfast from Pursat to a selected area for our cycle departure. We then cycle via the lovely Tonle Sap lake through local friendly villages on the way into Phnom Penh.  Tonight a social dinner at Romdeng Restaurant, part of the Friends International family, promoting vocational training to disadvantaged youth.   Cycling:  50km (all flat, 20km rural, 30km highway)  

Day 6- Kampot
Our cycling day out starts at salt lakes, then pepper plantation tour. Arrive at Kep fresh crab market for lunch. Cycling:  38km (reasonably flat to surrounding salt lakes, pepper farms and crab market) or optional 60km with return cycling as an option.  Dinner at 'Fish Market' fine dining restaurant.

Day 7- Phnom Penh
A day of cycling from Phnom Penh with an historic tour of the sad history of the Killing Fields. Dinner at ‘Dine in the Dark’ experience. Three course served in pitch black by blind waiters, a truly unique experience.

Day 8- Phom Penh- departure/final day
Today is departure date, when we say good bye to our wonderful local guides, and each other.  Collect emails of your new friends, and arrange your transfers to the airport or onward journey.

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