Cambodia Adventure Cycling Tour
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Cambodia Adventure Cycling Tour

Travel the length of Cambodia by bike and explore both the embittered modern history and the fascinating ancient Angkorian wonders in 14 days. Beginning at the Thai border, you will ride through charming rural Cambodia, rich with Khmer history. Dedicate three days to exploring the fascinating temples of Angkor, traversing one thousand years of extraordinary ruins and compelling history. Phnom Penh is a cultural and historical pleasure, and there is ample time for beach relaxation and plenty of vibrant landscapes as you explore this breathtaking country.

Highlights include

  • Experience the Khmer heartland
  • Explore Battambang
  • One thousand years of magnificent ruins at the Angkor Complex
  • French Colonial Phnom Penh
  • The Tropical Island of Koh Tonsay
  • Beach Relaxation at Sihanounkville
  • Cycle through lush vegetation at Kirirom National Park

Tour Profile: The 14 day cycling adventure tour covers 623km, with six full days and four half days of riding. Covering predominantly flat terrain, there are some gentle undulations on the first few days, but the gorgeous countryside will distract you. Traffic is light, and the roads are made of tarmac and dirt with no significant technical difficulties to worry about.

Suitability: Any rider with a reasonable level of fitness will appreciate this ride, which is mostly along quiet country roads shared with other cyclists and the occasional ox cart. Leaving Phnom Penh by road can be tricky, but a support vehicle is available at all times for transfer.

Trail Conditions: Tarmac and dirt roads make up this tour, requiring no special technical experience.

Pricing & Inclusions

Price from £2749 inclusive of flights from the UK (based on 2 sharing).

This price is based on a tour price of £1975pp and international flights from the UK from £774pp = £2749pp

Cycling Tour 

The cycling part of the tour is a group tour and is limited to fixed dates. Private cycling tours are available and can be arranged for any date, please call one of our travel consultants for details.


International and Domestic Flights


Tours as described

Private Transfers in Bangkok and Phnom Penh

Bicycle hire.

Most meals are included during the cycling tour. Please contact us for more detailed info regarding the cycle tour inclusions. 

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Cambodia Adventure Cycling Tour

Day 1 Depart the UK

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Bangkok

Day 2 Arrive in Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free to adjust to the time zone.

Day 3 Bangkok

A full day to explore Bangkok.  A guide will be included for the day and will show you the city tailored to your interests. Whether you are interested in the cities temples, markets or food the guide will adapt the tour for you.

Day 4 Bangkok to Pailin

From Bangkok you will transfer to Soi Dao, a beautiful and off-the-beaten track area by the Cambodian border in Chantaburi. After immigration formalities take place, the ride to Pailin begins, winding 17km through the lovely Chour Phnom Kravanh foothills. Enjoy the gently unfolding terrain and the mountain views. Pailin is well known for ruby mining, and was the site where former Khmer Rouge leaders resided.

 17km Ride

Day 5  Pailin to Battambang

 The ride begins through country Cambodia heading east, with verdant fruit orchards and fields bursting with peanuts, corn, mangoes, and rice paddies. Red dirt roads lead past the mountains in Cardamom, a wild and rugged area with unforgettable mountain scenery. You get the feeling of venturing into the unknown as you cross bridges and streams. After lunch, visit Wat Phnom Sampeau, a temple perched upon a dramatic limestone outcrop. Sleepy and charming Battambang is there to be explored, with its faded colonial structures from times gone by. The ride is tough, with potholes and unpaved roads, but a support vehicle is always on-hand.

 85km Ride

Day 6 Battambang to Siem Reap

Today’s tour depends on water levels, and if it goes well, you will cross the great lake (Tonle Sap) by boat. Cruise past mystical sunken forests and charismatic floating villages as you make your way towards Siem Reap.

Day 7 Angkor Complex

 Today is a highlight - the grand circuit of the Angkor Complex, including the Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor Thom, Baphoun, the Bayon, the Terrace of the Leper King, and the South Gate. Following a picnic lunch, the exploration continues, with a cycle towards Ta Prohm, Ta Keo, and a return to picturesque Siem Reap. There is ample time to hop off the bike and explore each site, and your temple guide is armed with cultural and historical information. The view at sunset from Phnom Bakheng is magnificent.

 45km Ride

Day 8 Angkor Complex

 The grand circuit is accessed from a quieter entrance today, and you will travel through the complex using tranquil back roads. The ride continues into the wonderful Cambodian countryside. Ride past quaint villages, schools, and greet the locals along the way to Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean (also known as the River of 1,000 Lingas). Enjoy a hike to the peak, where you can see intricate carvings in the riverbed. After a picnic lunch, you will transfer to Siem Reap by bus.

45km Ride

Day 9 Siem Reap to Kampong Thom

 Transfer to Kampong Thom and visit intriguing Sambor Prey Kuk, a site full of wonderful ancient temples waiting to be explored by bike. Sambor Prey Kuk was built in the 7th century, making it one of the oldest sites in the country. Formerly the capital city of the Chenla Empire, it’s grand old age is apparent - mostly covered in beautiful vegetation. The 8km path through the temples leads you to a picnic lunch by the Stung Sen River in wooden huts, lovingly prepared by local Cambodians. Following this memorable meal, a country ride leads to the vehicle transfer to Phnom Penh.

36km Ride

Day 10 Phnom Penh

An optional guided ride is available to you with an early start, covering the Killing Fields and Toul Sleng. Enjoy the afternoon and evening in the town at your leisure.

 35km Ride

 Day 11 Phnom Penh to Takeo

Today you leave Phnom Penh behind and head south along the Mekong River. Stopping briefly to visit Tonle Bati, the ride takes you to the quiet village of Takeo.

75km Ride

Day 12 Takeo to Kep

 In rural Cambodian heartland, you will see workers in the rice paddies and tending their animals as you ride. Today’s ride is wonderful, thanks to the exuberance of the interactions with Khmer locals. Tonight’s accommodation is overlooking Kep, an old French resort on the Gulf of Thailand. Enjoy a breathtaking sunset from above.

105km Ride

Day 13 Kep to Kampot

Rest your legs today - at least a little bit! Depending on the sea conditions, you may have a chance to visit tropical Rabbit Island, and explore and relax with a picnic lunch. If the water is too rough, an alternative activity will be offered. Experience the scenery around Kep as you cycle along the coastline, and stop at the unique cave temple at Phnom Chhnork along the way to Kampot.

35km Ride

Day 14 Kampot to Sihanounkville

An early rise is required to face today’s ride, which is tough but rewarding. The scenery will distract you, with the wonderful Bokor mountain and coastal landscapes complete with quaint fishing villages and rice fields. 60km later you turn south towards Sihanounkville, in pursuit of some beach relaxation. If you’re fit, you might find the shore just in time for a beachside lunch.

105km Ride

Day 15 Rest Day

 Today is to be enjoyed as you see fit: beach chill out time in Sihanounkville, or town exploration on bike.

Day 16 Sihanounkville to Kirirom National Park

 Kirirom National Park is a 2 hour vehicle transfer away, followed by a tough 20km cycle to the waterfall. Follow the trail back to where you started after lunch, ending at the Kirirom National Park Hillside resort.

 40km Ride

Day 17 - Kirirom National Park to Phnom Penh

 After a two hour transfer, the tour ends in Phnom Penh. You can either stay on for a night or two or depart on an evening flight back to the UK. Alternatively you can fly on to one of our other specialist countries in South East Asia, call us for details.


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