Backroads of Cambodia
- From Angkor Wat to the Cardamom Mountains
- Biking amongst the amazing temples at Angkor
- Ride through the rural heart of Cambodia
- Phnom Penh and a sunset cruise on the Mekong River
- Bike provided locally and included in the trip cost
Born out of the Khmer Empire, which dominated much of the region 1000 years ago, the Kingdom of Cambodia is one of the most exciting of South-East Asian destinations. This leisurely cycle tour is simply the best way to explore the highlights of a country whose chief means of transport often seems to be the bike. Starting out in Siem Reap, we are provided with our bikes and set off to explore on backroads and village trails amongst the breathtaking temples of Angkor Wat. We also seek out less well-known temples and sacred sites, such as Kbal Spean, hidden in the forest. A boat trip on the great waterway of Tonle Sap then takes us to Battambang, set in a landscape of rice fields, palm trees and pretty riverside villages. Moving on via a forest ride in the Kirirom National Park, we have 2 nights at a homestay in Chi Phat on the edge of the Cardamom Mountains, where we ride on jungle trails to the waterfalls of O'Malu and to the tribal village of O'Kay. Descending from the mountains, we transfer to the beachfront town of Kampot, for some R&R, including a boat trip to an island in the Gulf of Thailand. A final city tour of Phnom Penh and a sunset cruise on the Mekong River is a great way to sign off on this unforgettable adventure. A leisurely mountain biking holiday, offering the chance to experience the very best of Cambodia.
Please note that we run this holiday in conjunction with our friends at Hauser, the German adventure specialists. This enables us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get the trip up and running quickly. The cosmopolitan nature of the groups will be an important part of the experience! The holiday will be led by an English-speaking guide.
Is this holiday for you?
SEMI-SLICK ADVENTURE. Leisurely cycling on backroads and dirt trails between the temples and villages that we visit, this is our easiest biking holiday. We ride for an average of just 25 kilometres each day, with the emphasis on sightseeing. The longest days are in the Kirirom National Park and in the foothills of the Cardamom Mountains, where we will encounter some slightly more rolling terrain and easy forest tracks. Anyone who rides a bike occasionally will manage this holiday. Vehicle support is available for most of the route. Bikes are provided locally within the cost of the holiday.