Backroads of Cambodia

Cambodia, Bike - Semi Slick, 14 days - from $1,780 (land only)

Bike - Semi Slick

The following is a basic checklist to help you with your packing. We recommend using the layering principle of clothing for predominantly warm climatic conditions during the day. Good padded cycling shorts are essential.

Bikes are provided on this holiday

Bikes are provided by our local agent within the cost of the holiday. These are Trek or Giant mountain bikes with Shimano components and front suspension.

Taking your own bike

If you take your own bike, this needs to be at least a mid level mountain bike such as a Specialized Rockhopper or Trek 6500. Front suspension is recommended. Your bike should be fitted with 1.9 to 2.1 inch semi-slick tyres suitable for mostly dry with occasional wet conditions. It is vital that your bike is THOROUGHLY SERVICED and in perfect working condition before the trip.


Stiff-soled cycling shoes or SPD’s

Base-layer - short sleeve cycling top (x 1)

Mid-layer - long sleeved cycling top (x 1)

Outer layer - lightweight waterproof jacket

Regular biking gloves

Padded cycling shorts (x 2)

Baggy overshorts for modesty

Eyewear - Biking glasses

Cycling helmet - mandatory

Travel and apres biking clothes

Training/Leisure shoes for apres biking

Wash bag, towel, toiletries, including anti-bacterial handwash

Insect repellent (75 - 100% DEET)

Small padlock (to lock trek bag)



A sheet sleeping bag for the 2 homestay nights (optional)

Daypack and contents

Cycling daypack (e.g. Camelbak) of at least 15- 20 litres total capacity is recommended

Water bladder - min. 3 litres

Lightweight waterproof top


Puncture repair kit

Inner tube



Sun cream

Lightweight loose trousers to wear for modesty in villages

Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).


Appropriate spares, puncture repair kits and pumps are available for the provided bikes and these are carried by the guide or in the support vehicle. You do not need to bring any spares other than a couple of 26 x 2 inch inner tubes with Presta valves.

If you are bringing your own bike, you need to bring any spares that are specific to your bike, such as a couple of front and rear wheel spokes, spare chain links, disc brake bleed kit, shock pump etc.

Ideally, you should know how to carry out at least some basic repairs e.g. fixing a puncture, changing an inner tube. Naturally the bike guide will always be happy to assist with any repairs, but due to the often remote nature of our trips, being able to carry out a simple repair can save time and inconvenience waiting for assistance.

KE tools and spares

On all of our trips we carry a toolkit and a basic range of spares for emergencies. As bikes become increasingly part specific it is impossible to carry a comprehensive range of spares compatible with all makes and models of bike.

Please do not hesitate to call us for further advice about what to bring or any other aspect of this trip. We are more than happy to offer you the benefit of our experience. Further helpful information can also be found in the ‘Your Bike’, ‘Baggage Allowances’, ‘Climate’ and ‘Travelling with Your Bike’ sections of the detailed trip dossier.

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