Biking Phnom Penh to Angkor Wat
  • Routing: Phnom Penh - Kampong Chnang - Siem Riep - Angkor Wat - Siem Riep
  • Grading tour:

  • Day 1: Phnom Penh – Kampong Chnang
    Pick up at your hotel at 8:00am. Today we head north on National road N5 via the ancient Japanese bridge and start traveling through the Cambodian countryside. You will share the road with light local traffic and get a good sense of what Cambodian transportation actually is. After 12Km you get to Prek Phnov and at the junction we left turn to unpaved roads passing local villages and rice fields. We pass the ancient capital of Udong where Udong Mountain is still home to many of the old Royal Palaces. We pay a visit to one of the remaining stupa’s and after a visit we will ride on the paved road heading north-west to Kampong Chnang.

    Kampong Chhnang is the provincial capital of the province with the same name. The Tonle Sap River passes by Kampong Chhnang and the floating village is an attraction itself. It is located 91 km North of Phnom Penh. The area is scenic and if you cross the river you will find several ancient temples from the Chenla period, such as Samrong Sen and Prasat Prah Srey. You’ll get great views of the countryside and for sure will meet hordes of people welcoming you with a broad smile and a “Hello Mr.!” quote. Check in hotel and have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Kampong Chnang. 

    Summary 
    Biking:   91km, smooth paved road 
    Meals:   Lunch, Dinner 
    Accommodation:  Hotel in Kampong Chnang

    Day 2: Kampong Chnang – Siem Reap

    This morning you will start with a transfer by private boat to Siem Reap crossing the immense Tonle Sap Lake. The Tonle Sap Lake is the beating heart of Cambodia and nearly half of the Cambodians live from this lake. It’s the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia and its biodiversity has put the lake on the ecological 7 wonders of the world. The transfer takes about 4 hours. Upon arrival in Siem Reap we pass the floating village of Chhong Kneas. This large sized village is a bustling trade centre for fish, other lake "products" and tourism. The arrival will definitely one you will never forget. We cycle the 12km into town and settle in our hotel. A lunch will give us the power we need in order to explore the world largest heritage site: Angkor Wat. We will cycle towards a small but very significant temple called Banteay Srey. This temple is best preserved and its carvings and painting are remarkable. The road leading there passes through the Angkor Area and you get a glimpse of the massive complexes that were built between the 11th and 13th century. We continue the 25km to Banteay Srey through pretty countryside over a good and paved road. The late afternoon sun will only contribute to the beauty of the pink stone walls and towers of Banteay Srey. After our visit we cycle back towards Angkor Wat where a nice surprise awaits us. Back to the hotel. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in hotel in Siem Riep. 

    Summary 
    Biking:   70km, smooth paved road 
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
    Accommodation:  Hotel in Siem Riep

    Day 3: Full day in Angkor Wat by cycling
    If you want to this morning you can ask our tour guide to arrange a sunrise visit to the temples of Angkor to give you the opportunity see the ruins in all their splendor. Angkor Wat itself is just one of the many temples in the region but is one of the best preserved and most impressive. It is worth climbing the remarkably steep and narrow steps of the central spire for the view over the whole temple surrounded by jungle. Angkor Thom, is a fascinating ruin featuring many mysterious giant carved faces and some incredible wall carvings, and is one of the most remarkable sights in the area. Also not to be missed is the temple of Ta Prohm, which has been left to be reclaimed by nature and features incredible tree roots breaking through the stone carvings and walls, a fascinating tribute to the power of nature over man and an experience reminiscent of "Indiana Jones" and "Tomb Raider". Back to Siem Riep. Tour finishes.

    Summary 
    Biking:   25km, smooth paved road 
    Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch

    Note on client safety
    We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.



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    Departure: Phnom Penh

    Finish: Siem Riep

    trip notes

    Duration:        3 days, 2 nights
    Group size:   08 persons  
    Depart from:   Phnom Penh
    End at:   Siem Riep
    When:    Year round
    Activities:   Cycling, Angkor temple exploration, Boat trip
    Biking grade:   Moderate to Challenging
    Transportation:  Mountain bike, AC vehicle, Boat
    Accommodation:  2 night hotel
    Tour guide:   English speaking guides 

    Meals
    - Day 1: Lunch, Dinner
    - Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    - Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch
    Food
    All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. In big towns we will enjoy local cuisine in fine restaurants. Once we travel away from big towns, the emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce.
    Please inform us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirement.
    Hotel 
    In Siem Riep we use the finest 3-star hotels with centre location. In Kampong Chnang we use the best hotel available. Please contact us if you prefer higher hotel category.
    Our tour guide
    The tour will be guided by our local tour guides who are experienced in guiding specialized tours like biking and kayaking tours as well as culture tours. They have been carefully trained to be tour guides and also fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, they are trained in first-aid and they know how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with them.
    The biking day
    A typical biking day starts at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the distance. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 or 5. During the biking we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.
    What to bring 
    Biking shoes or sandal, sun block, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, rain coat, flash-light, toiletries, original passport.

    Note on client safety
    We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.

    Total day

    3-Days 2-Nights

    Activity

    Culture Tour Boat Ride Biking

    Group size

    Min: 2 persons

    Max: 12 persons

    Transportation

  • Accommodation

  • Inclusions

    • Hotel room based on twin shared
    • Meals as indicated in the program
    • Support vehicle for the whole trip
    • Private boat transfer Kampong Chnang - Siem Riep
    • All transfer with AC vehicle
    • English speaking guides
    • Mountain bike & helmet
    • 01 bottle of drinking water per day
    • Sightseeing and entrance fee
    • First-aid kit 

    Exclusions

    • Visa
    • Air ticket
    • Airport tax
    • Travel Insurance
    • Personal expenses