Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia

Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia

Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia

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Highlights

Bike between the incredible temples that represent Cambodia’s history and culture

Bike and walk the grounds of spectacular Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s undeniable top attraction.

Explore the cities of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, trying local food and shopping for unique souvenirs.

Take a traditional wooden boat along Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia.

Climb 350 steps up to the well preserved 11th century mountaintop Angkorian temple of Phnom Banan.

Cambodia’s incredible beauty, fantastic food, and unique culture are even better when combined with some outdoor adventure. Get active on a 10-day exploration of the country’s heritage and culture, biking and walking through its best on the Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia tour.

Discover the ancient temple ruins of the incredible Angkor complex by foot and mountain bike, explore the fascinating floating village in Tonle Sap Lake which is the largest lake in Southeast Asia.

Then travel to the west of the great Tonle Sap Lake, where you will find the charming town of Battambang. Far less visited than Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, the town is home to some of the best-preserved French Colonial buildings in the country. Visit this pretty riverside town to discover the magical country of the Khmers.

Then discover Phnom Penh, once known as “the Pearl of the Orient,” a lively and engaging city, which is in the process of growing confidence and vitality despite its recent turbulent history.
Over 10 days of biking-led exploration, you’ll come to discover how diverse and beautiful Cambodia is.

Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Siem Reap

Welcome to Cambodia! You’ll be picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Siem Reap Biking Tour

After breakfast you’ll cycle to the main temple attraction for an extensive exploration of the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat. You will realize why this great temple is simply unsurpassed by any other monument. Continuing down to a little brick temple called Prasat Kravan where you will enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant at Srah Srang Village (not included).

Next, you’ll ride through a little unnoticed village to visit Ta Prohm (The Jungle Temple). Upon entering via the North Gate, proceed further to a little sandstone temple in the jungle called Ta Nei. Other sights en-route are the Victory Gate and Ghost Gate. Optional: You can enjoy a 2 hour massage after a full day cycling (not included).

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Siem Reap Tour

Today you’ll continue to explore the jungle covered temple of the Roluos Group. The monuments of Roluos were built in the 9th century and were dedicated by the king at the time to his ancestors. Bakong is the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples with an active Buddhist monastery. Lolei was built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder of the first city of Angkor.

Next, stop to visit the well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way you will make a stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit to the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relics depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Siem Reap Tour

After breakfast, visit the floating village of Chong Khneas. you’ll take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake'' of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. You’ll spend the rest of time visiting the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting.

Next, drive to the Pouk district to visit a silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming.

On the way back, visit the Western Baray (Baray Occidental) measuring 8 km by 2.3 km which provided water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Siem Reap to Battambang

Today you travel to Battambang town, where you can find many French Colonial architecture examples. After checking in, the group will drive along the picturesque Sangker River to Wat Slaket Pagoda, the former residence of the provincial Buddhist patriarch. Visit Ek Phnom Temple, which is an 11th century Angkorian-era ruin built as a Hindu temple under Suryavarman I. The temple consists of prasats on a platform with carvings in good condition. Wat Ek Phnom, a modern pagoda, sits next to the ruin. The river road drive to Ek Phnom from Battambang passes through small villages and rice paddies and is an absolutely beautiful countryside drive. Visit a market where Prahoc, the Cambodian fish paste, is made. Lastly, visit the place where local people take steam-sticky rice cooked in bamboo. Return to town for a short walk to a local market.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Battambang
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Biking in Battambang

After breakfast, you’ll drive to the village of Ksach Puoy on the banks of the Sangker River. As well as being home to many well preserved traditional Khmer wooden stilted homes, this area grows a variety of tropical fruits and after the rainy season farmers plant all kinds of vegetables along the fertile river banks, here you can learn about traditional agriculture.

Not far from Ksach Puoy is Cambodia’s first vineyard, Prasat Phnom Banan Vineyard, where you can pop in if you like, learn about producing wine in the tropics and of course enjoy a spot of wine tasting! A few kilometers further south you arrive at the well preserved 11th century mountaintop Angkorian temple of Phnom Banan. After climbing the 350+ steps you are treated to a wonderfully peaceful setting with superb views across the surrounding countryside.

the same afternoon, meet families in a Muslim village and learn about their vocations, traditions, and everyday life. Have a chat with a Buddhist monk and learn about Buddhism and monastic life and enjoy a scenic ride in the countryside.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Battambang
Distance
Flexible
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Drive to Phnom Penh

Today you’ll visit Phnom Sampov, which is the national resort. On the top of Phnom Sampove Mountain, there are temples and three natural wells, Pkar Slar, Lo Khoun and Ak So Pheak. Return to the town by the end of day. If time permits, we also explore the French colonial town, where you could see many French architectures.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Phnom Penh
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Exploring Phnom Penh

After breakfast you’ll wander over to the Royal Palace. Continue to visit the National Museum, where there are over 5000 objects on display, including Angkorian era statu, lingas and other artifacts. Next, visit the Royal Palace which is a royal residence where His Majesty, the King of Cambodia, and the royal families live.

Continue to the Silver Pagoda, which serves less as a functioning temple than a repository for cultural treasures, such as the 90 kg golden Buddha encrusted with 2086 diamonds. Check out the day at Phnom Penh’s Psar Toul Tom Pong, known as the Russian Market, a great place to hunt for souvenirs, curios, and silks. Finally, visit Wat Phnom Temple, one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Phnom Penh
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 9 Cooking Class

The morning today is at your leisure. You’ll then enjoy a cooking class in the afternoon.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Phnom Penh
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 10 Departure

After breakfast, you’ll be taken to the airport for your outbound flight.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia Tour Price and Dates

This guided biking tour of Cambodia is run as a private tour for your group and the prices depend on your group size and the accommodation chosen.

The prices below are per person.

Standard hotels:

  • Solo traveller: $2,327USD
  • Guided group of 2: $1,292USD per person
  • Guided group of 3-6: $1,054USD per person
  • Guided group of 7+: on request

Deluxe hotels:

  • Solo traveller: $2,638USD
  • Guided group of 2: $1,484USD per person
  • Guided group of 3-6: $1,237USD per person
  • Guided group of 7+: on request
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Accommodation on the Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia Tour

This tour is based in hotels. The hotels will be confirmed upon your booking, but expect comfortable selections with modern amenities.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travelers may be required to pay a supplement.

Night 1-4

Hotel in Siem Reap

The exact hotels you’ll stay in will be confirmed upon booking, but expect comfortable selections.

Night 5-6

Hotel in Battambang

The exact hotels you’ll stay in will be confirmed upon booking, but expect comfortable selections.

Night 7-9

Hotel in Phnom Penh

The exact hotels you’ll stay in will be confirmed upon booking, but expect comfortable selections.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia Tour?

Meals

9 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 9 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

All personal and luggage transfers required by the itinerary are included. This includes pickup from the airport and departure transfers.

Also Included

  • Professional English-speaking guide services
  • Biking gear, including helmets
  • Cooking class

Not included

  • Visas if required
  • Personal gear
  • Flights
  • Meals not previously mentioned
  • Optional tours or activities
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades where available
  • Optional tours or activities

Frequenty Asked Questions about Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia

How hard is the Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. You should be comfortable completing bike rides most days and walking a fair distance to sightsee.

Do I need a visa to travel to Cambodia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

When is the best time to travel to Cambodia for this tour?

The best time to travel to Cambodia for this tour is between November and May when the rainfall is low and the temperatures are warm.

Are meals included on the Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia Tour?

9 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your travel insurance. Some insurance is included in your tour but we recommend having full coverage for trip interruption and medical coverage.

How do I get to Siem Reap to start this tour?

Fly into Siem Reap International Airport (REP), where you will be picked up by your guide.

Is the Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia Tour in English?

Yes, the guides are English-speaking.

Where does the Biking the Ancient Temples of Cambodia Tour end?

The tour ends in Phnom Penh, where you will be dropped off at the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Cambodia?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Cambodia?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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We rate this tour as a 3/5. You should be comfortable completing bike rides most days and walking a fair distance to sightsee.


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