Pnom Penh to Siem Reap
Pnom Penh to Siem Reap

Cambodia Cycling Tour

10 days

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Discover the wonders of Cambodia on this 10-day cycling tour

This 10-day cycling tour through Cambodia is a cultural smorgasbord for its guests: you get a gastronomic tour of local cuisine, handicraft workshops, visits through impressive temple complexes, and even a night in a floating village. This tour offers the best of Cambodia on a bike!

Arrive in Phnom Penh as your introduction to the Kingdom of Cambodia. Take a walking tour of the city on Day 2 to get acquainted and acclimatized to the tropical heat and humidity.

Set out on your bike on Day 3 along the Mekong River, stopping in small villages along the way to offer greetings and engage with the locals. You’ll get an in-depth presentation on the production of Cambodian silk scarves, and later in the week, learn how to fashion household goods out of hyacinth leaves.

Mid-week, you’ll cycle to the first of many temples. Make sure you dress appropriately to enter the temples and be respectful when taking photographs. Once you get to Siem Reap, you will have a full day to explore the grand religious complex of Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument, covering an area of 163 hectares.

Near the end of the tour, if you haven’t had enough delicious Khmer food already, you’ll go on a gastronomic tour around Siem Reap through the night market and ending by the river. The last few days will be very chill as you head out onto Tonle Sap Lake to visit the floating markets and spend a night in a traditional stilt house for a supremely relaxing sleep.

If you want to visit Cambodia by bike, but don’t have a lot of time to explore on your own, this tour is a great option to cycle around and see the highlights.

Highlights of the Cambodia Cycling Tour

Spend the night in a rustic house on stilts in Prek Toal floating village and relax on the water.
Try the gastronomic delights of Khmer cuisine on a food tour around Siem Reap.
Meet local artisans and participate in workshops on krama, traditional Cambodian silk scarves, and weaving hyacinth leaves.
Cycle down off-road paths through the massive Angkor Wat complex—find hidden temples that tourists on foot won’t reach.

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Cambodia Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Phnom Penh

Welcome to Cambodia! When you arrive at the airport in Phnom Penh, your guide will meet you and accompany you to your hotel. Settle in and stroll the nearby streets to become familiar with the Cambodian vibes you’ll be immersed in for 10 days.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Phnom Penh
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Walking City Tour of Phnom Penh

Meet your group for breakfast, then get your sneakers on to prepare for a walking tour of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. Packed with busy streets, historical and cultural stops, your senses will be overloaded by this bustling place. Hit the classic attractions like the National Museum and the Royal Palace—be aware that there is a dress code in place for the Royal Palace; your shoulders must be covered, and your pants or skirt must cover your knees. When you return to the hotel, you’ll be fitted with your bicycle and giving a briefing on the cycling itinerary. Get a good night’s sleep and be ready to pedal tomorrow.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Phnom Penh
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Cycle Along Mekong River

Wake up and have a hearty breakfast before hopping on your bike to begin the cycling exploration. Today, you will cross the Mekong River twice on small ferries, cycling the stretches between small villages. Stop at some food stalls to try local fruits and refreshments and say hello to the villagers. Visit some Buddhist temples en route, then stop in a local eatery for a traditional lunch. After your meal, you’ll attend a short workshop on silk production and learn how to make krama, traditional Cambodian silk scarves. Take a private transfer for the rest of the journey today and rest in your hotel in Kampong Thom.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kampong Thom
Distance: 3 hours, 30 km, 30 m of ascent, 27 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Explore Sambor Prei Kuk Archaeological Site

Close to Kampong Thom is the Sambor Prei Archaeological Site, which has recently been considered for UNESCO recognition. After breakfast, you’ll spend most of the day exploring this massive temple area dating back to the 6th and 9th centuries built within the lush jungle. The pleasant route winds through fruit plantations and rice paddies, where you will likely see water buffalo grazing and the hot sun reflecting off the ponds. Ride at your leisure, soaking in all your beautiful surroundings before returning to the hotel in Kampong Thom for the night.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kampong Thom
Distance: 4 hours, 60 km, 150 m of ascent, 0 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Beng Mealea Temple + Ride to Siem Reap

Enjoy a yummy breakfast, then head out in the direction of Siem Reap. On the way, you will stop at the mystical Beng Mealea Temple, which reflects the construction of Angkor Wat as the same person built it. Enter the overgrown jungle to find hidden temples still standing despite the foliage encroaching on them for centuries. Continue along mainly sandy and paved roads until reaching Siem Reap, the city that will be your home base to explore the magnificent, gigantic religious complex of Angkor Wat.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance: 4 hours, 65 km, 105 m of ascent, 67 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 Bike Tour of Angkor Wat Site

Today’s cycling journey will be one for the books: touring Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious site replete with temples built since the 12th century and a testament to the Khmer Empire’s prominence. Begin from the hotel, ride along the river, and enter through the South Gate of the complex. Although you could spend days here and still not see everything, visiting the impressive highlights gives you an idea of the site’s majesty. You’ll see the Elephant Terrace, the Royal Palace, and of course, the astounding Angkor Wat itself, with a gorgeous humanmade lake in front—a perfect spot for a photo op! Cycle back to the hotel, leaving the historical power behind, but taking with you memories of its magic.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance: 3 hours, 27 km, 30 m of ascent, 27 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Local Workshops + Food Tour in Siem Reap

Split the day up today between cycling villages in the morning and a gastronomic walking tour in the evening. It will be a culturally immersive day beginning with a visit to Preah Dak, a local market with fresh vegetables, fruits, and traditional treats. After sampling some food, continue cycling to a family home to witness the noodle-making process and learn about palm leaf handicrafts. You’ll get a chance to make your own and keep it as a souvenir. On the way back to the hotel, you will pass by and visit more hidden temples in the area to ignite the mystical vibes once more. The evening will be the real highlight for any foodies—you’ve burned many calories on this tour so far, so now it’s time to indulge in the local cuisine! Walk around Siem Reap with your group stopping for aperitifs, local spirits and beer, grilled meats and vegetables, and end by wandering through market stalls and treating yourself to dessert by the river. Head back to the hotel for a well-earned sleep.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance: 1.5 hours, 15 km, no elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during food tour

Day 8 Boat Ride to Tonle Sap + Floating Villages

Get ready for a truly unique experience today. Enjoy breakfast at your leisure as your excursion will start in the afternoon. You will receive transportation to Chong Kneas to embark on a boat journey to Prek Toal floating village. The scenery is fascinating: everything in each village floats, including the markets, churches, houses, and schools. Depending on the water level, the boat ride will take between 1 and 2 hours—plenty of time to admire the picturesque environment. Your guide will bring you to a floating house where you can drop your belongings and check out the lake views from your room to sleep above water for the night. Already immersed in this area’s tranquility, the evening’s sunset cruise will bring you to a whole new level of zen. Setting out with an aperitif, head out onto the lake, be awe-struck by the sun’s pastel reflections in the lake water, and watch the sun illuminate the floating villages near the shore. Enjoy an authentic dinner with your group before you hit the pillow for one of the deepest nights of sleep of this journey (maybe of your life!).
Overnight Location: Overnight stay in a floating house
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Aperitif, Dinner + 1 drink per person

Day 9 Bird Sanctuary + Weaving Workshop

Wake up to the sounds of water lapping at your deck and birds chirping at your window. It will be an early start today, but a beautiful ride back to the mainland awaits. Keep your eyes open as you navigate the flooded forests of the bird sanctuary then return to the floating house for breakfast. After breakfast, meet some locals who will teach you how to weave with the native water hyacinth plant. The surprisingly durable plant leaves can be made into carpets, shoes, and bags, among other household items. Pack up and bid farewell to your floating paradise as you hop on the boat and begin the return journey to Siem Reap. Wander the streets once more in search of your favourite local dish for your last dinner in Cambodia.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Siem Reap
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Farewell

Enjoy your final breakfast with your cycling crew and pack up your belongings. Get a private ride to the Siem Reap Airport to check-in for your flight. As you gaze out the car window, think about all the memories you made during the past 10 days of this incredible Cambodian cycling adventure.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Cambodia Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour in Cambodia is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price always depends on the number of people in your group and whether you are staying in regular or deluxe hotels.

The best time to travel to Cambodia for hiking and biking is from October to March, as well as April and May (hot season), and June to August (green season with occasional rains). Please note, that this tour is available from 10th of January to 15th of April and from 1st of November to 20th of December, because the floating houses are not available during other times of the year.

Please note, that the price below might increase during the holiday periods, such as Christmas, New Year, Songkran festival (mid-April) and similar (please enquire for more information).

Private guided Cambodia Cycling Tour in standard hotels

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $1,785 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $1,515 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $1,375 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5: $1,475 USD per person

Private guided Cambodia Cycling Tour in deluxe hotels

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $1,975 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $1,695 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $1,575 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5: $1,655 USD per person
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Accommodation on Cambodia Cycling Tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star hotels with modern amenities that make this trip more comfortable. You will also stay in a floating village home for one night with comfortable amenities. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

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

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel while traveling with your group. Single supplement price is $240 USD per room on tour in standard hotels, and $425 USD for tour in deluxe hotels.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Anik Boutique Hotel in Phnom Penh

Anik Boutique Hotel is nestled in the heart of the city. Built inside a small castle, you get incredible city views from the dining area and rooms.

Sambor Village Hotel in Kampong Thom

Enter the oasis of the Sambor Village Hotel. Have a villa-like experience with airy rooms amid lush garden and a cool pool for a dip on hot days.

Angkor Panoramic Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap

With spacious rooms and eclectic common areas, this hotel is a delight to return to after exploring the cultural highlights around Siem Reap.

Night 8

Floating house in the Tonle Sap lake

Spend an unforgettable night in a private floating house in the Tonle Sap Lake.

Angkor Panoramic Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap

With spacious rooms and eclectic common areas, this hotel is a delight to return to after exploring the cultural highlights around Siem Reap.

Hotels on Deluxe Tour

Sun and Moon Hotel in Phnom Penh

With its chic design, the Sun and Moon Hotel offers modern amenities. Enjoy a drink in one of its many lounge areas, like the rooftop terrace with incredible views.

Sambor Village Hotel in Kampong Thom

Enter the oasis of the Sambor Village Hotel. Have a villa-like experience with airy rooms amid lush garden and a cool pool for a dip on hot days.

Night 5-7

Borei Angkor Resort and Spa Hotel in Siem Reap

You will feel like royalty in this hotel. The spacious, luxury rooms open up to a grand courtyard with a huge pool—you may want to stay forever.

Night 8

Floating house in the Tonle Sap lake

Spend an unforgettable night in a private floating house in the Tonle Sap Lake.

Night 9

Borei Angkor Resort and Spa Hotel in Siem Reap

You will feel like royalty in this hotel. The spacious, luxury rooms open up to a grand courtyard with a huge pool—you may want to stay forever.

What’s included in the Cambodia Cycling Tour?

Meals

9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 2 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 9 nights is included in the tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for your luggage is included throughout the tour. A support vehicle will be available on cycling days in case of an emergency. Transfers to and from the Phnom Penh and Siem Reap Airports are also included.

Also Included

  • Bicycle + helmet on cycling days
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Boat rental for floating village transfer + bird sanctuary tour
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Snacks and water on cycling days

Not included

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in itinerary
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Visa fees upon arrival in Cambodia
  • Anything not mentioned as “Included”
  • Tips + personal expenses

Optional Extras

  • Extra night in Phnom Penh
  • Extra night in Siem Reap

Frequently Asked Questions about Cambodia Cycling Tour

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. There is one long day where you will ride 60km, however most days are 30-45 km’s of riding. You should be comfortable riding a bicycle for up to 4 hours daily on easy terrain.

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