Half day bike tour in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Enjoy a memorable morning bike touring the quiet back roads of the Silk Islands, located very near Phnom Penh, yet peacefully isolated from the bustle of the city due to their unique position on the Mekong river. Along the way you'll visit local communities, village industries and farmlands to witness day-to-day life in the Cambodian countryside.
This trip runs from Phnom Penh.
Who would have thought, that only 5km from the heart of Cambodia's capital city, there is an island oasis where one can take a bike tour at a gentle pace and discover true rural Cambodia.
These islands, created by the flows of the Mekong River, are isolated by a lack of bridges, but ferry connections provide access for villagers who use the fertile soil here to grow fruit and vegetables and then weave silk and cotton between farming cycles.
The absence of most four-wheeled traffic makes for peaceful bike touring, where you can almost forget that the hustle and bustle of the country's major city is just nearby. The riding is flat and easily achievable for anyone who can ride a bike and we take care to ensure a high degree of safety through the journey, making this an enjoyable and truly family-friendly experience.
Please note: Cambodian day tours will not operate April 13th to 17th due to the Khmer New Year holidays. We will re-open April 18th and apologise for any inconvenience. Hope you enjoy the many celebrations happening this time of year!
0.5 day duration
20-25 km distance
Tour Features & Inclusions
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This is a real back roads route with lots of unsealed village roads. Enjoy a bike tour that will take you to a very different Phnom Penh from that seen by the majority of tourists.
Quality, well maintained imported GT mountain bikes with full hydraulic disc brakes a helmet and reusable sports water bottle are provided.
An experienced English speaking, local leader will host you on this trip who is well spoken, very well informed, and charming. Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local leaders who have a passion for their country and are always well informed on topics ranging from history, politics, cuisine and importantly local customs and cultures. Our leaders will take pride in introducing you to every aspect of their country.
A delicious local lunch is included. Snacks, fruit and clean water are also provided throughout the tour.
1 to 10
This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 1 traveller. And we limit the group size to only 10 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.
We have a range of kids sized bikes, tag-alongs and child seats so there's no reason to leave the kids at the hotel. And to help families we offer discounts to all children aged 15 years and below: Ages 0 to 4 years - 50% off / Ages 5 to 12 years - 30% off / Ages 13 to 15 years - 10% off
Gather at the Grasshopper Shop
Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop at 8am with your camera, sunscreen and some comfortable clothing. You can find our shop location using the map below. After a short safety briefing and bike fitting, we'll make our way to the ferry departure point.
Ferries & Cycling
We'll cross the river by ferry boat, making our way towards the north of Phnom Penh and the Silk Islands. Back on land we enjoy a scenic and relaxing 20-25km ride through Cham Muslim communities on quiet back roads. The riding is interspersed with some additional short ferry rides to reach the Mekong Islands and navigate between them. On the islands we'll cycle through orchards and market gardens, enjoying the peaceful farmland and learning about the lives of the people who call the Silk Islands home. There are several stops of note along our specially crafted route, which is sure to provide an informative and memorable experience from your time in Phnom Penh.
A delicious local lunch of authentic regional Khmer food is included in the bike tour along with fresh fruit and water provided through the journey.
Making our way back from the islands by ferry, you can expect to return to Phnom Penh around 12:30pm.
Extend Your Day
Phnom Penh City Tour
Make the most of your visit to Cambodia’s capital with an afternoon guided walking tour, exploring Phnom Penh city from a local’s perspective, taking in some key highlights and plenty of insider sights & knowledge.
This is a perfect add-on to our Islands of the Mekong morning bike tour. Allowing you to enjoy a guided tour of the Silk Islands in the morning and explore the best of the city in the afternoon. The ideal way to pack-in a full day of memorable highlights for those on a tight time-frame.
What's the Riding Like?
Small tracks / some sand
On this bike tour we cycle about 20-25km on flat tracks and small roads. If you are comfortable riding on a bicycle both on and off paved roads you will be fine on this bike tour. There are some small tracks, sometime with sandy or muddy conditions (depending on the time of year and weather), but only for small stretches. It is always possible to walk through these short sections if you find the conditions difficult.
Making a Booking
Click on the 'Book this tour' button below or at the top of the page to reserve your place on this bike tour.
Full payment will be taken at the time of booking.
Should you wish to book less than two days before travelling, you should contact the Grasshopper shop on +855 12 430 622.
Please note: Cambodian day tours will not operate April 13th to 18th due to the Khmer New Year holidays. We will re-open April 19th and apologise for any inconvenience. Hope you enjoy the many celebrations happening this time of year!
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What our guests tell us...
Just a selection of our great reviews!
It was amazing riding through the small towns, visiting silk farms and riding the ferries and being on the Mekong river. So much packed into a morning! ... Our guides handled everything taking all the headache out of the usual transactions. They were also very knowledgeable about the region. The guides were also patient and organized bikes when we would stop. Nice touch.
Overall the tour was very good value! A really good way to get out of Phnom Penh and see some of the islands in the Mekong
A fabulous half day trip discovering the islands of Mekong! We had a great time and highly recommend this trip if visiting Phnom Penh! Vitchet is an excellent guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour!
The island tour is the perfect escape from the city, especially the second island was tranquil and with beautiful acres and plantations..we biked through the everyday life of the locals
fun getting on and off the little ferries with the motorbikes really sweet kids yelling Hello everywhere
I found this tour very enjoyable and interesting. Who knew that roughly 10 minutes by ferry across the river you could feel like in totally different place than bustling and loud Phnom Penh. The bike was in excellent condition and very well maintained, you'll struggle to find a better bike anywhere in Cambodia
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