Half day bike tour in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Enjoy a morning bicycle ride on quiet back roads of the Silk Islands, near Phnom Penh, visiting local communities and farmland to witness village 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 ride at a gentle pace and discover true rural Cambodia.

These islands, created by the flows of the Mekong River, are isolated by the lack of bridges, but ferry connections provide easy access for villagers who use the fertile soil here to grow fruit and vegetables and then weave silk and cotton in between farming cycles.

The absence of most four wheeled traffic makes for a peaceful ride where you can almost forget that the hustle of a 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, making this a truly family friendly experience.  

Please note: Cambodian day tours will not operate April 14th, 15th & 16th due to Khmer New Year celebrations. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tour details

$45 USD

0.5 day duration

20-25 km distance

Difficulty: Mild-Moderate

Tour code: APKP07

Tour Features & Inclusions

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Hidden PP

This is a real back roads route with lots of unsealed village roads that will take you to a very different Phnom Penh from that seen by the majority of tourists.

Great Bikes

Well maintained, top quality imported GT mountain bikes with water bottle and helmet are provided.

Your Guide

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.

Great Eats

A delicious local lunch is included. Snacks, fruit and clean water are also provided throughout the tour.

1 to 14

This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 1 traveller. And we limit the group size to only 14 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.

Kids' Prices

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


Tour Itinerary

Gather at the Grasshopper Shop
Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop at 8am with your camera, sunscreen and some comfortable clothing.

Ferries & Cycling
Cross the river by boat and take in this relaxing 20-25km ride through Cham Muslim communities on quiet back roads and short ferry rides to reach the Mekong Islands. On the islands, cycle through orchards and market gardens. Enjoy the peaceful farmland and learn about the lives of the people who live here.

You can expect to return to Phnom Penh around 12:30pm 


What's the Riding Like?

Flat terrain

Small tracks / some sand

20-25km riding

We cycle about 20-25km on flat tracks and small roads. If you are comfortable on a bike both on and off paved roads you will be fine on this tour. There are some small tracks, possibly with sandy or muddy conditions (depending on the time of year and the weather) but only for small stretches. It’s always possible to walk these short distances 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 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 14th, 15th & 16th due to Khmer New Year celebrations. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Starting Time & Meeting Point

The Vicious Cycle (Grasshopper Shop) Phnom Penh 
23 Street 144
Phsar Kandal 1
One block back from the river
Phone: +855 12 430 622

Meeting time: 08:00am

For a face to face chat about this and other amazing tours, feel free to visit us at our Phnom Penh shop.


What our guests tell us...

Just a selection of our great Trip Advisor reviews!

We loved our day trip to the islands of the Mekong. Our guide was amazing, we loved her enthusiasm and insight. We cannot recommend this experience enough - we had a wonderful time!

James G March 2017

I highly recommend Grasshopper Adventures 1/2 day Phnom Penh Mekong/Silk islands tour

robynqld January 2017

All in all, an A+ experience. We really had a great time!

Charlotte G March 2017

Would definitely look out for these guys elsewhere and highly recommend the tours.

Watkins_ead January 2017

We did a half day tour to the silk inlands and was amazed, I highly recommend this tour the guys that take you are just amazing

Xanthia L December 2016

This was recommended to me by a friend and the reviews on TripAdvisor were positive so I had to check it out. I was not disappointed at all.

Erica A December 2016
Read more TripAdvisor reviews of our Phnom Penh Day Tours

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