Half day bike tour in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Visit trained landmine detecting rats, taste locally brewed wines and watch plastic waste recycled into beautiful products.


Beyond the typical tourist trail lies a fiery town full of inspiring people, doing unique work with the goal of giving back to Cambodia. The Rats, Trash & Booze tour gives you an insiders look into the network of social enterprises and nonprofits in Siem Reap who are slowly but surely bringing new light and new skills into the bustling and ever-expanding tourist town.

With three core stops along the scenic route you'll have the chance to learn, get hands-on and pick up a few take home gifts along the tour, all whilst knowing in your own way you are giving back to the community as a responsible traveller.

Tour details

$59 USD

0.5 day duration

17 km distance

Difficulty: Mild-Moderate

Tour code: GHKR17

Tour Features & Inclusions

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Great Bikes

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

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Back Roads

This is a real back roads route with lots of unsealed village roads that will take you to a very different Cambodia from the tourists around Siem Reap.

Local Residents and Responsible Tourism

Social Impact

This tour is crafted to give you the chance to give back to the local community. Through carefully selected stops we have created ways for you, as a tourist, to make a small yet significant impact to the local economy.

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Free Gifts!

Head home with a few goodies including a gift that you will hand craft plus a Grasshopper Adventures water bottle as an extra memento.

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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.

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Snacking

Local snacks and fresh fruit are provided to keep your energy levels up for the riding, and clean water is always available to keep you well hydrated.

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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

Small group cycling tours

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.


Tour Itinerary

Gather at the Grasshopper Shop
Meet at Grasshopper Adventures at 8:15am for an 8:30 start, grab your helmet and drink bottle whilst our team of mechanics ensure the bikes are personalised to your fit and ready to roll.

Mine Fighting Rodents
After a 30 minute ride along the riverside on a variety of urban and village roads, we arrive just outside the Angkor park limit to visit our furry friends. When they are not enjoying some well deserved downtime, these bomb finding rats are out savings lives by using their super senses to sniff out the past and help create a safe future for rural areas. After learning about their interesting work and getting your own rat selfie we'll return to the bikes.

Cycle the City
We head back across the city but it doesn’t take long before we are on the roads less travelled, riding through small dirt lanes as we explore the ever-changing landscape of Siem Reap. From boutique hotels to traditional rice fields, this small ride shows the contrast that is the new norm in Temple Town.

Geckos and Trash
After a scenic 30 minutes of riding we arrive at our second stop, ReHash Trash. A social enterprise which is turning plastic waste into beautiful products through an artistic and imaginative approach to recycling. There's an opportunity to get involved with some big laughs as you learn about their story and the process involved in making these incredible products and, if we're lucky with time, a chance to weave your own take-home plastic bag treasure awaits. ReHash Trash, in addition to its recycling initiatives is a social business of parent NGO Green Gecko which works with former street children and their families, including the Gecko Mums who are now renewing their lives and earning an essential income through their work at ReHash.

Infused Rice Wine
After an inspiring visit it's time to walk nearby for some locally brewed beverages. Siem Reap has no better option to visit than the team at Sombai, a socially responsible business producing 11 unique local flavours of infused rice wine. All their products are hand crafted with unmatched attention to detail, right down to hand painted bottles. Here we'll enjoy a distillery tour and sampling session, then time to jump on the bikes cruising back to the shop where a refreshingly cold coconut awaits!

Expect to be back around 1pm.


What's the Riding Like?

Flat terrain

Back Roads & Tracks

17km riding

We have crafted a route to keep the ride predominantly on tracks and small roads, there are sections where we ride on town roads but traffic in Siem Reap is generally light and slow moving, your guide will assist here to make the journey as smooth as possible - there are no hills in the area so anyone who can reasonably ride and is comfortable on a bike will enjoy this tour. There are sections on bumpy dirt trails that get a little more challenging in the wet season and a few city riding sections so beginner riders should not choose this tour.


Making a Booking

Click on the 'Book this tour' button below or at the top of the page to reserve your place on this sunset tour.

Tour departs daily.

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 12 462 165.

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

Grasshopper Shop Siem Reap
Street #26
Wat Bo Village
One block back from the river
Phone: +855 12 462 165

Meeting time: 8:15am

For a face to face chat about this and other amazing day time and sunset tours, feel free to visit us at our Siem Reap shop.


What Our Guests Tell Us...

Just a selection of our great Trip Advisor Day Tour reviews!

We did a half-day cycling tour with Hang in the countryside of Siem Reap. There are not enough superlatives to describe this experience. Hang, our guide, was amazing!

RenaAFebruary 2017

Great day, amazing tour guide and a host of memories to take home. Highly recommend this

DorothyandAlanFebruary 2017

Well done to Grasshopper Tours for a professional, well-supported tour, and many thanks to Sam and Rong for sharing their beautiful country and giving us an excellent day

sandpit1976February 2017

As someone who does not bike often or ever, I found this very enjoyable. It was very easy pace, comfortable bikes, and great guides. I highly recommend this bike tour company.

Megan gFebruary 2017

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