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Karma Cambodia – Classic

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Karma Cambodia - Classic

Scheduled Tour

Price from

1650 USD

Duration

7 Days | 6 Nights

Level

2

Tour Code

GHKK20

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Cambodia Cycling Tour - Best Highlights

The ultimate Cambodia cycle tour. You might come to see the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temples, but you will leave with a massive appreciation of the heart and soul of Cambodia. Friendly faces, delicious food, rich culture and history, and some great riding all make this an unforgettable cycle tour.

Quality Bikes
Cannondale CX3 bikes or E-bikes

Your Guide
Friendly Cambodian leader

Group Size
6 to 14

Accommodation
Comfortable Hotels and Resorts

Activities
Ride/walk

Minimum Age
14+

Overview

A trip with the perfect balance of history, culture, adventure, great bike touring, and an opportunity to make new friends. This adventure starts in Siem Reap where we see first-hand the feat of the ancients at Angkor Wat and its accompanying temples. From there, we embark on an enjoyable cycle tour of this charming country.

We venture into the north of Cambodia the last holdout of the Khmer Rouge before peace was achieved. Here the landscapes are similar to what they were throughout the country decades ago, with sparser populations, more forest cover and red laterite roads snaking off into the distance. We pay a visit to the majestic Preah Vihear Temple atop the Dangrek Mountain Range with views over to Thailand. We see traditional farming methods still in practice and meet many friendly, hospitable people throughout the countryside. We pass through towns still sporting the remnants of French colonialism in their architecture as we discover what makes Cambodia so captivating.

Flat terrain, back roads with no traffic, great food and warm weather are all great reasons for anyone with a curiosity about Cambodia to enjoy this bike tour. If that isn't motivation enough, then a beach finish surely is.

317 Km riding. The terrain is a mix of paved and unpaved roads, tracks and trails. It is our aim to deliver as much traffic-free track and trail as possible, but at times we do need to resort to secondary roads. We spend no more than 5km over the whole tour on anything resembling a highway. The ride is easily achievable for those who are comfortable controlling a bike, with hardly any hills and no distances over 60km on any single day.

Pedal-assist E-bike is an available option for this tour for $245 surcharge.

Highlights

With a local university student as our leader, explore the village industries of Battambang.

Breathe in clean forest air as we stay the night nestled near Kirirom Mountain.

Cycle through the forest of Kep National park to the sparkling coast.

Pedal past small fishing communities and emerge at the white sand and clear waters of Otres Beach.

Day to Day


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Riding:
30km
Meal:
LD

An early start from your hotel will help us to reach Battambang by late morning. Enjoy lunch, then a little downtime before taking a late afternoon cycle to see one of the provinces most stunning 11th-century temples at Phnom Banan before riding to Phnom Sampou where a great view can be seen from the more recently built hilltop temple. The food side of the adventure is well underway by sundown.

Riding:
32km
Meal:
BLD

This morning we take an exciting cycle ride through the villages surrounding Battambang, accompanied by a local university student, to learn about the cottage industries that support these local economies. The ride is on a lovely route along the river with lots of shade. We stop to see rice paper making, banana drying, rice wine and prahok production, as well as visiting the best snack stop in all Cambodia, the kralanh shop. After returning to town, we drive around 3 hours to the small town of Kampong Chhnang where we take a pleasant trip in a rowboat through the floating villages.

Riding:
60km
Meal:
BLD

A 1.5 hour drive takes us to the former capital of Cambodia at Oudong. After visiting the mountain top temple, we ride along quiet country trails and backroads all the way to the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The city is not for us today though, so we pedal on past the metro area and southwards to the minor town of Kampong Speu, where a modest guest house awaits after a short transfer in the van.

Riding:
60km
Meal:
BLD

An early start with a Khmer Breakfast and we are out on quiet, unpaved roads through rice fields, sugar crops and a variety of small communities. Hills appear on our right and we feel that we are far from the beaten path as surprised youngsters call out with hellos and questions as we pedal past. As we cycle on, Kirirom Mountain comes into view. We pack up and can transfer the 10km climb by van, but the option is there for anyone who loves cycling the climbs. We spend the night in a small guesthouse set among the trees and enjoy a night of forest sounds.

Riding:
45km
Meal:
BLD

No need for an early start this morning, so enjoy the surrounds, take a walk and savor a slow breakfast. We'll set off mid-morning on a drive back down to the flatlands to start our ride to the coast. Small trails and backroads past limestone karsts lead us south where we encounter the pepper plantations for which the area is known. We stop here to learn about this high-quality crop, then pedal on. Arriving in Kep is a wonderful moment, as we emerge from the forest of Kep National Park to views of the sea and our lovely accommodation.

Riding:
35km
Meal:
BLD

With free time this morning, you can explore the Kep National Park behind our accommodation where small trails are perfect for walking. Rabbit Island is also nearby and a boat trip out allows you to enjoy some lovely white sand. Leaving Kep mid-afternoon we ride on small trails then minor roads past 'Secret Lake', a man-made reservoir. We roll into the lazy little town of Kampot just in time for a sunset drink on the riverside with the imposing Bokor Mountain off in the distance.

Riding:
55km
Meal:
B

We start this morning with a 40-minute drive along the coast and around the base of Bokor Mountain, before hitting the bikes. We are riding through small fishing communities today on trails through mangroves and wetlands. We cycle past Ream National Park and actually ride on the hard-packed beach sand as we near Sihanoukville. A low hill or two make for a last challenge, and the ride concludes on arrival at Otres Beach. We will transfer you to a hotel of your choosing after a celebratory drink. Please feel free to ask us for accommodation recommendations.

Dates & Price


Dates Availability Price * Deposit payment: $800 USD
* Single room option: $990 USD
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We have carefully crafted this itinerary to give you a thorough look at what makes Cambodia tick, from the ancient Angkor kingdom to the Thai border, onto the capital city and then the coast. Not only does this tour include great riding, but also plenty of cultural immersion and opportunities to connect with locals and glimpse the activities of their daily lives. Along the way, you’ll visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, plenty of ancient temples, small villages and national parks. We’ve worked out all the details for you, so saddle up and enjoy the ride!

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