Your trusted Cambodian cycle guide will show you the way on this 3 Day Join-In tour. A specific temple guide is on board the tour support vehicle, ready to offer you a fascinating and more exciting and a completely different way to visit Angkor Wat. This affordable tour gives you the option of booking your own hotel!
For much of its 600 years, the Angkor empire's regional power was unmatched, and under a number of its 'god-kings' such as Jayavarman the 7th the artistic exploits of the Khmer kingdom were unrivalled. Although the temples are the main attraction, one of the most remarkable facets of Angkor is that it is at the heart of a bustling Khmer countryside community. Not only is the town of Siem Reap close by, but there are dozens of farming communities scattered around the historical park. Ordinary Cambodian people going about their everyday life in this extraordinary place.
On your cycling tour, you will see more than the incredible legacy of the Khmer empire but also a chance to experience daily rural Cambodian life! You will ride on a various types of trails, including some easy going enjoyable off-road riding, this tour is great for anyone with basic fitness. There are no technical mountain bike sections.
With experienced cycle guides and riding together as group, its a steady even pace with frequent stops often to visit points of interest and sample some of the local food. The support vehicle is closely behind always ready to keep you refreshed and well nourished.
Let the knowledgable Temple Guide explain the temple complex and the local area history, customs and way-of-life along the way. For groups of less than four people you have a choice of a cycling guide or a temple guide in the support vehicle.
The bikes are well known makes of hybrid or mountain bikes (depending on the tour) with lightweight alloy frames, 24 to 27 speed gearing, V-brakes and Shimano components and front supsension.
Local English-speaking tour guides will lead you and if the group is 8 people or more we will add another guide to the tour. All our guides are well informed in the history, culture and religions of the area where you are biking and are skilled at passing that knowledge on to you. Your guide is an experienced cyclist, able to handle most minor repairs en route.
Meals are included as per the itinerary. Most meals are at local restaurants and features noodles, rice curries and soups. Any special dietary requirements can also be catered for as well. Please let us know at the time of booking. We keep you hydrated and its very important. Cold water, some energy-restoring local fruit and soft drinks are included in the tour price. Beer is freely available everywhere in Cambodia, but is NOT included in the price.
This affordable tour does not include hotel accommodations. You may stay in the hotel of your own choosing in Siem Reap and every morning, the driver and guide will pick you up at your centrally located hotel.
Good quality roads or dirt tracks over mostly flat terrain with a few small hills, mixing hard packed jeep trails and smooth tarmac.
Basic spares and tools are carried in the support vehicle, we cannot plan for every conceivable problem, but we are organized and well supplied, carrying a basic took kit, a spare tube and a pump.
We recommend that you wear a helmut on biking tours. Please sign a waiver if you do not wear. Verry nice flexible fitting comfortable helmets are provided to you. Your tour leader is trained however, to a large degree you must be responsible for your own safety while riding as is normal.
An air-conditioned support vehicle follows the group. That's how we do things and the vehicle follow us the whole time so it is very easy to get on and off bikes if you wish, its easy to rest if you ever feel tried. Your guide’s expert knowledge of the area means that you always know what's ahead. As the heat and humidity of Cambodia can impact your performance we provide a constant supply of cold drinks and fresh fruit.
All western nationalities require a passport for entry into Cambodia. You can apply online on the Kingdom of Cambodia website. Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from date of entry. Or you may also get a visa on arrival, if you do this, please make sure that you have a standard passport photo (3 x 4cm) and $US 20. Visa are valid for use for 3 months from the date of issue but a single entry visa only allows a 30 day stay. Only residents from neighboring Southeast Asian countries do not need a visa.
We recommend that you visit a travel medical doctor and ask about the following vaccinations: typhoid, polio, tetanus and hepatitis A.
Cambodia has a tropical climate with fairly high humidity. There are three seasons: from March to June it is hot and dry, with temperatures between 27 and 40C, with night temperatures in the 20s. The rainy season is from July to October, but temperatures are slightly lower, because of the effect of the rain. During this time it will not rain continuously. Mostly in the morning or evening.
We recommend that you tuck away a few extra dollars for incidentals and have some Cambodia currency handy. The currency in Cambodia is the Riel. ATMs, which are available and are the easiest ways to get local money. Have a supply of US dollars in cash on hand, just in case your card doesn’t work. Banks or the more rare private money changers offer the best foreign-exchange rates. Credit cards are accepted in big cities and resort hotels.
If the guest cancels the trip, the following applies: Number of days prior to trip start:
Child fee, $300
Changes to Itinerary
In remote destinations, road, weather or other conditions can occasionally change which means the itinerary can be subject to change. The guides will do their best to adhere to the original itinerary but if a change is necessary, guides cannot be held responsible. Its best for guests to be flexible and enjoy your adventure.