Cycling

Cycling Explorer Angkor Wat3 Days, 2 Nights

See everything around Angkor Wat from a bike




A Fascinating and Different Way to See Angkor Wat

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.

Cycling Highlights

  • This tour starts and ends in Siem Reap, Cambodia. International and domestic flights are not included.
  • 126 kilometers
  • 2.5 days
  • Difficulty is 2 out of 5
  • Great for anyone having a reasonable level of fitness. 

Bikes Included in the Tour

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.

Guides

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.

Food and Drink

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.

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Tour Itinerary & Map (below)


Route


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
8:00 am pick up in the morning from your hotel or meet up at our bike depot for bike fitting and safety briefing. Most hotels include breakfast as part of your room rate, its advised that you enjoy a nice breakfast before setting out. We then ride to the Angkor Temple complex before starting the Grand Circuit which includes Angkor Thom, the South Gate, the Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. After lunch continue to cycle to Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm, Ta Keo and back to Siem Reap. We do stop at each major temple area and you will have plenty of time to explore and take pictures as your temple guide will inform you about the history of this magnificent area. At sunset we return to the temples by car for a sunset view from Phnom Bakheng.Lunch at Angkor Café.You will ride on tarmac and dirt tracks, but no technical experienceis required. A basic level of fitness is just fine. Ride 30 km. LunchRoad conditions and routing have been thoroughly researched to ensure that you will see the best scenery and ride the best terrain, be it on road or dirt.We suspect that you may love Asian cuisine, well-known for being hot and spicy and for its use of fresh ingredients, and will make sure you get to sample lots of it. If you don't like it hot or spicy, that can often be dealt with in the restaurant. 

Route


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Pick up at your  hotel:Leaving Siem Reap by bike after breakfast we enter the temple complex by an alternative route and much quieter gate. We then ride through the complex taking some smaller roads. Once we leave the main complex we enter into the countryside and we turn off the main tourist road to Banteay Srei. We will pass many local villages and schools and people going about their day to day business and get a really good feel for life in Cambodia. On the way we have a chance to visit Banteay Samre, often missed but well worth a visit. This is one of the best rides on the tour. We stop at Banteay Srei for a well earned rest before continuing on to Kbal Spean (River of 1,000 Lingas) and lunch at Sovann Kbal Spean restaurant. After lunch hiking to the top to view the riverbed carvings, we hike back to the start point and transfer by bus back to Siem Reap.Ride 51 km. 

Route


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Pick  up at about 8:00 am.After breakfast we leave the crowds behind and head towards the small village of Roulous, home to some of the earliest permanent structures built by the Khmers. This beautiful 15 km ride leads through rural Cambodia and offers plenty of opportunities to once more connect to the local people. Upon arrival at Roulous we explore the three main temples – Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong – and enjoy a snack and a drink. We continue our bicycle ride and in 8 km we’ll come to the floating village of Kampong Phluck. The submerged forest makes this tranquil place unique and is a treat for visitors. We enjoy a boat tour around the village, between the trees breaking through the water surface and soak in the culture of living life on the water. We enjoy lunch at a local house before we get back on solid ground and cycle or drive back to Siem Reap.Ride 45 km.

Good to Know

Accommodations and Trip Route

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. 

Road Conditions

Good quality roads or dirt tracks over mostly flat terrain with a few small hills, mixing hard packed jeep trails and smooth tarmac. 

Bike Repairs

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. 

Safety

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.

Support

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. 

Passports and Visas

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. 

Health

We recommend that you visit a travel medical doctor and ask about the following vaccinations: typhoid, polio, tetanus and hepatitis A.

Weather

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. 

Extra Expenses

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. 

Terms & Conditions

Booking the Tour

  • Minimum 2 persons per booking required or add single supplement fee for solo traveler. 
  • Same day confirmations or allow up to 24 hours for booking confirmation
  • Pricing in USD, per person
  • Suggest booking a minimum of 2 months in advance for high season tour bookings (November 1 to April 30)

When Booking, Please Provide:

  • First name & Family name
  • email address
  • Nationality
  • Heights of all guests; to select correct bike size (comments field on booking page)
  • Pick up & Drop off location if your hotel is known (comments field on booking page) if not known, we will remind you later
  • Dietary or special meal requirement(s) (comments field on booking page)

Payment Terms

  • We accept secure payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal
  • TourChoice does not receive any customer sensitive data from credit card processing companies
  • Prepayment in full once your reservation has been confirmed by TourChoice.com
  • A booking voucher & invoice will be emailed to you immediately upon confirmation of your reservation. 
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Departures

  • This tour is on a join in basis. 
  • Departs every Tuesday from Siem Reap based on a minimum of 2 participants. Groups are never more than 16 people and a minimum of 2 people are required to run the tour.  
  • Pick up times are between between 6:30 am to 7:30 am at your hotel. You will receive a reminder phone call at your hotel the night before. 
  • If you do not know your hotel at time of booking this tour with us, please be sure to email us the name and the contact information for your hotel well before your tour departure date. 
  • Please be sure that the guest check in name at your hotel matches the guest name that we have on file. 

Refund / Cancellation Policy: 

If the guest cancels the trip, the following applies: Number of days prior to trip start:

  • 7 days or more - full refund less 5% of tour price
  • 6 to 3 days - full refund less 25% of tour price
  • 1 or 2 days before - refund less 50% of tour price
  • No show - forfiet 100% of tour price

Child Policy & Single Supplement

Child fee, $300

Single supplement, 

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. 

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