Angkor Wat Bike Tour

Get closer to the locals on rides through the Angkor and beyond

From: $1,495

6 days / 5 nights

Collection: Classic

Level: 2

Trip Highlights

  • Cycle all the major highlights of Angkor temples, visiting the World Heritage Site and the hidden back trails of Angkor archaeology park.
  • Visit the Bayon temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King and hear fascinating insights into the history of the Khmer Empire.
  • Bike the Siem Reap backraods in expansive aerial of Tonle Sap lake, explore the lives surrounding the area.
  • Experience the rural sites of Siem Reap, and venture through Cambodia culinary adventure.
  • Take a deep breathe and get ready see the most beautiful sunrise at Angkor Wat temple.

Eat & Drink

Meals are characterized by fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared in a simple, classic style of Cambodia.
Drink: Cambodia’s top beers include Angkor beer, Cambodia beer; local craft beer, coffee & tea, etc.

Sleep

Our top-range accommodation offers the best level of service often with other amenities such as a restaurant, bar, garden and swimming pool.

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome Siem Reap, Cycle Angkor Sunset + Boat Tour

Welcome to Siem Reap! Your tour guide & driver will welcome you from the airport and transfer you straight to your accommodation for a few hours rest.

Your afternoon sunset tour starts cyclinng the Siem Reap countryside crossing the river we wind our way along red clay roads, through a variety of local villages, crossing small farms and passing school children on their way home.

After a brief stop with light refreshment, we bypass the crush of visitors exiting the Park and instead follow the charming backroads, past stunning rice fields and small, historic family parcels where life appears unchanged for generations. Then, we make our way towards the west edge of the Angkor Park to explore the remarkable historic site in a different context.

To end the evening we take a peaceful Dragon Boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom, with local delicacies including soft drink and red wine onboard.
Meals: Dinner
Accomplished: 20 – 25 Km (12 – 15 miles)
Accommodations: Viroth’s Hotel

Day 2: Cycle Ta Prohm, Banteay Sri & Kbal Spean

Today, we cycle on the jungle trail to Ta Prohm, pausing to collect your entry passes at the Archaeological Park Entrance. Ta Prohm cloaked in dappled shadow, its crumbling towers and walls locked in the slow muscular embrace of vast root systems. Undoubtedly it is one of the most picturesque and atmospheric ruins at Angkor complex.

After exploring this iconic temple, we will then head to Banteay Srei. The roads are peaceful, narrow, and very pretty all the way to Bantey Srei. There is plenty of beautiful and real countryside views to see along the way as you cycle pass the local markets, schools, villages, Buddhist temples. Taking water break under the shade of the tree before we reach Bantey Srei, thatis known as the citadel of women. This red sandstone temple is one of Angkor’s most significant structures as its walls are decorated with elaborate carvings, which have been preserved remarkably well.

Enjoy your lunch at the foot of the mountain before taking a short transfer to Kbal Span. Then trek uphill into the jungle trail for 3km to the waterfall and the River of Thousand Lingas. You can see the carvings on the riverbed and water fall and return to Siem Reap by transfer.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accomplished: 40 – 45 Km (24 – 27 miles)
Accommodations: Viroth’s Hotel

Day 3: Ride to Roulous Group & Floating Village

This morning, we embark on the Siem Reap backroads to the former Angkor city Roulous Group. The temple was the center of Khmer civilization and was built by Angkorian king in the 8th century. We explore the three main temples here – Lolei, Preah Ko, and Bakong. We’ll eat lunch at a local house before we continue another 12 km to Tonle Sap lake to take a short cruise to Kampong Phluk see the floating villages, where you have an opportunity to learn about the life on the water. Tonle Sap Lake is the largest lake in Southeast Asia and a unique way of life of those living on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake, which is recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve .

During the year, the lake has supplied the water to several provinces to do agriculture. In the rainy season, the lake serves as the big water storage and water flows out through its branches from the lake to Mekong River down To China Ocean. En-route, we take the back road to Siem Reap. The road is the most peaceful part, and you will ride pass many stilted houses and pagodas to make this final ride of today full of joys.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Mae Tang, Araksa
Accomplished: 45 Km (28 miles)
Accommodations: Pusanfah Resort

Day 4: Siem Reap Cycling & Culinary Adventure

Today, we cycle through the picturesque Siem Reap vegetable village where most of the vegetables and herbs you find in dishes served throughout Siem Reap are grown. Here you can get your farming skills on and pick your own veggies – which will later be used for lunch.

Next, we’ll visit the outdoor market where the locals shop for their fresh ingredients, here you’ll discover the local specialty and choose the best local snacks and fruits to try.

Soon leave the tarmac behind, pedalling down small dirt paths through the scenic countryside and watch as the local farmers cultivate, care for and harvest their produce. Not only that, but there will be lots of water buffaloes lounging about in the mud, so photo opportunities will be endless. Expect friendly greetings from locals as they go about their daily activities.

For lunch, we will get to visit a lovely local family where you’ll learn how to cook Cambodian food and using the ingredients we collected throughout the tour.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accomplished: 15 – 20 Km (9 – 12 miles)
Accommodations: Viroth’s Hotel

Day 5: Visit Angkor Wat Sunirse & Angkor Thom

Begin the journey with an early morning, our guide will find the best spot to view the sunrise and take perfect photos. Then head down to explore the ancient temple at its most atmospheric, bathed in the warm glow of the morning sun. We’ll head into the inner sanctum of Angkor Wat to admire the carvings and architecture of the temple before having breakfast.

Cycle the main road to Angkor Thom, replete with stone sculptures depicting demons and deities. Learn about the cultural significance of the Bayon Temple, the Terrace of the Leper King, and the Royal Enclosure from your guide. After roaming around Bayon, we will take a short break to enjoy our light refreshment to keep your energy level up before getting on a bike again and continuing to the Elephant Terrace.

The afternoon ends an active day, then you will be free to explore the city of Siem Reap independently this evening with some suggestions from your guide.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Accomplished: 20 – 25 Km (12 – 15 miles)
Accommodations: Viroth’s Hotel

Day 6: Trip Ends Siem Reap

The trip ends after breakfast at our hotel in Siem Reap.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Siem Reap at any time. If your flight is departing later in the day, luggage storage facilities are available at our hotel. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you will need to depart from Siem Reap International Airport (REP), which is 20 to 30 minutes from the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Viroth’s Hotel

Arrival Details

Airport City: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Pick-Up Location: Viroth’s Hotel

Departure Details

Airport City: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Drop-off Location: Siem Reap International Airport or Hotel

Inclusions + Details

Meals
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches, nutritious snacks
  • Dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local beer, wine, or cocktails
Accommodations
  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers
Activities
  • All entrance fees to historic sites and national park
  • Boat trip to Kompong Phluk
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service
Gear
  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary gear including a Ride & Rad water bottles & cycling jersey to keep
Support
  • Expert English speaking guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
Bike

Exclusions

  • Internation and domestic flights
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Gratuities for a guides
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Ride & Rad

Essential Information

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TREK MARLIN 7 2020

INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE

ABOUT THE TREK MARLIN 7

Marlin 7 is where race-worthy mountain bikes begin. The smooth, lightweight and widest range of gearing in the Marlin family make this model the best choice for new riders who want a cross country hardtail with great parts that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes.

COMPONENTS:

– 27.5″ or 29″ wheels
– Alpha Silver Aluminum frame is lightweight and responsive
– RockShox XC32 fork
– Shimano Altus 2×9 Speed
Available sizes (in): 13.5, 14.5, 15.5, 16.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5, 23

Terrains

The terrain is flat and we cycle on a mixture of tarmac roads and tracks. We mainly follow quiet backroads and sometimes you have to travel on busier roads when leaving the city. A support vehicle accompanies the rides throughout the trip. We have graded the route as easy.

Bike Repairs

Basic spares and tools are carried by the tour guide and on the support vehicle. However, we cannot guarantee to have spares for every conceivable problem. Carrying a basic tool kit, a spare tube and a pump while riding is recommended. We do provide a helmet for every cyclist, but it is also imperative that you bring your own helmet and wear it at all times while cycling.

Safety

Wearing a helmet is required on all our biking adventures and is non negotiable. If you do not wear a helmet you will not be allowed to cycle. Your tour leader is trained in first aid and emergency rescue, but to a large degree you must be responsible for your own safety while riding. It is therefore compulsory that you take out travel insurance that will cover you for a mountain biking tour.

Clothes

Cambodia has two distinct seasons - wet and dry. Bear in mind that the area is tropical with high humidity. Lightweight clothing is needed all year round. Other additions that you may find useful are a swimming costume, cycle gloves, cycling shorts/trousers and quick drying cycle tops. Please note for the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat temple shorts are not permitted. Shoulders and knees must be covered and sarongs are not allowed.

Non-Rider

On most Ride & Rad trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Tour Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price.

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