Angkor Family Bike Tour

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From: $1,295

5 days / 4 nights

Collection: Family

Level: 1

Trip Overviews

This bike tour designed to take your family on a light adventure holiday to Cambodia. Steeped in history but young at heart, Cambodia makes for an unbeatable holiday destination.

We will cycle through jungle paths, explore the World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat. Then head to the countryside to explore rural village life, cycling through quiet communities, and learn about locals going about their daily lives. We also go off the tourist track and visit the tucked away floating village and kayak down the Tonle Sap Lake to experience living life on the water.

This vacation is perfectly tailored to the whole family, we will prepare a slow-paced tour itinerary for you and your children and take care of all the details to make sure you will have a comfortable biking tour in Cambodia.

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 backroads 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 lifetime experience to sunrise over the Angkor Wat

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Itinerary

Day 1: Afternoon Cycle Angkor Sunset + Boat Ride

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 cycling 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 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)
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel

Day 2: Bike the Angkor Temples

Today’s ride will begin early with a trip up to Angkor jungle trails. We start to avoid the inevitable crowds drawn to the wonders of the Angkor complex, the various temples are spread over a wide area and are linked by shady avenues; meandering our way between them by bike gives us a unique perspective.

Our visit includes Angkor Wat temple, the largest religious monument ever built, and wander through the city’s mystical courtyards and jungle-covered temples, the best known and most breathtaking of all the sights and a highlight of any visit to Angkor. Spend the time exploring the ruins of Angkor Wat, the magnificent 12th-century capital of the Khmer Empire with our expert guide.

Afterward, we cycle to the jungle-covered Ta Prohm, with the amazing roots of the Fromagier trees clinging to the ancient stones. Next, visit Preah Khan’s majestic temple complex is surrounded by a moat, and Angkor Thom with the famous Bayon temple of 37 towers topped with the four faces of the king. After our visits to these magnificent temples, we cycle back to Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Accomplished: 30 Km (18 miles)
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel

Day 3: Cycle the Floating Village & Kayaking

Today we ride beyond the crowds, cycling through picturesque villages in the Siem Reap countryside. And we head toward the vast wetlands on the edge of Asia’s largest freshwater lake, Tonle Sap. It is time to swap the bike for a boat adventure down to explore the bird sanctuary. Prek Toal is the largest waterbird colony in South-East Asia. You’ll access the bird colonies inside the core reserve also plays an important factor.

After exiting the sanctuary, we venture to visit the village that builds their houses on stilts, often up to ten meters high, but Mechrey is in fact a floating village. The entire village floats and moves with the receding or increasing waters thereby continually shifting location throughout the seasons. We’ll have the opportunity to kayak through the gently lapping waters of the village to witness and learn about the daily lifestyle of the local inhabitants. We’ll return to Siem Reap town in the late afternoon and have a great dinner.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accomplished: 35 km (21 miles)
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel

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, pedal down small dirt paths through the scenic countryside, and watch as the local farmers cultivate, and harvest their produce. You also see the 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)
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel

Day 5: Trip end 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

Arrival Details

Airport City: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Pick-Up Location: Siem Reap International Airport

Departure Details

Airport City: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Pick-Up Location: Siem Reap International Airport

Inclusions + Details

Meals
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches, nutritious snacks
  • Daily drinking water
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 Floating Village + Kayaking
Gear
  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
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

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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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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