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Trips Asia Cambodia Cycle to the Sea

Cycle to the Sea

Duration
7
DAYS
Destination

CAMBODIA
  • DIFFICULTY LEVEL3 | Moderate
  • GROUP SIZE2 - 12 People
  • DISTANCEApprox. 235 Km
  • TRIP TYPEScheduled Tour
  • ACCOMMODATION4-Star Hotel
  • TOUR CODERR-CTS

Trip Overview

Look forward to beautiful bike tours and experiences along the coast of Cambodia.

On this cycling tour to the coast of Cambodia, we will pedal away from the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh to find peace and harmony in the south of Cambodia. Cycle through small countryside villages, encounter lush green rice fields, water buffalo, and colorful temples along the way before arriving at Cambodia’s coastal city of Kep. This town was once a famous holiday spot for French colonialists.

Then, we end the ride with a completely different world awaiting you at the Koh Rong Island Resort, a luxury hideaway for the highest demands. A place with a beautiful white sand beach, lush nature, crystal clear water, and exceptional service. Let your mind wander and enjoy your moments in this untouched paradise.

Trip Highlights

  • The cycle journey through the capital, Phnom Penh, to the charming coastal towns of Sihanoukville
  • Ride through the stunning pepper route and storied La Plantation, including the pepper farm tour.
  • Through the Southern Part of Cambodia, you’ll get a fascinating, immersive look into the lives of the locals.
  • Enjoy a Provençal meal at the lovely home of our local friend and taste vibrant southern dishes and seafood by the beachside.
  • Wake to a view of the coastal beach at our secluded boutique hotel.

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet in Phnom Penh

Today, we meet at our hotel in Phnom Penh City. Today is our free day to explore Phnom Penh. In the evening, we’ll dine at one of the finest restaurants in the city and prepare for our upcoming Cambodia cycling adventure!

Meals: Dinner
Accommodations: Palace Gate Hotel & Residence

Day 2: Phnom Penh - Takeo

This morning we take a short transfer away from the early morning hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh to the Killing Fields, an extermination camp for political prisoners during the terror reign of the Khmer Rouge. We then start our ride through Takeo province, where we will have time to explore the small yet picturesque Angkorian temples of Ta Prohm and Yeay Peau. Enjoy lunch there before continuing south towards Takeo. En-route, visit Chiso Mountain, where you can climb a 180-step to the top of the mountain to explore the well-preserved ruins of a 10th-century Angkorian temple. Enjoy a panoramic view of the countryside, then transfer to Takeo for an overnight there.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accomplished: 80 Km (50 miles)
Accommodations: Alice Villa Hotel

Day 3: Takeo - Kep

Today, we’ll hop on our bikes and begin the cycling journey to the charming coastal town of Kep. We then spend the day cycling through the back roads, passing villages, some beautiful limestone karst scenery, picturesque villages, including some ethnic Cham settlements, and endless rice fields. We then stop at Kampong Trach to visit the pagoda of Wat Kirisehla, set in the shadows of a karst limestone formation, and we continue to cycle to the famous Kampot Pepper plantation, for which the area is known. The region’s soil is well-suited for growing the plants, and the resulting crop of black, red, and white pepper is well-known for its aroma.

After our visit, we continue to the old colonial coastal town of Kep, where you’ll have the option to hike through the Kep National Park, trekking through trails over a small mountain range with stunning views of Kep’s beach.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Accomplished: 70 Km (43 miles)
Accommodations: Veranda Natural Resort

Day 4: Kep - Kampot

This morning, we’ll start our ride on a tarmac road, then continue on dirt and gravel to reach Secret Lake, a man-made reservoir. Then, we continue our ride to a pepper plantation located in a protected and privileged rural environment, with a breathtaking view and a luxurious tropical garden. Explore the farm with a local expert to learn more about the growing techniques and the origin of the different colors of peppercorns, as well as to understand the traditional and organic growing methods.

After taking some time to explore, we’ll have lunch at the farm before transferring to the town of Kampot and exploring Kampot town at our own leisure.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
Accomplished: 35 Km (22 miles)
Accommodations: The B Resort

Day 5: Kampot - Sihanoukville & Koh Rong Island

Today we depart from the hotel in the southern direction for Sihanoukville. We ride on the tarmac road with the buzz of day-to-day life in Cambodia and the view of the coastline. The blue of the Gulf of Thailand at your left always wakes you up from the hot weather of today as the road is a bit wide open from the shade of the tree. We’ll have lunch at the local hut near the sleepy houses along the way, where your lunch will be offered with very tasty Khmer food.

After lunch, you will be transferred to Sihanoukville to catch the speed boat to Koh Rong Island. Today is the last day of your bike ride with your cycling guide, so spend the rest of the day at your leisure at the beach.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accomplished: 50 Km (31 miles)
Accommodations: Sok San Beach Resort

Day 6: Free Day on the Island

Today is the free day of cycling. You can take the boat to explore life underneath the water and relax at the beach at your own leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Sok San Beach Resort

Day 7: Return to Phnom Penh and Tour Ends

Today, we gather for one final breakfast at our hotel, followed by goodbyes with your guides. Our tour concludes today with a transfer to Phnom Penh. Take the day to reflect upon the rewarding cycling, beautiful coastal views, and cultural immersion that this tour has provided!

Meal: Breakfast

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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 parks
  • Pepper’s farm excursion & Boat to the island
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

Terrain

The terrain is flat, and we cycle on a mixture of tarmac roads and tracks. We mainly follow quiet backroads, but 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 not 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.

Clothing

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 or trousers, and quick-drying cycle tops. Please note that for the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh and the 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 and from these activities may not be included in the trip price.

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