Day 1: Bangkok - Soi Dao (L/D)
We depart from our meeting point in Bangkok and transfer down to Soi Dao a very scenic area, in Chantaburi province, that borders Cambodia with only the Cardamon Mountains separating the two countries. This area is great for biking and we have a chance to ride to help blow away those travelling cobwebs. Overnight at Soi Dao Highland Resort.
Ride 25 km.
Day 2: Soi Dao - Pailin (B/L/D)
Today we ride about 40 km to the border, we pass through some beautiful countryside on our way. This is an area where very few foreigners visit and the pace of life is slow and relaxed – just right for a bike trip. Once immigration and custom formalities have been taken care off we cross into Cambodia and ride 17 km to Pailin set in the attractive Chour Phnom Kravanh (Cardamom) foothills. The ride has some undulating sections, nothing to difficult, and the views of the mountains make for a very pretty ride. Pailin is now a home to former Khmer Rouge leaders and also famous for its ruby mines. Overnight at Memoria Palace.
Ride 57 km.
Day 3: Pailin - Battambang (B/L/D)
We saddle up and ride east to Battambang. This is really rural Cambodia with lots of mango orchard, corn, peanut and of course paddy fields. We’ll ride over good tarmac roads today with some of the best views of the Cardamom mountains, one the wildest areas in Cambodia. We have lunch at Wat Phnom Sampeau and after eating we have a chance to visit the temple which is atop a limestone outcrop. Finally we reach Battambang, Cambodia’s second city, a sleepy backwater full of a faded colonial buildings and charm. Overnight at Steung Sangke Hotel.
Ride 85 km.
Day 4: Battambang - Siem Reap (B/L/D)
If water levels permit (usually from July to February), today‘s journey is by boat as we cross the Tonle Sap towards the lost city of Angkor. The Great Lake is the beating heart of Cambodia and we cruise past floating villages and sunken forests before arriving at Siem Reap. If water levels are too low we'll take a short but fun journey on the infamous bamboo train before transferring to Siem Reap. Overnight at Steung Siem Reap Hotel.
Day 5: Angkor Wat (B/L)
This morning we ride to the Angkor Temple complex entering from south gate then traverse up portions of tarmac road and jungle paths until we reach our first temple of today, Tah Prohm. After our visit here we’ll carry on through the jungle and toward the eastern gate of Angkor Thom, ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. In the near center of this massive enclosure, we’ll find the enigmatic temple of Bayon. This temple is known for its many smiling faces. As the sun reaches its zenith now, we’ll take a short rest and lunch, before visiting the grandest temple of them all Angkor Wat. Depending upon the time, we can choose to return to Siem Reap after our visit to Angkor Wat for a brief rest before returning to the Angkor complex where we’ll enjoy a beautiful sunset in the Angkor Park before return to our hotel. Overnight at Steung Siem Reap Hotel.
Ride 30 km.
Day 6: Angkor Wat (B/L/D)
Leaving Siem Reap by bike we strike out for the countryside. Our initial destination this morning is the village of Damdek, which lies not far from the temple complex. Once we pass through this quaint little village, we’ll cycle down a narrow tarmac lane to Banteay Samre. Now we start getting deeper into the Cambodian countryside and pass many local villages and schools and people going about their day to day business. Ahead of us, the great sandstone ridge of Phnom Kulen rises up from the countryside. At the base of this mountain, we will stop for lunch and take a short 3km trek to Kbal Spean. Here we can see ancient riverbed carvings of Hindu gods in the “River of 1,000 Lingas”. Once we finish here, we’ll load up our bikes and transfer to Banteay Srei the gem of the Angkor area known for its exquisite bas relief carvings. Afterward, transfer to your back to Siem Reap. Overnight at Steung Siem Reap Hotel.
Ride 57 km.
Day 7: Siem Reap Countryside (B/L)
Leave after breakfast to cycle to the small village of Kro Bey Real and another chance to ride in the countryside surrounding Siem Reap. After we head to the Tonle Sap and take a short cruise through the floating villages. (If water levels are too low to visit the floating village we will visit the Roulus group of temples). On the return ride we will ride on the opposite bank of the river passing through many of the local communities before arriving back in Siem Reap.
Ride 45 km.
Price in USD from 01 jul 2017 to 01 jan 2019
Pr person in double room 1800-
Single supplement 225,-
Bike hire 140,-
Our services include:
• Accommodation in selected hotels.
• Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
• English speaking bike guide and support vehicle.
• Goody bag that includes a water bottle and a bike jersey.
• Water, fruit, soft drinks and snacks during the ride
Our services do not include:
• Other meals than mentioned.
• Other services than mentioned.
• International and domestic flights.
• Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.
• Tips for guide, travel insurance.
• Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to peak season surcharges and surcharges for compulsory Gala dinners on 24th and 31st december.
• Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
• Please note that all the above services & package tours have not been booked yet, they are proposed for your information only. We will not begin any reservation before we receive your confirmation.
• If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the time of booking, we will try to arrange similar service(s) in order to avoid as many important changes as possible.
• The itinerary may at times be altered by our guides due to local conditions, the skill of participants and other unexpected circumstances. Our priority is always the experience and safety of our clients.