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Angkor Cycling Back Roads 5 Days / 4 Nights      

Departure Date: Everyday (Guaranteed Departure with minimum 02 people)

The starting point will be in Siem Reap, where mountain bike are prepared at the hotel. Our cycling guide will brief on the tour and do the bike fitting one day before the tour departure. Please consider your pre tour accommodation.

This tour will take mostly back road which is dirt but our bike, Trek 4300-4500 are suitable and durable for this kind of road. From the hotel, we cannot avoid the main road just a couple of Km to the check point where Angkor pass is purchased. Our cycling guide will assist and photo will be taken at the check point. All Angkor pass and entrance fees are included in below tour cost. We cycle about 265km on 4 full days with the last day free at leisure to explore the town by your own before transferring to the airport for departure flight. It is a fully supported cycling guide and van. The road is mostly flat and might be a bit sandy but enjoyable scenery of the country side, rice field, the mood around Angkor Thom city. The trip also includes the cycling on the back road on the east side of Siem Reap river to Tonle Sap lake, one of the biggest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia where we take boat trip to visit the famous floating village.
 

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1: Siem Reap-Angkor Complex (30km by bicycle)
Depart from the hotel on the main road and cycling through Angkor pass check point. Cycling through the shady road with a little pumping because of the a few pot-holes. There you will begin to see Kravan temple, Banteay Kdei, and stop at the famous Ta Phrom, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Visit Ta Phrom (45 minutes-1 hour). It was built in 12th century by the famous King Jayavarvan VII indicated to his mother. While clearing back the forest archaeologists decided to leave the vegetation of Ta Phrom in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discoverers found it and the other Angkor temples. Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains and soar high above the temples. Continue the cycling through small circuit passing Ta Keo temple, Chao Say Tevoda, Tommanon before reaching to Angkor Thom city. There you will see, Terrace of Leper King, Terrace of Elephant, Baphoun, Phimean Akas. Stop at Bayon temple and start the visit (45 minutes-1 hour). Angkor Thom built by Cambodia's great king, Jayavarman VII. An eight-meter high wall encloses this ten square kilometre city, which is encircled by a moat. The famous Bayon, in the geographical heart of Angkor Thom, is a remarkable 54 tower temple. Initially the temple appears to be a shapeless mass of grey and brown stone, but it is only as you get closer that you realize every tower has the carved face of Avalokiteshvara on it.

After the visit, cycle to Angkor Wat to finish the small circuit. Stop at South Gate of Angkor Thom for taking photo. Access via a causeway over the moat that are flanked by statues of Gods on the left and devils on the right. Then visit the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat. It is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. Angkor Wat is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five beehive-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. Suryavarman II constructed Angkor Wat in the form of massive 'temple mountain' dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2: Tonle Sap - Kampong Phluk (50km)
Depart from the hotel, crossing the bridge at Old Market to cycle 15km toward Rolous Group. The first 2km, is on the tarmac road toward the bus station. Then, passing the rice field and the village. cycling to Tonle Sap Lake passing small road along the river through villages, pagodas and schools. This road is good for cycling as to avoid the busy traffic. After cycling 8km, turn right across the bridge to the main road as there is no further access on the small road. Continue cycling toward the lake about 3km (July-December) where the boat stop. (Note: January-June, the water is low and the boat will stop further 3km). Board on the boat to visit the village on water, school, fishing farm. After 1 hour boat drive. Return the Siem Reap on the main road to avoid cycling the same road. Afternoon, free at leisure to relax and enjoycomplementary 30 minute massage. Dinner and overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 3: Village Experience (59km)
Start cycling straight way and the highlight of the tour will be the villages, the enjoyable off road track, the people, the wonderfull smile of the children. The basket weaving, the palm trees useful for our farmers as they make their roof from the sugar palm leaves, they drink sugar palm juice and they can eat and cook the sugar palm fruit.

Arrive in the village community center. Meet with the community representative and local guide who share their free time from farming to help teaching the children and extra work in the community. Take the ox-cart riding to the rice field. Cambodian people use ox-cart to go to the rice field and carry the rice to their village. Meet with the farmer in the rice field to learn the rice planting process. In 2016, Cambodia has exported 550,000 Tones of rice. It is one of the main source of economy in Cambodia apart from tourism and garment industry. Normally it takes 3 months for the farmer to grow the rice. Exprience the rice harvesting with the farmers using the traditional rice cutter.

After the rice harvesting, walk through the rice field to see the vegetable planted by the farmers. Visit the farmer house to learn about traditional rice mill processing. Experience the traditional rice mill processing with the local farmer. Visit the local school. While their parents are working in the rice field, their children study at school. Return back to Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap. Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4: Beng Mealea (100km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from the hotel on the National Road No.6, turn left at Dam Dek market after 42km. Visit Beng Mealea temple. Beng Mealea is an untouched temple hidden in the jungle surrounded by its mood 900 meters by 1,200 meters. Beng Mealea is a beautiful, charming temple. It has it own character which cannot be found in any other temple. We can feel very peaceful sitting inside the temple as we can get rid of the many tourists at Angkor area. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L,D)


Day 5: Free of cycling
Breakfast at your hotel. Free day to explore around Siem Reap on your own to the Silk Farm, Old Market until transfer for your departure flight. Meal includes: Breakfast only.

Tour Cost Please contact us: info@cambodiacycling.com
Single Room supplement USD100
Bike Rental USD50 (Trek or Giant) Extra
Total Distance 265 km
Number of cycling days 4 full days
Road Surface This tour mostly follows back roads, and dirt road passing the countryside and the rice field. The back road along the river and village is small but good enough for cycling, less busy. A little bit sandy.
Support Fully supported van including cool box, spare parts, first aid kit
Group Size Minimum 2. Maximum 15.
Staff Start from 6 day cycling tour, groups of 6 or more, a Cycling Tour Leader, plus English-speaking cycling guide, drivers and assistants. Groups of 4-5 will be led by our local guide and our local support team.
Food All meals are included (5 breakfast, 4 lunches, 4 dinners)

Tour Price Includes
- Mountain bikes
- Accommodation 3* star in sharing room
- Cycling experienced guide
- Supported van including cool box, spare parts, first aid kits
- Full board meals (breakfasts, lunch and dinner)
- Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
- Angkor pass
- Beng Mealea entrance fee
- Complementary message 30 minutes by REAL Spa Cambodia

Price Excludes
- International Flights
- Visa Fees $30 (issued on arrival)
- Alcoholic, and drinks during meals
- Tips for guides.
- Personal travel insurance
- Services not mentioned in itinerary