Most certainly the most exciting and less-traveled way to travel from Phnom Penh is by bicycle. There is no better way to get close to Cambodia’s local people and the life they represent. This fantastic tour takes you from the capital Phnom Penh to the city of UNESCO listed Angkor Wat Temple Complex. We travel of the beaten track through less-traveled countryside roads to explore small villages along the way and to meet up with local people. On your journey we also visit the cities of Kompong Cham and Kompong Thom to visit beautiful temples. To experience Cambodia’s flat countryside with its beautiful rice fields and forests is truly a memorable lifetime experience.

Day 1: Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham (max 65km)

Your cycle guide and support vehicle will meet you at your hotel in Phnom Penh in between 7 and 7:30am and your bike will be adjusted to ensure a comfortable fit. Once you are ready, your cycle guide will lead you through the early morning hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh streets before embarking on a ferry to the other side of the River.

It is part of Phnom Penh City, but the lifestyle is totally different. You will cycle on back roads where you will encounter friendly locals and children. We will stop and have lunch at either a host family or pagoda on the way. On arrival in Kompong Cham you will check into your hotel before going out to a local beer garden for dinner.

Transportation: Cycling (including cycling support by A/C vehicle)

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Accommodation: 3* hotel

Guide: English speaking tour/ cycle guide

Day 2: Kompong Cham to Kompong Thom (max 70km)

An early start this morning as you leave Kompong Cham and soon turn off the main highway and follow a road which gradually climbs and passes through shady rubber plantations. We ride over dirt and tarmac roads along the Mekong to Kampong Thom, a picturesque town on the banks of the Stung Saen River, which hosts a magnificent Khmer temple site.

Transportation: Cycling (including cycling support by A/C vehicle)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: 3* hotel

Guide: English speaking tour/ cycle guide

Day 3: Kompong Thom to Siem Reap (max 70km)

After breakfast you will be transferred by A/C van 90km to a town of Kompong Kdei in Siem Reap Province where you resume cycling. You will ride on a tree- shaded red soil road with beautiful villages along the way. This area is just 60km from Siem Reap Town but only a few tourists come here. Your first break is at Makak Water Reservoir, which was constructed during the Pol Pot regime. Some survivors from the regime still come to this place to recall their hard time. From here you continue your ride to the village of Kvao. Here you won’t see many villages, only jungle. After Kvao village you will cycle on an 800-year-old ancient road, passing through an area, which used to be the front line of the Khmer Rouge in the 1980s. Signs of war and the subsequent de-mining campaign become more prevalent, hitting home how much has changed in this country in only the last few years. Soon after you will arrive at Beng Mealea Temple and after a quick look around the temple you will pedal for the last part to the town of Damdek before we finally transfer you to your hotel in Siem Reap Town. Bid farewell to your cycling crew after an enjoyable few days of bike holiday.

Transportation: Cycling (including cycling support by A/C vehicle)

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Accommodation: N/A

Guide: English speaking tour/ cycle guide

  • All hotels based on twin sharing room)
  • Cycle support by A/C vehicle, bike hire and spares
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • All transfers with our A/C transport
  • All entrance fees to any applicable sites as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cambodian, local English-speaking guide
  • Government tax and service charge
  • Cold water and towel during tour
  • International or domestic flights
  • Other meals not mentioned
  • Laundry
  • Visa on arrival (30$)
  • Other (alcoholic) beverages in the evening, personal expenses and tips
  • All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
  • Travel insurance
  • Cycle clothing, gear and suitable shoes
  • Booking voucher from us
  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expenses

Specific food requests

Please let us know if you have specific eating restrictions, allergic for certain things or if you are vegetarian, we can take that into account during the trips.

Useful information – Weather

Cambodia has a tropical climate that is relatively calm and consistent throughout the year. The average temperature is 27 degrees centigrade. There are two seasons, the humid monsoon season which spans from May to October, and the dry season, which is from November to April. In general:

  • Mid-November to February: cool and dry
  • March to May: hot and dry
  • June to September: hot and wet
  • October to early November: cool and wet

Please note: The weather can be unpredictable and it may be a good idea to carry an umbrella or raincoat with you. You can purchase raincoats cheaply from supermarkets and general stores.

Get Up And Go Vietnam does everything to make your trip an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, we have no control over weather conditions. Our apologies for that!

What do I need to know? 

During the period March to November it will good to pack your swimming gear, a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft over-night bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage. 

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!