Southern Cambodia by trails and back-roads. Discover the beauty of this low profile but picturesque area on an unforgettable bike trip. This trip runs Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville.
Coconut trees, pepper farms, fishing villages, fresh seafood and light breezes: this is the coast of Cambodia. Even more relaxed than the rest of the country, this area makes for truly beautiful cycling made even better by some lovely places to stay.
Riding on the trails and back roads, well away from any traffic, this ride takes you through limestone karst country down to the coast, then onto the lovely town of Kampot. The riding just gets better every day as we skirt Bokor Mountain on our way to the powder white sands and aqua blue waters of Sihanoukville.
A good ride for those who want a mix of enjoyable, relatively easy rides with a nice big challenge in the middle. For those looking for a gentler, easier ride, the support vehicle is always on hand.
Day 1. Transfer & Cycle to Kep 80km ( B , L , D )
8:00 Am pick up from your hotel . After a drive to exit the traffic of Phnom Penh, we hit the bikes and find ourselves in picturesque countryside where limestone cliffs loom in the distance and coconut and palm trees line the roads. Our cycling route today is on well made dirt roads with hardly a car in sight. In the late afternoon as we near Kep, we pass through pepper plantations, a product for which this area is well known. We arrive into the seaside town as the sun gets low on the horizon and after some time to relax we walk to the famous crab market where our fresh seafood dinner awaits.
Day 2.Cycle Kep, Visit Rabbit Island, Cycle to Kampot 40km ( B , L ,D )
Breakfast overlooking the Gulf of Thailand is a nice way to start our day. A ride around the Kep National Park and the salt flats then brings us to the pier where a short boat ride is required to reach Rabbit Island. While the beaches of Kep are subject to the brown silt that usually comes with river outlets, Rabbit Island features lovely white sand in a secluded setting. We enjoy lunch and a swim here before boating back to the mainland. We then have a pleasant ride on trails and back roads, past the Secret Lake to Kampot. This is a lovely town, set on an estuary known as Kampong Bay. Various French-era buildings are still intact here and some have been restored by restaurateurs.
Day 3 Cycle to Sihanoukville 104km ( B , L ,D )
Our longest day of riding is a challenging but rewarding one. We first skirt the base of the imposing Bokor Mountain Range where clouds and mist linger. We then pass by a number of small fishing villages with colorful boats moored and a buzz of activity as the catch is loaded onto vehicles bound for Phnom Penh. As the day progresses we take a back road to avoid the traffic and encounter some rolling hills through coastal jungle country. Towards the latter part of the ride, we meet the coast again and have a chance for a dip in the aqua colored waters at a white, sandy beach. It’s then just a short pedal to our lovely accommodation with its private beach. A celebratory meal is in order tonight and fresh seafood is sure to make an appearance.
Day 4 Day Ride to Ream National Park 50km ( B , L , D )
After a wholesome breakfast, it’s time to get back on the bike, but after the challenge of the last ride, we are in for something a little more relaxed today. We start by riding past the various beaches of Orchetuel, Serendipity and Ottres and then take to the small dirt roads that lead us toward the eastern end of the town. The tourist restaurants quickly vanish and we are back in the countryside where kids tend to buffalo and adults prepare their fishing nets. We arrive at Ream National Park in the late morning and then take a boat to explore this marine national park. We have a modest, but tasty lunch before returning to town by car, arriving mid afternoon with plenty of time to enjoy the beach.
Day 5 Conclusion of Tour ( B , L )
The tour concludes after breakfast. You may wish to stay on in Sihanoukville or you might want to return to Phnom Penh. If returning to Phnom Penh, you are welcome to travel in our support vehicle, but if timing doesnÕt suit, a reliable coach service or a flight are also options.
Tour Price : Contact Us
Tour Package Included:
• Accommodation based on twin sharing occupancy
• Meals as indicated in program ( B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner )
• Bikes (Trek) and helmet
• Support private van or bus serving throughout the tour with Professional English Speaking Guide.
• All entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated in the program
• Cold water and towel during the tour
• Snack and seasonal fruit
• We have vehicle through the tour, if you tours feel tired they can get on the vehicle.
• First Aid Kids
Tour Package Excludes:
• Visa stamping fee
• Travel assurance
• Tips and gratuities
• Personal expenses
• Service which are not mentioned in the program
• International air ticket and airport departure taxes
• Meals and drinks not mentioned in program
Things to be prepared:
2. Small backpack
3. Shoes and shorts for cycling
6 .Some Cash