Then you'll head into the rural heartland of the country and quaint, quiet villages, before hitting a bounty of beaches on the southern coast. Outside of Phnom Penh traffic is light, so you can look forward to going back in time as you mostly share the roads with bullock carts and other cyclists.
Much of our ride is along an enjoyable flat terrain, on a mixture of sealed roads and wide dirt trails that are suitable for most levels of cyclist. The trip is fully supported by an air -conditioned vehicle, so your rest breaks happen whenever you want them to.
Day 1: Phnom Penh. Today is free for you to rest up and explore the diverse city of Phnom Penh. From the leafy areas of the International workers, to popular riverfront area and the slums of the port area, Phnom Penh is not a city you will forget in a hurry. There are some tragic reminders of the Khmer rouge times here, including the infamous S21 genocide Museum. On the brighter side, the markets are a great place to rub shoulders with the friendly population of this city and a good place for some souvenirs. 20km cycled. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Phnom Penh - Takeo. We start our ride to the Killing Fields. These are a sobering reminder of the tragic past that Cambodia has endured. From here we will ride to an ancient temple and then onto Takeo Province. As we approach town, we ride through the small surrounding villages on red dirt roads where hundreds of children will want to say hello and give you an encouraging high five! Tonight we stay in a small, basic and clean guesthouse. Up to 75km cycled. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Takeo - Kampot. Another early start sees us off through the east of Takeo province, initially in the direction of the Vietnamese Border. We then cut through small roads and lightly used highways to reach the small beach town of Kep. Here we stay in a comfortable guesthouse overlooking the water. A fantastic place to enjoy fresh seafood. This was a popular beach with the French and a short walk will uncover various overgrown French built structures that add to the undiscovered charm. Kep is a delightful, laid back beach town that’s a great place to relax after your trip. The crumbling remains of some of old French villas can still be seen along the waterfront drives and rain forested hills plunge down to the coast. Up to 95km cycled. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Bokor and Kep Sur Mer. Today we have an optional challenge. A ride to the top of Bokor Mountain National Park and back. There is the atmospheric ruins of an old French casino and resort atop the mountain and spectacular views along the coast on a clear day. A tough climb takes us up through the jungle to the top of this mountain. The descent will also test your bike skills and all up, the adventure is a satisfying experience. If you prefer to take it easy, you can lie on the beach or by the pool and take a leisurely afternoon ride into Kampot. Kampot is an enjoyable place to wander around past old colonial buildings and riverfront cafes. Up to 65km cycled. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 5: Kampot - Sihanoukville. Today is a big day of cycling along the Southern coast to Sihanoukville to finish our trip through small fishing villages that seem to be right out of a postcard. We will have a chance to stop and see how the local fishing families make their livelihoods. After lunch we tackle some rolling hills as we ride the last stretch to Sihanoukville by less traveled roads. Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s most popular beach destination and caters for the tastes of most. Here we will stay in a bungalow or guesthouse in close proximity to Orchatuel Beach. Up to 104km cycled. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Sihanoukville - Phnom Penh. Today the tour concludes. We can leave you in Siahnoukville to continue soaking up the sun and maybe exploring the islands, or we can transfer you back to Phnom Penh that day.
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