Once we cross the sleepy border we ride into the Khmer heartland to explore rural Cambodia. Discover the fading colonial outpost of Battambang and journey by boat across the Tonle Sap (Great Lake), which is the beating heart of agricultural Cambodia. Trip profile: we ride approximately 300 km (a number of rides are optional) a mixture of tarmac roads in reasonable repair and on hard packed dirt trails. Some of the rides at the start have some small undulations but most of the rides are on flat terrain. The rides are varied as we pass through some agricultural areas before we get to the splendors of Angkor Wat.
The traffic on this tour is light and we often share the roads with ox carts and other cyclists who carry an amazing range of products on their bikes. The trip is point-to-point and fully supported: a minibus follows the tour group for the entire journey. The cycling distances are easily managed on this ride and the tour is suitable for cyclist of all levels. As we have cycling guides to help lead the way riders can find their own pace and stop, take pictures, and interact with the locals.
Day 1: Arrive/meet in Bangkok. Drive to Cantiburi province. Afternoon ride.
Day 2: Ride to the former Khmer Rouge stronghold and gem center of Cambodia.
Day 3: Pass through rural Cambodia to Cambodia's second city.
Day 4: Cross the great Tonle Sap to Siem Reap.
Day 5: Ride the Grand Circuit, which includes visiting all the major temples.
Day 6: Ride to Bantay Srei and the River of a Thousand Lingas.
Day 7: Ride through the countryside and visit Vietnamese floating village.
- Total distance: 308 kilometers
- Number of cycling days: 3 full-days and 3 half-days
- Road surface: this tour follows a mix of good asphalt roads and vehicle-width hard packed dirt roads.
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