Wonders of Angkor Wat

a 5 day bike tour in Cambodia


 
Discover the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat by bike. Explore the floating cities of Tonle Sap Lake. This 4 day trip introduces travelers to the unique wonders of Cambodia's central region.

Our Angkor Wat cycling getaway is a great stop over package for folks traveling through Southeast Asia. The bike tour takes in the most significant ruins of this historic wonderland, biking both the Grand Circuit and the Lesser Circuit. Enjoy the spectacular sunset from a top Phnom Bakeng, experience daily life for villages living in the floating houses of Tonle Sap Lake, be entertained by Aspara Dancers during a traditional Cambodian dinner, and more.
 
Luxurious lodging in Siem Reap
DAY

01
Arrive in Siem Reap, freetime, enjoy traditional Cambodian dinner and Aspara dances.
Your guides will meet you upon arrival at Siem Reap's Airport. After checking into our hotel, we will get the bikes fitted, then leave you free to explore town until dinner time. In the evening enjoy a traditional Cambodian meal and performance by Apsara dancers.
Meals: D
The jungle slowly reclaiming the temples
DAY

02
Cycle the rural countryside, discover Lolei, Bakong & Preas Kor temple ruins.
After breakfast, we will pedal to Siem Reap's countryside. Today's ride will bring us to 9th century Rolous temple group which includes the oldest temples of the Angkor Complex. Following the tranquil rural trails, we cycle past Khmer villages, pagodas, rice field. Before getting to Rolous, we visit Lolei, Bakong anf Preas Kor Temple. After discovering the fabulous temple ruins, we return to town by bike. The rest day is at your leisure to relax and explore Siem Reap.
Cycling: 25 mi / 40 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D
The main complex at Angkor Wat
DAY

03
Explore the lesser circuit, visiting Angkor Wat and Phnom Bakeng, see the Death and Victory Gates, cycle atop the old city wall.
Embark on a 10km ride from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat, stopping to explore the temple complex and to enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, cycle an additional 17 to 24km on the Small Circuit between Angkor Wat and Phnom Bakeng, with stops at the Death Gate, Victory Gate, Terraces of Elephants and Leper King, and Srah Srang. Watch the sunset from Phnom Bakeng.
Cycling: 31 mi / 50 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D
Monkey statues guarding Bantrei Srei
DAY

04
Discover the rose colored Bantrei Srei, the jungle temple of Preah Khan, the sacred pools of Neak Pean.
Take a shuttle bus to the rose sandstone temple of Banteay Srei, then explore the temple's magnificent carvings and embark by bicycle on the 31km Grand Circuit to the ruined, jungle temple of Preah Khan. Bike to Neak Pean Temple, famous for its sacred pools, breaking for lunch before riding another 21km to Banteay Kdei and Siem Reap via picturesque country lanes.
Cycling: 32 mi / 52 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D
Floating church on Tonle Sap Lake
DAY

05
Switch modes to boat travel across Tonle Sap Lake, visiting its floating villages and stores, afternoon transfer to airport.
This morning we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake. This is the largest permanent freshwater lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place to place following water levels and current. Return to hotel for check out and transfer to airport for your onward flight.
Meals: B

From Our Guests . . .

 I really enjoyed the professionalism of Pedalers! The bike ride was a trip of a lifetime. As a writer, I was able to get many unique stories out of this one excursion. The tour was ripe with history, eco tourism, and great food! A++++!    
 Thank you, thank you, thank you for organizing such a wonderful tour!! The itinerary was perfect, guides were terrific and the accommodations and food were excellent! What more can I say?! I truly appreciated your prompt responses to my questions during the planning stages and while on the tour. The one hiccup in Siem Reap was handled very well. (I'm not sure there was ever an issue, but Nak seemed to think so.) AND we only had a 15 minute shower over the course of our entire trip!! You're so good that I'm crediting you for arranging such wonderful weather!!

I've been a runner for close to 40 years and recent injuries have put me on the bike. I absolutely loved the experience of exploring a country while cycling. I'm hooked!!
   
 This wonder of a gigantic temple built over 1000 years ago, lost in the jungle for over 600 years and discovered by the French in the 19th Century is truly amazing. To see it by bicycle seems much better than to sit in a tour bus. We had a local guide, born and raised in Siem Reap and now an independent bicycle guide in all of SE Asia. He not only explained the carvings on the structures, he also knew local history and best of all, took us on dirt roads through Cambodian villages where regular tourists have no access. That is what is special about going with Pedaler Pub and Grille. He has been in business long enough to know his way around. When Tom does not lead himself, he finds the best to take his place.    
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5 days (4 days cycling)
Inn to Inn
Level: A

Boutique inns and resorts
3 and 4 star    See some of our hotels

Tour meets and ends in Siem Reap, Camboida (REP)
Paved and dirt roads, flat terrain, light traffic

Total: 127 mi / 204 km
Daily Avg: 42 mi / 68 km


Private Trips:
6 or more people: $1375
2 to 5 people: $1550
1 person: $2350*

Extras:
Single Supplement: $300
Deposit: $100
Bike Rental: free of charge
(All costs per person in US $. Seasonal supplements may apply. *1 person price include Single Supplement fee.)
The best weather is October through March, with cooler temperatures and no rain. April & May are very hot, June through September is rainy (roads can be muddy).

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Comfortable Boutique Accommodation

Angkor Village Hotel
Deluxe accommodation featuring classic Khmer architectural styles and modern amenities.

The hotels listed here are our preferred properties, but may not be available for all dates. When alternates are used, they will be of the same quality and style.

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