Cambodia Family Cycle Tour

A magical family adventure through the Kingdom of Cambodia

Let the Kingdom of Cambodia, with its history, culture and stunning landscapes cast its spell over you.

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
13 Days
330 km
A tropical cycle tour at family pace

Sandwiched between Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia is a melting pot of South East Asian culture, scenery and cuisine. The local people are friendly, happy and gentle. Having struggled through years of bloodshed, poverty and political instability they have a seemingly unbreakable spirit, infectious optimism and they have prevailed with their smiles intact. Cambodia is one of those places that you come away from full of admiration and affection for the people.

Cambodia is perfect for a family biking holiday! Cambodia and the Khmer people are so laid back, the terrain is flatter than flat and there are far too many village industries, bamboo trains, floating and stilt villages, lively kids to play with, swimming pools to swim in and tropical fruits to sample - to ride your bike ALL day!  Add tasty food and great accommodation and we are there! Our tour begins in Siem Reap in the north and as we wind our way south we get all that and more: we explore the famous Angkor Wat temples by bike and bike through a time-less landscape of dazzling rice paddies and swaying palms.

We have planned daily riding distances to be achievable for families and kids aged around 9-16.  We do understand that some teenagers/parents may enjoy more riding challenge.  As this tour is modeled from our ‘normal’ Cambodia itinerary - on some days it will be possible to offer distances up to our full riding itinerary for those who wish.

Note: We require a minimum of 8 people to confirm a family cycle tour - so get your friends and family together and lock in your trip!

 

The Low-Down


Start: Siem Reap

Finish: Phnom Penh

Group: Your group will be made up of 1-3 families from around the world. We strive to create a relaxed, fun and intimate group dynamic that feels like a group of friends on holiday.

Leaders: All of our cycle tours are led by two of our own wonderful New Zealand based Escape Adventures leaders, and our local interpreter. We pride ourselves on the calibre and resourcefulness of these great people who you will be spending your holiday with. Our leaders are all Emergency First Aid (PHEC) trained, passionate about biking, the outdoors, and focused on making sure you have a fun and safe adventure of a life-time.

Support: Our trusty support vehicle carries all your luggage, has lunch, snacks and water at hand, and is there if you need a break from the saddle.

The Biking

We ride 15-50km per day; a total distance of 330km spread over 10 days of biking. We cycle on a range of paved and unpaved roads, dirt tracks and village trails on mostly flat terrain. The surface can be rough and pot-holed at times so a mountain-bike fitted with semi-slick tyres is the perfect bike for this tour (we have mountain bikes available locally for you to hire.) The trip is suited to bikers with a good level of fitness and being competent off-road will add to the enjoyment of your tour.

We have planned daily riding distances to be achievable for families and kids aged around 9-16.  We do understand that some teenagers/parents may enjoy more riding challenge.  As this tour is modeled from our ‘normal’ Cambodia itinerary - on some days it will be possible to offer distances up to our full riding itinerary for those who wish.

Real Adventures, Real People in Real Places

Real adventure contains an element of the unknown. Because we travel to less travelled places, visit and stay with local families and include trips into wilderness environments the unexpected will happen! It is our aim to provide you with as many unique opportunities as possible and let you have your own unique personal encounter.

Food & Accommodation

Your tour leaders will take care of your meals and snacks throughout your journey mostly taking advantage of the delicious fare in local cafes and restaurants. This excludes four lunches and four evening meals which are at your own cost to give you the opportunity to explore local cuisine of your own choosing. We are most definitely able to cater for vegetarians and special diets. Typical meals include: Breakfasts - Local breakfasts are often bread & eggs which we supplement with fresh fruit, and muesli.
Lunches - Local meat and vegetable dishes with plenty of rice. Sometimes picnic style lunches, with bread, cold meats, cheese & salad.
Evening Meals - There are a wonderful range of local meat and vegetable dishes with plenty of rice and noodles.

Accommodation is twin-share and ranges from local guesthouses to hotel style accommodation in the bigger towns. Most have en-suites however it is occasionally necessary to share bathroom facilities.

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Contact Us for a more Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1:  Arrive in Siem Reap, meet the other biking families and first dinner together. Hotel
DAY 2:  We get used to our bikes on some quiet backroads that lead us to explore floating and stilt villages by boat. 25km. Hotel
DAY 3:  Ride past the famous Angkor temples then to a working silk farm and learn how a worm can produce a silk scarf! Afternoon vehicle transfer. 30km. Hotel
DAY 4:  Cycling through local villages, we meet local kids and learn about their families' traditional livelihoods and businesses. 25km. Hotel
DAY 5:   We ride through endless rice fields, visit hand made pottery industry and a floating village! 25km. Hotel
DAY 6:  We strech out our legs as we make our way to Oudong, taking a break to ride a bamboo train on abandoned tracks. 40km. Guesthouse
DAY 7:  We climb 509 steps for a mountain-top sunrise and bike through small villages, rice fields and canals. In the evening we met a local NGO working to protect local children.  50km. Community project guesthouse
DAY 8:  A well earned day off the bikes! We visit a local school and then take a vehicle transfer to forest reserve. Lodge
DAY 9:  Cycling through relatively unpopulated countryside we make our way towards the coast. 50km. Hotel
DAY 10:  Free day to explore Kampot, an ex-French colonial town and take a sunset cruise on the river. Hotel
DAY 11:  Morning bike to the coast and afternoon boat to an island for lunch and swim in the clean clear tropical ocean. 30km. Guesthouse
DAY 12:  We cycle along village tracks and quiet back roads towards Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh. Up to 35km. Hotel
DAY 13:  Final breakfast together. Continue exploring Phnom Penh or onward travel.

** Riding distances can be tailored to a large extent to the ages and biking abilities of the families riding with us. On some days more riding is available to keen cyclists and on every day the support vehicle is always available to take a break if you need it.

Trip Price

Adults: US Dollars: $2,950 + Local Payment* US$200 | Bike Hire (if required) US$250
Children (under 16): US Dollars: $2,650 + Local Payment* US$200 | Bike Hire (if required) US$250

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Note: We require a minimum of 8 people to confirm a family cycle tour - so get your friends and family together and lock in your trip!

Prices include: transport, support vehicles, meals as stated in itinerary, accommodation and activities for the duration of the trip.
Prices do NOT include: airfares, visas, airport taxes, meals as stated above, optional activities and excursions, vaccinations and personal equipment.

*Local payment is a part of your trip cost and is payable to your tour leader at the pre-departure meeting at the beginning of your cycle tour.

In Cambodia

We hire bikes locally through a South East Asian business. The hire bikes that are available for your Cambodia cycling tour are Merida Matts. Merida Matts are a hard tail mountain bike with hydraulic disc brakes and 27-speed Shimano components. They are available in S, M, L and XL and they are perfect for the off-road touring on our Cambodia trip. For our new Cambodia family cycling holiday we will source smaller bikes as required to suit the kids who join our tour.

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