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. Ancient temples, floating villages and a timeless landscape of dazzling rice paddies and swaying palms.

Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
13 Days
300-330 km
Adventure Level 6/10

Sandwiched between Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia is a melting pot of South East Asian culture, scenery and cuisine. The 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 have prevailed with their smiles intact. You will come away with admiration and affection for the local people.

Cambodia is perfect for a family biking holiday! The Khmer people are laid back, the terrain is flat and the food is tasty! Our ‘laid-back’ family cycle tour begins in Siem Reap in the north and as we wind our way south we take regular breaks from the bike to visit village industries, floating and stilt villages, sample tropical fruits and cool off in swimming pools and ocean. Our cycling journey ends in Phnom Penh, the capital city and a fitting end to this stunning journey.

We have planned daily riding distances to be achievable for kids aged 10-16.  Some teens/parents may enjoy more riding challenge - and on some days it will be possible to offer more riding 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!

Fantastic adventure

My son and I had a great time in Cambodia in January. This was our second family tour with Escape Adventures (previously we have been on the Fiji family trip) so we were already knew we would have a fantastic adventure. We knew that we were going to be safe with the team, but pushed to achieve more than we thought. Exploring by bike puts you in amongst the heat, the noise, the sights and sounds of Cambodia. From the fast, hectic cities to the remote villages, each day was filled with a new experience. My son exceeded my expectations, his biking improving on the trip as his confidence grew, he also enjoyed many hours in various swimming pools. We were lead by amazing, genuine guides, and joined by another lovely family, as we tackled our days together. An unforgettable experience!

Helen Lloyd, 09/10/2018 9:14pm

Helen Logan Cambodia Family cycle tour"The sights, sounds, smells & tastes"

"What a great adventure we had. So different from home, the red dirt, the flat and open fields of the countryside, and the crazy chaos of the cities. The sights, sounds, smells and tastes. This trip challenged Logan (as I was expecting), but I was so very proud of his achievement, and he did, and coped better than I had hoped. The support and encouragement of the group was great. The flatness of Cambodia helped, some of the busy roads were more challenging. And I enjoyed having some time out on my own."

Helen & Logan Lloyd. Wanganui, New Zealand.

The Low-Down


Start: Siem Reap

Finish: Phnom Penh

The Biking

Your tour itinerary offers 25-50km biking per day; a total distance of up to 330km spread over 9 days of biking. 

The Terrain. We cycle on a range of paved and unpaved roads, dirt tracks and village trails on mostly very flat terrain.  The surface can be rough and pot-holed at times.  The trip is suited to bikers with a good level of fitness and some off-road riding experience will add to the enjoyment of your tour.  A mountain bike with front suspension is the ideal bike and we have a fleet of mountain bikes available for hire. 

We have planned daily riding distances to be achievable for kids aged 10-16.  Some teens/parents may enjoy more riding challenge - and on some days it will be possible to offer more riding for those who wish.

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.

Group Size: 2-3 like minded biking families.

Meals

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 two 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 and fresh fruit.
  • 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

All accommodation for the duration of your tour is included in local guesthouses and hotels on a twin share and family room basis (2-4 star).  Most have en-suites however it is occasionally necessary to share bathroom facilities.

Preparing for your Cycle Tour

Your cycle tour includes rides of up to 50km per day.  Please do read about the daily riding distances and riding terrain in the itinerary below and prepare accordingly.  The more prepared you are the more you will enjoy your holiday!  Preparing for your cycle tour should involve some dirt and off-road riding.  You should be comfortable riding 2-3 times a week with regular rides of 20-30km in length.

Itinerary - Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

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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. 25km. 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 40km. 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* USD $200 | Bike Hire (if required) USD $250
Children (under 16): US Dollars: $2,650 + Local Payment* USD $200 | Bike Hire (if required) USD $250

*Local payment is a part of your tour cost and is payable to your tour leader on arrival in Siem Reap.

Our Cambodia cycle tour is priced in US Dollars as USD mostly accurately correspond to our off-shore expenses many of which are in USD.
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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!

Included in your Tour

  •  Accommodation -12 nights
  •  Meals as per tour itinerary
  •  Two NZ based Escape Adventures leaders
  •  Local interpreter
  •  Support vehicle & drivers
  •  All land & water transfers
  •  Entry to Angkor Wat* Heritage Park, and various local projects
  •  Village Industries cycle tour.

Prices do NOT include: airfares, visas, airport taxes, meals as stated above, optional activities and excursions, vaccinations and personal equipment.

In Cambodia we hire bikes locally through a Siem Reap based business. They are always near new hard tail mountain bikes with hydraulic disc brakes and 27 or 30-speed Shimano components. They are available in XS, S, M, L and XL and they are perfect for the off-road touring on our Cambodia tour.  If you will be hiring a bike from us please let us know prior to your trip, and please feel free to bring your favourite saddle and clip in pedals (if you normally clip in).

 

Cambodia Hire Bikes