Bicycle is the main means of transport to many in Cambodia, so the redspokes cycling holiday is the perfect way to experience the country's rich culture and varied way of life.
Our Cambodia bicycle holiday offers a broad insight into this exotic, mystical and hugely diverse country. The tour begins in capital city, Phnom Penh where you will have your first encounter with Khmer culture and enjoy touches of the French colonial past. You have time to explore some of the city's splendid historic buildings and markets. Visit the sumptuous Silver Pagoda with 5000 silver floor tiles, or the Throne Hall in the Royal Complex and the ancient Wat Phnom temple. The city's Psar Tuol Tom Pong (Russian Market) and the art-deco Psar Thmei (Central Market) offer opportunities to practise your bartering skills. During the tour we will also witness traces of the more recent turmoil of the killing fields with time to visit the S21 museum.
In the south you will have time to enjoy the coast and sandy beaches. We travel towards Kep, cycling through salt and pepper country and take a break from our bicycles for a boat trip to Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island), a lush tropical island with stunning white sand in the Gulf of Thailand.
Back on the bikes, our Cambodia cycling tour continues as we cycle to the undiscovered north east. Beginning with a stunning bike ride along the banks of the Mekong River. Prepare to be over-awed by the religious splendour of the temples at Angkor as you witness an unforgettable sunrise. We explore the countryside around Siem Reap before our cycling ends. Cambodia has been described as a beguiling country of great contradictions. The redspokes cycle holiday combines history, tourism, and a view of the true Khmer lifestyle.
The itinerary consists of approximately 653 km of cycling. Unusually for redspokes, the terrain in general is not hilly but the bike riding is varied. Many of Cambodia's roads are now well surfaced but in the more remote areas we will encounter rougher conditions and cycle on dirt tracks.
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- Phnom Penh: Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, Tuol Sleng.
- Ream National Park.
- Kep: tropical beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand.
- Siem Reap: gateway to Angkor Archaeological Park.
- Angkor Watt: magnificent temple complex.
- Tonle Sap boat trip: Asia's largest freshwater lake.
"This is why we travel. The warmth and friendliness of the Cambodian people will stick with us for a long, long time. Fantastic coast, amazing history, gorgeous food, but more..."
Owen and Ellen Cooper