Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Discovery By Bike. This tour will take mostly back road which is dirt but our bike, Trek 4300-4500 the year 2009 & 2010 are suitable and durable for this kind of road. From the hotel, we cannot avoid the main road just a couple of Km to the checkpoint where the Angkor pass is purchased. Our cycling guide will assist and a photo will be taken at the checkpoint. All Angkor pass and entrance fees are included in below tour cost. We cycle about 265km on 4 full days with the last day free at leisure to explore the town on your own before transferring to the airport for the departure flight. It is a fully supported cycling guide and van.

Day 1: Siem Reap  Arrival
Greeting at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Siem Reap. O / N in Siem Reap

Day 2: Cycling Small Circuit (35km)
Depart from the hotel on the main road and cycle through the Angkor pass checkpoint. Cycling through the shady road with a little pumping because of the few pot holes. There you will begin to see Kravan temple, Banteay Kdei, and stop at the famous Ta Phrom, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Visit Ta Phrom (45 minutes-1 hour). It was built in the 12th century by the famous King Jayavarvan VII indicated to his mother. While clearing back the forest archaeologists decided to leave the vegetation of Ta Phrom in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discoverers found it and the other Angkor temples. Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains and soar high above the temples. Continue the cycling through a small circuit passing Ta Keo temple, Chao Say Tevoda, and Tommanon before reaching Angkor Thom city. There you will see, the Terrace of Leper King, the Terrace of Elephant, Baphoun, and Phimean Akas. Stop at Bayon temple and start the visit (45 minutes-1 hour). Angkor Thom was built by Cambodia’s great king, Jayavarman VII. An eight-meter high wall encloses this ten square kilometer city, which is encircled by a moat. The famous Bayon, in the geographical heart of Angkor Thom, is a remarkable 54 tower temple. Initially, the temple appears to be a shapeless mass of grey and brownstone, but it is only as you get closer that you realize every tower has the carved face of Avalokiteshvara on it.

After the visit, cycle to Angkor Wat to finish the small circuit. Stop at the South Gate of Angkor Thom for taking a photo. Access via a causeway over the moat that is flanked by statues of Gods on the left and devils on the right. Then visit the magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat. It is visually, architecturally, and artistically breathtaking. Angkor Wat is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five beehive-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. Suryavarman II constructed Angkor Wat in the form of a massive ‘temple mountain’ dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 3: Rolous Group & Tonle Sap Lake (50km)
Depart from the hotel, crossing the bridge at Old Market to cycle 15km toward Rolous Group. The first 2km, is on the tarmac road toward the bus station. Then, passing the rice field and the village. Rolous Group was the first capital of the Angkor Empire during 800 A.D. Visit the Pre-Angkorian temples including Preak Ko, Bakong, and Lo Lei. Afternoon, cycling to Tonle Sap Lake. Turn left at the crocodile farm crossing the bridge. Then cycle on a small road along the river through villages, pagodas, and schools. This road is good for cycling to avoid busy traffic. After cycling 8km, turn right across the bridge to the main road as there is no further access on the small road. Continue cycling toward the hill about 3km (July-December) where the boat stop. (Note: January-June, the water is low and the boat will stop further 3km). Board the boat to visit the floating village, floating school, and fishing farm. After a 1-hour boat drive. Return the Siem Reap on the main road to avoid cycling on the same road.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 4: Banteay Srei, & Kbal Spean (River of Thousand Lingas) 90km
Depart from the hotel on the main road. Arrive at Angkor Wat and turn left to the west. Continue to cycle 2km before turning right to the rural road.  The road is good for cycling as you can avoid the busy traffic but you can see rice fields, a village, pagoda. Arrive in Banteay Srei before lunch. Visit (45 minutes) Banteay Srei temple known as the women's citadel (built in 967 A.D dedicated to Brahma). While some temples are impressive because of their sheer size, Banteay Srei stands alone in the quality of its construction and decoration. Its pink sandstone walls are decorated with what some consider the best carving of all, and are still in an excellent state of preservation.

Continue cycling to visit Kbal Spean, the River of Thousands Lingas, lying under the river bed, people believe it brings fertility and blessing Angkor area as the river flows to Siem Reap. Walk 1,200meters to visit the Lingas and enjoy lunch and the waterfall. On the way back, cycle on the main road to visit the Landmine Museum of Mr. Akira.  Mr. Ra is dedicated to clearing the Cambodian countryside of landmines laid during the years of conflict and relies entirely on visitors’ donations to fund his work.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 5: Beng Mealea The lost temple of Indiana Jones (90km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we cycle on the back road through the countryside and the village to visit the Beng Mealea temple. This trip will make it special as we can escape from the crowded tourists in the Angkor complex. This special temple was featured in the Lost Temples by Indiana Jones and The Two Brothers by a French moviemaker, Jean Clake Annaud. Beng Mealea has located 50km from Siem Reap. It is an untouched temple hidden in the jungle surrounded by its mood 900 meters by 1,200 meters. Beng Mealea is a beautiful, charming temple. It has a character that cannot be found in any other temple. We can feel very peaceful sitting inside the temple as we can get rid of the many tourists in the Angkor area.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 6: Free and Departure
Breakfast at your hotel. Free day to explore around Siem Reap on your own to the Silk Farm, Old Market until transfer for your departure flight.

Meal includes: Breakfast only


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Goin In Group Departure dates:   6th and 21st  monthly

Group size: Minimum 2 and maximum 16 travelers.


Tour Inclusive:

* Support transport by A/C minivan or bus, truck for group

* Trek MTB &  helmets, spare parts, aid kits, tool kits

* Entrance fees in tour

* B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner as mentioned in the tour itinerary

* For daily cycling only: Water, snacks, fresh fruits, wet towels

*Accommodation in tour - 5 nights

* Experienced English-speaking bike guides

Tour Exclusive:

* Travel insurance

* Other personal expenses

* Tips for guides and drivers

* Drinks at restaurants

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