Siem Reap Cycling - 1Day
Have fun and meet the smiling locals by bicycle; Travel Loops has designed this itinerary to offer you a unique Siem Reap countryside experience. This is easily the best way to get close to the real local culture and to understand the hospitality of genuine, friendly Cambodian people.
During this one-day cycle you will pass through the stunning countryside, passing through farming villages, local markets, food stalls selling barbecued chicken and fish, rice paddy fields, and even a chance to spot some of the local wildlife. We are delighted to introduce you to everything about Cambodian countryside life close-up.
Best time to Travel: All year around
We will pick you up from your hotel at 07:30 am and head out for a special breakfast at a local restaurant. We recommend you try the KuyTeavSach Ko (Beef Soup with noodle) and finish off with tea or coffee. Here you could have a chat with the locals who are also having breakfast, as you will find they are really friendly. Before you start your cycling adventure we prepare and test your bike and make any adjustments needed before we get pedaling!
Your professional tour guide will point out all the places of interest along the way from the first visit to Phar Kroum market where will see the farmers and fishmongers’ bartering their crops and products. Then it’s back on your bike to continue pedaling through the village. You will hear the laughter of kids and their parents from their homes, shouting "Hello" or "Bye Bye" to you. Next we visit Wat Chork, a Buddhist monastery located in the centre of the village surrounded by shining shrines and out-buildings, we encourage you to make conversation with the monks as they do love to practice their English; then it’s time to get back on your bike.
Our next destination is West Baray, a rectangular man-made lake measuring 7.8 by 2.1 Km. West Baray is the largest reservoir in the Angkor area. Tall earthen dikes contain the water. In the centre of the Baray is West Mebon, a Hindu temple built on an artificial island. Its cool, still waters are a popular place for swimming and boat rides for local residents and tourists. It has occasionally served as a landing site for seaplanes.
We stop for lunch and relax here in a hammock or have a swim. In the afternoon we cycle through the village flanked by beautiful scenery and enjoy a blessing ceremony by the monks before heading back to town.
Bicycle Tour from Cambodian Border to Siem Riep with Siya
My family and I (3 of us) just spent 6 fantastic days cycling through Cambodia with Siya and our driver. We had an excellent trip - Siya was an outstanding guide, very friendly, very fit and very knowledgeable. He genuinely seemed happy to be guiding us "tourists' around and loves cycling and photography. Siya was a pleasure to spend 6 days with. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to spend quality time in Cambodia and learn about the culture and see the countryside. He has great knowledge of the local bike routes too. Thank you, Siya.
Siem Reap best guide
We spent 2 days in Siem Reap with best guide, Siya Pouv! He and his wife Kim took great care of us. Ankor temples were fantastic and as my wife has vision and balance problems, Siya tailored the walking to our capabilities and gave us a great appreciation for the complex. We also visited floating village on the lake and walking thru the markets. His knowledge of Cambodian life and history gave us a real understanding and insight of this country. He truely went beyond our expectations! Great command of English. Ask for him if you want a superb and fun tour—he is also a guide for other Cambodia’s cities and would do a great job!