Day 1: Phnom Penh – Kampong Chhnang (Cycling: 85km)
08:00 pick up from your hotel in Phnom Penh and transfer by private van with all of our bicycles along the National Road No. 4 until we reach Bekchan which is 20km from Phnom Penh where you will start our cycling on the unpaved road to Phnom Chetarest and Oudong, which functioned as the former capital of Cambodia between the early 17th century and late 19th century. Nowadays Oudong still holds great significance as the three hills are home to various stupas containing the remains of several former Khmer Kings. Upon arrival, climb up the main stairway, over 500 steps, leading to the newest of the temples at the top of the hill. Lunch will be provided at the local restaurant and then continue by back road to Kampong Chhnang you will be amazed by the daily activities of the locals on the way. For the rest of the road, we will continue by escorted van to Kampong Chhnang
Meals included: Lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Kampong Chhnang
Day 2: Kampong Chhnang – Pursat – Battambang (Cycling: 75km)
Breakfast at the hotel, today you will be transferred by car to the riding point. You will take 65km to cycle along the main road and then we take off-road cycling to Kampong Luong Floating Village where you will visit the floating houses and all the daily activities of people living on the natural lake. After lunch, you will be transferred by escorted van to go to Battambang. On arrival, check in at the hotel and transfer by car to enjoy the Bamboo train for 30 minutes. Dinner at a local restaurant
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Battambang (own arrangement)
Day 3: Battambang – Banteay Chhmar Temple – Siem Reap (Cycling: 70km)
Breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred by our support van to the downtown of Banteay Meanchey province where will start to ride the bikes to Banteay Chhmar temple on the unpaved road. It will be all about remote villages and countryside scenery on the way. Banteay Chhmar Temple is one of Cambodia’s most important and least understood temples from the Angkorian period. The temple complex, its moat, baray (reservoir), and surrounding unspoiled environment comprise a unique archaeological site and a vital link in Cambodia’s cultural heritage. For these reasons, it is now one of Cambodia’s top priorities for inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its remoteness from Angkor Wat, in part, explains the lack of in-depth documentation and study of the temple. Lunch will be provided by the local community and transferred by support van to Siem Reap.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
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