Saigon to Angkor Bike Tour

  • Experience the contours of two countries of Southeast Asia.
  • Ride through the Mekong Delta and live the life around it.
  • A peek into history, at the Angkor Wat temple complex.

This tour takes you through the two most fascinating countries of Southeast Asia: Vietnam & Cambodia. We start our journey witnessing the life around Mekong Delta in Vietnam and then take a boat ride and enter into the land of the majestic Angkor Wat and home to some of the most pristine and untouched sceneries on earth, Cambodia is sure to leave you wonderstruck. Enjoy pulsating history stored in its vivid monuments, local culture rife on its river banks, warm and welcoming people and awesome food.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    8 days / 7 nights

  • Start / End

    Saigon, Vietnam / Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • Hotels

    Country Inns

  • Riding Style

    Easy Rider

Group Departures

ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceDuration~ Cycling Distance
1Saigon to Tra Vinh160km / 36mi
2Can Tho150km / 30mi
3Chau Doc170km / 42mi
4Phnom Penh1boat ride
5Kampong Thom130km / 18mi
6 – 7Siem Reap265km / 39mi
30km / 18mi
8Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Saigon to Vinh Long

Our guide meets at your hotel in Saigon at 08:00am. A short shuttle transfer brings us to Long An province, outskirts of Saigon. Ride along small creek to Mekong estuary past gorgeous paddy fields and lotus farms. Arrive at Con Phung Island and break for lunch here at a local restaurant. Later trade bike with small boat and cruise through small canals surrounded with lush water-coconut trees. You may also see how local people use water-coconut leaves to make thatch roofs.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi*

Day 2: Can Tho

Another classic day on a bike as we ride through the interior trails of Mekong Delta to Vinh Long and then take a shuttle or ride further to Can Tho. Set on the southern bank of the Hau River, it’s known for its network of canals and nearby floating markets.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 50km / 30mi

Day 3: Chau Doc

Experience early morning Cai Rang floating market on a boat ride and later ride to the culturally diverse Chau Doc as you get to see mosques, temples and churches here. If we make it on time, take a boat trip to the Cham communities across the river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi

Day 4: Phnom Penh – Boat ride

Take an early morning 07:30am speed boat and arrive at the capital city of Cambodia via boat, Phnom Penh, at the edge of the Mekong River. Historical splendours are spread in every corner whether it’s the local palace or the horrific remnants of the Khmer atrocities.

Post-lunch get ready to be immersed in the Cambodian culture and history of the city as we kick off our walking tour from Wat Phnom. Enjoy walking along the Tonle Sap river, considered as lifeline of the region. Continue towards National Museum, houses several national treasures from three different eras: Pre-Angkorian,  Angkorian and Post-Angkorian, giving the flavour of diverse culture and architecture. The last leg of our walk takes us to gilded Royal Palace, shimmering with silver tiles and sculptures of Buddha, that gives an insight about Cambodian Royal Life.

We recommend to taste some local khmer cuisine at one of Phnom Penh’s finest dining place ‘Romdeng’. End day with a walk or tuk-tuk ride back to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Kampong Thom – Oudong Trail

After a hearty breakfast, we start our day with a short shuttle transfer to the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Here, set out on a bike ride on a dirt road through some of the most interior parts of Cambodia. It’s a flat ride past paddy fields, lotus farms and typical rural hamlets. Expect young kids to stretch their arms and give a big wave or locals inviting you into their homes. We may have to share our road with water buffaloes and cows and reach Oudong. Oudong was the capital of Khmer for around 200 years. A gradual climb takes us to the top of mountain surrounded with many stupas. Admire the spectacular views all around. An hour shuttle brings us to Kampong Thom.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi*

Day 6: Siem Reap – Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex

In the morning, ride around Kampong Thom’s Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex, which predates Angkor Wat by at least 200 years.

Later, ride through bucolic countryside with spectacular view of paddy fields and lotus farms all around.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 65km / 39mi*

Day 7: Siem Reap – Angkor Loop

The Angkor temple complex is synonymous to Cambodia, so a ride around the temple is essential. Our guide meets you at your hotel and takes you back into Angkor era on a bike ride. After bike fit, start riding directly from hotel and reach the moat of Angkor Wat. Catch the brilliant morning rays on the ancient temple complex and spend ample time photographing as you would have seen nothing like this before. We will loop back to Angkor Wat for a detailed tour at the end of our ride.

Continue riding towards Angkor Thom and enter the city from South gate. Beat the crowd and climb the surrounding wall of city and ride on top of it. Take a break here for a rich fascinating account of the city from our guide. A further ride through East gate takes us to Bayon, a richly decorated face temple within the Angkor complex is one of the highlights here. Exit from second East gate of city and ride towards jungle clad TA Prohm. Our guide shares historical anecdotes and walks you through temples along the way.

The Angkor Wat requires more than a morning, so we loop back for a more detailed guided tour. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered one of the largest religious complexes in the world and its bound to enthrall you. Climb Phnom Bakheng for a classic view of Angkor during sunset.

We recommend to take a riverside walk and have dinner at charming river-front place, Chanrey Tree or Por Cuisine which also have fabulous Apsara dance performance.

Please note, support vehicle doesn’t follow today while riding as we take a bike loop from hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi

Day 8: Siem Reap – onward travel

Please make arrangements as per your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

*with shuttle – short transfers