4-Day Bike Tour of Cambodia's Pepper Route from Phnom Penh
On our second day we ride dirt roads to reach the Steung Keo River where we catch a boat to the riverside town of Kampot and discover how black, white and red pepper from this region came to be a prized specialty crop in French restaurants during the 19th Century. We overnight in a traditional wooden lodge by the river.
We drive up to Black Palace and ride to Bokor Hill Station, visit remains of an abandoned casino and church, and take in the stunning panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand. Enjoy picnic lunch by a mountain-top waterfall before transferring back to Phnom Penh.
On this 4-day tour we will cycle the total of 118mi (190km) over the course of three and a half days, with the average distance of 31mi (50km) a day. A support truck travels behind the group to support us and participants can cycle as much or as little as they like and still enjoy the same views as the rest of the group.
This 4-Day/3-Night tour includes breakfast-3, lunch-4 and dinner-3
- Use of bicycle and helmet
- Light refreshments
- Professional guide
- 3 nights accommodation
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Children 12 and up can join this trip only if they have a very high level of fitness and are skilled cyclists
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
We had a fantastic time on this trip. Our flight was delayed getting out of Australia so we missed our connection in Malaysia and our first night in Phnom Penh. However, we caught the early flight on the day our tour was scheduled to start and we were greeted at the airport by our awesome guide, Mr Sim. Within 5 minutes, we were in the van with the bikes and cold drinks and on our way! We were always prepared to be in a larger group, but lucky us, we had a private tour! Our guide was very friendly and helpful every step of the way. We had breaks every 10kms or so and our driver, Mr King was ready with cold drinks, fresh fruit and other packaged snacks. We felt safe and looked after the whole trip. We learned much about the history of Cambodia both ancient and recent. Very enlightening and informative with so many little surprises along the way. One big surprise, US Dollars were accepted literally everywhere. We sampled so many interesting foods in the four days of the tour. The riding was mostly flat terrain, but there were a few hills to contend with, particularly on the last day. In my opinion, the heat was a much bigger factor, but being able to go at whatever pace we wanted made the riding very enjoyable. We started around 8am and we generally finished around 12 or 1, which gave us plenty of time to enjoy each location we stayed in. We found the Cambodian people to be very friendly and helpful. We plan to return another time.