Cambodian Countryside Bike Tours from Phnom Penh
When you need a break from the bustle of the Cambodian capital, hop on a bike for a 2-wheeled excursion—whether for a few hours or a few days—outside the city. You’ll get a look at local life on the outskirts of town while taking in local villages, farmlands, and the Mekong River. Here are your best bets.
Single-Day Bike Tours
Rather than riding in the city itself, most Phnom Penh cycling day tours take you just outside the urban area to explore locations around the Mekong River, such as Silk Island, known for its silk-weaving demonstrations and village life. Or, bike the back roads on a tour to Oudong Mountain, passing by rice fields, temples, and villages.
Multi-Day Bike Tours
To get a feel for how people live in rural Cambodia, book a multi-day cycling tour to destinations outside the city. An overnight tour to Kirirom National Park, located 70 miles (110 kilometers) from Phnom Penh, gives you the chance to admire the natural beauty of the area as you pass by lakes and through forests. Some tours include a homestay with a local family. For an even longer adventure, opt for a Pepper Route bike tour, where you’ll ride along country roads to see villages and Khmer temples. Some tours include visits to Khmer Rouge Killing Fields sites, where you can learn about a sobering piece of Cambodia’s history.