Going to a new place on a bicycle can make the trip differently exciting, and many bikers are fond of the Cambodia itinerary 1 week with the biking and walking activities in the quiet trails. Journeys on the two-wheel vehicle provide flexibility and freedom that some tourists want in order to discover things on their own. With this 1-week package, you enjoy biking in and around Siem Reap towards the highlights of Angkor temples, off-the-beaten-track trails, ethnic villages for a homestay, and more.
Walking around Siem Reap
The well-known Siem Reap will first welcome you on Day 1 for some leisure moments, after your flight. Then, on Day 2, the on-foot expedition will begin. Your target today should be the mighty Angkor Thom – the last royal capital of the Angkor Empire. Some must-see spots are the “Door of the Dead”, Terrace of Elephants, and Baphuon. The walking tour will go west to the local remote village. Around sunset, you’ll be expected to stand at the so-called “Temple of the Corner”, and then walk toward the South Gate.
On the next day (Day 3), the distinctive walking trip will focus on Beng Mealea temple which is covered with vegetation. Upon your arrival at Phnom Kulen Mountain, continue the drive to reach Phum Thmei town from which you begin a journey on foot or by bike. The destination will be Sra Damrei which is a giant monolith of the 10th century and represents two elephants and two lions. Later, trek across the dense jungle for 10km to the Anlong Thom town. Pay a visit to some ancient temples, and then stay overnight in Anlong Thom pagoda which is away from the crowd.
The bustle-free Cambodia tour 1 week will spend the whole Day 4 on Anlong Thom, Kbal Spean (River of the thousand Lingas), and Banteay Srei. You will climb down the mountain to pass by the captivating waterfalls, the enigmatic river, the narrow single-track road, and then the hidden Banteay Srei temple. It must be one of the most distinctive walking trips that you’ve ever enjoyed in Cambodia.
Biking in and around Siem Reap
Siem Reap cycling tour will officially begin on Day 5 when you’ll be equipped with the good bicycle to bike to the age-old Preah Khan temple, the less-visited Ta Nei temple, and the green-covered Ta Keo and Ta Prohm temples. On the way back to Siem Reap, let’s ride to reveal the hidden Pre Rup and Banteay Kdei temples. The quiet country roads are really ideal for cycling, and the journey on the two-wheel vehicle will leave you a strong impression on peaceful Cambodia. While each temple preserves the mysterious look and belief, the off-the-beaten-track trails inspire you to cycle and enjoy cycling to the fullest. Taking pictures while you are riding a bike amid the idyllic and green Cambodia is a cool idea.
When it comes to Day 6, be ready to contemplate the world’s largest religious monument ever built: Angkor Wat in the Angkor Archaeological Park. You will spend the morning for a tour around the Wat, watch the mystic Apsara carvings, the temple-mountain architecture, and the magical light conditions for photography. Thereafter, go to see Banteay Samre. The one-week Cambodia itinerary will conclude on Day 7 when you will have a free morning to further explore Siem Reap until your departure flight.
As a gateway to the celebrated Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is very attractive to tourists. Also, the town preserves some pristine trails for the pleasant walking and cycling tours. To aid you in getting rid of the terribly touristy spots, the 1-week Cambodia itinerary covers the less-visited and off-the-beaten-track routes for you to love the local nature, homestay, and hidden temples.