Backroads Bike Tour | Half Day | KAMPOT, CAMBODIA

$17.00

  • Join us on a half-day bicycle tour to see the “unseen” parts of Kampot!
  • Visit a lotus farm and a rice mill, view vast fields of paddy, and say hi to local villagers!
  • You will be guided by our friendly and knowledgeable student guides, many of whom have lived in Kampot all their lives.
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Join us on a unique half-day cycling experience to see the unseen parts of Kampot! This tour will take you to the usually out-of-bounds lotus farms and allow you to mingle with the villagers in a homely environment against the backdrop of luscious green paddy fields and rice mills.

Your guides are friendly and knowledgeable student guides, many of whom have lived in Kampot all their lives. The native guides also know the best Cambodian rolled cake and Khmer noodle makers that offer free sampling of these traditional delicacies.

Escape the usual, crowded path and explore the real life of Kampot’s locals.

Tour Itinerary:

Stop 1: Lotus Farm

The lotus flower grows in mud, yet rises above it to grow untainted by its surroundings. In essence, the lotus is a symbol of purity, and carries deep religious significance for the local Cambodian-Buddhist community. On our first stop, we take you to a lotus farm, where you will be able to learn more about this remarkable flower and watch lotus farmers at work. The farm is also a wonderful photo opportunity!

Stop 2: Spectacular Rice Paddies

After the lotus farm, we will cycle along Kampot’s paddy fields. Be amazed by this spectacular scenery, and be sure to photograph it! You will also see paddy farmers at work, many of whom still use traditional farming methods to plant and harvest their crop.

Stop 3: Traditional Khmer Noodles

At our next stop, we will visit a local noodle maker. Your guide will tell you more about the processes involved in this trade, and you may choose to sample some yummy noodles if you wish!

Stop 4: Cambodian Rolled Cake

Next up, your guide will introduce you to the Cambodian rolled cake, a local delicacy of Kampot. Observe the processes involved in the making of this delicious cake, and discover how this simple trade sustains the local community. If you would like to, you can sample a taste!

Stop 5: Rice Mill

On your final stop, your guide will take you to a rice mill, where you will be able to watch how paddy husks are removed from their grain—the final step of the paddy’s milling process. Get to know the friendly family that runs this mill, and learn more about their trade and role within the larger community!

 

What's Included

  • English speaking tour guide
  • Mountain/local bike
  • Pickup and drop off from hotel
  • First aid kits
  • Bike maintenance
  • Cold towel
  • Drinking water
  • Village compensation fees
  • Helmet

What's Excluded

  • Baverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Cycing info

  • Estimated cycling distance: 17km
  • Cycling environment: flat terrain, dirt road.
  • Fitness level needed: 1.5 / 5
  • Guide to cyclists ratio: 1 guide to 5 cyclists.
  • Our cycling guides are first-aid trained and carry a first-aid kit with them during the experience. A safety vehicle also accompanies the group on this experience.
  • Riding style: group ride, solo travelers, family, senior citizen for all ages

Other practical information

  • Please note that this experience needs to be booked at least 2 days in advance, as we need time to ensure everything is ready for you for an unforgettable experience of Kampot countryside.
  • If you have children below the age of 16 or group ride more than 5 people, please ask our customer service for special rates.

Schedule

  • Morning session: 7:40am-12:00pm
  • Afternoon session: 1:40pm-5:30pm

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Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 48 hours before the start of the activity.
  • For cancellations made fewer than 48 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time, free of additional charges.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed, as long as it is within 48 hours of the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link or upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Operator

Butterfly Tours

Butterfly Tours is a leading bike tour company in Cambodia operated and owned by a group of university students. Visitors taking our tours are guaranteed an experience like no other; besides viewing truly local and stunning sights, you will simultaneously be supporting an eco-friendly and sustainable effort that directly benefits rural Cambodian communities.

Butterfly Tours goes beyond being an ordinary tour company. As advocates of young Cambodian leadership, we believe in the power of education and the development of entrepreneurship. Our stance reflects the ultimate aim of our company: To create local, empowered, and independent Cambodian employers and employees who will ultimately contribute to the development of Cambodia’s local economy and the environment.

Our tours are specially designed for you to:

  • Take a relaxing bike ride through local Cambodian villages in Battambang, Siem Reap, and Kampot—away from the usual tourist hotspots
  • View and photograph magnificent scenery of the Cambodian countryside
  • Observe Cambodia’s rural ways of life—visit local temples and learn about the variety of cottage industries, as well as our rich agricultural livelihoods
  • Immerse yourself in “the local”—sample authentic Cambodian cuisine and learn about our unique Khmer customs and culture!
  • Meet friendly Cambodian children and villagers!

Our tours benefit local Cambodian communities:

  • We train local students and youths to be your guides, in turn offering them employment and leadership opportunities
  • We personally nurture and develop leadership and managerial skills of our Butterfly team members, who are made up of Cambodian youths from the countryside
  • Within villages, we engage local Cambodians to share their knowledge and skills with us, who in turn share them with you when you take our tours!

On a larger scale, our tours seek to:

  • Educate visitors on the socio-cultural and economic landscape of Cambodia
  • Deepen visitors’ knowledge on local Cambodian cultures and customs
  • Support the integrity of local cultures by favouring businesses and local goods that conserve the cultural heritage and traditional values of Cambodia
  • Support the local economy through the purchase of local goods from small Cambodian businesses
  • Conserve the local environment by engaging businesses that are eco-friendly and sustainable
  • Develop sustainable forms of tourism that create more jobs and support local Cambodian trade and investment

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