Updated April 19th, 2018.
This popular half-day cycling experience (21km) is catered for cyclists who wish to experience Siem Reap beyond its temples and numerous tourist attractions.
This tour takes you through the picturesque paddy fields into the interiors of Siem Reap. Your warm and friendly guides will take you off the beaten track to visit the local villages, where you can interact with friendly villagers as they go about their day to day lives, and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Siem Reap’s countryside. (Unseen by most tourists to Siem Reap!) Travel across the dusty roads to reach the local marketplace and mingle with some of the traditional potters and rice winemakers. Take one or two sips if you like!
Siem Reap Off the Beaten Path Cycling Tour – Tour itinerary
Stop 1: Paddy Fields
Our tour begins with a bike ride to Siem Reap’s sprawling rice paddy fields, where your guides will introduce you to the day-to-day routines of local farmers. Many of our guides will be able to give you an in-depth insight into this agricultural activity, having worked in the fields with their parents from a young age.
Stop 2: Handmade Baskets
On our next stop, we will take you to view handmade baskets woven by our local villagers. Get to know our weavers and learn more about this intricate craft, which is traditionally passed down from parent to child.
Stop 3: Local Market
Our third stop will be at a bustling local market, where you will be able to take in the sights and sounds of locals buying and selling produce. Discover local products not found anywhere else in the world!
Stop 4: Rice Wine
On our final stop, we will take you to a local rice wine distillery. Here, you will learn more about the processes involved in the making of rice wine as well as its use in holistic medicine. And yes – if you’re wondering – you will also get to sample a taste!