Day 1. Transfer & Cycle to Kep 80km ( L, D )
8:00 Am pick up from your hotel. After a drive to exit the traffic of Phnom Penh, we hit the bikes and find ourselves in the picturesque countryside where limestone cliffs loom in the distance and coconut and palm trees line the roads. Our cycling route today is on well-made dirt roads with hardly a car in sight. In the late afternoon as we near Kep, we pass through pepper plantations, a product for which this area is well known. We arrive at the seaside town as the sun gets low on the horizon and after some time to relax we walk to the famous crab market where our fresh seafood dinner awaits.
Day 2. Cycle Kep, Visit Rabbit Island, Cycle to Kampot 40km ( B, L, D )
Breakfast overlooking the Gulf of Thailand is a nice way to start our day. A ride around the Kep National Park and the salt flats then brings us to the pier where a short boat ride is required to reach Rabbit Island. While the beaches of Kep are subject to the brown silt that usually comes with river outlets, Rabbit Island features lovely white sand in a secluded setting. We enjoy lunch and a swim here before boating back to the mainland. We then have a pleasant ride on trails and back roads, past the Secret Lake to Kampot. This is a lovely town, set on an estuary known as Kampong Bay. Various French-era buildings are still intact here and some have been restored by restaurateurs.
Day 3 Cycle to Sihanoukville 104km ( B, L, D )
Our longest day of riding is a challenging but rewarding one. We first skirt the base of the imposing Bokor Mountain Range where clouds and mist linger. We then pass by several small fishing villages with colorful boats moored and a buzz of activity as the catch is loaded onto vehicles bound for Phnom Penh. As the day progresses we take a back road to avoid the traffic and encounter some rolling hills through coastal jungle country. Towards the latter part of the ride, we meet the coast again and have a chance for a dip in the aqua-colored waters at a white, sandy beach. It’s then just a short pedal to our lovely accommodation with its private beach. A celebratory meal is in order tonight and fresh seafood is sure to make an appearance.
Day 4 Day Ride to Ream National Park 50km ( B, L, D )
After a wholesome breakfast, it’s time to get back on the bike, but after the challenge of the last ride, we are in for something a little more relaxed today. We start by riding past the various beaches of Orchetuel, Serendipity, and Otters and then take to the small dirt roads that lead us toward the eastern end of the town. The tourist restaurants quickly vanish and we are back in the countryside where kids tend buffalo and adults prepare their fishing nets. We arrive at Ream National Park in the late morning and then take a boat to explore this marine national park. We have a modest, but tasty lunch before returning to town by car, arriving mid-afternoon with plenty of time to enjoy the beach.
Day 5 Conclusion of Tour ( B, L )
The tour concludes after breakfast. You may wish to stay on in Sihanoukville or you might want to return to Phnom Penh. If returning to Phnom Penh, you are welcome to travel in our support vehicle, but if the timing doesnÕt suit, a reliable coach service or a flight are also options.
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