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1. Posted by cpz.pin (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

I will be going to Cambodia in January. I am planning to rent a bicycle in Cambodia and travel around. Has anyone here done something like this before? Maybe it sound a bit weird, but I believe it is enjoyable.

I had found some tips at asiatrip.org, but it is only mention about Angkor Archaeological Park, plus there is a free map. Anyone here can provide me info on more places with the route map and advise?

Thanks.

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2. Posted by worldwideG (Respected Member 117 posts) 8y

good luck renting a bicycle to tour on! i never saw long term rental bikes. prob have to buy a touring bike for your trip. no probs hiring in siem reap for tour of angkor wat and it is a good way to see the attraction. pretty long distances involved in getting from one city to another. how long have you set aside to spend traveling in cambodia and where do you want to visit? i can recommend soc trang, siem reap, battambang and kracie in the north and sihanoukville and phnom penh in the south. have a great trip

3. Posted by rafa67 (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Hello,
you can without problem remain 1 weeks in Angkor and you ballader in cycle on the site and in the region, the photos and the drawings

rafa
;)

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4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 8y

cpz.pin
Cycle around Angkor, yes, that makes sense. Cycle around Sihanoukville while you are there, again, yes. Around the country, no. Bad roads, bad drivers, hot weather and no real touring bikes make this idea foolish. If you have experience on motorcycles, then rent one of those big off road bikes and go exploring. They are built for mud and potholes. But trying to get around Cambodia on a push bike? I have to vote NO! to that idea. My 2 cents.

5. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 8y

Do you think you can find a place that rents out really hi-tech mountain bikes? The roads are really rough, and very dangerous. I hired a cheapo bike for a day from Siem Reap to go to the Ankor Wat temples. There was no suspension at all...

.....Reminds me of that old joke about the nuns cycling over cobbles.....

6. Posted by Yeah (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

Quoting Clarabell

Do you think you can find a place that rents out really hi-tech mountain bikes? The roads are really rough, and very dangerous. I hired a cheapo bike for a day from Siem Reap to go to the Ankor Wat temples. There was no suspension at all...

.....Reminds me of that old joke about the nuns cycling over cobbles.....

If i dont remember it wrong, it think my guesthouse in Phnom Penh had mountain bikes.

As for travelling around cambodia, as people have said, the roads are in a really bad shape, and on the way from bangkok to siem reap alone, i saw two trucks lying upside-down.

7. Posted by PJB (Budding Member 40 posts) 8y

Cycling around the temples in Cambodia is a fantastic way of taking things at your own pace.

To help out the area/community, you could try White Bikes http://www.thewhitebicycles.org/ who offer a wonderful service.

If you would like an amazing insight into cycle travel, contact Rick Gunn - a marvellous individual who will be able to give you real insight into the cycling conditions.

To be truly inspired on your cycle travels, try having a look at Rick's website http://www.rickgunnphotography.com/project.php. You can get his contact details from the website.

Happy cycling :)

Pamela

8. Posted by worldwideG (Respected Member 117 posts) 8y

Just looked at rick gunns website and would recommend everyone else does too! fantastic writing and an inspiring challenge to circumnavigate the globe on a bicycle. well done that man!

9. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 8y

Christ i was exhausted on the back of a moterbike doing the temples . The heat can really take it out of you , so make shure you are prepered for it , it can be a really long day and if you are exhausted you wont have a nice experience .

10. Posted by coolboy (Budding Member 4 posts) 8y

I just came back from there

somehow you guys must have a try to cycle around. It was so wonderful and soooooo enjoyable.
My advice for beginner is to try a day cyling trip in angkor archaeological park. Better road condition, and you can get useful cycling route map elsewhere. I've been using this and seriously it is quite useful among those free maps.. maybe can have it as a reference http://a4guide.com/en/cambodia/siem-reap/map/free-angkor-wat-tour-map/

happy cycling!!

[ Edit: Edited on May 8, 2008, at 8:27 PM by coolboy ]