Category Archives: Battambang Bicycle Tour

Embrace your sense of adventure with an authentic, exciting, and sustainable bicycle tour in the Cambodian countryside around Battambang by Bicycle Tour. Experience the diversity, complexity, and beauty that is Cambodia.

Battambang Bicycle Tour is an eco-friendly bike tour and is a khmer local-run company. Besides taking tourists to view a truly insight of Khmer landscape, we also believe in the power of education and the development of entrepreneurship.

Cycling with Battambang’s French colonial architecture and numerous artsy cafes you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time when you visit the second largest city in Cambodia.

It’s not only the atmosphere of the town that brings people here but also one of the world’s most unique train experiences, the Bamboo Train. Enjoy a piece of historic Cambodia on your journey through this town, which has so much more to offer than meets the eye.

Our stance reflects the ultimate aim of our company and community: To create local, empowered, and independent Khmer employers and employees who will ultimately contribute to the development of Cambodia’s local economy and the environment.

All tours are led by local English-speaking guides Battambang Bicycle leader for tour who are more than happy to share about the country they know and love. By choosing to take our tours, you will be inevitably be contributing to the local communities we engage with on a regular basis.

Begun by a group of local leaders work as a team from Battambang Trip, Battambang’s bicycle tours are focused on landscapes and sights or traditional life in the local area. The traditional-livelihoods tour gets rave reviews from visitors, and the company also runs toursby TukTuk and car.

Bike Tour & Homestay

Bike Tour & Homestay are designed for anyone who is looking to learn about rural life of local people with their culture as well as capture the best secret spot of local attraction, this overnight bicycle tour is designed for visitors who wish to experience Battambang countryside beyond two full-day tours. this Bike Tour & Homestay goes beyond not just seeing the tourist attraction and delves into the rich history and culture of Cambodia whilst cycling through the scenic land of Battambang countryside.

 

Homestay nearby Phnom Sampau mountain

This tour is to take you away from the touristic route as you will take part in a bike ride through off the beaten path to see the village and explore the hidden trails around countryside. Riding a bicycle around a small local village, enjoying traditional Khmer/handicraft.

The Bike Tour & Homestay enjoy an overnight stay at a local village, interact with the local community with Khmer Home Stay. It is a unique experience for those travelers interested a more meaningful and a closer look into Khmer rural life , you will be able to see and learn many interesting with local in their village. Such experiences are intended to provide cultural immersion in Khmer village lifestyles, allowing visitors to see how real Khmer families live, try the taste of real Khmer food, learn Khmer phrases, visit local Pagoda, school, market, silk weaving village.

What to expect on day one


 

Walking Tour of City

Battambang walking tour…

Battambang city is Cambodia’s second largest city, and is known as the heart of Cambodia’s rice country – surrounded by a countryside of rice fields. Battambang is a peaceful and pleasant place to visit and relax. Battambang has historically been off the map for visitors, but roads and guesthouses have recently improved, making Battambang a great place to visit to learn about real Cambodian life. Highlights of the town include the many examples of French colonial architecture, and the Buddhist temples (Wat) that were built more than 300 years ago. The main parts of the city are situated close to the Sangkae River, a tranquil, small body of water that winds its way through Battambang Province and offers a pleasant, picturesque setting.

The greatest way to understand Battambang is by learning about the city’s culture, religion, and history through a walking tour with a local! The best time to walk around is in the late afternoon through the early evening, as temperatures cool. During our walking tour, we will visit a Buddhist temple – a sacred space for prayer in the Buddhist religion. From there, we will wall to many interesting sights to learn about the Cambodian way of life, including Provincial Hall and the Central Market (Phsar Nath Market).

TOUR ITINERARY

  • Wat Domrei Sor Pagoda (Buddhist Temple)
  • Provincial Hall
  • Naga for Peace Statute
  • Main Train Station
  • Ancient Buildings
  • Museum
  • Phsar Nath Market (Central Market)

Departure

  • We will pick you up at your hotel between 3:00 and 3:30 pm
  • We start the tour at 3:30 pm in the afternoon once the temperatures begin to cool, and tour the city by foot until 6:00 pm.
  • We finish at the Central Market (Phsar Nath Market), with a sample of some local foods.

Price

  • $5/pp

Duration

  • 3 hours

Included

  • Water and snacks
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Some entrance fees

Excluded

  • Personal expenses (pocket money)

Full Day Bike Tour

Full Day Bike Tour

This is a fun way to explore the countryside around southern Battambang. The full day bike tour is organized for cyclists of all skill level who want to see and learn about the local villages around the countryside with a local guide. This tour allows you to combine the joy of countryside cycling with discovering and learning about Khmer (Cambodian) culture and lifestyles. The full-day tour includes a visit of an ancient house, Buddhist temple, rice wine distillery, and small rural dried banana and rice paper factories. You will get face-to-face interactions with locals from the place you visit.

Highlight Tour

Bamboo Train

Despite being briefly closed in 2017, Battambang’s original Bamboo Train is back open! There is also a new Bamboo Train nearby. The Battambang Bamboo Train is a truly unique highlight to any visit to Battambang and cannot be missed!

Traditional Wooden House

This full day we will bike tour to Wat Kor village and visit an old traditional wooden house that was built in 1920 and is still well maintained. Walking around this ancient house is like walking back in time.

Buddhist Temple

Theravada Buddhism is the official religion in Cambodia , and is practiced by 95 percent of the population. We will visit a Buddhist Wat (temple) and pagoda (temple complex) and learn about the Khmer Buddhist tradition.

Fishing Village Exploration

Tonle Sap Lake is surrounded by five Cambodian provinces, stretching across the northwest section of the country. More than three million Cambodians reside around the bank of the lake, and 90% of them earn a living through fishing and lake-side agriculture, including rice and vegetables. During our visit to one such fishing village at Cham Place ( Islam Cambodia), you will learn from villagers about how to use a traditional Cambodian fishing net and get the chance to try to catch fish with the locals.

Cambodian Rice Whisky

Cambodian spirits have traditionally been made from rice. Along with enjoying rice spirits as a simple daily social pleasure, Khmer people drink rice spirit both ceremonially and for traditional medicine. Cambodian rice whiskey is fermented with herb, roots, and sometimes with poisonous animals like tarantula, cobra, and scorpion. During our visit, we will not only see how rice whiskey is made, but will have the chance to raise a glass together!

Rice Paper Making

Battambang rice paper is a uniquely local product. At our visit to the Rice Paper factory, you will observe how locals make rice paper is made, and get to join in on the action! You will also have a chance to taste delicious fresh and fried spring rolls made with the rice paper.

Dried Banana

We will cycle to visit a local family who makes dried banana chips, a well-known and delicious traditional snack in the village. You will learn how dried banana chips are made and get a chance to try your hand at thin-slicing a banana. You will have time to interact with locals and learn about their daily life and the local traditions of Cambodia from your local tour guide.

Price

  • USD$35/person.

Duration

  • 7 hours.
  • Begins at 8:30AM.
  • Distance about 40KM.

Meeting Point

  • We will pick you up from your hotel

 Included

  • One drink before or after the tour.
  • Friendly, English-speaking guide.
  • High quality imported mountain bike (Giant bike).
  • Helmet.
  • Ticket for Bamboo Train.
  • Snacks and food samples along the way.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.

Excluded

  • Biking clothes and shoes
  • Personal expenses (pocket money)
  • Personal travel insurance

Half Day Bike Tour

This popular tour allows visitors to escape the Battambang city center to explore local villages by bicycle. On the tour, you will learn about the everyday life and livelihoods of Khmer (Cambodian) villagers for half day by bike tour. You will have the chance to observe locals making various products, and can sample many of the foods you learn about.  Join our half day bike tour to get a taste of rural Cambodia!

Highlight Tour

Rice Paper Making

Battambang rice paper is a uniquely local product. At our visit to the Rice Paper factory, you will observe how locals make rice paper is made, and get to join in on the action! You will also have a chance to taste delicious fresh and fried spring rolls made with the rice paper.

Dried Banana

We will then cycle to visit a local family who makes dried banana chips, a well-known and delicious traditional snack in the village. You will learn how dried banana chips are made and get a chance to try your hand at thin-slicing a banana. You will have time to interact with locals and learn about their daily life and the local traditions of Cambodia from your local tour guide.

Rice Wine Distillation

It is Khmer tradition to relax after work with friends and some delicious rice wine fermented with herbs and fruit. Battambang has its own special local rice wine recipe. During our visit to the rice wine distillery, your guide will show you how local rice wine is infused and processed by the local people.

Rice Noodle Making

Not all rice noodles are alike – Khmer rice noodle are distinct from rice noodles in neighboring countries! Khmer noodles are made from a unique rice grain with a special texture. It is commonly served in a cold soup made of Cambodian herbs and flavors, unlike anything else. At the rice noodle factory, you will learn about Cambodia’s special rice noodle tradition.

Bamboo Sticky Rice Cake

Our next stop is a local manufacturer of rice cakes which is made from bamboo sticky rice. You guide will explain the process of making the bamboo rice cake and you also have a chance to try it as well.

Thai Laiy Cake

Thai Laiy is a Khmer cake that made by local people in village with half day by tour. It’s made with rice flower, salt, sugar, coconut milk, and steam and cooked in a small cup, then topped with coconut shavings and yellow bean. You will learn how to make Thai Laiy during your guided visit.

Price

  • Adults $15/pp.
  • Children under 13 years old $10/pp.

Duration

  • 5 hours
  • Begin at 8 am
  • Distance about 20 km

Meeting point

  • We will pick you up from your hotel

 Included

  • One drink before or after the tour
  • Friendly, English-speaking guide
  • High-quality imported mountain bike (Giant bike)
  • Helmet
  • Snacks and food samples along the way

 Excluded

  • Biking clothes and shoes
  • Personal expenses (pocket money)
  • Personal travel insurance