Biking the Small Circuit of Ancient Temples

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

Explore the famous site of Angkor Wat by bicycle
  • See hundreds of smiling faces carved into stone
  • Discover the last capital of the Angkorian Era
  • Observe life in a traditional village
  • Visit one of Cambodia's most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm

tour details

A bicycle ride in Siem Reap offers incredible views of countryside scenery and ancient temples. We’ll start our day of cycling on scenic trails to the most famous temple on the plain of Angkor, Angkor Wat. Here we’ll take the small circuit and visit the unique Bayon temple, and its towers with hundreds of smiling faces. After lunch, we’ll continue to the ancient capital of Angkor Thom to see sites such as the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Death Gate and Victory Gate. We’ll cycle along the countryside to enjoy the scenic life in a village and head to one of the most beautiful temples in the area, Ta Prohm, covered in jungle foliage and relatively untouched since its discovery. Finally, we’ll continue to Srah Srang where you’ll relax and watch as the sun sets over this picturesque baray.

tour description

(cycling distance 28-38 km)

Morning, first discovery (cycling range from 10 to 20 kilometers, depending on customer's request to cycle all the way or be transferred on some parts of the circuit).
Ride from Siem Reap to Angkor Wat, following countryside trails first and then the paved roads of the small circuit. Visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. After the visit cycle on to Bayon temple. Visit the temple that is unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara.
Afternoon: Small circuit (cycling distance 18 kilometers).
From Bayon temple cycle inside the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century) to see the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Terraces of Elephants and Leper King, Death Gate and Victory Gate. Cycle along countryside roads to enjoy the scenic life in a village and continue to one of the most beautiful temples in the area: Ta Prohm. Visit the temple which is swallowed by the jungle and has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Continue to Srah Srang and enjoy the sunset. Transfer back to Siem Reap.


Private transportation
All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
English-speaking locally-stationed guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements)
Bottled water and cold towels


    Surcharges for other language guides
    Personal travel insurance
    Personal expenditures such as drinks, souvenirs, gratuities etc.
    Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme


      The wet season is not the ideal time for biking. The best season is from November through to April, roughly corresponding to the dry season and the tourist high season. May, June and July need not be a bad time either, as it is hard to predict when the rains will come. We would not recommend a biking trip during August and September.

        Tour code: REPBIFD1

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