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Cambodia’s countryside bicycle with a student

Battambang, Cambodia



The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • View Cambodia’s countryside by bicycle
  • Meet local families and learn about their traditional livelihoods
  • Enjoy a delicious Cambodian lunch
  • Learn how to make different rice products, and other traditional products
  • Ride a bamboo train
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Maximum of 5 participants

DESCRIPTION

This tour is the same as the View Cambodia’s countryside by bicycle in half a day except for the fact that you will enjoy a typical Cambodian lunch at a local family’s house, learn about the process of making the Cambodian traditional scarf and Buddhist stupas. We will cycle through rice paddy fields, pass lively markets, people working on their land, and see and experience the traditional way of working near Battambang. You will also have the option to ride a bamboo train, a unique and exciting adventure and learn about the history of this transportation system. There can be more stops at places of interests, depending on your riding pace and interest. This easy ride is approximately 35km on flat roads (some paved and some on a dirt road).

Besides learning about the traditional ways of living, I will also give you insight in the way rice is produced and used. We will educate you on the two rice growing seasons in Cambodia, about the different types of rice and their use. In many ways, the cycle of planting, growing, and harvesting of rice dictates the rhythm of Cambodian life. Many of the families we meet create their traditional products in the period between planting and harvesting their fields.

Along with viewing the production of and sampling traditional Cambodian products you will also get to know more about the history of Battambang and the period of the Pol Pot regime.

At the end of this day you will have a good insight in the daily life of Cambodia’s countryside and traditional livelihoods. An impression, I hope, will last!

The tour starts at 7:30am and ends between 3.30 pm-4pm.

You can choose whether you want to go for a Bamboo train or not. Please note that the entrance fee for the Bamboo train is 10$. I cannot afford to pay the fee for one or two guests so in this case the guests need to pay the fee for themselves. However, for a group of more than three, I will pay the entrance fee.

This tour started in 2010 in collaboration with a social enterprise and local college students with the intention of providing vocational training to local college students while also educating tourists about everyday life in Cambodia. With this tour you are directly contributing to the local community in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way that facilitates cross-cultural communication between local communities and travelers.

Price includes:

  • Friendly, knowledgeable, local student guides
  • One drink at Kinyei Café before tour
  • Mountain bikes with helmets
  • Snacks and water along the way
  • Cambodian lunch at a local family’s house
  • Tuk Tuk pickup before the tour

Kids prices:

  • Youth - between 10 and 15 years - $25
  • Child - under 10 years - $20

The prices for children can be paid on location. We also have baby seats and a tag-along bicycle for smaller children and babies.

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Hello! We are a team of university students in Battambang. We are very passionate in sharing and learning about foreign cultures. We like sharing information about our beloved country as well as the local family businesses around Battambang. With this tour you are directly contributing to the local community in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way that facilitates cross-cultural communication between local communities and travelers. We will offer you the best bicycle tour in Battambang!


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I did the full day countryside cycling our and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. My guides, Phalla and Pum were were excellent! I was a bit worried about doing a full day cycling tour on a 35 degree day, but the pace was perfect and the cycling was very enjoyable rather than too tiring. We had lots of opportunities to stop and learn about Battambang and the lives of the people in the villages we visited, as well as eat many different local foods. I have quite specific dietary requirements and these were taken care of without any hassle. Cycling through the countryside was an experience of feeling as though time did not exist, it was brilliant. Thank you so much to Phalla and Pum for such a wonderful day :)

29 Jan 2019

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