- View Cambodia’s countryside by bicycle
- Meet local families and learn about their traditional livelihoods
- Learn how to make rice paper, rice wine, bamboo rice cake, and other traditional products
- Enjoy fresh fruits and a coconut at a local family’s house
- Duration: 4 hours
- Maximum of 5 participants
During this tour I will take you on a journey through Cambodia’s countryside and the traditional family businesses in Battambang Province. You will see these family businesses and learn how to make rice paper, rice wine, the famous bamboo rice cakes of Battambang, dried bananas, and fish paste. Many of the families have been running these businesses for decades and learned the skills from aunts, uncles, and grandparents. You will also enjoy fresh fruits and a coconut at a local family’s house. The easy cycle ride of approximately 25km will take you via flat paved and dirt roads past rice fields, along the Sangker River, through villages and lively markets, glimpsing daily life along the way.
You will also get insight in how the rice grain is used in the production of paper, cakes, and wine. 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.
The tour starts at 7:30am and ends between 12am-1pm.
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.
- Friendly, knowledgeable, local student guides
- One drink at Kinyei Café before tour
- Mountain bikes with helmets
- Snacks and water along the way
- Fresh fruits and coconut
- Tuk Tuk pickup before the tour
- Youth - between 10 and 15 years - $17
- Child - under 10 years - $13
The prices for children can be paid on location. We also have baby seats and a tag-along bicycle for smaller children and babies.