Cycle the Backroads to Angkor
This two-wheeled experience takes you from Siem Reap to Angkor on the back roads and jungle paths to experience a selection of the Angkor temples without the crowds. We realise that pedalling in the tropics may not be so appealing for part-timers, so for a supplement we can provide state-of-the-art electric bikes for this experience. Known as E-bikes, these are pedal assisted bicycles with power being adjusted on a handlebar control panel to increase your speed when you need help on ascents, or simply a boost when flagging. There are sensors detecting how much pressure is being applied to the pedals, which in turn activate the motor hidden within the frame. A fun way to enjoy this off the beaten track experience without breaking too much sweat!
Leave Siem Reap early using a forest path to avoid the traffic and wind our way past the walls of Banteay Kdei to the North Gate of Ta Prohm. The ‘jungle temple’ has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhot in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy.Back to experiences in Cambodia