Trail to the Udong & Silver Village Workshop
Full day bike tour in Phnom Penh to explore old capital city of Cambodia- Phnom Udong and discover paddy rice fields as long as silver villages. Start a paddle from outskirt area of Phnom Penh city where crowded by garment factories, local villages and paddy rice fields. This is a great ways to see old capital city of Cambodia from 1601 to 1866 called Phnom Udong and what they look like nowadays. Continuously, you’ll have a short walking through the silver village workshop to explore the silver and bronze handicraft community as well as the floating village in the Tonle Sap river.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Bike on the quiet back road from urban area of Phnom Penh to Udong Mountain and explore beautiful paddy fields, natural lakes and greeting welcome from children and grassroots people during the ride. We guarantee our entire guest to visit Cambodia countryside, enjoy local foods and refreshing at beautiful countryside. Phnom Udong is located in Psa Dek and Phnom Bat commune, it about 40 kilometers from Phnom Penh. The city drops behind while fishing villages and rice paddies surround either side of the sweeping plains of Kandal province.
- Explore beautiful countryside, pretty local villages and natural lakes
- Connect with a local artisans during the visit Silvers & Coppers Handicraft village
- Enjoy a local foods, all street foods tasting and see real life of Khmer people
- Climb up Udong hill to see a largest Buddha status and Some Khmer Kings stupas
- Be able getting experience on public transportation with local people or garment factories workers
Tour at a Glance:
- Depart daily at 7:30 am
- Cycling distance 40 km (25 miles)
- 15% on main roads & 85% on back roads
- Minimum age: 9 years old
- Min group size: 2 pax
- Max group size: 12 pax
- Photographic : Good
- Hotel pick up & drop off
- Cannondale Mountain Bike and Helmet or tandem bike or bike trailer for kid
- Local cycling guide for entire journey
- All purified drinking water, and one of fresh coconut juice
- 1 lunch at local picnic hut and all local street foods tasting
- Vehicle supported up on the group size
- Travel insurance
- Miscellaneous personal expenses and tips
Discover beautiful countryside and old capital city of Cambodia by bicycle
We will meet you and pick you up from your hotel in Phnom Penh at 7:20 am. After the short transfer to southwest of the city, saddle up at Salamon School, then cycle on less busy roads to explore urban areas of Phnom Penh city, biking through local villages, natural lake and countryside where you’ll see local people do anything such as farming activities, fishing and make palm sugar or palm wine. The palm tree is the national symbol of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Continuously, you will visit beautiful Buddha monastery at Phnom Basith area. Your guide will explain you more about Buddha history which relevant with our cycle of life, and about Baddish country like Cambodia. After visit the Buddha temple, you can sample tasting of local street foods and snack for experience with a local haunt where if you’re brave enough you can sample anything from crickets to snakes. After visit Buddha temple and sample tasting some local foods, we cycle to Udong old capital passed paddy fields and pretty local villages where you’ll get more experience with local people who made palm sugar, palm wine and palm seed for the market and then having lunch at there. After lunch, we climb up the Udong hill, explore largest Buddha status, some of Khmer Kings stupas, over thousand Buddha status temple and hilltop views of Cambodia countryside. Continuously, we will visit one of silver handicraft villager who has experience brought their silver and copper products to Royal Palace and other governor’s house in city and see some floating house on the Great Tonle Sap Lake. A refreshing in the local villages is the ideal way to end our day tour before we return to your hotel in Phnom Penh.
|40km cycling | Meals= L|
What to bring?
We do suggest you to bring appropriate clothing to fit the season and a day pack to carry extra snacks and water. Here is some of the items that you can on it:
- Wear comfort clothes
- Shoes, sunglasses and sun cream with SPF+
- Mosquito repellent and Camera or smart phone for taking some photo during the trip and make sure their battery are enough
Cambodian food tends not to be as hot or spicy as Thai and 85% of Cambodia food are come from vegetable and fish as normally they eat as a fresh meal. The most popular fast food in Cambodia, often served from street stalls, is the Chinese noodle soup. Commonly Cambodia meals is including steam rice, while your traveling on this journey we will find a wide variety of Cambodia cuisines such as Amok, green curry, green herb soup, and other stir-fried vegetable.
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
We bike on dirt trails and backroads, most of time we cycle through Khmer villages where commonly their pets and animal are always involved with the routes, such as chickens, ducks, cows, buffalos, pigs and dogs etc. Most of the countryside route are bumpy and some muddy during the raining season which is from May to October.
Bike ( Cannondale Mountain Bike Trail 6 with front suspension, mineral disk brakes and Shimano components). The bikes are well-maintained and in good condition. They are fitted with flat pedals. Please provide us with your height when you book, so we can make sure that a bike of the appropriate size is made available to you. Bike helmets are provided with the bikes, but you might choose to take your own. You do not need to take any tools or spares. The local guide will take care of any and all issues. Please contact us if you have any questions about your equipment.
This is a leisurely biking holiday and we rarely cover more than 10 or 15 kilometres, before stopping to look around at one or other of Cambodia’s tourist sites. We do, however, have a support vehicle which will follow the group at a discreet distance, carrying water and the group’s day-packs, as well as service items and repair kits for the bikes. Anyone who chooses not to ride a section of the itinerary can take a ride in the support vehicle instead.
The unit of currency in Cambodia is the Riel (KHR). Some international currencies are also accepted like US $. ATMs are available in Phnom Penh and any central provinces of the country and also dispense in both KHR and US$.
Cambodia has a tropical climate, with a rainy season from June to September. The hottest months are just before the monsoon, in April and May. From October through to April there is little rain and from December through to March is the `cool` season although it rarely gets cold. Daytime temperatures will hover around a humid 30 degrees centigrade, falling to the low 20’s at night. Please check, when is good time to visit Cambodia.