Local Livelihood Half Day Bike Tour in Battambang


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69 reviews   (4.99)

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Departs: cambodia, cambodia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Overview

With our guide, you will spend your day exploring the beautiful countryside around Battambang on a bicycle. Weave along the river road while visiting Cambodian families who produce traditional products (such as rice paper and bamboo sticky rice), made in the same way they have been for generations. You will learn first hand about every day life in Cambodia from the families you visit and from our amazing local guides.

Highlights: Meet families that make traditional products such as rice paper, dried banana, bamboo sticky rice, fish paste and rice wine. Enjoy seasonal fruits and coconut water. Finish by visiting a memorial site for the victims of the Khmer Rouge. 

A portion of your tour fee goes back to the local community and your guide is a local student getting vocational training through Soksabike. 


What's Included

Compensation to families the tour visits

Hotel pickup

Local guide

Mountain Bike and Safety Helmet

One drink at Kinyei Cafe

Snacks

Water

What's Not Included

Hotel drop-off

Insurance


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 9
  • CHILD: Age: 10 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 90

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please dress to have knees and shoulders covered out of respect for local culture.
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Soksabike
With our local student guide, you will spend your day exploring the beautiful countryside around Battambang by bicycle. Visit with Cambodian families who produce traditional products (such as rice paper, dried bananas, and bamboo sticky rice) made in the same way they have been for generations. You will learn first hand about every day life in rural communities which make up over 70% of Cambodia’s population.
The ride is about 22km. It departs at 7:30am and returns around 12pm. The ride is suitable for all fitness levels.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

An absolutely wonderful experience!
HIU WAI W, 14-07-2022
Going on a bike tour with Soksabike gotta be one of the best things I've done in Battambang! My lovely guide, Sophara, is a well spoken gentleman who is very knowledgeable about people's way of living and did an excellent job in introducing the local cultures.

We visited the rice paper village and ate the best homemade spring rolls ever, got to see a family that produces dried banana snacks,and another family which produces rice wine (or Cambodia whiskey as Sophara would put it). On the way to the fish market we rode past some lush green rice fields, and we got to try the delicious bamboo rice and stopped for some fruits before heading to the final destination Wat Samrong Knong to see the killing fields.

The best thing about Soksabike is that it supports eco tourism, and the local families directly benefit from the profits shared with them.

Truly highly recommend this tour if you're interested in knowing more about the local communities and how they live in Battambang. The bike tour suits all levels of bikers so don't worry if you're not an experienced cyclist!
Great concept, great people
FriedaCcit, 08-07-2022
Fantastic experience. I had the chance to be the only client (there are still few tourists in Cambodia), with my guide Sophara. A great guide, very well informed,good English speaker and a very nice person. The tour is very rich, lots of discoveries, landscape, local handcrafting, tasting fruits and snacks... and impressive monuments about the khmer rouge historiy. It is a respectful, eco-friendly concept. Highly recommended !

nb it is all outdoor, no need to wear masks
Great day out
jacksU9655FD, 04-07-2022
Very enjoyable cycling at a comfortable pace. Very interesting stops at various points to meet some locals and sample food and drink. Our guide Sahara was excellent.
Learned lots and ate yummy stuff
D91ZYjamesb, 01-03-2022
Our guide Phalla was great and the bikes were good for the terrain. Not a hard bike ride. Great to see all the different food making (banana jerky, rice paper, fish paste, bamboo sticky rice) and lots of nice views.
highly recommended sustainable tour - great social impact
CathyH1886, 20-01-2021
Soksabike is a fantastic organisation. I was lucky to be accompanied by Moni (speaks very good English!) on the "local livelihood tour". It was a great experience ! Great addresses, great stories, and learned many new things about local customs and habits.
When visiting the local "killing fields", I learned a lot of history in addition to our visits in Phnom Penh.
Soksabike works in a very respectful way with local small entrepreneurs, and makes sure that they are properly compensated for their time and hospitality. Highly recommended !




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