Cambodia is a country that few people explore further than the jungle-clad, world famous temple groups of Angkor or perhaps the vibrant capital of Phnom Penh. However, there is so much more to see and experience, and slowly but surely Cambodia is starting to attract more visitors yet managing to remain a fascinating and rewarding off-beat destination. On any cycling holiday to Cambodia you are sure to receive and warm and friendly welcome from the local people.
The Gulf of Thailand meets Cambodia along a stunning and relatively unspoilt coastline of palm-fringed beaches and tropical islands. This is a major contrast to the development of Thailand or the population density of Vietnam. You can cycle on this coast between the chief attractions of Kep, Kampot and Sihanoukville.
Further inland and along backroads you can pick your way past rural countryside to the vast lake of Tonle Sap, where communities live in stilted houses on the water. To the north of Tonle Sap lies Battambang, a provincial town whose quiet and laid back environs are great to explore by bike and where the architecture reflects the French colonial period. The Cardamom Highlands form a natural barrier between Tonle Sap lake and the coast.