Southern Loop, Cambodia
Day 1 Phnom Penh – Kampong Speu – Kirirom National Park – 130km
We will head off to Phnom Basseth the nearest mountain to Phnom Penh with a small temple on top, friendly monks in saffron coloured robes and a scenic view on the mountains of Kirirom. We will ride to the West on small trails, gravel roads and along green rice fields then reach Kirirom National Park before sunset.
Accommodation: Guest house with basic comfort or Kirirom Resort with AC, Sat TV, hot shower and swimming pool or special jungle adventure camping overnight on request.
Day 2 Kirirom National Park – Kep – Rabbit Island – 110km
Our destination today is Rabbit Island in the South of Cambodia. Along the Bokor Mountains we ride through remote villages, off the beaten tracks and enjoy the nice mountain scenery of this area.
In the late afternoon a boat will take us to the island where a colourful sunset is waiting for us. And of course… on the beach, we will enjoy seafood like Barracuda BBQ or shrimps with a Kampot pepper sauce!
Accommodation: Bamboo hut, basic comfort on Rabbit Island
Day 3 Rabbit Island – Kep – Kampot – 110km
Today will be a short day but very scenic! We will ride through the Pepper plantations and visit the caves in Kompong Trat and Kampot. Young children will lead us through the narrow caves and show us an ancient temple built in the cave.
Accommodation: Utopia guesthouse, basic comfort but very nice place to relax
Day 4 Kampot – Phnum Chisor – Phnom Penh – 160km
We will start the day with a nice seafood breakfast in Kep market then we will explore a cave in a hill with an ancient temple inside. Some young kids will help us through. We will have our lunch on the top of Phnom Chisor, one of the first ancient temples in Cambodia. But we have to walk up around 300 steps before we can enjoy the beautiful scenery around this area, 360° panorama view from Phnom Da and Tonle Bati to Phnom Tamao. We will be back to Phnom Penh around 5pm.