A full day’s ride will take us to Kratie, a little town on the Mekong River, which is known for sightings of the rare, fresh water Irrawaddy dolphins.
After breakfast, we cycle along the Mekong Trail. The ride takes us through one of the Mekong’s ‘biodiversity hot spots’ where non-government organizations are working with local communities to survey and protect the biological richness of the river. The ride winds through rice paddy scenery and small traditional Khmer villages.
After a 20 km ride we will stop at Phnom Hanchey temple, sitting atop a hill from where you can see a fantastic view of the mighty Mekong. We continue to Steung Trong to take the ferry to the other side of the river and enjoy a picnic lunch. Then we continue to cycle along the river, passing through the biggest Muslim or Cham area in Cambodia, then we continue on till we get to Chhloung where we continue to Kratie. Part of cycling route is lined with sugar palm trees. On arrival we will take the ferry across to Trong Island for an overnight stay at the home of Mrs Cheata.
Cycling distance: Approx. 90 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner