Indochina Starfish Foundation Cambodia Cycle Tour lockup 2024

Pedal to discover the unseen side of Cambodia, and help fund new education, health care, and sporting opportunities for youth in Cambodia.

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November 2024



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The Difference You'll Make

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When you take part in the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) Cambodia Cycle Tour 2024, you’ll directly impact the lives of underprivileged children in Cambodia by raising funds that help empower opportunities and brighter futures. ISF focuses on a holistic approach to nurturing young people in Cambodia – providing access to education, healthcare, and sports.

You’ll help raise awareness and funds that help to break down the barriers which typically hinder educational opportunities, by ensuring that children receive quality learning environments and resources. This assistance will help us make lasting change on these children's lives – by providing them with food, stationary, uniforms, education and healthcare when they may otherwise lack access to these crucial tools.

Your efforts will also help them integrate sports into their lives, improving physical fitness, teamwork, and invaluable life skills. Not only do these activities contribute to a healthier lifestyle, but help to organically uncover values of discipline and resilience, and potential for a brighter life. 

Your commitment to cycling Cambodia becomes a beacon of hope, offering young people in Cambodia a promising future away from poverty.


How it works



Pay upfront or in flexible instalments.
Cancel more than 90 days before departure to receive refund options (excluding deposit).
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Make a difference

Commit to raising the minimum fundraising target and make a positive difference to worthwhile causes.

You'll be supported by our team of fundraising experts to reach and exceed your fundraising goals.


Be part of a team

Join like-minded travellers, and representatives from the charity, all united in their adventurous spirit and commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Make lifelong friends during a shared challenge experience.

Trip notes

Day 1, Day of week, date: Arrive in Phnom Penh

Day 1, Day of week, date: Arrive in Phnom Penh

This morning we kickstart our adventure with a cycling tour of the capital, visiting the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. We’ll make our way over to the island of Mekong where we will saddle up and our guide will brief us on what to expect on this stretch of the cycle. There are a few islands located upstream of the Mekong River, which we’ll explore to learn more about village life and their fruit and vegetable orchards. We’ll have a refreshing local lunch on a floating restaurant before we cycle back and hop on the ferry to make our way back to Phnom Penh. Later tonight, we’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with the rest of our team before heading to the hotel to rest.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Cycling distance: 33km

Meals: L D

Day 2, Day of week, date: Phnom Penh - Oudong

Day 2, Day of week, date: Phnom Penh - Oudong

After breakfast at our hotel, we will hop back on our bikes and hit the back roads, cycling through rice paddies to reach Oudong, the old capital of Cambodia. Upon reaching Oudong, we will walk up over 400 steps to the top of a hill that offers great views over all of Oudong. Afterwards, we will visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide to learn about Cambodia’s history and then head back to our hotel.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Cycling distance: 46km

Meals: B L D

Day 3, Day of week, date: Phnom Penh - Kampong Thom - Siem Reap

Day 3, Day of week, date: Phnom Penh - Kampong Thom - Siem Reap

This morning we have a three hour transfer from Oudong to Kampong Thom, where we begin our cycle for the day and ride through the 7th century temple complex of Sambor Prey Kuk. We’ll stop to have lunch prepared by the local community and continue on our beautiful cycle through small bustling villages while we make our way to Siem Reap.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Cycling distance: 38km

Meals: B L D

Day 4, Day of week, date: Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

Day 4, Day of week, date: Siem Reap - Angkor Temples

Today we will cycle to see the iconic temples of Ta Prohm, which is overgrown with fig and silk-cotton trees before continuing to Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and the Terrace of the Elephants. After we have lunch, we’ll have time to explore Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Cycling distance: 30km

Meals: B L D

Day 5, Day of week, date: Siem Reap - Bantey Srei - Kbal Spean

Day 5, Day of week, date: Siem Reap - Bantey Srei - Kbal Spean

This morning we’ll begin cycling through the countryside to Banteay Srei Temple, a 10th century temple which has well-preserved stone carvings. From here, we’ll continue on to Kbal Spean, an archaeological site which has a series of submerged stone rock relief carvings in sandstone formations with a stunning waterfall. We’ll then make our way back to Siem Reap for dinner to end the day.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Cycling distance: 48km

Meals: B L D

Day 6, Day of week, date: Siem Reap - Rolous Temples - Kampong Phluk Sunset Cruise

Day 6, Day of week, date: Siem Reap - Rolous Temples - Kampong Phluk Sunset Cruise

After breakfast at our hotel, we’ll cycle to Rolous, the first town that the Kings of Cambodia built, to see the temples of Preach Ko and Bakong - an area marking the beginning of the classical period of Khmer civilisation. Afterwards, we’ll continue cycling to visit the floating village Tonle Sap and take part in a mangroves boat tour, where we visit a local pagoda or market. Here, we can learn about the history, culture and lifestyle of the local community. This evening we’ll gather for our final dinner together as a team to celebrate our achievements.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel

Cycling distance: 32km

Meals: B L D

Day 7, Day of week, date: Depart from Siem Reap

Day 7, Day of week, date: Depart from Siem Reap

Our last day together starts with a short scenic cycle to a silk farm and workshop, where we will have the chance to learn about this work. We’ll then be transferred back to Siem Rea where our adventure concludes and we’ll say goodbye to our guides and fellow team members!

Cycling distance: 20km

Meals: B

Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation in 3-star hotels based on twin share •  Meals as per itinerary • Water on trekking days  • Local English-speaking guide • Entrance fees as per itinerary

Exclusions:  International Flights • Airport Transfers • Travel insurance (compulsory) • Visas • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities

Cambodia Cycle Tour

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Pedal through historical sites and discover ancient temples.
  • Explore Angkor Wat - the largest religious marvel, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Embark on island adventures and delve into the village culture.
  • Raise funds to give children in Cambodia access to education, healthcare, and sport.

Frequently asked questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Get in touch via email ( or phone (1300 905 188). We’re always here to help!

About the adventure

How challenging is this adventure?

This adventure is rated a 3/5. While no extensive cycling experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The Cambodia cycle is a physical challenge, and the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. This challenge involves cycling up to 80 kilometres a day on uneven and unsealed surfaces. Sometimes you’ll be on sealed roads, other times on dirt and sand paths which can be challenging but offer a unique way to get off the beaten track and experience life in Cambodia up close and personal. 

You will be well supported on the adventure by the expert guides and the wider team. You can move at your own pace and we take frequent rest breaks. Transport is available in some sections if you feel you are unable to complete the day. 

How many people will be on my adventure? 

We believe small group travel is better for the planet, and better for you. Our adventures average between 10 - 20 participants, connected by their commitment to the greater good.

Can I join an Inspired Adventure on my own?

Of course, most people do! Throughout your adventure journey, we’ll connect you with your fellow adventurers so you can get to know each other before you hit the road.

What is the general age range of participants?

The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application. We have had participants aged 16–84+ take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.

Who is Inspired Adventures?

ISF Cambodia has partnered with Inspired Adventures to bring you this adventure of a lifetime. Over the last 19 years, Inspired Adventures has taken over 8,000 people, just like you, on adventures all around the world, raising over $46 million for important causes. When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures and ISF Cambodia, you can be confident you’re in the best hands.

Fitness and training

How do I train for this adventure? 

We will provide you with information on how to prepare for your adventure when you register. In addition, we recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for the challenge.

As part of your training, we recommend making use of your weekends to complete a full day cycle and if possible, a two-day cycle. You should aim to be able to cycle in varied terrain for up to 6-8 hours and get up to do it again the following day comfortably.

It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek.


What is the accommodation like? 

Accommodation on this adventure is twin-share in 3-star hotels. While the hotels in Cambodia are good quality and comfortable, hotels aren’t always the same standard as they are in Australia or New Zealand so it’s best to prepare your expectations a little. Most will have air conditioning or fans and some even have swimming pools where you can unwind after a long day of cycling. 

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be paired with a teammate of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group. Single rooms are available at an additional cost and subject to availability.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we stay together?

Absolutely! If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we’ll pair you together.

What to expect

I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for? 

Of course, we’ll happily arrange for any dietary requirements you’ve noted during booking to be catered for. Please advise your local guide on Day 1 as well. You'll be fed very well while you’re on the adventure, but if you have a very specific dietary requirement or severe allergies, often it’s best to pack some extra things as back-up.

What happens if there is a medical emergency?

Providing the safest possible environment is our highest priority and we have an outstanding safety record. All Inspired Adventures guides are first aid trained and well-equipped to handle any medical emergencies.


How do I fundraise?

Never fundraised before? Not sure where to start? No worries, we don’t expect you to do it alone. You'll have regular support from the Inspired Adventures fundraising team, who will help you make a fundraising plan to meet your target. Alongside personalised coaching, we’ll also send you lots of ideas and resources on how to fundraise. From online fundraising to trivia nights, to bake sales and out-of-the-box ideas, we have years and years of tried and tested tips to make your fundraising a success.

What happens if I don’t meet my fundraising target? 

It’s normal to worry you won’t meet your fundraising target, but we know you can do it. In fact, with the support of Inspired Adventures, almost everyone goes on to raise far more than they imagined. 

By registering for the adventure, you agree to raise the minimum fundraising amount specified. Like you, we’re looking to make a significant impact for our charity partners, so the goal is for each person to have met their fundraising target before departure. If you fail to raise the minimum fundraising target by this time, we’ll review the situation on a case-by-case basis.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we fundraise together? 

Absolutely! Fundraising with a friend is a great idea. Just remember the fundraising target is per person, so you'll each need to meet the minimum fundraising goal to participate. We know you can do it.

Will the funds raised go directly to ISF Cambodia? 

Yes, all of your fundraising will go directly to ISF Cambodia. Only the travel costs are payable to Inspired.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The funds raised for ISF Cambodia are tax-deductible (conditions apply).

Payments, cancellations and refunds

How much does it cost to participate in this adventure? 

The total cost to participate in this adventure is $X,XXX (inclusive of a $950 non-refundable deposit).

In addition, you are also committing to raising $3,500 (per person) for the Indochina Starfish Foundation.

What happens if I need to cancel?

If you find yourself unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible.

  • Cancellation within 5 days of registration will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations more than 90 days prior to departure will receive a full refund minus the $950 deposit.
  • Cancellations within 90 days of departure will receive no refund. Where applicable, we can provide assistance in making a travel insurance claim.

Travel insurance and visas

Do I need to have insurance?

Travel insurance is required for international travel to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We recommend purchasing your policy as soon as possible. It is up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you'll need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit

Do I need a visa to travel to Cambodia?

Yes, Australian and New Zealand citizens require a visa to visit Cambodia. It is your responsibility to organise your own visa prior to travel. A standard tourist visa is valid for 30 days from your date of arrival. See Smartraveller for further information. If you are a citizen of another nationality, this information may differ.


All information is subject to change and will be confirmed upon your registration.

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