Battambang, Cambodia
Destination
4 hours
Duration
3 / 10
Physicality

One of our most popular half-day bicycle tours, Traditional Livelihoods is the perfect way to experience Battambang’s countryside. Cycle from place to place learning about the livelihoods of our local community, and enjoy the relaxing pace of village life.


Note: We have arrays of group discounts according to your type of rides: Join group 10% to 20%-Off, Family with children 15% to 40%-Off, Private 10% to 20%-Off or   Student (with ID) 15%-25%-Off. Check out the Price Tab for details!


Tour Features

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONButterfly Tours’ office in Battambang
DEPARTURE TIME7:30AM or 1:40PM
RETURN TIMEApproximately 11:30AM or 5:30PM
DISTANCE23-25KM
YOUR GROUPSmall group, 1-8 people
ATTIREWear sensible and comfortable clothing!

Inclusions & Exclusions

WHAT’S INCLUDED Tuk Tuk pickup and drop off

Lead guide and assistant

Cold towel

Fresh coconut

Local bikes and helmets

NOT INCLUDED Travel insurance  Breakfast

Tour Itinerary

Stop 1: Rice Paper

Donteay Village is nestled in the northern region of Battambang, roughly seven kilometres from the city. This village is well known for its unique hand-made products, including its production of rice paper—a fundamental ingredient in Asian cuisine!

Stop 2: Bananas for Bananas!

For our second stop, we will visit a veteran villager who has been involved in the dried banana trade for over 20 years! Learn more about this local agricultural activity and the ways it has continuously supported many families of the village.

Stop 3: Rice Wine

Time for a drink! On our next stop, we will take you to visit a local producer of rice wine. Learn more about the process involved in this local trade, and sample a taste of the sweet and smooth rice wine!

Stop 4: Khmer Noodles

After some rice wine, we hope you are still peddling steadily at this point! We will next take you to observe the making of Khmer noodles using a manual wheat pounder—a tool not often seen in urban areas. Learn more about the simple yet intriguing process of noodle-making, an activity that has been the cornerstone of many Asian societies.

Stop 5: Fish Paste Market

Up next, we will bike to the fish paste market—the largest market in Battambang. See and learn more about Cambodian fishery and the local livelihood this industry supports. Be warned though: The smell of fish paste might be a little off-putting at first, but not to worry, we won’t linger for too long!

Stop 6: Bamboo Rice Cakes

We wind down our tour with a visit to the makers of bamboo rice cakes. Find out more about the processes involved in the making of this special countryside delicacy. As you head back to the city, enjoy the unspoiled views of the beautiful Battambang countryside!

Your Guides

All tours are led by local English-speaking student guides who are more than happy to share about the country they know and love. Get to know our guides, and form lasting friendships with them!

A Cambodian Students’ Initiative

Your Ride

We use top quality local bikes for this tour. The ride is slightly challenging with off-road cycling through villages.

You have 4 options when you sign up for our tours. You may:

  • Sign up as an individual and join our tour group
  • Join us as a family on our special family tour
  • Take a private tour with us
  • Sign up as student group (with ID)

Whether you’re going solo or traveling with friends, you will always be welcome to join our tour group. We keep our groups small, anything from 2 to 10 riders with 2 guides at a time, ensuring that you will always be safe and have the opportunity to make new friends!

As part of our tour group, you will be provided with:

  • Local & mountain bike—top quality bikes and helmets
  • Local guides who will be with you at all times
  • Snacks and water during the entire duration of the tour
  • Cold towels

Prices

  • 1 to 5 people – US$ 18 / person
  • 6 to 9 people – 10% off full tour price – US$ 16.20/person
  • 10 people+ – 20% off full tour price – US$ 14.40/person

We love taking families on tour with us! Our family tours are always kept small so as to ensure your family’s safety at all times. We also have a range of children’s bicycles and baby seats, so everyone in the family will get to enjoy their day with us!

As part of our family tour, you will:

  • Local and mountain bike—top quality bikes
  • Be provided with helmets
  • Have our guides watching out for your family at all times
  • Have the flexibility of taking alternate tour routes (upon advice of your guides)
  • Be able to take more frequent and random stops
  • Be provided with snacks and water during the entire duration of the tour
  • Be provided with cold towels and fresh coconut after your tour

Prices

  • Adult – US$ 20/person
  • Ages 1 to 5 years old – 40% off full tour price – US$ 12.00/person
  • Ages 6 to 11 years old – 25% off full tour price – US$ 15.00/person
  • Ages 12 to 15 years old – 15% off full tour price – US$ 17.00/person

For those who prefer more privacy, you may opt to sign up for our private tours. Private tours are always led by our senior guides, and you will always have a tuk-tuk or van support on hand should you choose to take it easy for the remaining time of your tour. All private tours also come with a complimentary Butterfly Tours gift pack comprising a t-shirt, postcard, and a Cambodian scarf.

On your private tour, you will be provided with:

  • Mountain bike, top quality bikes and helmets
  • Senior temple and/or senior local guides who will be with you throughout the tour
  • Fresh local fruits and refreshing coconut juice during your tour
  • Cold towels and fresh coconut at the end of your tour

You will also:

  • Have the flexibility of taking alternate tour routes (upon advice of your guides)
  • Be able to take frequent and/or random stops during your tour
  • Receive a complimentary Butterfly Tours gift pack

Prices

  • 1 to 5 people – US$ 27/ person
  • 6 to 9 people – 10% off full tour price – US$ 24.30/person
  • 10 people+ – 20% off full tour price – US$ 21.60/person

A group of enthusiastic students offer riding style beyond your ordinary holiday. We believe in cultural exchange, community development, team building, and forming friendship. The option of Student Group with (ID) is considerably designed and well organized by our professional team to make it possible and memorable holiday.

As part of our tour group, you will be provided with:

  • Local and mountain bike—top quality bikes and helmets
  • Temple and/or local guides who will be with you at all times
  • Snacks and water during the entire duration of the tour
  • Tuk Tuk and Van support (Sign up from 10 people+)
  • Cold towels

Prices

  • 1 to 5 people – 10% off full tour price – US$ 16.20/person
  • 6 to 9 people – 15% off full tour price – US$ 15.30/person
  • 10 people+ – 25% off full tour price – US$ 13.50/person

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Where to Find Us

If you prefer to book with us directly, do refer to the Google Map of our Butterfly Tours’ office. We are located on Street 309, about a 20 minute walk to the right of Dambang Kronung Statue.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
September 25, 2016

I did this half-day ride in 2013 with Butterfly Tours – and can hghly recommend the experience. It’s a great way to venture into the quiet countryside and villages surrounding Battambang. For my level of fitness (not very fit) it was perfect. I would definitely do this kind of tour again if visiting Cambodia.

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