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Review of Soksabike

Soksabike
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Owner description: Soksabike is a social enetprise focusing on community development, vocational training school, and enviornmentl protection in Battambang, Cambodia. For over five years we have been offering people from all around the world an insight into the traditional livelihoods of the Cambodian countryside. We place an emphasis on educating guests in the realities of life in rural Cambodia, and ensure that your visit makes a positive impact on the local communities. We believe touring Cambodia by bicycle provides a richer, personal and more interactive experience for visitors. Be sure to check out what happens on a Soksabike tour!
Hoi An, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Highly recommend!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

My friend and I were staying with some people living in Battambang and a local friend recommended that we try the soksabike tour during our visit. The tour was well worth the money (and goes to a good cause). Fantastic way to see the countryside and to visit the local community! We got to see how rice paper was made (although I had seen this in Vietnam it was still fascinating to see) and how they dry banana amongst other things - plus you get to taste test along the way. The tour finishes with a delicious fruit platter and coconut juice. It was also great how we were provided with a list of common greetings in Khmer to practice with the local people. Do it!!!

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“Great way to see the countryside and also meet some of the people.”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I enjoyed this lovely ride into the countryside around Battambang. Our guide was excellent, spoke good English, and took excellent care of me when I fell. We saw several family industries, such as making rice paper (it was different from what I saw in Vietnam), dried bananas, rice wine, and the rice fields. One highlight (or lowlight) was the stop at the Khmer Rouge monument. I had seen the killing fields and museum in Phnom Penh but this was far more moving, maybe because of the graphic depiction of the atrocities on the monument itself. The fruit stop was wonderfully relaxing and we got the opportunity to actually talk to the people that own the place and with our guide. Everyone should do this if they have the time.

Visited November 2012
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“Great way to see the countryside with helpful guides who speak excellent English.”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

The half day 30km ride around the countryside near battambang featured stops at several local industries, including rice paper, dried banana and rice wine. Well paced and guides phearon and sopheap were helpful and knowledgeable, and spoke very good English. A bonus was a stop at a local monument to the khmer rouge atrocities. Most people who visit Cambodia see the genocide musuem and killing fields in phnom penh, however seeing details of what happened elsewhere really drives home the fact that the whole country was devastated by those terrible events. On a lighter note, the cafe where the tour starts and ends has excellent coffee and, so am I told, some of the best banana bread you will find anywhere.

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london
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“Lovely way to experience some of Cambodia”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

We did a half day tour and really enjoyed the experience - getting out of a tuk tuk and taking pedal power through some of the countryside, meeting local people and seeing how some local products are made. It got very hot - but the pace was relaxing and we stopped for some (rice-based!) snacks and fresh fruit along the way. The lovely guides were equipped with suncream and water - and good local knowledge. Not as challenging as it sounds (30km), and when a downpour came just as we were coming back into Battambang it only added to the experience... and the guides bought us some fetching ponchos!

Visited June 2012
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Shenzhen, China
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“Living culture”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

We were booked on a Grasshopper Adventure tour and they use Soksabike for the local rural tour of Battambang. An enjoyable afternoon sampling amazing local fruit, food, everyday life in the villages and playing hide and seek with local kids...hightly recommended. A healthy activity and a great way to see where rice paper made, how rice is grown and sample rice wine.
A great English speaking local guide .... check it out at www.soksabike.com... I hear the cafe does great coffee!

Visited May 2012
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