You’ll climb plenty of rock stairs when you visit the ruins of Angkor, but you won’t climb many hills. This part of Cambodia is flat as a pancake. So it’s a great place for an easy bike ride.
One good route leads from Siem Reap – the busy but fun town that services Angkor Wat and the other temples in the main archaeological complex – to Rulous, 13km away to the east.
You can make a beeline for it on National Highway 6 (not as busy as it sounds), or peel off the main road and make your way along the more picturesque, if muddier, country lanes. At Rulous itself, you’ll find a cluster of three temples that are among the earliest Khmer structures in the region.
After an afternoon of exploration, pedal back to Siem Reap’s Pub Street for a $1 draft beer or three.