THE TOUGH HOG

The Tough Hog… a technical ride circling the entire country on the most challenging trails Cambodia has to offer. This dirt bike tour really does cover all the greatest parts of Cambodia, sampling every type of terrain going. We’ll ride in sand, through rivers and thick jungle, over rocky mountains, and possibly some mud. We’ll stay in a wide variety of locations and accommodation including a night spent camping on an island beach in the middle of the Mekong river, a homestay in a village chiefs house, riverside towns and luxurious mountain retreats.

If you’re an experienced rider, keen adventurer and want to indulge in everything Cambodia has to offer, come and ride with us on this incredible trip.

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Choose to chill by the pool or go on a tour of the city, visiting ‘The Killing Fields‘, the ‘S21 Genocide Museum‘, or even test your aim at the shooting range. We will all meet at the hotel where you’ll receive a full briefing of the trip ahead over a few cold beers. We’ll then head out to a quality restaurant where we’ll start getting to know each other over a riverside dinner.

Accommodation will be in a quality hotel with a pool.

We’ll swiftly leave the chaos of Phnom Penh behind us, crossing the mighty Mekong River on a local ferry. We’ll then head north, following alongside the river all the way up to the riverside town of Kampong Cham where we’ll cross the Mekong on a 1km bridge made entirely out of bamboo. We’ll ride through numerous small riverside communities on a mix of dirt and tarmac roads and dirt trails. We then turn east and cruise towards our destination of Snoul.

Accommodation will be in a hotel with AC and hot showers.

Today we step it up a notch! We ride the long version of the old ‘King’s Highway’ – a 100km trail of technical riding: steep rocky climbs and jungle. An exhausting but exhilarating ride that lands us in the hills of the Mondulkiri province.

Accommodation will be in wooden bungalows at a hillside nature lodge.

Passing through the Mondulkiri province we’ll ride along parts of the old ‘Death Highway’ – offering a mix of dirt tracks, sandy & muddy trails and rivers. A brilliant days riding that lands us in the beautiful Ratanakiri province.

Accommodation will be in a hillside bungalow resort with a pool.

A well earned rest day – and there’s no better place for it! Ride out to one of the many waterfalls, visit a remote hill tribe or chill out by the clear waters of the Yeak Laom volcanic lake.

Riding some of the best trails in the country, we will loop around to the Laos border before turning south and riding down to the Mekong riverside town of Stung Treng. A network of fast paced sandy trails, gravel tracks and river crossings are but a few of todays highlights.

Accommodation will be in a riverside hotel.

An easy cruise on dirt roads this morning that will take us up to the Laos/Cambodia border. This means we’ll arrive at our destination in plenty of time to jump on a longtail boat and explore the Mekong. There are rapids, beautiful remote villages in Laos, historic train yards and the rare Irrawdee river dolphin. The boats will then drop us off on our own little island where the rest of our crew will have set up an almighty campsite on a large beach, incorporating a giant bonfire, barbecue dinner and esky full of cold beer. A river sunset in a setting like this simply cannot be beaten.

Accommodation will be in tents with air beds.

We’ve placed our campsite in such a location that we can enjoy the sun setting on one side of the river and rising on the other. We’ll hop over to Laos for breakfast before returning to Cambodia where our bikes will be lined up waiting for us. We’ll then take a quick ride over to see the impressive Mekong rapids from above, before riding some fun trails through to Preah Khan.

Preah Khan is a truly spectacular temple site, made even more beautiful by the fact that we can almost guarantee there will not be a single other tourist in sight. A very special place to be as the sun is going down.

Accommodation will be a homestay with the chief of the village.

After breakfast we will saddle up for an awesome day of riding through to Siem Reap, stopping at Beng Mealea temple for lunch. We’ll be riding Cambodia’s very own ‘route 66‘ – an ancient highway that connects the city of Angkor Wat with Preah Khan. Over the past 700 years or so the route has deteriorated into an excellent trail through the jungle – we will stop at places where old ‘rest stop’ temples and ancient bridges still exist, hidden in the undergrowth.

Accommodation will be in a quality hotel with a pool.

Of course, no visit to Cambodia is complete without a visit to the UNESCO world heritage site of Angkor Wat. Siem Reap is a beautiful city with hundreds of quality restaurants, bars and bustling markets for you to explore.

We’ll head west towards the Thai border on a mix of tarmac, dirt roads and dirt/sand trails as we ride past lakes and alongside rivers. We’ll stop for lunch beside a large reservoir before continuing on the trails to the old French colonial town of Battambang. You’ll even have the chance to sample some of the local rice paddy rats at one of the roadside BBQs! Mmmmm rat. Tastes just like chicken, of course.

Accommodation will be in a quality hotel with a pool.

We now turn south and head into the Cardamom Mountains. Twisting dirt tracks and some very steep rocky hill climbs. An excellent days riding that lands us in the small mountain town of Pramouy.

Accommodation will be in a guesthouse in the sleepy mountain town.

An easy start to the day as we cruise along red dirt roads that snake up and down through the mountain, providing some breathtaking views across the hills. We’ll then branch off onto tight singletrack trails through thick jungle. We’ll finish the day by riding along the smooth Chinese roads, stopping off at a couple of waterfalls on route.

Accommodation will be in a riverside hotel.

A well earned rest day today as we hop on an old fishing boat and cruise over to Koh Kong island where we’ll visit the stilted houses at the fishing village and enjoy a spot of R&R. We’ll also have the chance to kayak through mangroves forests.

Another real adventure today as we tackle the old ‘Smugglers Trail‘ through to Chiphat. More steep hills, rocky terrain and deep ruts. Plenty of fun river crossings, quirky bridges and dense bamboo forests. Great fun, and all topped off with a refreshing swim in a river at the end of the day.

Accommodation will be in a homestay style guesthouse.

A terrific mix of terrain today: there’s some fast paced jungle riding, stretches of sand, rocky sections and plenty of river crossings. A technical and varied days riding that lands us in the pine forests of Kirrirom National Park.

Accommodation will be a resort amongst the pine forest.

We’ll loop around the top of the Elephant Mountains on our way down to the old French colonial riverside town of Kampot. We’ll have the chance to attempt some steep hill climbs and ride some faster paced trails that snake around the hills. If we make good time we will also have the option to ride over to the coastal town of Kep – a town famous for it’s fresh crab!

Accommodation will be a riverside hotel.

We’ll ride up 1,000m to the top of Bokor Mountain. The beautifully smooth winding roads are incredibly fun, with plenty of switchback turns and breathtaking views across the Gulf of Thailand. We’ll visit the old French colonial hill station and climb the stairs to the top of a derelict casino for some amazing views. It gets quite cold at the top so we can also pop into the new casino for a hot coffee and croissant! Back down the mountain, we’ll cruise along to Sihanoukville where we’ll again branch off into the jungle for some fun singletrack riding.

We’ll finish the day by riding over a big hill and down to Otres beach, where we’ll enjoy some ice cold beers and a sunset swim!

Accommodation will be in a quality hotel with a pool.


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The Hough Hog Dirt Bike Tour

Tour Key Info

  • Difficulty

  • Range of difficulty options
    Intermediate
    Expert
  • Duration

    • 18 Days Total | Welcome day + 14 riding days + 3 non-riding days
  • Scheduled Dates

    • None currently in calendar
  • Conditions & Seasonal Changes

  • Dry Season

    You’ll ride on every type of terrain going: sand, gravel, hardpack dirt, bulldust, pea gravel, small rocks, big rocks and boulders. If you visit during the early dry season months (Nov – Dec) there will still be a good amount of mud in places. You’ll ride through forests, open landscapes devastated by deforestation, mountains and thick jungle.

    Wet Season

    So you’re really up for a challenge? There will be a lot of mud on the ground and the rocks will now be very slippery. The rivers will be deep and fast flowing, meaning we will now have to raft across the ones that we’d normally be able to ride through. A trip like this in the wet season is ONLY for the very adventurous and skilled rider. August – October… don’t even think about it!

Tour Pricing

$4,395 Per Person

If this package does not suit your requirements, please contact us and we’ll happily put together a bespoke tour package for you.

  • INCLUDED:

    • Kawasaki KLX250
    • 4×4 support vehicle (for groups of 5+ riders)
    • Professional guide / mechanic(s)
    • Ride Cambodia t-shirt
    • Twin-share accommodation
    • Airport pickup (Tuk Tuk)
    • Welcome day accommodation (twin occupancy)
    • Fuel
    • Entrance fees / crossings etc.
    • Breakfast & lunch on all riding days
    • Welcome day city Tuk Tuk tour
    • Welcome day evening dinner
  • EXCLUDED:

    • Personal insurance
    • Flights
    • Motorcycle damages
    • Evening meals
    • Breakfast & lunch on non-riding days
    • Alcohol / soft drinks
    • Other personal expenses
    • Emergency transportation
  • OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

    • Change to KTM 450 EXC + $360
    • Single room accommodation + $360
    • Protective riding gear + $360
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