DIRT BIKE TOUR ITINERARY
DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM OR DIFFICULT OPTIONS AVAILABLE.
ACCOMMODATION LISTINGS ARE A GUIDELINE ONLY AND NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE… UPGRADES OR BUDGET OPTIONS MIGHT BE AVAILABLE DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION.
DAY 1: PHNOM PENH – KAMPONG CHAM | 130KM
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, riding alongside the river all the way up towards the riverside town of Kampong Cham. We’ll ride a mix of tarmac & dirt roads and trails, we’ll ride across a river island and finish the day by riding an 800m long bridge made entirely out of bamboo! We’ll be spending the night in the riverside town of Kampong Cham.
Accommodation will be in a riverside hotel.
DAY 2: KAMPONG CHAM – SNOUL | 200KM
Sticking to the side of the Mekong river we will continue north, passing through small villages and fishing communities. We’ll then say goodbye to the Mekong for now and cut East – we’ll meet the river again when we reach the Laos border! Today we will ride a great mix of easy riverside trails, bumpy dirt roads and smooth highway through rubber plantations.
Accommodation will be in a town hotel with AC.
DAY 3: SNOUL – SEN MONOROM | 150KM
Today we have the option for some technical off road riding on the old ‘King’s Highway’ or we can stick to the blacktop and cruise the winding roads up into the mountains. The King’s highway offers an exciting mix of open sandy trails and tighter singletrack up into the hills. In the afternoon you’ll have the option to visit the elephant sanctuary or the stunning 3-stage Bou Sra waterfall.
Accommodation will be in wooden bungalows on a hillside.
DAY 4: SEN MONOROM – BANLUNG | 195KM
Passing through the Mondulkiri province we’ll ride along parts of the old ‘Death Highway’ – offering a mix of dirt tracks, sandy & muddy trails, bamboo forests 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.
DAY 5: BANLUNG REST DAY
The capital of Ratanakiri, Banlung, is home to the spectacular Yeak Laom volcanic lake. Placed in the midst of dense tropical forest, the turquoise coloured water will be a refreshing break before another day on the bikes tomorrow. Banlung also has some greatwaterfalls and hill tribe communities for those that wish to explore the area.
DAY 6: BANLUNG – LAOS BORDER | 160KM
We start the day by riding a winding dirt road until we reach our first boat crossing of the day. After refreshing with a cold coconut we’ll board the wooden boat and chug over to the other side where the trails await. 35km of amazing trail that wind through the jungle, cross through rivers and pass through remote villages. We cross another two rivers on wooden boats before reaching the end of the trail. Back on dirt road, we cruise back towards the Mekong River. We’ll load our bikes onto another wooden boat that we will have called in – this will take us 15 minutes up the river to Preah Rumkel where our campsite and BBQ awaits!
Accommodation will be in tents on our private river island.
DAY 7: LAOS BORDER – SRAE EM | 170KM
We’ll hop on a small boat and chug over to Laos for breakfast (no customs involved!), spotting the rare Irrawadee River Dolphins on the way. It’s then back to Cambodia to jump back on the bikes to cruise the winding dirt roads over to the Mekong river rapids – a truly spectacular sight. We will then say goodbye to the river and ride the dirt roads west. We’ll finish the day by riding 50km of awesome winding trails through fields and forests.
Accommodation is in a town guesthouse.
DAY 8: SRAE EM – KOH KER | 130KM
This morning we ride steep winding roads up to the spectacular mountain top temple of Preah Vihear, situated right on the Cambodia/Thailand border. We will then cruise back down the mountain and head south towards the remote temple site of Koh Ker. The days riding gives options of tarmac or dirt roads and a vast array of winding trails.
Accommodation will be in a remote guesthouse, offering a rooftop view over the jungle canopy.
DAY 9: KOH KER – SIEM REAP| 115KM
This morning we will ride dirt roads and tracks through beautiful scenic villages. It’s then onto the trails for a cracking afternoon of trail riding through forests, rivers and fields. We’ll roll into Siem Reap where poolside beers await. Siem Reap is a beautiful town with an excellent variety of bars & restaurants and of course, Pub Street! This is also the home of Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.