THE TOUGH ONE DIRT BIKE TOUR | CAMBODIA


Ok, so you’re looking for a challenge? This Cambodia dirt bike tour starts off in Siem Reap, giving you the chance to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat. We’ll then cut across the corner of the Tonle Sap Lake on some fantastic sandy trails before heading into the Cardamom Mountains. With such a vast array of terrain – from steep rocky hill climbs, to crazy river crossings, the Cardamoms are a true haven for the dirt biking enthusiast. This adventure is an exhausting but very rewarding ride – you do not need to be a pro to complete this ride, but you do need to have a good amount of off-road experience and a high level of fitness!


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Tour Key Info:

  • Medical support: A western medic will be riding with the group. He carries an extensive trauma kit with him on the bike and has a larger medical kit in the support vehicle;
  • The motorcycles: Our new fleet of fuel injected Kawasaki KLX’s which we have modified with 300cc big bore kits, aftermarket exhausts, electronic fuel controllers, strong handlebars and guards. Or if you’re keen for some extra horsepower we also have the awesome KTM EXC 450’s in our garage;
  • Support crew: professional guides/mechanics and a support vehicle to carry your luggage, spare parts and a spare motorcycle;
  • Distance: 1,300km;
  • Duration: 10 days total including welcome day & 1 non-riding day;
  • Start / finish: Siem Reap / Phnom Penh;
  • Terrain: Mostly off-road with a huge variety of riding terrain available, from tight jungle singletrack to fast open sandy tracks;
  • Average daily ride hours: 5 – 8 with plenty of drink / photo stops;

  • Suitable for pillion riders? No

Tour Inclusions:

  • Western medic riding with the group
  • Modified Kawasaki KLX300
  • 4×4 support vehicle (for groups of 5+ riders)
  • Professional guide / mechanic(s)
  • Ride Expeditions 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

Tour Exclusions:

  • 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 Yamaha WR 450f + $500
  • Single room accommodation + $250
  • Protective riding gear + $200
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CAMBODIA MOTORCYCLE TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: WELCOME TO CAMBODIA!

On this first day we will be having welcome drinks at the hotel where you will meet the crew and your fellow riders whilst receiving a full briefing of the ride ahead. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore the ancient temples of Angkor – the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. We’ll all head out to dinner at an authentic Khmer restaurant.

Accommodation will be in a quality hotel with a pool.

DAY 2: SIEM REAP – BATTAMBANG | 185km

Leaving the city behind, we’ll head west towards the Thai border. We’ll ride a variety of dirt roads and winding trails as we ride past lakes and alongside rivers. We’ll stop for lunch besides a large reservoir before continuing 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.

Dirt bike river crossing

DAY 3: BATTAMBANG – OSAOM | 220km

A short cruise out of Battambang is Phnom Sampeau – a small mountain which witnessed major atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge. We’ll visit the gruesome Killing Caves and see the guns that the Vietnamese used to keep the Khmer Rouge at bay after they’d taken hold of the mountain.

We’ve got some awesome trail riding today, from fast paced dirt roads, muddy sections in ‘sticky land’, steep rocky hills, river crossings and winding dirt roads that climb up in the Cardamom Mountains providing breathtaking views across the hills. We’ll finish up the day by crossing a lake on a small wooden boat before arriving at a beautiful homestay style lodge, surrounded by lakes and jungle. Cool off by jumping in for a swim behind our lodge.

Accommodation will be in a homestay style lodge.

DAY 4: OSAOM – KOH KONG | 115km

We’ll ride a fun dirt road in the morning that sweeps through the hills. We then branch off into thick thick jungle for some epic singletrack riding, stream crossings and hilly sections. After the jungle section we’ll ride a beautiful dirt and concrete road through the mountains on the way down to Koh Kong, visiting a couple of waterfalls en route. Tonight’s destination is Koh Kong – a riverside town close to the Thai border.

Accommodation will be in a quality riverside hotel.

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DAY 5: KOH KONG REST DAY

A non-riding day today and we have the option to relax on a beach, visit Koh Kong island, kayak through mangrove forests or relax at a beautiful riverside restaurant, borrowing their kayaks to paddle on the river and watch the fire flies come out as the sun goes down.

DAY 6: KOH KONG – CHIPHAT | 130km

Today we will tackle the old ‘Smugglers Trail’. Steep and technical rocky hills, lots of quirky bridges, river crossings and some really fun single track trails. An awesome days riding that lands us in the beautiful riverside eco-village of Chiphat. Late afternoon we will take cold beers down to the river / rapids for a swim.

Accommodation will be in small home stay in this beautiful riverside eco-village.

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DAY 7: CHIPHAT – KIRRIROM | 140km

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 in a quality hotel with a pool.

DAY 8: KIRRIROM – KAMPOT | 170km

A great days riding today as we loop around the top of the Elephant Mountains on our way down to the old French colonial riverside town of Kampot. We have options for easy, medium or difficult trails on flat or hilly terrain.

Accommodation will be in a riverside resort.

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DAY 9: KAMPOT – KEP | 115km

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 deserted casino for some spectacular views. It gets quite cold (for Cambodia) 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 towards the coastal town of Kep where we’ll enjoy a seafood lunch by the water before hitting the trails for an exciting afternoons ride.

Accommodation will be in a resort with a pool.

DAY 10: KEP – PHNOM PENH | 230km

The final day of riding as we head north to Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh. Faster paced trails today on a mix of dirt and sandy terrain. Great scenery today as we ride alongside rice paddies and through small villages lined with palm trees.We’ll arrive in Phnom Penh no later then 5pm and will then go out for a farewell dinner cruise along the Mekong river.

Accommodation will be in a quality hotel with a pool.

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