THE WHOLE HOG

DIRT BIKE TOUR


  • A PARTNER TOUR

    Partner Tour

    Asides from running our own epic motorcycle tours, we also act as a booking agent for approved local tour operators, giving you a wider choice of adventures, pricing and dates. Please be aware that inclusions and standards of our partners tours may differ drastically to that of our own – be sure to check the tour inclusions and exclusions carefully before making a booking.

  • ABOUT THE OPERATOR

    Ride Cambodia

    Ride Cambodia is a locally based team of experienced dirt bike guides, mechanics, support drivers and medics. The Ride Cambodia team support our own Ride Expeditions tours of Cambodia. Click here to view the Ride Cambodia website.

‘The Whole Hog’ as a title sums up this Cambodia dirt bike tour pretty well! We’ll circle the whole country, touching upon the borders of all 3 neighbouring countries: Vietnam to the East, Laos to the North and Thailand to the North and West (and we’ll finish on the coast to the south). We’ll ride on a wide variety of terrain, explore deep jungle trails, visit remote villages, cross rivers & mountains, visit the most spectacular temples in the country and finish up on the white sands of Sihanoukville. This is a truly beautiful and immensely interesting country – there will not be a single dull moment on this adventure of a lifetime!

Cambodia Dirt Bike Tour Map

DIRT BIKE TOUR ITINERARY 

DIFFICULTY: EASY, 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 great waterfalls 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 – PREAH KHAN | 220KM

The boats will pick us up from our island in the morning and take us over to Laos for breakfast. We’ll then return to Cambodia where our bikes will be lined up waiting for us. A short ride up river along twisting dirt roads are the breathtaking Mekong river rapids. We’ll then turn south where we’ll be presented with the option to ride an awesome trail through the jungle, or stick to the easier dirt roads through to our destination. Preah Khan is a spectacular deserted temple that is surrounded by jungle and is untouched by tourists. We’ll explore the complex as the sun is going down and then head to the nearby village where our homestay host (and the village chief) will be awaiting with an esky full of cold beers and a mammoth feast… this guy always puts on a fantastic spread for us!!

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

DAY 8: PREAH KHAN – SIEM REAP | 110KM

After breakfast 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 incredible riding 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.

DAY 9: SIEM REAP REST DAY

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.

DAY 10: SIEM REAP – BATTAMBANG | 185KM

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.

DAY 11: 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’, 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 12: 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. We’ll go out to dinner at a beautiful riverside restaurant where we can borrow their kayaks and paddle out to a river island and watch the fire flies coming out as the sun is setting… just beautiful.

Accommodation will be in a quality riverside hotel.

DAY 13: KOH KONG – SIHANOUKVILLE | 250KM

In the morning we’ll ride the beautiful smooth roads that wind through the mountains, visiting the impressive Tatai waterfall along the way. After stopping for lunch we’ll have the option to ride sandy trails that lead into tighter singletrack riding in the jungle. We will finish up on a white sandy beach in time to enjoy ice cold beers whilst watching the sun setting over the Gulf of Thailand… The perfect way to end this epic trip!

Accommodation will be in a quality hotel with a pool.

TOUR DATES

Jun 01

THE WHOLE HOG | CAMBODIA

Jun 1, 2018 - Jun 13, 2018

DIRT BIKE TOUR PRICING

Ride Cambodia recommend this base package as it gives you full flexibility in your choice of restaurants and accommodation. If you would like a fully inclusive package please get in touch or check out the Ride Expeditions operated motorcycle tours in Cambodia.

1 rider only = $3,235

2-3 riders =$2,455

4+ riders =$2,195

  • INCLUDED:

    • 2013+ fuel injected Kawasaki KLX250/300
    • Professional guide / mechanic(s)
    • Ride Cambodia t-shirt
  • EXCLUDED:

    • Personal insurance
    • Flights
    • Motorcycle damages (insurance available – see ‘optional extras’)
    • Meals
    • Accommodation
    • Fuel
    • Entrance fees / crossings
    • Alcohol / soft drinks
    • Airport pickup
    • Other personal expenses
    • Emergency transportation
  • OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

    • 4×4 Support vehicle & spare bike + $2,340 (split between the group)
    • Local medic in support vehicle + $1,170 (split between the group)
    • Western paramedic riding with group RIDE EXPEDITIONS TOURS ONLY
    • Change to 2013+ fuel injected Yamaha WR450F + $650
    • Change to 2003-07 KTM 450 EXC + $260
    • Protective riding gear (helmet, goggles, gloves, motocross boots, jersey, knee/elbow pads, chest armour) + $325
    • Motorcycle damage insurance + $325 (KLX) – $390 (WRF)
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