Welcom Day: Siem Reap
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.
Accommodations vary between budget guesthouses and luxurious hotel resorts.
Day 1: Siem Reap - Battambang | 185KM
Leaving the city behind, we’ll head west towards the Thai border. We’ll have options for tarmac, dirt roads or 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 options vary between budget guesthouses and luxury resorts.
Day 2: Battambang - Pramouy | 180KM
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 great riding options for the day: ride the trails of ‘Sticky Land’ (an area that has rightfully earned it’s name due to wet season conditions), tackle some difficult rocky hill climbs up into the mountains, or stick to the winding dirt road that passes over 50 small bridges!
Accommodation will be in a guesthouse in this sleepy mountain town.
Day 3: Pramouy - Koh Kong | 160KM
We’ll ride a dirt road in the morning that sweeps through the steep hills and provides some breath taking views. We then have options for some technical riding in the thick jungle or we can stick to the Chinese built mountain roads, visiting a couple of impressive waterfalls en route. Tonight’s destination is Koh Kong – a riverside town close to the Thai border.
Accommodation options vary between budget guesthouses, riverside bungalows and riverside hotels.
Day 4: Koh Kong Island
A non-riding 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 the mangrove forests.
Day 5: Koh Kong - Chiphat | 130KM
Today we have a difficult option and an easy option. The harder route tackles steep and technical rocky hills, lots of quirky bridges, river crossings and some really fun single track trails. The easy route sticks to the beautiful smooth roads that wind through the mountains, visiting the impressive Tatai waterfall along the way. Late afternoon we will take cold beers down to the river / rapids for a swim.
Accommodation will be in a number of small home stays across this beautiful riverside eco-village.
Day 6: Chiphat - Sihanoukville | 160KM
We’ll cross the river out of Chiphat on small wooden boats in the morning and ride the dirt roads through the hills of sugarcane. We then have options for sandy open trails that then lead into the jungle or an easy mix of dirt & tarmac roads. We will have lunch at Kbal Chay waterfall before continuing on to Sihanoukville where we’ll finish the tour with sunset beers on the beach!
Accommodation options vary between budget guesthouses, beach front bungalows or luxury beachfront resorts.