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Cardamom Mountain Explorer - MotoGuides

Cardamom Mountain Explorer
$1675
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PRICE
$ 1675 per person
CAPACITY
1 - 10 people
DURATION
7 Days
LOCATION
Siem Reap, Cambodia
RIDING CATEGORY
Off-road / Dual-sport
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
challenging
SUMMARY
An incredibly beautiful, fun and cultural ride across Cambodia’s mighty Cardamom Mountain range. Starting off in the picturesque town of Siem Reap you will have the opportunity to visit the ancient temples of Angkor before saddling up for what will surely be one hell of an adventure! With exciting routes for both dirt bikes and cruisers, we have the options for some difficult riding in the rocky sections, or for those who want to take it a little easier we can stick to cruising the winding roads through the hills. Temples, big guns, rocky hill climbs, river crossings, spectacular views, rural homestays and of course, the beach… this ride packs an immense variety of experiences into a one week trip!
ITINERARY
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.
ADDITIONAL INFO
Pricing is very flexible ($1,300-$2,980) based on accommodations and optional inclusions. Please message us for more information.
FAQ
What's Included?
Honda XR250cc dirt bike OR Honda Phantom TA200 cruiser, Professional guide / mechanic(s), Ride Expeditions shirt, Riding gear (helmet, goggles & gloves), Quality accommodation (based on twin occupancy), Airport pickup (Tuk Tuk), Welcome day accommodation (twin occupancy), Fuel, Entrance fees & crossings etc. on all riding days, Breakfast & lunch on all riding days, Welcome day city tour, Welcome day dinner
What's Not Included?
Personal insurance, Flights, Motorcycle damages, Other protective riding gear, Evening meals, Breakfast & lunch on non-riding days, Alcohol / soft drinks, Other personal expenses, Emergency transportation
Optional Upgrades?
We can customize your experience by upgrading your bike, riding gear, or accommodations. Upgrades came be made for medics and support vehicles as well. Please message us for more information.
ABOUT THE HOST
Ride Expeditions Cambodian motorcycle tours was founded by Toby Jacobs and Anna Giddings with one goal in mind: combine expert local knowledge with high western standards to create the ultimate motorcycle expeditions. Cutting no corners, we have been sure to do things right from the very beginning. We’ve sought the very best adventure riding guides and mechanics in the countries we operate in. These guys have an immense amount of experience & knowledge and they know their trails better than the E...

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