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PRICE
$ 2130 per person
CAPACITY
1 - 10 people
DURATION
10 Days
LOCATION
Siem Reap, Cambodia
RIDING CATEGORY
Off-road / Dual-sport
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Challenging
SUMMARY

Ok, so you’re looking for a challenge? This Cambodia motorcycle tour starts off riding around the north of Tonle Sap lake on some fantastic sandy trails, along parts of Cambodia’s very own route 66. After visiting Siem Reap, the home of Angkor Wat, it’s time to head south into the Cardamom Mountains. This place is a true haven for the dirt biking enthusiast, with such an array of terrain – from steep rocky hill climbs, to crazy river crossings – this adventure will push even the most experienced of riders to their limits. 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!

ITINERARY
Day 1: Siem Reap
Welcome to Siem Reap! A beautiful city with plenty to see, do, eat and drink. The spectacular temples of Angkor Wat (a UNESCO World Heritage site) are of course a must see if it is your first visit to Cambodia.

In the afternoon we will meet by our hotel pool for welcome drinks and a full briefing of the ride ahead. You’ll get to know your fellow riders and the bikes. We’ll then take you all out to a restaurant dinner on us with live cultural Apsara dancers.

Accommodation is in a modern hotel in a prime central location equipped with a swimming pool.
Day 2: Siem Reap – Pailin
Saddle up! An easy days riding today to give you a chance to get to know your trusty steed before we climb into the mountains. It’s a scenic ride that will pass us through small villages, rice paddies and alongside lakes and rivers. A great way to ease you into the Cambodian culture and countryside.

Accommodation will be in a luxurious mountain retreat with air conditioned rooms and a swimming pool on the side of a hill… a sunrise swim is an absolute must!
Day 3: Pailin – Osaom
Now we start our climb into the mountains! The trail we ride today takes a severe beating in the wet season and is known by the locals as ‘Sticky Land‘… we need not explain why! Now though, we get to enjoy some ‘woopy’ trails with some tighter, ruttier sections and rivers that we can ride through. The scenery on todays ride is absolutely beautiful.

We’ll finish the day by riding the bikes down to a nearby lake to enjoy a few cold drinks around a campfire.

Accommodation is in small guesthouses in this tiny, sleepy mountain village.
Day 4: Osaom – Koh Kong
Today we step it up a notch. We’ll tackle some seriously rocky and steep terrain and cross some wide rivers. Today will be a team effort, helping each other out on the tricky bits. A hard day, but a very rewarding one that will leave us all smiling with plenty to talk and laugh about whilst enjoying dinner at a beautiful riverside restaurant!

Accommodation is in a nice hotel with air conditioned rooms and a swimming pool.
Day 5: Koh Kong – Chiphat
Another real adventure today as we tackle the Old Smugglers Trail through to Chiphat. More steep hills, rocky terrain and deep ruts. Plenty of fun river crossings, dodgy bridges and dense bamboo forests. Great fun, and all topped off with a refreshing swim in a river at the end of the day.

Accommodation will be in a range of small homestays / guesthouses spread across this beautiful village.
Day 6: Chiphat rest day
A well needed rest day! And this is a wonderful place for it. Immerse yourself in true Cambodian village life. Hang out with the friendly locals. Play with the kids. Swim in the rivers. Or visit one of the many nearby waterfalls. We may be in a very remote location, but there is plenty to see and do here. It will be a relaxing day for sure!
Day 7: Chiphat – Kamlot
After a much needed rest we’ll hop back on the bikes and continue along the difficult smugglers trail. Again, teamwork will be needed to help each other through the hard bits. Another really fun days riding that lands us in another beautiful mountain village.

Accommodation will be in small guesthouses.
Day 8: Kamlot – Kirrirom
A really fun days riding today as we start to cross the Kirrirom National Park. More steep rocky hills, sand and river crossings. A technical and varied days riding!

Accommodation Tonight we will camp out in the jungle and put our hammocks (with built in mosquito nets) to use. A relaxed evening around a campfire and a good nights sleep to the sound of the jungle.
Day 9: Kirrirom – Kampot
As we’re now venturing out of the mountains we’ll be leaving the rocky stuff behind and will enjoy some faster paced single track trails and dirt roads, finishing up in an old French colonial riverside town.

Accommodation is in a really nice and relaxed riverside guesthouse with private bungalows.
Day 10: Kampot – Sihanoukville
The final day of riding!! We’ll climb the 1000m high Bokor Mountain and visit the abandoned French Hill Station. The winding roads are great fun, but if you’re still hungry for more dirt we can leave these to have some fun on the surrounding trails. As we near Sihanoukville we’ll pass through Mangrove forests, rice paddies, and ride up to a viewpoint overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, before arriving at the finish line… The Beach!

Accommodation will be in private beachfront bungalows.
ADDITIONAL INFO
This prices includes a Honda XR 250 maintained to the highest of standards, all fuel, accommodation (based on twin occupancy), breakfast and lunch on every riding day, entrance / river crossing fees on riding days, experienced guides and mechanics, a fully qualified and experienced medic, support vehicle, airport pickup and a Ride Expeditions t-shirt.
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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