Motorcycle Tour
Cambodia – Jungle & Mountain Explorer

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This Cambodian dirt bike tour – the Jungle & Mountain Explorer – rides south, crossing the mighty Cardamom Mountain range, venturing deep into the jungle along the Tiger’s Trail, tackling steep rocky tracks on the Old Smuggler’s Trail and crossing rivers on small wooden rafts.

Pricing

Rider in shared twin / double room $1,613.00
Single room (surcharge) $159.00
Rental motorcycle Kawasaki KLX 250 (2013+) (included) $0.00
Rental motorcycle Yamaha WR 250f (surcharge) $389.00
Rental motorcycle Yamaha WR 450f (surcharge) $389.00
Kawasaki KLX insurance $179.00
Yamaha WR 250f / 450f insurance $217.00

Features

Kawasaki KLX 250 (2013+)
Local tour guide
Mechanic/s riding at the back of the group
4×4 support vehicle + spare motorcycle
Twin-share accommodation (as per itinerary)
Airport pick up in tuktuk
All fuel
Breakfast & lunch (as per itinerary)
Entrance fees / crossings etc.
Not included features
Personal travel insurance
Flights
Cambodian visa
Meals not listed in itinerary
Other personal expenses
Emergency transportation
Motorcycle damages (we can offer our own damage insurance - see 'Optional Extras' below).
Everything not listed as included

More details

TOUR KEY POINTS
Standard - Mid-Range
Average Difficulty Level - 6 / 10
Distance - 900km
Duration - 8 Days (6 riding days + 2 non-riding days)
Fly In - Siem Reap, Cambodia (REP)
Fly Out - Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PNH)
The motorcycles: The Kawasaki 250 (2013+) is included as standard and you have the option to upgrade to the Yamaha WR250F (2017+) or 450F (2013+). All bikes have hand guards, strong handlebars, new tyres etc.
Accommodation: We like to mix up the accommodation types on our tours, after all variety is the spice of life! In the cities we stay in 4-5* hotels & a variety of town hotels / guesthouses, bungalows and a resort in the more rural areas (see the itinerary below for daily accommodation info).
Support crew: professional local guides/mechanics, a fully equipped 4x4 support vehicle & trailer to carry your luggage, spare parts & spare motorcycle.
Terrain: Mostly off-road with a huge variety of riding terrain, from tight jungle singletrack to fast open sandy tracks. There are some unavoidable sections of tarmac in between the best trails - these amount to approx 25% of riding hours and your body will definitely appreciate these breaks!
Average daily ride hours: 5 – 8 with plenty of drink / photo stops.
Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

This ride packs an immense variety of experiences into a one week trip!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Start in Siem Reap, home of the ancient temple of Angkor Wat - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Experience unique & varied accommodation.

Experience epic trail riding through the Cardamom Mountains.

Fast paced dirt roads, steep rocky hills, river crossings and winding dirt roads.

Visit the 'Killing Caves' of Phnom Sampeau.

Lots of quirky bridges and river crossings on the old ‘Smugglers Trail’.

Finish in the capital city of Phnom Penh where you can visit the Killing Fields and Genocide Museum.

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: Welcome to Cambodia!

You’ll be met at the airport and transported to your hotel in a Cambodian tuk tuk. The day is yours to spend at your leisure, but if time permits we’d strongly recommend visiting the spectacular temples around Angkor Wat, a UNESCO world heritage site.

You’ll be met by your guide later in the afternoon who will brief you of the trip ahead before treating you to a welcome dinner along the world famous ‘Pub Street’.

Accommodation: 5* hotel.

Included meals: Welcome dinner.

DAY 2: Siem Reap – Battambang 185km

Leaving the city behind, we’ll head west towards the Thai border, stopping along the way at a buddhist pagoda to receive a good luck blessing from the local monks.

We’ll ride a variety of dirt roads, tarmac and winding trails as we ride alongside rivers and through tiny Cambodian villages. We’ll meet with our support vehicle for a western style picnic lunch before cutting the corner of the Tonle Sap lake and continuing to the old French colonial town of Battambang. You may even have the chance to sample some of the local rice paddy rats at one of the roadside BBQs! Mmmmm – tasty barbecued rat – tastes just like chicken, of course…

Accommodation: Hotel with a pool.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch.

DAY 3: Battambang – Pramaouy 175km

We start the day by visiting Phnom Sampeau, a small mountain home to the sobering ‘Killing Caves’, a hill top temple & some very large guns. It’s an interesting yet chilling experience as you learn more about the brutal recent history of Cambodia. It’s then time for a refreshment break where we shall eat some fresh mango whilst fending off the nearby thieving monkeys.

We’ve got some awesome trail riding today too, from fast paced dirt roads, steep rocky hills, river crossings and winding dirt tracks that climb up into the Cardamom Mountains providing breathtaking views across the hills.

We stay in the tiny mountain town, Pramaouy. Dinner will be a massive BBQ feast at the guesthouse. But first, why not join the locals for a game of bowls, or take a stroll into the little town to sample some of the local dumplings?

Accommodation: Basic guesthouse in a small mountain town.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch.

DAY 4: Pramaouy – Koh Kong 160km

The day kicks off with a stunning dirt road that winds up and down through the hills followed by a water crossing on tiny wooden rafts. Then into the jungle to ride the awesome 20km ‘Tiger’s Trail’! Tight singletrack, creek crossings, rocky hills and possibly fallen trees you need to duck under / carry your bike over. Our support vehicle will be waiting at the end of the trail with some much needed refreshments!

After lunch we will pay a quick visit to a local waterfall before cruising out of the mountains on a mix of exhilarating dirt and concrete roads.

Accommodation: Riverside Hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch.

DAY 5: Koh Kong – Chiphat 130km

Today we have either a difficult or an easy option. The harder route tackles the old ‘Smugglers Trail’. Steep and technical rocky hills, lots of quirky bridges, river crossings, bamboo jungle and some really fun single track trails – perfection! The easy route sticks to the beautiful smooth roads that wind through the mountains, stopping at the impressive Tatai waterfall on the way out. Late afternoon we will take cold beers down to the river / rapids for a swim.

Accommodation: Stilted straw-roof bungalows.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch.

DAY 6: Chiphat – Kirirom 140km

An incredible start to the day as we jump straight onto the dirt, ride across multiple rivers, across open plains, tight singletrack and winding dirt roads through sugarcane plantations. After meeting our support vehicle for lunch we climb into the hills around Kirirom National Park and enjoy an incredible afternoon of trails through jungle and pine forests.

Accommodation: Resort with a pool.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch.

DAY 7: Kirirom – Phnom Penh 145km

It’s the final day of this dirt bike tour of Cambodia and we’ll get straight onto the trails that wind through the pine forests – this is enduro riding heaven, and you’ll be sad the riding is now coming to an end!

We’ll finish with celebratory beers back at base before hopping in tuk tuks that will take us over to an excellent hotel that has the best rooftop swimming pool in the city!

Accommodation: 4* hotel with a rooftop pool.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch.

DAY 8: Departure Day

Before leaving Cambodia we would strongly recommend a visit to some of the sights around the capital city. The Killing Fields and the S21 Genocide Museum – while by no means fun – are incredibly interesting and eye opening… after witnessing the ‘real Cambodia’ as you’ll have done for the past week, visiting these sights will really amaze you.

Cambodia and it’s people are simply incredible, and now you’ll fully understand why!

Accommodation: Not included.

Included meals: Breakfast.