We will begin with a tour of the capital city and it’s surrounding areas, giving you the chance to learn about Cambodia’s complicated history. You will visit the important S21 Genocide Museum, and the Killing Fields where the mass killings of Khmer Rouge occur.
On a lighter, we will afterwards head over to the bustling Russian Market or even test your aim at the shooting range. In the afternoon you will receive a full briefing of the trip ahead over a few cold beers, followed by a meal at a charming riverfront restaurant.
Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham
130km - 5h of riding
In the morning, we will jump on our bikes and quickly leave the chaos of Phnom Penh behind us, crossing the mighty Mekong river on a local ferry to start our Cambodia motorbike adventures. 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 concrete and dirt roads and trails and across a river island finishing the day by riding an 800m long bridge made entirely out of bamboo! Then, we’ll be spending the night in the riverside town of Kampong Cham.
Kampong Cham - Snoul
200km - 7h of riding
Today we will ride a great mix of easy riverside trails, bumpy dirt roads and smooth highway through rubber plantations. We continue cruising along the side of the Mekong river as we journey north and pass through small villages and fishing communities. We’ll then say goodbye to the Mekong, temporarily, and head East where we’ll meet the river again when we reach the Laos border!
Snoul - Sen Monorom
150km - 6h of riding
Today, you will face a big choice for your Cambodia motorbike travel. Do you want to go for something a little trickier and head off-rad to the King’s Highway’ or we can stick to concrete and cruise the winding roads up into the mountains. The King’s highway offers an exciting mix of open sandy trails and tighter singletrack lanes straight up into the hills. In the afternoon you’ll have even more options: you can either visit the elephant sanctuary or the stunning 3-stage Bou Sra waterfall.
Sen Monorom - Banlung
195km - 6h of riding
Day 5 will have us passing through the Mondulkiri province where we’ll ride along parts of the old ‘Death Highway.’ Don’t let the name scare you too much! It is just a little harder than riding on concrete roads offering instead a mix of dirt tracks, sandy & muddy trails, bamboo forests and rivers. This a brilliant day’s riding that lands us in the beautiful Ratanakiri province.
We have been doing some serious riding on our Cambodia motorbike tours so it will be good to have a little rest. 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.
Here you can swim, hike or simply nap under the big trees. If you are really itching for adventure, Banlung also has some great waterfalls and hill tribe communities for those that wish to explore the area.
Banlung - Laos Border
160km - 6h of riding
Now that you are rested, you are ready for another day on the road of our Cambodia motorbike tours! We will start the day by riding a winding dirt road until we reach our first boat crossing. After refreshing ourselves 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.
After this, we will 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 and 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 right up to the Laos border where our campsite and BBQ awaits!
Laos Border - Preah Khan
220km - 7h of riding
The boats will pick us up from our private island in the morning and take us over to Laos for breakfast. That’s right: head over to another country just for breakfast! We’ll then return to Cambodia where our bikes will be lined up waiting for us for another journey.
After a short ride up river along twisting dirt roads, we will see the breathtaking Mekong river rapids. We’ll then turn south where we’ll be presented with the option to either ride an awesome trail through the jungle, or stick to the easier dirt roads straight to our destination.
Either way, we will find ourselves at Preah Khan, a spectacular deserted temple that is surrounded by jungle and untouched by tourists. We’ll explore the complex as the sun sets and then head to the nearby village where our homestay host (and the village chief) will be awaiting with a cooler full of cold beers and a mammoth feast…this guy always puts on a fantastic spread for us!!
Preah Khan - Siem Reap
110km - 6h of riding
After breakfast, we will saddle up for another awesome day of Cambodia motorbike travel over 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. the route has transformed into an incredible riding trail through the jungle. We will stop at hidden old “rest stops” temples and ancient bridges that are hidden in the undergrowth.
Of course, none of the Cambodia motorbike tours is complete without a visit to the UNESCO world heritage site of Angkor Wat. This is a day for exploring one of the most beautiful places in the world. Siem Reap is an incredible city with hundreds of great restaurants, bars and bustling markets for you to explore and enjoy everything the great place has to offer.
Siem Reap - Battambang
185km - 6h of riding
Now we’ll head west towards the Thai border. Hopefully you got a little rest yesterday because today will be 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. Doesn’t that sound good? We promise it tastes just like chicken, of course!
Battambang - Osaom
220km - 7h of riding
A short cruise out of Battambang is Phnom Sampeau – a small mountain which was the site of many 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. This is one of the most important places to visit if you want to understand the history of Cambodia.
We’ve got some awesome trail riding today on Cambodia motorbike adventures, from fast paced dirt roads, muddy sections in ‘sticky land’, river crossings and winding dirt roads that climb up into 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. After such a long and exciting day, nothing beats cooling off by jumping in the lake for a swim behind our lodge.
Osaom - Koh Kong
115km - 5h of riding
Tonight’s destination is Koh Kong – a riverside town close to the Thai border. We’ll begin the day by riding a fun dirt road in the morning that sweeps through the hills before we branch off into the super thick jungle for some epic single path riding, stream crossings and hilly sections.
After the jungle section we’ll ride a beautiful mix of dirt and concrete roads through the mountains on the way down to Koh Kong. Along the way, we will visit a couple of waterfalls en route. In the evening, we will go out to dinner at a beautiful riverside restaurant where we can borrow their kayaks. Here we will paddle out to a river island and watch the fireflies coming out as the sun is setting…simply beautiful.
Koh Kong - Sihanoukville
250km - 7h of riding
There is no better way to end our Cambodia motorbike travel than this great ride. In the morning we’ll travel along the beautiful smooth roads that wind through the mountains and visit the impressive Tatai waterfall along the way.
After stopping for lunch we’ll have the option to ride sandy trails that lead into tighter sing path through the jungle. Then, we will finish up on a white sandy beach in time to enjoy ice cold beers while watching the sun setting over the Gulf of Thailand…The perfect way to end this epic trip!