8 Days "Remote North" Motorbike Tour Cambodia

Adventurous Motorbike Tour in Cambodia

Experience this 8-day tour with Ride Wild Cambodia to explore the country on the saddle of a motorcycle. The journey will start in Phnom Penh and end in Siem Reap. On this motorcycle tour, you will have an expedition to explore the other side of Cambodia's beauty such as Koh Ker complex, Preah Vihear complex, remote north area, empty roads, community projects, Battambang, killing caves, and much more. So, join this tour to find out and enjoy all the excitements!

Key information

  • Bike: rental bike
  • Meals: all meals included

Highlights

  • Tour of the Banteay Chhmar villages
  • Starts in Phnom Penh and ends in Siem Reap
  • Discover the scary killing caves of Phnom Sampeau
  • English, French, or Khmer-speaking tour guide
  • Honda FTR 230cc motorcycle rental
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 riding days in English
Spoken languages: French, English

Airport transfer included: Phnom Penh International Airport

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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be accommodated at hotels, guesthouses, or homestays provided by Ride Wild Cambodia. You can choose between a single or a double room.

Ride Wild Cambodia Motorbike Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Phnom Penh to Kampong Thom

After a short introduction to the mighty FTR, you will ride towards Kampung Thom (the big port) through Kampong Cham (port of the Cham’s) Town. Here, you will visit the remote and almost unvisited Prasat Sambor Prei Kuk of the ancient Pre-Angkorian capital Isanapura. On your frist day of the tour, you will be riding for about four hours.

Day 2: Kampong Thom to Koh Ker

There are 2 remote temples complexes on your menu today, Preah Khan and Koh Ker. From Kampung Thom, you will travel on mainly empty roads to visit Preah Khan or “Prasat Bakan” which is the largest single religious complex ever built during Angkorian era.

From here, you will travel to Koh Ker. Koh Ker is the modern name for an important city of the Khmer empire. In inscriptions, the town is mentioned as Lingapura (city of lingams) or Chok Gargyar. It is arguably the best sunset and sunrise temple in Cambodia! You will spend the night in a homestay nearby the main temple. You will be on the road for about five hours.

Day 3: Koh Ker to Sra'em

Today, you will visit a very special place, the Preah Vihear temple. Preah Vihear is not the biggest, tallest, or oldest but its location, atop a 525-meter (1,722 feet) cliff in the Dangrak Mountains, and its unique design make it one of, if not, the most spectacular ones.

This ancient temple is still the cause of land disputes as it is located on the northern Cambodia-Thai border. In 1962, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled that the temple is in Cambodia. The 2 countries exchanged fire recently in 2008 and 2009. You will be riding for about four hours today.

Day 4: Sra'em to Banteay Chhmar

Today is a long day of riding to the small temple of Banteay Chhmar (Citadel of the Cats). Banteay Chhmar was built during the reign of Jayavarman VII in the late 12th or early 13th century. A community-based tourism program is running here and you will spend 2 days here in a community homestay with the local people. You will ride for about five hours.

Day 5: Banteay Chhmar

Today, you will have a lazy wake-up, after breakfast, you will take a tour of the villages, the satellite temples and to the Barays. The Barays are reservoirs used for irrigation at the ancient times of Angkor. You will also visit the Silk Centre.

Days 6 - 7: Banteay Chhmar to Battambang

Battambang or the "Loss of Staff", founded in the 11th century by the Khmer Empire, is the leading rice-producing province of the country. For nearly 100 years, it was a major commercial hub and the provincial capital of the Siamese province of Inner Cambodia. Here, you will spend 2 days visiting the town and engaging in activities such as riding on the ‘Nory’ (bamboo train), visit the killing caves of Phnom Sampeau, and if the show is on, the Battambang circus (Phare Ponleu Selpak). You will ride for about three hours today.

Day 8: Battambang to Siem Reap

The last day of the tour will take you to Siem Reap and you will ride for about four hours today. Siem Reap is the gateway to the great Angkor, the capital city of the ancient Khmer Empire. Angkor had been the largest pre-industrial city in the world, with an infrastructure system connecting an urban sprawl of at least 1,000 square kilometers, a huge settlement supporting at least 0.1% of the global population.

One can spend weeks exploring Angkor but the team will take you to visit the lesser visited West Baray (Baray Teuk Thla). Angkor is considered to be a "hydraulic city”. It had a complicated water management network, which was used for systematically stabilizing, storing, and dispersing water throughout the area.

The West Baray is rectangular in shape and measures approximately 7.8 by 2.1 kilometers! Thus, it makes the place not less impressive than the great temple of Angkor Wat. This evening, you will party until the light of dawn!

Skill levels

Beginner

  • Can ride for 2-3 hours
  • Minimal riding experience
  • Assistance required
  • Comfortable with curves and leans
  • Basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate

  • Can ride for 3-4 hours
  • Average riding experience
  • Little assistance required
  • Comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • Average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Steep ascents and descents

Advanced

  • Can ride for 5-6 hours
  • Extensive riding experience
  • Assistance on demand (if required)
  • Experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

  • Ride the ‘Nory’ (bamboo train)
  • Tour to the Banteay Chhmar villages, the satellite temples, and the Barays
  • Visit Banteay Chhmar
  • Visit Prasat Sambor Prei Kuk
  • Visit Preah Khan
  • Visit Preah Vihear temple
  • Visit the Battambang circus (Phare Ponleu Selpak)
  • Visit the killing caves of Phnom Sampeau

Guides

Sophea
Sophea is the logistics staff, and is also responsible for training communities and so many other things!
Francois
Francois has been guiding both on and off-road tours for the last 6 years. Annoyingly, he is always smiling.
Map
Map is the on-tour logistics and support guy, he will be there with his pickup to make sure you have what you need.
Meng
Meng is making sure your bike runs as it should. Probably one of the best out there.
Nico
Nico is an experienced guide and only happy when on a motorcycle. He is wanted in 5 countries.

Location

The tour will take you from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. The highlights of this expedition include Koh Ker complex, Preah Vihear complex, remote north area, empty roads, the community projects, Battambang, and the killing caves.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Activities and entrance fees
  • Airport pick-up
  • Certified helmet
  • Delicious meals
  • English or French or Khmer-speaking tour guide
  • Gasoline
  • Honda FTR 230cc motorcycle rental
  • Souvenir t-shirt
  • Third party insurance
  • Video or photos of the tour

What's not included

  • Airfare tickets and fees
  • Health insurance
  • Support vehicle (80 USD / day)
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH). Ride Wild Cambodia will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Airport: Phnom Penh International Airport Airport transfer included: Phnom Penh International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 32 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Pricing information

The prices below are per person based on different group sizes. 2 non-riders can be accommodated in a support vehicle, driving along with motorbike riders. The price per non-rider is 780 USD. The price for pillion riders is 780 USD per person, based on a shared room. Groups up to 9 riders can be accommodated, kindly inquire for pricing.

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