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Travelling by dirt bike is a great way to see Cambodia. The bike gives you the freedom to see what you want at your own pace.
We offer tailor-made bike tours to any destination in Cambodia. See waterfalls, volcanic lakes, Angkorian ruins and more. Many destinations offer watersport and hiking options as well. Tours start and end in Sihanoukville but other places can be arranged. All riding levels welcome, from beginner to experienced.
South Coast – Explore some beaches and waterfalls around Sihanoukville before heading to Kampot town. The road to the abandoned French Hill station, Bokor, located just outside Kampot, is closed for development but it is possible to hike to the top. Boating and tubing are some watersport options in Kampot. Next head to the quiet, charming town of Kep to see colonial ruins, temples and caves.
Cardamon Mountains – This challenging ride through dense jungle offers a chance to explore the rainforest of Koh Kong. Ride through Sre Amble and Jipaht on the way to Veal Veng and Pursat, Pailin or continue to Koh Kong town for hiking and island exploring. Koh Kong has some of the best waterfalls in South East Asia. On the ride, you’ll visit hot springs and rapids, and see some of the diverse wildlife living in the rainforest.
Mekong Trail – Follow the Mekong river through the heart of Cambodia to catch a glimpse of Cambodian life and culture. From Kampong Cham, head to Chhlong, Kratie and Stung Treng. The ride winds through rice patties and small traditional villages. From Stung Treng, head east to the rolling hills of Ratanikiri to see waterfalls and volcanic freshwater lakes. Stay in the quaint town of Ban Lung and breathe in the cool mountain air. From there, either head back to Phnom Penh or go on to the unique Mondulkiri province through Lumphat and Koh Nhek , arriving in Sen Monorom.
Temple Tour – See the Angkorian ruins that are off the tourist track and explore four different provinces in Cambodia. We often ride along the ancient route built centuries ago to travel between temples. From Kampong Thom, head to T’Beng Meanchey and Preah Vihear, an important town in the history of the Khmer Rouge. Next visit Anlong Veng, Oddar Meanchey and Banteay Meanchey.
All bikes are well-maintained 250cc dirt bikes. Other bikes available upon request. A helmet is included in all rentals. Riders are responsible for any damages to the bike incurred during the ride.
All tours are led by me, Shiran Peiris. I have lived in Cambodia for the past seven years and have travelled the country extensively. I speak both English and Khmer (the Cambodian language).
We charge USD80 per day, per rider. This includes bike rental, protective gear (elbow, knee guards, gloves, boots, goggles, roost deflector), helmet and guide.
Bike Rental Prices
Rental without guide is USD20 per day including helmet. Insurance (3rd party) USD6 per day. Package deal for protection gear & GPS is USD 20 per day or without GPS USD 15 per day.
Boots = USD 5 per day
Goggles = USD 3 per day
Helmet = USD 3 per day
Gloves = USD 5 per day
Knee Guards = USD 4 per day
Elbow Guards = USD 4 per day
GPS with map = USD 7 per day
Cambodia map = USD 3 per day
Cambodia can be travelled by bike at any time of year. The dry season (November – May) makes for easy, dry road conditions but the scenery isn’t as green and lush. The wet season (June – October) often presents challenging road conditions and heavy rain but the landscape is incredibly beautiful.
What to bring on a bike trip:
- Hiking boots or heavy shoes
- Long pants (jeans or cargos are best)
- Long sleeved shirt
- Rain gear (necessary only in the wet season)
- A small backpack (larger packs can be stored and picked up after the ride)
- First aid kit
**A great travel guide for Cambodia is Matt Jacobson’s Adventure Cambodia (Coastal Books, 2008). The book offers detailed descriptions of places in Cambodia that other guides overlook. Included is a great road map. It is highly recommended, especially if you are travelling by bike.
All riders are expected to follow road rules in Cambodia. Police are unsympathetic to the reckless rider and will often demand hefty fines or confiscate the bike. Western road rules often do not apply in Cambodia. The rider needs to be alert and cautious at all times.
Many small towns and villages are not accustomed to foreign visitors. Riders are expected to respect the land and space of locals. This includes disposing of garbage appropriately, slowing down to minimize dust (especially in dry season), and not making excessive noise.
The rider is responsible for the bike at all times. Any damages to the bike incurred during the ride are to be paid for by the rider. Proper maintenance of the bike along the ride will minimize problems on the road. This includes checking oil, checking water level in the cooler and ensuring the chain is tight enough.
Any questions, or to book a trip in advance (highly recommended), please call or e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you!
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