The Ultimate Ride, Cambodia – January 2017

Take time to have a look over the information below, the Itinerary’s, the prices and the extras and get back to me with any and all questions you might have.

Regards, Zeman

YOUR TOUR MISSION – IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT

The take on the best and most remote Off-Road and Adventure Bike riding, with the best team in Cambodia.

Track down the finest accommodation by day and nightlife by night.

Tour Outline

A top of the line show-case itinerary tour starting and finishing in either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap and visiting both. A tour taking on some of the best off-road riding in the country, as well as ancient Angkorian Temples, the bustling nightlife of the country’s two most happening cities, riding through two national parks the opportunity to visit the country’s remote hill tribe areas or chill out by the beach on the south coast.

 

Special Highlights

 

Ride the best Off-Road to be found in Cambodia with the country’s longest established Off-Road Company. We know the country like no one else. We ride with the best guides, mechanics and support team in the business – because this ride is all about you. We want you to have the best ride Cambodia has to offer. And the country has a hell of a lot to offer.

 

Following the Dakar on the TV and Internet with special guest rider and Dakar Veteran Craig Bounds. Ride with two times Dakar Rally finisher, Welsh driving force behind Black Desert Training and all round good guy Craig Bounds. Watch the event on TV and get in the inside line from someone who has found out the hard way what the Dakar is all about. Ride with the Welsh Massive from the Taffy Dakar.

 

Remote Angkorian Temples as well as the world-famous Angkor Wat. Visit the largest and most impressive collection of temples in the world. Some way off the beaten track, only easily accessible by dirt bike – and then its not that easy.

Nightlife in Phnom Penh and Siem ReapEach in their own way going off big style. Both cities are becoming increasingly famous throughout the region for the quality of their cuisine and the fast pace of their nightlife.

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The Metal Workshorses for the Cambodian wilds are the Honda XR400 and 250s. Rugged, reliable, forgiving and surprisingly comfortable when ridden 100 miles a day off road in 30 degree heat for 10 days…

 

The Tour

Come for a 10 day ride or the whole 21 day circuit of the country.

North Route, 10 days or South Route 10 Days.

Standard Tour (riding a Honda Xr250 or similiar and twin share)

$2495 USD

With Single room suppliment (to get away from your mate who snores)

$2745 USD

Plus $100 USD discount per rider if your group is 5 riders and over.

Or the full circuit – 21 Days

$3925 USD for the XR250/twin room package

 

 

Northern Route

8-19 Jan 2017

(Phnom Penh to Siem Reap via Banlung)

 

Jan 8 Day 1 (D1) Arrive PP Arrival at the Pochentong Airport, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Check in to hotel, take dinner and head out on the town.

 

Jan 9 D2 Explore Phnom Penh, Bike hand-over.

In the morning visit one of the many sights in Phnom Penh. Travel round by tuk tuk.

Late afternoon assemble at the hotel for the bike hand-over and pre-ride briefing.

 

Jan 10 D3 Phnom Penh to Snoul. (@220km’s)

Dawn start from Phnom Penh. Leave the highway for the first 20 km’s out of town and ride along the edge of the Tonle Sap River avoiding the traffic and enjoy the first views of the countryside. Visit a local Pagoda and get a Buddhist blessing from the monks, for good luck and to ward off evil spirits whilst on our trip. Jump across the main highway and ride alongside the Mekong River via Silk Island.

Visit our first Angkorian Era temple at Wat Nokor. Continue on to Snoul, the bombing of which sparked the Kent State Riots during the Vietnam War Era.

Road Conditions (RC) – Paved with some graded dirt trails next to the Mekong River.

Grade – Easy.

 

Jan 11 D4 Snoul to Sen Monorom, (Mondulkiri) (@140km’s)

Leave the black top behind for the start of the southern end of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. No more tarmac now until the end of the trip. Ride up to Sen Monorom using a lesser-known jungle trail only used by motorcycles or the most hardcore 4×4’s, known locally as the Kings Highway. If we make good progress we will visit the spectacular Bou Sra Waterfall’s.

RC – Starts tarmac, heads off-road, rocky hill climbs through the forest.

Grade – Medium

 

Jan 12 D5 Mondulkiri to Ratanakiri, Via the Death Highway (@220km’s)

This morning we tackle the infamous ‘Death Highway riding through Lumphat and the remote village of Kon Niek. The day ends with a ferry boat crossing the Sre Pok the ‘Apocalypse Now’ river. The ride is tough but extremely rewarding.

RC – Starting with graded dirt and heading to ox-cart, (motorcycle and ox-cart only – not even 4×4’s) including some deep sand sections.

Grade – Medium to Tough

 

Jan 13 D6 Visit the Hill tribes or an Optional Rest day

Spend a half-day riding out to where the locals mine the semi-precious stone Zirconium. Visit a local hill tribe and check out Banlung market, were you can buy hill tribe crafts and later swim in Yeak Loam the volcanic crater lake. Or just kick back at a local trekking lodge in the former Governors house, lounge by the pool or enjoy the spa facilities, which include sauna and massage. Possible to visit working elephants.

 

Jan 14 D7 Banlung to Kompong Sra Lau. (@140km’s)

Camp on an Island in the Mekong – Bounce off the Lao border and then back down out of the Hill Tribe country and on to our campsite on the banks of the Mekong River. En route we’ll visit the biggest waterfalls in South East Asia. Take a sunset beer round the campfire next to the BBQ and from the campsite and look out for the Mekong River Dolphin.

RC – Starting with graded dirt and heading to ox-cart, (motorcycle and ox-cart only – not even 4×4’s) including some deep sand sections.

Grade – Medium to Tough

 

Jan 15 D8 Kompong Sra Lau to Preah Vihear (@120kms)

Snake along the Laos border, try some Laos food and race up the twisty mountain road to the remote plateau top temple of Preah Vihear.

RC – Starting with graded dirt and heading to ox-cart, including some deep sand sections.

Grade – Medium to Tough

 

Jan 16 D9 Preah Vihear to Koh Ker (@160kms)

Back into the wilds to ride from one ancient Angkorian temple to another – ending at the unique pyramid at Koh Ker.

RC – Starting with graded dirt and heading to ox-cart, including some deep sand sections.

Grade – Medium to Tough

 

Jan 17 D10 Koh Ker to Siem Reap (@140kms)

Try out your tricks on Cambodia’s Route 66, passing the Beng Mealea Temple eventually arriving at Siem Reap the home of Angkor Wat. Drinks around the pool.

RC – The sting in the tail – a little of everything we’ve seen!

Grade – Medium to Tough

 

Jan 18 D11 Day Off and a chance to explore the largest and most impressive temple complex in the world – Angkor Wat. The legendary temple of Angkor never disappoints, but if old stones ain’t your thing there is plenty to see and do in Siem Reap, from floating villages to shooting ranges, hot air ballooning to fine dining.

 

Jan 19 D12 Fly Home from Siem Reap International Airport Or if you’re joining the Southern Route take a second day off to look round Siem Reap.

Southern Route

18-29 Jan 2017

(Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, via Sihanoukville)

 

Jan 18 D1 Arrival at Siem Reap International Airport.

Check in to hotel, take dinner with the group from the Northern Route and head out on the town.

 

Jan 19 D2 Explore Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat, Bike hand-over.

In the morning visit one of the many sights in Siem Reap, including Angkor Wat and surrounding temples. Travel round by tuk tuk.

Late afternoon assemble at the hotel for the bike hand-over and pre-ride briefing.

 

Jan 20 D3 Siem Reap to Battambang. (@160kms) Start on tarmac before heading in land and diving through the paddy fields of rural Cambodia and a treacherous boat crossing, before arriving in the former military garrison town of Battambang. Take a ride on the Bamboo train.

RC – tarmac and graded roads, plus a spin through dried up paddy fields

Grade – Easy

 

Jan 21 D4 Battambang to Koh Kong. (@240kms) Follow the river out of town and into the plantation lands before going up into the Cardomon Mountains. Follow the dam highway through the mountains and down to the Gulf of Thailand.

RC – mixed

Grade – from easy to super tough

 

Jan 22 D5 Koh Kong to Che Pat. (@140kms) The old smugglers track. Rocky hill climbs and descents, sandy trails, remote flooded rivers. This one has it all. Take a swim in a river lost in the jungle before arriving in the eco-village of Che Pat for a homestay.

RC – starts on tarmac finishes in the land where only the most accomplished dirt biker can get to.

Grade – from easy to super tough

 

Jan 23 D6 Che Pat to Sihanoukville. (@180 kms) Sneak in the quiet off-road back-route to one of the coasts busiest towns. Finish the day with cocktail in hand and motocross boots in the ocean. From homestay to high luxury in one day.

RC – starts off-road, takes in some sand, ends in graded red dirt and the beach

Grade – from easy to medium

 

 

Jan 24 D7 Day Off in Sihanoukville. Go fishing from a boat, jet skiing or pursue any number of popular tropical coastal activities. Or just play by the beach or by the pool at the hotel.

 

Jan 25 D8 Sihanoukville to Kirrirom. (@190kms) Leave the beach sand behind and head back into the jungle. Rise up into the cool of the hilltop national park of Kirrirom, full of Asian Pines, lakes and cool breezes.

RC – starts on tarmac finishes in the remote trails of a hilltop national park

Grade – from easy to tough

 

 

Jan 26 D9 Kirrirom to Kampot. (@130kms) Opportunity to ride over one of the last Khmer Rouge held Strongholds in the country – the mountain range of Phnom Voar and the edge of Phnom Bokor. Then drops down to the sleepy French colonial-era fishing village of Kampot.

RC – starts graded, turns into rocky hill climbs

Grade – easy to super tough

 

Jan 27 D10 Kampot to Phnom Penh. (@180kms) Follow the railway lines out of Kampot and sneak into the capital on lesser known highways, taking in a rarely visited Angkorian Temple.

RC – paddy fields and graded, ending in tarmac.

Grade – easy

 

Jan 28 D11 Kick back in Phnom Penh Lots of see and do in one of Asia’s most vibrant and colourful capitals.

 

Jan 29 D12 Fly from Phnom Penh International Airport (Pochentong International)

 

This includes:

 

  • Motorcycle Mounted Guide(s) and Mechanic(s).
  • Meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner (unless otherwise specified).
  • Accommodation on a twin share basis (unless otherwise specified).
  • Tickets and passes to all locations with the exception of Angkor Wat.
  • Support Vehicle or vehicles.
  • Motorcycle rental and transportation of bikes to start of the event and from the end of the event.
  • Regular wear and tear to the motorcycles of both rider and guide.
  • Airport pick-up and drop off, unless arriving/departing independently of the main group.
  • Branded tour t-shirt.

 

This does not include:

 

  • Fuel for the motorcycles.
  • Any alcohol consumed during the course of the tour by either guide or participant.
  • Any accident damage caused to a participants motorcycle while on tour. All accident damage costs must be paid by the participant.
  • Expenses incurred that are not listed as part of the itinerary.
  • Any plane flights.
  • Medical treatment or evacuation of a participant either as a result of being on tour or not as a result of being on tour.
  • Medical or evacuation insurance.
  • Cost of transferring deposit money/tour payments to Cambodia.

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