Beyond Mekong (9D, 8N)

9 Days/8 Nights/1404km/$2340usd*

A mix of blacktop, gravel and quiet redtop roads. Hilltop temples, the Mighty Mekong River, wide open plains.

*Solo rider with private room, share options available. (Discounts offered for groups)

The Eastern and Mekong area of Cambodia is rich and diverse in culture, scenery and landscape. The roads and trails are prefect for exploring by motorcycle with anything from small gravel lanes right beside the Mekong to vast red roads through sweeping plans near the Thai and Laos border and everything in between.

Every day offers something special and unique and we take time to meet the friendly locals and learn about their daily life, family, and customs. This is a great motorcycle adventure that you won’t want to miss.

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Day 1 | Siem Reap – Siem Reap | 74.7km

Induction day Before we start exploring in earnest, we take a short ride to get to know the bike and the local roads and conditions. We explore some of the backroads in Siem Reap where there is a surprise around every corner. After a break and a chat at a quiet local picnic spot, we ride back to JRHQ to prep the bikes for our departure tomorrow. Tonight’s dinner will be a BBQ spread at JRHQ.

Trail Blacktop, redtop, gravel.
Daily Inclusions Accommodation, BBQ Dinner

 

Day 2 | Siem Reap – Sra Em | 210km

We depart early from JRHQ to beat the heat and the traffic, as the first part of the ride this morning is on sealed road, before branching off onto a rubber plantation road. We follow a series of regional roads and trails to get us to our scenic local lunch spot, stopping for photo ops, and local interaction along the way. We will pay a visit to Preah Vihear either this afternoon or tomorrow morning depending on weather and time. Preah Vihear is an 11th Century sprawling hilltop temple offering stunning views over Thailand and Cambodia. We overnight in Sra Em.

Trail Blacktop, redtop, gravel.
Daily Inclusions Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 3 | Sra Em – Stung Treng | 221km

Today we explore the remote red highway that follows the Thai and Laos border, and make a quick stop at the Emerald Triangle and we visit one of the largest waterfalls (by volume) in South-East Asia. This evening we have a peaceful stay in small wooden bungalows perched on the edge of the Mekong.

Trail Blacktop, redtop, gravel.
Daily Inclusions Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, entry fees

 

Day 4 | Stung Treng – Banlung | 142km

After a peaceful breakfast overlooking the Mekong River, it’s time to hit the road again and make our way to Banlung, home to the Volcanic Lake of Yeak Loam and many waterfalls. After some exploration, we finish the day with a dip in the cool, fresh waters of Yeak Loam.

Trail Blacktop, redtop, gravel.
Daily Inclusions Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 5 | Banlung – Sen Monorom | 183km

Some of the very best roads in Cambodia await us today and tomorrow – the focus today is riding and enjoying these roads, with a few photo stops and a history lesson along the way. Before we arrive in Sen Monorom, its time for another quick dip to cool off, this time at the stunning Bousra Waterfall.

Trail
Daily Inclusions Accommodation, breakfast

 

Day 6 |Sen Monorom – Sen Monorom | 0km

Today is a rest day, there are no organised activities however there is plenty to do! Explore the town, spend the day relaxing by the waterful, or visit the Elephant Valley Project and spend some time with the pachyderms.

Trail Blacktop, gravel.
Daily Inclusions Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, entry fees

 

Day 7 | Sen Monorom – Kratie | 196km

We have another morning or simply stunning, windy, twisty roads through rolling hills and pine forests, leading us down from the mountains and back to the Mekong River. Tonight we stay in the riverside town of Kratie, famous for the endangered Irrawady freshwater dolphin.

Trail Blacktop, gravel.
Daily Inclusions Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 8 | Kratie – Kompong Cham | 120km

We depart Kratie first on blacktop but we soon have the freedom to explore the small, scenic gravel trails along the mekong. We pass between buddhist temples, mosques, traditional fishing villages and tobacco co-ops where we can meet and chat with some of the friendliest people in Cambodia. We cross the Mekong again and end the day in the wonderfully clean provincial town of Kompong Cham.

Trail Blacktop, gravel.
Daily Inclusions Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 9 | Kompong Cham – Siem Reap | 258km

Following breakfast overlooking the Mekong, we make our way back towards Siem Reap. There are some unavoidable highway sections today but nothing our machines and you can’t handle! We arrive back at JRHQ by early afternoon and meet-up again for the final dinner and farewell.

Trail Blacktop, gravel.
Daily Inclusions Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Inclusions

Arrival Transfer, 8 nights accommodation, experienced ride leader, support mechanic, reliable well maintained bikes + SHAD panniers, fuel, drinks on tour, meals (Bx8, Lx8, Dx9), tool-kit, first-aid kit. Support vehicle if over 4 riders.

Exclusions

Flights, Cambodian tourist ,visa personal riding gear (helmet, jacket, boots, gloves), personal insurance, alcoholic drinks, pre and post ride accommodation.

Important Items

The following items should be carried on your person at all times when on tour:

  • Passport with 2 spare passport photos
  • Motorcycle Drivers License and IDP
  • Personal Insurance Card
  • Credit Card or access to emergency funds
  • Medical Advice Card, if any
  • Personal Medication, if any
  • Daily Cash, allow $20usd per day for personal use, in small denominations.
  • Emergency Cash, $500usd

*USD currency must be in good condition, not ripped or torn or it my be rejected.

Personal Safety Gear

It can be hot and dusty, and Cambodia is notoriously tough on gear! The following items are essential for your personal safety and comfort:

  • Motorcycle Helmet DOT approved (full face recommended)
  • Sunglasses for eye protection (polarised recommended)
  • Clear/tinted glasses for low light conditions
  • Riding Jacket (textile, perforated leather, leather)
  • Riding Gloves
  • Long Pants or Riding pants
  • Leather Boots to cover your ankles

 

* If you are unsure about the gear you have, of would like some advice, please check with us on LIVE chat or drop us an email.

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