True North

4 Days / 3 Nights / 625km / $1040usd*

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

Trek to the highest temple in Cambodia. Chill with the Village Chief and his family to unwind from the winding roads — panoramic, picturesque and unspoiled views of Southeast Asia await you!

The North East is literally a feast for the senses — rich and diverse in culture, scenery and landscape. The roads and trails in this region are perfect for exploring on your Cambodia motorbike adventure — weave your way through the network of smooth, empty tarmac roads and hard-packed laterite paths, across sweeping plains and redtop trails, through rice fields and forests, from ancient temple to ancient temple.

The Dangrek Mountain Range dominates much of the northern landscape and forms the border between Thailand and Cambodia. It is also home to the long-disputed Preah Vihear temple (pronounced ‘pray-ahh v’hear), and historic remnants of the Khmer Rouge. Each day offers something special and unique and we take time to meet the friendly locals and learn about their daily life, family, and customs.

 

Day 1 | Siem Reap – Siem Reap | 75 km

At 8:00am, our driver will pick you up from the hotel and bring you to JRHQ for induction, which includes a safety briefing, ride overview and intro to the bikes. Please bring your riding gear along with you so we can take a short ride to let you get to know the bike and the local roads and conditions.

We explore some of the back roads 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 next-day departure. Dinner will be an incredible BBQ spread at JustRide MotoCafe!

Trail: Blacktop, redtop, gravel

Daily Inclusions: Accommodation, BBQ dinner

 

Day 2 | Siem Reap – Sra Em | 210 km

We depart early from JRHQ to beat the heat and the traffic. The first part of the morning ride is on a sealed (blacktop) road, before branching off onto a trail through a rubber plantation.

We follow a series of regional roads and trails (hard-packed red-dirt, commonly known as redtop roads) to get us to our scenic local lunch spot, stopping for plenty of photo ops and local interaction along the way.

Famously disputed, the ancient 11th Century temple, Preah Vihear, mightily sprawls across the hilltop, offering stunning views over Thailand and Cambodia. We will pay a visit to this incredible temple either the same afternoon or the next morning, depending on weather conditions and time, before overnighting in Sra Em.

Trail: Blacktop, redtop, gravel

Daily Inclusions: Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 3 | Sra Em – Preah Khan | 175 km

After a nice breakfast at the hotel, we depart Sra Em on smooth, blacktop roads, through the northern plains and on to Preah Vihear City. We stop here to refresh and refuel before heading south.

Some ragged redtop roads lead us to our destination, where we will spend some quality time exploring jungle trails snaking around another ancient 11th Century temple, Preah Khan. Overnight is with the Village Chief and his family at their beautiful homestay.

Trail: Blacktop, redtop, gravel

Daily Inclusions: Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, entry fees

 

Day 4 | Preah Khan – Siem Reap | 165 km

After a delicious local breakfast, we start early as we have some fun riding, over rambling red roads and trails ahead of us, with a few hidden surprises!

We arrive in Siem Reap by early afternoon, freshen up and meet again for the final dinner and farewell.

Trail: Blacktop, redtop, gravel

Daily Inclusions: Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner

Inclusions

  • Arrival Transfer
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Experienced ride leader
  • Support mechanic
  • Reliable, well-maintained bikes + SHAD panniers
  • Fuel
  • Drinks on tour (excluding alcohol)
  • Meals (Bx2, Lx3, Dx3)
  • Tool-kit
  • First-aid kit
  • Support vehicle if over 4 riders
  • Entry fees and activities as mentioned

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Cambodian tourist visa
  • Personal riding gear (helmet, jacket, boots, gloves)
  • Personal insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pre and post ride accommodation.

Essentials

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

  • Passport (with 2 spare passport photos)
  • Motorcycle drivers license
  • International driver’s permit
  • Personal insurance card
  • Credit card or access to emergency funds
  • Medical advice card (if any)
  • Personal medication (if any)
  • Daily cash (at least US$ 20 per day for personal use, in small denominations)
  • Emergency cash (US$ 500)

*US$ currency must be in good condition, not ripped or torn, or it may be rejected by vendors

Personal Safety Gear

It can be hot and dusty on the roads in Cambodia, which 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, or would like our advice, please connect with us on LIVE chat or drop us an email

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