from 14 reviews
10 Days 9 Nights
One of our favourite tours as it delivers on so many levels. Great biking across an eclectic mix of terrain, with beaches, sea views and fascinating SE Asian ancient history plus an opportunity to learn more about the ancient Khmer Empire. A chance to sample the culture of two peoples who in many aspects have integrated over the decades yet in others remain uniquely different. A tour full of vibrant colours, sights sounds and smells of exotic foods. Some memorable moments you will never forget.
Each tour member will have own private room on each of our night stops at a min 3* or 4* hotel.
Kawasaki Versys 650
BMW 310 GS
Honda CRF 250
Available options at addition cost
BMW GS R1200 – 5000 Bht per day
BMW GS 800 – 2500 Bht per day
Following tour induction and a quick bike familarisation the tour departs company HQ Route 66 Diner as we head east leaving the city in our wake. Almost immediately you will start to see the breathtaking rural beauty of Thailand blending into the urbanisation of Rayong. Then along the coast through the provinces of Chanthaburi and Trat to our overnight stop at a fabulous beach resort Hotel.
Day 1 ride covers approx 252km.
An early start post breakfast sees the tour undertake the 90km journey down to the Cambodian border crossing where we meet our local Cambodian tour guides who will assist us through the border crossing formalities. Once the admin has been completed we are quickly on our way deep into the Cambodian countryside.
Almost immediately you observe a change of pace of life and a more rural culture. The highway to Phnom Penh is a great ride with lots to see, there will be several photo opportunities as we stop at points of interest. Late afternoon sees us arrive at our overnight hotel close to the Mekong River for dinner and a good night's rest.
A full day for you to explore Phnom Phen and the surrounding area. A bustling colourful city that sits on the convergence point of 3 rivers. There are still plenty of remnants of its French colonial history to explore especially noticeable are the spacious wide boulevards.
There is however a dark side and you can decide if you want to visit the Killing Fields Museum and the S21 Torture Prison which are certainly thought provoking and will give you a greater understanding of the history and resilience of the cambodian people.
A memorable day sees you return to the hotel for dinner and a chance for an evening stroll along the river embankment.
Another great days riding ahead of us as we head to what is undoubtedly the heart of Cambodia’s archaeological treasures “Angkor Wat”. We head north to the nearest town of Siem Reap covering some 320km. Awesome scenery as we skirt the Tonlé Sap freshwater lake and river tributaries and meet the plains as we cruise into Siem Reap to park up at our overnight hotel and a well earned dinner.
Luckily in this modern age you can't run out of film as today provides unlimited and unmissable photo opportunities, so much so that you will be spoiled for choice .
Siem Reap was crowned the ASEAN City of Culture for the period 2021-2022 because of the stunning complex of ancient temples and palaces nearby that is known to the world as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat.
Dating back to the first half of the 12th century you can spend the day discovering the world of the ancient Khmer Kingdom. If it's not your thing there are plenty of other sights such as cultural villages, markets, coffee shops and quaint back street restaurants and boutique shops.
Whatever you choose to do, you will be guaranteed a fantastic day with lots of stories to share back at your hotel over dinner.
Post breakfast sees a pleasant 165km journey along the 68 to Chong Chom where we say goodbye to Cambodia and cross the border, (again with the assistance of our guides) back into Thailand as we head to Buriram and the heart of Thailand's Moto GP racing. We take the opportunity to visit the Chang International Circuit for a look round and great photo opportunities.
Total ride distance of approx 285km. Overnight in Buriram.
Once breakfast is done and dusted a majestic ride today across Buriram with a nice lunch stop, then on down to Khao Yai National park a journey covering approx 250km .
The park features a colourful mixture of beautiful landscapes and unspoilt jungle with integral streams, waterfalls, and a wonderful variety of flora and fauna to be enjoyed.
NB; Khao Yai national park has been listed as a Unesco world Heritage site since July 2005.
Ournight Khao Yai
A rest day to explore this stunning National Park that is one of the the most popular in Thailand and ranked highly across SE Asia
Forested glades and hidden waterfalls, some great walks and sightseeing stops, complemented by lunch in the park.
You never know what kind of wildlife you may encounter so have the camera at the ready. Then it's back to our Khao Yai hotel for dinner and a great night's rest.
Following a leisurely breakfast the tour heads off across country on classic adventure riding roads complemented by stunning scenery and stops at a number of points of interest. Finally we swing south arriving late afternoon at our 5* final overnight stop in Kabinburi whence a sumtuous farewell dinner will be provided.
The final ride of the tour covers some 170km heading south as we return via an interesting route to HQ Route 66 Diner and the vibrant city of Pattaya.
I had a great time...