Cambodia Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
Cambodia is incredibly beautiful and peppered with stunning ancient temples. Discovering them on a motorcycle is its greatest draw – the friendly people, delicious food and endless miles of enduro riding is an added bonus. You’ll love renting a motorcycle or joining a tour in Cambodia.
Recommended Motorcycle Rental and Tour Companies in Cambodia.
Please contact the companies listed on this page directly for more information.
Big Bike Tours
“Big Bike Tours offer the most exhilarating authentic motorbike touring holidays and adventure motorcycle tours in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Tibet (China) – all starting from Chiang Mai, Thailand.”
Services: Fully inclusive guided motorcycle tours from Thailand to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Tibet.
Tour bikes: BMW G310GS, BMW F80GS, Kawasaki Versys 650, Kawasaki ER-6N 650, Honda CB650F, Honda CB500X, Honda CB300F, Honda CRF250 Rally.
Tour prices: Tours range from 3-20 days with their lowest priced tours starting at £180. There’s a huge selection of tours to choose from and prices are dependent on the country, tour time and bikes. Check out their Tour Price page for more info.
Insurance: Standard motorcycle damage insurance is included in the tour price and covers incidental damages. Customers are liable for the first £630. You can always opt for additional insurance.
Kit availability: Helmets, jackets, knee guards and gloves are all provided for free.
Quick Facts on Cambodia Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
Money: ATMs are not hard to find and issue both USD and Cambodian riel.
Card is accepted in some hotels and restaurants.
USD are widely used throughout the country, almost all restaurants, street markets and hotels accept USD.
Currency: Cambodian riel ៛ and USD $
Food: Local meals and street food £0.50 – £3, Restaurant £4 – £8
You can wild camp in Cambodia.
Mid-range hotel £8 – £25
High: Nov – Feb
Hot but still breezy. Can get very busy because it’s dry season.
Mid: April and Oct
Can get very hot with little to no breeze. Temperature is around 35°C
Low: May – Sep
Although this is rainy season, scenery is green and looks beautiful. Can be hot and humid throughout the day.
Visa: Visa requirements are dependent on your nationality. Please visit the country’s government website for visa information.
Driver’s licence: You need a valid motorcycle licence to legally rent a motorcycle or join a tour. If you risk riding without the correct licence, then not only will you be breaking the law, but your insurance will be invalid too.
International Driver’s Permit: An IDP is a requirement for many countries. The UK Gov website lists every country that requires one and which IDP is required.
Insurance: Motorcycle insurance needs to be checked with the rental or tour company. Ask what they offer, what’s included and what the legal requirements are.
You should purchase personal travel insurance separately from your home country before travelling.
Angkor Wat: Cambodia is home to some of the world’s most incredible temples and architecture. You can spend a lifetime exploring its 3,000 relics.
Check out our Tomb Raider Blog Post for more info on Temples and the Genocide.
Killing Fields: Cambodia has an extremely sad past due to the Genocide in the ’70s. The Killing Fields and Prison in Phnom Penh are a must visit.
FAQs on Cambodia Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
No, sorry. Mad or Nomad do not offer any rentals, tours or services. Please contact the companies listed on this page directly.
This page displays motorcycle rental and tour companies from around the world. We do a lot of research into these companies before adding them and speak to the managers and owners. Many of the companies we have also used in the past or have met the owners while travelling.
While we have collected them all together in one place for your ease, we take no responsibility in your business with them. We’re simply showcasing companies in one easy-to-use place and are not involved with your dealings with them. Any business you have with these companies is at your own risk. We will not be held liable or responsible in any way.
You’re in for hot weather throughout the year. High season is November to February. Avoid April to October and May to September is rainy season but can still be travelled.
Joining a motorcycle tour in Cambodia is far more common than renting a motorcycle. More often than not, rental bikes are hired in Thailand and ridden across the border to Cambodia.
Tours range in price from £200 – £2000.
Take a video on your phone of the entire bike, do a walk around and film the condition of the chain, fairings, tyres, any bumps, dents and scratches. By doing so, you can’t get caught out and blamed for something you didn’t do when you return it.
Check the wheel bearings, chain, oil, coolant, brakes, clutch and that the handlebars are straight. Tyres need a decent amount of tread and should be suitable for the terrain you’re riding in. Take it for a short test ride and don’t feel pressured or rushed. Go with your gut and if there’s anything that catches your eye, speak to the owners immediately.
This is down to personal preference, where you’re riding and what’s available. If you’re renting or joining a motorcycle tour in the States and you’re going to be primarily on road, then you may want to opt for a big touring bike. If you’re headed to rural or mountainous countries and are going off-road in Central Asia for example, then go for a mid-weight single-cylinder.
We usually find lighter and cheaper rental bikes are better because they’re less stress, you don’t have to worry about dropping them all the time, are easier to fix and more fun.
For more info on choosing the right motorcycle for your trip, have a look at the below guide and also check out the adventure bikes page too.
We recommend lightweight and comfortable gear suitable for the climate you’re travelling in. If you’re heading to a particularly cold place, then go for Gore-Tex pro laminate.
But, the best all-round option is ventilated, light and comfy adventure bike gear. Take the thermal and waterproof liners out and leave them at home. Take a cheap pair of waterproof throwovers and a compressible down jacket that can be stuffed into a small bag. You can use both items as layering if it’s cold and rainy and they double up when off the bike and will reduce the amount of gear you have to take with you in your luggage.
It’s always better to take your own bike gear over renting or using kit from the rental company. You know your own stuff fits, works and is comfortable – especially your helmet. The last thing you want is to get a few days into your trip and get a headache from a tight lid.
Check out our riding gear article for more info on how to choose the right clothing and the guides section for our recommended kit.
Contact the rental or tour company and ask what luggage the bike comes with. Your bike might come with soft bags, hard boxes, a top box or nothing at all.
You can often leave the gear you don’t want to take with you on the trip at the rental or tour company’s headquarters. So you can travel on a plane with a larger kit bag and just take the bag and gear you need on the bike.
The type of luggage you need depends on the type of trip you’re on, how much off-roading you’re doing and how long you’re going for.
A good option is to go for a waterproof duffle bag and a pair of Rok Straps as this type of luggage setup can be fastened to any bike’s pillion seat and you don’t need racks. And take an additional small and light rucksack for your important gear (camera, passport etc) so you don’t have to worry about it when off the bike.
For more info on choosing your motorcycle luggage, check out our guide page below.
READ MORE: Adventure Bike Luggage Guides
Companies may offer motorcycle insurance as an optional extra, include it in the price or not offer it at all. This again depends on the country you’re riding in.
It’s worth getting insurance if you can and ask what the excess is as you will usually be liable for damage to the bike.
Motorcycle insurance is separate from personal travel insurance. This is incredibly important and you need to be very careful when choosing your personal insurance policy because the fine print often won’t cover you for bikes over 125cc, renting, touring or using a bike as your main mode of transport.
Check out our Admin section as you’ll find detailed guides on personal insurance, paperwork and safety on the road.
READ MORE: Admin Guides
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