It’s our long-held belief that dirtbike riding is even more fun than street riding in that it allows us to explore places and view them in a different way while also improving our motorcycle-riding skills by introducing varied terrain.
And, for those adventurous souls willing to travel to far away destinations, dirtbikes can open up whole new worlds. Check out this GoPro video by Josh Shaw. It’s a perfect example of what we’re talking about. Shaw’s clip gives us a glimpse of the dirtbiking scene in the far eastern country of Cambodia.
Located on the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia, Cambodia measures just under 70,000 square miles, and it is bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. Cambodia’s population is just over 15 million. As you can see in the video, the terrain is set in a jungle-like landscape, and heavy rain in the area can often turn the routes into a quagmire sufficient to challenge an ISDE veteran.
There a few companies that offer dirbike tours to the region. One of them is Cambodia Dirtbike Tour, which conducts rides not only in Cambodia but throughout Indochina, including Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The company says that the vast majority of its routes are back-country, off-road trails that visit numerous villages that allow riders to experience the real culture of a country that, while impoverished, shines through the happy disposition of its people. Tours also offer a chance to visit historical sites, sample local food and meet lots of local folks.
If you’re looking for your next dirtbike adventure, Cambodia might be just the place for you. For more information, you can check out http://cambodiadirtbiketour.com/ and http://www.dirtbikecambodia.com/ to give you some more ideas of what to expect.