Motorbike Adventure Riding at its Best

Motorcycle Tours of Cambodia, Phillipines, Laos, Himalayas, Croatia/Balkans, Spain/Portugal.

As featured in TRAVERSE Magazine

Read all about our Great Escape Motorbike Cambodia Tour in Issue 35!

Trip Advisor 5 Star Review

With everything taken care of you’ll enjoy an experience of a lifetime.

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What a fantastic and unique experience, touring around and seeing the Cambodia that the normal tourist would never see. With limited motorbike experience, I felt safe and looked after the whole time by Matt and his team. Definitely looking forward to my next trip with Great Escape Motorbike Tours.

Greg - Melbourne, VIC

Cambodia, Sept 2023

Just wanted to say thank you for organising such an amazing experience. Best riding experience I’ve ever had. It had everything – challenging riding, amazing views and a lot of laughs. The crew were fantastic…so much experience and made everything run smoothly. Enjoyed staying in local accommodation to get a genuine experience. I’ve taken plenty of photos to keep the memories alive for many years to come. Thanks once again to Great Escape Motorbike Tours. Will be recommending you to all my friends.

Andrew & Chris - NZ & AU

India Ladakh, Sept 2023

Just completed the 10 day Cambodia trip with GEMT and what a fantastic time we had. We did it as father and son combo (67 and 35 years old). The tour was simply amazing. Great bikes (HondaXR 250’s), great guides, brilliant daily routes, and superb places to stay and rest at the end of each day. We tasted some superb Cambodian food and all in all had an excellent time. The tour was well organised from first contact with Matt (the owner) until the very end. We would heartily recommend this tour as one you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Superb.

Graham and Michael - NZ & AU

Cambodia, June 2023

Where to start? We fell in love with Cambodia – the people, food, history, and the natural beauty of this country. GEMT welcomes you in the best way. Matt and Youhan were the perfect guides, ensuring every day on the ride was awesome. From winding mountain roads to dusty off-road fun, each day was a new adventure! Everything is very well organized and taken care of, so we could explore and enjoy the beauty of Cambodia and its people. Experience Cambodia with GEMT and you’ll want to come back again and again.

Aldus & Darius - Chicago USA

Cambodia 2023

GEMT adventure at its best! Discovering Cambodia in all its beauty on a dirt bike was one of the most awesome experiences I’ve ever had. It was like champagne with oysters…

I will be back next year…visiting Laos with GEMT!

Thanks for everything Matt, you did a fantastic job! Everything arranged to the smallest detail.
Perfection.

Johnny & Yves - Antwerp, Belgium

Cambodia 2023

Fantastic 15 day tour… did around 2,500kms. Getting out of Phnom Penh was a hoot. Had both feet run over at traffic lights by separate tuk-tuks. Keep feet tucked in! Great memories, flexible team, every day had new challenges that were met without humbug. Tip. Bring good boots, not old ones that will split and need zip ties to hold them together… The rides bring so much variation. As Youhan was fond of saying “just go, go, go!”

Scotty - Newcastle, Australia

Cambodia & Southern Laos 2023

Had 10 wonderful days touring Cambodia. Not my first motorcycle tour but certainly my most enjoyable. GEMT excels where others often fall short – food and accommodation were top notch.

You can tell that Matt has researched in depth the places visited. It helps that Khmer cuisine is one of the world’s tastiest and the people are so friendly, including Johan, GEMT’s trusty local mechanic.

Dan - Brisbane, Australia

Cambodia 2022

Just finished a 7 day tour of Southern Laos with Matt and the crew from GEMT. Matt is very energetic and along with the crew, I had a great time with lots of laughs, good food, scenery and culture. GEMT always had my safety as priority without impacting my riding style. With everything taken care of, I was able to relax and soak it all in. I would love to return on another tour with GEMT. Thanks guys for a great trip.

Warren - Western Australia

Southern Laos 2022

What an adventure I had! GEMT took me on an amazing and unforgettable trip through beautiful Cambodia. We experienced real Cambodia – friendly people, amazing food and diverse terrains and landscapes! After every day of riding we were always rewarded with a great hotel, great food, plenty of cold drinks… and so many laughs. Matt was constantly “on” making sure everything was taken care of – all we had to think about was riding and enjoying this beautiful country. An incredible trip. I have made great memories and great friends.

Melanie - Melbourne, Australia

Cambodia 2022

The name says it all! What a great experience. The absolute best way to see the real Cambodia. Dirt highways and back roads, tranquil villages, river crossings, Khmer cuisine and unbelievably friendly locals, all on 250cc dirt bikes. Tour operator Matt is an expat Aussie. He has a great love and knowledge of the country, and he has built a network of friendly relationships with locals at all places visited, which are many and diverse. So many great memories of this tour. Thoroughly recommended!

Greg - Northern NSW, Australia

Cambodia 2022

Had an absolute blast on this tour! Matt made a huge effort to customise my experience to my requirements, great accommodation, great food and always felt safe. Riding a dirt bike through Cambodia is something you willnever forget. Thanks Matt for a ripper 10 days.

Steve - Melbourne, Australia

Cambodia 2020

Wow! Cambodia is a beautiful country – stunning scenery, friendly people, and we got to see the best of it hands-on and local. Matt knows the place intimately, and organised a great mix of on and off-road riding through amazing countryside. Local food (and beer) was enjoyed by all. The trip of a lifetime.

Pete - Brisbane, Australia

Cambodia 2020

THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

 If you’ve never taken a bike ferry across The Mekong, or waited on a  mountain trail for the road to be built, or ridden through a bustling Asian city with no lines marked and no observable road rules, or down a dirt road that reveals villages hidden from the tourist trail, twisting mountain roads that have breathtaking views and a new picture around every corner, then you have a life changing experience ahead of you.

Welcome to riding with Great Escape Motorbike Tours.

BOOK NOW FOR AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!

Cambodia and Laos motorbike tours in 2024. Book Now!
We will also be riding The Balkans, Spain and Portugal in 2024. Enquire today!  

BOOK YOUR CUSTOMISED MOTORBIKE TOURS TODAY!

Cambodia

15 – 21 June 2024
from $
2650
AUD

7 days

easy

4 spots

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Cambodia

6 – 12 July 2024
from $
2650
AUD

7 days

easy

4 spots

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Cambodia/Laos

14 – 25 July 2024
from $
5575 
AUD

16 days

easy

4 spots

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Cambodia

2024 & 2025 Dates TBA
Customise your own tour dates
from $
3850
AUD

10 days

easy

5-10 spots

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Spain/Portugal

2024 Dates TBA
$
TBA 
AUD

14 days

easy

5-10 spots

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Northern Laos

2024 & 2025 Dates TBA
from $
3850 
AUD

9 days
medium

5-10 spots

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The Balkans Motorbike Tour

Croatia/Balkans

2024 Dates TBA
$
TBA 
AUD

14 days

easy

5-10 spots

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Southern Laos

2024 Dates TBA
Customise your own tour dates
from $
3500 
AUD

10 days
medium

5-10 spots

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Philippines

2024 Dates TBA
from $
4500 
AUD

10 days
medium

5-10 spots

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India Ladakh

Jun – Sept 2024 Dates TBA
from $
4200
AUD*

8 days
medium

5-10 spots

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*prices subject to USD exchange rate

WE GO TO

Cambodia | Laos Spain/Portugal 

The Balkans  | Philippines

India | Himalayas

 

WITH EVERYTHING TAKEN CARE OF BOOK NOW!

Experience of a lifetime!

If you’ve never taken a bike ferry across The Mekong, or waited on a mountain trail for the road to be built, or ridden through a bustling Asian city with no lines marked and no observable road rules, or down a dirt road that reveals villages hidden from the tourist trail, twisting mountain roads that have breathtaking views and a new picture around every corner, then you have a life changing experience ahead of you.

Adventure more than a tour

No-one wants to be a tourist! No one wants Western service for a Western price while you’re deep in the East of Asia. No-one wants to float across the superficial surface of a deep and flavoursome culture. True adventurers want to dive deep into the authentic experience. 

Custom Tours

If you have an interest in any particular country or area within Cambodia, Laos, The Philippines, India and Nepal, then we would love to customise the perfect tour for your group of 5 or more riders. We can customise the difficulty level, duration, accommodation, other included experiences and more. Often times travelling with a smaller group of people you already know is more rewarding and more versatile.

Where it all began

It all started five years ago, when Matt Reilly from Newcastle, set out on his trusty Yamaha Tenere 660XTZ touring bike to cross his home country in search of new places, somewhere unvisited to discover. “I wanted to get around Australia more and visit places people don’t go and be totally self-sufficient,” he recalled over a beer in a modern Yangon cafe with but a few minor…

 

Southeast Asia on two wheels

It’s a very hard thing to explain in words. The journey usually starts in a bustling city, feelings of cultural disorientation add to the overwhelming cacophony of sounds and smells and a slight sense of danger as you kick back the stand and merge into your first mindless stampede.

Everyone drives close and if you’re white, you start getting attention from children on the backs of family scooters and little rusty utes and the occasional hay cart. You’ll be stopped in traffic for a while and happy boisterous locals will be wanting a high five.

You settle in to it and you might find yourself starting to love it. You start to trust the local drivers and their uncanny vehicle awareness. You start to get the thrum of the intersections and the steady weave of pedestrians through the stream of traffic and all the while you’re tracking your team and keeping close so you don’t miss any turns.

 

As the city starts to thin out, there are more and more horses and bullocks pulling freight carts, the occasional flock of goats or cows that you have to drive around and the wiry young shepherds shouting something at them.  You start to pick up speed and dust and before long the valleys start to narrow in, the volcanic mountains start to encroach into your vision with their imposing steepness.

You start to become aware that you’re actually not being watched or monitored or scrutinised by anyone. No-body really cares what you’re doing or where you’re going. You are quite welcome to come and go as you please. Everyone looks at you with smile, and though it sounds cliche, you’ve literally never felt so free.

When the group stops and you first get off your bike, there’s usually a hushed sense of awe that slowly breaks down into laughter as people recount the things that have happened. As you start to relax over your first taste of cold local beer and the food you’ve been smelling in every village you rode through, you realise how hungry you’ve become.

So you dive in and eat fresh, local and amazingly flavoursome food and you look around at newly made friends and you know that something very special and a little bit wild is happening to you. That’s the first kick of this drug – one you’ll never forget and probably always need… adventure!

Great Escape Motorbike Tours was born in a moment like this. Something we need to share. Come and ride with us!

 

THE BIKES 

The bikes seen here are just a small part of our fleet stationed in various countries where we tour.

We also have access to a large range of bigger bikes for the riding comfort of customers. Bigger bikes are used for pillion passengers such as couples if required.

honda XR250 motorbike

HONDA XR250

Cambodia

Suzuki V-Strom 650-1000 Motorbikes

SUZUKI V-Strom 650-1000

The Balkans

Royal Enfield Himalayan Motorbikes

ROYAL ENFIELD Himalayan

India / Himalayas

HONDA CRF250L Motorbikes

HONDA CRF250L

Laos / Myanmar