19 Days Cross-Country Motorcycle Tour in Thailand and Myanmar

  • Chiang Mai - Mae Sot - Chiang Rai, Thailand; Mawlamyine - Golden Rock - Bago - Yangon - Pyay - Bagan - Myandalay - Inle Lake - Mongping - Kengtung, Myanmar

19 Days Cross-Country Motorcycle Tour in Thailand and Myanmar

  • Chiang Mai - Mae Sot - Chiang Rai, Thailand; Mawlamyine - Golden Rock - Bago - Yangon - Pyay - Bagan - Myandalay - Inle Lake - Mongping - Kengtung, Myanmar

Adventure Motorcycle Tour Thailand and Myanmar

Big Bike Tours are proud to offer this pure adventure tour in the unseen areas of Thailand and Myanmar (formerly Burma). They were the first tour company to organize tours across the Thailand and Myanmar border with motorbikes. They simply take your touring holidays to the next level, around unseen places and exotic countries. Big Bike Tours feature unique motorcycle tours as experience of a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Chiang Mai
  • Visit Mudon, site of a huge reclining Buddha
  • Ride through hills and vast plains made colorful with small villages
  • Visit "Golden Rock", a boulder covered by gold leaf & balanced on the edge of a cliff
  • Ride to Shwesandaw Pagoda to watch the sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River
  • Enjoy a performance of typical Myanmar puppetry in Mandalay
  • Spend a day exploring Yangon, without your bikes
  • 18 nights accommodation
  • 16 riding days
  • German, Thai, English
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Centara Away Suansawan Resort, Chiang Mai (1 night)

Located in the beautiful and tranquil Mae Rim Valley, a 30-minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX), Suansawan Resort Chiang Mai, is a relaxing boutique garden resort outside of the city but still in the center of the wide range of Chiang Mai's attractions. You will be staying here on the first night of the tour.

Centara Mae Sot Hills Resort, Mae Sot (1 night)

Centara Mae Sot Hill Resort is located 10 minutes from Mae Sot Airport (MAQ) and offers easy access to Myanmar. You will be staying here on the second night of the tour.

Mawlamyine Strand Hotel, Mawlamyine (1 night)

The Mawlamyaing Strand Hotel is situated on the banks of the Thanlwin River with beautiful views of the sunset. It is located on the lower main road and Strand Road. The hotel is the most luxurious hotel in Mawlamyine with room rates being reasonably priced. You will be staying here on the third night of the tour.

Sane Le Tin Resort, Mon State (1 night)

Sane Let Tin Resort and Zoological Garden is a 150-acres wide resort which lies on the sloping bank of a mountain stream in Kyaik Hto, Mon State, Myanmar. You will be staying here on the fourth night of the tour.

Han Thar Gardens Resort, Bago (2 nights)

Han Thar Gardens is a colonial style, boutique hotel with the aim to provide you with the best possible service, whether you're escaping from busy Yangon or visiting Burma from foreign shores. The rooms, oozing with rustic charm, were designed by the owner to keep you in the height of comfort during your stay. You will be staying here on the fifth and sixth night of the tour.

Lucky Dragon Hotel, Pyay (1 night)

Set in a prime location of Pyay, Lucky Dragon Hotel puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. You will be staying here on the seventh night of the tour.

Bawga Theiddhi Hotel. Bagan (2 nights)

Conveniently located in Bagan, Bawga Theiddhi Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. You will be staying here on the eighth and ninth night of the tour.

Ayarwaddy River View Hotel, Mandalay (2 nights)

Ayarwaddy River View Hotel is an ideal place of stay for travelers to discover the sightseeing, religious interests, and culture district of Mandalay. It is overlooking the Ayarwaddy River so guests will have a great river view in the hotel room as well as watch the sunset in the sky bar at the rooftop of the hotel. You will be staying here on the tenth and eleventh night of the tour.

Thanakha Inle Hotel, Nyaungshwe (2 nights)

Thanakha Inle Hotel is located in the heart of Shan State, facing the Inle Lake canal and green mountains, in the busy town of Nyaung Shwe. You will be staying here on the twelfth and thirteenth night of the tour.

Shwe Ngar Kan guesthouse in Namsang (1 night)

You will be staying here on the fourteenth night of the tour.

Sein Yatanar guesthouse in Mongping (1 night)

You will be staying here on the fifteenth night of the tour.

Shwe Buu Thee Hotel in Tachilek (1 night)

You will be staying here on the sixteenth night of the tour, in superior rooms.

Banthai Village Hotel, Chiang Mai (2 nights)

Nestled in a bustling neighborhood just off Tapae Road and in walking distance to the Tapae Gate entrance to the old city, Banthai Village is a cozy retreat that also affords easy access to much of Chiang Mai’s best attractions including the Sunday walking street market and the night bazaar. You will be staying here on the seventeenth and eighteenth night of the tour.

Overview

  • Bike: rental bike
  • Mileage: 2950 kilometers / 1833 miles
  • Daily rides: 95 to 380 kilometers / 59 to 236 miles
  • Meals: daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 1 - Arrival at Chiang Mai

Arrival at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) from Bangkok. Your guide will await you outside customs hall and transfer you to Mae Saa Valley, located roughly 20 kilometers north of Chiang Mai. You will have dinner with the tour crew and your accommodation will be at a standard room in Centara Away Suansawan Resort, Mae Rim at Mae Saa Valley.

Day 2 - Chiang Mai to Mae Sot, Thailand (360 kilometers / 224 miles)

You will have breakfast at the resort. Today’s ride from Chiang Mai to Mae Sot at the border between Thailand and Myanmar is, although relatively long (360 kilometers), an easy ride for which you can use the whole day. Much of it is on dual-lane highway, except for the last 80 kilometers which will take you along a nice and winding road across the mountain range separating Mae Sot from the rest of Thailand. You will have lunch and dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation for tonight is at Centara Mae Sot Hills Resort.

Day 3 - Mae Sot, Thailand to Mawlamyine, Myanmar (190 kilometers / 118 miles)

Today, you will cross the Goodwill Bridge which links Mae Sot with Myawaddy, Thailand with Myanmar. As it is not usual that Myanmar immigration and customs officials are dealing with a group of motorcycles entering Myanmar, the team are prepared to have a lot of patience until the lengthy procedures to get all the papers right, inspect all the motorcycles, and others are terminated.

Afterwards, you will drive from Myawaddy across the Dawna Mountain Range to Kawkareik on the western side of the mountain range. Immediately after leaving Myawaddy on the Burmese side of the border, you will encounter what will be the worst road (but only road link available) during the tour to Burma. Approximately 45 kilometers of road are in a bad state so that the Myanmar government has decided to let traffic use this road in only one direction on alternate days - hence you should encounter no or almost no traffic in the opposite way on this stretch of road. You will have lunch at a local restaurant on the way.

Later, you will cross the Thanlwin (Salween) River for the first time as you continue to Thaton, get onto the main road linking north and south Myanmar and continue in the southern direction towards Mawlamyine (Moulmein). Shortly before you reach Mawlamyine, you will cross over the Salween River again as you take Burma’s longest bridge connecting the cities of Mottama and Mawlamyine. You will have dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation is in a superior room at Mawlamyine Strand Hotel.

Day 4 - Mawlamyine to Golden Rock, Myanmar (190 kilometers / 118 miles)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. You will start the day with a short excursion of around 20 kilometers to Mudon, site of a huge reclining Buddha. From there, you will drive north, again across the Thanlwin (Salween) Bridge, as you continue to Thaton, which was the capital of the former Thaton Mon Kingdom which ruled lower Burma from the ninth to eleventh century and stretched far into Thailand. Lunch will be at a local restaurant on the way.

From Thaton, you will continue in the northern direction to Kyaik Hto, a small town in Mon State, known for its rubber plantations and the Golden Rock Pagoda in the vicinity. Dinner and overnight accommodation will be at Sane Le Tin Resort which also boasts a small private zoo.

Day 5 - Golden Rock to Bago, Myanmar (95 kilometers / 59 miles)

You will have a very early breakfast at the hotel. The morning is spent visiting one of Myanmar’s landmarks, famous for its precarious position and religious importance: Kyaiktiyo: the ‘Golden Rock’, a huge boulder completely covered by gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of a cliff. You will ride to Kin Mon, the base camp from where a steep 15-kilometer road leads to the upper staging point.

The journey is made in open trucks, which are very crowded. From the summit where you disembark from the truck, it is a mere 10 to 15 minute walk to the Golden Rock. A visit to the Golden Rock is a mesmerizing experience as you will encounter the religiosity of Myanmar people in stunningly beautiful natural surroundings. Afterwards, you will return to Kin Mon base camp by truck. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.

Next, you will take off in the direction of Bago, also called Pegu and formerly known as Hanthawaddy (or Hongsawadee to the Thais). Dinner will be at a local restaurant. Accommodation is at Han Thar Gardens Resort.

Day 6 - Yangon, Myanmar

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will leave your motorcycles behind as bikes are not allowed in Yangon (Rangoon), the capital of Burma. You will ride by bus into Yangon (approximately 90 kilometers) and to the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda containing a huge reclining Buddha image. Then, you will visit the tranquil Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake with Karaweik Hall, a royal floating barge.

This is an ideal spot to take photographs of the lake and the beautiful gardens and trees lining its shores. Then you will enjoy a typical Myanmar lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will drive to the eastern entrance of Shwedagon Pagoda. After that, you will return to Bago. Dinner will be at a local restaurant. Accommodation is at Han Thar Gardens Resort.

Day 7 - Bago to Pyay, Myanmar (285 kilometers / 177 miles)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. You will leave Bago in the morning and ride to Pyay (formerly called Prome), situated on the banks of the Ayeyarwaddy (Irrawaddy) River. Most of today’s drive will takes you through vast plains made colorful with small villages and towns. Lunch is taken at a local restaurant on the way.

Prome is a lovely town and if time permits, you will visit the Shwesandaw Pagoda on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, one of the most scenic spots in the country. Dinner will be at a local restaurant. Accommodation is at Lucky Dragon Hotel.

Day 8 - Pyay to Bagan, Myanmar (380 kilometers / 236 miles)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. The ride today will take you in the northern direction and more or less along the Ayeyarwaddy River, all the way to Bagan. Again, the landscape is mostly flat and becoming visibly more arid. Lunch and dinner will be at a local restaurant. Overnight accommodation is in superior rooms at Bawga Theiddhi Hotel in New Bagan.

Day 9 - Bagan, Myanmar

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will explore the archaeological site of Bagan. Visits include the golden stupa of Shwezigon Pagoda, which is Bagan’s most important reliquary shrine. Look out for images of the 37 ‘nats’ housed in a small hall. You will also visit Gubyaukgyi (Wetkyi In Village). Lunch will be at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will learn about one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts at a lacquerware craftsmen’s workshop in nearby Myinkaba Village.Then, you will continue to Manuha Temple. Finally, you will proceed to Shwesandaw Pagoda to watch the sunset over the Ayeyarwaddy River. Dinner will be at a local riverside restaurant. Accommodation is in a superior room at Bawga Theiddhi Hotel.

Day 10 - Bagan - Mandalay, Myanmar (260 kilometers / 162 miles)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Today, a scenic overland journey leads you first to Mount Popa (approximately 50 kilometers), an extinct volcano with a shrine dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. For the energetic - and if time allows it - there is the possibility to climb the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. Afterwards, you will continue the journey through pleasing landscape and local villages to Mandalay. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Dinner and accommodation will be at Ayeyarwaddy River View Hotel.

Day 11 - Mandalay, Myanmar

You will have breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, you will drive out of Mandalay to Amarapura to visit Mahagandayone Monastery, home to some 1,200 monks and one of the most prestigious monasteries in Myanmar. Afterwards, you will take a stroll over a historic bridge known as U Bein Bridge, originally built in 1851 entirely of teak wood and spanning over the Taungthaman Lake. You will return to Mandalay for lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will experience the sights and sounds of Mandalay and start with a visit to one of the most revered religious monuments of Myanmar, the Mahamuni Pagoda. Then, you will continue to Shwe Nan Daw Kyaung or the Golden Palace Monastery, a superb example of a traditional wooden building and Kuthodaw Pagoda, the world’s largest book made of marble. Dinner will be at Bistro @ 82nd Street. Accommodation will be at Ayeyarwaddy River View Hotel.

Day 12 - Mandalay - Inle Lake, Myanmar (260 kilometers / 162 miles)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Today’s ride promises to become very scenic as you head into the mountains and up to the high plateau of Southern Shan State. Lunch will be at a local restaurant on the way. In the afternoon, you will reach Nyaungshwe at the fabled Inle Lake. Dinner and accommodation will be at Thanakha Inle Lake Hotel.

Day 13 - Inle Lake, Myanmar

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Inle Lake is a photographer’s dream as its calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation and fishing canoes, to which scenic high hills provide the perfect backdrop. You will spend most of the day touring the lake by boat, passing endless floating gardens, where fruit and vegetables are grown and will observe the lake’s unique “leg rowers” - the Intha people row standing up with one leg wrapped around an oar.

You will also visit Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the holiest religious site in southern Shan State, and see traditional handicrafts such as silk weaving on wooden handlooms and a blacksmith shop. Lunch will be at a local restaurant on the lake. Dinner will be at a local restaurant. Accommodation will be in deluxe rooms at Thanakha Inle Lake Hotel.

Day 14 - Inle Lake to Namsang, Myanmar (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Today’s ride takes you first up a steep mountain to Taunggyi, the capital of Southern Shan State. From there, you will ride into fantastic mountain scenery and on a road which, until this year, was forbidden for any foreign visitors. You will ride through spectacularly beautiful mountain scenery and through many ethnic minority villages, particularly of the Shan people.

Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant on the way. You will reach Namsang, an important Shan town, in the early afternoon. You will have dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at the simple Shwe Ngar Kan guesthouse in Namsang.

Day 15 - Namsang to Mongping, Myanmar (230 kilometers / 143 miles)

You will have breakfast at the guesthouse. The road takes you in the eastern direction, through spectacularly beautiful landscape and villages that are predominantly of the Shan and Palaung minorities. Lunch will be at a local restaurant on the way.

In the afternoon, you will cross again the Salween River, which you had already encountered on your very first day in Burma more than 1,000 kilometers further South. After you have crossed the river, a piece of work expects you as the last 80 kilometers to your destination will takes you up and over an important mountain range. Beware of construction sites, landslides, and pot holes on the way. Dinner and accommodation will be at the simple, yet comfortable Sein Yatanar guesthouse in Mongping.

Day 16 - Mongping to Tachilek, Myanmar (270 kilometers / 168 miles)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Today’s drive starts with another challenge as you will take again up and over spectacular mountains in direction of Kengtung, which is the capital of Eastern Shan State. Kengtung is a lovely town built around a lake. Upon arrival in Kengtung, you will have lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will leave Kengtung in Southern direction and ride one more time through beautiful mountains on a good and relatively fast road towards the city of Tachilek on the Burmese-Thai border. On the way, you will have to twice pass police and immigration checkpoints before you will reach the busy Tachilek. Dinner will be at a local restaurant. Accommodation will be at Shwe Buu Thee Hotel (superior rooms) in Tachilek.

Day 17 - Tachilek, Myanmar to Chiang Mai, Thailand (250 kilometers / 155 miles)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Your day begins with the border formalities as you exit Myanmar and enter back into Thailand. Then, you will continue on a very good, but busy road towards Chiang Rai. Right after passing Chiang Rai, you will visit Wat Rong Khun, a contemporary purely white temple with startling design. Afterwards, you will continue towards Chiang Mai and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on the way. Arrival in Chiang Mai in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation will be at Ban Thai Village Hotel (superior rooms).

Day 18 - Chiang Mai, Thailand

You will have breakfast at the hotel. You will spend the full day at leisure. Chiang Mai has a lot to offer: shopping, culture, and a vibrant pub and bar scene. There is also the possibility to undertake an optional excursion up to Doi Suthep Mountain overlooking Chiang Mai and to visit Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai’s most revered temple on the mountaintop.

According to an old legend, Monk Sumana presented the king with a bone relic of the Lord Buddha. He then tied it to the back of a royal elephant that stomped through the jungle for days. The elephant finally stopped at the actual place of the temple where he died. Both the king and monk Sumana agreed that this would be the place where Doi Suthep temple would be built. A farewell dinner will take place at a popular restaurant. Accommodation will be in a superior room at Ban Thai Village Hotel.

Day 19 - Departure

You will have breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).

Note

The tour will start in the morning, at 08:30, the day after your arrival day. The tour will finish after the breakfast at the hotel on the departure day.

Passport for Thailand

Most nationalities do not require a visa to enter Thailand for a stay that does not exceed 30 days. However, it is important to note that Thailand’s immigration regulations require that passports must remain valid at least six months beyond visitors’ intended length of stay in Thailand.

Furthermore, it is important to note that Thai immigration authorities only grant a visa-free stay of maximum 15 days in Thailand if tourists enter the country overland (from Burma) rather than through an international airport. Hence, after returning overland from Burma, you will only be allowed a maximum visa-free stay of 15 days in Thailand.

Passport for Myanmar (Burma)

First of all, please note that today it is irrelevant whether you refer to Myanmar. In order to facilitate the issuance of visas through a Myanmar Embassy or Permanent Mission, it is best if persons with pre-booked travel arrangements submit along with their visa application a so-called “Visa Confirmation Letter” from the tour operator in Yangon responsible for the tour arrangements.

Big Bike Tours shall obtain the visa confirmation letter and forward it to you. The confirmation letter implies that the tour operator is responsible for you during your entire stay in Myanmar and eliminates further questioning by the Myanmar Embassy.

Please note that Myanmar Embassies generally do not consider the exact travel dates but simply stamp visas valid for three months and entitling the holder for one single entry into Myanmar within these three months. Therefore, Big Bike Tours will forward to you the visa confirmation letter approximately one and a half months before the start of the tour to ensure that the validity of your visa will extend beyond the length of your stay in Myanmar.

Once you have received your visa confirmation letter, you should contact the nearest Myanmar Embassy or Permanent Mission to obtain visas application forms, fill in the visa application forms in triplicate, attach one passport photo to each copy of the application form, and enclose a printout copy of the visa confirmation letter with the application.

During this motorcycle tour, you will visit the following places:

  • Bagan
  • Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda
  • Inle Lake
  • Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake with Karaweik Hall
  • Kyaiktiyo or the ‘Golden Rock’
  • Mahagandayone Monastery
  • Mahamuni Pagoda
  • Mudon
  • Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda
  • Shwesandaw Pagoda
  • Wat Rong Khun

This motorcycle tour will take place in Chiang Mai, Mae Sot, and Chiang Rai in Thailand and in Mawlamyine, Golden Rock, Bago, Yangon, Pyay, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Mongping, and Kengtung in Myanmar.

Gubyaukgyi (Wetkyi In Village)

It is a cave temple with fine frescoes of the ‘Jataka Tales’, Ananda Temple, a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, and the adjacent brick monastery with beautiful, well-preserved 18th century murals.

Hanthawaddy

Hanthawaddy, or Hongsawadee to the Thais, is located only 80 kilometers to the northeast of Yangon. You will visit the charming and characteristic monastery of Kya Khet Wai, an eminent teaching center for hundreds of monks from neighboring regions who come to study Buddhism and the over a thousand years old Shwemawdaw Pagoda with its spire taller than the Shwedagon Pagoda.

If there's enough time, you can also visit the 55-meter long reclining Shwe Tha Lyaung Buddha, which is among the country’s most impressive Buddha images.

Manuha Temple

It was built in the Mon-style in 1059, and Myingaba Gu Byaukgyi Temple, a temple noteworthy for its mural paintings which today are under the protection of UNESCO.

Mawlamyine

Mawlamyine is Myanmar’s third largest city and capital of Mon State. This charming and multicultural city lies at the mouth of the Salween River and was British Burma’s first capital from 1826 to 1852.

Depending on how much time remains after arrival, you visit the Kyaikthanlan Pagoda which the famous English writer, Rudyard Kipling, meant in his poem when he wrote: “By the old Moulmein pagoda lookin’ lazy at the sea. There’s a Burma girl a-sittin’ and I know she thinks o’ me”. Sunsets at this pagoda are a scene to behold.

Shwedagon Pagoda

Passing the picturesque streets of Yangon and enjoying nice photo opportunities, you will ride towards the Shwedagon Pagoda. You will walk through the small shops where monk accessories, Buddha statues, flowers, and many items are sold. The entrance to the Shwedagon Pagoda is always very busy with sellers and Myanmar visitors.

You will enjoy the sunset at Shwedagon Pagoda, famous worldwide for its golden stupa is the ‘heart’ of Buddhist Myanmar. The pagoda is believed to be 2,500 years old and the central stupa in surrounded by dozens of intricately decorated buildings and statues. There are always many Myanmar people praying and making offerings at Shwedagon, and it’s a fascinating place to spend time watching the world go by.

Wat Rong Khun

It is a contemporary purely white temple with startling design. Inside the temple, you will find astonishing paintings (they even include George Bush and Keanu Reeves). The artist, Chalermchai Kositpipat, also created the mural paintings at the Buddha Prateep Temple in London.

You will be provided with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner during this motorcycle tour. Your meals on the arrival and departure days are not included in the price.

Every day, Big Bike Tours will offer advice on the best things to see and do, but you’re under no pressure to follow the (small) crowd. You can strike out on your own at any time and simply meet back up with the group when you’re ready. Big Bike Tours will have preferred routes mapped out for you - but anyway, you choose to arrive at the booked hotel is up to you! There are elephants and water buffalo although you might not get there in time for dinner.

  • 18 nights accommodation
  • All entrance fees to sights specified in the itinerary
  • Compulsory third-party insurance in Thailand
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner except on arrival and departure days
  • Escort vehicle (minibus in Thailand and small truck in Myanmar) for transport of the main luggage
  • Experienced German motorcycle mechanic
  • Famous Big Bike Tours “On zeee bikes!” T-Shirt
  • Kawasaki ER6 650cc motorcycle rental with fuel during the entire tour
  • Myanmar-experienced and English/German speaking “road captain”
  • Service charge, room tax, and baggage handling
  • Temporary drivers’ licence (valid 1 year) for Myanmar issued on the basis of a valid international driver’s license
  • Vehicle registration and inspection fees (Myanmar Road Transport Administration Department)
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature
  • Insurance during the trip in Myanmar
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). Most customers touring with Big Bike Tours usually come from Bangkok and in this case, they recommend traveling up to Chiang Mai by one of the many flights operating on this route. It is not expensive and with companies such as Air Asia. The earlier you book, the cheaper the flight.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookMotorcycleTours.com reviews

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    Review by Martin Barstad from Norway

    3-day tour

    CONS Cons: Laos, I would have preferred to see something different than the market next to the river. I would rather like to see where people live and work.

    PROS Pros: I appreciated all the highlights we got to visit. It was a very efficient way to get to see the real Thailand. The roads were as made for MC, very fun to ride on a nice BMW. Noa was fun to be with, allways positive.

    2017-Jul-30 10:33:36

Testimonials

  • Review by Sayed Zaheer Abbas
    10 out of 10

    "They are the best and have the best maintained bikes."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "This was my second trip with Big Bike Tours and must say it didn't fail to please."

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    "As usual we flew into Chiang Mai and was greeted by a member of Big Bike Tours and taken to the Amora hotel which is fantastic. We arrived quite early and our rooms weren't ready so the hotel gave us a free upgrade to a suite which was amazing!"

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    "All the group members arrived and met in reception later that evening and we headed out for drinks and food, escorted by Kay and Noah who looked after us as usual and made sure we got back to the hotel ok."

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    "First day of the tour we had the morning brief about safety, the days itinerary and QA time."

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    "The next 5 days were just amazing! fantastic scenery good quality roads and scenery to die for."

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    "memories for life up in the mountains, national parks, Mekong river, golden triangle, Mae son loop. Truly a bikers dream and a lifetime adventure."

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    "special thanks again to Noah, Kay, Siam and Wine for looking after us and giving that confidence from the start that its going to be an amazing holiday."

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    "We loved it so much, as we did last year we have already booked our next trip in 2018. Cant wait for our 10 day tour of Thailand and Cambodia with WSB included in Buriram"

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    "My advice to bikers............book it! its a lifetime experience you'll love forever"

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  • Review by Myles Mclean from New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "Absolute cracker of a tour! I was impressed right from the get go. Kay and Noah provided an awesome tour of Northern Thailand (Mae Hon Son Loop). All the facilities were great. It is such and amazing feeling following Noah through the twists and turn, as he knows those road of the back of his hand. I am a young rider from New Zealand and felt like my riding has improved immensely over the tour. Once again, Cheers to Noah and Kay for everything :) 10/10!!!!"

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  • Review by Dave from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Great tour, extremely knowledgeable operators, awesome riding through a Thailand, enjoyed the sight seeing tours, all hotels and food were very good, really enjoyed my big bike tour experience, will be retuning again in 2018 for another tour"

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  • Review by a traveler from British Columbia
    10 out of 10

    "Bike Bike tours was amazing. A must do for motorcycle enthusiasts. The whole group ran a great show and made my trip a wonderful experience. Very professional. Thanks to Noah , Wine and the whole gang for a great trip."

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  • Review by David from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "All staff very friendly and èxellently well trained in customer support, the best motorbiking"

    "holiday of my life, motorbikes very well maintained and met bickers from all over the world will recommend to all my friends"

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  • Review by Ken C. from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Tour leader and partner Noah (blah blah blah, some more rice) was the best guide, really looked after us well, from ordering the food to dealing with traffic cops, great organization, highly recommended"

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  • Review by a traveler from China
    10 out of 10

    "I have just completed The "Fantastic Lanna Kingdom Tour". This trip took in the best roads I have ever ridden on and some of the most beautiful views and sights you will see anywhere in the world. Kay & Noah and the team, provide excellent well maintained bikes, very good hotels and excellent food. The riding was an excellent mix of fast and technical but you felt safe at all times. Noah is a very competent fast rider, an excellent tour guide with a wicked sense of humour with a passion for his country's culture. Book a trip with these guys you won't be disappointed!"

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  • Review by Jus Gordon
    10 out of 10

    "This was my second tour with Big Bikes and I booked for a five day trip "Fantastic Lanna Kingdom". The tour was truly amazing and it took in a lot of the sights. It gives riders some excellent technical riding and the Mae Hong Son loop is a must, 1864 curves, what a true bikers road! Your in safe hands with Kay & Noah and the team, who are the best in the business! Book it and enjoy!"

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  • Review by Danny Stan
    10 out of 10

    "I had an awesome 6 day tour with Wine, Noah, Kay & Siam. "

    "Not really one for guided tours so wasn't really sure what to expect! "

    "Kay picked me up from the airport gave me and another traveller advice about Chiang Mai (where to visit,eat etc.) and checked me into the Amora hotel that they recommend, which is excellent value btw."

    "Once on the road the trip quickly evolved into a ride out with friends!"

    "All the hotels and food were excellent, a few of the other riders had dietary requirements which posed no problem."

    "The guys all really did their best to make sure that everyone had an awesome time, and that the bikes were well maintained. I hired the BMW f800GS which was perfect for the trip."

    "when I come back to Thailand I will definitely book another trip"

    "Danny"

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  • Review by Travis Lutter
    10 out of 10

    "Great tour. I rode the BMW 800. I enjoyed the riding. Can't wait to go back and do it again."

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  • Review by Monica Orgovanyi
    10 out of 10

    "JUST DO IT. "

    "The most awesome experience"

    "Tour, Roads.Food, Accommodation. (Big Bikes too)"

    "The tour owners/guides are the best, "

    "My partner and I, have had 3 tours with these beautiful people, and are going back for the 4th, in 2017. so 4 tours in 3 years, Must be good."

    "These guys are really the best. WE TRUST THEM."

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  • Review by Chris Lavery
    10 out of 10

    "Great time had by all. Modern bikes, Awesome roads, amazing food and everything well organised. I will return..."

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  • Review by Colin Bayman
    10 out of 10

    "An experience I won't forget in a hurry. Thailand has the roads, the people, the culture and the food, Big Bike Tours puts it all together for a ride that will blow your sox off."

    "Noah knows his country and how to get the best out of it. No maps, no GPSs, it's all in head and he can keep the pace on for the best of us."

    "Well done and thank you for a great tour from the 7 Perth Adventure Riders."

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  • Review by Steve Duke
    10 out of 10

    "We just completed to 5 day tour with these chaps. Verdict? AWESOME!"

    "Organisation: Top notch, all e mails responded to promptly, additional nights at the base hotel booked (at a discount...) for us, met us at the airport etc etc etc."

    "Routes: Truly spectacular views and panoramas, fantastic roads to challenge the best riders, lot's to see and do. Tour guide well informed about the history of what you see."

    "Bikes: All well maintained and modern. The guys work on the machines when you think you are not looking.... Nothing for you to do except ride them."

    "Food: A different Thai dish every time..... All fresh and delicious with the guys explaining exactly what was in there and how hot etc. They food is a definite highlight!"

    "Hotels: Fantastic standard with only one just a bit "tired". Hotels very welcoming."

    "Ambiance: Nothing contrived but we made some great friends on the trip as any biker would. Tour people are friendly and approachable with a good sense of humour (which they needed!)"

    "Cost: Pennies for what we got!"

    "We will be going again...."

    "Thank you guys - a memorable experience."

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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Big Bike Tours offers authentic guided motorcycle tours and adventure motorcycle touring holidays across Southeast Asia.

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