3 Days Nan Loop Motorcycle Tours in Thailand

  • Chiang Mai - Nan - Phrae

Getaway Motorcycle Tours Thailand

The “Nan Loop” will not only take you to see ancient history of Thailand; charming Nan, unseen Phrae, and beautiful Sirikit dam. The “Nan Loop” can deliver all that you want; great roads, no traffic, no speed cams, and stunning scenery. This amazing motorcycle road takes you through fabulous mountain scenery to Nan, the unique panorama of the border between Laos and Thailand, Thai elephant conservation center, and much more! A real motorcycle tour for real riders!

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Chiang Mai
  • Ride through national parks and farming areas
  • Ride highway Number 1148, one of the top 10 world's best biking roads
  • Ride on windy mountain roads to Than Tong waterfall and Mae Kachan hot spring
  • Visit the Thai elephant conservation center and world's first elephant hospital
  • English speaking professional tour guide with TAT license
  • Airport transfers to and from Chiang Mai
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 riding days
  • English
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During this motorcycle tour, you will be staying at various accommodations with departure and return point at Hotel Amora Tapae Chiang Mai. Big Bike Tours has carefully selected quality hotels and resorts with leisure facilities for your stay. You will have options to choose your rooms; a single double-bedded room or shared double or twin-bedded room with a pillion.

Overview

  • Bike: rental bike
  • Terrain: mix of asphalt and mountainous road
  • Mileage: 862 kilometers / 536 miles
  • Daily rides: 208 - 373 kilometers / 129 - 232 miles
  • Meals: 3 lunches, 2 dinners, and daily breakfast

Itinerary

Departure time

The tour will start in the morning 08:30. Please be informed, that you arrived at least one day before the tour start in Chiang Mai. Big Bike Tours recommends two days before the tour starts to acclimate and avoid jet lag.

Return time

The tour will finish at 16:00 or 17:00, then you will be back to Chiang Mai. So, if you like to fly back the same day to Bangkok or the beach, you can catch easily any flight from Chiang Mai after 18:00.

Day 1 - Chiang Mai to Nan (373 kilometers / 232 miles)

Familiarize yourself with the bike while heading north of Chiang Mai. You will ride on the windy mountain road to Than Tong waterfall and Mae Kachan hot spring. Continue on true biker’s paradise roads until you reach Phayao. Overview from the top of the hill Phayao lake in Kwan Phayao, one of the largest lakes in Northern Thailand.

Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Ride the exhilarating, mountainous highway number 1,148 to Nan, ranked in the top 10 as one of the most fun biking roads to be found anywhere in the world. 120 kilometers of up and down curves through the impressive mountains providing you with pure riding pleasure. Visit Wat Phra That Khao Noi, a Nan hilltop scenic temple, before relaxing in your lovely accommodation and jump in the swimming pool.

Day 2 - Nan to Phrae (281 kilometers / 175 miles)

After breakfast, you’ll leave Nan riding through winding mountainous roads. You then take the motorbikes on a wooden ferry across the Sirikit Dam reservoir. Sirikit Dam is the largest earth dam in Thailand. It´s used for irrigation, fisheries, flood control, and hydroelectric power generation.

Lunch is served at Sirikit Dam. Then, you continue on the highway passing through rice fields until you reach charming Phrae. It is a small city near Lampang and a few kilometers away from Denchai. Very few tourists come here to visit the area, but Phrae city and its surroundings are worth to come. If you want to see authentic Thailand, the one not many tourists see, you definitely have to come here. Later, you enjoy the beautiful accommodation with swimming pool.

Day 3 - Phrae to Chiang Mai (208 kilometers / 129 miles)

After breakfast, you leave Phrae cruising along rice fields to Den Chai. Then. You’ll ride through winding mountainous roads to Lampang. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Visit the Thai elephant conservation center and world’s first elephant hospital. Continue riding, passing through national parks and farming areas. Visit local market, stopping for refreshment, before heading back to Chiang Mai.

  • Enjoy Than Tong waterfall and Mae Kachan hot spring
  • Experience an overview from top of the hill Phayao lake in Kwan Phayao
  • Take your motorbikes on a wooden ferry across the Sirikit Dam reservoir
  • Visit the Thai elephant conservation center and world’s first elephant hospital
  • Visit Wat Phra That Khao Noi, a Nan hilltop scenic temple

This "Nan Loop" motorcycle tours will take place in Thailand covering Chiang Mai, Nan, and Phrae.

During this motorcycle tour, you will be provided with three lunches, two dinners, and breakfast every day. Water, soft drinks, coffee, and tea are also available to accompany your meals.

You can enjoy swimming at your accommodation or pamper yourself with a spa treatment which you can book at your hotel.

  • 2 dinners
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 lunches
  • Accident cover insurance up to 100,000 THB
  • All entrance fees to national parks and historical sites
  • Daily breakfast
  • English speaking professional with TAT license
  • Famous Big Bike Tours “On zeee bikes!” t-shirt
  • Full first class comprehensive insurance
  • Life insurance up to 1,000,000 THB
  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage
  • Pick up service from Chiang Mai Airport
  • Riding gears such as helmets, jackets, gloves, and knee guards
  • Support van for luggage transportation, drinks, and space for a few guests on entire tour upon prior request
  • Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
  • Water, soft drinks, coffee, or tea
  • Airfares
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All items of a personal nature
  • All services not mentioned
  • Cover against cancellation costs
  • Medical expenses
  • Visa fee

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). Transfer from this airport is included in the price. Big Bike Tours will pick you up at the airport. 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.

Arrival by train

The train (night train) is another option; however, the Thai train network needs a serious overhaul. Take a look at the difference between the train cost and the flight costs compared to one-hour flying time or a 12-hour train journey along with the fact that the trains are notoriously unreliable. The train option is usually the odd one out.

Arrival by bus

A lot of buses start every hour from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit - Chatuchak) to Chiang Mai. Travel time with the bus will be around eight hours.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 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 Great Britain
    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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