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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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