The "Sukhothai Loop” will not only take you to see ancient historical of Thailand, unseen Phayao and Nan, Sirikit dam, Sukhothai (the world heritage historical park), and world's first elephant hospital in Lampang. In three days, you will also ride over 1.000 kilometers. Big Bike Tours knows what you want; great roads, no traffic, no speed cams, and stunning scenery. The “Sukhothai Loop” can deliver all that. A real motorcycle tour for real riders!
Riders will be accommodated in a private room with a double bed in Big Bike Tours' charming hotels. If you bring a pillion or a spouse, you can opt for a twin room or a double room.
A hotel in Chiang Mai will be the starting point of your motorcycle tour. You will be accommodated in a hotel in Nan and a guest house in Sukhothai. Both accommodation has a swimming pool facility.
Ride the famous highway No. 1148, ranked as one of the top 10 best riding roads all over the world. This amazing motorcycle road takes you through fabulous mountain scenery to Nan. Ride along the unique panorama of the border between Laos and Thailand. Cross the Sirikit dam reservoir on a wooden ferry and visit the World Heritage Historical Park of Sukhothai.
Early morning meet and greet at your accommodation in Chiang Mai. Big Bike Tours will provide the tour briefing, and then provide you with your riding gear and bike. They will inform you briefly of local history, geography, and acknowledge any personal requirements. Lastly, there will be a general Q&A opportunity for any concerns you might have related to the tour.
Get familiarize the bikes by heading north of Chiang Mai. You will ride on a windy mountain road to Tharntong waterfall and Mae Kachan hot spring. Continue on true bikers paradise roads until reach to Phayao. Overview from the top of the hill Phayao Lake (Kwan Phayao) one of the largest lake in Northern Thailand. Lunch is served at local restaurant.
Ride along the impressive mountainous road highway No. 1148 to Nan, ranked top 10 for best riding fun all over the world. 120 kilometers of up and down curves through the impressive mountains and pure riding pleasure overload. Visit Wat Phra That Khao Noi (Nan Top Hill Scenic Temple) before relaxing in your lovely accommodation and jump in the swimming pool.
After breakfast, you will 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 as well as hydro-electric power generation. Lunch is served at Sirikit Dam. Then you will continue on the highway passing through rice fields until you reach Sukhothai.
Visit the Ancient Sukhothai Historical Park, designated world heritage site number 574 on 12 December 1991 by UNESCO and enjoy the amazing sunset in the old ruins. A magical and memorable scene. Later, you arrive at the guest house, where you enjoy the charming accommodation with swimming pool.
After breakfast, you will leave Sukhothai cruising along rice fields to Den Chai. Then you will 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 "Sukhothai Loop" motorcycle tours will start from Chiang Mai and then continue to Phayao, Nan, Sirikit Dam, Sukhothai, and then back to Chiang Mai.
The price of this motorcycle tour includes daily breakfast, lunch, dinner. You will also be provided soft drinks from Big Bike Tours' service vehicles.
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.
Please book your flights to arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). Transfer from and to 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 busses 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.