Ride the true bikers paradise with Big Bike Tours! This excursion will take you to the most beautiful countryside of Northern Thailand. Experience great roads, no traffic, no speed cams, and stunning scenery. The true bikers paradise tour can deliver all that and more. Ride the famous highway No. 1148, ranked as one of the top 10 best riding roads all over the world. Places are limited to 10 riders and in high demand. Small groups are safer and friendlier. What are you waiting for?
Riders will be accommodated in a private room with a double bed in Big Bike Tours' charming hotels. If you bring a pillion, you can opt for a twin room or a double room.
The hotel in Chiang Mai will be your base before starting your exciting journey. During your stay in Nan and Phrae, your accommodation will be a beautiful hotel with a swimming pool facility. While in Sukhothai, you will be accommodated in a charming guest house with swimming pool. And when you're in Khao Kho, you will enjoy the pleasant weather and relax in your peaceful accommodation.
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 question and answer opportunity for any concerns you might have related to the tour.
Familiarize yourself with the bike while heading north of Chiang Mai. You will ride on a windy mountain road to Than Tong waterfall and Mae Kachan hot spring. Continue on true bikers paradise roads until you reach Phayao. Overview from the top of the hill Phayao lake (Kwan Phayao) one of the largest lakes in Northern Thailand. Lunch is served at a local restaurant.
Ride the exhilarating, mountainous highway No. 1148 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 (Nan hilltop scenic temple) before relaxing in your lovely accommodation and jump in the swimming pool.
After breakfast, you will leave Nan and start riding through winding mountainous roads. You will then take the motorbikes on a wooden ferry across the Sirikit Dam reservoir. Lunch is served at Sirikit Dam. Then, you will continue on the highway passing through rice fields until you reach charming Phrae. Later, you enjoy the beautiful accommodation with swimming pool.
After breakfast, you will be leaving Phrae to the unseen Phayao. Ride along fantastic mountainous roads. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Then, you will cruise along the highway R1035 through farming areas to Phayao. Discover Kwan Phayao Lake, which is one of the biggest lake in Thailand. The town of Phayao is located at the southeast corner of the lake. Then, you eill arrive and relax at the charming accommodation in Phrae.
After breakfast, you will ride on one of the best roads to discover Thailand's "Shangri-La". Visit Ang Khang Royal Agricultural Station. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Doi Angkhang is a district over 1,000 meters above sea level: Often with a misty, 360-degree panoramic view and refreshing weather the entire year (18 to 25 degrees Celsius). Later, you will enjoy and relax in your peaceful accommodation.
After breakfast, you will leave Doi Angkhang and you will ride on windy and tiny mountain roads along the Myanmar border (former Burma), through the stunning scenery of Doi Angkhang Mountain range. It is part of the Daen Lao Range that straddles both sides of the Burmese-Thai border. Ride along fantastic mountainous roads to visit Mae Ngat Samboon Chon Dam. Lunch is served at the dam restaurant. You will continue riding, passing through national parks and farming areas. Visit a local market and stop for refreshment, before heading back to Chiang Mai.
The tour will start in the morning, at 08:30. Big Bike Tours advises you to arrive at least one day before the tour start in Chiang Mai and they recommend arrival two days before tour start to acclimate and avoid jet lag.
The tour will finish about 16:00 - 17:00 back in Chiang Mai, so if you like to fly back the same day to Bangkok International Airport (BKK), you can easily catch any flight from Chiang Mai after 18:00.
You will drive on the left as in England and Australia. All speed limits are in kilometers per hour, 30 to 50 for towns, 60 for suburbs and 90 for major (A) roads and dual carriageways. You will happily cruise along the open road at a good clip, but you must always slow right down through the towns and villages, 50 kilometers per hour maximum. There are often kids, dogs, chickens, yak, etc., kicking around in the streets.
Also, if you see your guide braking, there’s a good reason - and you should brake, too! Many Thais ignore the typical unwritten rules of road positioning and merging you are used to in the west. You will go over this in person so don’t worry. There is always a “sweeper” and a service vehicle to make sure any riders caught by a traffic light or water buffalo crossing delay do not get separated from the group!
This motorcycle tours will cover Nothern Thailand's most beautiful countryside including Chiang Mai, Phayao, Nan, Sirikit Dam, and Phrae.
The agricultural station researches and cultivates temperate climate fruits, flowers, and vegetables. Currently, the station has more than 12 species of temperate fruits such as raspberries, peaches, plums, kiwis, and strawberries, and more than 60 species of vegetables such as carrots, Brussels sprouts, and peas, and more than 50 species of temperate flowers such as carnations and roses.
It covers an area of 12,831 rai (21 square kilometers) at an elevation of 380 meters. The lake has a mean depth of 2 meters. Forty-eight species of fish are recorded for the lake, most dominant are the artificially introduced Nile Tilapia and the Climbing Perch. The lake was created in 1939 to improve irrigation in the area. It was added to the list of 61 most important wetlands on August 1, 2000. There are currently plans to restore the ancient temple Wat Tilok Aram dating back to the end of the 15th century, which was submerged during the construction of the lake.
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 worth to come. If you want to see authentic Thailand, the one not many tourist see, you definitely have to come here.
Sirikit is the largest earth dam in Thailand. It's used for irrigation, fisheries, flood control and as well as hydro-electric power generation.
The price of this motorcycle tour includes daily breakfast, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners. You will also be provided with water, soft drinks and coffee / tea in connection with the meals.
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.
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