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BMW Motorcycle Tour Thailand

This tour is a great shorter tour to explore some highlights of Nothern Thailand. Leaving Chiang Mai behind, you head towards Chiang Rai and visit the Wat Rong Khun, today one of the main landmarks in north Thailand. Overnight in Chiang Rai, time to explore this laid-back town, visit the night market or just relax in the hotel. After breakfast on the second day, you continue north-west towards Thaton where you visit Wat Thaton, a magnificent temple with a crystal pagoda just a few kilometers away from the border to Myanmar. From there, you take a road less travelled back to Chiang Mai.

Key information

  • Bike: rental bike (BMW F 700 / 750 GS, BMW F 800 / 850 GS, or BMW 1200 GS)
  • Mileage: 520 kilometers / 324 miles
  • Daily rides: 280 - 300 kilometers / 173 - 187 miles
  • Riding gear: not available
  • Meals: 1 breakfast


  • Starts and ends in Chiang Mai
  • Cross the mountain at Mae Waen
  • Ride on the exhilarating twisty rural roads
  • Stroll around on the low traffic density road 1001
  • Use of late model BMW GS motorcycle
  • Use of a GPS to guide the tour
  • 1 night's accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


2 riding days in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Slovak, Thai
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Chiang Mai International Airport
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You will be accommodated in a hotel in Chiang Rai. The hotel selected by Bike Tour Asia is a carefully selected good quality hotel with leisure facilities, cleanliness, and proper hygiene. Each guest (single or couple) has his / her own en-suite room.


Day 1: Chiang Mai - Wiang Pa Pao - Chiang Rai, 280 kilometers / 173 miles

You meet at the service center at 08:30. Here, you will receive a briefing about the tour and your motorcycle.

You start your tour from Chiang Mai and rather quickly you leave the town behind and ride on the low traffic density road north towards Phrao. Enjoy a coffee at one of the many coffee stops on the way. From Phrao, cross the mountain at Mae Waen, a pleasant scenic ride. One more mountain to cross for the day, over Doi Chang, famous for its coffee plantation and stunning scenery. Last stretch to Chiang Rai is on the 118 with its wide curves and pleasant hills. You will stop at the remarkable Wat Rong Khun (the white temple) which is today recognized as one of the main attractions all over Thailand. From the temple, there is only a short ride left to the hotel in Chiang Rai. In the evening there is time to explore the night market or just relax at the hotel.

Day 2: Chiang Rai - Thaton - Chiang Mai, 300 kilometers / 187 miles

You start your tour from Chiang Rai in the north direction. After about 20 kilometers, leave the highway and spend the rest of the day on the exhilarating twisty rural roads. In Thaton, you may visit Wat Thaton, a temple which is located close to the border to Myanmar, on top of a hill overlooking the village of Ban Thaton and the Mae Kok River.

Follow the main road to south and have a coffee break at the Hua Luk Royal Project. Lunch at the lovely Nest Resort with a beautiful view at the Limestone Mountains in the back. If time allows, taking the back roads going to Chiang Mai via Mae Rim. Expect to be back at Bike Tour Asia Service Centre around 5 p.m.


Due to the lengths of your international flight and the time difference, you may have to leave your country a day earlier, subsequently, you will arrive one day later back home. Please book your flights accordingly.

Route itinerary and destination may be subject to change in case of force majeure, weather conditions, road conditions, and any other significant circumstances.

Non-ASEAN driving license holders who wish to drive vehicles in Thailand and other ASEAN member countries must hold a valid driving license from their home country and an international driving license for the required category in question. The international driving license must be used in conjunction with the driver's passport and driving license from their home country.

Holders of a driving license issued by an ASEAN country such as Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam does not need an international driving license when driving in Thailand and within the other ASEAN member countries.

Skill level(s) required for this tour: intermediate and advanced


  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents


  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions


This tour will start and end in Chiang Mai, Thailand. You will also get the chance to visit Wiang Pa Pao, Chiang Rai, and Thaton.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Visit Wat Rong Khun temple
  • Visit Wat Thaton temple

What's included

  • Late model BMW GS Motorcycle rental included 300 kilometers per day (additional kilometer 0.5 USD per kilometer)
  • Use of GPS (pre-programmed with day-by-day itinerary)
  • Introductory itinerary briefing by an experienced tour guide
  • Panniers and top box, basic motorcycle crash protection bars, etc.
  • Comprehensive tour script with safety tips, day-by-day itinerary, tips of activities and highlights en route, a hotel list, and important contacts
  • Tools and tire repair kits
  • Motorcycle damage coverage
  • Airport / hotel / Bike Tour Asia service center transfers in Chiang Mai on arrival / departure date
  • 1 night's accommodation
  • 1 breakfast
  • Bike Tour Asia T-shirt & Pannier Bag

What's not included

  • Hotel nights in Chiang Mai (pre and post tour)
  • Flights
  • Fully refundable motorcycle security deposit (from 1,500 USD to 2,500 USD)
  • All services not mentioned as included
  • All items of a personal nature

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Bike Tour Asia will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Chiang Mai International Airport Airport transfer included: Chiang Mai International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Pricing information

BMW F 800 / 850 GS motorcycle upgrade

  • Rider in a single room: 620 USD
  • Rider and pillion in a double room: 740 USD
  • Two riders in a double room: 1,140 USD

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