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5 Days True Bikers Paradise Motorcycle Tour in Thailand

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Ride the true bikers paradise with Motorcycle Tours Thailand! 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?

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Chiang Mai
  • English speaking professional tour guide with TAT license
  • Cruise along the highway R1035 through farming areas to Phayao
  • Take the motorbikes on a wooden ferry across the Sirikit Dam reservoir
  • Ride Highway No. 1148 - one of the top 10 world's best biking roads
  • Famous Motorcycle Tours Thailand “On zeee bikes!” T-Shirt
  • Airport transfers, accident insurance, and life insurance
  • 4 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 riding days in English
Spoken languages: German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10

Airport transfer included:Chiang Mai International Airport

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Accommodation

Riders will be accommodated in a private room with a double bed in Motorcycle Tours Thailand's 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.

Motorcycle Tours Thailand Itinerary

Overview

  • Bike: rental bike
  • Mileage: 1390 kilometers / 864 miles
  • Daily rides: approximately 229 to 373 kilometers / 142 to 232 miles
  • Meals: daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Early morning meet and greet at your accommodation in Chiang Mai. Motorcycle Tours Thailand 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.

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

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.

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

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.

Day 3 - Phrae to Phayao (275 kilometers / 171 miles)

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.

Day 4 - Phayao to Doi Angkhang (229 kilometers / 142 miles)

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.

Day 5 - Doi Angkhang to Chiang Mai (232 kilometers / 144 miles)

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.

Note

The tour will start in the morning, at 08:30. Motorcycle Tours Thailand 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.

Rules on the road

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!

Included excursions

  • Discover Kwan Phayao Lake, which is one of the biggest lake in Thailand
  • Enjoy Nan's hilltop scenic temple, Wat Phra That Khao Noi
  • Ride along fantastic mountainous roads to visit Mae Ngat Samboon Chon Dam
  • Ride on one of the best roads to discover Thailand's “Shangri-La”
  • Ride on windy mountain road to Than Tong waterfall and Mae Kachan hot spring
  • Take the motorbikes on a wooden ferry across the Sirikit Dam reservoir

Location

This motorcycle tours will cover Nothern Thailand's most beautiful countryside including Chiang Mai, Phayao, Nan, Sirikit Dam, and Phrae.

Ang Khang Royal Agricultural Station

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.

Kwan Phayao Lake

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.

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 worth to come. If you want to see authentic Thailand, the one not many tourist see, you definitely have to come here.

Sirikit Dam reservoir

Sirikit is the largest earth dam in Thailand. It's used for irrigation, fisheries, flood control and as well as hydro-electric power generation.

Food

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

Every day, Motorcycle Tours Thailand 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. Motorcycle Tours Thailand 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.

What's included

  • 4 dinners
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 5 lunches
  • Accident cover insurance up to 100,000 THB
  • All entrance fees to National Parks and Historical Sites
  • Daily breakfast
  • English speaking professional tour guide with TAT license
  • Famous Motorcycle Tours Thailand “On zeee bikes!” T-Shirt
  • Full First Class Comprehensive insurance for motorcycles with deductible of up to 25,000 THB in case of damage
  • Life insurance up to 1,000,000 THB
  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage
  • Riding gears (helmets, jackets, gloves, knee guards)
  • Support van for luggage transportation, drinks
  • Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
  • Transfers from and to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
  • Water, soft drinks and coffee / tea in connection with the meals

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). Transfer from and to this airport is included in the price. Motorcycle Tours Thailand will pick you up at the airport. Most customers touring with Motorcycle Tours Thailand 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 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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