8 Days Ultimate Trails Motorcycle Tours in Thailand

Motorbike Tours in Thailand

This memorable motorcycle tour is in Northern Thailand on ultimate trails where Motorcycle Tours Thailand will take you all around the three ancient kingdoms passing the unique highland vast panoramic view of Doi Inthanon, the highest peak of Thailand, and the beautiful Mae Hong Son. Visit Pai, Chiang Dao, the charming Tha Ton, Doi Mae Salong, Doi Tung Royal Villa, and the famous Golden Triangle where three country borders meet: Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar.

Key information

  • Bike: rental bike
  • Mileage: 2002 kilometers / 1244 miles
  • Daily rides: approximately 150 to 350 kilometers / 93 to 217 miles
  • Meals: daily breakfast, 8 lunches, 7 dinners

Highlights

  • Start and end in Chiang Mai
  • Ride along Golden Triangle route
  • Ride along fantastic mountain roads
  • Visit World War II Memorial Bridge and Museum
  • Ride the exhilarating, mountainous highway No. 1148 to Nan
  • English speaking professional tour guide
  • Visit Lod Cave on a bamboo raft
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 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

On your first day, you will enjoy your peaceful accommodation and on your second day, you will stay at a charming hotel with swimming pool. You will enjoy the fantastic panoramic view from your hotel on the third day and you will be relaxed at the peaceful setting of your hotel on the fourth day. Your lovely hotels on the fifth and sixth day have a swimming pool where you can relax and take a dip.

Program

There will be an early morning meet and greet at your accommodation in Chiang Mai. Motorcycle Tours Thailand will provide the tour briefing, riding gear, and bike. Motorcycle Tours Thailand will inform you briefly about local history, geography, and acknowledge any personal requirements. Lastly, Motorcycle Tours Thailand has a general question and answer opportunity for any concerns you might have related to the tour.

Day 1: Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon - Mae Sariang (278 kilometers / 173 miles)

Familiarize yourself with your bike on the highway ride heading south of Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon National Park, the highest peak in Thailand, 2,565 meters above sea level. Ride along the excellent winding mountain road through pine forest scenery. Visit Thailand’s finest waterfall, nature trails, Royal pagodas, and botanical gardens. Descend to Mae Chaem for a relaxing lunch at the local restaurant.

After lunch, ride on passing through pine forests until you reach Mae Sariang, near the border with Myanmar, where you'll later enjoy your peaceful accommodation.

Day 2: Mae Sariang - Mae Hong Son - Pai (278 kilometers / 173 miles)

After breakfast, leave Mae Sariang to Mae Hong Son on narrow twisty curvy roads. In Khun Yuam, you will take a break and visit a World War II museum and Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu, the first temple of Mae Hong Son on the hilltop. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Visit Lod cave which means “cave with a stream running through,” on a bamboo raft.

Then, you'll be back on twisty curvy roads to Pai. You'll have an optional visit to Tha Pai hot spring where you can enjoy a mineral bath. Then you will reach a charming accommodation with swimming pool.

Day 3: Pai - Tha Ton (249 kilometers / 155 miles)

Before breakfast early in the morning, you will have a chance to offer food to the monks along the streets of Pai's local market. After breakfast, visit the Pai World War II Memorial Bridge. Then, you'll be back on winding mountainous roads to reach Chiang Dao where you will have a relaxing lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit Chiang Dao cave.

You'll then ride along fantastic mountain roads via Doi Angkhang until you reach Tha Ton where you will visit the Wat Tha Ton on top of the mountain and enjoy the amazing sunset. Later, you will relax in your charming accommodation with a fantastic panoramic view.

Day 4: Tha Ton - Golden Triangle (142 kilometers / 88 miles)

After breakfast, you will leave Tha Ton to visit the long-necked Karen tribe village near the border of Thailand and Myanmar. Ride to Doi Mae Salong where Chinese mountain tea farmers live and test Thailand's best tea. Then you'll be back on curvy roads to Doi Tung Royal Villa and Visit the Winter Palace and the botanical garden. Lunch is served at the Royal’s Project restaurant.

You'll continue along winding roads to Mae Sai, the northernmost point of Thailand, and visit Wat Tham Pla where you can feed some food to wild monkeys. At the Golden Triangle, you'll take a long-tail boat trip on the Mekong river for a short visit to a small village in Laos. You'll not need a visa. Visit the Opium museum before relaxing at your peaceful accommodation.

Day 5: Golden Triangle - Nan (353 kilometers / 219 miles)

After breakfast, ride along a scenic farming areas road to Chiang Rai City. You may also visit the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun), one of the top ten wonder temples in the world. Lunch will be 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 in the world.

You'll experience 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 jumping in the swimming pool. Later, you will discover and enjoy Nan's night-life.

Day 6: Rest day in Nan

Today is a day of leisure. You will not do anything so you can relax at the pool or go shopping in town. You may ride the Bo Kluea Loop, 193 kilometers, on amazing roads to visit the Bo Kluea salt wells.

Day 7: Nan - Phrae (281 kilometers / 175 miles)

After breakfast, you will leave Nan riding through winding mountainous roads. You will 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 will be served at Sirikit dam. Then, you will 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 tourist see, you definitely have to come here. Later, you enjoy the beautiful accommodation with swimming pool.

Day 8: Phrae - Chiang Mai (208 kilometers / 129 miles)

After breakfast, you will leave Phrae, cruising along rice fields to Den Chai. Then, you will be riding 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.

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

  • Go shopping in Nan Town
  • Discover the long-necked Karen tribe village
  • Drop by Doi Mae Salong and taste Thailand's best tea
  • Enjoy Thailand’s finest waterfall, Winter Palace, nature trails, Royal pagodas, and botanical gardens
  • Explore a World War II museum and Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu, the first temple of Mae Hong Son on the hilltop
  • Explore the Opium museum and the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun), one of the top ten wonder temples in the world
  • Sail the Lod cave which means “cave with a stream running through,” on a bamboo raft
  • See the Ancient Sukhothai Historical Park
  • See the Celadon temple
  • See the Chiang Dao cave
  • Stop by the Wat Tha Ton on top of the mountain and enjoy the amazing sunset
  • Visit Wat Phra That Khao Noi, Nan hilltop scenic temple
  • Visit Wat Tham Pla where you can feed some food to wild monkeys

Location

This motorcycle tour will take place in different places in Thailand namely Chiang Mai, Doi Inthanon, Mae Sariang, Mae Hong Son, Pai, Tha Ton, Golden Triangle, Nan, Sirikit Dam, and Sukhothai.

Food

Daily delicious meals and soft drinks are included in the price.

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.

On your free time, you have the option to enjoy any of the following activities:

  • Ride the Bo Kluea Loop 193 kilometers, on amazing roads to visit the Bo Kluea salt wells
  • Visit a local market to buy souvenirs and gifts
  • Visit the Tha Pai hot spring, where you can enjoy a mineral bath

What's included

  • 7 dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 8 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 drinks and snacks
  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature
  • 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.

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 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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This vacation is available from January to December, except August and September.

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