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Chiang Rai Loop Experience (2D/1N)


 
Day 1 • Chiang Mai – Thaton – Chiang Rai (-/L/D)

We will meet at our service center 7.30 AM, and you will receive a briefing about the tour and your motorcycle. You will have time to familiarize yourself with your motorcycle before we set off. Start our tour from Chiang Mai and after about 20 km leave the highway and spend the rest of the day on exhilarating twisty rural roads. On our first stop, Thaton, 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. After a local lunch in Thaton continue on rural roads to Chiang Rai.

Overnight in Chiang Rai. (Riding distance: 300 km / 185 miles).

Day 2 • Chiang Rai – Wiang Pa Pao – Chiang Mai (B/L/-)

After breakfast we take our time to explore the remarkable Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) which is today recognised as one of the main attractions in Thailand. On our way back to Chiang Mai we follow the stunning Road 118, then windy mountain roads will lead us back to Chiang Mai. We arrive back at our Service Center at approximately 16:00.

End of tour (Riding distance: 190 km / 120 miles).

 

Mae Hong Son Loop Experience (3D/2N)


 
Day 1 • Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon – Mae Hong Son (-/L/D)

In the morning you will have time to familiarize yourself with your motorcycle before we set off for the day. We start the tour from Chiang Mai and after about 50 km we leave the highway and spend the rest of the day on exhilarating twisty rural roads. Our first stop is at the Vachiratharn Waterfall – an impressive and powerful 80 m high waterfall. We then proceed to the top of Doi Inthanon, which at 2,565 meters is the highest mountain in Thailand. After a local lunch in Mae Chaem, continue to the City of the “Three Mists”, otherwise known as Mae Hong Son, which is located along the banks of the Pai River close to the border with Myanmar (formerly Burma).

Overnight in Mae Hong Son. (Riding distance: 300 km / 186 miles).

Day 2 • Mae Hong Son – Ban Rak Thai – Pai (B/L/D)

In the morning take a pleasant boat ride on Pai River and visit a local Karen Long village. The Karen, a tribal minority, historically lived in the hills on the Myanmar side of the border. Then set out for the famously alid back town of Pai on the beginning of the road famous for having 1864 bends of varying sharpness. The road passes through beautiful mountainous scenery. On the way, take a little side trip to Ban Rak Thai (literally “the Thai-loving village”), built around a lake on the Myanmar border. About 800, mainly Chinese settled here after the communist takeover of China and some of the buildings have a distinctively Chinese appearance. In the afternoon we arrive in Pai and relax in our hotel before dinner in a restaurant by the river. In the evening after dinner you can enjoy the delights of the Walking Street market.

Overnight in Pai. (Riding distance: 170 km / 105 miles).

Day 3 • Pai – Mae Sa – Chiang Mai (B/L/-)

A last great riding day is ahead of us. In the morning we will complete the “remaining” 762 twisties over the mountains to Mae Taeng. Then continue along rural back roads to an Elephant Sanctuary. We pay the amazing pachyderms a visit before continuing our journey. Follow the Samoeng loop and enjoy more twisties, then arrive back in Chiang Mai in the afternoon.

End of tour.

10-Day Motorcycle Tour, Thailand

 

Roads of Lanna (10D/9N)


 
Day 1 • Chiang Mai (-/-/D)

In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner and a tour presentation and motorcycle handover. We will discuss the itinerary, basic group riding rules, the local riding environment, and answer any questions that you may have.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 2 • Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon – Mae Hong Son (B/L/D)

In the morning you will have time to familiarize yourself with your motorcycle before we set off. The tour begins in Chiang Mai and after about 50 km we leave the Highway and spend the rest of the day on exhilarating twisty rural roads. The first stop is the Vachiratharn Waterfall – an impressive and powerful 80 m high waterfall. Then we’ll proceed to the top of Doi Inthanon, which at 2,565 meters is the highest mountain in Thailand. After a local lunch in Mae Chaem continue to the City of the “Three Mists”, otherwise known as Mae Hong Son, located along the banks of the Pai River near the border with Myanmar (formerly Burma).

Overnight in Mae Hong Son. (Riding distance: 300 km / 186 miles).

Day 3 • Mae Hong Son – Ban Rak Thai – Pai (B/L/D)

In the morning, take a pleasant boat ride on the Pai River to a local Karen village. Then set out for the famously laid back town of Pai, which is on the beginning of the road famous for having 1864 bends of varying sharpness. The road passes through some lush mountainous scenery. Take a side trip to Ban Rak Thai (literally “the Thai-loving village”), built around a lake on the Myanmar border. About 800 people, mainly Chinese, settled here after the communist takeover of China and some of the buildings have a distinctively Chinese appearance. In the afternoon we arrive in Pai and relax in our hotel before dinner in a restaurant by the river. In the evening after dinner you can enjoy the delights of the Walking Street market.

Overnight in Pai. (Riding distance: 170 km / 105 miles).

Day 4 • Pai – Doi Angkhang – Thaton (B/L/D)

Another great riding day is ahead of us, and in the morning we complete the “remaining” 762 twisties over the mountains to Mae Taeng. From here, follow the freeway for a short while before taking a steep zigzagging asphalt road to Doi Angkhang. Anghhang Royal Agricultural Station is a research project for planting fruit trees, vegetables and other crop under the patronage of the King. In the afternoon we reach Thaton, a small town set along the banks of the Kok River, bordering with Myanmar. Before we check in, enjoy a splendid view from Wat Thaton over the town and the vicinity.

Overnight in Thaton. (Riding distance: 300 km / 185 miles).

Day 5 • Thaton – Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai (B/L/D)

The first part of the day’s route will take us along gentle hills through rice paddies and farm villages. Follow the Kok River for a while before we turn left to drive up to Doi Mae Salong on yet more amazingly twisting mountain roads. Doi Mae Salong is a Chinese settlement which was built by a division of the Chinese Nationalist Army that refused to surrender to Chinese communists in 1949. Today the village still offers native Chinese cuisine, lovely houses, and countless tea plantations as far as the eyes can see. Continue cruising towards the mighty Mekong River to the legendary Golden Triangle where the three borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. We swap the motorcycles for a boat and explore the river region, taking a short break in Laos (no visa required), before returning to our motorbikes. We then take the short trip to Chiang Rai via the freeway.

Overnight in Chiang Rai. (Riding distance: 190 km / 120 miles).

Day 6 • Chiang Rai (Rest Day) (B/-/-)

This is a rest day. Enjoy a breakfast in the hotel and spend the day at leisure. You could opt for the pool or Spa, or perhaps take a walk and explore the town. There are many local markets and temples such as the remarkable Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), which is today recognized as one of the main attractions in Thailand.

Overnight in Chiang Rai.

Day 7 • Chiang Rai – Nan (B/L/D)

Depart Chiang Rai and journey through the hinterland on small back roads, passing through rice fields, fruit plantations and small farming villages. After lunch, the ride becomes more and more spectacular. For the next hundred km or so ride through countless bends with yet more beautiful landscapes. We then rejoin the main road and follow it to our final destination of the day, Nan. For centuries Nan was a separate, autonomous Kingdom with few relationships to the outside world. It is a beautiful town with many well preserved temples. For bikers the area is a true hidden gem.

Overnight in Nan. (Riding distance: 240 km / 150 miles).

Day 8 • Nan – Bo Kluea – Nan (B/L/D)

Without any doubt the road to Bo Kluea offers some of the best riding in all of Thailand. A classic twisting and nearly empty road will make this day an unforgettable riding experience. The tiny village of Bo Kluea is located in a scenic valley close to the Lao border – remote and picturesque. “Bo Kluea” means salt well as the village has raised around two natural saltwater wells which have been used for centuries. In the early afternoon we are back in Nan and will visit the beautiful temple, Wat Phumin. The temple was built as if it were on the back of two immense snakes. Spend the evening at an authentic local restaurant on the bank of the Nan River.

Overnight in Nan. (Riding distance: 200 Km / 125 miles).

Day 9 • Nan – Chiang Mai (B/L/D)

After breakfast drive from Nan in a western direction. During the last day of our motorcycle tour we will cruise once again along hilly roads via Phayao to Chiang Mai. In Phayao enjoy a nice lunch by the lake before arriving back in Chiang Mai in the afternoon, just in time to get ready for our farewell dinner. We end the day together with our new friends, sharing good riding memories and looking at some of the pictures from our adventures over the last few days.

Overnight in Chiang Mai. (Distance: 300 km / 185 miles).

Day 10 • Chiang Mai – Departures (B/-/-)

Transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport for departures.

Discover the spectacular scenery of Thailand on a big bike, experiencing local cultures and traditions along the way. Routes and itineraries are created by locally-based riders who know the most engaging roads and hidden treasures along the way. Select from 2, 4, 8 or 12 day itineraries – custom tours are available as well for individuals and groups. All tours are operated with a support van with support staff and a travel guide, along with a road captain leading the riders. Guests must have experience riding big motorcycles, insurance and an appropriate license.

All motorcycles are equipped for touring, are of late models and come with 1st class full comprehensive insurance.

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