30 Days
Motorcycle Tour of Thailand - 30 Day Expedition

The ultimate 30-day Thai adventure

Get set for incredible landscapes, twisting mountain roads, delicious local cuisine and remote jungle tracks, on this access-all-areas adventure to one of the country’s most captivating regions, following the Thai border anti-clockwise along some of South East Asia’s most iconic roads. Prasit has ridden this route countless times, but it remains one of his favourites thanks to the fantastic terrain, authentic villages and historic border country of the Golden Triangle. If you’ve got 30 days to spare, you won’t regret booking this trip…

Don’t have 30 days? We’ve also split this programme into six sections, creating a hop-on, hop-off itinerary for those with limited time.  Find out more:

  1. SECTION I: Border Country: 6 Days: Bang Saen – Khong Chiam
  2. SECTION II: Along the Mighty Mekong: 7 Days: Khong Chiam – Nan
  3. SECTION III: Ultimate Mountain  Roads: 6 Days: Nan – Chiang Rai
  4. SECTION IV: Golden Roads: 7 Days: Chiang Rai – Mae Hong Son
  5. SECTION V: The Lost World of the Forests: 6 Days: Mae Hong Son – Sukhothai
  6. SECTION VI: The Scenic Route: 6 Days: Sukhothai – Amphawa
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The details

Start Point: Bangkok, Thailand
End Point: Bangkok, Thailand
Dates To be advised
Duration 30 Days – 6,350 kms
Roads: Tarmac/Dirt/Mountain Roads
Region: Central/East/Northeast/Northern/Northwest Thailand
Motorcycle: Honda CRF250L, CBX500, R110R, F700GS, F800GS or F1200GS
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“If you’re looking for the ultimate ride in Thailand and have time to spare, this is the tour for you.”




Bangkok - Bang Saen

Day 1: Transfer to our first hotel in Bang Saen, to check-in and relax until our evening briefing, vehicle check and welcome dinner.

Bang Saen - Trat - 368 kms

Day 2: It’s an easy ride for our first day, as we make for the sleepy border town of Trat, via the coastal provinces of Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat. Along the way, we’ll make time to experience the food and culture of this authentic region. (Google Map)

Trat - Aranyaprathet - 306 kms

Day 3: Breakfast by the sea, before journeying to the border town of Aranyaprathet, which links to Poi Pet, Cambodia – the gateway to the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex. We’ll be riding along the empty roads of frontier country – an experience like no other. (Google Map)

Aranyaprathet - Sisaket - 355 kms

Day 4: Continuing through border country, we take in incredible scenery on our journey along the frontier towards Sisaket, a region dotted with orchards, mountains and Khmer ruins. We’ll make a short visit to the Chong Chom International border with its sprawling market. (Google Map)

Sisaket - Khong Chiam - 307 kms

Day 5: It’s a day of stunning sights and scenery as we continue to Khong Jiam, another border town between Pakse, Laos and Ubon, Thailand. Along the way, we’ll visit the ancient Hindu temple of Preah Vihear, the Huail Luang waterfall, local border Chong Ta U and Huai Sai Yai Waterfall. (Google Map)

Khong Chiam - Mukdaharn - 257 kms

Day 6: We’re still tracing the border with Laos on our way to Mukdahan on the banks of the mighty Mekong. You won’t believe the scenery, as we tackle the bizarre stone structures of Pha Taem National Park, the breathtaking Soi Sawan Waterfall, Natural Rock Formation and the viewing tower at Ho Kaeo. (Google Map)

Mukdaharn - Bueng Kan - 297 kms

Day 7: Today, we’ll continue north along the Mekong to Bueng Kan, ticking off the beautiful local temples of Wat Mano Phirom, Kaeng Krabao and Wat Phra That Phanom en route. (Google Map)

Bueng Kan - Chiang Khan - 355 kms

Day 8: It’s an easy riding day along the smooth, straight R212 towards Nong Khai, which connects Thailand with the Laos capital, Vientiane. Then its onwards on more clear roads along the Mekong to the beautiful riverside setting of Chiang Khan. (Google Map)

Chiang Khan - Dan Sai - 171 kms

Day 9: It’s officially a late-start this morning – though you might like to join us for a ride up to the Phu Thok viewpoint to watch the sunrise before breakfast. Afterwards, we’ll take a cross-country route through spectacular scenery to Dan Sai. (Google Map)

Dan Sai - Nan - 298 kms

Day 10: Tackle magnificent mountain roads today, as you make an early start for your journey north to Nan along perfect road bike territory.(Google Map)

Nan - Rest Day / City Tour

Day 11: Time to relax in the beguiling little town of Nan, one of our favourite places to soak up Thai culture. We recommend taking in the morning market and temples around town.

Nan - Bo Klua - 161 kms

Day 12: Another magnificent riding day of incredible mountain passes, past remote villages and plenty of photo opp viewpoints. We’re making for the ancient salt wells of Boklua, high in the mountains of Nan. (Google Map)

Bo Klua - Phulangka - 253 kms

Day 13: After breakfast, we continue north on R1081 to the Huai Kon border with Laos. Then it’s time to tackle the most beautiful stretch of mountain road in Thailand, the R101/R1097 towards Phulangka. (Google Map)

Phulangka - Chiang Khong - 206 kms

Day 14: Another scenic morning today as we head to Chiang Khong, a border city that’s a gateway to China. We’ll continue along locals roads, passing the waterfall of Phu Sang National park, the cloud forest of Phu Chi Fah and the mountain of Doi Pha Tang, before riding down to Chiang Khong. (Google Map)

Chiang Khong - Doi Tung - 131 kms

Day 15: Depart early on our journey tracing the Mekong River to Chiang Saen. This is Golden Triangle Country, and we’ll visit the The Hall of Opium Museum and Mae Sai Boundary Post to find out a little more about the region’s history, before heading up the mountain road along the border with Myanmar towards Doi Tung. (Google Map)

Doi Tung - Thaton - 163 kms

Day 16: It’s a leisurely morning, with a visit to Doi Tung Royal Villa and Mae Fah Luang Garden before check out. Then its onwards towards the village of Thaton via Khun Sa old camp (once the home of an opium warlord) and the scenic village of Doi Mae Salong. (Google Map)

Thaton - Pieng Luang - 277 kms

Day 17: We’re heading south towards Chiang Mai province, and the small border town of Pieng Luang today. Along the way, we’ll visit the First Royal Factory Museum and experience one of the gourmet highlights of the journey – a delicious lunch in the village of Arunothai (renowned for its egg noodles and fried dumpling) before continuing to Pieng Luang. (Google Map)

Pieng Luang - Pai - 249 kms

Day 18: It’s another fantastic riding day as we head for Pai. Continuing south on the R1322 to Chiang Dao for incredible mountain views, we’ll then tackle the beautiful bends of the R1095 to Pai. (Google Map)

Pai. Rest day and city tour

Day 19: Time to relax after a long day on the road. We’ll take a tour through the enchanting riverside town of Pai, packed with food and handicraft stalls and surrounded by waterfalls and hot springs.

Pai - Mae Hong Son - 185 kms

Day 20: Today we’re heading for Mae Hong Son, the “City of Three Mists”, on another spectacular road speckled with places to visit (including the fascinating Coffin and Fish Caves, the Chinese village of Santichon and the nearby waterfalls). (Google Map)

Mae Hong Son - Mae Sariang - 164 kms

Day 21: It’s a short day of riding today, as we leave our bikes to visit the hilltribe community of a local Karen Long Neck village. We’ll return to the hotel for check-out, before heading to the tranquil town of Mae Sariang. (Google Map)

Mae Sariang - Mae Sot - 237 kms

Day 22: Trace the Myanmar border along sensational empty roads on the way to Mae Sot. We’ll stop to find out more about the region along the way, visiting a local school, a refugee camp and the magical Mae Usu Cave. (Google Map)

Mae Sot - Umphang - 179 kms

Day 23: It’s a short but scenic ride to the remote town of Umpang today, on our way to Thailand’s largest protected area of forest. This little town is located at the entry point to a vast national reserve area that connects to Kanchana Buri Province. (Google Map)

Umphang - Sukhothai - 322 kms

Day 24: After breakfast, it’s time to make for the World Heritage Site of Sukhothai, the first capital of Siam. We’ll trace our winding route back to Mae Sot, before powering along straight road from Tak to Sukhothai. (Google Map)

Sukhothai - Rest Day / City Tour

Day 25: . You cannot come to this region without exploring the beautiful World Heritage town of Sukhothai. Take a short cycle ride around the old ruins and temples surrounding the city or discover its lively food scene.

Sukhothai - Nakhon Sawan - 233 kms

Day 26: We’ll head south on a short riding day today, visiting temples and a cave on the way to the ‘Heavenly City’ of Nakhon Sawan. (Google Map)

Nakhon Sawan - Kanchana Buri - 326 kms

Day 27: It’s another beautiful riding day, crossing the last mountain of the trip as we travel into the national park strewn area of Si Sawat in Kanchana Buri province. (Google Map)

Kanchana Buri - Sangkhla Buri - 238 kms

Day 28: There’s a lot to take in in this fascinating area, so after an early start we’ll make for Sangkhla Buri, visiting an elephant camp and the tragic memorial of the Hell Fire Pass Museum or tackling a dirt road through the jungle that follows the line of a reservoir. Then we’ll enjoy a ride on a longtail boat, taking in the historic crossing point of the Three Pagodas Pass and visiting the mysterious ruins of the Sunken Temple. (Google Map)

Sangkhla Buri - Amphawa - 322 kms

Day 29: It’s the last ride of the trip today, as we make for the lively canalside village of Amphawa along clear, easy roads. Along the way, we’ll stop to visit the infamous Bridge Over the River Kwai and the Kanchana Buri War Cemetery. (Google Map)

Amphawa - Bangkok

Day 30: Departure day – free until your flight time. A shuttle bus will transfer you to Bangkok International Airport.
Departure / Return location: Bangkok International Airport
Departure time: Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.

The Buddha Route

This tour has several variables that affect its cost, including;

  • Choice of motorcycles: in ascending order of cost – Honda CRF250L or CBX500, BMW G310GS, F700GS, F800GS or F1200GS.
  • Bringing your own Motorcycle? If you have a bike in Asia, or want to ship yours in, we can make that work for you.
  • Pillion Passenger: riding with a companion is no problem.
  • Accommodation: base rate is based on sharing a room, but single occupancy is available at 1,160€.

The base rate for one person, riding one of our Honda CRF250L’s, sharing a twin room, and with no pillion rider is: €6,840

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Base Price:3,000€6,000€6,000€6,000€6,000€6,000€
Bike Cost-840€1,400€2,520€2,800€3,360€

Tour Program includes:
Overland Permission Services
Rental Vehicles
Vehicle Insurance (3rd Party)
Accommodation & Meals
BMW Certified Tour Guide
Fully equipped BMW Motorcycle
Luggage Vehicle
Tickets & Entry Fees
Tour Program does not include:
Passport or Visas Fees for Thailand/Laos/China
Fuel for your vehicle
Hotels 1st evening in Bangkok for early arrival or last evening in Bangkok for late departure
Snacks, alcohols beverages, refreshments, mini bars and room services
Fines, gratuities, laundry services, SIM card, phone call, fax and internet access fees
Personal medical and travel insurance

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The Buddha Route –  30 Days Thailand Motorcycle Tour

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