6 Days

Thailand’s most exhilarating twists and turns

Looking for a snapshot of Thailand’s most exhilarating roads and the chequered, fascinating history of border country? This six-day ride packs breathtaking mountain passes, magnificent natural wonders, busy border towns and plenty of Golden Triangle exploration into a neat six days. For those looking to incorporate a ride into a wider trip, or with little time to spare, it’s a brilliant intro into motorcycle adventure in the region. And we guarantee you’ll want to return!

Nan province - mountain roads
Overlooking Nan city, Thailand
RideAsia motorcycle tours - Nan province, Thailand

The details

Start Point: Nan, Thailand
End Point: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Dates To be confirmed
Duration 6 Days – 751 kms
Roads: Tarmac/Mountain Roads
Region: Eastern/Northeast Thailand
Motorcycle: Honda CRF250L, CBX500, R110R, F700GS, F800GS or F1200GS
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“This six-day section of our longer Buddha Road tour is a fantastic intro to motorbiking in Thailand, and one of my favourite routes for quick, easy exploration on exceptional mountain roads.”

Hop On / Hop Off Thailand motorcycle tours

We have segmented the 30 Day Thailand motorcycle tour tour route into 6 shorter Sections. You can do all the trip, or any number of the sections to suit your budget and time-frame, as follows:

  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




Bangkok - Nan

Day 1: After your flight, it’s time to check-in and relax in the beguiling little town of Nan, one of our favourite places to soak up Thai culture. Explore the town’s markets and temples at leisure, before your welcome briefing, dinner and vehicle check.

Nan - Bo Klua - 161 kms

Day 2: Gear up for an unforgettable riding day, packed with mountain passes, 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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)

Departure Day

Day 6: Enjoy some free time before check-out and your shuttle bus transfer to Chiang Rai airport.
Departure / Return location: Bangkok International Airport
Departure time: Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.

Ultimate Mountain Roads

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 200€.

The base rate for one person, riding one of our Honda CRF250L’s, sharing a twin room, and with no pillion rider is: €1,500

Program HOHO TH30/III: 6 Days: Nan - Chiang Rai

Base Price:700€1,300€1,300€1,300€1,300€1,300€1,300€
Bike Cost-200€280€320€360€400€480€

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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Ultimate Mountain Roads – 6 Days Motorcycle Tour of Thailand

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