7 Days

Journey to the Golden Triangle

Journey through some of Thailand’s most evocative landscapes, on this adventure across the Golden Triangle. Set on the border with Myanmar and Laos, this is a place of mist-strewn jungle, twisting mountain roads, delicious food and a captivating, chequered past. In just one week, we’ll tick off an incredible array of attractions – from the hippie town of Pai to a drug lord’s old hideout, via the genteel mountain home of royalty…

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.  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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Khun Sa - drug lord's camp at Ban Hin Taek
Pai - Kho Ku So - bamboo bridge

The details

Start Point: Chiang Rai, Thailand
End Point: Mae Hong Son, Thailand
Dates To be advised
Duration 7 Days – 913 kms
Roads: Tarmac/Mountain Roads
Region: Northern Thailand
Motorcycle: Honda CRF250L, CBX500, R110R, F700GS, F800GS or F1200GS
Prasit - BMW Motorrad tour guide Asia


“If you want a snapshot of the best of Northern Thailand and a ride on excellent roads, I highly recommend this journey.”




Bangkok - Doi Tung

Day 1: Arrival day. After your transfer to your hotel, check in and relax before a welcome briefing, dinner and vehicle check

Doi Tung - Thaton - 163 kms

Day 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 - 0 kms

Day 5: Time to relax after a long day on the road. Soak up the atmosphere of 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 6: 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 Maps)

Mae Hong Son - Chiang Mai - 0 kms

Day 5: Departure day. Enjoy some free time before your flight from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Rai.
Departure / Return location: Bangkok International Airport
Departure time: Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.

Golden Roads

The tour has a several costing variables, these include;

  • 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 240€.

The base rate for one person, riding one of our Honda CRF250L’s, sharing a twin room, and with no pillion rider is: €1,850

Program HOHO TH30/IV: 7 Days: Chiang Rai - Mae Hong Son

Base Price:800€1,600€1,600€1,600€1,600€1,600€1600€
Bike Cost:-250€350€400€450€500€600€

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

Approximate Route:

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Golden Roads –  7 Day Thailand Motorcycle Tour

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