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The best of the North

Ten days, eight unforgettable rides through the countryside of Northern Thailand, discovering off-the-beaten track villages, dense forests and ancient temples. You’ve probably heard of some of the places we’ll visit – from the UNESCO-listed ancient temples of Sukhothai to the border towns of the Golden Triangle – but you haven’t truly discovered the region until you’ve tackled it by motorbike. Our route takes you along twisting local roads, past the famous 1864 curves and along smooth highway that bisects empty jungle, for an unforgettable adventure packed into just over one week.

Long-neck Karen people, Mae Hong Son motorcycle tour
temple scenes, touring north Thailand by motorcycle
Temples- Mae Hong Son motorbike tour

The details

Start Point: Sukhothai, Thailand
End Point: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Dates November 29 – December 08, 2020 OR December 27 – January 05, 2021
Duration 10 Days – 1,416 kms
Roads: Tarmac/Mountain Roads
Region: Northern Thailand
Motorcycle: Honda CRF250L, CBX500, R110R, F700GS, F800GS or F1200GS
Prasit - BMW Motorrad tour guide Asia

PRASIT SAYS:

“The variety of rides on this route is excellent – from meandering local roads to long highways via famously challenging routes renowned as excellent motorcycle territory.”

Itinerary:

  Day

1

Bangkok - Sukhothai

Day 1: Arrival day. After your flight to the beautiful World Heritage town of Sukhothai, you’ll have free time to explore after check-in. End your day with a welcome briefing, dinner and vehicle check.
2

Sukhothai - Mae Sot - 131 kms

Day 2: Before we get on the bikes, we’ll take a morning to explore the atmospheric ancient temples of the Sukhothai Historical Park. Then it’s time to hit the empty roads that cut through countryside and small villages on the way to the border city of Mae Sot. Once there, we’ll explore the city – from the hilltribes market to the border post marking the gateway to Myanmar. (Google Map)
3

Mae Sot - Mae Sariang - 232 kms

Day 3: Before we get on the bikes, we’ll take a morning to explore the atmospheric ancient temples of the Sukhothai Historical Park. Then it’s time to hit the empty roads that cut through countryside and small villages on the way to the border city of Mae Sot. Once there, we’ll explore the city – from the hilltribes market to the border post marking the gateway to Myanmar. (Google Map)
4

Mae Sariang - Mae Hong Son - 164 kms

Day 4: Today we’ll tackle the region’s most famous stretch of road, the 1864 curves. The twists and turns of the road are renowned amongst motorbike riders as both challenging and scenic, offering a glimpse into incredible countryside – when you’re not concentrating on the road! Along the way, we’ll visit some of the hot springs that the area is famous for, along with a Karen Long Neck village, before arriving at the atmospheric ‘City of Three Mists’.  (Google Map)
5

Mae Hong Son - Pai - 177 kms

Day 5: Today we’ll leave “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). Our next stop is the hippie town of Pai, famous for its laid-back atmosphere. (Google Map)
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Pai - 39 kms

Day 6: Kick back on a rest day in Thailand’s most relaxed town, which is lost in beautiful countryside. There’s plenty to see around town – from hot springs and waterfalls to temples, via the WW2 Bridge. Alternatively, relax by the pool or take in the town’s burgeoning cafe scene. (Google Map)
7

Pai - Pong Thai - 170 kms

Day 7: We’re off again, this time on an immersive, unforgettable ride through the countryside on local roads. We’ll pass the villages of Wat Chan and Sameong, before arriving in the remote village of Pong Khai for breathtaking mountain views. (Google Map)
8

Pong Thai - Doi Tung - 298 kms

Day 8: Back on highway and covering more ground today, we’ll make for the mountain of Doi Tung via the sprawling tea plantations of Doi Mae Salong and the Royal Factory Museum. (Google Map)
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Doi Tung - Chiang Khong - 123 kms

Day 9:

We’re in Golden Triangle Country, once the countryside hideout of opium lords. Our ride takes us along the border with Myanmar and to the Hall of Opium Museum, before following the Mekong river to Chiang Khong. (Google Map)

10

Chiang Khong - Bangkok

Day 10: Your day is free until the shuttle bus ride to Chiang Rai Airport and your onward flight.
Departure / Return location: Bangkok International Airport
Departure time: Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.

North Thailand Express

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

  • Choice of motorcycles: in ascending order of cost – Honda CRF250L or CBX500, 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 400€.

The base rate for one person, riding one of our Honda CRF250L’s, sharing a twin room, and with no pillion rider is: 2,330€

TH10D 10 Days Chiang Rai <> Sukhothai

Base Price:1,990€1,990€1,990€1,990€1,990€1,990€
PassengerCRF250LCB500XF700GSF800GSF1200GS
Bike Cost:-240€400€860€960€1,200€
Total:1,990€2,330€2,390€2,850€2,950€3,190€

Tour Program includes:
Flights
Transfers
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: click image to view full size

TD10-CEI-Sukhothai

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