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Motorcycle road trip Thailand & Laos - Freedom Formula in North Thailand

Motorcycle road trip Thailand & Laos

Freedom Formula in North Thailand

A motorcycle rental in Chiang Mai to enjoy the roads of the country outside the tourist season.

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Saddle up for a summer trip in Thailand during the off-season. Discover the ancient Thai kingdom of Lanna, on an exceptional 13 days road trip departing from Chiang Mai. At the heart of the real and authentic Thailand, you discover the misty mountains, teak forests, and glittering Buddhist temples make for plenty of surprises and exciting stop-offs along the way. A motorbike rental for those who dream of magnificent open roads and a complete change of scenery.

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Period March to October
Duration 13 days incl. 10 days' riding
Level Demanding
Without tour leader
Accommodation Comfort
From €1,510/pilot

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YOUR MOTORCYCLE TOUR IN THAILAND 12 stages - 1,148 miles

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D1 / Arrive in Chiang Mai

You arrive at the airport and are transferred to your hotel. Make the most of this first day to discover Chiang Mai, a large urban centre in north Thailand.

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D2 / Chiang Mai

With your motorbike rental in Chiang Mai is included a half-day of mechanical training and GPS training for the trip. Today you meet with the team at the garage.

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D3 / Chiang Mai - Mae Sariang - 168 miles

Your adventure begins as you head southwest of Chiang Mai before entering Doi Inthanon national park, home to the country's highest peak (2,565 m). Then, you continue due west on a magnificent mountain road.

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D4 / Mae Sarieng - Mae Hong Son - 124 miles

This leg takes you along a very enjoyable road, part of the famous Mae Hong Son loop. The section leading to Khun Yuam is one of the most winding, offering spectacular views. You arrive in Mae Hong Son, nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains.

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D5 / Mae Hong Son – Pai - 80 miles

This part of the tour is full of sharp bends and steep hills. You can stop en route and go bamboo rafting to the Tham Lod bat caves. The famous Mae Hong Son loop rolls through the heart of breathtaking countryside. Once in Pai, you can make the most of this small town's relaxed atmosphere.

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D6 / Pai - Doi Ang Khang - 155 miles

Hugging the Burmese border, you push on into the unspoilt northwest of the country. You ride on as far as Doi Ang Khang national park, which sits at an altitude of 1,928 m.

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D7 / Doi Ang Khang - Tha Ton - 118 miles

You continue north along the Burmese border. An impressive descent brings you to Fang’s fertile plains, known for its orange groves. Back up on the ridges, you can fully appreciate how important the network of roads and tracks is in this remote, unspoilt region.

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D8 / Tha Ton - Chiang Saen - 99 miles

The route zigzags up to Doi Mae Salong, known for its Chinese mountain village, Santi Khiri. You can climb up to Wat Phra That Doi Tung. You continue on small secondary roads that separate Burma from Thailand, until you reach Mae Sai.

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D9 / Chiang Saen

A day off riding. But if you can’t get enough of it, you can take the bikes for a spin outside Chiang Saen.

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D10 / Chiang Saen – Chiang Kham - 137 miles

You leave Chiang Saen, following the Mekong river for a few miles until Chiang Khong when you start heading south on a sublime stretch of road that runs parallel to Laos and the Mekong river. Watching the morning mist sweep across the countryside is one of those experiences that you'll never forget.

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D11 / Chiang Kham – Lampang - 180 miles

You push southeast for around 60 miles along an exciting mountain road, full of twists and turns. Then, you continue west on another mountain road to Lampang. Here, you can stop off to visit the famous Burmese temple, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang.

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D12 / Lampang - Chiang Mai - 87 miles

Today is your last day in the saddle, along the main road back to Chiang Mai. En route, you can stop off at the elephant conservation centre, 18 miles outside Lampang. When you reach Chiang Mai, you can make a detour up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep for one last bird's-eye view over the city.

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D13 / Chiang Mai

Depending on your flight time, you may have a few more hours to enjoy Chiang Mai's charms. You are transferred to the international airport.

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