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Motorcycle road trip Thailand - Freedom Formula in North Thailand

Motorcycle road trip Thailand

Freedom Formula in North Thailand


A motorcycle rental to enjoy the most beautiful roads of the country in an authentic way, outside the tourist season.

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Having traveled through a good part of Asia as a guide or on his own, our spirited tour leader is at ease in all circumstances and knows how to share his passion on the road.

Saddle up for a summer trip in Thailand during the monsoon 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 May to September
Duration 13 days incl. 10 days' riding
Level Demanding
Without tour leader
Accommodation Standard or Comfort
From €1,510/pilot
€1,210/pillion

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YOUR MOTORCYCLE TOUR IN THAILAND 12 stages - 1,100 miles


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D1 / Arrive in Chiang Mai

You arrive at the airport and are transferred to your hotel. Make the most out of this first day to discover Chiang Mai, great urban center of North Thailand.

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D2 / Chiang Mai

On the next day, meet with the team at the garage for a half-day of mechanical training and GPS training for the trip.

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D3 / Chiang Mai - Mae Sarieng - 168 miles

The adventure begins by heading southwest from a main road in Chiang Mai. Then you continue due west on a magnificent mountain road. Thailand’s secondary network with its small four-number roads brings you sinuous paths with little traffic.

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D4 / Mae Sarieng - Mae Hong Son - 125 miles

This stage takes you along a very beautiful road, part of the famous Mae Hong Son loop. The section up to Khun Yuam is one of the most winding, and offers spectacular views. At only 25 miles away from the burmese border, here we are at the crossroads of many peoples and cultures. Possibility of visiting the local market and teck temples of burmese inspiration.

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D5 / Mae Hong Son – Paï - 80 miles

A rugged stage which follows a spectacularly twisty road. On your way you can stop at Soppong, and go for an excursion with a traditional bamboo raft until the Tham Lot caverns full of bats. The famous Mae Hong Son loop rolls through the middle of sublime countryside.

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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 (altitude: 1,928m). The valley is known as "Little Switzerland" because of its very pleasant temperate climate.

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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 the fertile plain of Fang. Back up on the ridges, you can fully appreciate how important the roads and trails are in this remote, unspoilt region. You near the Golden Triangle and spend the night in the peaceful haven of Tha Ton.

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D8 / Tha Ton - Doi Mae Salong - Mae Sai - Chiang Saen - 100 miles

The journey continues up north and you quickly go back up in altitude on the winding road that leads to Doi Mae Salong. You continue on a small secondary road that separates Burma from Thailand. 18 miles further east you join the great Mekong plain and the epicenter of the famous "Golden Triangle". This region of the three borders - Thailand, Laos, Burma - is a symbolically strong place.

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D9 / Chiang Saen

Day off. For the ones who can’t get enough riding, you can take the bikes for a loop in the surroundings of Chiang Saen.

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D10 / Chiang Saen – Chiang Kham - 136 miles

You leave Chiang Saen, following the Mekong river on a few miles until Chiang Khong before riding south on a sublime portion of route, parallel to the Laos and Mekong. With beautiful viewpoints on neighboring Laos, you enjoy an exhilarating, winding road through the mountains.

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D11 / Chiang Kham – Lampang - 130 miles

You return from your loop through the easternmost part of the country, riding around 55 miles along a magnificent mountain road to Nan. Then continue west to Lampang. Possibility of visiting its famous burmese temple, the Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, known for its superb wood carvings.

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D12 / Lampang - Chiang Mai - 86 miles

Your last day in the saddle, along the main road back to Chiang Mai. On the way, a chance to stop off at the elephant conservation centre, 18 miles outside Lampang. Make sure you’ll get back to Chiang Mai and the garage at 3 PM to check the bikes.

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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. Transfer to the international airport. End of our services.

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The riders' opinions

Andrew
Great experience

“Great experience. Really enjoyed the trip. I did the Thailand golden triangle 7 day. Had a ball.”

T Ainslie
Golden Triangle January 2018

“Very good initial contact. Video conference with Denise made the experience more personal, from the start. Good to have the update emails counting down to departure , with handy hints about what to prepare for the trip. Met at Chang Mai airport and installed in the hotel before joining the group in a restaurant . The trip was well organised with lunch and accommodation stops timed for just the right time of the day. Shad our guide did a really good job of leading a group of 5 bikes, ensuring all riding habits were catered for and controlled when necessary! Having a back up van to carry luggage and a mechanic was brilliant leaving us to ride with unencumbered bikes. This trip is more about riding tarmac /concrete roads of varying condition , than off road. All in all we all had some great experiences, during what was one of the most relaxing bike trips I have ever undertaken.”

Neil
Great team offering a wide choice of …

“Great team offering a wide choice of rides. I selected northern Thailand, the golden triangle route. Well planned ride on good quality bike's, interesting and unique accommodation, well priced and well organised. No hesitation in recommending them and I am planning another trip for 2018 Neil UK”

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