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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

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YOUR MOTORCYCLE TOUR IN THAILAND 12 stages - 1,098 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

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 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. Thailand’s secondary network with its small four-number roads take you along winding roads with little traffic. You arrive at Mae Sariang, a little haven of peace on the Mae Yuam river.

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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, known as the “City of Three Mists”, 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 at Soppong 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. It has numerous attractions, including waterfalls, hot springs and elephant rides.

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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. The valley is known as "Little Switzerland" because of its very pleasant, mild climate and wild, virgin nature. You will definitely notice the influence from Yunnan and Chinese mountain culture.

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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. You near the Golden Triangle and spend the night in the peaceful haven of Tha Ton.

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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 and take a walk in Mae Fah Luang’s botanical garden. You continue on small secondary roads that separate Burma from Thailand, until you reach Mae Sai. You then trace the Mekong to Chiang Saen and arrive in the heart of the Golden Triangle.

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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 will never forget. With spectacular views over neighbouring Laos, this is an exhilarating, winding road through the mountains.

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D11 / Chiang Kham – Lampang - 130 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, known for its superb woodcarvings.

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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. Make sure you get back to Chiang Mai and the garage for 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. You are transferred to the international airport.

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The riders' opinions

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.”

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”

Great experience

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

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