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Motorcycle road trip Thailand - Off-Road in Thailand

Motorcycle road trip Thailand

Off-Road in Thailand


An intense motorcycle trip, for anyone with a taste for adventure wanting to stretch their boundaries and discover North Thailand’s unexplored tracks!

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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.

Are you a seasoned biker thirsty for adventure? Do you love the idea of riding on unbeaten tracks? Embark on an adventure, where you’ll discover a region of Thailand unlike any other. This 10-day motorcycle tour, with an off-road focus and intense pace, takes you on tracks where no motorcycle has ever been. We leave from Chiang Mai and gradually push deeper into the jungle on our trusty Royal Enfields. Riding almost only on jungle paths, trails and small tracks, our itinerary passes through the heart of Northern Thailand’s lush nature. Once trodden by elephants during the Silk Route era, this circuit takes us back in time from village to village, as we come across different mountain tribes.

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Period January to February
Duration 10 days incl. 8 days' riding
Level Demanding
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Standard
From €2,550/pilot
Pillions unadvised

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YOUR MOTORCYCLE TOUR IN THAILAND 10 stages - 745 miles


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D1 / Arrival in Chiang Mai

You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. You can use this first day to explore Chiang Mai, a large city in northern Thailand. Visit Wat Chedi Luang, roam around the city’s various markets, including the famous night market, where you can taste your first Thai delicacies.

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D2 / Chiang Mai - Chiang Dao National Park - 93 miles

After only a few miles in Chiang Mai and a visit to the acclaimed Doi Suthep temple, we make a start on the dirt tracks. The jungle becomes thicker with every bend we take. Traditional villages and several plantations mark the pace of this leg until we reach the incredible Elephant Trails. Recognised as being some of Thailand’s most difficult Enduro tracks, this is how we end this first leg and start our tour.

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D3 / Chiang Dao National Park - Tham Lod - 87 miles

We set off in the morning and continue our climb towards the north, towards the Myanmar border. From trekking paths to Enduro tracks, from Hmong villages to Karen or Lahu villages, our adventure is in full swing. We put the famous Silk Route path taken by elephants to test. We arrive at Tham Lod, an unusual haven of peace.

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D4 / Tham Lod - Mae Hong Son - 87 miles

This morning, we ride along the border and enjoy a break at Jabot local café before a change of scenery. In fact, we reach the well-known Mae Hong Son loop and its 1,864 bends! The asphalt is perfect, the grip good, the view incredible and our Royal Enfields show us that they adapt to absolutely any type of terrain.

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D5 / Mae Hong Son - Khun Yam - 100 miles

Waking up with a view over the City of Three Mists is magnificent, inviting us to push on deeper into the jungle on the smallest paths possible. Then, we head towards the south and enjoy the diverse landscapes, the impressive slope and breathtaking Enduro-type tracks. From one national park to another, we ride along endless ridges until we reach the small Khun Yuam valley.

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D6 / Khun Yam - Mae Chem - 105 miles

We break ourselves in gently for this long leg by heading south for around twelve miles on the famous road with 1,864 bends. Then, it is time to go off-road! In true Red Bull Romaniacs style, learn to handle your old Royal Enfield on the country’s most difficult tracks. After ascending more than 8,000 m and 75 miles of chaotic tracks, we are rewarded at the end of the day when we reach Mae Chaem village.

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D7 / Mae Chem - Mae Sariang - 112 miles

The joys of the way-too-small tracks and frightening drops continue to enthral us today. It feels like we have lost our way as we have spent the last few days riding southwards. Villages such as Lahu, Lao, and Shan seem to become rarer and our presence stranger still. We get the chance to relax in Mae Sariang, on the banks of its river.

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D8 / Mae Sariang - Hod - 100 miles

This morning, we go across Salawin National Park because its paths are majestic and cross over into Myanmar several times. Then, we change direction and head towards the east into the Mae Ngao National Park’s jungles. These uninhabited jungles become our playground for the day. We soon reach the end of the famous 1,864-bend loop when we arrive in Hod.

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D9 / Hod - Chiang Mai - 100 miles

We head north on our last biking day. After a short time, we reach the Op Luang National Park, which offers us stunning tracks. Without even realising it, we reach Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain with an altitude of 2,550 m. The view is spectacular but we still have a long way to go! The well-known Samoeng Loop takes us back to Northern Thailand’s main city: Chiang Mai.

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D10 / Chiang Mai - International Airport

Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time to enjoy a few more hours in Chiang Mai. You’re transferred to the International Airport.

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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.”

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”

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.”

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