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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 the most daring among you and for those who want to stretch their limits. Come discover the unexplored trails of North Thailand!

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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 paths? Embark on a discovery of a region of Thailand unlike any other. This 10-days motorcycle trip, with a focus on off-road and intense rhythm, takes you on tracks where no motorcycle has ever been. When we leave from Chiang Mai we gradually go deeper into the jungle on our Royal Enfields. Riding almost only on jungle paths, trails and small tracks, our itinerary passes through the heart of a lush nature in the northern part of the country. Traversed by elephants during the Silk Route era, this circuit takes us back in time from village to village, as we meet tribes of the mountains.

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Period January to February
Duration 10 days incl. 8 days' riding
Available extensions
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 received at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Use this first day to discover Chiang Mai, a big city in northern Thailand. Visit Wat Chedi Luang, stroll around in the various markets of the city, including the famous “night market” and taste your first Thai specialities.

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

We set off for the Adventure with the capital “A”! After only a few miles of route in Chiang Mai, the jungle becomes increasingly dense with each bend. A few ethnic villages and several plantations mark our day until we reach the incredible Elephant trails. Reputed till today as being part of the most difficult enduro tracks of Thailand, this is how we finish our day and start our journey.

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

A morning start to continue our climb towards the north, to the frontier with Myanmar. From trekking paths to enduro paths, from Hmong villages to Karen villages, or Lahu, our adventure makes perfect sense. The famous path taken by the elephants during the Silk Route period will be put to test. Arrival at Tham Lod, an atypical haven of peace.

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D4 / Tham Lod - Mae Hong Son - 87 miles

This morning, we ride along the frontier and enjoy a break at Jabot local café before changing a change of scenery. We reach the well known Mae Hong Son loop and its 1,864 bends! The asphalt is perfect, the grip is good, the view is incredible and the 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 over the City of Three Mists is magnificent and invites us to go deeper in the jungle using the smallest possible paths. After that, we head towards the south and enjoy the diversity of landscapes, of the impressive drop and breathtaking enduro type paths. From one national park to another, we ride along endless ridges till we reach the small valley of Khum Yuam.

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D6 / Khun Yam - Mae Chem - 105 miles

In order to wake up slowly for this long stage, we ride on due south for around 12 miles on the famous route with 1,864 bends. And now, it is time for the off-road! Just like RedBull Romaniacs, learn to handle your old Royal Enfield on the most difficult tracks of the country. After more than 5 miles of ascent and 75 miles of chaotic paths, this day has the taste of a prize when we reach Mae Chem 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 exalt us. We seem to have lost the way since the last few days though we are still riding southwards. Villages such as Lahu, Lao, and Shan seem to become rarer and our arrival stranger still. Mae Sariang and its banks allow us to relax.

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D8 / Mae Sariang - Hod - 100 miles

Next morning, we decide to cross the Salawin National Park because its paths are majestic and cross several times into Myanmar... Then, we change our direction and head towards the east into the jungles of the Mae Ngao National Park. The objective now is to cross the two mountain ranges separating us from Op Luang. For this, the Royal Enfield is once again put to test – and so are you! These uninhabited jungles become our playground for the day.

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D9 / Hod - Chiang Mai - 100 miles

Head north for this last biking day. Very soon, we reach the Op Luang National Park which provides us with stunning trails. Without even realising, we reach Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand with an altitude of 2,550m. The view is spectacular but we still have a long way to go! It is the well-known Samoeng Loop which gets us back to the northern cradle of Thailand: Chiang Mai.

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D10 / Chiang Mai - International Airport

According to your flight timings, you have the time to enjoy a few more hours in Chiang Mai. Transfer to the International Airport.

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journée éléphants chiang mai
Journée avec les éléphants / 1 jour

Visitez un Centre de Conservation d'Eléphants à 1h30 de Chiang Mai. Lors de cette journée, vous apprendrez des éléphants au détour d’une marche en forêt, lors de leur repas et finalement à l'occasion d’une baignade commune.

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.”

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”

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