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Motorcycle road trip Thailand - On the Edge of Siam Kingdom

Motorcycle road trip Thailand

On the Edge of Siam Kingdom

Be among the first to explore Northern Thailand on a Royal Enfield with a motorbike tour along the country's most beautiful roads.

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He has set up Vintage Rides and has now expanded its presence in nine countries. An explorer by heart, he's always looking to discover new adventures around the world.

Saddle up for a bike tour along the sublime roads of Northern Thailand on a Royal Enfield. Discover the ancient Thai kingdom of Lanna, on an exceptional road trip departing from Chiang Mai. At the heart of the real Thailand, you follow the Burmese border as far as the banks of the Mekong, thoroughly immersing yourself in the fabled Golden Triangle. Misty mountains, teak forests, and glittering Buddhist temples make for plenty of surprises and exciting stop-offs along the way. Not forgetting friendly encounters with the different ethnic groups who call the North their home. A motorcycle trip for those who dream of magnificent open roads and a complete change of scenery.

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Period November to February
Duration 12 days incl. 11 days' riding
Level Intermediate
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Comfort
From 2890€/pilot

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Your Motorcycle Tour in Thailand 12 stages - 1620 Km

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D1 / Arrive in Chiang Mai

You are greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Make the most of your first day by exploring Chiang Mai, the main urban centre of Northern Thailand. Ideally placed at the heart of the ancient kingdom of Lanna, its architectural heritage is mind-blowing with no fewer than 300 temples!

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D2 / Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Son - 230 Km

The adventure begins by heading southwest from a main road in Chiang Mai before entering the Doi Inthanon national park, home to the country's highest peak (2565m). A small road drives you up to the top where you can observe an unique view on the surrounding forest. Then you continue due west on a magnificent mountain road.

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D3 / Mae Hong Son - Pai - 170 Km 

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. We arrive in Mae Hong Son, known as the City of Three Mists, nestled in the valley surrounded by mountains.

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D4 / Pai - Doi Ang Khang - 170 Km 

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. Wild, unblemished nature.

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D5 / Doi Ang Khang - Golden Triangle - 180 Km

You continue north along the Burmese border. The journey continues up north and you quickly go back up in altitude on the winding road that leads to Doi Mae Salong. After tasting the famous Oolong Tea, you continue on a small secondary road that separates Burma from Thailand, until the border town of Mae Sai. 30 kms further east you join the great Mekong plain and the epicenter of the famous "Golden Triangle".

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D6 / Golden Triangle

This region of three borders - Thailand, Laos, Burma - is a symbolically strong place, considered the cradle of Thai civilization. Opportunity to visit the Hall of Opium and admire the ruins of Wat Chedi Luang, 800 year old temple. Day off. If you wish we can take the bikes for a loop around Chiang Saen.

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D7 / Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai - 110 Km 

Early in the morning, you leave Chiang Saen, following the Mekong for a few kilometers then head south. Between rice fields, pineapple plantations and other fruits and vegetables, you join Chiang Rai for lunch. In the afternoon you can visit the famous White Temple, Bandam Museum and Wat Huai Pla Kung

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D8 / Chiang Rai - Chiang Kham - 150 Km

We are leaving this morning heading northeast. After several small roads, we climb to Phu Chi Fa and its endless laces. Short walk of 30 minutes on foot to see neighboring Laos. We then descend from Phu Chi Fa to join our comfort hotel with atypical owner.

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D9 / Chiang Kham - Nan - 260 Km 

Early departure: a long day awaits us! You ride your motorcycles in the direction of the South-East for a hundred kilometers on a road with exhilarating turns in the middle of the mountains. You head east in the Doi Phu Kha National Park to reach a wild and wonderful place until you reach Nan District.

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D10 / Nan - Lampang - 210 Km 

This morning, heading south-west by a beautiful mountain road. Then continue west to Lampang. Visit of its famous burmese temple, the Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, known for its superb wood carvings. In the XIXth century, the British made of Lampang the tek industry’s capital. At this time nearby forests were offering an exceptional source of raw material.

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D11 / Lampang - Chiang Mai - 140 Km

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, 30 km outside Lampang. On arrival in Chiang Mai, you take a detour up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep for a last bird's eye view.

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D12 / Chiang Mai

Depending on your flight time, you may be able to savour Chiang Mai's charms for a few more hours. Transfer 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 experience

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

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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