Explore Thailand with a Motorcycle Tour - The Golden Triangle Mountains
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Motorcycle road trip Thailand - The Golden Triangle Mountains

Motorcycle road trip Thailand

The Golden Triangle Mountains

A short, up-tempo adventure which takes you from Chiang Mai to the Golden Triangle, totally immersing you in the country's fascinating culture.

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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.

Short on time, but dreaming of escape and a physical challenge? Sign up for our all-new Royal Enfield adventure along the sublime roads of Northern Thailand. For a few days, you negotiate hundreds of exhilarating bends amid enchanting landscapes. Small secret routes and deserted tracks bordering Burma and Laos will make your head spin. After a tough day in the saddle, what could be more reviving than a Thai massage and delicious cuisine? A bike trip for those who fancy tackling Thailand's asphalt, and who will quickly get hooked on Asian road trips.

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Period November to February
Duration 7 days incl. 5 days' riding
Level Intermediate
English-speaking tour leader
Accommodation Standard and Comfort
From 1950€/pilot

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Your Motorcycle Tour in Thailand 7 stages - 690 Km

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D1 / Arrive in Chiang Mai

On arriving at the airport, you are transferred to your hotel. Make the most of Chiang Mai: visit the Wat Chiang Man and stroll around the city's various markets - the Talad Waroot and the famous night bazaar, where you can taste your first Thai specialities.

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D2 / Chiang Mai - Chiang Dao - 110 Km

The adventure begins heading north through Chiang Mai’s gardens, going up the banks of Ping river. You perceive the first ricefields, then go up in altitude to cross the luxuriant massif which separates you from the Mae Taeng valley. You arrive at the end of the day in Chiang Dao, a small hamlet nested at the foothills of an impressive mountain.

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D3 / Chiang Dao - Tha Ton - 130 Km 

Continue up north towards the Burmese border through changing landscapes, increasingly wild. The road will propel you without any transition towards Doi Angkhang, almost at 2,000m/6,561ft of altitude. After a traditional meal in the village of Ban Luang, you go down into the great plain of Fang and finish this stage in the small town of Thaton.

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D4 / Tha Ton – Golden Triangle - 100 Km

The adventure continues up north, closer to the Burmese border, progressing on small, breathtaking mountain roads. After crossing the plain of Fang, we climb up to Doi Mae Salong known for its Chinese mountain village Santikhiri. In the botanical garden of Mae Fah Luang, coffee and tea crops replace the vibrant poppy colors. Small secondary roads crisscrossing the border of the Burmese border lead us to Mae Sai.

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D5 / Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai - 110 Km

Still in the north of Chiang Rai province, you head now for the Mekong. After 30km you find yourself at the heart of the "Golden Triangle", home to three borders - Thailand, Laos and Burma. Next you ride due south along a sublime stretch of road, running parallel to the Laos border. You stick mainly to the high ridges with their magnificent panoramic views.

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D6 / Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai - 230 Km

Saddle up for your last day's riding, heading southwest towards Lampang. Then take the main road to Chiang Mai for the last 100km of the trip. A final night in Chiang Mai to do a bit of shopping or simply enjoy a last Thai massage.

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D7 / Chiang Mai - International airport

Depending on your flight time, you may have a few more hours to enjoy Chiang Mai's charms. Transfer to the international airport.

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The riders' opinions

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.”

Great experience

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


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From October 21st 2018 to October 27th 2018
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From November 11th 2018 to November 17th 2018
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