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Guided Motorbike Tours

 

Thailand Motorcycle Tours offers four suberb motorbike adventure tours out of Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand.

Each Loop below is a 5-day Mon-Fri on-the-road Tour and when combined with our day rides etc makes up our fully inclusive 8 & 15 day packages

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The Mae Hong Son Loop. We head west on the "Road of 10,000 Turns" towards the border with Myanmar. This loop is ranked one of the top ten motorcycle routes in the world!

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The Golden Triangle Tour takes you north and into the world-famous (or infamous!) Golden Triangle, along the Mekong River and the border with Laos.

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The Nan Loop. This tour features miles and miles of virtually empty, twisty roads which take you through the mountain wilderness, ancient forests and presents an infinite number of spectacular vistas.

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The Golden Triangle Tour takes you north and into the world-famous (or infamous!) Golden Triangle, along the Mekong River and the border with Laos.

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For a brief but brilliant period (1238–1376), the walled city of Sukhothai presided as the capital of Thailand, creating the legacy of a unified nation of Thai peoples and a phenomenal artistic heritage.

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Arrival & Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner, Day Ride, Cultural Dinner & Show, Thailand's Highest Peak, an Unbelievable assortment of roads & surfaces all the way from dirt to 6-lane highway! Visiting Mae Sariang, Mae Sot, Nakhon Sawan, Kanchanaburi, Kampaeng Phet, Tak.

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To learn more about Sukhothai, please click this link: http://wikitravel.org/en/Sukhothai

 


 


 

In addition to these four tours, we gladly offer completely customized guided motorcycle touring holidays from 6 to 18 days in length for groups numbering 5-45 riders. We're able to handle over 30 Riders if necessary, 12 month's notice required for parties of 20 and above.

 

Saturday and/or Sunday day rides around Chiang Mai province are also offered before and after our regularly scheduled tours, as part of an existing tour only. Our apologies, but we're unable to provide Day Rides as a stand-alone item. Please enquire for any and all special tour requests; we're always happy to meet your requirements.

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Our original & immensely popular Biking Adventure Groups:

We began these in 2004 and all are now ‘old friends’. Recommended especially for those who have little / no experience in Thailand - or even if been here a few times but is your first time with us and unsure which to choose? Suggested dates are posted on our calendar but as always if you’re the first to book three places and remit deposit, the choice of tour is yours. Additionally we’re so practiced with these that if you’ll allow us to get to know you through email & conversation it’ll be our pleasure to tailor your tour for you. Personal touches on a daily basis; we firmly believe it’s the little things that make the biggest difference.

Guided Motorcycle Tours

We’re pleased to announce the addition of seven new Local Festival & Special Interest tours spread across the season: Primarily for the many guests returning regularly and having exhausted our seven standard tours - needless to say as always all riders will be made very welcome indeed, we only hope to see you again too! Our regulars rightly expect so much more than a biking tour; knowing we’re the only true Thailand Specialists able to fully immerse you in this wonderful culture without being overwhelmed by it. Our experience is unmatched: We also go the extra mile, not because it’s requested or required – but because we enjoy surpassing expectations and seeing our guests truly happy on holiday.

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Guided Motorcycle Tours - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

The Around Thailand Loop

The 'Iron Butt' loop!

 

 

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The one and only tour which requires no explanation, sells itself.

Overview

Three weeks /  21 nights, 7,778Km, weekend in Pattaya, weekend in Phuket,         Start/finish Chiang Mai. 'Nuff said.

Well, what else could you possibly want to know: Where are we going? Everywhere! What are we doing? EVERYTHING! Experienced riders only!!

"Oo-oo, can I be a pussy and join / leave your group halfway through...?" NO!!

If you're able to hack three weeks of total, full on, sensory overload both on & off the road, put your responsible self away for the best part of a month and postpone sleep for the sakes of fun...almost indefinitely, you're in. If not, don't even ask, honestly, we'll laugh. Lots. Shandy-pants' & Big Girls' Blouses need NOT apply!!

We LOVE being able to display this gorgeous land and her wonderful inhabitants to one & all. We take our responsibility as mini-ambassadors (in a manner of speaking) very seriously, likewise our hearts will always belong to this amazing land.

However: All work & no play, dull, Jack & Jill, etc.., THIS tour is the one we keep back for ourselves. Never watered down, NO punches pulled, Gauntlet's down, reckon you have it in you...?

Plenty of ladies have managed it. Quite a few "tough" guys, didn't. You know who you are!

The Around Thailand Loop - 4.3 out of 5 based on 6 votes

The River Kwae Loop (Tour E)

This is the first of our tours to break the "1-week-long" format, 12days (11nights) in duration overall and we'll happily add a local tour from our selection to fill a fortnight if preferred: Or simply relax & soak up Chiang Mai's atmosphere, masses to occupy all
 
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Overview
Arrival & Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner, Day Ride, Cultural Dinner & Show, Thailand's Highest Peak, an Unbelievable assortment of roads & surfaces all the way from dirt to 6-lane highway! Visiting Mae Sariang, Mae Sot, Nakhon Sawan, Kanchanaburi, Kampaeng Phet, Tak.
 
As the name implies (Tip: It's not River Kwai...Kwai is a buffalo and mostly a derogative term) we spend a couple of nights in the town of Kanchanaburi, home to The (tribute) Bridge Over The River Kwae. The original was indeed destroyed by the Allies, however numerous graveyards, museums and even a Train Ride along the infamous "Death Railway" tracks using many of the embankments & cuttings which cost "A Soul For Every Sleeper Laid". We pay our respects to all those brave Servicemen, POW's and Immigrant Labour who lost their lives under the most brutal conditions.
 
Possibly the most poignant occasion for our visits here coinciding with various remembrance days observed in many countries. Various denominations hold Religious Ceremonies for those who care to attend, mostly commencing around 4am which equates to daybreak in Sydney. One Railway Cutting in particular, mostly overlooked by 99% visitors to the area - purely because it's over an hour's (quick) travel away from town; in fact is a "mustn't miss" you'll be able to see - each - and - every - hammer - blow - twist - blow - and - twist of the steel spikes they used to Hand-Drill the holes for dynamite charges into solid granite for blasting the 100' depth necessary for level track. If the evidence wasn't all around, everywhere clearly visible that no machinery was used, you would not, and still almost can not comprehend such an achievement.
Day 1) Arrival
Day 2) Day Ride. Shakedown for rider & machine, ensure both prepared & ready for the coming ministrations. And yes, if you're less than a half decent rider I will chuck you in the truck for the duration. No refunds.
Day 3) 320Km: Visiting temples, falls and a museum bearing opposite viwpoints - fascinating
Day 4) 230 Km: Visiting Burmese Refugee Camps, plus scenery & experiences only available through us, less Km's than yesterday while still more saddle-time. Good Value.
Day 5) 354 Km. Easy K's today. Cruising. Many, many possible attractions, TBA D2.
Day 6) 381 Km. Should be settling into the bike by now. If it ain't a part of you already...sure will be by the end of today! This one separates the wheat from the chaff, crescendo ending to the day with "the corkscrew", BEST bit of road in the entire country! Stay sharp!!
Day 7) 70 Km. Kushty. Often touted as "Thailand's most beautiful waterfalls", it's still worth a visit just to laugh at the 100+ Kg Russian ladies unable to understand they're actually offensive to the eye? Pictograph signs every 50-100m apart proclaiming respectable dress / respectful behaviour..which is why in the north here you'll see Chinese language rather than Russian, lesser of two...
Day 8) Off the bikes. If you like?! 100 Km or so to the aforementioned "mustn't miss", further if you like, we're entirely at your disposal, the "customer's choice" day.
Day 9) 350 Km. Northbound again, mountains to the left, plains on the right - avoiding those awful 6-lane wide strips of concrete & tarmacadam, home of the catatonic.
Day 10) 80 Km Half a day exploring some quite phenomenal archeology & architecture, before heading north to a fantastic little spot on the riverside... winding down, time to reflect upon the unbelievable amount of...stuff...crammed into such a short space of time and: It's over already?!?! We only left Chiang Mai the day before...oh, yeah, suppose so...
Day 11) 300 Km. Sweeping bends, chilled, relaxed, give the ol girl a handful every now and again. Become quite attached we have. Certainly never had a moment to begin those paperback thrillers bought on impulse in the airport, never pushed, never rushed, never had an idea there even was any form of schedule or timetable? And yet, never wanted for a thing, never had to ask...either...never actually had to worry, no concerns, don't enjoy admitting it but didn't have to..think..really? Appeared to be the entire country moved around our group, adapted itself to our needs, flawlessly, as if a whim of our collective wills.
Day 12) Wow. Refreshed, relaxed & even still a little shell-shocked! Return Transfer to CNX International airport seamlessly organised, beginning to wonder if it was all a dream and really I'm about to wake up on the Inbound flight, before the holiday? The TMT regular guests assured me this disjointed feeling totally normal on the first tour or two, those little "grin" moments just keep unveiling themselves months afterwards...
The River Kwae Loop (Tour E) - 4.0 out of 5 based on 3 votes

The Sukhothai Loop (Tour D) - Cruising Heaven

 

For a brief but brilliant period (1238–1376), the walled city of Sukhothai presided as the capital of Thailand, creating the legacy of a unified nation of Thai peoples and a phenomenal artistic heritage. Now an impressive assembly of elegant ruins, the Old City, has been preserved as Sukhothai Historical Park, one of Thailand's most popular attractions.

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Following the border with Myanmar you almost feeling as if you’re there! Different faces and tribal dress make you realise that this certainly is the-road-less-travelled. This is certainly the "long way round” to this most famous of Thai cities, but you'll be glad to have experienced roads and scenery most people will never get the chance to see.

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Day 1: Saturday; Arrival, Motorcycles allocated, Welcome Dinner, night on the town!
Day 2: Sunday; Safety Induction followed by group's preferred Day Ride
Day 3: Monday; 431Km, Chiang Mai to Mae Sot,,
Day 4: Tuesday; 211Km; Mae Sot to Umphang
Day 5: Wednesday; 284Km; Umphang to Tak
Day 6: Thursday: 89Km Tak to Sukhothai.
Day 7: Friday; 342Km; Sukhothai to Chiang Mai,
Day 8: Saturday; Departure Day, although most stay on for another week's fangin' around!

In addition to these four tours, we gladly offer completely customized guided motorcycle touring holidays from 6 to 23 days in length for groups numbering 5-15 riders. We're able to handle over 30 Riders if necessary, 12 month's notice required for parties of 25 and above please

Saturday and/or Sunday day rides around Chiang Mai province are also offered before and after our regularly scheduled tours, as part of an existing tour only. Our apologies, but we're unable to provide Day Rides as a stand-alone item. Please enquire for any and all special tour requests; we're always happy to meet your requirements.

The Sukhothai Loop (Tour D) - Cruising Heaven - 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 votes

Nan Loop (Tour C) - Sports-Bike Riding Heaven

 

For the more adventurous, with its wide, sweeping bends, this loop lends itself perfectly to the sport-bike enthusiasts amongst us!

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Overview: Nan Loop; Chiang Mai, Phayao, Nan (2 nights), Uttaradit, FAST return to Chiang Mai, knee sliders optional!

A Week-Long (8-days / 7-nights) adventure: Usually Saturday set aside for your arrival / departure, Sunday Ride and Monday to Friday out 'on the road' loop with many additional sight-seeing and activities available dependent upon how many days you prefer to fill your holiday.

During this loop you will take in some of the most spectacular scenery in Thailand, and ride some simply amazing roads. We'll see a few attractions; the occasional ancient temple murals and a weaving village, but on the whole just some of the most spectacular roads you have ever ridden. And best of all, they're so far out of the way, there's no other tourists; just hours of endless fun!

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Day 1: Saturday; Arrival, Motorcycles allocated, Welcome Dinner, night on the town!
Day 2: Sunday; Safety Induction followed by group's preferred Day Ride
Day 3: Monday; 217Km, Chiang Mai to Phayao,
Day 4: Tuesday; 222Km; Phayao to Nan
Day 5: Wednesday; 491Km; Day trip out from Nan
Day 6: Thursday: 277km Nan to Uttaradit.
Day 7: Friday; 190Km; Uttaradit to Chiang Mai,
Day 8: Saturday; Departure Day, although most stay on for another week's fangin' around!

 

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Nan Loop (Tour C) - Sports-Bike Riding Heaven - 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 votes

The Golden Triangle Loop (Tour B) - Scenic Riding Heaven

 

Less arduous than the Mae Hong Son loop, for those who'd prefer a little less riding midweek, this route still takes you through some amazing countryside, through the lakes and mountain roads following the borders of Myanmar and Laos.

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Overview: Golden Triangle Loop; Chiang Mai, Tha ton, Mae Sai, Golden Triangle, visiting Myanmar & Laos, Chiang Rai.

A Week-Long (8-days / 7-nights) adventure: Usually Saturday set aside for your arrival / departure, Sunday Ride and Monday to Friday out 'on the road' loop with many additional sight-seeing and activities available dependent upon how many days you prefer to fill your holiday.

This Loop also includes many attractions to see en route, national parks, waterfalls, hot springs, gardens, the mighty Mekong river, lakes, mountains, temples, The Three Tribes Village (Eghor, Karin longnecks and Musoe), the largest cave system in Thailand, the famous Golden Triangle (where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge) including short visits to these countries, along with lots more (elephant rides, boat trips, etc).

Day 1: Saturday; Arrival, Motorcycles allocated, Welcome Dinner, night on the town!
Day 2: Sunday; Safety Induction followed by group's preferred Day Ride
Day 3: Monday; 245km, Elephant camp, exploring the largest cave system in Thailand.
Day 4: Tuesday; 167km; Boat ride, 7-temples hillside, Chinese village, optional palace and gardens trip
Day 5: Wednesday; 152km; Trip to Myanmar, visit the Golden triangle, souped-up longtail speedboat to Laos..
Day 6: Thursday: 250-4000km dependant; Opium museum, temple ruins, the tulip fields when in season..
Day 7: Friday; 273km; Waterfalls, hot springs, astonishing views on the return to Chiang Mai
Day 8: Saturday; Departure Day, although most stay on for another week's fangin' around!


 

The Golden Triangle Loop (Tour B) - Scenic Riding Heaven - 4.0 out of 5 based on 6 votes

The Mae Hong Son Loop (Tour A) - Technical Riding Heaven

For the more adventurous, this tour is famed to be one of the 10 best motorcycle routes in the world with over 4,000 bends through the mountainous roads in the north of Thailand. Deservedly dubbed 'Technical Riding Heaven' 

Overview: Mae Hong Son Loop; Chiang Mai, Pai, Mae Hong Son, Mae Sariang, Doi Inthanon.

This Loop includes many attractions en route; national parks, waterfalls, hot springs, gardens, the highest mountain in Thailand, rivers, lakes, mountains, temples, Long Necked Karen Tribe villagers, along with lots more. Number of bends as supplied courtesy of The Thai Highways Agency; to Mae Hong Son 1,984, return to Chiang Mai 2,070, plus another 220km-worth we just add for the fun of it!

A Week-Long (8-days / 7-nights) adventure: Usually Saturday set aside for your arrival / departure, Sunday Ride and Monday to Friday out 'on the road' loop with many additional sight-seeing and activities available dependant upon how many days you prefer to fill your holiday.

Day 1: Saturday; Arrival, Motorcycles allocated, Welcome Dinner, night on the town!
Day 2: Sunday; Safety Induction followed by group's preferred Day Ride
Day 3: Monday; 168 km, visiting waterfalls, hot springs, geyser and elephant riding.
Day 4: Tuesday; 177 km, viewpoint, cave rafting, lunch, viewpoint & roadside market.
Day 5: Wednesday; 182km, visiting Karen long neck village, temple, visiting caves.
Day 6: Thursday: 233 km, visiting exotic temple gardens, canyon and boathouse lunch on the lake.
Day 7: Friday; 155 km, visiting various waterfalls, royal temple and the highest mountain peak in Thailand
Day 8: Saturday; Departure Day, although most stay on for another week's fangin' around!

The Mae Hong Son Loop (Tour A) - Technical Riding Heaven - 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 votes