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Just on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, this mountain is perfect for a first acclimatisation ride, an introduction to the pleasures ahead!
Lunch is provided at a fabulous 10 tier waterfall system within the National Park. Further on is a viewpoint allowing you the first glimpse of where you’ll be venturing next week.
A relaxing day cruising along the banks of the river ping, lunch by the riverside, beautiful scenery, Baan Tawai antiques, cultural heritage and craftwork village.
Stroll in the gardens, snack on Thai delicacies such as ‘Somtam’ (spicy papaya salad, but only as spicy as you like!).
Honda CB 500f
Ride the legendary Honda CB500 - We have 24 to choose from
35mm Lowered from standard versions also available (CB 500x only)
NEW IN!! Latest '2016' model, all-round 5% better - bringing together a beautifully balanced package. Upgrading to this little cracker will set you back just 500b/day extra. You won't regret it!!
Free upgrade for those with pillion passengers...
One of our 2012 model Kawasaki Versys a dozen to choose from!
If you would like an upgrade to this bike and are a single rider, no problem, just 750b/day extra can see you riding high!
Free TMT T-shirt supplied to all guests!
Sizes are Unisex: No Ladies / Men's sizing
Please note these also actual shirt sizes as measured not a "to fit XXcm chest" Eg. for a 42" chest you will need a 44" or Size L shirt, a medium will be embarrassingly tight! First T-Shirt free, additional available at prices below;
Size S: 86cm / 35" chest (x 66cm / 26") 400b
Size M: 98cm / 39" chest (x 71cm / 28") 450b
Size L: 112cm / 44" chest (x 76cm / 30") 500b
Size XL: 116cm / 46" chest (x 81cm / 32") 550b
Size XXL: 162cm / 48" chest (x 86cm / 34") 600b
Size 3XL: Available VERY occasionally, we'll need around 6 months notice to guarantee one for you
ALSO: Baseball Caps up to 62.25cm / 24.5” circumference @ 500b each
Tailor-made Boots (Currently Unavailable)
Apologies, our cobbler is currently experiencing health issues - these boots (or similar) will be offered again ASAF
Had a thought the other day... As we can source hand-made, tailored clothing here for about half the price you can get it off the peg back in the West why not pass these savings on to our guests? Starting small with the boots shown below, other items will be joining our range as and when I can source them.
Buffalo hide, softer, stronger than cow leather, far more durable. Reinforcing in stainless steel, none of that cheap plastic here! Fully padded inside and protected outside with scuff guards etc.
Special offer for our guests, only 6,000b!
Ordering couldn't be easier, simply draw around both feet on a sheet of A4 paper as shown, add the required measurements, scan it in and email to me. We can't of course be held responsible for faulty measurements but adjustments only run to a couple of hundred baht. Your boots will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive! We'll add the cost to your tour payment.
I've been using this guy for around four years now and not a single complaint. The above picture is exactly how he does it, with measurements around the indicated areas, plus one around the narrowest point of your ankle and one around your calf at boot top height, also to be included. L/h foot measurements l/h side of your drawing and (of course!) r/h foot measurements to the right.
Motorcycle Touring in Thailand
Thai Motorcycle Tours is a small, family-run adventure motorbike touring business, owned and hosted by husband and wife team Miles and Bpuk Nadin along with several trusted family members on both sides. Miles (from the Midlands, England) will deal with your enquiries and assist your booking personally; so acquainting himself with your requirements along the way. Both take great pride in their personal service and even see to your airport transfers personally. Miles leads the tour but you'll soon discover it's Bpuk (from N.E. Thailand) who does all the real work! Organising everything quietly behind the scenes, calling ahead with guests' individual requirements to ensure all runs smoothly & without a hitch.
Allow these two to take the stresses & strains for you, relax and enjoy your holiday. What's more, they're one of the few motorcycle tour operators to be endorsed & awarded a license by "TAT" (Tourism Authority of Thailand - License Number 51/00684), with the government's seal of approval and backing, your holiday is assured - in short everything above board ensuring a completely carefree holiday.The only items not arranged are your Flights and usual (personal) Holiday Insurance.
Once they've met you at the airport, every last detail arranged exactly, flawlessly: Time to kick back, relax, and have some fun while somebody else does the work for a change! You've worked for way too long promising yourself the holiday of a lifetime, let your hair down and let the most experienced crew in the country ensure your expectations are well & truly exceeded!!
The Thai Motorcycle Tours (TmT) Team
After holidaying here annually for some fifteen years he took the plunge and emigrated in the year 2000, then worked in a State School (50 Students per class, 3,900 in the entire school, 17 separate classes so on average taught 850 different students every week) for the next four years. Absolutely no better way to experience & learn a culture than undergoing total immersion with its youth and their mentors, the Thai Teaching Staff. Absolutely invaluable. First rode at 7y/o, frightened the living crap out of himself...but still bitten by the biking bug went out and bought a Honda SS50 at 9y/o. Fell off more than stayed on but then competed at semi-pro level through Grasstracking, Trials, Scrambling (before the days of Motocross) before settling on the Enduro Scene as suiting him best. Happier sliding around in the dirt than anywhere and knowing all these routes like the back of his hand, you'll be assured of a great ride. Will ride to your pace for added peace of mind; knowing how the next bend is laid out, your safety by pointing out hazards well in advance, ohh, okay then, it's much more fun tearing up the asphalt together, lol!!
Bpuk (pronounced Book/Pook rather than buck/puck)
Why the B-p, is it "Bu'pook" then? Hehehe, no, as the Thais have 44 consonants & 32 vowels - many sounds we simply don't have and this one's halfway between a 'B' and a 'P'? So either a hard B...or soft P sound. She also answers to "The Little General", "Boss", etc., lol! On the road she's back marker (and yes, can out-ride most of you!), often drives the service vehicle, books, orders, deals with, does...everything, really. Experience? Qualified as a Tour Guide many moons ago, native, fluent in ALL dialects countrywide and an insatiable appetite for your smiles. This little lady will go through hell & back if your happiness assured by the result. Her mind like a steel trap, once she knows your preferences, nothing will arrive any other way.
You too will experience complete immersion into the authentic sights, smells and sounds of the Thai culture – from people who happily live in and love the country. Such examples can only be gleaned from such a partnership, whose cultural backgrounds allow them to see both sides of the coin and subsequently offer unrivalled depth of understanding & insight.
"Yai" (Mr Big!) & "Boy" (Bpuk's Cousin)
Yai is our 15-seat VIP Minibus Driver, and Boy assists, plus drives (extra) service vehicles as necessary, takes 2nd-man spot when necessary, etc. These characters will be checking your fluid levels, chains, brakes etc. every morning so just give them the nod if anything's necessary? We don't employ any "mechanics" per-se, no need, these bikes all in perfect working order & main-dealer serviced. Religiously.
Pum, May, Nokkaew, Baan, Dtam
Other family members capable of many roles depending on the size & scope of a particular tour.
After all the blurb then, really...WHY us?
Because we remember that first and foremost this is a holiday. In many cases the only holiday you'll have abroad all year. Maybe can only afford to push the boat out in this manner every couple, three, even five years? As we neither ask these questions, differentiate - or even care about your financial / personal restrictions we're left with the only logical choice: Everyone deserves the holiday of a lifetime! Arrive with heart and mind open; allow us the chance, we WILL provide. Very proud of the fact nobody has ever been dissatisfied in 12 years running.