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MHS Loop

“One of the ten best motorcycling routes in the world”

Breathtaking scenery
Empty roads
NO speed cameras!
English guides
Hotel/Resort accommodation, bike hire, bike insurance, petrol, etc. all included.
Tours; Elephant camps, Hilltribes (Karin, Akha, Lahu, Karin longnecks), Boat trips, Golden Triangle(visit three countries, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar), Snake farms, all included!
Off-road carting, Bungee jumping and many more options available
For more information please visit our websites, www.tmtsite.com or www.thailandmotorcycletours.com
Or call us on +44 (0) 1260 279443

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 06:00

Motorcycle day rides

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Stroll in the gardens, snack on Thai delicacies such as ‘Somtam’ (spicy papaya salad, but only as spicy as you like!).

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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. 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.

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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!


 

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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!

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 23:58

The River Ping Run

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.

All day rides are optional and can be varied to suit the group's desires.

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Fancy going somewhere? We can be entirely flexible and head just about anywhere you fancy, enough notice and even spend the weekend away?

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Other attractions include: Tours around Chiang mai's historic inner and outer city, experiencing cultural phenomena such as the Night Bazaar, Sunday craft market, live traditional Thai shows and entertainment, Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and various authentic dining experiences which are all completely different to their Western counterparts.

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 23:58

The Mae Rim Run

We begin at the Orchid farm...

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...before going on to the Snake Farm, including live venomous snake shows.

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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.

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Optional extras not included in the price are: go-carting, off-road buggies, quad bikes, shooting range and even bungee jumping!

Mae Rim elephant camp was made famous by ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not’ and their ‘Elephant paintings’. No, not paintings of elephants, painting by elephants!

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We next visit the monkey centre with a show including their training to gather the coconut crop for their owners.

 

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Then we take the loop back to Chiang mai for some fabulous rural roads, stopping at a resort & restaurant for lunch by a lake.

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Sunday, 29 November -0001 23:58

Doi Suthep

Just on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, this mountain is perfect for a first acclimatisation ride, an introduction to the pleasures ahead!

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Smooth, sticky black three lane mat, hairpins galore and around a 20% gradient to power up and cruise back down. 

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On the way we have the Chiang mai zoo at the base, Pra Tha Doi Suthep Temple, viewpoint over the whole of Chiang mai city and suburbs, Queen Sirikit’s summer palace and gardens. Branching off we venture a little further than most to also take in Doi Pui and the Hmong village there.

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Friday, 30 November 2001 00:00

Pricing information

 Pricing information

Based on Two Sharing a Room: Otherwise Single occupancy Rates Apply

Our Four ‘Core’ Tours are Priced at; 8days/7nights - or multiples thereof - as displayed below

Season/Month Duration Rider Rider & Pillion Single Occupancy CDW Accommodation
Low Season Day Ride Only 6,790 11,269 N/A 300 Extra Nights Available
July, Day Ride & Night 7,699 12,780 909 300 at rates below
August, 2 Days, 1 night 14,509 24,089 909 600 1,560 per night
September 3 Days (2 night) 22,149 36,769 1,819 900 3,120 / 2 nights
  1 week (7 nights) 53,899 89,469 6,969 2,000 4,680 / 3 nights
High Season Day Ride Only 7,400 12,289 N/A 300  
October, Day Ride & Night 8,399 13,949 999 300  
March, 7night Tour A-D 58,899 97,779 7,399 2,000  
April, 14night Tour A/+D 117,699 195,379 14,759 4,000 1,980 per night
May and June 11-Nights Tours E-G 98,629 163,719 12,359 5,000 3,960 / 2 night
Peak Season Day Ride Only 7,979 13,249 N / A 300  
November, Day Ride & Night 9,179 15,239 1,119 300  
December, 7night Tour A-D 64,189 106,559 7,779 2,000  
January 14night Tour A/+D 128,369 213,099 15,559 4,000 2,400 per night
February 11-Nights Tours E-G 107,749 178,859 13,849 5,000 4,800 / 2 nights
  22nts Around Thailand 215,499 357,729 27,698 9,000 7,200 / 3 nights

Generally: Arrival & Departure Days being the Saturday, Day Ride on the Sunday after a short induction
Monday to Friday out on the road. Extra nights’ stay before/after the tour are readily available to best suit your flights, take your time booking to find the best deal, and we’ll gladly accommodate you, no problem

Saving You Money...!

We all work long & hard for those few little treats in life, doing without something to afford another. TMT is synonymous with Good Value. Please accept our apologies if the pricing tables below appear overly complicated: However, In order to save you as much cash as possible we've tiered our prices, both seasonally and economically. Rather than banging out a "One-Price-Fits-All" rate (with cash customers supporting the entire system), we prefer to offer our guests as many options as possible, and consequently offering a budget for every wallet? Don't hesitate to drop me a line if I can help clarify anything for you / work out your personal price, it'll be my pleasure

Beginning with Three-Tier Pricing: Thailand's Three Seasons, Low being quiet & least expensive, while Peak Season usually requires booking 6 months or more in advance?

Low/High/Peak Seasons

Peak Season with the best weather runs November – February, Low (Monsoon) Season July/August/September, weather totally by luck of the draw. Lastly: By Default High Season occupies those remaining months, March, April, May, June and October, Certainly better weather guaranteed than through the Monsoon Season, but may still experience a few scattered showers

 

Looking for more than just a single day's riding? No Problem

From these Day Rates we can simply price a 1 / 2 / 3 (or more) D/N Tour, if it looks like decent weather ahead?
Please Note: - Should we decide to stay away from Chiang Mai for a night or two, SRS Will Apply

 

River Kwae Loop, Around Thailand Loop & Bespoke Tours

We know this country intimately, and are able to organise a vast array of Bespoke / Specialist Tours: POA

 

Motorcycle Upgrades & Insurance (CDW) Rates Obviously Unaffected by Seasonal Changes

Honda CB 300 - Free with Tour - Our Smallest Machine Standard Tour Bike Free For Solo Rider

Taller CBX 500, Upgrade for Solo Rider CBF650cc - InLine 4-cyl Engine

Free For Rider & Pillion - 650cc Twin-Cylinder Versys Boring...! 650cc's of rice pudding

IMHO just a BIT too much for these slick roads What a piece of cr4p!

 

Our entirely optional Collision Damage Waiver plan covers any accidental damage to the bike, and all for 2,000 THB/motorcycle/week. Conditions apply; First 20,000 Baht of each/any claim being Rider’s Responsibility

Cash Transferral Charges

Regretfully we must pass on the 5% service charge PayPal renders. Should you wish to pay by BTT (Bank Tele- Transfer) the only charge incurred will be for transmittal from your bank: sender accepts responsibility for this fee. We accept all charges regarding receipt of said transfer, while deducting any forwarded transmittal fees from remittance total. Hard-copy receipt issued by our bank detailing all charges scanned & forwarded via email, original retained FYI on arrival. Similarly, if you elect to remit by credit card, there is a 4.5% Service Fee levied to your account. We pride ourselves on being above board – NO hidden costs or charges, everything open for scrutiny

Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to read this far!

We've striven over the years to reach the pinnacle of motorcycle touring and are very proud indeed to have maintained this position. We will continue tirelessly & diligently, adding to our reputation as a matter of course on the likes of TripAdvisor etc. If you have any comments / criticism regarding this website or our Modus Operandi...please, let us know, we'd really appreciate your input.

And if you have the slightest query - please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be more than happy to assist

Our office hours in Thailand are 05.30-13.30 (GMT + 7hrs)

Calls/emails outside these hours will not be answered until the following day. I believe it's very rude to have one's nose buried in the phone/PDA while guests who've paid for our attention are being ignored? Consequently after 7am daily I'm on our guests' timetable and at their disposal, apologies but guests' here now must take precedence over enquiries.

I take just the one weekend off in each month, usually the third immediately after we finish a tour.

 

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