The Mae Rim Run
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

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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Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

The Around Thailand Loop

The 'Iron Butt' loop!

 

 

Southern Sunset

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!

Published in Guided Motorbike Tours
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

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
 
River Kwae Map

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...
Published in Guided Motorbike Tours
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

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 - Chiang Mai to Mae Sariang, 270Km
Day 2 - Mae Sariang to Umpang, 399Km
Day 3 - Umpang to Tak, 355Km
Day 4 - Tak to Sukhothai, 264Km
Day 5 - Sukhothai to Chiang Mai, 490Km

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 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.

 

Published in Guided Motorbike Tours
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

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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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 - Chiang Mai to Phayao, 217Km
Day 2 - Phayao to Nan, 222Km
Day 3 - Day trip out from Nan, 491Km
Day 4 - Nan to Uttaradit, 277km
Day 5 - Uttaradit to Chiang Mai, 190Km

 

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Published in Guided Motorbike Tours
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

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.

Published in Motorcycle day rides
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

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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Published in Motorcycle day rides
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

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.

Published in Motorcycle day rides
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Special offers

Honda CB 500f

Ride the legendary Honda CB500 - We have 24 to choose from

35mm Lowered from standard versions also available (CB 500x only)

Honda CB500f

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!! 

 


 

Kawasaki Versys

Free upgrade for those with pillion passengers...

One of our 2012 model Kawasaki Versys a dozen to choose from!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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