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

Terms and Conditions

The Contract.
A contract is deemed to exist once a booking has been made and a deposit has been received by Thai Motorcycle Tours.com Co. Ltd (hereinafter referred to as TMT). By signing the booking form you accept all the conditions either stated or inferred, and those conditions apply to all those travelling on that booking, even if added at some later date.

Insurance. 
It is a condition of booking that you obtain all necessary insurance protection. Thai motorcycle Tours.com will not accept any responsibility for a client’s failure to obtain the requisite insurance cover.

Amendments. 
Reservation amendments by you following issue of a confirmation invoice and/or receipt of full payment must be made in writing and incur an amendment fee of £25.00.

Client cancellation charges.
Your deposit is non-refundable as costs will have already been incurred by our company. Cancellation less than eight weeks before your tour date incurs a charge of 50% of the tour cost, and if a cancellation is made less than four weeks before the commencement of the tour payment will due in full.

Cancellation by us.
(A) Thai Motorcycle Tours.com reserves the right to cancel Tours up to 14 days prior to commencement if minimum tour numbers have not been reached or if a rental motorcycle or substitute is no longer available.  Thai Motorcycle Tours.com is obliged to give you as much warning as possible of any cancellation, and will make every endeavour to offer an alternative.  If there is no suitable alternative, then the tour cost will be refunded in full, which will constitute full settlement.  Thai Motorcycle Tours.com is under no obligation to refund the cost of additional arrangements such as extra nights accommodation or flights.  (B.) Thai Motorcycle Tours.com and its guides reserved the right to accept, decline or restrain any customer from any tour at any time, and to cancel any contract on grounds of non-compliance with these terms and conditions, those of the guides, local traffic regulations or a guide's requirements for group travel.  In such circumstances no refund will be due.  Customers agree to except the authority and rules of Thai Motorcycle Tours.com , its guides and agents.

Acts of God.
TMT, our agents, assignees and contractors accept no responsibility for and shall not be liable in respect of any loss, damage alterations or delays or changes arising from circumstances beyond our control, such as (but not restricted to) war or threat of war, industrial or political dispute, civil strife, fire, weather conditions, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, transportation difficulties, delays or cancellations, computer malfunctions or airport closures or congestion. If in doubt we suggest that you take any Foreign Office advice appertaining to the situation at that time.

Motorcycle hire.
We undertake to provide you with a motorcycle either of the type already described in our brochure or with what is in our judgement a suitable alternative. If you are dissatisfied with the motorcycle offered then that must be made clear to the guide immediately as no alternative or refund will be offered as later complaints cannot be met. There is no refund if a motorcycle is returned prior to the end of a tour or if a client decides to terminate his/her tour before normal completion date.
Helmets. 
It is a condition of Thai Motorcycle Tours.com, and indeed Thai law, that you wear an approved crash helmet when riding a motorcycle.  We are sometimes able to provide helmets locally, but we strongly encourage you to bring your own.  Thai Motorcycle Tours.com accepts no liability for the condition of any crash helmet.
Riding areas. 
When touring it is your responsibility to follow any instructions or information issued to you by the tour leader. As a general rule, you must not leave the country, travel on private roads, or take the motorcycle off-road without our prior permission. Breaches of restrictions may invalidate travel and motorcycle insurances.

Tour description.
Whilst TMT make every reasonable effort to be as accurate as possible with  tour descriptions we reserve the right to alter the itinerary should local conditions or circumstances dictate a change at that time, provided that change is due to circumstances beyond our control or by the number of participants in that tour. Whilst taking part in a tour it is your responsibility to follow any instructions or information issued to you by the tour leader. TMT will not accept any liability if you do otherwise.

Mechanical problems or accidents.
In the case of either mechanical problems or an accident, the client must remain with their bike throughout and take advice from the tour leader. The client must not attempt unauthorised repairs or have them undertaken without prior consent. You will be required to leave a deposit (this is required by Thai Law and we will provide ) with our contractors at the start of your tour, the deposit normally being equivalent to the insurance excess which is deductible. Any damages to the bike will be deducted by the contractor at the end of your tour.

Passports and visas.
Thailand requires that your passport must be valid for more than six months after the date you intend to leave the country. If that is not the case you will probably be refused entry to the country and TMT cannot accept any responsibility under those circumstances.

Driving Licence.
You must hold a current (for the length of your tour) Motorcycle licence valid to drive vehicles under Group A. An international driving licence is also required but is not sufficient by itself.

Age, experience and health.
In order to qualify for a tour you need to be an experienced rider (preferably in group as well as individual riding) and have a full (and preferably clean) licence. Age is not a problem unless you are over seventy, in which case certain restrictions (insurance etc. which are beyond our control) may apply. In that situation we suggest that you take specialist advice.
TMT cannot accept any responsibility if your health is in question before you undertake the tour (heart problems, for example) as whilst the tour itself is not strenuous you are up in the mountains and it can he hot. Furthermore TMT cannot be held responsible for any health problems which may occur as a result of the tour either during or after the event.

Special requests.
TMT will undertake to comply with any special requests or requirements which you may make. You will be notified at that time of any extra cost(s) incurred.
Pillion passengers. 
Passengers/non-riders are more than welcome on all Tours.  Only pillions notified to Thai Motorcycle Tours.com may be carried. Pillions not on the booking sheet may be carried for an extra charge.
Prices.
The prices shown on either our brochure or website are correct at the time of the booking and are based on two persons sharing a room. TMT makes every endeavour to keep these prices except in the case of any changes in local regulations which are beyond our control.

Complaints. 
If you have any complaint about the service that you have received from Thai Motorcycle Tours.com , our contractors or guides we require you to do the following.

1. Lodge the complaint with your Thai Motorcycle Tours.com guide as soon as possible, to allow us the opportunity to rectify the cause of your complaint. Failure to do so may reduce or even extinguish your legal rights.  At the very latest, the complaint must be lodged by the end of the tour .

2. If not resolved at the time, follow this up in writing to Thai Motorcycle Tours.com within 30 days of the completion of your tour .

All complaints will be acknowledged within seven days of receipt, and we aim to respond in full within 30 days.

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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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Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

San Kampaeng

A relaxing day at the hot springs & geyser.

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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You can even boil eggs in the hotter waters closer to the source.

View the geysers; relax in the mineral baths or even the swimming pool fed from those same springs. Followed by an hour or so’s foot massage by the resident trained masseurs.

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A full lunch is of course provided and added to your weekly bill as with all our rides.

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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)

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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.

Published in Thai Motorcycle Tours
Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Why Us

 

WHY Thai-Mc-Tours?

Why indeed? There's plenty of choice, and fairly equal prices - after all, so much merchandise here in Asia isn't original! Established in 2004, we spied a gap in the market to become the first all on-road Thailand Specialists.

Which is precisely why we're not branching out into Laos, China, etc., etc., as appears to be the latest trend. We've never followed the pack. We prefer to guide you knowledgeably around this single, wonderful country; providing you with the best holiday you've ever had, responsibly...so you don't have to worry!! 

Elsewhere: You can play follow-the-leader-for-days-on-end across some faceless land, anyone can manage a half-arsed job just check for; LOADS of Km's, pile them on, early starts, late finishes, "wow, killer day - make sure you're all shattered every evening...hey, they won't actually care never really felt the place, just hammered through between breakdowns... Sound familiar? Because it's the oldest trick in the book - rest assured such cheap tricks are never employed here.

Ask yourself; why do you work so hard all year, just to pay any of the tour companies/operators?

For their knowledge & skill-set, eventually (hopefully!) saving you time, money, stress & hassle. The TMT Team always able to act in your best interests, when it matters - and you need it - most. Just as you choose a reputable insurer for your valuables, a reputable kennels for your pet while away, why short-change yourselves? Back-packing was great when we were young, full of vim & vigour - these days would you rather see all the attractions, or chat personally with an expert who's able to ensure all your requirements will be satisfied? Even to the point of recommending another tour if necessary. Sales aren't our first priority - customer satisfaction is.

Extensive local knowledge, – not to mention countless friends made and tour partners tried and tested along the way and over the years, meaning you'll enjoy impeccable service, safety, and professionalism from start to finish. Extra members of the family are brought in to staff larger tours as and when necessary; consequently overheads are kept to a minimum - you receive better value for money.

Accommodation/restaurants are the same authentically Thai hotels and resorts the “high-flyers” choose which include all modern conveniences and amenities. They are spotlessly clean, family run establishments wherever possible so guests can experience Thailand's true self and her wonderful people on a personal level. It's a matter of great pride for them never to have received a single complaint. There's an atmosphere which pervades the entire country which is truly not to be missed and a crying shame so many do.

All riders are welcome, from the novice biker up to the old hand. Never tiring of these guided tours as every one IS still an adventure; there's always something new, different & more often than not quite amazing. Plus the laughs along the way, quite honestly blessed to be socialising with the best side of society, no question...bikers! The touring is relatively easy but still exhilarating; riding on the left-hand side of the road as in the UK and Australia. Add to that a warm tropical climate and totally new experiences almost every moment of the day with people who know what they're doing in such situations and it all adds up to a combination that is quite simply unavailable elsewhere; the perfect two-wheeled holiday!

We supply as standard the Honda CB500. These bikes are lightweight, comfortable, plenty powerful enough, and deal with these road conditions perfectly. Available as a free upgrade for those two-up with pillion are the excellent Kawasaki Versys'. Experience has taught us you really don't want or need anything larger than these. They are light, tractable and manoeuvrable, and perfect for these roads. Harley Davidson-style bikes may be great on the unending straights of the American Interstates, but they are totally unsuited to the twisty, exciting roads of Northern Thailand.

If required, additional adventure activities can be added to your tour, including: bungee jumping, all terrain vehicle (ATV) riding in the jungle, special (Honda Pilot) much larger all terrain vehicles through the jungle, mountain biking in the jungle, white water rafting, bamboo river rafting, kayaking, paint-balling, a visit to the shooting range, micro-lighting, elephant riding, massage & spa experience, hiking in the jungle, golf, fishing, Muai-Thai (Thai boxing), Thai cookery courses, Thai massage courses, The Tiger Kingdom, Flight of the Gibbon (a 7km zip-line experience), basically enough to fill another whole week just around Chiang mai if you like!

Go with the Pro's - there isn't another company with greater experience or better value in Thailand Motorcycle Touring.

FACT - Estd. 2004, and dates don't lie. Seen plenty out there who enjoy saying "Fact" as if the statement may make it come true? Thanks Gentlemen - we DO feel honoured you're trying SO hard to be us, and amused you're not quite brave enough to be yourselves? Worried you may miss out on the Aussies & Brits if admit you're German? Awww...Must be SOME who'll appreciate their towels laid out on their deck-chairs at daybreak! Feel free to copy this one too...lol!

 

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