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Motorcycle Tour
5-day, Northern Thailand - Lanna Kingdom - Self Guided

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This 5-day tour in Northern Thailand gives you the chance to ride some of the lesser-used motorcycle routes via, the Golden Triangle region and much more...


per rider in shared twin/double room incl. rental motorcycle Triumph Tiger Sport 660 (Only available for a booking of two persons. Single travelers need to choose the single room surcharge.) $1,540.00
per rider in shared twin/double room incl. rental motorcycle Triumph Tiger Sport 850 (Only available for a booking of two persons. Single travelers need to choose the single room surcharge.) $1,540.00
per rider in shared twin/double room incl. rental motorcycle Triumph Tiger 900 GT Pro (Only available for a booking of two persons. Single travelers need to choose the single room surcharge.) $1,595.00
per rider in shared twin/double room incl. rental motorcycle BMW R1250 GS (Only available for a booking of two persons. Single travelers need to choose the single room surcharge.) $1,815.00
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room (pillion passengers can only book along with an accompanying rider) $575.00
per person single room (surcharge, only available with an additional selection of the basic price "per rider in shared twin/double room") $240.00
Per person rental riding helmet and jacket (Surcharge) $100.00
IMPORTANT: The price for a single rider in a sharing room requires another single rider booking with the same request. If there is no other request for room sharing we will have to charge you the single room supplement


4 nights accommodation with breakfast at carefully selected quality hotels and resort with leisure facilities
Transfers in Chiang Mai
Late-model Motorcycle rental included 300 km / day, (additional km USD 0,5 / km)
Motorcycle Damage and Loss Coverage (see “More details”)
GPS, pre-programmed day by day itinerary
Introductory itinerary briefing by an experienced tour guide
Comprehensive tour script, detailed day-by-day itinerary, tips of activities and highlights en route, a hotel list and important contacts
Panniers and top box if desired, basic motorcycle crash protection bars etc.
Tools & tire repair kits
Not included
Hotel nights in Chiang Mai (pre and post-tour)
Riding gear (helmet, jacket & gloves can be rented at the Service Center. We do not provide pants and boots). We do recommend to bring your own
Personal travel insurance (mandatory for our tours).
All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature.

More details

Start/Finish: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Arrival/Departure: Chiang Mai Airport
Duration: 5 riding days
Total riding distance: 1270km
Daily stages: between 200 - 320km
Terrain: 95% Paved
Rest days: 0
Weather: Depends on what time of the year you are in, the temperature can drop to around 10°C (50°F) during the cold season night, or can go as high as 40°C (104°F) during the summer day. Below is the average temperatures and chance of rain for Northern Thailand and its neighboring countries.
Northern Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam: 10-30°C (50-86°F), Chance of Rain 0-20% during October to March 23-36°C (73-97°F), Chance of Rain 30-80% during April to September
Riding gear: We can provide you a helmet and riding jacket with a surcharge of USD 10.- per day for each item. However we do suggest you bring your own riding gear for the tour if possible, since they will suit you better.
Group size: We strive to offer the best possible individual guest service and a safe riding environment. Therefore, our groups are relatively small and typically kept to 8 to 10 guest motorcycles plus pillions. Most of our guests prefer groups of this size, where diversity of age, motorcycle experience and interests ignites instant friendships.
Motorcycle Damage & Loss Coverage: We have motorcycle damage & loss coverage. Your motorcycle security deposit amount is your maximum liability limit. This coverage is included in the tour prices for riding in Thailand, while for multi-country tours, we have a waiver program available to obtain the coverage for the riding days outside of Thailand.
Maximum excess for each Motorcycle Type:
Triumph Tiger 660 - USD 1,500
Triumph Tiger 850 - USD 1,700
BMW R1250GS - USD 2,500
Accommodation and meals: accommodations are carefully selected quality hotels and resorts with leisure facilities. Besides, we select quality restaurants serving fresh local delicious cuisines that reflect the character of the area in which we travel. We also strive to cater to our guests preferring vegetarian, western or other food preferences, prior notice required.
Age limit: Minimum age limit for riders is 25 years old. We have no maximum age limit so long as you are in good condition to handle and ride the motorcycle. Pillion passengers should be not less than 15 years of age.
Driving license and riding ability: The customer declares that he/she possess a valid Driving License from their home country and an International Driving License for motorbike over 500 cc (the vehicle) taking part in the tour for the period of travel and has the necessary riding ability, technically, mentally and physically to control such a vehicle booked, safely on the tour route. The customer also declares to have experience of riding motorcycles above 500 cc for at least a total of 10,000 km.
Pillions/Passangers: Our BMW GS motorcycles are made for and equipped for your partner to be very comfortable as a pillion. On Guided Tours, our support vehicle can accompany a few passengers throughout the tour (upon prior request).
Dates: Choose your own desired Tour dates – all year round
Additional Nights & Services: We are pleased to assist you with the booking of additional nights in Chiang Mai or any other services in connection with the tour
Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.


This scenic tour of Thailand offers great motorcycle riding & provides you with a great insight to the Lanna Kingdom – the “Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields”. The roads are mainly rural two lanes with a variety of surfaces and wind through areas of spectacular mountainous beauty.

From Chiang Mai (the “Rose of the North”) you warm up with the 'Samoeng Loop', a great way to start any ride! The first day you make your way to Thaton, at the Myanmar border. The itinerary takes you further to the tea plantations of Doi Mae Salong, the royal palace at Doi Tung, onto the Golden Triangle and the Mekong River where Thailand, Laos & Myanmar meet.

Another highlight is the ride up to Phu Chia Fa, this is a remote area with great roads, stunning scenery and hardly any traffic. You continue to the province of Nan, which for centuries remained autonomous and cut off from the outside world. Take a look at the unique village of Bo Kluea with its Salt Wells.

From Nan, you make your way back to Chiang Mai via another mountain range and the lakeside town of Phayo.



Samoeng Loop, Doi Mae Salong, Golden Triangle and Mekong River, Mountains of Nan, Salt Wells at Bo Kluea, endless curves and stunning scenery



Day 1 / Chiang Mai-Thaton

Welcome to our Service Centre in the morning for a tour briefing and motorcycle hand over etc. We are at your disposal as of 8 am.

After only a few minutes on your scenic Thailand motorcycle tour, you have left Chiang Mai behind and follow the first amazing corners of the Samoeng Loop. Passing the Mae Sa Elephant Camp where you can stop to visit the amazing animals. From here make your way north first on back roads than on the main provincial road. Lunch by the limestone cliffs at Chiang Dao. You continue following the Thai – Myanmar border. There are a couple of scenic stops on the way. In the afternoon you reach Thaton, a small town on the banks of the Kok River, bordering with Myanmar. Enjoy a splendid view from Wat Thaton over the town and the vicinity. Continue to the nearby resort. Enjoy a cold drink and stretch your legs by the pool. Overnight at Thaton.

(230 km/143 miles).


Day 2 / Thaton-Chiang Khong

Leave Thaton and ascend to Doi Mae Salong on amazing twisty mountainous roads. Doi Mae Salong is a Chinese settlement which was built by a division of the Chinese Nationalist Army that refused to surrender to Chinese communists after the Nationalist Kuomintang government was routed in 1949.

Today the village still offers a native Chinese cuisine, lovely houses with flowers and countless tea plantations as far as the eyes can see. Proceed through farm villages along rice paddies and stop at the impressive Choui Fong Tea House. The tea house of this huge plantation serves all kind of different tea blends and great cakes. Enjoy the scenery!

Continue to the legendary Golden Triangle where the three borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. Here you ride up to the Wat Sop Ruak temple to enjoy a great view over the Golden Triangle. In the small but interesting local Opium Museum, you can learn more about Khun Sa and the opium trade in the past. Before reaching Chiang Khong, stop at the View Coffee, an amazing spot overlooking the Mekong River. Overnight in Chiang Khong.

(220 km/137 miles).


Day 3 / Chiang Khong-Nan

Ride through some scenic mountain landscapes with plenty of twisties up to Phu Chi Fah. Phu Chi Fa is located on the border between Thailand and Laos. It’s a great ride up here - the scenery is spectacular with lots of photo opportunities. Since Phu Chi Fa is fairly remote, there are not many tourists who make it to this part of Thailand. If time permits and the weather clear, ride up to the viewpoint and walk to the cliff on the border to Laos. Continue to Phulangka and for the next hundred km or so ride through countless bends through yet more beautiful landscapes. Rejoin the main road and follow it to your final destination of the day which is the capital of Nan province and is also called Nan. For centuries Nan was a separate, autonomous Kingdom with few relationships to the outside world. Now, the city is a beautiful town with many well-preserved temples. Overnight in Nan.

(300 km/186 miles)


Day 4 / Nan-Bo Kluea-Nan

Without any doubt, the road to Bo Kluea offers some of the best ridings in all of Thailand, and an unmissable experience on your scenic Thailand motorcycle tour. Classic twisty roads with almost no traffic will make this day unforgettable riding experience. The tiny village of Bo Kluea is located in a scenic valley close to the Lao border - remote and picturesque. “Bo Kluea” means salt well as the village has raised around two natural saltwater wells which have been used for centuries. From here you cross over the mountain through Phu National Park. Enjoy the stunning scenery and empty roads. Once crossed the mountains take a break at a rather unique coffee place. In the early afternoon, you are back in Nan to visit the most beautiful temple, Wat Phumin. The temple was built as if it were on the back of two immense snakes. Take the opportunity and spend the evening at an authentic local restaurant on the bank of the Nan River. Overnight in Nan.

(200 km/124 miles).


Day 5 / Nan-Chiang Mai

Leaving Nan behind ride in a western direction for the last day of your scenic Thailand motorcycle tour. The first stretch is over a small mountain range. You will just love the way the road snakes its way over hills and through valleys. On your way to Phayao, you pass endless villages. In Phayao enjoy lunch by the lake. From here first follow the shore of the lake and then make your way towards the road leading to Mae Khachan and further to the nearby hot springs. Here you can dip your toes in the hot water. From here you have the last stretch to Chiang Mai and our Service Centre. Expect arrival by 5 pm, ending your scenic Thailand motorcycle tour.

(320 km/199 miles).