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Motorcycle Tour
2-day, The Chiang Rai Loop of Thailand - Self Guided

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This 2-day tour in Northern Thailand gives you a great window into riding the Land of the Lanna – It will have you coming back for 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.) $635.00
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.) $635.00
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.) $655.00
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.) $745.00
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room (pillion passengers can only book along with an accompanying rider) $200.00
per person single room (surcharge, only available with an additional selection of the basic price "per rider in shared twin/double room") $60.00
Per person rental riding helmet and jacket (Surcharge) $40.00
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


1-night 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: 2 riding days
Total riding distance: 580km
Daily stages: between 280 - 300km
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.


With this 2-day self-guided motorcycle tour from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, you’ll explore the best back roads and sightseeing highlights of Northern Thailand! After leaving Chiang Mai, you will ride back roads towards Chiang Rai and then visit the Wat Rong Khun, which is one of the main landmarks in north Thailand. During an overnight in Chiang Rai, you’ll have time to explore this laid-back town, visit the night market or just relax at the hotel. After breakfast on the second day, continue North West towards Thaton and visit Wat Thaton, a magnificent temple with a crystal pagoda just a few kilometres away from the border to Myanmar. Afterwards, you can take a road less traveled back to Chiang Mai, completing the Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour to Chiang Rai!



Rural roads, Doi Chang, Chiang Rai and the White Temple, Wat Thaton, with plenty of bends and twists



Day 1 / Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai

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.

Start your Motorbike Tour to Chiang Rai from Chiang Mai and rather quickly you leave the town behind and ride on the low traffic density road north towards Phrao. Enjoy a coffee at one of the many coffee stops on the way. From Phrao cross the mountain at Mae Waen, a pleasant scenic ride. One more mountain to cross for the day, over Doi Chang, famous for its coffee plantation and stunning scenery. The final stretch to Chiang Rai is on back roads, plenty of curves and pleasant hills. You will stop at the remarkable Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) which is today recognized as one of the main attractions all over Thailand. From the temple, there is only a short ride left to the hotel in central Chiang Rai. In the evening there is time to explore the night market or just relax at the hotel.

(280 km/174 miles)


Day 2 / Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai

Start your tour from Chiang Rai in northern direction, after about 20 km leave the Highway and spend the rest of the day on exhilarating twisty rural roads. In Thaton, visit Wat Thaton a temple which is located close to the border to Myanmar, on top of a hill overlooking the village of Ban Thaton and the Mae Kok River. Follow the main road south and have a coffee break at the Hua Luk Royal Project. Lunch at the lovely Nest Resort with a beautiful view at the Limestone Mountains in the back. If time allows taking the back roads back to Chiang Mai via Mae Rim. Expect to be back at our Service Centre latest by 5 pm.

(300 km/186 miles)