11 Days 10 Nights
A exhilarating ride out with awesome scenery en route with many stops at points of interest along the way. Experience the delights of two countries that have contrasting styles culture. The riding will be adventurous but safe as cater for all levels of riding experience as we look to show you the real Laos and Northern Thailand.
Each tour member is allocated a private room on each of our overnight night stops at a min 3* or 4* hotel.
KAWASAKI Versys 650
SUZUKI 650 V Strom
HONDA CBR 500
HONDA CRF 250
BMW GS 310
Available options at addition cost
BMW GS R1200 – 5000 Bht per day
BMW GS 800 – 2500 Bht per day
Breakfast, a light lunch and a full dinner and soft drinks are included in the tour as is pre-selected good quality accommodation.
*For further details please see our full terms and conditions.
Having completed a short tour induction and bike orientation at company HQ “Route 66” we ease our way out of Pattaya we commence the 400km + ride to Chaiyaphum for the first of our overnight stops. The province features the Phetchabun mountain range so there will be some nice climbs with the many changes in elevation as we ascend the range around to 1220m above sea level. The eastern part of the province houses the Khorat Plateau with stunning views across the landscape.
The province features no less than 4 national parks with Tat Ton National Park being the most popular as it features scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests, in addition there is also The Sai Thong waterfall the biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park.
A fantastic day’s ride as riders settle into the tour.
Once breakfast has been concluded we set off on an exciting cross border ride into Laos. The tour’s initial destination being Nong Khai, a North Eastern Thai province sitting on the banks of the mighty Mekong River. After our guides effectively steer you through the border controls we will cross the famous Lao - Thai Friendship Bridge, known as the gateway to Vientiane, the capital of Laos at which point we will arrive at our overnight stop and a well earned dinner.
Grab your camera, and set off to explore a host of fascinating sights, sounds and delicious aromas in Vientiane.
A quaint night market sits next to the Mekong River. Many of French style colonial buildings are now museums with displays of artifacts dating back as far as the prehistoric period.
Just outside the city Sala Keoku Park has a quirky selection of large concrete Buddhist, Hindu and Christian statues. A little further North East along the river, you can visit the jungle-covered Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary which boasts elephants, deer, bears and monkeys as its residents.
Alternatively you prefer to chill amoungst the broad boulevards and pretty tree-lined streets with coffee shops, small bars and restaurants to help you while away a relaxing day.
Dinner in the hotel will be an interesting mix of your tour companions' adventure stories.
Time to get back into the saddle after breakfast as the tour sets off on the 160 km ride up to Vang Vieng a small town north of Vientiane on the Nam Song River. Vang Veng is circled by stunning limestone mountains and caves and although quieter thee days was pnce a hedonistic backpacker paradise in its heyday.
Ample time will be provided for exploring before dinner at our overnight hotel.
After breakfast we once again saddle up and set off on the approx 200km ride up north to Luang Prabang which nestles on the Mekong River.
With coffee stops and lunch provided along the way complemented by lots of good photo opportunities as we stop at points of interest. Our route through the Laos countryside provides the riders with great adventure riding roads that incorporates a number of steady climbs and rewarding curves to negotiate.
Arriving mid to late afternoon, in sufficient time to allow tour members to frehen up in preperation for dinner.
A full day to explore the UNESCO heritage city and its laid back style. If you don't mind an early start (around 05.30) you can witness the historic Alms ceremony as a procession of Monks collect alms of rice from kneeling villagers and tourists. You can enjoy suns rise on the waterfront whilst taking a stroll along the Mekong.
Lots more to see and do if your feeling active with short trips out to an
Elephant Village Sanctuary at Ban Xieng Lom which ensures the survival of a number of elephants or you can climb Phou Si/Chomsy Hill which is the highest point in the city and delivers a near-panoramic view from the top.
A great day's adventure riding awaits you as make our way through some of the most stunning countryside in Laos. Heading west the ride is approx 360km in total winding through picturesq villages and towns, farm country, valleys and rivers as we loop through Laos lush greenery.
Lunch and coffee stops have been factored into the route.
A plethora of twists and turns and changes in elevation to be negotiated before we arrive in Hongsa late afternoon for our overnight stop and dinner.
NB; Hongsa is best known for the MW Hongsa lignite-fired power plant which delivers over 1/3rd of Lao's total power requirements.
A full on days ride today as the tour swings south back towards Thailand, with our intended destination being Nan.
Around 200 km to be covered along good roads. The tour guides will assist in facilitating the border crossing iback into Thailand.
Arriving in Nan for our overnight stop and dinner at the hotel, you may feel need a stroll around the town and markets afterwards to stretch the legs, always worth doing in this lovely city.
A swift breakfast, then we are setting off to cover the 360km to Loei. We sweep along the Laos border as we reach the first of several National parks for dramatic scenery. The first being Phu Suan Sai Park.
As we head eastward to Leoi crossing more national parks the roue provides delivers excellent unsurpadded adventure riding as we negtiate endless curves and changes in elevation in addtion to stunnung picture post card views. c
Following dinner relax in our designated hotel or explore the city of Loei.
Post breakfast we depart Loei. One of our loner distance days today with lot of great riding again to be had as we make our way approx 420km to Kabinburi to our fantastic overnight stop in a 5* hotel wcomplete with a farewell dinner.
Today’s journey takes us across rivers, valleys, farmland and lush jungle as we skirt several national parks. With designated lunch and coffee stop on the way and we should arrive at the Hotel around 5pm. Ample time to freshen up before attending the lavish farewell dinner as we reminisce and celebrate memories and freindships made during the tour.
It’s farewell to Kabinburi following a great farewell event as we head back down to eastern Thailand along the eastern seaboard arriving back at company HQ “Route 66” late afternoon.