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14 Days – The Original Long Way round Thailand’s unseen jewels

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Duration

14 Days 13 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Thai

Overview

Northern Thailand Motorcycle Tour

The Long Way Round Thailand” tour by Big Bike Touring Co. offers a 14-day, Thailand motorcycle tour through the stunning landscapes and rich culture of the country. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure starts in Chiang Mai and takes you on a journey through the heart of Thailand, from bustling cities to remote villages, with breathtaking scenery and unforgettable experiences along the way. With a mix of leisurely scenic rides and challenging off-road tracks, this Chiang Mai motorcycle tour is the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation for any motorcycle enthusiast. Book now for an unforgettable Thai experience. You will have your own private room on each of our night stops at a min 3* or 4* hotel.

Please make sure you are on time for the start of the tour and arrive at the agreed meeting point with time to spare.

*Please note that for the tour to run, we require a minimum of 6 paying riders.

 

Motorcycles available:

Honda CBR500
Kawasaki Versys 650
BMW 310 GS
Honda CRF 250

  • Available options at addition cost
    BMW GS R1200 – 5000 Bht per day
    BMW GS 800 – 2500 Bht per day

 

For us the safety of our customers is the utmost priority, hence, we give the riding gear complimentary; which included Helmets, Bluetooth, Gloves, Jackets, Pants, Boots and many more. All bikes come with phone holders and a USB charging port.

Our guides have years of experience of organizing Big Bike Tours across Thailand, they are well versed with the roads, terrain, and culture.

 

    1. The customer is responsible for checking the motorcycle and all accessories for any damage before leaving our location.
    2. It’s the customer’s responsibility to bring the motorcycle and all accessories back to our location in the same condition as when your tour started.
    3. If any damage has been done to the motorcycle and any accessories the customer agrees to pay in full the said damage at 100% estimated cost.
    4. Security deposit detail the list below
    Type of bikes Security deposit
    Kawasaki, Honda, or Suzuki brand CASH DEPOSIT OF USD 1,000
    BMW (F800, 850 GS, R1200GSA, R1250 GS) CASH DEPOSIT OF USD 2,000

     

    5. USD40.00. – per day to cover the bike damages up to USD 3,000. The damages are over USD3,000. – will be the customer’s responsibility.

  1.  DisclaimerBy booking this tour, you with this acknowledge that you’re a competent and fully licensed motorcycle rider. Should the tour guide deem that you do not have the pre-requisite skill set or you’re riding in an unsafe manner that presents a danger to yourself or other road users. You acknowledge the company reserves the right to stop the tour with immediate effect without providing a refund of the same, any motorcycle insurance you have purchased with us will become NULL & VOID
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unsurpassed pre-selected adventure road riding
  • Fantastic photo opportunities
  • Traveling through national parks
  • Visits to points of interest
  • Quality accommodation

Itinerary

Day 1 - Pattaya to Khao Yai National Park
Day 1 - Pattaya to Khao Yai National Park

Once all the paperwork and bike orientation is completed it’s time to mount up and hit the road. Our first destination is Thailand’s 3rd largest National Park at Khao Yai a journey of some 190 km through beautiful countryside to the park entrance. A great excursion around this long-standing nature preserve, we get to view its stunning waterfalls the highlight of which is the 150m-tall Haew Narok. The park is home to a variety and diversity of wildlife, don’t be surprised to see elephants, bears, gibbons, hornbills and many other indigenous wildlife. Our overnight hotel is close to the park, arriving late afternoon gives to you time freshen up and prepare for dinner. Khao Yai National Park Our first destination is Thailand’s 3rd largest National Park at Khao Yhai a journey of some 190 km through beautiful countryside to the park entrance. The park is home to a variety and diversity of wildlife, don’t be surprised to see elephants, bears, gibbons, hornbills and many other indigenous wildlife. Overnight Pak Chong

Day 2 - Khao Yai to Phetchabun overnight
Day 2 - Khao Yai to Phetchabun overnight

After breakfast a quick pack and then we hit the road again for approximately 280km to Phetchabun Province in Northern-central Thailand. Phetchabun nestles in the Pa Sak River valley which sits between the two ranges of the Phetchabun Mountains and incorporates Si Thep Historical Park which contains the ruins of an ancient Khmer Empire city which showcases some magnificent sculptures. Khao Kho National Park in the northwest, benefits from a cooler climate because of forested mountains and many streams and waterfalls. Lots of great twists and curves to enjoy as we head to our overnight hotel and dinner. Overnight Phetchabun

Day 3 - Phetchabun to Phu Tub Berk (1768m H) then overNight in Khao Kho
Day 3 - Phetchabun to Phu Tub Berk (1768m H) then overNight in Khao Kho

We will be soaring amongst the clouds today. Post breakfast we make the short 97km journey to our first stop at Phu Thab Boerk which is the tallest mountain in the province standing at almost 1,800 meters. Great loops and curves and changes in elevation to be experienced as we ascend. During our climb you will start to feel the cooler air as the ambient temperature drop. This mountain is a renowned agricultural center it´s agriculture and fruit due to its temperate climate. Lunch break sees us visit the temple commonly known as the 5 Buddahs at Khao Kho which offers one of the best photo opportunities of the tour. More twists and curves, as we head W on route 12 to our overnight stop at Phitsanulok.

Day 4 - Khao Kho to Mae Sot Burmese Border overnight
Day 4 - Khao Kho to Mae Sot Burmese Border overnight

Post breakfast sees the tour head West as we make our 90 min journey to the historical park at Sukhothai, once the capital of the great regional Khemer empire. The park offers a unique insight into the history of Thailand. Lunch is taken riverside in the city of Tak as we make our way further West to our overnight accommodation at Mae Sot via Route 12. Route 12 is among the favorite roads ridden in Thailand with its endless fast curves and changes in elevation. Overnight in Mae Sot

Day 5 - Mae Sot to Mae Sariang
Day 5 - Mae Sot to Mae Sariang

Post breakfast sees the tour get access to one of the best motorcycling roads in Thailand namely route 105 which can best be described as motor cycling Nirvana. On route the tour takes a short stop to visit the Mae Usu cave complex. Dependent upon the water level it´s possible to walk deep into the caves which amplifies the underground caving experience. Post lunch the great road continues as we continue North, mid-afternoon coffee at a famous motor cycle road side venue sees the tour head to our overnight riverside accommodation in Mae Sariang

Day 6 - Mae Sariang to Pai
Day 6  - Mae Sariang to Pai

The mornings and evenings are now becoming noticeably cooler as we continue North. Almost immediately after departing our overnight accommodation we enter the Mae Hon Son loop famous for its 1864 curves. Post coffee late morning sees the tour visit a Karen tribal village commonly known internationally as the Long neck people. Access to the village is via a short long boat journey. Lunch is taken at one of the many spectacular view points en-route to Pai. We arrive Pai mid to late afternoon which gives the tour party a chance to take a dip in the pool or chill out before beginning to discover the fascinating town of Pai at night as we arrange dinner in one of the best restaurants in town.

Day 7 -Rest Day Pai
Day 7 -Rest Day Pai

Having been on the road for several days we take this opportunity to have a day of the bikes to explore Pai and its surrounding area which is renown for its hot springs and natural beauty. A must for hippies and back packers alike who visit Thailand. Pai has a unique and diverse feel to it. Lots of excursions are available to undertake ranging from white water rafting, sight seeing plus trekking and National parks.

Day 8 - Pai - Chiang Mai
Day 8 - Pai - Chiang Mai

Suitably rested the tour continues on the Mae Hon Son loop route 1095. During our journey South towards Chiang Mai the tour takes time out to visit the Maerim Elephant sanctuary where itś possible to observe and interact with the elephants in an environment that is beneficial to the welfare of the elephants. Post lunch and couple of points of interest sees the tour arrive at our overnight accommodation in Chiang Mai.

Day 9 - Chiang Mai - Chiang Khong
Day 9 - Chiang Mai - Chiang Khong

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the breathtaking natural beauty of Thailand on a motorcycle tour from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong. Wind your way through rolling hills, lush jungles, and scenic farmland dotted with traditional villages and temples. Soak up the local culture and sample delicious street food as you cruise through charming rural communities. Marvel at the breathtaking views of rolling hills, lush jungles, and sparkling rivers, and be sure to take plenty of stops along the way to capture the unforgettable scenery.

Day 10 - Chiang khong -Nan
Day 10 - Chiang khong -Nan

Get ready for a thrilling adventure on a motorcycle tour from Chiang Khong to Nan. Navigate through winding roads, cross scenic bridges over rolling rivers, and climb up steep mountain passes for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Immerse yourself in the local culture, visit historic temples and traditional villages, and taste delicious regional cuisine. This tour is not for the faint of heart, but for those seeking an adrenaline-fueled adventure in the heart of northern Thailand. Get ready for a journey filled with stunning natural beauty, cultural exploration, and an unrivaled sense of freedom on two wheels.

Day 11 - Nan - Lomsak
Day 11 - Nan - Lomsak

Get ready to embark on a unique adventure with a motorcycle tour from Nan to Lomsak. This route takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Thailand, including rugged terrain, scenic bridges, and mountain passes offering panoramic views of the landscape. As you travel, immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting traditional villages and ancient temples, and sample the delicious regional cuisine along the way. Your journey starts in Nan, a city known for its rich history and cultural heritage. Here, you can visit ancient temples like Wat Phumin, a 15th-century temple famous for its intricate murals, and Wat Phra That Khao Noi, a temple set atop a hill offering panoramic views of the city. As you continue on your tour, you'll encounter scenic bridges that offer breathtaking views of the rolling hills and valleys below. Cross these bridges, and you'll soon arrive at the heart of northern Thailand's rugged terrain. Here, you'll climb over mountain passes that offer stunning views of the landscape and an unrivaled sense of freedom on two wheels. Finally, you'll arrive in Lomsak, a city surrounded by lush forests and stunning mountain scenery. Take some time to explore the city, visit local markets and street food stalls, and discover the rich cultural heritage of this beautiful part of Thailand. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a first-timer, this motorcycle tour from Nan to Lomsak is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Get ready to explore the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Thailand in a unique and exciting way.

Day 12 - Lom Sak to Khon Kean
Day 12 - Lom Sak to Khon Kean

motorcycle tour from Lom Sak to Khon Kean. This route takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Thailand, including lush jungles, rolling hills, and scenic farmland dotted with traditional villages and temples. Your journey starts in Lom Sak, a city surrounded by lush forests and stunning mountain scenery. Take some time to explore the city, visit local markets and street food stalls, and discover the rich cultural heritage of this beautiful part of Thailand. As you continue on your tour, you'll navigate through rolling hills and cross bridges over sparkling rivers. Stop to visit charming rural communities, where you can sample delicious street food and soak up the local culture. Marvel at the breathtaking views of lush jungles, rolling hills, and sparkling rivers, and be sure to take plenty of stops along the way to capture the unforgettable scenery. Finally, you'll arrive in Khon Kean, a city known for its rich history and cultural heritage. Here, you can visit ancient temples like Wat Nongwang and Wat Maha That, and explore the bustling city center, where street vendors sell traditional Thai crafts and delicious street food.

Day 13 - Khon Kean – Kabin Buri
Day 13 - Khon Kean – Kabin Buri

Get ready for an adventure like no other with a motorcycle tour from Khon Kean to Kabin Buri. This route takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in Thailand, including lush jungles, rolling hills, and scenic farmland dotted with traditional villages and temples. Your journey starts in Khon Kean, a city known for its rich history and cultural heritage. Here, you can visit ancient temples like Wat Nongwang and Wat Maha That, and explore the bustling city center, where street vendors sell traditional Thai crafts and delicious street food. As you continue on your tour, you'll navigate through rolling hills and cross scenic bridges over sparkling rivers. Stop to visit charming rural communities, where you can sample delicious street food and soak up the local culture. Marvel at the breathtaking views of lush jungles, rolling hills, and sparkling rivers, and be sure to take plenty of stops along the way to capture the unforgettable scenery. Finally, you'll arrive in Kabin Buri, a city surrounded by stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Here, you can explore local temples and markets, sample delicious street food, and immerse yourself in the local way of life. This motorcycle tour from Khon Kean to Kabin Buri is for those seeking adventure, culture, and natural beauty. Get ready for a journey filled with stunning natural beauty, cultural exploration, and an unrivaled sense of freedom on two wheels. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a first-timer, this tour is sure to be a trip of a lifetime.

Day 14 - Kabin Buri – Pattaya

Post breakfast sees a later than usual start to the morning as the tour departs Kabinburi en route to company HQ Route 66 Pattaya. The journey comprises some 200+km. The tour aims to arrive at HQ early to mid-afternoon traffic-dependent. Lunch will be provided by Route 66. A number of pre-planned coffee shops and places of interest will also be incorporated into the route. Tour debrief. Tour disbands.

Included/Excluded

  • Motorcycle
  • Gas
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Soft Drinks
  • Carefully selected Hotel 3/4 Stars
  • All Riding gear (Helmets Bluetooth, Gloves, Jackets, Pants, Boots)
  • Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
  • Tour Guide, TAT licensed
  • Chase vehicle with spare Motorcycle
  • 2 Free T-shirt (Big Bike Touring Co and Pattaya off Road)
  • Airport Services Pickup/Return for Groups 4 or more
  • All entrance fees to Historic Sites and National Parks
  • TAT insurance
  • All services not mentioned as included
  • Any Hotel Additional Services
  • Motorcycle Health Insurance @ $3/day
  • Alcohol
  • Airfare
  • Visa

Durations

14 Days

Tour's Location

FAQs

Do I have health insurance while on tour?

Our motorcycles are fully covered by third party insurance, however we strongly recommend that you have your own health insurance in place before you arrive in Thailand. Make sure it covers you for Motorbike riding activities.

Do I need an International driving license?

Yes, you must have obtained your own country’s International driving license before your tour begins.

Do I have my own room or do I have to share?

You do not have to share, every rider has their own private room.

Can I bring my partner on tour?

Yes, of course, obviously there will be additional fees.

What happens if my bike breaks down on tour?

Our following support/recovery truck carries a spare bike so you will be swiftly back on the road.

How much luggage shall I bring?

When touring it is always best to travel as light as possible, we have 40 litre waterproof bags which stay on our support truck on extensive tours. All bikes have side panniers for additional storage.

When should we arrive before the tour begins?

If you’re flying from overseas, we suggest you arrive a few days before the tour to help you shake off any ill effects of jet lag.

What kind of food should we expect on the tour?

They serve breakfast at the hotel and this normally comprises several options. Lunch is a light roadside lunch, for dinner options we always endeavor to find a restaurant that offers both Thai and International cuisine.

When riding, do you have to follow the tour guide?

Yes, this is mandatory on our tours, for safety and time keeping. We operate a lead and last policy, each rider will take turns to be the ‘sweeper’ bike at the rear of the pack and notify the lead guide bike of any problems/issues.

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