14 Days 13 Nights
Lots of great riding on our “Thailand The Long way round tour”, with outstanding scenery and a full taste of much of what Thailand has to offer.
Riding highlights are the Pai to Chiang Mail route with over 750 curves. Cultural stops in Chiang Mai and Kon Kean will give you an authentic experience of the old and the new in Thailand.
Pai simply delivers paradise.
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.
Kawasaki Versys 650
Suzuki 650 Strom
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
YAMAHA Tenere 1200 – 3500 Bht per day
Once all the paperwork 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 which is approx 190 km through beautiful countryside to the park entrance.
A great excursion around this long-standing nature preserve, and its stunning waterfalls the highlight of which is the 150m-tall Haew Narok. The park is home to a variety of wildlife and you may see elephants, bears, gibbons, hornbills and diverse wildlife.
Our overnight hotel is close to the park, and we should arrive around 5pm to give you time to get ready for dinner.
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.
We will be visiting the clouds today, and after breakfast we make the short 97km journey to Phu Tub Berk which is the tallest mountain in the province at almost 1,800 metres. Some great curves and loops on the road up, and you will start to feel the cooler air.
This mountain is a renowned agricultural centre for cabbages and other vegetables and fruits, boasting Thailand’s largest cabbage patch.
More twists and curves, as we head to our overnight stop at Khao Kho, which is commonly known as Thailand’s Magical town above the clouds.
We leave the clouds after breakfast and head out on a lovely long ride of approx 344km to the Burmese (Myanmar) border town of Mae Sot.
Rivers, valleys, farms and small towns, and we pass through two National Park’s on the route. There will of course be a lunch stop and some cool photo opportunities.
We intend to arrive at our hotel around 5pm, so plenty of time to wash up before dinner.
After breakfast we set off for a scenic ride along the Burmese (Myanmar) border before turning inland to Mae Sariang.
Part of the famous Mae Hong Son Loop, it’s a stunningly beautiful stop to enjoy a slowness of life and fantastic scenery
Covering around 245km, we will arrive mid to late afternoon at our overnight hotel and dinner
Overnight in Mae Sariang
After a fairly leisurely breakfast, we are off to Pai. A loop across to view the Salawin National Park, then its approx 180km heading northward up to Pai.
A picturesque town with the scenic Pai River running through the eastern part of town. Bamboo rafting and white-river rafting takes place on the river. There are plenty of evening bars and cafes to choose from.
There is also the World War II Memorial Bridge, affectionately known as “The Bridge over The River Pai”.
Dinner and a restful overnight stay in this lovely town.
Breakfast done, and we set off to cover approx 260km to the ancient city of Chiang Mai, lots to see and lots of road to cover today, but it’s a fantastic route.
Someone could have almost specifically made the roads for touring bikes, and the route features some nice twists and curves, with a few decent climbs.
We will pass through or close to several National Park’s before arriving into the ancient Siamese walled city of Chiang Mai, late afternoon.
Our overnight hotel awaits us with a relaxing dinner.
The largest city in Northern Thailand and founded in 1294, Much of its ancient heritage remains and you can stroll through the old city gates around the walls.
So much to see and do in Chiang Mai or just stroll through the old town and chill out in the little hidden coffee shops.
Enjoy exploring the so-called ‘Rose of the North’.
After breakfast we turn east and southeast, riding down to Nan, covering around 325km with exceptional views across the Doi Phu Nang National park. Some great climbs through this mountainous region.
as we head across to Nan for our overnight hotel and dinner.
After breakfast we set off for a great ride down through a real mixture of Thailand’s natural beauty. Hils, Mountains, curves and climbs, forests and valleys are just some of the topographical features as we head into Loei
There will be some great photo stops and lunch on the way. The eventual destination is in the northern part of Loei Province on the banks of the Mekong as we spend the night in Chiang Khan.
We cover approx 375km
A fairly leisurely breakfast, then we set off to travel to Issans largest city Khon Kaen, ride distance is approx 300km. Khon Kaen is famous for its silk and you will find lots of night markets, shopping centres and boutiques shops as well as bars and clubs.
A Thai urban experience to be enjoyed.
Dinner and overnight stop here.
Our journey south continues after breakfast with around 380km down to Nakhon Sawan.
A good road that skirts several national parks and your guides will pick out some good view points to stop for photos and a quick stretch of the legs
We will arrive in Nakhon Sawan late afternoon for a splendid dinner and some relaxation, and we will stay overnight here.
After breakfast, time to mount up for a full day’s ride down to Kabinburi, covering approx 310km. We head south on highway 32, passing through Uthai Thani, Singburi and Ang Thong, before joining the 33 towards Kabin Buri to our 5* hotel and our farewell dinner and final chat over the magical memories that have been made.
Breakfast done and time to set off for the last leg of the tour back to Route 66 diner. But there is still plenty to see on the way, and we will pass through some beautiful countryside with a few hilly climbs and nice curves.
Then sadly, it’s time to say goodbye and take away the memories of a fantastic experience and adventure.