18 Days 17 Nights
Big Bike Touring co brings you a lifetime opportunity to ride a motorcycle in Thailand, Laos & Vietnam. In This motorcycle tour, you ride across 3 countries for 18 days visiting some of the most serene landscapes of South East Asia. The Motorcycle tour starts from Chaing Mai and the riders goes across the three countries eventually returning back to Chiang Mai
Unlike other tour companies, We don’t work out the back of a truck, we don’t work out of our house, we don’t work out of hotels, You can visit our showroom and offices any time for a chat and coffee and come see our selection of motorcycles.
Big Bike Touring is the official BMW Motorrad Partner in Thailand, we are the original Big Bike Touring operator with offices in Pattaya & Chiang Mai.
Pick-up point: 155 Moo 4, Nong Kwai, Hang Dong, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50230
*Please note that for the tour to run we require a minimum of 4 individual riders.
Security deposit detail as the list below
|Type of bikes||Security deposit|
|Kawasaki, Honda or Suzuki brand||USD 1,000. –|
|BMW (F800, 850GS, R1200 GSA, R1250 GS)||USD 2,000. –|
Start the first day ride with the easy ride up north of Chiang Mai on curvy highway 118 just to give you to introduce yourself to the bike and Thailand traffic. then dip your feet in a natural hot spring water with a cup of hand-pick coffee in your hand. Continue on the mountain road to Phayao. Sitting by the biggest lake in Northern Thailand for having lunch. After lunch we heading up north to the town near Laos border – Chiang Khong where we will stay overnight by mighty Mae Khong River.
A short ride from hotel to the border. we make the custom and immigration formalities and ride over the bridge to Huay Xai, where we have our local Laos guide waiting for us to go through all the Laos immigrations and customs. Once the documentation process done, we start to ride on right side of the road to Luang Nam Tha where the first Laos meal will serve for lunch. Then the traffic is getting lighter and road are getting more curve all the way to Oudomxai. Overnight in Oudomxai
Another border crossing day. We have to take a transportation road on the way to Vietnam border where our local Vietnam guide waiting for welcoming us. The road to border is narrow and damage from transport truck driving between 2 countries. After all the documentation done, we heading to Dien Bien Phu. You will notice how things have changed once crossing into Vietnam, different landscape, more people, villages, traffic. The Battle of Dien Bien Phu was the climactic confrontation of the First Indochina War between the French Union's French Far East Expeditionary Corps and Viet Minh communist-nationalist revolutionaries. We can visit the Dien Bien Phu Museum, the notorious hill A-1 battlefield, the former French command post and a captured tank. Overnight in Dien Bien Ph
There a long ride ahead of us. We will pass countless villages, rice field and a lot of photo opportunities. Toward the end of the day we start climbing up the mountain, the scenery gets better by the hour. Before end of the day we will make our way to Sa Pa the town behind the cloud. The road and scenery along the way are just stunning beautiful. Overnight in Sa Pa
There are many things to do in Sapa. You can do an optional ride in the area. Or you simply chill out. For a remote small town in northern Vietnam’s mountains, Sapa is surprisingly modern. It offers a great variety of gastronomic options – from local street food and Vietnamese specialties to high-quality Italian restaurants and wine bars. Not to mention the many local cafes that serve super robust Vietnamese coffee. If you are up to it, take the cabin to the top of Phan Xia Pang or simply just stroll around in the town.
We continue up north closing to the China territory. Road are winding as usual with some traffic when we pass through town. Visit the biggest hill tribe weekend market at Bac Ha about half of the day. Then end of the beautiful riding day in HaGiang
Today is the relaxing short-day ride. Short in a distance but long with the difficulty of the road due to we going up to the northern most point of Vietnam. Road there will challenge our riding skills. the Long Cu Flag Point monument is where we are going to visit. The monument consists of a 30-metre tall (98 ft) tower on the summit of Long Cu Peak (over 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) above sea level). The tower is topped with a large Vietnamese flag. The monument was built to mark the northernmost point in Vietnam, although the farthest north point on the Chinese-Vietnamese border is actually located over 3.3 km farther north.
Another great riding day. After finish our breakfast we back on the bike and challenge ourselves with continue 15 switchback road of Khau Coc Cha Mountain Pass. We are going to ride along the china border the whole way to our destination tonight by Ban Gioc Detian Falls this impressive waterfall is located in the Cao Bang province in Northern Vietnam and is around an eight-hour journey, by road, from Hanoi. Much like other famous waterfalls in the world including Niagara and Iguazu, Ban Gioc Waterfall sits on the border between two countries, in this case, Vietnam and China. It is fed by the Quay Son River.
We leave the Waterfall and mountain behind and starts to make our way to the beach of Halong Bay. During the day we still passing through an elaborate mountain range which is give us a lot of photo opportunities. The traffic is getting busier due to we getting close to big town of Vietnam.
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name Hạ Long means “descending dragon”.
The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. Ha Long Bay is a center of a larger zone which includes Bai Tu Long Bay to the northeast, and Cát Bà Island to the southwest.
We will take ancient boat to cruise in Halong Bay enjoy the scenery and sightseeing of thousand islands in the bay while having a lunch. After finish the boat trip we can comeback to enjoy the facilities in the hotel or relaxing by the beach of Halong. Stay another night in Halong.
As we are getting close to capital city of Hanoi. The traffic today going to be a bit busy and crazy then the other day. We try to avoid main road as much as possible due to the big truck is not the thing we should deal with. Anyway, by the end of the day it’s will pay off by the ride through lime stone tunnel with beautiful rice field landscape top up with the sun that almost set at the background if the timing is right. Overnight in Ninh Binh
In the morning we board sampan boats and drift down the river among the villages, beautiful mountains and lush rice fields. We pass through 3 caves (“Hang Ca”, “Hang Hai” and “Hang Ba”). Enjoy the peace fullness and watch the skills of the boat operator.
Once back on our motorcycles we continue our journey to Pu Mat. We follow the Ho Chi Minh Trail and the Ca (big) river and arrive in Con Cuong town in the Nghe An province towards the end of the day. Most of today’s route is on good enjoyable low-density roads. Overnight at hotel in Con Cuong.
Today we continue to the Nam Can border gate and check out to Laos. The last part of our riding in Vietnam passes through endless villages and just before the border we climb up the mountain range creating the natural border between Vietnam and Laos. We better be there on time. At 11:30 the immigration office will take their rather long lunch break. After the immigration process, we ride in direction to Phonsavan. You will notice the change in landscape and fewer villages once in Laos. Overnight in Phonsawan.
Phonsavan is home to the famous “Plain of Jars”, a megalithic archaeological site that we will visit in the morning - a must-see stop on our Motorcycle Tour of Vietnam Thailand & Laos. Then we will jump straight back to the twisties, winding our way northwest towards Luang Prabang. Some stunning mountain trails give way to a wide-open track through the beautiful countryside with remote villages along the way. Luang Prabang with its gleaming temple roofs, fading French architecture and stunning mountain backdrop has been claimed by the UNESCO to be ‘the best-preserved city in South East Asia’. In the evening we will enjoy a deserved dinner in the old quarters of the town. Take the opportunity to visit the night market. We stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
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 you’re 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.
After breakfast we once again saddle up and set off on the approx.280 km to Pak Beng which nestle on Beng River. We use ferry service not far from our hotel to cross Mae Khong River we leave the main road and start our real part of the adventure today on the new road passing through some villages, negotiation some mountain ranges and rivers. We are riding in a remote area, there are plenty of small forest roads, better to stick to the main road. Well-deserved lunch and break at Ban Samphanxay, take the opportunity to mingle with the locals. Not many tourists come here, enjoy the moment. Continuing further to Hong Sa. Another 60 km relaxing ride to our hotel tonight on the bank of Mae Khong River, view at the pool is absolutely stunning. Overnight in Pak Beng
The first part of the route takes us back in the direction of Hongsa. We cross into Thailand at the Huai Kon border point. Normally the border formalities leaving Laos and entering Thailand are rather straightforward. Once in Thailand, we are in Nan province, one of the few remote areas left in Thailand. Enjoy road 1081 south towards Bo Kluea. At Bo Kluea (salt well) we stop for lunch and visit the salt well where we will experience old traditional salt extraction. Back on the road, we continue a great windy and scenic road towards Nan, the capital of this province. 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. For local bikers, the area is a treasure. Overnight in Nan
After breakfast, we drive from Nan in a western direction. During the last day of our motorcycle tour, we cruise once again hilly roads via Phayao to Chiang Mai. In Phayao we enjoy a nice lunch by the lake before we arrive back in Chiang Mai in the afternoon. Transfer to the hotel and get ready for our farewell dinner. We end the day together with our new friends, sharing good riding memories and looking at some of the pictures from our adventures.