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Unseen Thailand: A 12-Day Motorcycle Tour with Big Bike Touring Co

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Duration

12 Days, 11 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Thai

Overview

Discovering unseen Thailand: A 12-Day Motorcycle Tour with Big Bike Touring Co

Big Bike Touring Co’s 12-day motorcycle tour in Thailand offers an exciting adventure through Northern Thailand’s stunning mountainous landscapes and cultural hotspots. Starting from Chiang Mai, the tour covers over 2000 kilometers and takes riders to beautiful ancient cities, mystical mountaintop temples, and picturesque towns. Riders can witness unique traditions of the Karen tribe, explore the Chiang Dao Cave, and enjoy stunning sunrise views at popular tourist spots. The tour offers a perfect combination of adventure, cultural immersion, and breathtaking scenery.

Big Bike Touring Co’s 12-day motorcycle tour in Thailand is an exhilarating journey through Northern Thailand’s diverse landscapes, rich culture, and fascinating history. From the bustling city of Chiang Mai to the serene mountains and valleys of Lampang and Lomsak, this tour takes riders on a journey of discovery and adventure.

Why Chiang Mai Motorcycle tour

Embark on a 12-day motorcycle odyssey through Unseen Thailand, a journey that unfolds as a kaleidoscope of diverse landscapes, cultural treasures, and winding roads. Starting in Chiang Mai, riders traverse small towns, ascend Doi Inthanon, and explore the borderlands near Myanmar, encountering refugee camps along the way. The tour continues through Bo Kluea’s salt wells, the Golden Triangle, and the iconic White Temple in Chiang Rai. As the road winds through mountains, tea plantations, and the charismatic town of Pai, each day brings a new chapter of discovery. The loop to Mae Hong Son reveals dreamy curves and cultural encounters, with a final stretch to Chiang Mai via the long-necked ladies in Huay Pu Keng Village. This 12-day adventure is more than a ride; it’s an immersive exploration of Unseen Thailand’s hidden gems, unforgettable landscapes, and the camaraderie forged on the open road.

Overall, Big Bike Touring Co‘s 12-day motorcycle tour in Thailand offers a perfect mix of adventure, culture, and stunning scenery, providing riders with an unforgettable experience that they will cherish for a lifetime.

Motorcycles available for this tour

  • HONDA CBR 500
  • HONDA CRF 250

Available options at additional cost

  • BMW GS R1250 – 5000 Bht per day
  • BMW GS 800 – 2500 Bht per day

 

    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, 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

Thailand Motorcycle Tours

Experience the best of Northern Thailand with Big Bike Touring Co’s Thailand motorcycle tours. Explore the stunning landscapes, learn about the rich culture, and indulge in the delicious cuisine of this beautiful country. All tours are led by experienced guides and operated with high-quality BMW Motorrad bikes for your safety and comfort.

Thailand Bike Tours

Big Bike Touring Co’s Thailand bike tours are perfect for those who want to explore the country at their own pace. Choose from a variety of routes and destinations, and ride on your own or with a group of friends. The company provides all the necessary equipment and support, so you can focus on enjoying the ride.

In conclusion, a one-day motorcycle tour from Chiang Mai with Big Bike Touring Co is an excellent way to experience the beauty and culture of Northern Thailand. With stunning views, delicious food, and knowledgeable guides, this adventure is not to be missed. Book your Thailand motorcycle tour or bike tour today and get ready for an unforgettable experience on two wheels.

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.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride to the highest peak in Thailand at Doi Inthanon and explore its stunning national park
  • Visit the impressive Wat Phra Thart Pha Sorn Kaew temple, located atop a mountain pass
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sukhothai, the second capital of Thailand
  • Meet the Karen tribe in their traditional Long Neck Village and learn about their unique culture
  • Discover the beauty of Chiang Dao Cave, a stunning natural wonder with ancient Buddhist statues
  • Relax by the peaceful Phayao Lake and take in the picturesque views

Itinerary

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Day 1 – Chiang Mai to Mae Sariang (191 Km)
Day 1 – Chiang Mai to Mae Sariang (191 Km)

Embark on a thrilling 12-day adventure with the Big Bike Touring Co through the enchanting landscapes of Unseen Thailand. Let's dive into the captivating Day 1 itinerary – a ride from Chiang Mai to Mae Sariang, spanning 191 kilometers of pure motorcycling bliss.


The journey kicks off with a delightful cruise through quaint Thai towns and villages, immersing riders in the local charm and culture. As the wheels turn, the scenery evolves, unveiling mountain ranges that set the stage for an exhilarating ride along winding roads.


A highlight of the day is the visit to Doi Inthanon, Thailand's highest mountain, offering riders a breathtaking panorama from its majestic summit. The winding roads beckon once more, leading us towards Mae Sariang, a hidden gem nestled alongside the Yuam River, bordering Myanmar.


Picture yourself navigating through the twists and turns, surrounded by lush greenery, as you approach this small town that whispers tales of rich history and cultural vibrancy. Mae Sariang becomes not just a pit stop but a doorway to experiences yet to unfold.


What awaits you are not just roads; they are tales etched in asphalt, weaving through a tapestry of landscapes. From the heights of Doi Inthanon to the charming allure of Mae Sariang, every twist and turn promises a glimpse into the heart and soul of Unseen Thailand.


Day 1 is merely the opening chapter of a 12-day saga that unfolds like a gripping novel. As you rev your engines for the journey ahead, anticipate not just the kilometers you'll conquer, but the stories you'll collect – stories of diverse terrains, iconic landmarks, and encounters with the authentic essence of local life. Welcome to Unseen Thailand, where each day on the road is an invitation to explore the extraordinary.

Day 2– Mae Sariang to Mae Sot. (243 Km)
Day 2– Mae Sariang to Mae Sot. (243 Km)

Gear up for Day 2 of the Unseen Thailand adventure – a thrilling 243-kilometer ride from Mae Sariang to Mae Sot. As the sun rises, we set out after a hearty breakfast, ready to conquer the next leg of this extraordinary journey.


Our route takes us to the picturesque Salawin River, a natural border with Myanmar. Riding southward, we follow the meandering path along the Myanmar border, unveiling a captivating landscape of winding roads that weave through small communities.


But this journey is more than just the asphalt beneath your wheels. Along the way, you'll encounter the extraordinary – a colossal Refugee Camp, home to thousands of Burmese souls. As you ride through, the stories of resilience and hope resonate in the air, adding depth to the adventure.


The road, like a ribbon of exploration, guides us through the heart of these borderlands, offering glimpses into the lives of those who call this region home. Every twist and turn holds the promise of discovery, making each kilometer covered a chapter in the tale of Unseen Thailand.


Mae Sot awaits at the end of this exhilarating ride, a town steeped in culture and history. Unpack not just your luggage but the stories gathered on the road – tales of borderlands, riverside reflections, and the resilience of the human spirit. As the wheels pause, the anticipation for Day 3 builds, for Unseen Thailand has more secrets to reveal and roads to unravel.

Day 3 – Mae Sot to Phitsanulok (244 Km)
Day 3 – Mae Sot to Phitsanulok (244 Km)

Embark on Day 3 of our Unseen Thailand odyssey, a captivating 244-kilometer expedition from Mae Sot to Phitsanulok. As the engine roars to life, we set our sights on the mesmerizing HWY 12 mountain pass, a scenic route that promises awe-inspiring views and exhilarating twists.


Our journey takes us through the enchanting Tak province, a region adorned with natural beauty. Amidst the mountainous landscape, we make a picturesque pit stop at Café Thammada, nestled at the gates of Sukhothai Historical Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, the aroma of coffee blends with the rich history of Sukhothai, creating a perfect pause in our ride.


The Historical Park itself beckons with ancient ruins and a palpable sense of the past. Marvel at the architectural wonders that have withstood the test of time before hopping back on the saddle for the road to Phitsanulok.


Phitsanulok, our final destination for the day, welcomes us with open arms. Unpack not just your gear but the experiences of the day – the thrill of mountain passes, the aromatic allure of coffee at sunrise, and the echoes of centuries past. Day 3 is a testament to the diverse tapestry that Unseen Thailand unravels with each passing kilometer. As the sun sets on another day, anticipate the adventures awaiting on Day 4 – for the road ahead holds the promise of more wonders to uncover.

Day 4– Phitsanulok to Nan (344 km)
Day 4– Phitsanulok to Nan (344 km)

Embark on the exhilarating Day 4 of our Unseen Thailand voyage, covering a sprawling 344 kilometers from Phitsanulok to Nan. Today's journey promises a unique exploration of country back roads, steering us towards hidden gems that await discovery.


Our first stop takes us to the serene Wat Phungen Wanaram, a tranquil sanctuary that invites us to capture the beauty of the moment in a few unforgettable pictures. Following this serene interlude, we rev our engines towards Thammada restaurant for a delightful lunch, savoring the flavors that add a unique taste to our adventure.


The road beckons once more as we set our course for the iconic Queen Sirikit Dam, where the Pak Nari ferry awaits to carry us across. Traverse traffic-free roads that wind through hilly landscapes, offering glimpses of countless villages along the way.


Nan, our destination for the night, emerges on the horizon. This charming town, steeped in history and culture, becomes the canvas for the stories etched in the asphalt of the day. Unpack not just your gear but the memories of country back roads, the aroma of local cuisine, and the serenity of Wat Phungen Wanaram.


As the sun dips below the horizon, Day 4 concludes, leaving the road behind but paving the way for the mysteries yet to unfold on Day 5. In the heart of Unseen Thailand, each kilometer is an invitation to venture deeper into the wonders of the unknown.

Day 5 –Nan to Bo Kluea/ Chiang Klang, Nan (263 Km)
Day 5 –Nan to Bo Kluea/ Chiang Klang, Nan (263 Km)

Embark on the scenic journey of Day 5, covering 263 kilometers from Nan to Bo Kluea and Chiang Klang. Today's route promises motorcycle enthusiasts some of the finest riding experiences on this tour – a meandering road adorned with twists and turns, offering the thrill of the open path with minimal traffic.


As we navigate through the breathtaking landscapes, our destination is the quaint village of Bo Kluea, nestled near the Laos border. A Kodak monument in its own right, Bo Kluea translates to "SALT WELL" in Thai. This picturesque village has evolved into a tourist hotspot, drawing visitors with its historical wells that have been in use for centuries.


Immerse yourself in the legacy of these salt wells, capturing moments that blend the old-world charm with the contemporary allure of a growing tourist destination. From Bo Kluea, our journey continues through the majestic Phu National Park, tracing the winding 1715 road. Brace yourself for outstanding and breathtaking scenery that unfolds as we ascend into the heart of the mountains.


Day 5 is not just a ride; it's a visual feast, an exploration of cultural heritage, and a celebration of the untouched beauty that Unseen Thailand unveils with each passing kilometer. As the sun sets on Bo Kluea, anticipate the stories that will echo in your helmet on Day 6 – for the road ahead holds the promise of more awe-inspiring landscapes and hidden wonders.

Day 6 – Chaing Klang Nan to Chiang Kong. (266 Km)
Day 6 – Chaing Klang Nan to Chiang Kong. (266 Km)

Day 6 unfolds with a thrilling 266-kilometer ride from Chiang Klang Nan to Chiang Kong, a journey that ventures beyond the beaten path. Navigate the charming small back roads, weaving through paddy fields that paint the landscape in vibrant hues.


Our first pit stop brings us to the renowned 1148 Café, a haven where we indulge in lunch while soaking in the mesmerizing views of Ban Talaymok. As the engines roar back to life, our destination shifts towards the majestic Phu Chi Fa mountain national park, standing tall at 1,442 meters.


Upon reaching the park, we park our bikes and embark on a 400-meter walk to the pinnacle of this scenic wonderland. The panoramic views from the mountaintop are a spectacle to behold, offering a breathtaking perspective of the surrounding beauty.


The road to our hotel in Chiang Kong is a motorcycle enthusiast's dream, crafted for the thrill of two wheels. Heading north along the illustrious Mekong River, our hotel awaits, perched on the riverbank with stunning vistas extending across to Laos.


Day 6 is not just about the kilometers covered; it's about the stories etched in each twist of the road, the flavors of Ban Talaymok, and the unparalleled beauty of Phu Chi Fa. As the sun sets over the Mekong River, anticipate the serenity that comes with a day well-ridden and the promise of more adventures to unfold on Day 7. The journey continues, and Unseen Thailand reveals itself one remarkable day at a time.

Day 7 – Chiang Kong / Golden Triangle/Chiang Rai (142 Km)
Day 7 – Chiang Kong / Golden Triangle/Chiang Rai (142 Km)













Day 7 marks an intriguing 142-kilometer ride from Chiang Kong to the renowned Golden Triangle and onward to the captivating city of Chiang Rai. Our route leads us northward, tracing the path to the iconic Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar converge.


At the Golden Triangle, we embark on a swift boat trip across the Mekong River, providing a unique opportunity to explore the vibrant markets of Laos. Immerse yourself in the local culture, find treasures for souvenirs, and capture moments that will linger in your photo album.


Post-lunch, our journey continues directly to the famed city of Chiang Rai, a place known for its cultural richness and modern charm. The wheels guide us to our hotel, where we can unwind and reflect on the day's adventures.


Day 7 is more than just a ride; it's a cross-cultural exploration, a boat trip across borders, and a seamless transition from the tranquil Golden Triangle to the vibrant cityscape of Chiang Rai. As you settle into your hotel, let the stories of the day linger, for tomorrow holds the promise of more surprises as Unseen Thailand continues to unfold its wonders.













Day 8 – Rest Day in Chiang Rai
Day 8 – Rest Day in Chiang Rai

Day 8 is a well-deserved rest day in the enchanting city of Chiang Rai, offering riders the perfect opportunity to recharge and explore the local wonders. Consider taking a taxi to visit the world-renowned White Temple, also known as Wat Rong Khun. This architectural masterpiece is a testament to artistic brilliance, adorned with intricate details and symbolic elements.


Beyond the White Temple, Chiang Rai boasts a plethora of sights and sounds waiting to be discovered. Roam through the vibrant markets, immerse yourself in the local culture, and indulge in the culinary delights that define this unique city.


Day 8 is not just about resting; it's about embracing the cultural tapestry of Chiang Rai, capturing the essence of the city, and making memories that will linger long after the engines rev back to life. As you explore, savor the anticipation of the adventures that await when the journey resumes on Day 9. Unseen Thailand has more to unveil, and every rest day is a stepping stone to the next chapter of this extraordinary adventure.

Day 9 Chiang Rai/ Mai Ai/ Fang (109 Km)
Day 9 Chiang Rai/ Mai Ai/ Fang (109 Km)













Day 9 unfolds with a 109-kilometer journey from Chiang Rai to Mae Ai and Fang, promising riders a blend of scenic beauty and cultural exploration. After a delightful breakfast, our path takes us northwest to the captivating Mae Fa Luang region, renowned for its tea plantations.


As the wheels turn, immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the valley and discover picturesque viewpoints that add a touch of magic to the ride. A highlight of the day includes a visit to the Tea Plantations, where the air is infused with the aroma of freshly brewed tea and the landscape is adorned with lush greenery.


For lunch, we may have the opportunity to venture to the charming Chinese Village of Ban Rak Thai by the lake (48 kilometers in and out). Please note that the availability of this route depends on the authorities, as the road may occasionally be closed due to security reasons related to drug smuggling.


Continuing our westward journey, we arrive at the beautiful town of Fang, our overnight stop. If time permits, we may explore the soothing Hot Springs in Fang, adding a touch of relaxation to the day's adventures.


Day 9 is a tale of tea-scented breezes, valley views, and the occasional glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of Ban Rak Thai. As we settle into Fang for the night, the anticipation builds for Day 10 – a continuation of the unraveling saga of Unseen Thailand, where every kilometer is a gateway to new discoveries.













Day 10 – Fang to Pai ( 232 Km )
Day 10 – Fang to Pai ( 232 Km )

Day 10 – Fang to Pai ( 232 Km )
More great winding roads on our way to Chiang Dao Caves ( Wat Tham) Chiang Dao. Next, we carry on heading South to Air Dimond Park for our lunch stop Then the fun begins as we head on the 1095 to Pai, this is the start of the famous May Hong Song loop 1864 cures. Pai is described as The Woodstock of Thailand, lots of fun bar and restaurants, walking street is where all the fun begins. As the night draws in we head back to our hotel.

Day 11 – Pai to Mae Hong Son (111 Km)
Day 11 – Pai to Mae Hong Son (111 Km)

Embark on the penultimate day of our Unseen Thailand adventure, covering 111 kilometers from Pai to the picturesque Mae Hong Son. Following a splendid night in Pai, we kick off the day with a hearty breakfast and a rejuvenating cup of coffee, preparing for the enchanting journey that awaits.


The road from Pai to Mae Hong Son is legendary among motorcyclists, offering a visual feast of breathtaking scenery and dreamlike curves. As you navigate through this motorcyclist's paradise, the air is filled with the aroma of fresh bread, adding to the sensory delight of the ride.


Our route includes stops at a few charming coffee shops and viewpoints, allowing riders to pause and soak in the beauty that surrounds them. Each curve in the road becomes a painter's stroke, crafting a masterpiece of natural wonders and open roads.


As we approach Mae Hong Son, the anticipation builds for a relaxing evening. Check into your hotel, unwind, and get ready for a delightful dinner that caps off an unforgettable day of riding through the dreamy landscapes of Northern Thailand.


Day 11 is a celebration of the sheer joy of motorcycling, a journey where every curve becomes a dance, and every viewpoint is a canvas painted with the hues of the setting sun. As you savor the flavors of Mae Hong Son, let the echoes of the road linger, for the final chapter of Unseen Thailand awaits on Day 12.

Day 12 . Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai (323 Km)
Day 12 . Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai (323 Km)













Day 12 marks the final leg of our incredible 12-day journey as we cover 323 kilometers from Mae Hong Son back to Chiang Mai. Although the road is long, the day promises remarkable encounters and a return journey through the stunning landscapes of Northern Thailand.


Our first stop is the Huay Pu Keng Village, a unique destination where we have the privilege of meeting the long-necked ladies. Witnessing their way of life, adorned with intricate brass rings around their necks, is a truly remarkable and culturally rich experience. Take the time to absorb the unique beauty of this village before we embark on the final stretch.


The road back home takes us through familiar terrain, passing through Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand. As we navigate the roads, reflecting on the adventures of the past 11 days, the journey becomes a fusion of nostalgia and anticipation for the comfort of Chiang Mai.


Our final push brings us back to our shop in Chiang Mai around 17:00, concluding our 12-day Unseen Thailand motorcycle tour. As you dismount and bid farewell to your fellow riders, carry with you the memories of diverse landscapes, cultural gems, and the thrill of the open road. This journey was not just about the kilometers covered but about the stories etched in every twist, turn, and encounter. Unseen Thailand has unfolded before you, leaving behind a tapestry of unforgettable moments and the promise of more adventures on the horizon.













Included/Excluded

  • Motorcycle
  • Gas
  • Breakfast (Not on the starting day)
  • Lunch (Excluded on Rest day)
  • Dinner (Excluded on Rest day & Last day)
  • Teas, Coffee soft drinks served with meal only
  • 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

12 Days

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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