Thailand’s Hidden Jewels

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14 Days Pattaya to Chiang Mai Motorcycle Tour

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14 Days 13 Nights

Total Km

3387

Languages

English, Thai

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Pattaya

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Embark on a Thrilling Adventure: Pattaya to Chiang Mai Motorcycle Tour

Embark on the ultimate adventure through the heart of Thailand with the Pattaya to Chiang Mai Motorcycle Tour, offered by the renowned Big Bike Touring Co. This 14-day journey promises not just a ride, but an immersive experience into the diverse landscapes, rich culture, and thrilling roads that Thailand has to offer. As the only BMW Motorrad official partner in Thailand, Big Bike Touring Co ensures that every aspect of your motorcycle tour is of the highest quality.

From the vibrant city of Pattaya, the tour kicks off with a scenic ride to Khao Yai National Park, Thailand’s third-largest National Park, a haven for nature lovers. The journey covers approximately 190 km through picturesque countryside, leading to the park entrance. Here, you’ll encounter the mesmerizing 150m-tall Haew Narok waterfall, just one of the many wonders this long-standing nature preserve has to offer. The park is teeming with diverse wildlife, from elephants and bears to gibbons and hornbills, providing a unique opportunity to connect with Thailand’s indigenous flora and fauna. Your first overnight stop is in Pak Chong, conveniently located close to the park, allowing you to freshen up and prepare for an evening of relaxation and dinner.

Pattaya to Chiang Mai Motorcycle Tour

The adventure continues on day two as you traverse approximately 280 km to Phetchabun Province in Northern-central Thailand. Nestled in the Pa Sak River valley and surrounded by the Phetchabun Mountains, this province is a treasure trove of natural wonders. The route includes thrilling twists and curves, ensuring an exhilarating ride to your overnight destination in Phetchabun.

Day three takes you to even greater heights as you soar amongst the clouds on a 97 km journey to Phu Tub Berk, the tallest mountain in the province, standing at almost 1,800 meters. The mountain’s cool climate fosters agriculture and fruit cultivation, creating a breathtaking landscape. As you ascend, you’ll experience loops, curves, and changes in elevation, providing an unforgettable riding experience. The day includes a visit to the famous 5 Buddhas temple at Khao Kho, offering a perfect opportunity for memorable photos. Your overnight stop is in Phitsanulok, ensuring a well-deserved rest after a day of awe-inspiring riding.

The adventure takes a historical turn on day four, as you head west to Sukhothai, once the capital of the great regional Khmer empire. The Sukhothai Historical Park offers a unique insight into Thailand’s rich history, with its ancient ruins and sculptures. Following a riverside lunch in Tak, the tour continues further west to Mae Sot via Route 12, known for its fast curves and changes in elevation. Your overnight stay in Mae Sot promises a blend of history and thrilling roads.

Day five opens the doors to one of the best motorcycling roads in Thailand, Route 105. This road, often described as motorcycling Nirvana, leads to the Mae Usu cave complex, offering an underground caving experience. After lunch, the journey continues north, culminating in an overnight riverside accommodation in Mae Sariang.

As you continue northward on day six, the mornings and evenings become noticeably cooler, setting the stage for an unforgettable ride through the famous Mae Hong Son loop. This loop, known for its 1864 curves, leads to a visit to a Karen tribal village, internationally recognized as the Long Neck People. The day concludes with an arrival in Pai, allowing time for a refreshing dip in the pool and an evening exploration of this fascinating town.

Day seven offers a well-deserved rest in Pai, allowing you to explore the town and its surrounding areas renowned for hot springs and natural beauty. Excursions, ranging from white water rafting to trekking and national park visits, provide a variety of activities for every adventurer.

The journey resumes on day eight as you continue on the Mae Hong Son loop route 1095, stopping to visit the Maerim Elephant Sanctuary. This unique sanctuary offers an opportunity to observe and interact with elephants in an environment beneficial to their welfare. Post-lunch, the tour arrives at the overnight accommodation in Chiang Mai, allowing you to savor the experiences of the past days.

Day nine marks the beginning of an unforgettable adventure from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong. Wind your way through rolling hills, lush jungles, and scenic farmland, soaking up local culture and sampling delicious street food. The breathtaking views and the freedom of the ride make this leg of the journey truly memorable.

Prepare for a thrilling ride from Chiang Khong to Nan on day ten. Navigate winding roads, cross scenic bridges, and climb steep mountain passes for panoramic views. Immerse yourself in local culture, visit historic temples, and taste regional cuisine, all while experiencing the adrenaline-fueled adventure of northern Thailand.

Day eleven introduces a unique adventure from Nan to Lomsak, taking you through breathtaking scenery, rugged terrain, and scenic bridges. Explore traditional villages, ancient temples, and indulge in delicious regional cuisine. The journey captures the essence of Thailand’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Day twelve brings you on a motorcycle tour from Lom Sak to Khon Kean, navigating through lush jungles, rolling hills, and traditional villages. Explore ancient temples and bustling markets in Khon Kean, known for its rich history and cultural heritage.

The adventure continues on day thirteen with a motorcycle tour from Khon Kean to Kabin Buri, offering breathtaking scenery and cultural exploration. Marvel at lush jungles, rolling hills, and sparkling rivers, and immerse yourself in the local way of life.

The grand finale unfolds on day fourteen as you depart Kabin Buri en route to Pattaya, covering approximately 200+ km. The tour aims to arrive at the Big Bike Touring Co headquarters early to mid-afternoon, with planned stops at coffee shops and places of interest. The journey concludes with a tour debrief and disbandment.

For those seeking the ultimate motorcycle adventure in Thailand, the Pattaya to Chiang Mai Motorcycle Tour with Big Bike Touring Co is a journey of a lifetime. As the BMW Motorrad official partner in Thailand, Big Bike Touring Co ensures that every aspect of your tour, from paperwork to bike orientation, is seamless. This 14-day adventure is a testament to the company’s commitment to providing the best motorcycle touring experience in Thailand.

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.

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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)
  • Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
  • Tour Guide, TAT licensed
  • Chase vehicle with spare Motorcycle
  • 2 Free T-shirt (Big Bike Touring Co and Route 66 Bikers Cafe)
  • 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

Itinerary

  • 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

    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 Phitsanulok

    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 - Phitsanulok to Mai Sot Burmese border town

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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- Golden Triangle- Chiang Kong Laos border touwn

    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 Kong- Phu Chi Fa-1148 Coffee shop overnight 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- Pak Nai Ferry- Khok Ngam Loei

    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 - Khok Ngam to Khon Kaen

    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

    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.

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FAQ

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews

19 reviews for Thailand’s Hidden Jewels

  1. Matthew L.

    Amazing tour with stunning scenery and great riding. The route through Thailand’s unseen jewels is fantastic and the tour was well-planned. The guides were professional and friendly, ensuring we had an enjoyable and safe experience. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves motorcycling.

  2. Michael C.

    An amazing tour with breathtaking scenery and well-maintained bikes. The ride through Thailand’s unseen jewels was fantastic and the guides were top-notch. We explored various local sites, enjoyed delicious food, and stayed in comfortable accommodations. Highly recommend this tour.

  3. John S.

    The Original Long Way Round tour was an incredible journey. The routes were well-planned and the scenery was stunning. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly, making the experience even better. Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for an adventure in Thailand.

  4. Christopher J.

    Had an amazing time on the Original Long Way Round Motorcycle Tour. The routes were scenic and the ride was thrilling. The guides were knowledgeable and the bikes were in great condition. Each day brought new adventures, from exploring local markets to enjoying the breathtaking landscapes.

  5. David D.

    The Original Long Way Round Motorcycle Tour was an unforgettable experience. The routes were well-chosen, and the scenery was stunning. The highlight for me was visiting remote areas and learning about their culture. The trip was an excellent balance of adventure and cultural exploration.

  6. Mark N.

    This tour was an incredible experience. The route through Thailand’s unseen jewels is beautiful and the ride was thrilling. The guides were knowledgeable and made the trip even better. The scenery was breathtaking, and the accommodations were top-notch.

  7. Thomas H.

    This tour was a fantastic experience. The roads were perfect for biking, and the scenery was out of this world. The highlight was definitely the visit to the remote villages. The guides were very helpful and made sure we were well taken care of throughout the trip.

  8. Donald O.

    An unforgettable tour with breathtaking views and thrilling rides. The journey through Thailand’s unseen jewels is a must-ride for any motorcycle enthusiast. The guides were excellent, providing great insights and ensuring our safety throughout the journey. Highly recommend this tour.

  9. William E.

    One of the best motorcycle tours I’ve been on. The journey through Thailand’s unseen jewels offers some of the best riding in the country. The guides were professional and the tour was well-organized. Each day was filled with exciting rides and beautiful views.

  10. Robert B.

    A great way to explore Thailand on a motorcycle. The tour was well-organized and the routes were fantastic. The stop at the remote village was particularly memorable, providing a nice break from the ride and a chance to explore local culture.

  11. Daniel K.

    A great tour for anyone looking to explore Thailand on a motorcycle. The journey through Thailand’s unseen jewels is beautiful and the ride was well-organized. The visit to remote villages was a highlight, with their rich culture and stunning views. The tour provided a perfect balance of adventure and cultural exploration.

  12. Max M.

    A fantastic tour through Thailand’s unseen jewels! The ride was thrilling, with beautiful landscapes and exciting routes. The highlight for me was visiting remote villages and experiencing the local culture. Highly recommend this tour to any motorcycle enthusiast.

  13. Joseph G.

    An excellent tour with beautiful routes and great company. The Original Long Way Round tour is a must-ride for any motorcyclist. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable, making the trip even better. The accommodations were comfortable, and the food was delicious. Highly recommend!

  14. Henry Q.

    A wonderful tour with beautiful landscapes and thrilling rides. The Original Long Way Round tour offers some of the best riding in Thailand. The guides were knowledgeable and the accommodations were comfortable. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves adventure and exploring off the beaten path.

  15. Charles I.

    An unforgettable adventure. The Original Long Way Round tour offers incredible views and thrilling rides. The guides were excellent and made sure we had a great time. The tour included visits to various remote attractions, adding to the overall experience. Highly recommend this tour.

  16. Anthony M.

    A thrilling ride through Thailand’s unseen jewels. The tour offers some of the best riding in the country. The guides were excellent and the tour was well-organized. The ride was challenging yet enjoyable, making it a memorable adventure.

  17. James W.

    This tour exceeded all my expectations. The ride through Thailand’s unseen jewels was scenic and the visit to remote areas was fascinating. The guides were excellent, ensuring we had a safe and enjoyable journey. Each day brought new adventures, from scenic views to cultural experiences. The tour was well-organized and the bikes were in great condition.

  18. Paul P.

    The Original Long Way Round Motorcycle Tour was a fantastic adventure. The scenic routes and remote areas made for an exciting ride. The guides were professional and friendly, making the experience even more enjoyable. The tour included stops at various attractions, adding to the overall excitement.

  19. Richard F.

    A perfect mix of adventure and culture. The Original Long Way Round tour was a great way to see Thailand. The visit to remote villages and the ride through scenic routes added to the overall experience. I appreciated the attention to detail in the planning and the expertise of the guides.

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