This tour through Northern Thailand gives you a great insight into the land of the Lanna Kingdom – the “Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields”. The roads are mainly rural two lanes with a variety of surfaces and wind through areas of spectacular mountainous beauty – some of the best riding anywhere in the world. We will explore the region taking mainly small rural roads, which are not so well known.
Along the way, we visit some of the lesser-known treasures like mysterious Nan, which for centuries remained autonomous and cut off from the outside world.
White Temple in Chiang Rai is today one of the main attractions in north Thailand. We will also go to rather more famous or infamous places like the Golden Triangle, where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet and where in previous decades the opium poppy provided a living to many people until it was stopped in 1996 after the death of Khun Sa, a legendary warlord. Stopover at the Choui Fong Tea House, where we visit the tea plantation.
We continue to Doi Mae Salong on yet more amazing twisty mountainous roads. We visit the Long Neck Women and ride up to the border of Myanmar to visit in Ban Rak Thai, a Chinese community. Along the way we ride all of the 1,864 curves from Mae Hong Son from Mae Taeng, a route becoming legendary amongst motorcyclists.
Before returning to Chiang Mai we will ride up to Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand, where it is usually very cool.
START / FINISH: Bike Tour Asia
NEAREST AIRPORT: Chiang Mai
DURATION: 8 days 7 nights
ROUTE: 1,500 km
DAILY ROUTE: 180-300 km
ACCOMMODATIONS: Carefully selected quality hotels and resorts with leisure facilities
REST DAY: No