14 Days 14 Nights
Get ready for our first tour that covers 2 countries on the super reliable Honda CRF 250L. We have teamed up with our friends at Enduro Tours Thailand to help offer a an affordable, one of a kind enduro tour thru the best bits of road that Southeast Asia has to offer. Over 2000km of mixed terrain will keep us entertained for the duration of this amazing adventure.
Dates: Anytime from January to April (Tell us which dates work for your group)
Distance: Roughly 2000km
Equipment: Honda CRF250L, in Myanmar and Thailand
Minimum Pax: 3 riders
We will start our tour with about 80km sealed roads until we start to ascend into the Shan plateau. The next 100 or so on will be a mix of sealed and village dirt roads up to Danu town of Pindaya.
We'll have a quick morning tour of the famous Buddha filled Pindaya caves and then ride more village trails to Inle lake. After dropping the bikes at the hotel we will have an afternoon tour on the lake in a chartered boat.
After leaving the hotel we'll ride on the Western edge of the lake south thru stunning scenery on a network of small village roads. We will join the amazingly curvy,and sealed, Pinlaung-Tatkon road for about 100km. The roads will wider and wider until we are on the ridiculously wide,20lane, boulevard in front of Myanmars parliament building in Naypyitaw.
Naypyitaw is a massive city with numerous huge, albeit empty, hotels that makes a great place for a rest day. Hang out by the pool, cruise around the, (mostly) empty streets, or check out the gem museum.
Taungoo is just about 100km from Naypyitaw along the main road but we will take more scenic route zigzagging across the sittaung river on ferries and temporary wooden bridges while working our way south.
We continue to follow the Sittaung River south along dirt roads today. We will cross into Mon State and some great single track thru rubber plantations and jungle before we get into Kinpun by evening.
In the morning we will ride a truck, or the newly completed cable car, up to the top of Kyaiktiyo to see the famous golden rock and all its religious pilgrims. Afterwards weĺl work our way directly south to Hpa-an on the Thanlwin River.
On our last day in Myanmar we'll ride a mixture of sealed and crumbling roads thru Kayin state to the Thai border. We plan to cross the border around 3pm.
After crossing the Thai border we all meet and greet with our new guide and bikes. The rest day we can set up the bikes and relax around the town at the great shopping if need be.
After a well deserved rest we head off on our Thai Registered Honda CRF250L heading North on the 105 before entering Mae Moei Nation Park. We head North all day mostly on off-road trails towards Mae Ngao National Park towards Mae Sariang, it all join back on the 105 for 40km off black top to Mae Sariang.
This quiet town is one of my favorite places to stay and ride. Our hotel rests next to the Yuam River with many river side restaurants and bars. This day can be either a rest day if some riders do not feel up to a 150km Loop. The riding is fantastic though the Salawin Nation Park towards the Thanlyin River bordering Burma where we have lunch over looking the river.
The rout we take today is long and one of my favorites covering mostly trails and dirt roads though Salawin National Park as we head to the fringe of the Burma border. After the half way point we head East towards Mae Khun Pa Wildlife Preserve passing a Thai Army Post with out any problems and trail in-out of stream crossings for about 10km and finally heading to the small town of Mae La Noi.
Todays riding is relatively easy with open trails but there are single tracks if we choose. Mae Chaem is a small local town about 150km from Chaiang Mai, our Guest house has a great local feel to it and the owner of the property cooks our dinner and breakfast with plenty of beers in the fridge.
As we get closer to Chiang Mai the sight seeing attractions are close, we first visit Doi Inthanon View Point Tallest point in Thailand, King and Queens Pagods which has spectacular Views. The Wachirathan Waterfall is close by for visit also on our way back to Chiang Mai via either Trails or Black Top depending on how every body is feeling on the last day.