This BMW Motorcycle Tour provides an outstanding opportunity to obtain a thorough impression of the uniqueness of north Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The selected roads are a mix of mostly rural two lanes with a variety of surfaces.
During most part of the tour, we will ride through areas of spectacular mountainous beauty – some of the best ridings anywhere in the world. We start riding east towards Chiang Rai and Chiang Khong where we meet the Mekong River for the first time. Crossing the border into Laos and ride towards Oudom Xai. Already during our third day of riding, we cross into Vietnam and visit the battleground at Dien Bien Phu.
Heading north towards the Chinese border and the Phan Xia Pang, at 3143 meters tall, it is Vietnam’s and South East Asia’s highest mountain. Then we have a rest day in the pleasant and picturesque resort town of Sapa before continuing to the rice terraces at Nghia Lo.
We’ll enjoy a boat ride along with the Limestone caves at Ninh Binh. And then we’ll enjoy riding on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to Phu Mat.
Once back in Laos we visit the Plain of Jars and continue to Luang Prabang, UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Crossing the mountains on yet another road less traveled to Pakbeng before returning to Thailand.
We will ride in the less known mountains surrounding the province of Nan, which for centuries remained autonomous and cut off from the outside world.
In every region during the tour, we will feast on the local Thai / Lao/ Vietnamese cuisine. During dinners, there will be western dish options available at most locations. Truly 3 countries and 1 million impressions!
START / FINISH : Bike Tour Asia
NEAREST AIRPORT : Chiang Mai
DURATION : 16 days, 14 riding days
ROUTE : 3,300 km
DAILY ROUTE : 220-310 km
ACCOMMODATIONS : Carefully selected quality hotels and resorts with leisure facilities
REST DAY : Sapa (Vietnam)