All FAQs

All FAQs

We can tailor the routes on most of our tours to suit different levels of rider and if you're a confident rider just choose a dirt bike tour you fancy and leave it to us.  If you feel you need some training maybe select one of our dirt training tours.  

At the end of the day many of our past dirt bike customers were in the same situation so go with your gut feeling, you're in safe hands. 

Our "Dirt Biking" tours are mainly off road based riding in the mountains, jungles and rivers in North West Thailand and these tours are all about the biking and venturing to places off the beaten track and often off the map.  By far our most popular tour and serious fun.

An "Adventure Tour" is predominantly road based but also incorporates dirt trails maybe 25-35% of the time. You will be riding a dirt bike rather than an Adventure style bike such as the Kawasaki Versys or BMW GS1200 Style machine as a big bike is just too big and heavy for the terrain.  These tours are perfectly suited for people who are not used to off road riding and want to give it a go.

Our road and off road training tours are popular and offer a chance to learn the new techniques required for off road riding.  

Don't choose a training tour if you are a solid and competent and confident road rider as you will be fine on a normal dirt bike tour, just tell us your experience before you book so we get you into a group with riders of the same experience as yourself.

Choose an off road training tour if you lack confidence on a bike.   

Sadly it's quite a common for a motorbike tour company to cancel your booking at the last minute because the minimum group numbers has not been achieved. We will never do this to you.


Once we have confirmed your tour date we will ALWAYS operate your tour even if you are on your own and at the agreed price!  In this instance, the only changes we would make in is the support truck maybe omitted and possibly the tail/support rider but apart from that your tour will still go ahead as planned!


We are one of the longest established companies in Thailand with a large customer database and customer turnover hence we can usually fill our tours.  If you are considering a tour and booking alone with specific dates there is a high chance we will not be able to confirm your tour so we strongly urge you to Contact Us as far in advance as possible to guarantee your tour place. 

There are 3 distinct seasons in Thailand and Northern Thailand gets slightly different weather patterns than the south.

October to end February - Cool season.  The best time to ride! Weather is perfect,  trails perfect, road grip perfect no rain!  Weather similar to a good European summer.

March - May - Hot season.  Extremely hot, roads can be a bit slippery in March & April, trails can be dusty, temperatures can be into the early 40's, Cools down a little bit in May but chances of light rain but nothing that would really affect riding.

June to September - Wet season.  The high temperatures have subsided slightly but humidity very high. monsoonal rains.  You need to be very cautious about riding August & September!   

Yes you are! We collect you from the airport and transfer you to your Chiang Mai hotel.


If booking a budget tour these do not include airport transfers unless specifically asked for and if you do it will be free of charge. When you have your flights arranged please send the details to us.

Thai law states you need an international drivers permit to ride here and this is easily arranged. Contact your local Automobile Association or driver licencing center in your country for more information. Failure to have this may render your travel insurance invalid.

Travel insurance for Thailand even including motorcycle cover is not expensive and offers many benefits if you need to claim.  Riding anywhere in the world without adequate travel insurance is lunacy so it's obligatory on all our tours!

People from 43 countries around the world are able to get a fee Visa on arrival at the Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok) including EU countries, Australia, Canada, USA, New Zealand.  The visa is for 30 days.

If you are planning on staying in Thailand longer we suggest applying at your local Thai embassy for a longer visa.  When you apply to join one of our bike tours we will advise you on visa regulations.

We offer great deals for pillion passengers!  The pillion passenger price is stated on each individual tour page.  

Pillion passenger are only permitted on our road tours.  Riding off road with a passenger on terrain such as Thailand is not enjoyable and not safe so not permitted.

We offer great deals for your non riding family and friends to come along with you.  If they do not want to travel pillion they can travel in our support vehicle on a parallel tour with daily activities and English speaking guide visiting the highlights along the way.

The truck will meet up with the bike group at the end of every evening. 

In most cases people bring way too much luggage so here's a few tips to save you space and weight.


You get a fresh towel every evening so save space and don't pack one.  Soap & Shampoo is also provided and anything else you need can be purchased anywhere on tour.


It is possible to get overnight laundry done (not every evening) so don't overpack. Bring swim shorts for the pool and it's best to bring jeans/long trousers for the evenings but pack a pair of shorts also.  For tours during May through to October pack a light 2 piece waterproof suit suitable to go over your riding gear. Pack your Speedos for the pool.

Any other questions on this subject feel free to ask us




All tours begin and end in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand the motorbike capital of the country.  Getting to Chiang Mai is very easy and just a 1 hour flight from Bangkok and flights are very low cost.

Tip: There are 2 airports in Bangkok, 1 serving international flights and regular priced domestic flights and another that serves only low cost airlines. Both airports are quite a distance from each other (Up to 1 Hour).  


If you are landing in Bangkok International Airport (Suvarnabhumi) and plan on joining a connecting flight to Chiang Mai on arrival book a flight with Thai Airways & Bangkok Airways Their flights are not expensive and they fly out of the main airport plus they allow a good baggage allowance!


If you are on a budget and/or you are staying in Bangkok before you come to Chiang Mai try Lion Air. Flights with them are very cheap especially booked in advance but they fly from the second airport Don Muang.


Very BIG tip: If you are catching a taxi in Bangkok to any of the airports MAKE SURE you tell the driver the name of the airport and make sure he fully understands you.  Being taken to the wrong airport is not uncommon.


Trains, Buses?  Forget it!

You can pay the deposit online through our booking site using any major credit or debit card.  If you are unable to do this this we can make alternative arrangements for you.

For your enjoyment we operate small group sizes but for group bookings motorcycle clubs etc,  we can take a larger group size. 


Scheduled tours that are open for anyone to join we try not to exceed 6 riders for off road and Adventure tours and 8 riders for road tours.

If you are on a budget please take a look at our Budget Tours. Our tours are reasonably priced and we offer good value for money so we are not in a habit of giving discounts for no reason.

If you come in a group we offer some great deals.  Take a look at the very top of the page and click the "PROMOTIONS" Tab.  In that drawer we have our current promotions for group bookings!

Yes there are and we offer great rates for group bookings.  To get the best rates for your group Click here

No, the price is the same in fact you are more likely to get a discounted rate by booking in advance!  


If someone cancelled at the last minute and their deposit was retained by us we will offer the cancelled place discounted by the deposit we retained.  In this instance we offer it first to our regular customer base and if it's not snapped up we then offer it on our website.  Please don't hold out for this,  it very rarely makes it onto our website!  

Sorry, no!  For your safety we cannot permit beginners on any of our main tours but we do offer Training days and training tours which will be the best place for you to start looking.



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