All our Thailand motorbike tours have to begin with road riding as we begin the tours in the center of one of Thailand's biggest cities but with this tour we have made special arrangements for a short flight in a 12 seat turbo prop, bunny hopping the Shan mountain peaks and taking you directly into the bush. Accommodation on this tour is mid-range to luxury but also includes a one night in a superb hill tribe lodge 1200 meters above sea level.
Day 1 Arrive Chiang Mai cityArrival day only meet and greet day. Accommodation included!
You will be met at Chiang Mai airport and transferred to our quality city hotel in downtown Chiang Mai within walking distance of all the nightlife and attractions. Our team will be busy collecting all members of the group over the course of the day so a good time for you to chill out after your long flight. A few beers and some food early evening to get to know everyone.
Day 2 Flight to Pai - Ride into the mountainsRiding distance 90 kilometers. Depart 9:30am
Your luggage will already be winging it's way to your evenings accommodation while we take a short 20 minute scenic flight into the mountains. This flight is a great experience and gives you a birds eye view of the terrain you will be riding while you bunny hop at low altitude towards the bikes waiting at the airport. On arrival it's a quick change into your riding gear and we head into the bush up to a discreet hill tribe lodge and one of the highlights of this motorbike trip. Great comfortable accommodation in the hands of the Karen Hill tribe who will be our hosts for the evening with BBQ under the stars surrounded by lush forests with an open log fire to soften the chilly mountain air.
Day 3 Mae Hong SonDistance 130 Kilometers. Depart 9:30
After a hearty breakfast we gear up and head towards the capital of the province. Today's motorbike ride offers superb scenery over this large mountain range with lush tropical forests capping a myriad of mountain peaks as far as the eye can see so a great day for some photo stops. Passing through many hill tribe villages and a few steep ascents we drop down into Mae Hong Son city. Our aim is to arrive around 3 pm for a late lunch by the pool and a chance to chill out and soak up the the beautiful scenery. Into town around 7pm and for a walk around the lake and the hill tribe market before dinner and then a few cheeky beers shall we?
Day 4 Khun YuamRefugee camp and a ride you will never forget. Distance 120 Kilometers.
After a short 10 kilometer trip on the main highway we begin our journey onto the dirt heading towards the Burmese border. A few river crossings today and some creek riding deep in the teak forests lining the border between Thailand and Burma on our favourite trail in South East Asia. A little more technical riding today and a few large river crossings before making our way to the refugee camp directly on the border (Thai side). After some lunch we head out of the jungle and back into civilisation to a quaint resort 700 meters above sea level.
Day 5 Pai North West ThailandLong Days ride but finishing on a high. Distance 170 kilometers
Last days ride and a good one to finish up the trip. Today we head back to Pai finishing a great mountain loop and siding some of the steepest mountains of the trip arriving into Pai approximately 3 pm where we have laid on an awesome resort with some of the finest scenery on the trip. Dinner overlooking the paddy fields and the Shan mountains alongside a glorious infinity pool, what could be better?
Day 6 DepartTransfer to airport.
A quick 10 minute trip to the airport and depart for 20 minute flight to Chiang Mai. Special arrangements will be needed today depending on your flights out of Chiang Mai. You have many options to either connect with your onward flight out of Chiang Mai today or to stay on a room only basis in Either Pai or Chiang mai. We will discuss this with you when you are making your booking.
Recommendations and notes.
This tour has been rated as "Intermediate to advanced" but the trails can be 'adventurous' in places they are mostly easy will suit all riders even with little or no off road riding experience. Don't book this tour if you are looking for an all out mad dirt bike adventure as it's not designed with that in mind! There is some main road riding but very little, usually just small sections at the beginning and end of most of the days getting from our resorts/hotels to the trails. We have chosen accommodation unique to the area giving you a spot of luxury as well as the traditonal character of Northern Thailand.
Private rooms are included throughout the trip. Due to logistical reasons this tour needs be booked at least 4 weeks in advance during peak season (November - April) to guarantee it to operate. For more information about our Dirt bike tours we have made a detailed FAQ explaining the basics of each tour style we operate.
Pricing & Whats Included
Rider Price: From $1840.00 (can be paid in EUR - GBP - AUD)
Pillion Rider: Not available on this tour
Non Riders: $770.00 Riding in our support vehicle* (Room sharing with rider)
*Non rider price does not include 20 minute scenic flight but can be arranged if needed.
- Honda CRF 250L or Kawasaki KLX 250S (Your Choice)
- 5 nights accommodation in private room
- Return Scenic flight Chiang Mai to Pai.
- Breakfast & lunch
- Airport transfers
- English speaking tour leader
- Support rider
- National park entrance fees
- Use of dry bag
- Use of safety gear and helmet (subject to availability)