Based on our Burma Border Motorcycle Tour this has all the best bits but tailored down slightly and offering some of the best scenic views in the region. Not as full on everyday as other tours we run and includes a little slice of motorcycle tour heaven on the famous Mae Hong Son Loop.
Day 1 Arrive into Chiang MaiMeet & Greet Day!. Accommodation included in tour price!
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. Bikes will be ready and waiting at the hotel prepared for the mornings departure.
Day 2 Mountain lodge 1200 meters above sea level. (Little Switzerland).Depart around 9 am. Distance 190 Kilomters
Getting you warmed up to the awesome rides ahead of you we head West towards the Burmese border high up into the Shan Apalachians. Today is mix of incredible road riding to begin with and then sweet little single track trails before arriving at our rustic mountain Lodge 1200 meters above sea level. Spend the night in one of the best rural locations in the area with the Karen hilltribe as our evenings host. Great food on offer, lashings of beer and Wine available and depending on the season hot toddies around a blazing fire underneath a blanket of stars. A great day to start this tour off.
Day 3 Mae Hong SonA great days trip today. Distance around 120 kilometers.
With over 20 years experience and 1000's of customers we learned that pushing you too hard on tough trails too early on in the tour just burns everyone out especially those recently arrived from a long international flight so today we enjoy almost entirely dirt trails not too technical with spectacular scenery. This particular tour offers us the chance to ride a multitude of various trails with each one still getting us to the same location but we are able to offer long, short, easy or more challenging today depending on the groups ability regardless of you being a dirt biking superstar or a first time dirt bike newbie. The routes today will be gauged by what we feel the groups ability and adventure levels will run to.
Day 4 Khun Yuam (Burma Border)A great days trip today. Distance 140 kilometers.
By now everyone should be warmed up and getting used to the type of riding this region offers so lets crank it up a bit and show you what dirt biking is all about, but not before we sample one of the best sections of the famous Mae Hong Son loop road along the edge of the mountanous North West Thailand. Riding this road is sheer joy, literally thousands of bends on perfectly laid tarmac cutting through the jungles alongside the Burma border. So many people previously ridden this road on dirt tours with us have come back again and ridden a full road tour with us its just that good, but for you, today is just a sample before we head onto the dirt for one of the best rides of the tour so far. There's a high chance many people who choose this tour have never ridden over big rivers before especially to get to a refugee camp and today you get to do both but fear not...We run all our tours with a full support crew, some of today may initially look daunting to a few but 'Trust Our Experience' and our brilliant support crew and you will have an absolute ball.
Day 5 Base of Thailands Highest MountainMixture of on and off road, a few challenging hills. Distance around 130 kilometers.
Like day 2 we have another chance today to choose trails to suit your ability which after the last few days should have improved dramatically. Our destination today is the base of the Thailands highest mountain. Nestled on the cool lower reaches with the mountain towering 2565 meters above us. Today we take on some of the steepest hills of this trip cutting through the forests to high mountain peaks and lower valleys through rice paddy fields deep in Hilltribe country. A real chance today to experience the unique lifestyle of these people and yet another day of breathtaking scenery.
Day 6 Chiang MaiWaterfalls, mountain passes and our return to Chiang Mai city
Our last days ride today and we head up to the peak of Thailands highest mountain 2565m above sea level, stopping off at a towering waterfalls for an early BBQ lunch before making our way back into Chiang Mai city early afternoon for cold beers by the pool. Today is almost entirely mountain road riding however, with prior notice we are able to alter the route slightly to include some off road if you wish. This tour can also easily be extended by one day or two day if you wish to keep the adventure going. Please mention if you want to extend prior to making a booking.
Day 7 Depart for AirportSadly the end of a challenging but chilled out dirt bike tour.
Our team will arrange for your 10 minute transfer back to Chiang Mai airport to catch your onward flight.
Recommendations and notes.
This is a 7 day 6 night package with 5 full days riding and perfect tour for those experienced on a road bike but with little or no experience on dirt or those looking for dirt biking adventure without pushing the limits too far. As with all our tours we are able to tailor it on the fly to suit the groups ability. If us or you feel you are capable of upping the anti and want more technical riding we can pretty much do this on the fly but...Don't expect too much on thios tour as it hasn't been designed to suit serious adventure riders, you will need to look at our Burma Border tour for serious jungle dirt biking.
As with all our dirt bike tours we ride in very remote regions and accommodation is limited. We are able to offer private rooms for smaller groups but maybe not every evening and there is no guarantee so please accept that sharing is more than likely going to happen however, you won't be expected to share a bed (unless you really want to :-). Accommodation is local guest houses in rural locations. Please note that we do not choose local accommodation because it is cheaper than international hotels. With the exception of a few localities International hotels are not available in rural locations like this. We choose our accommodation close to our trails. Some of the best riding in Thailand is never close to major cities with international standard accommodation!
Pricing & Whats Included
Rider Price: From $1850.00 (can be paid in EUR - GBP - AUD)
Pillion Rider: Not permitted on this tour.
Non Riders: $890.00 Riding in our support vehicle* (Room sharing with rider)
- Honda CRF 250 or Kawasaki KLX 250S (Your Choice)
- 6 nights shared accommodation (single supplement $120.00. This is for the 1st and 6th night only in Chiang Mai city. Please see above for accommodation details)
- Support vehicle
- Breakfast & lunch.
- Airport transfers
- English speaking tour leader
- Support rider/s
- National park entrance fees