The Edge Of Thailand
Intermediate To Advanced
An incredible enduro tour our customers can't wait to repeat
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The Shan Hills or Shan Highlands, a vast mountain range extending through Burma, Southern China and Thailand made up of numerous mountain ranges separated by narrow valleys linking to the Sub Himalayas in the far Northwest. This vast region in Thailand just a short hop from Chiang Mai will be your adventure playground on one of our most adventurous enduro tours our customers can't wait to repeat, it's that good!
Ride steep rocky hill climbs, tight buffalo trails in thick jungles, navigate bamboo lined river creeks, dry river beds, literally hundreds of deep river crossings and eye opening experiences at the refugee camps directly on the remote sensitive border with Burma. An 8 day 7 night package with 6 full days riding this tour offers experienced riders a chance to push boundaries, open it up and enjoy.
We've lashed out on great accommodation complimenting this type of tour including a remote mountain location in a wooden/bamboo lodge in a rural traditional tribal village plus boutique resorts on the edge of burma. Your hunger will be satisfied with a huge choice of superb Thai dishes you'll eat like a king with plenty of ice cold beer and a few evenings on the town.
- Outstanding Trails
- Big River Crossings
- Steep Mountain Passes
- Single Track Jungle Trails
- Lots Creek riding
- UNHCR Refugee Camp
- 160 River Crossings In One Day
- Ride Directly On Burma Border
An enduro tour that's satisfied literally 1000's of customers and accounts for most of our repeat business and referrals. Early booking is always advised as we often take bookings up to 18 months in advance due to our connections with many motorcycle and MotoX clubs around the world.
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Chiang Mai was founded in 1296 as the new capital of Lanna, its location on the Ping River (a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River) and its proximity to major trading routes contribute to its historic importance in Thailand
The 6th largest city and largest in the north and known as the "Rose Of The North" Chiang Mai offers a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of Thailand's Capital, Bangkok with a more relaxed friendly attitude.
There are many sights for travellers to see and do from over 100 buddhist temples in the city and close proximity, cooking classes, adventure activities from rock climbing, paragliding and zip lining and renowned as the capital for motorcyling in Thailand.
We advise adding an extra night or two to your schedule to enjoy Chiang Mai to it's fullest and delighted to arrange this for you.
A favourite location for our crew and customers and why we include it on many of our motorcycle tours.
Karen Hill Tribe Lodge is owned by a small Chiang Mai based company but run and operated by the Karen people and many of the profits going back into the village. A high chance we will have the lodge to ourselves as many travellers find the journey too difficult in a 4x4 from Chiang Mai but for us on motorcycles it's a dream destination.
Rooms are basic but tastefully done in traditional Karen style, comfortable beds and hot showers but its not about the accommodation here, it's the un-spoilt traditional village, the Karen people, the forests with wild Gibbon and the tranquility a unique experience many travellers crave for.
Sit beside the fireplace with a cold beer or wine and enjoy the stunning surroundings.
Mae Hong Son
Nestled in a valley in the Shan Highlands Mae Hong Son was formerly part of Mawkmai State, one of the Shan States of Burma founded in 1767 and still today follow the main traditions of the shan rather than the Thai people.
Until fairly recently Mae Hong Son was almost cut off from the rest of Thailand except for the 5-7 days trip to Chiang Mai over what is now known as the 'Mae Hong Son Loop', originally built by the Japanese during WW11 to for armoury movement into Burma to fight Burmese and Indian allies. Today it's one of the most incredible motorcycle roads in Thailand and one of the top road in the world for riders.
Mae Hong Son city is the capital of the Province with an urban population of just over 7000 inhabitants (as of 2018) however the province is one of the largest in Thailand with a population of 53,000 many ethnic tribes and still making it one of the least poplulated provinces in the country.
Inner city has a few small bars, plenty of restaurants and a walking town in peak season (Nov-March) where you can buy many crafts homemade by the tribal people and sample Thaland's famous street food.
Of all our days riding the most exciting and most technical is the Burmese border. Here we ride deep valleys banked by steep mountain cliffs, bamboo lined creeks and more river crossings than you can count and a remote refugee camp, one of the days outstanding rides.
If we're lucky there is a chance to cross into the Shan state in Burma but not guaranteed.
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