Northern Thailand Explorer

The "Northern Thailand Explorer"

- A motorcycle tour on asphalt and off-road
- BMW 700/800/1200 GS motorcycles
- Selected luxury accommodations
- Ideal mix of culture and nature
- Breathtaking landscapes off the beaten path

On this tour you can get unique impressions of Northern Thailand, the land of the Lanna. The carefully selected route is a mix of endless curvy roads and off-piste slopes - off the main tourist trails in an area that is considered one of the best motorcycle destinations in the world.

We visit the highest mountain in Thailand (Doi Inthanon, 2.565 meters) and drive along the border between Thailand and Myanmar to Mae Sot. We visit Thailand's first capital, Sukhothai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the little-known province of Nan. The unique “Road 1148” in Nan with its long, gentle curves is one of the best motorcycle roads in Thailand.

Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle are the regions where Khun Sa was once one of the most notorious drug kings in the world. He even had his own army.

Another highlight of the trip is a visit to the long-neck women of the Kayan Tribe, known for the brass rings that the women wear around their necks. From Mae Hong Son we drive an unknown branch to Wat Chan before returning to Chiang Mai. In every region we will of course also try the local Thai cuisine.

 

Remarks

We mainly drive on paved roads. Some sections are planned off-road on unpaved roads and paths. Slopes, ruts, stones in the way and - depending on the weather - sludge must be expected. Participants must be trained and able to safely maneuver even large motorcycles off-road. Depending on altitude and weather conditions, external factors such as rain, high temperatures and high humidity are additional factors that test the driver's physical and mental endurance.

Category
Off-road tour
Road tour
Partner tour
Flight
Level of difficulty
3
Tour information
DATES:
08.04. - 20.04.2020
2021
08.04. - 20.04.2021
2022
08.04. - 20.04.2022

Distance:
approx. 2.500 km

Route profil:
The route is almost curvy. Mostly it is rather long curves and small hairpin bends. The roads are almost exclusively paved and mostly easy to master. There are some steep and sometimes technically demanding sections. You should have sufficient previous experience and be able to handle the motorcycle safely. We will cover an average of between 180 and 330 km per day, which gives us enough time to relax, eat and visit.

Prices 2020:
BMW F700/F750 GS
EUR 5.100,- per driver in double room
EUR 2.100,- per passenger in double room
EUR   600,- single room surcharge

BMW F800/F850 GS
EUR 5.100,- per driver in double room
EUR 2.100,- per passenger in double room
EUR   600,- single room surcharge

BMW R 1200/R1250 GS
EUR 5.600,- per driver in double room
EUR 2.100,- per passenger in double room
EUR    600,- single room surcharge

Prices 2021:
BMW F700/F750 GS
EUR 5.457,- per driver in double room
EUR 2.247,- per passenger in double room
EUR   642,-  single room surcharge

BMW F800/F850 GS
EUR 5.457,- per driver in double room
EUR 2.247,- per passenger in double room
EUR   642,- single room surcharge

BMW R 1200/R1250 GS
EUR 5.992,- per driver in double room
EUR 2.247,- per passenger in double room
EUR    642,- single room surcharge

Services:
- Chiang Mai transfer
- 12 nights in good selected hotels or resorts with leisure opportunities
- Daily breakfast
- 9 x lunch
- 10 x dinner
- Water, soft drinks and coffee/tea with meals
- Motorbike rental with unlimited kilometers
- Off-road tires
- Petrol during the tour
- Motorbike insurance (details under "Insurance")
- Satellite phone (for emergencies)
- “Road Captain” on your own motorcycle
- Local qualified tour guides
- Support vehicle for luggage transport (1 piece of luggage per person), drinks and space for a limited number of passengers (passengers on request)
- Entry fees
- Information book with information (driving and safety instructions, route details, hotel details and highlights)
- Bike Tour Asia T-Shirt

Not included:
All services that are not listed; Flight, personal expenses, alcoholic beverages, lunch and dinner on non-driving days, special activities (rafting etc.)

Start/End:
Chiang Mai

Important informations:

Insurance
A deposit, depending on the type of motorcycle (see below), must be paid when you pick up the motorcycle. The deposit can either be paid in cash or blocked by the driver's credit card or a guarantor until the end of the trip (Visa or Master cards are accepted). The total amount will be released after return - provided there is no damage or loss. For detailed information please see "Terms and Conditions" on our website.

Deposit (in USD)
F700 GS    1.500
F800 GS    1.700
R1200 GS  2.500

A motorcycle damage and theft cover with a maximum deductible of up to the amount of the security deposit (depending on the type of motorcycle, see above) is already included for driving within Thailand.

We recommend that you take out travel insurance in your home country, which also includes medical care and personal liability when driving motorcycles.