BMW-GS-Tour - Roll over Nordthailand

13 day tour in Northern Thailand

On this tour you will get in-depth impressions of virtually all of Northern Thailand. We will travel mostly on rural, little-travelled roads and discover both insider tips as well as highlights of world-wide fame, covering some 2,400 km. Bend by bend – a dream for any biker.

After a stop at the Vachiratharn Waterfall we ride up to the peak of the highest mountain in Thailand (Doi Inthanon, 2,565 m) and visit the "giraffe women" of the Kayan minority tribes near Mae Hong Son, who are known for their brass coils they wear around their necks. Between Mae Hong Son and Mae Taeng are the famous 1,864 bends. Here you can work on your cornering technique for hours. In the Golden Triangle we learn more about the former drug kingpin Khun Sa who has created a reputation for himself by opium smuggling. Then we explore Nan Province – one of the best motorbiking regions in Thailand which is off the beaten tourist track. From Nan, we take a wonderful route to Bo Kluea that is known for its salt pits. Finally we visit Thailand's first capital Sukothai, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in Mae Sot we cross the bridge of friendship to Myanmar on foot, where we browse the bustling border marker in Myawaddy. Via Mae Sariang we eventually return to Chiang Mai.

Category
Road tour
Flight
Level of difficulty
2
Tour information
DATES:
29.01. - 10.02.2019

Distance:
Approx. 2,400 km

Route profile:
The route is quite curvy, mostly being long turns and not hairpin bends.
The roads are virtually all paved and usually not challenging. There are some steep sections and some technically more challenging parts. You should have adequate riding experience and be able to safely control the motorbike. We will cover between 150 and 300 km per day, giving us enough time for relaxing, eating and sightseeing.

Prices:


BMW F700 GS

EUR 4,415 for Driver in half double room
EUR 1,299 for passenger in half double room
EUR 519 single room surcharge

 

 
BMW F800 GS

EUR 4,415 for Driver in half double room
EUR 1,299 for passenger in half double room
EUR 519 single room surcharge

 

 

BMW R1200 GS
EUR 4,848 for Driver in half double room
EUR 1,299 for passenger in half double room
EUR 519 single room surcharge

Included:

  • Transfer from the airport in Chiang Mai to the hotel and back. 
  • 12 nights in good, comfortable hotels or resorts. 
  • Daily breakfast. 10 x lunch (not included on days off), 11 x dinner (not included on days off). 
  • Water, soft drinks and coffee/tea with the meals. 
  • Motorbike rental with unlimited mileage. 
  • Fuel during the tour. 
  • Third-party insurance for the motorbikes. 
  • Fully comprehensive insurance for the motorbike with USD 1,500 excess. 
  • “Road Captain” leading the group. 
  • Qualified local tour guide. 
  • Support vehicle for luggage transport (1 piece of luggage per person), 
  • drinks and seats for a limited number of passengers (passengers on enquiry). 
  • Entry fees.
  • Information leaflet (driving and safety/security tips, route details, hotel details and highlights)
  • Bike Tour Asia T-Shirt

Not included:
Flight, alcoholic beverages, meals on non-driving days, visa fees, personal expenses. 

Meeting point and departure:
Chiang Mai

Tour guide:
Khun Yut, Jörg Waldmann