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Dragon’s Tail Off-Road Motorcycle Tour in Thailand

This is our most popular off-road tour, with superb riding at an excellent price for all abilities. Even if you have been to Thailand before, our route will introduce you to some real hidden gems. Many sites we visit are rarely seen by tourists and travellers to these parts. You will soon be sucked into the natural beauty of the region and its people.

Map of Dragon's Tail Thailand off-road motorcycle tour

Highlights

— Visit the royal mausoleum at Doi Inthanon
— Explore some of the largest caves in Southeast Asia
— Watch beautiful cascading waterfalls
— Meet the locals in some tribal villages
— Enjoy riding mud trails and river crossings

  • Day 1

    Chiang Mai

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, in the heart of Chiang Mai. The rest of the day is for you to relax and unwind, sightseeing, shopping or relaxing by the pool. In the evening enjoy your welcome dinner at a riverside restaurant and then visit the famous night bazaar.

    Day 2

    Chiang Mai – Mae Malai (90% off road)

    Head out, possibly in old Willys, to your base camp in Mae Malai, about 30 km north of Chiang Mai. After checking out your riding gear and the motorcycles, there’s a safety briefing. Then you can head out for a ride in the surrounding mountain area! This will give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the bike and the local riding conditions. You can modify the bike’s set up if needed. This evening there’s a barbecue.

    Day 3

    Mae Malai – Mae Cham (160 km, 50% off road)

    After breakfast, set off up into the mountains again. Your first stop is at an elephant camp before turning off the tarmac and taking a trail to a tribal village. Then it’s on to Doi Inthanon National Park. It’s an enjoyable twisty ride to the top of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain. The views from the top are spectacular. Descend the mountain and head off road again on some great trails and a river crossing.

    Day 4

    Mae Cham – Pai (160 km, 80% off road)

    Today is a long day in the saddle, as you ride over 100 km of trails to Pai, a small-town known for its hot springs, and for being one of Thailand’s best beauty spots. This is trail riding at its purest and most enjoyable, and you have a number of options depending on local conditions and rider ability.

    Day 5

    Pai (100 km loop, all narrow tarmac)

    Riding around here is so good that today is spent exploring around Pai. The town is surrounded by the scenic Huai Nam Dang National Park, which stretches to the Burmese border to the north and west. Enjoy a visit to the largest cave in southeast Asia with its magnificent stalagmites and stalactites. Take the opportunity to visit some beautiful waterfalls, gorges and mountain trails.

    Day 6

    Chiang Dao (150 km, 60% off road)

    Another great day’s off roading, through Huai Nam to Chiang Dao. Today provides a choice of routes, all with great riding and beautiful scenery. For example, the mountain trails of Doi Chiang Dao.

    Day 7

    Chiang Dao – Chiang Mai (200 km road with optional off-road loops if time permits).

    Your last day is another good day’s riding, with several possible routes back to Chiang Mai, depending on your wishes and the weather. The riding follows the Ping and Taeng river valleys with their wooded banks and waterfalls. You arrive back in Chiang Mai in the early afternoon, in time for flights to Bangkok that evening. Or if you want to stay, there’s time for sightseeing, bargain hunting or just relaxing by the pool. We look forward to welcoming you on another exciting motorcycle tour soon!

    Total Distance c. 800 km

  • Dragons Tail Enduro Tour
    Dates Rider Passenger Single room supplement
    04 - 10 November 2019 £1,195 £795 £125
    18 - 24 November 2019 £1,195 £795 £125
    02 - 08 December 2019 £1,195 £795 £125
    13 - 19 January 2020 £1,195 £795 £125
    17 - 23 February 2020 £1,195 £795 £125
    03 - 09 March 2020 £1,195 £795 £125
    03 - 09 November 2020 £1,195 £795 £125
    17 - 23 November 2020 £1,195 £795 £125
    01 - 07 December 2020 £1,195 £795 £125
    Extra Nights £35 £35 £30
  • What's Included & What's Not
    Price Includes Price Excludes
    6-nights bed & breakfast accommodation
    6 days motorcycle hire (Honda CRF250 or Kawasaki KDX250)
    Fuel
    Lunch including soft drinks
    National park entry fees
    Airport and local transfers
    4WD support vehicle
    English speaking tour guide and local support team
    Motorcycle insurance excess €100 (c. £90, payable locally)
    Meals not stated above
    Personal items and expenses
    Additional activities
    Riding gear
    Travel Insurance, available through H-C Travel or www.bikerstravelinsurance.co.uk
    Flights, stopovers and additional accommodation which can be arranged through H-C Travel

  • Walter Fenske, was born in Germany in 1957. He trained as a mechanic and ran his own garage, and first came to Thailand in 1988 for a holiday. Walter fell in love with the place and became a resident in 1989. In the same year he founded a motorcycle garage in Chiang Mai together with his friend “Joe” Sauerborn, which also offered motorcycle rentals.
    In 1994 Walter founded the oldest legally registered motorcycle tour company in Northern Thailand, and in 1995 H-C Travel teamed up with Walter to offer British riders the opportunity to discover the off-road delights of Northern Thailand.
    Walter married Joang in 2001 and, in between looking after their pot–bellied pigs, she manages the business day to day. They are both committed to making your time in Thailand fun, safe, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable. We know you won’t be disappointed!

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