Towards the Sun 10 Day Ride in Thailand

Embark with us on a unique 10-day motorcycle journey of discovery. Towards the Sun takes you through fantastic landscapes: visit waterfalls, hot springs, elephant camps and an orchid farm. Stay in beautiful bungalows and hotels and discover the fantastic cuisine of Thailand. TOTAL DISTANCE: c. 1700KM

Map of Towards the Sun 10 Day Ride in Thailand


— Explore the wonders of the Golden Triangle
— Enjoy the boat trip on the Mekong Delta
— Visit an enchanting limestone cave
— Discover fascinating night markets

  • Day 1

    Chiang Mai

    Depending on your arrival time you will have time to relax and explore the city before this evenings welcome dinner and a visit to the night bazaar.

    Day 2

    Chiang Mai – Khun Yuam 

    Head out into the mountains, stopping at an elephant camp on the river, then a tribal village before lunch. Next stop is Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain at 2565 metres. On a clear day the view is spectacular. Head back down descending 2000m in less than 30km on a steep winding road to our overnight stop in Khun Yuam.

    Day 3

    Khun Yuam – Pai 

    After breakfast get back on your bike for a day of pure riding pleasure. Visit the village of Karen before continuing to a captivating stalactite cave. Reaching Pai in the late afternoon, offering time to explore the town.

    Day 4

    Pai – Tha Ton 

    Today, continue on a breath-taking route through the mountains of northern Thailand, the next 100km has more than 750 curves. From Chiang Dao travel along small roads, high up in the mountains adjacent to the border with Myanmar, to the mountain of Doi Ankang. Here you can visit a royal project where exotic fruit and vegetables are grown. Finish today on a steep decent down to the small town of Tha Ton.

    Day 5

    Tha Ton – Mae Sai 

    Experience a very curvy ride on small paved roads today as you ride alongside the Myanmar border. Stop at the fascinating Doi Mae Salong, a small Chinese village which is dominated in Chinese products and an unusual sight to see in northern Thailand. Continue your ride to the town of Mae Sai, which offers the opportunity to cross, on foot, into Myanmar to visit a local market.

    Day 6

    Mae Sai – Chiang Rai 

    After breakfast get back on your bike for a short journey to the Golden Triangle, formerly a notorious area due to the production of Opium. Catch a speedboat ride on the Mekong river to a small island, that belongs to Laos, and visit a local market. Visit the opium museum before the final journey, on good road, to Chiang Rai.

    Day 7

    Chiang Rai – Nan 

    A morning visit to the White Temple before riding one of the top 10 motorcycle roads in the world with great mountain views, little traffic and highlighting what Thailand has to offer. The overnight stop is Nan a town that has changed very little in the last 20 years.

    Day 8

    Nan – Phayao

    Another terrific riding day, surrounded by stunning landscape and lush green rice fields, before a stay in a beautiful resort at the foot of the third highest mountain in Thailand. Take a boat trip to a Buddha Island where you can get a little more familiar with Buddhist rituals.

    Day 9

    Phayao – Chiang Mai 

    After a few kilometres make a stop at a beautiful waterfall before the journey back to Chiang Mai via some winding roads. Relax by the pool, or get some final shopping done before this evenings farewell dinner.

    Day 10

    Chiang Mai

    Time to say farewell. You will be transferred back to the airport with great memories of this beautiful country.

  • Our motorcycles on this tour:

    Honda CB500X

    Suzuki V-Strom 650

    Honda Africa Twin CRF1000

    BMW F800GS

  • Towards the Sun
    Dates Rider Honda CB 500X Rider Suzuki Vstrom 650 Rider Honda Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000 Rider BMW 800GS Passenger Single room supplement
    13 - 22 January 2020 £1,895 £2,020 £2,320 £2,420 £1,125 £205
    09 - 18 March 2020 £1,895 £2,020 £2,320 £2,420 £1,125 £205
    26 October - 04 November 2020 £2,175 £2,305 £2,700 £2,840 £1,295 £245
    13 - 22 December 2020 £2,175 £2,305 £2,700 £2,840 £1,295 £245
    25 January - 03 February 2021 £2,175 £2,305 £2,700 £2,840 £1,295 £245
  • What's Included & What's Not
    Price Includes Price Excludes
    9-nights bed & breakfast accommodation
    9 days motorcycle hire
    Lunch including soft drinks
    Airport and local transfers
    Support vehicle for tours with 4 or more riders
    English speaking tour guide and local support team
    Entrance fees
    Myanmar Visa approx. $10
    Meals not stated above
    Personal items and expenses
    Additional activities
    Riding gear
    Travel Insurance, available through H-C travel or
    Flights, stopovers and additional accommodation which can be arranged through H-C Travel
  • Karl-Heinz (Charlie) Blechschmidt

    Karl-Heinz was born in Germany and before he started work in Asia he travelled all over Europe and North Africa by motorcycle. Some years ago he took his first motorbike tour around south-east Asia and so fell in love with the countryside and the nature in this part of the world that he decided to share his wonderful adventure with other people. He married in 2015 and is now happily settled in northern Thailand.

    Come with us and discover this part of the world, enjoying the nature and culture on beautiful roads by motorbike.

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