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Thailand

Twist & Turns in Thailand Land of Smiles Motorcycle Tour

Come ride with us in this ‘land of smiles’. Gain a fascinating insight into the culture, landscape and people of Thailand. Drive on scenic roads such as the Mae Hong Son Loop, a famous curvy route! Get to know the culture of Karen (Long Neck), an ethnic minority living in the mountains of Northern Thailand. Visit the famous White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) and explore the largest stalactite cave in Southeast Asia. Enjoy the lush and mountainous landscapes of Northern Thailand with its splendid waterfalls. This is an unforgettable riding experience and a great tour to combine with a week on a beach!

Map showing Twist and Turns in Thailand motorcycle adventure

Highlights

— Doi Inthanon National Park
— Mae Hong Son Loop winding scenic route
— Visit Karen hilltribe villages with their unique culture
— Explore the largest stalactite cave in Southeast Asia
— Beautiful Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)
— Optional elephant camp visit
— Breathtaking rivers, lakes and waterfalls

  • Day 1

    Chiang Mai

    We pick you up at the airport and transfer you to our tour hotel in the heart of Chiang Mai, a historic Buddhist centre. Depending on your arrival time you can go sightseeing, exploring some of the myriad of temples or just relax in the hotel. This evening we will have dinner in a riverside restaurant, and then we will pay a visit to the famous night market.

    Day 2

    Chiang Mai – Khun Yuam (260km)

    After we have collected our motorcycles this morning we’ll head towards Doi Inthanon National Park. Doi Inthanon is Thailand’s highest mountain at 2565m! Our first stop will be at an elephant camp which is reached via a suspension bridge over a small river. We will then follow narrow winding roads to a spectacular waterfall where will stop for lunch. We spend the afternoon on exciting roads, winding towards the hillside market town of Khun Yuam, for our overnight stop.

    Day 3

    Khun Yuam – Pai (240km)

    Today is pure riding pleasure as we ride the Mae Hong Son Loop with its 1864 curves. There is also plenty to see on our route. We will visit the small village of Karen (Long Neck) as well as the largest stalactite cave in South East Asia! Reaching our overnight stop in Pai in the late afternoon, gives us time to explore. Discover some interesting delicacies at the night market.

    Day 4

    Pai – Chiang Doa (160km)

    After breakfast we continue our breath-taking route through the mountains of Northern Thailand. Enjoy more than 750 bends over the next 100km and all on good roads. Once we leave the mountains the roads narrow as we head into beautiful jungle landscape, and our lunch stop. We continue heading for our overnight in Chiang Dao. This is your opportunity to visit hot springs and go swimming in the warm water or just relax by the pool before dinner

    Day 5

    Chiang Dao – Phayao (290km)

    Another fantastic ride today! We will take a small road up into the mountains and ride along the border with Myanmar to Doi Ankang. Admire the beautiful mountain view before arriving at one of the Thai royal family’s development projects. Here we shall stop for lunch. Our ride continues to Chiang Rai where you can visit the exotic Rat Rong Khun or White Temple. We then continue on a good road to Phayao where our overnight stop is right on the shimmering silvery lake.

    Day 6

    Phayao – Chiang Mai (160km)

    Our last riding day today as we head back towards Chiang Mai. We make the most of our ride, enjoying the windy roads and a stop at a beautiful waterfall along the way. In Chang Mai spend some time exploring, having a massage or just relax by the pool before this evening’s farewell dinner.

    Day 7

    Chiang Mai 

    We will transfer you back to the airport in time for your flight home. Until the next time, savour your memories of Twists & Turns in Thailand motorcycle tour.  We hope you enjoyed riding in the ‘land of smiles’!

    Total Distance c. 1110 km

  • Our motorcycles on this tour:

    Honda CB500X

    Suzuki V-Strom 650

    Honda Africa Twin CRF1000

    BMW F800GS

  • Prices 

    Twist & Turns in Thailand Land of Smiles
    Dates Rider Honda CB 500X Rider Suzuki Vstrom 650 Rider Honda Honda Africa Twin CRF 1000 Rider BMW 800GS Passenger Single room supplement
    18 - 24 Nov 2019 £1,375 £1,450 £1,650 £1,720 £795 £125
    16 - 22 Dec 2019 £1,375 £1,450 £1,650 £1,720 £795 £125
    24 Feb - 01 Mar 2020 £1,375 £1,450 £1,650 £1,720 £795 £125
    06 - 12 Apr 2020 £1,375 £1,450 £1,650 £1,720 £795 £125
    08 - 14 Nov 2020 £1,775 £1,850 £2,050 £2,120 £1,045 £175
    30 Nov - 06 Dec 2020 £1,775 £1,850 £2,050 £2,120 £1,045 £175
    11 - 17 Jan 2021 £1,775 £1,850 £2,050 £2,120 £1,045 £175
    22 - 28 Feb 2021 £1,775 £1,850 £2,050 £2,120 £1,045 £175
    08 - 14 Mar 2021 £1,775 £1,850 £2,050 £2,120 £1,045 £175
  • What's Included & What's Not
    Price Includes Price Excludes
    6 nights accommodation including breakfast
    Motorcycle hire
    Fuel
    Lunch including soft drinks
    Airport transfers
    Support vehicle for tours with 4 or more riders
    All entrance fees to national Parks, boat trips, temples, museums and elephant camps
    English speaking tour guide and local support team
    Meals not stated above
    Personal items and expenses
    Additional activities
    Riding gear
    Travel Insurance (available through H-C Travel or at www.bikerstravelinsurance.co.uk
    Flights, stopovers and additional accommodation which can be arranged through H-C Travel

  • Karl-Heinz (Charlie) Blechschmidt,
    Before he started work in Asia, Karl-Heinz 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.

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