7 Best Motorcycle Riding Routes in Thailand
Motorcyclist in Thailand

Thailand is one of the most desirable countries for tourists coming out of the pandemic.

It’s expected that 2023 will see over 25 million visitors in Thailand. Whether you’re looking to lounge on its countless beaches, explore the world-class cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, or take to the roads on a motorcycle, there’s no shortage of natural beauty and culture in this amazing country.

Today, we’re going to tell you the 7 best motorcycle riding routes in Thailand. Believe it or not, Thailand motorcycle routes are some of the best in the world, so keep reading and we’ll give you all of the top motorcycle riding paths to enjoy.

1. Doi Inthanon

Our motorcycle adventures range from single-day trips to weeks-long trips that take you everywhere. The first one we’ll discuss is the Doi Inthanon, which is a single-day, 230km trip.

We’ll start the trip in Chiang Mai, then ride south to the national park. The trip takes you through winding mountain paths to the highest peak in Thailand, at over 2,500 meters above sea level.

2. Nan Loop

The Nan Loop takes you through some of Thailand’s most ancient sites. This 3-day ride is over 800km and puts you on the famous R1148, which is ranked as one of the top 10 motorcycle roads in the world.

3. Mae Hong Son Loop

For a fantastic 3-day trip, the Mae Hong Son Loop gives you a full tour of Thailand’s mountainous provinces. You’ll avoid any semblance of city traffic while riding along the Myanmar border with perfect tarmac motorcycle riding paths and panoramic views of the high mountain scenery.

4. Magical Golden Triangle

Visiting the Golden Triangle, you’ll get to see where Thailand, Laos, and Burma meet at the Mekong River. Along the way, you’ll get to take in the mountains of Doi Mae Salong, Doi Tung Royal Villa, and Phayao.

5. Bo Klua Loop

Bo Klua is a small village in the Nan province that houses ancient salt wells. The route around Bo Klua takes you through a mountainous region with plenty of sweeping curves with ups and downs.

It’s an exciting road to ride on, but the highland scenery is about as breathtaking as you’ll see in Thailand.

6. Hidden Western Route (Pai Loop)

The Hidden Western Route takes you northwest from Chiang Mai to Pai on Routes 1349 & 1265 via Ban Wat Chan. This takes you through even more stunning mountain scenery and countless tiny villages along the way.

Pai Canyon is a great place to stop and take in the peaks and valleys in the area. While you’re there, you can also relax and enjoy the Pai hot springs before getting back on your bike and continuing the journey.

7. Khao Sok National Park Road

Khao Sok National Park is home to one of the oldest evergreen forests in the world. There, you’ll see limestone mountains, hundreds of floral species, wild elephants, and other gorgeous wildlife that you can’t see anywhere else in the world.

Seeing these natural wonders via motorcycle is the best way, allowing you to get up close and personal with nature and wildlife.

Book Your Thailand Motorcycle Trip With Big Bike Tours

These are 7 of the best motorcycle rides you could possibly take through the great country of Thailand. If you’re going to everything the Land of Smile has to offer, booking your Thailand motorcycle trip through Big Bike Tours is your best option.

We give our guests the finest guided motorcycle tours in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Tibet. You can see all of our amazing adventures here, so book yours today and see Thailand in style.


Stanley manstan
Good day, I will be in Thailand from December 27 through to February 5. I plan on riding extensively throughout Thailand.

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