From the Mountains to the Sea, this 13-day Crossing Thailand Motorcycle Tour gives you a great experience of all the best Thailand has to offer. From the North to the South. Starting in Chiang Mai and end on Phuket Island.
From Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North” we ride to the remote province of Uttaradit, insight into the Land of Smile. Pass the unique highland vast panoramic view, continue on back roads passing through lush green rice fields to the World Heritage Site of Sukhothai. Discover the Ho Chi Minh House in Phichit and stay in Nakhon Sawan, insight into the Land of Smile – the real & authentic Thailand. Explore the hidden Erawan National Park and visit the famous River Kwai Bridge in Kanchanaburi. Enjoy the beach and nightlife in the famous Hua Hin. Stay at the unseen and forgotten fisher town of Ranong. Take a speed boat on the Myanmar Sea and visit the stunning and breathtaking Cocks Comp Island – the Emerald Heart Of Myanmar, former Burma (no visa necessary). Ride on dream roads along the Andaman Sea with unique panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Relax on the boat and enjoy the best moment of Krabi island hopping. Visit the mountainous scenery of stunning Phang-Nga National Park and ride to the world´s finest beach destination Phuket; with fine white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas, and lively towns.
An unforgettable riding experience as we pass through natural, historical, traditional, and cultural attractions. Start your adventure today and please feel free to contact us anytime if you have more tour questions. Looking forward to hearing from you.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Hotel Amora Tapae Chiang Mai / Hotel Baan Pron Phateep Phuket|
|DEPARTURE TIME||The tour will start at 8.30 am. Please be informed, that you arrived at least one day before the tour start in Chiang Mai. We recommend two days before the tour start to acclimate and avoid jet lag.|
|RETURN TIME||The tour will finish at 3/4 pm in Phuket, so if you like to fly back the same day to Bangkok or your final destination, you can catch easily any flight from Phuket after 7 pm.|
|GEAR||We recommend bringing your gear to be the most comfortable. BUT we also offer helmets, jackets, gloves, and knee guards (European high-quality brands in many different sizes). Please be informed, that we do not offer boots and trousers due to hygienic reasons.|
Please be informed, that our tours are all-inclusive. So you can completely focus on your holiday, the adventure, the riding, and amazing Thailand. There are no hidden costs or other surprises – our tour prices are final. All is paid. Come ride with us – the real deal!
Chiang Mai – Uttaradit – Sukhothai – Phichit – Nakhon Sawan – Erawan National Park – Kanchanaburi – Hua Hin – Prachuap Khiri Khan – Chumphon – Ranong – Krabi – Phuket
(Distance: about 2.600 km / 1.600 miles)
Day 1. Chiang Mai – Uttaradit (268 km.)
Get familiar with the bikes by heading south of Chiang Mai. You will ride on a windy mountain road to Khun Tan, the highest train station in Thailand with the longest tunnel (1,300 meters). Then we continue on the highway passing through rice fields until we reach charming Uttaradit. It is a small city near Lampang and a few kilometers away from Denchai. Very few tourists come here to visit the area, but Uttaradit city and its surroundings worth coming to. If you want to see authentic Thailand, the one not many tourists see, you definitely have to come here. Later you enjoy the beautiful accommodation.
Day 2. Uttaradit – Sukhothai (89 km.)
After breakfast, we leave Uttaradit riding again on backroads and passing through massive rice fields until we reach Sukhothai. A short day of riding gives us plenty of time to discover one of the highlights of this amazing motorcycle tour: the Ancient Sukhothai Historical Park, designated world heritage site number 574 on 12 December 1991 by UNESCO, and enjoy the amazing sunset in the old ruins. A magical and memorable scene. Later you arrive at the guest house, where you enjoy the charming classic wooden Thai accommodation with a swimming pool.
Day 3. Sukhothai – Phichit - Nakhon Sawan (240 km.)
After breakfast, we leave Sukhothai riding south to Phichit, a Land of Legends and Crocodiles! According to local folklore, there was once a huge crocodile ruler who lived in a cave. It is said that upon entering the cave, all crocodiles took on a human form. Chalayan was an aggressive and power-hungry leader with a hunger for human esh. Two sisters went to the canal to play, and Chalawan fell in love with one, kidnapping her and carting her off to his cave. In his lair, Chalawan appeared to the girl in his human form, but she resisted his advances. The girl’s father was devastated and offered a large reward for anyone able to rescue his daughter and kill the fearsome crocodile king. The story tells of a skilled man, Krai Thong, who traveled to Phichit from a far-away province, determined to defeat the monstrous crocodile. He fought the beast in the water, then followed the wounded crocodile into his cave, and they fought again, with Chalawan then in human form. Krai Thong was victorious, killing Chalawan and saving the young lady. He became a local hero. Because of the local stories, there are many crocodile references throughout Phichit today.
We will visit here of course the Ho Chi Minh house, where the Vietnamese Revolution leader was living in exile for 6 years.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant at the Bueng Si Fai lake, one of Thailand´s largest lakes, where still wild crocodiles live inside.
After lunch, we will continue our journey to Thailand’s province of Nakhon Sawan, which is close to where the Central and Northern Regions meet. It sees relatively few visitors but is well worth to stopover.
Day 4. Nakhon Sawan – Erawan National Park (313 km.)
First stop, we visited Wat Tha Sung, Uthai Thani, which was built in 1320 A.D. and now became a very important temple in the Central part of Thailand. Next stop, we went to the unseen teak wood temple, in the middle of castle rock mountain surrounded. (Wat Tham Khao Wong) Then use hidden back roads and a ferry to Erawan National park, quick stop up the viewpoint of Sri Nakarin Dam. Reach to target before sunset.
Day 5. Erawan National Park - Kanchanaburi (222 km.)
Sightseeing day with 200 km ride. From Erawan National park to Kanchanaburi city, we will visit Sai Yok Yai waterfall at the first stop. Then ride to Hellfire pass, will do a bit of trekking trail. Continue to Tham Krasae for the death railway passing. Easy ride to Mallika town, an 100 years ago model town of Thailand. Reach to Kanchanaburi city and a quick stop to paid respect at the war cemetery. Lots of things to see here, for example, the famous WW2 memorial bridge, well known in the movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai”.
Day 6. Kanchanaburi - Hua Hin (296 km.)
After breakfast, in the morning we will ride to the Giant Monkey Pod Tree. Then a transfer ride to Kaeng Krachan Motorcycle Race Circuit. Continue ride through Kaeng Krachan Dam crest and national park. Lunch at the dam. Now we are in the southern part of Thailand. Avoid the main highway and use the back road via Khao Samroiyod to reach Hua Hin. Stay overnight at Hua Hin beach. Very good and fresh seafood dinner will wait for us. Later we discover the famous Hua Hin night market and its nightlife.
Day 7. Rest Day in Hua Hin
A day of leisure. Today we’re doing nothing at all. Relaxing by the pool or shopping in the town. Optionally you can, of course, discover the historical and cultural sites of Hua Hin by bicycles.
(Laundry service available).
Day 8. Hua Hin - Prachuap Khiri Khan – Chumphon (324 km.)
Easy day, we will explore scenic routes along the coastline of the Gulf of Thailand. Ride to the Thamthong and Bangberd beach and continue to the fishery harbor pier. Then ride again on dream roads via different beaches, Baan Krud, Bo Mao, and Tungwualaen until to Chumphon city. We also will stop at Dinsor uphill viewpoint before we reach Chumphon city. And of course not forgot to visit the Nong Yai Development Project before we arrive at the hotel for a perfect sunset. Stayed overnight in Chumphon directly at the beach.
Day 9. Chumphon - Ranong (198 km.)
Today we will cross from the Gulf of Thailand to the Indian Ocean, the Andaman Sea. Many places to see along this route. First stop, Wat Suwankhiri the Myanmar temple on the hilltop. Then we ride to Kho Kot Kra or Kra Isthmus, it´s Asia´s narrowest point. Take a coffee break for hand-roasted coffee at Kong Valley. Stop for lunch with local people before we went up to the famous Khao Fahchi viewpoint with breathtaking views over the bay. Then continue our ride to Ranong Pier at the border to Myanmar. Stayed in the middle of the city where will explore casual life and local markets.
Day 10. Rest Day in Ranong
A day of leisure. Today we’re doing nothing at all. Relaxing by the pool or shopping in the town. You can, of course, discover the historical and cultural sites of Ranong.
Optional we highly recommend the hottest program in Ranong that you shouldn’t miss: travel to the Cock’s Comb Island, also nicknamed “Emerald Heart Island” for its lagoon resembling a heart. Our van picks up at your hotel in Ranong city at around 8 am. Then we take you to proceed a border pass before heading to Kawthaung, the southernmost part of Myanmar. Afterward, we journey to the Myanmar Sea with snacks and drinks served along the way. It doesn’t take long to arrive at the Cock’s Comb Island. We cruise through a cave and enter the lagoon to see coral reefs, sea anemones, fish, and coralline algae. Then we take a lunch break on Tafook Island, another island with powdery white sand beach. The next destination is Zadetkyi Island, a major island with the longest line of abundant coral reefs. You’ll be surprised you can find several species of sea anemones and rare coral reefs there. Then we return to the five-star Grand Andaman Hotel to have an all-you-can-eat dinner. We guarantee the special, delicious dishes will impress you. The hotel also provides other activities such as games and duty-free stores. We return to Ranong at around 7 pm and our car will drop everyone off back at our hotel safely.
Note: This program is available every from October 15 through May 15. The activity is suspended from May 16 through October 14 every year due to the national park’s closure.
(Laundry service available)
Day 11. Ranong - Krabi (320 km.)
Awesome ride today from Ranong to Ao Nang, Krabi. In the morning, we will stop at the “Grass Hill´s” for photo shooting. The area looks like a Swiss alpine. Then long curvy highway speed ride to a lovely coffee shop at Baan Rai Ai Aroon. Then ride a more curvy road to Takuapa old city, Phang-nga. Lovely lunch cooked and served by old ladies. Then we will ride up the mountain twisty route to Nang Hong viewpoint. Then downhill via backroads to Ao Nang, Krabi. We will stay two nights here and explore this beautiful piece of Earth.
Day 12. Rest Day in Krabi
One of the tour highlights will be today the Krabi Island Hopping. This one of the most popular things to do amongst travelers in Southern Thailand. Enjoy a full-day tour by hopping around the beautiful significant islands by speedboat. Visit the islands of Koh Poda, Chicken Island, Tup Island, and Phranang Cave Beach. Take some time to swim and snorkel in beautiful and relaxing places.
Our van picks you up at the hotel at around 7 am and sends you to the pier. Enjoy a 20-minute speedboat ride to Phranang Cave which will be the first stop. Visit Phranang Cave, a very famous cave known as the house of a princess spirit who is respected and worshiped by the local people. Continue to Chicken Island where there is a distinctive rock formation that looks like a chicken. This is an excellent snorkeling spot with marine life that will amaze you. After relaxing here, enjoy your included lunch box.
Journey to Tup Island one of Thailand’s unseen highlights, situated along Koh Dam Khwan. As the tide recedes the white sand and limestone beach will begin to appear and connect the two islands at low tide.
Afterward, visit the last stop, Poda Island. A lovely white and sandy beach that is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling. Enjoy great underwater adventures, exploring colorful corals and reef fish. After the long joyful day, journey back to the pier around 3 pm before driving backing to the hotel.
(Laundry service available)
Day 13. Krabi – Phuket (216 km.)
Last tour day from Ao Nang, Krabi to Phuket. Easy ride via the back road to Phangan Bay. From there we will take a boat trip to Khao Pingkan or the well-known name “James Bond Island”, continue our cruise to Kho Panyee, notable for being built on stilts by Malay fishermen. The population consists of 360 families or 1,685 people descended from two seafaring Muslim families from Java. We will visit the famous floating football field, the island mosque, school and lifestyle of people here, it´s very interesting. Lunch of course here on the island. Then head back to the mainland and ride to the stunning Ao Tho Li viewpoint. Reached Phuket perfect time for sunset and an ice-cold beer.
Tour Highlights: Chiang Mai (the “Rose of the North”); unseen Uttaradit; World Heritage Site of Sukhothai; Phichit (Ho Chi Minh House); Nakhon Sawan (insight into the Land of Smile – the real & authentic Thailand); Erawan National Park; Death Railway; Bridge of River Kwai in Kanchanaburi; famous beach town of Hua Hin, charming Prachuap Khiri Khan; unseen Chumphon, hidden fisher town of Ranong; Cocks Comb Island – the Emerald Heart of Myanmar; Dream roads along the coastline of the Indian Ocean (Andaman Sea); Boat Trip and island hopping in Krabi; Phang-Nga National Park; world´s finest beach destination Phuket; with fine white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas, and lively towns
Day 1. Chiang Mai – Uttaradit (268 km.)
Day 2. Uttaradit – Sukhothai (89 km)
Day 3. Sukhothai – Phichit – Nakhon Sawan (240 km)
Day 4. Nakhon Sawan – Erawan National Park (313 km)
Day 5. Erawan National Park – Kanchanaburi (222 km)
Day 6. Kanchanaburi – Hua Hin (296 km)
Day 7. Rest day in Hua Hin
Day 8. Hua Hin – Prachuap Khiri Khan – Chumphon (117 km) Part 1/2
Day 8. Hua Hin – Prachuap Khiri Khan – Chumphon (207 km) Part 2/2
Day 9. Chumphon – Ranong (198 km)
Day 10. Rest day in Ranong
Day 11. Ranong – Krabi (320 km)
Day 12. Rest day in Krabi
Day 13. Krabi – Phuket (216 km)
2021 Tour Starts
| 11. January | 08. February | 08. March | 26. April | 24. May | 21. June | 19. July | 16. August | 13. September | 18. October | 15. November | 13. December |
2022 Tour Starts
| 10. January | 07. February | 21. March | 25. April | 23. May | 20. June | 18. July | 15. August | 12. September | 17. October | 14. November | 12. December |
2023 Tour Starts
| 09. January | 06. February | 20. March | 24. April | 22. May | 19. June | 17. July | 14. August | 11. September | 16. October | 13. November | 11. December |