This excursion will take you to the most beautiful countryside of Northern Thailand. We know what you want: great roads, no traffic, no speed cams, and stunning scenery. The “True Bikers Paradise” tour can deliver all that and more. Ride the famous highway No. 1148, ranked as one of the top 10 best riding roads all over the world. This amazing motorcycle road takes us through fabulous mountain scenery to Nan. Ride along with the unique panorama of the border between Laos and Thailand. Cross the Sirikit dam reservoir on a wooden ferry and discover charming Phrae and amazing Phayao. Visit the mountainous scenery of stunning Doi Angkhang (Thailand´s “Shangri-La”). You will have unique sightseeing, mostly unseen in Northern Thailand. We run this tour only twice a month. Places are limited and in high demand, because we limit our tours to a maximum of 10 riders. Small groups are safer and friendlier. Ride with us, the true biker’s paradise!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Hotel Amora Tapae Chiang Mai|
|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 about 4/5 pm back in Chiang Mai, so if you like to fly back the same day to Bangkok or the beach, you can catch easily any flight from Chiang Mai after 6 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 fully 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 – Nan – Sirikit Dam – Phrae – Phayao – Doi Angkhang – Chiang Mai
(Distance: 1,390 km.)
Day 1. Chiang Mai – Nan (373 km.)
Familiarize yourself with the bike while heading north of Chiang Mai. You will ride on the windy mountain road to Than Tong waterfall and Mae Kachan hot spring. Continue on true bikers paradise roads until you reach Phayao. Overview from top of the hill Phayao lake (Kwan Phayao) one of the largest lakes in Northern Thailand. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Ride the exhilarating, mountainous highway No. 1148 to Nan, ranked in the Top 10 as one of the most fun biking roads to be found anywhere in the world. 120 km. of up and down curves through the impressive mountains providing you with pure riding pleasure. Visit Wat Phra That Khao Noi (Nan hilltop scenic temple) before relaxing in your lovely accommodation and jump in the swimming pool.
Day 2. Nan – Phrae (281 km.)
After breakfast, we leave Nan riding through winding mountainous roads. We then take the motorbikes on a wooden ferry across the Sirikit Dam reservoir. Sirikit Dam is the largest earth dam in Thailand. It´s used for irrigation, fisheries, flood control and as well as hydro-electric power generation. Lunch is served at Sirikit Dam. Then we continue on the highway passing through rice fields until we reach charming Phrae. It is a small city near Lampang and a few kilometers away from Denchai. Very few tourists come here to visit the area, but Phrae city and its surroundings worth to come. 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 with a swimming pool.
Day 3. Phrae – Phayao (275 km.)
After breakfast, leaving Phrae to unseen Phayao. Ride along fantastic mountainous roads. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Then we cruise along the highway R1035 through farming areas to Phayao. Discover Kwan Phayao Lake, which is one of the biggest lakes in Thailand. It covers an area of 12,831 rai (21 km²) at an elevation of 380 m. The lake has a mean depth of 2 m. Forty-eight species of fish are recorded for the lake, most dominant are the artificially introduced Nile Tilapia and the Climbing Perch. The lake was created in 1939 to improve irrigation in the area. It was added to the list of 61 most important wetlands on the 1st of August 2000. There are currently plans to restore the ancient temple Wat Tilok Aram dating back to the end of the 15th century, which was submerged during the construction of the lake. The town of Phayao at the southeast corner of the lake. Then we arrive and relax at the charming accommodation.
Day 4. Phayao – Doi Angkhang (229 km.)
After breakfast, we ride on one of the best roads to discover Thailand´s “Shangri-La”. Visit Ang Khang Royal Agricultural Station. The agricultural station researches and cultivates temperate climate fruits, flowers, and vegetables. At present, the station has more than 12 species of temperate fruits such as raspberries, peaches, plums, kiwis, and strawberries, and more than 60 species of vegetables such as carrots, Brussels sprouts, and peas, and more than 50 species of temperate flowers such as carnations and roses. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Doi Angkhang is a district over 1,000 meters above sea level: Often with a misty, 360-degree panoramic view and refreshing weather the entire year (18 – 25 Celsius degree). Later you will enjoy and relax in your peaceful accommodation.
Day 5. Doi Angkhang – Chiang Mai (232 km.)
After breakfast, we leave Doi Angkhang and riding on windy and tiny mountain roads along the Myanmar border (former Burma) through the stunning scenery of the Doi Angkhang mountain range. It is part of the Daen Lao Range that straddles both sides of the Burmese-Thai border. Ride along fantastic mountainous roads to visit Mae Ngat Samboon Chon Dam. Lunch is served at the dam restaurant. We continue riding, passing through national parks and farming areas. Visit a local market, stopping for refreshment, before heading back to Chiang Mai.
Tour Highlights: Mae Kachan hot spring; Than Tong waterfall; highway No. 1148, ranked as one of the top 10 world`s best biking roads; charming Nan; crossing Sirikit dam reservoir on a wooden ferry; unseen Phrae and Phayao lake (Kwan Phayao); Doi Angkang – Thailand´s “Shangri-La”
Day 1. Chiang Mai -- Nan (373 km.)
Day 2. Nan – Phrae (281 km.)
Day 3. Phrae – Phayao (275 km.)
Day 4. Phayao – Doi Angkhan (229 km.)
Day 5. Doi Angkhan – Chiang Mai (232 km.)
2020 Tour Starts
| 07. January | 18. January | 01. February | 15. February | 29. February | 14. March | 28. March | 25. April | 09. May | 23. May | 06. June | 20. June | 04. July | 18. July | 01. August | 15. August | 29. August | 10. October | 24. October | 07. November | 21. November | 05. December | 19. December |
2021 Tour Starts
| 09. January | 23. January | 06. February | 20. February | 06. March | 20. March | 03. April | 24. April | 08. May | 22. May | 05. June | 19. June | 03. July | 17. July | 31. July | 14. August | 28. August | 16. October | 30. October | 13. November | 27. November | 11. December | 25. December |