“Explore Thailand” from the jungle to the beach

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€ 5,195 using a BMW F800 GS
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12 day adventure
9 day riding
Explore exotic Thailand from north to south
 

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Introduction

ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND TRULY UNIQUE OVER 3,000 KM MOTORCYCLE DISCOVERY JOURNEYS 

Our journey through Thailand starts in the high north in Chiang Mai, famous for the dense lush rain forests, mountains and breathtaking biking roads.We travel to the most remote areas of the country and see fascinating hill tribes along the Myanmar border. We visit both the Paduang tribe known for the distinctive brass rings worn around their necks and the colorful Karen hill tribe  who still live in wooden stilt houses with leaves for roofs. These remote areas are only accessible by 4×4 or our adventure motorbike. Travelling the length of the country we end our ride in the vicinity of the idyllic paradise island of Phuket, fringed with palm trees, warm blue waters and white sand beaches.The north and south, which are the same distance as London and Morocco, are like two different countries.

Daily we will travel through stunning scenery, navigating rarely traveled mountain passes,drive through river crossings, dense rain forests full of wild elephants, tigers and bears. We swim in crystal clear warm blue seas,see cascading waterfalls, traverse along huge river ways, cross rolling plains tendered by farmers and their water buffalo ´s , long eared cattle and rice paddy fields.

You will ride through and past hundreds of Thai villages,cities, markets,seeing the real and fascinating events of daily Thai life. We´ll see the great temples and Buddhist history found in Sukhothai, Thailand´s ancient capital. We´ll visit the Death Railway memorial in the vicinity of  in Kanchanaburi, build by the POW. We traverse along the banks of the river Kwai and walk the famous bridge of film fame.

Our tour will give you lasting memories of this beautiful country.  Come and have time of your life.

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Itinerary

Day 1. (Arrival day in Chiang Mai)

Upon arrival we will meet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel. In the afternoon we do a tour presentation. We will discuss the itinerary, basic group riding rules and about the local riding environment, and answer any question that you may have. In the evening we head downtown for a delicious dinner and who wants, can explore the Night Basar.

Day 2. Chiang Mai – Mai Hong Son

In the morning we start our adventure, leaving Chiang Mai, heading North. We reach Mae Taeng, the beginning of the famous road to Mae Hong Son, having 1864 bends of varying sharpness. We set out for the famously chic town of Pai, where we have lunch. From there we complete the remaining twisties over the mountains to Mae Hong Son. The road then passes through some beautiful mountainous scenery. If time permits we have a little stop at the Fish cave before we reach Mae Hong Son in the afternoon.

Day 3. Mai Hong Son – Mai Siriang 

In the morning we enjoy a pleasant boat ride on Pai River to visit a Karen Long Neck village. The Karen, a tribal minority, historically lived in the hills on the Myanmar side of the border. Some of their women wear heavy brass rings around their necks, forearms, and shins. Afterwards we continue to Mae Sariang. A beautiful road full of wide bends with only little traffic. In Khun Yuam we visit a museum where we learn the story of the  Japanese Army troops , stationed here during the construction of a highway intended to cross Burma to India. In the afternoon we reach Mae Sariang, a small town alongside the Yuam River, where we stay for the night.

Day 4. Mai Siriang – Mai Sot

The early risers should visit the local morning market and give alms to the monks. The idea of the alms giving is for the Buddhist monks a way to make merit and also to earn food for their one meal of a day. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience an ancient Buddhist tradition. After our own breakfast we take the road 1149 to Salawin river, border to Myanmar for a coffee and leg stretcher. We continue in southern direction on Route 105, which runs along the border to Myanmar all the way to Mae Sot. The road is winding and paved passing through many small communities like Ban Sop Ngao, Tha Song Yang and Mae Ramat. On the way we also pass a huge refugees camp where thousands of Burmese live. Today we enjoy a pick nick lunch along the way. In the afternoon we reach Mae Sot. Before dinner we have still time to admire the sunset on the bank of the Yuam River with a well deserved cold drink in your hand.

Day 5. Mai Sot – Sukhothai

The next destination is the splendid Sukhothai. It’s a scenic ride over the mountains to Tak and further to Sukhothai. The historical Sukothai, which has been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, was the first capital of Siam. It was founded by King Ramkhamhaeng. The province’s temples and monuments have been well restored and the park has numerous sites to explore. One of the highlights is Wat Sri Chum – the most enigmatic of Sukhothai’s temples. The “temple of the Bodhi tree” was built in the late 13th century. We will have plenty of time to discover this magnificent site before another delicious dinner.

Day 6. Sukhothai – Kanchanaburi

After breakfast we start our longest riding day. . We will follow the Road Nr. 117, in Nakhon Sawan we take smaller back roads direction Kanchanaburi. We follow the Road 333 to Dan Chang, where we have lunch in a local restaurant. Upon arrival we visit the Bridge on the River Kwai, which is part of the infamous Death Railway, built by the prisoners of the World War II under the supervision of the Japanese Army. The so called Death Railway to Myanmar involved the death of 16,000 war prisoners (POWs). The Bridge, together with the Death Railway, is now regarded as a significant symbol of peace.

Day 7. Kanchanaburi

Today you may spend the day in your hotel and relax at the poolside or enjoy a relaxing massage.

Optional you may visit the famous Jeath Museum of war on the banks of the river Kwai. The museum opened in  1977. It is dedicated to the Allied prisoners of war and Asian laborers who suffered and died at the construction of the “Death railway” and elsewhere in the region during World War II.One of the prisoners was Eric Lomax, who´s story inspired the movie The Railway Man, personalized by Colin Firth.

Day 8. Kanchanaburi – Hua Hin

We continue our journey cruising mainly on back roads to Hua Hin. In Phetchaburi we visit the temples at Phra Nakhon Khiri, located on a hill overlooking the city. The name Phra Nakhon Khiri means Holy City Hill which has three building groups, located on the three peaks of the 92m high hill. . In the afternoon we reach the beach resort town of Hua Hin. In the evening you should not miss a stroll through the famous night market.

Day 9. Hua Hin – Chumphon
                                                                                                                                                                                                      In the morning we visit the Old Railway Station in Hua Hin which is Thailand’s most beautiful train station. The wooden building used to be a royal pavilion in the Sanamchan Palace and and was rebuilt here in 1968.

Today’s ride will follow the Road 4 Gulf – parallel to the Golf of Siam all the way to Chumpon. Lunch along the way in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we reach our hotel and have some time to relax at the beach or the pool.

Day 10. Chumphon -Khao Sok

We turn west and reach the National route 4. We will follow the west coats of Thailand traversing several National park along the route.The road is perfect for motorbikes and traffic is scarce . We will enter into the Khao Sok National Park and in the afternoon we reach the Rajaphrapa Dam. The lake belongs to the Khao Sok National Park and is surrounded by breathtaking views of limestone mountains and more than 200 islands. We park the bikes by the pier and take our luggage for the night. By boat we enjoy the probably most spectacular setting for karst topography in Thailand on the way to our floating hotel. Don’t forget to bring your swim clothes. Yet another most memorable experience.

Day 11. Khao Sok – Phuket

After our adventure in the National park we get back on the bikes and  follow the beautiful road Nr 401. A scenic ride with nice bends and a lush green scenery. After lunch in Khao Lak we finally reach the Andaman Sea and turn left in southern direction to Phuket. We reach our amazing beach hotel in the afternoon. The last day we can relax and enjoy the ocean.

Day 12. Departure

This morning after breakfast your tour ends. We hope you made new friends for life and we will see you again soon on another adventure!!

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Tour Dates

JANUARY 15, 2018

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Whats in Your Package

Included

  • Accommodation in high quality hotels, Riads & Paradors
  • Rental of a BMW motorcycle
  • Motorcycle insurance
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Dinners(apart of rest days)
  • Ferries – when applicable
  • Airport collection and drop off
  • Multilingual Guide on a motorcycle
  • Support vehicle if group of more than 4 motorbikes

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Fuel
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Personal Expenses
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Anything else not listed as included