Ride through Thailand with Ace Tours
There’s nothing like an open road or great trail. Nothing rings truer for motorcycle riders and Ace Tours’ highest aim is to take riders of all styles, backgrounds and abilities through an experience that will stay with them forever. We combine expertise, planning and safety to the highest degree, ensuring you feel the joy of motorcycle touring in Thailand.
Based out of Chiang Mai, Ace Tours Thailand offers scrupulously planned tours both on and off-road operating under a Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) License. Countless riders have taken to this Southeast Asian country’s tarmac and dirt and discovered not only how incredible the experience is, but also how beautiful the varied corners of the land are. We’ve heard riders from across the globe admit that Thailand ranks on top of their list of motorcycling locations.
So, if you are ready to tick this off your bucket list, get in touch and we’ll be creating your dream motorcycle adventure in no time. Our knowledgeable tour planning associates and tour guides/riders will deliver a fuss-free tour from booking all the way to swinging your leg off your bike on the final day, a smile on your face and a fantasy fulfilled.
Ace Tours are based in the northern city of Chiang Mai which is a stylish 21st-century city rooted in a thousand years of Lanna history. The Walled city is home to many sumptuous temples and traditional riverside markets. Chiang Mai is the starting point of the World famous 'Mae Hong Son Loop' which is a 600 kilometre motorcycle tour through jungles, rivers, passes and mist-covered mountains. Every tour is unique and tailored to your ability and imagination. Join us for a once in a lifetime motorcycle experience at affordable prices. Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to experience both historical and modern Thai culture coexisting side by side.
This is Thailand - enjoy the ride
Most of our motorcycle excursions begin in Chiang Mai, but we can easily cater to other starting points. Our guides have been riding Thailand's roads for decades, so if following the crowds is not your thing, let us surprise you. You are guaranteed to experience a unique route that traverses some of the best roads in Thailand. With our dedication for quality and adventure, we are here to create memories, friendships and plan exciting holidays for our clients. We aim to deliver an adventure of epic proportions.
The bikes are fully insured against theft and damage, so long as they are ridden within normal parameters. We have our own maintenance facility in Chiang Mai, and we service the bikes to European standards using our own experienced mechanics. All our bikes are used for road tours and we do not hire them out. The current range of bikes are centred around Kawasaki and Suzuki, as we need to carry spares in our support vehicle.
We are one of the few tour companies that can offer a personalised bike set-up before the tour commences.
Our current range is:
- Suzuki V-strom 650 & 1000
- Suzuki GSX-S750
- Kawasaki Versys 650 & 1000 XT
- Kawasaki Z900
Every Motorcycle Tour Is Unique
We design tours in the breathtaking regions of Northern Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. We can cater for individual riders and groups and all tours customised to suit individual preferences and riding skills. Many riders will want to take on the world-famous routes such as the Mae Hong Son Loop and the Golden Triangle, but we are here to throw little known routes and isolated villages into the mix; anything is possible. We know many hidden gems that we include in our tours for you. One thing you will learn quickly is the absolutely diverse beauty of this country, that we call home.
We are a small company with a passion for organising striking motorcycle tours in Thailand and South East Asia. We do all the homework and deliver you the perfect two-wheeled adventure. Thailand is a melting pot of cultures and traditions. On your road trip, you will get to explore the land of smiles, from bustling cities to the peaceful countryside. We'll meet you at the airport, provide you with a late model motorcycle, put you up in the best hotels You will indulge in some of the finest food and regional Thai specialities. Our knowledgeable and friendly team are committed to ensuring your every need is catered for.
Every tour is planned in detail to ensure that you get the best riding and cultural experiences that Thailand and Southeast Asia has to offer. Ride off the beaten tracks with us. Tourism to the north of Thailand is largely driven by the two large provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. The northern provinces are home to many forests, ethnic hill tribes, elephants, and is a different side to Thailand than is advertised in brochures. The central provinces provide a good mix of everything Thailand has to offer and are within easy riding distance from Chiang Mai.
We can simply guide you through the best roads using our schedules, but for those with perhaps more experience of Thailand are happy to organise a highly custom tour that will suit you best in terms of the number of days, terrain, and distance that you want to ride. You can mix in a number of spare days to enjoy activities such as massage, spas, golf fishing, shooting, cycling, hiking, rafting, or visiting ancient monuments and temples.
Motorcycle Tours - Northern Thailand
Touring through Northern Thailand helps us to understand the meaning of life, seeing the world with new eyes.
We will share the experience of riding the world's best motorcycle terrain. There’s no better way to take in Thailand's colourful markets, lush forests, Buddhist temples, divine cuisine, and breathtaking panoramas than riding a touring motorcycle.
Ace Tours are based in Chiang Mai, which is a stylish 21st-century city that is rooted in a thousand years of Lanna history.
Chiang Mai is the starting point of the World famous 'Mae Hong Son Loop' which is a 600km route with more than 4000 curves, passing through jungles, rivers, passes, and mist-covered mountains. It's sparsely populated and is home to many hill tribes.
Having Fun - it's not all about riding
Amazing Thailand is all about fun. In addition to the daily riding schedule you'll experience great meals and evening fun with some beers, whilst chatting over the fantastic time we’ve had during the days riding. Our professional tour guides will be with you every step of the way, to get the most out of your experience. Eat and sleep in the best locations. After a day of riding, you will be able to relax in hand-picked and hotels and guesthouses. Most are modern and some are more traditional. But rest assured that every night will be unique and be the perfect preparation for the next days' tour.
If luxury accommodation and the finest foods and wine are your desire, then let us arrange everything. Thailand is home to numerous world-class hotels, resorts and restaurants, many within a short drive from Chiang Mai. With traditional and contemporary Thai lifestyles coexisting side-by-side, the Thai northern province features a diversity of food and restaurants offering the contrasts of street food and fusion cuisine. Thailand is home to thirty 1* & 2* Michelin restaurants. Here are some superb hotel and food options:-
- The Dhara Dhevi Hotel, Chiang Mai
- Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
- Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle
- Le Meridien, Chiang Mai
- Anantara Hotel, Chiang Mai.
- David's Kitchen, Chiang Mai.
- Oxygen Dining Room, Chiang Mai.
- Plus many 4 & 5 star boutique hotels.
But of course, there’s Bangkok and Pattaya to enjoy to the south. You can start or end your holiday in either place and take excursions to beautiful beaches and islands. Chiang Mai is only just over an hours flight to the 2 main Bangkok Airports or U-Tapao (Pattaya) Airport. You could be touring around the mountains of Northern Thailand in the afternoon, then partying in Pattaya in the evening.
Our knowledge of Pattaya and Bangkok goes back 15 years, nobody comes close to our finding the best venues.
Featured Motorcycle Tours
The covid-19 situation resulted in all tours stopping, but thankfully the situation in Thailand is easing and we expect commence tours after the 1st July.
Motorcycle Tour Safety
The tours are lead by a professional tour guide. This allows riders the flexibility to go at their own pace if they wish. Our motorcycle tours are accompanied by experienced tour guides and mechanics. A certified first-aider is always on hand. Safety is the #1 priority. Every tour comes with a lead driver and a rear support vehicle at minimum. Our policy is to keep group sizes smaller than our competitors by only accepting a maximum of 10 riders per tour. We never leave anything to chance. Every bike is GPS tracked and everyone is in radio contact with the tour leader.
BUT (Beware Unlicenced Tours). There are unlicenced motorcycle tours where are operators simply 'ride out' with clients. Theses are uninsured and illegal.
All levels of riding
All tours start with a thorough explanation of the days ahead. We all sit down over a coffee at our base in Chiang Mai and run through every scenario. If you have any questions about your trip, be sure to ask here. The initial briefing is also a great opportunity to get to know the other riders. Every day starts with a daily briefing with the whole group. Reckless driving is not tolerated. Read more about road safety here.
As long as you are a confident rider you will be fine. The roads allow you to pick up the pace due to the very nature of their bends and curves. There are sections with tight bends, steep inclines and declines. We have tours to suit all styles of riding and all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced. Thailand's northern roads are the best to ride on with more curves than you can imagine, we can sometimes travel for hours without seeing a soul. Catering for the newest riders to the more seasoned and experienced motorcycle riders, our professional tour guides and approach will ensure you are supported 100%.