Exclusive Northern Thailand Motorcycle Tour 14 Days
We even visit the neighbouring country of Laos for an evening in Vientiane on the mighty Mekong River. This tour has it all, long sweeping bends, mountain roads, river crossings, Hill tribe villages, towns, cities, splendid temples, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and riverside communities. One minute you will be relaxing in an infinity pool, the next you will be swimming under a waterfall. One minute you will be eating local street food, the next you will be grabbing some fast food with a beer. This is a motorcycle tour of real contrasts. We've chosen routes that are perfect for riders of all abilities, with internationally recognised stretches of tarmac.
This is not an off-the-shelf standard loop tour. Each day has been designed to bring a place to life and form a deep connection between the rider and the countryside. Take on some of the world's greatest roads on this wonderful 14-day tour.
- Day 1: We head out early from Chiang Mai following the road down through Lampang South towards the Mae Ping National Park. We head towards the incredible Bhumibol Dam, continue South towards the town of Tak.
- Day 2: We leave Tak to pursue a day of ancient history. We first visit Sukhothai Historical Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We then head slightly towards Si Satchanalai which is dotted with ancient temples and ruins. With an abundance of lush green countryside and an atmospheric setting on the banks of the Yom River. We ride towards Uttaradit for a night’s entertainment and riverside food.
- Day 3: We head southeast and along a road which is a biker’s dream, the R1143, heading towards the mountain of Phu Thap Buek. Heading towards our evening destination Lom Sak.
- Day 4: We ride out from Lom Sak and head east towards Chum Phae, then north to party in Udon Thani.
- Day 5: We take the short ride towards the Laos border and the town of Nong Khai. We leave the bikes and cross the Friendship Bridge into The Laos Capital, Vientiane, where we will spend the evening having drinks and food on the banks of the Mekong River.
- Day 6: We cross back into Thailand and pick up the bikes again in Nong Khai. We ride west towards the breathtaking Loei Province where we will spend the night at a tropical resort in Aumphur Dansai (Phu Pha Nam Resort).
- Day 7: We leave the resort and head out on some of the best motorcycle roads in Thailand. Including the R1328. We snake our way towards Nan Province and the Sirikit Dam. We finally reach the Pak Nai Fisherman’s Village where we spend the night on floating houses.
- Day 8: Leaving the fisherman’s village, the road heads north. The R1026, and it’s one of the best roads you will ever see. We head north and ride the R1081 towards the salt wells of Bo Kluea.
- Day 9: We leave the Bo Kluea and loop north, then south along the incredible R1081. It gets even better as we ride the R1080 heading east towards Phayao province and our isolated evenings stay in the Phu Langka resort on the famous R1148.
- Day 10: We leave the isolated resort and head north hugging the Laos border. The roads that follow are simply indescribable. This includes an amazing descent into Pang Kha from the R1093. We ride through breathtaking mountains, along the R1155 into Wiang
- Day 11: We leave Wiang and follow the Mekong River along the R1290 “Paradise Road”, arriving in the Golden Triangle early afternoon. This is a lazy day in terms of riding, but there is so much to see and do in the town.
- Day 12: We leave the Golden Triangle and head west along the border towards the Tham Luang Cave (made famous by the cave rescue in 2018). After exploring the caves, we then ride south along the incredible R1149 and take the main road south towards Chiang Rai. Time to party in the large bar complex!
- Day 13: We leave Chiang Rai and take a short ride south to the famous White Temple. From there its an easy road south to Phayao Lake.
- Day 14: It’s not over yet! We leave the beautiful Phayao and head west through mountainous National Parks towards Chiang Mai. This includes the superb R1252 road through the Chae Son National Park.
Bo Klua Salt Wells
Bo Kluea means “salt well” in Thai. The tiny village has mined salt for centuries. Buckets of water are hauled up from the wells, then transferred to giant wok-like bowls, where the water is boiled leaving mounds of pure salt crystals. More....
Chiang Mai, the Kingdom’s second-largest city, is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to experience both historical and modern Thai culture coexisting side by side. The centre of Chiang Mai is retained within ancient walls. Chiang Mai today is a city of art and culture. More.....
Chiang Rai is a city in northern Thailand, in the mountainous province of the same name. The city is near the border of Laos. Nightlife, entertainment, and shopping are concentrated in the area around the town's Clock Tower. More....
The Golden Triangle is a notorious area where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong rivers. Historically the Golden Triangle was an area known for opium production. More....
Loei is one of the most sparsely populated provinces of Thailand, located in the northeast in Isan. Loei City is a nice stop in your motorcycle tour to Isan in the North East of Thailand. Loei is one of the most attractive Thai provinces. You can see the mighty Mekong River or climb up mountains covered in fog. More....
Nan is a charming town in northern Thailand located in Nan province. This ural backwater is a fantastic place to experience authentic Thai culture. There are plenty of exciting things to see and do in Nan. For centuries Nan was an independent kingdom but due to its remoteness. More....
Pak Nai Fisherman Village
Pak Nai was originally a village by the Nan River. After the construction of the Sirikit Dam, the village became a part of the reservoir. Travel from Nan via the Sao Din Earth Pillars, to Pak Nai fishermen’s village. This scenic ride involves a trip on a ferry across a lake. The end of a beautiful road is Pak Nai village. To continue to the other side, you have to take bamboo raft. More....
Located on a beautiful shimmering lake (known as Kwan Phayao) surrounded by palm trees and mountains in the distance, Phayao is a very picturesque Thai town that receives few tourists. Phayao sits between two National Parks; Doi Phu Nang National Park and Mae Yom National Park, both of which offer superb challenging roads. More....
Si Satchanalai Historical Park is similar to Sukhothai Historical Park but with fewer visitors, it's dotted with ancient temples and ruins. Si Satchanalai was built as a satellite city of Sukhothai linked by the road known as Thanon Phra Ruang which is considered to be the first highway in Thailand. More....
Udon Thani is a large city with a large expat community. The city boomed on the back of the Vietnam War as the site of a large US airbase, and it became the region's primary commercial centre, with close proximity to the Laos border. More....
The landlocked country of Laos with its capital in Vientiane is the perfect place to view ornate Buddhist temples, visit beautiful forests and try some delicious Laotian dishes. The most elegant Buddhist temple in Vientiane, Wat Si Saket, is close to the river's edge in the downtown area. The temple has a wall of 6,800 Buddha statues dating back 400 years. more....