"When is the best time to tour?" is a complex one, but in our opinion, we would say all year round! This is because each season brings its own surprises.
October to February
This is the best time to ride motorcycles in Northern Thailand with cool temperatures and hardly any rain. The lakes and rivers will be full, following the monsoon season. From December to February, the nights can be cool enough to require a jacket in the North.
March to June
March and April are the hottest months of the year. Temperatures can be up to 40 degrees at this time. Some parts of the North are prone to pollution caused by crop burning at this time.
July to October
This is rainy season lasting approximately 4 months. It doesn’t typically rain all day but downpours can be heavy. The rainy season, which coincides with the European and North American summers, is typically the most beautiful time of year as the rains clean the air and bring a lush green across the entire landscape. To take advantage of this, we provide rain gear and either stop for the short downpours or guide riders safely through wet riding conditions.