Beyond the typical tourist trails, we set out to explore Thailand by motorbike. Varied is Thailand’s unique and subtropical mountain landscape on the border with Myanmar and particularly appealing to explore it on small trails and gravel roads by bike.
The starting point is Chiang Mai in the mountainous north of Thailand. From there we follow in the footsteps of the Int. GS Trophy South East Asia 2016 and get to know what makes a Trophy Spirit. Six days through Thailand’s unknown mountain and river landscapes, riding a motorcycle while discovering the country’s incredible culinary diversity.
Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Founded in 1296, it was capital of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It’s also home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang, adorned with carved serpents. Chiangmai still the big and charming city for cold season. (November-January)
Pai is high up in the beautiful mountain of Northern Thailand. This incredible town attracts everyone from hippies to nature lovers, musicians, artists, adventure enthusiasts and everyone in between. Quiet little town gives all visitors a cozy relaxing day with nice and friendly local people after riding through a dusty trail in the mountain.
Doi Inthanon, is the highest mountain in Thailand with 2,565 meters above sea level. Evergreen rain forest and beautiful waterfalls along the trail.
DAY 1 Arrival Chiang Mai International Airport, transfer to hotel Green Lake Resort. Welcome dinner and briefing at hotel.
DAY 2 Riding from Green Lake hotel to Pai. Distance: 185 km.
DAY 3 Pai – Maehongson. Maehongson, small province houses of Shan people who share the same culture with neighbour country Myanmar. Ancient Burmese style temples will be seen in town. Distance: 218 km.
DAY 4 Maehongson – Maesarieng. Distance: 256 km.
DAY 5 Salaween Loop. Dusty track along the Salaween river and border of Thailand – Myanmar. Stay in Maesarieng. Distance: 100 km.
DAY 6 Maesarieng – Doi Inthanon. Distance: 245 km.
DAY 7 Doi Inthanon – Chiang Mai. Distance: 160 km.
DAY 8 Transfer to airport. Departure Chiangmai
START / FINISH:
Chiang Mai/Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai International Airport.
8 days / 6 riding days
4-star hotel or best hotel in town.
24 Participants / 8 per Group
1200 km / daily 150KM – 300KM
The route is mainly on the tracks of the Int. GS Trophy 2016 and can differ in some sections.
65% Off-Road / 35% On-Road
Complete off-road riders gear, good off-road riding skills.
High demanding off-road tour, both physically and mentally.
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IN OUR ADVENTURE
8 days tour / 6 days riding
BMW Motorrad offroad instructor
Support Van (technical and luggage support)
Local airport pick up/drop off
Food (3 meals per day)
Not included services:
All services that are not listed in the included tour price chapter.