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Thailand - the great north loop

10 days - 2000 Km (1240 miles)

If you like to ride curvy and mountainous roads this guided tour in north Thailand mostly along the Myanmar and Lao border is a great motorcycle tour for you! Besides stunning scenery this guided tour offers an insight in local cultures, historical sites, national parks, local cuisine and traditional way of life. Day after day the roads are mostly rural with little traffic. Plenty of mountains, curve after curve, a truly motorcycle paradise.

The roads are mostly easy to handle but there are some steep and partly demanding stretches. You must be able to ride your big motorcycle and do NOT expect to learn how to ride a motorcycle while joining this guided tour.

The tour starts and ends in Chiang Mai, the largest city of northern Thailand, 700km north of Bangkok. Chiang Mai is easy to access by road and air, especially from Bangkok. International services also connect Chiang Mai with other regional centers, including cities in other Asian countries.

This tour provides an outstanding opportunity to obtain a thorough impression of the uniqueness of the border region of North Thailand. We will visit Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand (2,565 meter). Ride the 1,864 curves on the 350 km long stretch from Mae Hong Son via Pai to Mae Taeng. Explore the area of Chiang Rai, the Golden Triangle and the mighty Mekong river. Continue to the spectacular Phu Chi Fa (1,628 meter) crossing Doi Phu Kha National park to Bho Klua, up in the mountains next to the Lao border. Visit the remote city of Nan once part of the “one million elephant” kingdom before riding back to Chiang Mai. Due to careful route selection, you will have the opportunity to experience hill tribes, historical sites, national parks and endless of curvy mountainous roads.

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Note: This program is a guideline for activities and experiences on the tour. Deviations may occur, but we guarantee that our positive tour leaders will do their utmost to execute the program as described - as far as it is feasible and circumstances allow. We are continually working to improve the program, thus you may experience positive surprises.

 

ESTA Travel authorization

Remember that you need an "electronic pass" (which scans) and an entry permit to the U.S. It is your responsibility to apply well ahead of time. You easily apply for an electronic entry permit to the U.S. by clicking on the link here.

 

Focus on enjoyment & camaraderie

At JoyRides we believe that good experiences and camaraderie are at least as important as the journey. Our goal is to fill your tour bag with as many positive memories as possible, so you go home with a big smile on your face. And with friends you didn’t have before you started the trip.

Included in the tour price:

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MC/Car rental

Choose between several models of Harley-Davidson and Indian MC.

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Motels/Hotels

Our Hotel/motel partners for tours are rated 3 stars and above.

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Gasolin & oil

Gas and oil are included for all motorcycles on all our tours.

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Insurance

VIP motorcycle insurance is included in the tour price

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Support van

Support van w/spare bike, luggage, cold drinks and 1st. aid kit.

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Entrance fees

Entrance fees on museums and national parks are included.

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MC Tour leader

Our tour leaders always ride on a motorcycle in front of the cortege.

Not included in the tour price: Airfare, food and drinks. Gasoline is not included in tours by car.

Included in the JoyRides' experience:

  •   Perfectly maintained motorcycles
  •    Fuel on all riding days
  •    MC friendly motels/hotels
  •    Daily breakfast included
  •    Customize your own tour

  •   Top ranked driving roads incl.
  •    Multilingual tour personnel
  •    Certified tour leader - on MC
  •    Ass. tour leader in support van
  •    Spare bike

  •   Detailed tour program/roadbook
  •    Welcome reception/dinner
  •    Farewell dinner party
  •     No hidden fees or charges
  •     No fuzz - just good times

NOTE: This Tour can't be booked online - please send us a request

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