WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK WITH US

We know Tibet, Southeast Asia and China intimately – each route is carefully planned, tested and selected. Just like the hotels, sights and restaurants.

Our own fleet of BMW motorcycles and enduro bikes are waiting for you. Technically perfect and equipped with travel equipment such as side boxes and crash bars.

English speaking guides on own motorcycle guide you. With their many years of experience, you can rely on them 100%. In addition, a first-class road manager and local guides are there to assist you.

All trips are accompanied by an experienced mechanic. If a repair cannot take place on site, you will continue on a replacement bike. A comfortable service vehicle is available for passengers and luggage.

The tours are adapted to recommended acclimatization times at high altitudes. In an emergency, a team trained in first aid and a service vehicle are at your side.

Tibetmoto Tours is a German managed company based in the European Union, China and Thailand. With our local offices in Asia, we have unique access to all destinations and with our headquarters in the E.U. our customers enjoy booking security.

Tibetmoto Tours

Motorcycle Adventures in Tibet, China & Southeast Asia

Tibetmoto Tours was founded in 2010 in the Tibetan old town of Shangri-la in the southwest Chinese province of Yunnan. After an initial start-up phase with numerous scouting and expedition tours to the provinces of Tibet, Sichuan, Qinghai and Guangxi, we organized the first tours in 2011. Shangri-la is located at the foothills of the Himalayas at 3,300 meters and is the ideal starting point for motorcycle tours in this unique landscape; in the north Shangri-la borders on Tibet, in the West its sharing a provincial border with Sichuan, in the south it borders on the Chinese-influenced subtropics. In addition, Shangri-la is surrounded by wild mountain ranges, grasslands, deep gorges such as the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the mighty Yangtze and Mekong rivers. A perfect start and end point for BMW motorcycle tours in China and Tibet. Since then Tibetmoto Tours conducted more than 100 tours and served 1,300 riders from 19 countries.

In 2019 Tibetmoto Tours opened a new company with licenses from the Department of Business Development (DBD) and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The new motorcycle base with attached garage and workshop is located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. From here motorcycle tours to the region of Thailand and Southeast Asia are organized, many tours start or end in Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is located in the mountainous north of Thailand near the Golden Triangle and borders Myanmar and Laos. The borders with China, Vietnam and Cambodia are not far away and offer endless possibilities for motorcycle tours in one of the most beautiful and diverse areas in the world. Tibetmoto Tours is the sister company of Classic Bike Adventure. Many tours are carried out and organized together. We exchange our know-how and train our team across borders.

Tibetmoto Tours is an official partner of BMW Motorrad and conducts selected motorcycle tours with certified BMW Motorrad tour guides who have completed training at the BWM International Tourguide Academy. All tours meet the high standard of BMW Motorrad in terms of professional tour guidance, condition of the motorcycles, accommodation and safety.

China Office:
Dali Yema Tourism Culture Development Co., Ltd.
No. 14 Nanmenxincun, 671003 Dali Old Town, Dali, Yunnan Province
People´s Republic of China

Thailand Office:
Classic Bike Adventure Co., Ltd.
153/22, No 8, Nongchom, Sansai,
Chiang Mai 50210, Thailand
Thailand Commercial Register Number: 0505562017968
Tourism of Thailand License Number: 21/00947

European Union Office:
8, 1st Apriliou, Aristo Center
Block B, Off. 203
8011 Pafos, Paphos, Cyprus
Commercial Register Number: HE 407549

Our enthusiasm for China, Tibet and Southeast Asia, for the breathtaking landscapes, the panoramic roads, mountain passes and above all the people and their culture continues even after 10 years and many successful and unforgettable motorcycle tours. Tibetmoto Tours was founded out of a passion for motorcycling and we want to bring you closer to the most beautiful roads, routes and sights of a region – with technically perfect motorcycles, tried and tested routes, selected hotels and boutique guest houses and an experienced team of tour guides, road managers and mechanics.

The Tibetmoto Tours Travel Concept

Everything starts with your travel request!

Good and informative advice with reliable and timely information via email and/or telephone is our priority. Thanks to our local knowledge and transparent terms and conditions, we offer you valuable first-hand information, because our offices are directly on site in India, China and Thailand.

With us you get everything you need for your trip – excellent travel advice, all tour bookings, your own tour guide and on-site services. Being a tour operator enables us to ensure the same high standard on all tours – private and group tours. Do not hesitate to contact us! We advise you individually, create your personal adventure and make your trip unforgettable!

To make the decision easy we have classified our motorcycle tours!

Our four travel styles give you a frame of reference on the number of points of interest and unpaved roads that await you, how challenging the tour will be, and how many hours in the saddle you can expect every day. This will help you to book the tour that’s right for you. More information about the individual icons and our concept can be found here.

Four Ways to Travel

We prepare our adventure tours carefully, yet they still have scope for unforeseen events. In particular the high-altitude terrain and its forces of nature, remote regions or foreign peoples can always offer new experiences or challenges. According to the motto “The journey is the reward”,  we offer a spectacular riding experience with team spirit, as well as fun in new situations on slopes and unpaved road conditions. We also plan a simply overnight stay in exiting, remote locations – pure adventure!

On our discovery tours, we create a balance between riding time, riding fun, dreamy landscapes and carefully selected country and mountain roads. You will get to know the country and its people, as well as discover foreign customs and cultures. Those keen to explore will get their money’s worth here: Sights such as temples or half-forgotten ruined cities can be explored from the back of a motorcycle – without having to forego the comfort of a beautiful accommodation.

Riding a motorcycle and relax? Why not? On these tours there is a lot of time to relax in selected hotels, mountain resorts or beach bungalows after exciting riding days. The daily riding distances are manageable and the terrain is less demanding. This leaves more time to enjoy, relax and get to know the country, its culture and sights.

Would you like to experience this tour as a private trip with your friends or family? Luxury or “the hard way”? – No problem. We would be happy to advise you in detail and individually. We can also shorten or lengthen your selected tour and adapt it to your wishes in terms of routing and hotels. If you are interested, look out for this symbol!

What awaits you in Tibet, Thailand & China

We are the official partner of BMW Motorrad and conduct BMW Motorycle tours in different parts of China including Tibet, Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai, Guangxi and Guizhou.
Tibetmoto Tours is an experienced operator of organized motorbike tours in Tibet, China and Thailand. Every motorcycle tour, whether in Southwest China, Tibet, Thailand or elsewhere in Southeast Asia, is led by an experienced motorcycle tour guide who has several years of experience. In addition, all of our tour guides are trained by our team so that each of our tours achieves the same high standard. Our team can guide even the most demanding tours. Decisions are made confidently even when difficulties arise that can occur during adventure and discovery trips. You are in the best hands – our motorcycle tour guides are professionals!

Our tour guides all have their own style, but many have in common that they like to promote “easy riding”. The tour guide does not ride ahead during the motorbike tour but among the tour group riders and clearly recognizable stops where the group comes together again are discussed in the morning briefing. This type of travel has the advantage that the riders can organize photo stops or short breaks themselves, an inevitable trip behind the tour guide is not mandatory. But of course this is also possible, if desired.

All BMW motorcycle tours take place with a comfortable support vehicle. Luggage and pillions have plenty of space in the service vehicle and all pillions have a guaranteed seat.

The support vehicle can also be used to comfortably reach sights or restaurants for dinner if the motorcycle has already been parked for the night.

Every tour is accompanied by an experienced mechanic who can do repairs on site. Should it happen that a motorcycle cannot be repaired immediately, we will provide you with a replacement motorcycle, and the repair will take place in the hotel upon arrival. The replacement motorcycle can be used immediately – so you hardly miss a single curve on your trip.

Excellent hotels and great food are also important aspects of any trip with Tibetmoto Tours. We like to stay in selected charming boutique hotels, but of course this is not always possible in remote areas. There we choose the best hotel or guest house the destination has to offer. But also a simple overnight stay, such as the modest monastery guesthouse at Rongbuk Monastery on 4,900 meters at the foot of Mount Everest, is a real highlight since you have views onto the highest mountain on earth.

Whichever Tibetmoto Tours motorcycle tour you choose – adventures, first-class discoveries and fantastic experiences await you!

BMW Motorcycle Tours in China

Tibetmoto Tours has been organizing BMW motorcycle tours in China for many years, especially in the southwest of the country, in the provinces of Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai, Guangxi and Guizhou. One of our most popular motorcycle tours is our South of the Clouds Yunnan Motorbike Tour, which leads through the spectacular subtropical province of Yunnan and does not leave out any of the numerous highlights. Yunnan is so stunning that many travel guides consider it the most beautiful of all Chinese provinces. The tour begins at an altitude of 3,300 meters in the Tibetan old town of mystical Shangri-La, which is entirely made of wood, in the eastern Himalayas. From there we ride into the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest canyons in the world, and on to Lake Lugu, whose shores are inhabited by the Mosu ethnic minority. Of course, the UNESCO World Heritage city of Lijiang is just as important as Dali or Shaxi, where we follow the historic Tea Horse Trade Route that once connected Myanmar and India with southwest China. The Indians traded in tea, the Chinese traded silk and the Burmese traded jade. The highlight of the tour is surely the overnight stay with our Tibetan host family on the banks of the upper reaches of the Mekong river in a traditional farm house, the visit to Mt. Kawa Karpo with fantastic views of the 6,740 meter high mountain peak and glacier and the ride along the Mekong and Yangtze to the 4,292 meters high pass of the White Horse in the Himalayas. Motorcycling can hardly be more beautiful!

Our tour On the Dragon´s Backbone Motorbike Tour leads through the almost tropical landscapes of the provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi to Yangshuo, a place that inspires with its gentle beauty and bizarre karst formations. One of the highlights of this BMW Motorbike tour is the world’s largest rice terraces at Yuanyang of the Hani minority, which took 500 years to complete and which we will visit by motorcycle after our tour start in Hong Kong. The route leads across the smallest mountain roads from Kunming and we visit Luoping, the national park near Leye and the wind and rain bridge near Chengyang. Then we reach the rice terraces at Longji, which means “backbone of the dragon” and gave the tour its name – because the landscape and the tiny mountain roads look exactly like the rugged terrain of a Dragon´s body. At the end of the tour we reach Yangshuo and enjoy a raft ride on the famous Li river with fabulous views.

The At the Roof of the World Tour is one of the most special tours from our BMW motorcycle tour program in China. It leads through the largely unknown provinces of Sichuan and Qinghai, which are inhabited by Tibetans and are on average 3,000 meters above sea level – or even higher. Many 5,000-meter-high passes are waiting, but first you fly from Shanghai to Lijiang. After leaving Lijiang we enter the Himalayas we reach a 5,100-meter-high pass near Litang, birthplace of the seventh D.L., after crossing the lake plateau “Haizi” – a high plateau beyond 4,000 meters dotted with small lakes. Along the monasteries that sit on the endless grasslands of Qinghai, inhabited by yaks, we ride to Sertar, the largest monastery complex in the world. We cross the Yangtze River twice and then reach Langmusi, also an ancient monastery where hundreds of Buddhist monks live and pray. The tour ends in Xining, provincial capital of Qinghai, but only after visiting the largest lake in the Himalayas, Qinghai Lake. A wonderful journey through the most remote and undiscovered areas of China.

But we also offer Overland Tours through China. Either for individuals driving their own vehicle, for example via the popular entry border Torugart Pass or Irkestam near Kyrgyzstan or Mohan from Laos – numerous borders are available. In case you are looking for adventure, you can book our silk road motorcycle tour along the Silk Road from Munich to Kashgar in China and further up to Tibet.

BMW Motorbike Tours in Tibet

Tibet is one of the most spectacular regions in the world and a visit to the Base Camp of Mount Everest is at the top of the bucket list for many. And what could be more breathtaking in the sense of the word than riding a BMW motorcycle to an altitude of 5,200 meters? Our Everest Base Camp Motorcycle Tour focuses on exactly that: Tibet by motorcycle with all the highlights that the Roof of the World has to offer, and of course a ride to the Base Camp of Mount Everest is not missing. On this trip, Chengdu is the starting point and the next day the plane leaves for Lhasa. After a some acclimatization we ride to Gyangze and visit the Palcho Monastery and along the Yamdrok Lake, a spectacular azure blue mountain lake, to Sakya Monastery and further up to the Everest Base Camp, where we spend the night at 4,900 meters in the guest house of Rongbuk Monastery. We return to Lhasa via Xigatze and Lake Namtso, a wonderful mountain lake with a 5,100 meter high pass.

On our new Shangri-la To Lhasa East Tibet Motorcycle Tour, the focus is on the Eastern Himalayas. From Shangri-la we ride up high along the rivers Yangtze, Mekong and Salween – on dreamlike routes without traffic. We start our motorbike tour at the southeastern foothills of the Himalayan Mountain range and ride up to the high plateau of the Roof of the World via Zuogong, Lake Ranwu, Lulang (Switzerland of the Orient), and over hundreds of curves parallel to the Nepalese-Chinese border to Everest Base Camp.

Our Kailash Motorcycle Tour takes you on selected routes in the west of Tibet to the holy Mt. Kailash. Visits to the equally sacred Manasarovar Lake, Saga, Nyima, Lake Serling and the forgotten Kingdom of Guge near Zanda are of course also included. Back to Lhasa we take a dreamlike route along the highest mountains in the world Shisha Pangma, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu.

Of course, Tibet is also a popular destination for Overland travelers with their own vehicle. Many drive to China via Kashgar on the Silk Road and then across the Tibetan high plateau to Nepal – we are happy to help with that too. Another point to note is that China does not recognize an International Driving Permit or License. Hence you have to get a Chinese driving license. But if you go on a tour with us, we will handle that for you.

Motorcycle Tours in Thailand

Thailand motorcycle tours are among the most popular motorcycle tours in Asia and especially Southeast Asia. Thailand simply has everything a dream destination has to offer. Endless white sandy beaches near Phuket, Ko Samui or Krabi, a fascinating culture, golden temples, very good food, from seafood to noodles and curries and of course wonderful mountainous landscapes in the north for motorcyclists. We integrate all of these points into our motorcycle tours in Thailand, for example on our Thailand Golden Triangle Motorcycle Tour. From Chiang Mai, the “capital of the north” with its 800 temples, colorful night markets and busy streets, we start, first to the Golden Triangle, world-famous for the former Opium production, and then down to the Mekong – the lifeline of Southeast Asia. The winding roads near Nan also inspire well-traveled motorcyclists, they are among the most beautiful roads in Southeast Asia, on which the quickly successive curves trigger enthusiasm. After visiting Sukhothai, the former capital of Thailand with its exciting cultural highlights and ruins, we ride to the world-famous Mae Hong Son Loop, on which we head to the city of the same name and of course Pai, a hippie paradise in the mountains, leave nothing out. The trip ends in Chiang Mai again and we have time to enjoy the multi-faceted old town with its colorful temples.

Beside this tour, we also offer 5 days, 7 days and 10 days long tours – all different and exiting. Thailand is also suitable for overland travelers with their own vehicle. No matter which border, we make Thailand overland travel through the tropical paradise possible.