Endless Curves at the Golden Triangle Motorcycle Tour in Northern Thailand
Riding in the Land of Smiles – Chiang Mai Motorbike Tour
Our Golden Triangle Thailand motorcycle tour from Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, invites explorers to discover tropical Thailand and a fascinating culture off the beaten track in the mountainous north of the country – and on unique mountain roads that are unparalleled in Asia! Discover sleepy little towns, remote villages and get to know adventurous routes. Marvel at jungle-covered hills and mountains, some covered in fog, rice fields and fantastic landscapes with tea and coffee plantations and of course the Mekong, lifeline of Southeast Asia. Northern Thailand promises pure fascination with its graceful tropical landscapes, roaring waterfalls and extensive rivers. Every biker dreams of these unique mountain and valley roads in his life!
The famous “Road 1148” in Nan, with its hundreds of rapidly following curves, is one of the best motorcycle roads in Thailand and is just as much a part of our program as the famous “Mae Hong Son Loop”. Experience the culture and temple metropolis of Chiang Mai in the mountainous triangle of Thailand, Burma and Laos, where our journey starts and ends. No one will forget these curvy experiences through dreamy landscapes any time soon!
There are still many myths surrounding the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. This is due to the turbulent past, when huge poppy fields were primarily used to produce opium. The country experienced a real upswing in the 1960s and 1970s when Kuomintang soldiers and other armed groups took part in the drug trade and ultimately controlled it to a large extent. In recent years, however, Thailand has not only managed to develop a tourist highlight in this area, but also to replace the poppy seeds with coffee beans and tea plants.
On our Thailand Golden Triangle motorcycle tour through the north of Thailand you will also get a unique impression of Southeast Asian culture – taste local specialties, enjoy great hotels and resorts, experience boat trips, explore the Sukhothai UNESCO World Heritage Site and get up close to mountain peoples (including the Long Neck Tribe) and their customs. Let yourself be inspired by the magnificent temples and a mystical religion and immerse yourself in the moving history of the country. Experience the Golden Triangle and Chiang Mai on an exciting Thailand motorcycle tour and discover all the highlights of the north!
Our Golden Triangle Thailand Motorbike Tour starts at Chiang Mai International Airport, which has many connections to Bangkok, Asian countries and Europe. After a night in a wonderfully located resort in the city’s countryside, we get on our bikes and head towards the Golden Triangle. An exploration ride takes us through the unique landscape of the Golden Triangle. We soon come across the Mekong – the border river between Thailand and Laos, which we follow a good way after Phu Chi Fah. Here in the early morning you have a fantastic views of a cloud valley filled with fog. Around Nan we enjoy one of the most beautiful streets in Southeast Asia, the “Road 1148”. In Nan we take a rest day on which we either relax or ride relaxed to the salt mines of Bo Klua. Then it goes on to Sukhothai. The Sukhothai era was one of the most important in Thai history and has particularly influenced Thai culture and Buddhist art. The former glory of Sukhothai still shines through the many impressive ruins that we can visit in the Sukhothai Historic Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Fantastic mountain roads on the Mae Hong Son Loop lead us through lush green rice fields to the Burmese border. We find ourselves in the middle of the jungle and enjoy the tropical surroundings before we continue to Mae Sariang. The road leads us across wild mountain ranges, through the gorge of Tha Kua and to the former base of the Japanese Air Force Khun Yuam – here we learn a lot about the history of Thailand. A journey to the ethnic groups of Thailand and the diverse culture of the country follows. We take a boat to the surrounding traditional and remote villages in the region. We will get to know the culture and customs of the Karen minority (Long Neck Tribe or Padaung – the village of long-neck women) up close. Last but not least, we arrive in the colorful and alternative city of Pai – on the Pai River. On the way there, we will be inspired by Burmese temples and discover the caves of Tham Lot on a raft. Pai is not only known for its art, hippie scene and relaxed atmosphere, but also for its adjacent gorges, hot springs and powerful waterfalls. On our Thailand Golden Triangle motorcycle tour, we enjoy the winding mountain roads with its fantastic views of the land of smiles one last time before we arrive in Chiang Mai again and experience the hustle and bustle of this diverse city.
You can also check out our Thailand Lanna Kingdom Motorbike Tour where you can get to experience the best of Thailand’s North in 10 days.