Lanna Kingdom North Thailand Motorcycle Tour
The Best of Thailand’s North in 10 days
Experience a unique motorcycle adventure through the former mountain kingdom of Lanna in the far north of Thailand. Lanna is also called the “Land of a Million Rice Fields”, meaning that there is hardly a flat spot to grow rice on. Instead, rice is grown on mountain slopes and terraces, hence creating millions of small rice fields. And that also holds a promise: there are not many straight stages on this tour! Lanna promises pure fascination with its graceful tropical landscapes, thundering waterfalls and extensive rivers. Its every motorcycle rider´s dream to take on these unique mountain and valley roads once, past tea and coffee plantations and through small mountain villages of ethnic minorities. We always ride on the most beautiful mountain roads, inviting you to a curve tango with your bike – which is impossible to resist.
We follow the historical traces and spectacular history of this ancient culture to its most important locations. Our Thailand motorcycle tour through the Kingdom of Lanna, invites explorers to see tropical Thailand and a fascinating culture off the beaten track.
Our journey begins in Chiang Mai, the former capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Chiang Mai was once the main trading post between southern China and the ports of Burma. Even today, Chiang Mai inspires with its over 300 temples, the old town, the night markets and the nightlife – and promotes a lifestyle that is only known in Southeast Asia! Numerous first-class restaurants and bars with live music complete the city’s offer. After a day trip to Thailand’s highest mountain, Doi Inthanon, at an altitude of over 2500 meters, we ride up north to the Golden Triangle on the border with Myanmar. Enjoy unforgettable views of the Doi Mae Salong and Doi Patang mountains and follow the history of poppy cultivation during the wild times of the last century. Next we ride to Chiang Rai along the banks of the mighty Mekong River, which we follow for quite some time to Nan. The famous “Road 1148” in Nan, with its hundreds of twists and turns in quick succession, is one of the best motorcycle roads in Thailand and we also won´t want to miss the 200 kilometre long road to the Bo Klua salt mines. Then something very special is on the program: The fascinating ruined city of Sukhothai with over 190 temples and Buddha statues and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the next day, we return to Chiang Mai via small mountain roads.
If you would like to discover the highlights of the north off the beaten track, its culture and people, this Thailand motorcycle tour through the Kingdom of the Lanna is the right choice for you!