Day 1 Chiang Mai to Mae Sariang
Let the ride commence…..Day 1 takes you from Chiang Mai to Mae Sariang via Doi Inthanon. This is an exhilarating experience for any motorbike enthusiast. This route takes you through some of the most scenic and diverse landscapes in northern Thailand, offering breathtaking views of rolling hills, lush forests, and towering mountain ranges.
Starting in Chiang Mai, you’ll ride your way towards Doi Inthanon National Park, which is located in the heart of the Himalayan mountain range. This park is known for its diverse ecosystem and breathtaking views, and incredible quality of twisting tarmac between scenic waterfalls, and lush forests.
The first stop is Wachirathan Waterfall, which is located in the heart of Doi Inthanon National Park. This waterfall is known for its fast flowing water, stunning scenery and tranquil surroundings, an excellent point for an refreshing ice cream or coffee before continuing the ride. Next on to one of the first epic highlights of the ride, a visit to the Grand Pagoda Nabhapolbhumisiri and Grand Pagoda Napamathanidol. These are two of the largest pagodas in Thailand offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape from Thailand’s highest mountain and provide a unique insight into Thai culture and history.
As you continue your ride, you’ll make your way down from the mountains and into the dense forests of northern Thailand. This is an area of stunning natural beauty, with rolling hills, crystal-clear rivers, and towering mountains providing a peaceful and serene environment. Finally, the ride ends in Mae Sariang, the southernmost spot of the Mae Hong Son District. This small town is known for its traditional architecture and vibrant street markets, as well as its rich cultural heritage. Whether you’re looking for a cultural experience or simply a chance to relax and unwind, Mae Sariang has something for everyone.
In conclusion, the ride from Chiang Mai to Mae Sariang via Doi Inthanon is a truly unforgettable experience, offering a diverse range of landscapes and cultural experiences that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re a seasoned motorbike rider or a first-time traveler, Day 1 will already have you realising you booked the most magnificent adventure across Northern Thailand, with plenty more to come!
Day 2 Mae Sariang To Pai via Mae Hong Son
The ride from Mae Sariang to Pai via Mae Hong Son is a breath taking journey through some of the most scenic and culturally rich areas of northern Thailand. This route offers a diverse range of landscapes, from rolling hills and lush forests to quaint villages and vibrant city centres. Starting in Mae Sariang, the first stop on the ride is the Sunflower View Point (Thung Bua Tong Fields at Doi Mae U Kho). This viewpoint provides a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and is especially beautiful in the late autumn months when the sunflowers are in full bloom.
From here you will ride some incredible twisting roads that will get you smiling from ear to ear. This day is often quoted as one of the best days of riding ever by seasoned riders. The ride takes you to Mae Hong Son, a small town located in the heart of northern Thailand. This town is known for its unique blend of traditional Thai culture and modern city life, making it a perfect stop for anyone looking for a cultural experience.Once you’ve had a chance to explore Mae Hong Son, the ride continues towards Pai, a charming and vibrant hippy town located in the hills of northern Thailand. This city is known for its street markets, nightlife, and scenic beauty, and is a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike.
Pai is known for its nightlife, with a thriving live music and arts scene. There are many bars and live music venues in the town, making it a popular destination for young travellers and backpackers. At the same time as soon as you escape the bustling main area you are greated with a laid-back atmosphere and friendly locals with some of the best selections of food in all of Thailand. Pai is a place where visitors can truly unwind and immerse themselves in their travels.
Day 3 Pai to Chiang Dao
The road between Pai and Chiang Dao is an extremely popular one for motorcyclists. Known for its winding curves and stunning scenery, the first 100km alone has over 700 curves! This is an action packed ride through the hills and valleys of northern Thailand. The road winds and twists its way through the hills, offering a thrilling and challenging ride for experienced motorcyclists. The curves are often tight and technical, requiring riders to navigate them with precision and skill. Despite the challenges, however, the curves of this road are incredibly
rewarding, offering a unique and exciting riding experience. In addition to the curves, the road is surrounded by breathtaking scenery including lush forests, rolling hills and majestic peaks of the surrounding mountains. Less seasoned riders are also able to navigate these sections due to such quality tarmac.
In addition to the scenic beauty, the road is also an opportunity to visit the Chiang Dao Cave. This cave is located in the Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary and is one of the largest and most impressive caves in Thailand. The cave features a series of chambers and passages, each filled with stunning stalactites, stalagmites, and other unique rock formations. You will get to take a guided tour of the cave, which typically last around an hour and for those who are not clostrephobic, some more isolated sections can be explored via gas lantern including a peak at the huge array of sleeping bats that inhabit the cave.
Day 4 Chiang Dao to Chiang Rai
As you make your way towards Chiang Rai along roads that almost nobody knows about, the challenges increases with more technical curves and steep undulating tarmac. The twists and turns of the road offer a thrilling and demanding ride, making it a perfect destination for experienced motorcyclists. The scenery along the way is equally captivating providing a breath taking backdrop to the ride.
As you approach Chiang Rai, you’ll find yourself in the heart of Thailand’s northern region. Known for its rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty, this area is home to some of the country’s most renowned temples and landmarks. At the end of the day, you will get to visit the White Temple, Blue Temple, and Black Temple (time permitting). These unique and ornate structures are considered must-see attractions for anyone visiting Chiang Rai. The White Temple, also known as Wat Rong Khun, is a stunning and futuristic structure that is covered in sparkling white glass. The intricate details and intricate design of the temple make it a true work of art.
The Blue Temple, also known as Wat Rong Suea Ten, is another incredible work of art. This temple is known for its vibrant blue colour and intricate carvings. Visitors to the temple can admire its intricate details, intricate carvings, and magnificent architecture, which make it a true masterpiece of Thai culture and design.
Lastly, the Black Temple, also known as Wat Huay Pla Kang, is a unique and striking structure. This temple is actually the life’s work of a famous Thai architect. It has a ‘Game Of Thrones’ vibe with its sleek black design and intricate details, making it a must-see destination.
In conclusion, the ride from Chiang Dao to Chiang Rai is an exciting and breathtaking journey through northern Thailand’s rolling hills and picturesque landscapes. With its technical curves and challenging terrain, this road is sure to provide a thrilling and demanding ride for any experienced motorcyclist. At the end of the day a picturesque tour of the White, Blue, and Black Temples to fully appreciate the rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty of Chiang Rai.
Day 5 Chiang Rai to Phu Chi Fah
The ride from Chiang Rai to Phu Chi Fah is an adrenaline-fueled adventure that takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in northern Thailand. You’ll be riding on winding roads, carving through the base of the Himalayan mountain range. This is a journey for those who love to feel the wind in their hair and the rush of the open road.
Your first stop will be at the majestic Doi Tung mountain, which rises up a few kilometers outside of Chiang Rai. This mountain is a must-visit for anyone who loves natural beauty and adventure. As you make your way up the mountain, you’ll be surrounded by lush forests and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Once you reach the top, you’ll be greeted by the picturesque Pha Hi village. This small community is home to a group of ethnic minorities who have lived in the area for generations. Take the time to chat with the friendly locals and learn about their unique culture and way of life.
Next, you’ll visit the Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non National Park, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore one of the most important Buddhist sites in Thailand. The park is home to the famous Tham Luang Cave, which was the site of a harrowing rescue mission in 2018. You’ll have the chance to learn about the story of the Wild Boars soccer team and their incredible journey to safety.
From there, you’ll continue your journey to the Mae Sai Border, the northernmost point of Thailand. This bustling border town is a hub of activity, and you’ll have the opportunity to check out the local market and chat with the friendly vendors. As you continue your ride, you’ll come across the Golden Triangle Park, where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet. This unique area is famous for its stunning views of the Mekong River and the lush jungle that surrounds it. Take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this special place and snap a few photos to remember your journey.
Finally, you’ll reach the Phu Chi Fah mountain range, where you’ll spend the night surrounded by stunning natural beauty. This place has a consensus across all of us here at Let’s Ride as the most stunning spot in all of Thailand. One of the main reasons to book with us, others don’t even know it exists yet.
Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a beginner, this journey from Chiang Rai to Phu Chi Fah is sure to be an unforgettable experience. So, rev up your engine and get ready for an unforgettable adventure for day 5!
Day 6 Phu Chi Fah to Nan
Leaving the stunning views of Phu Chi Fa behind, your next destination is the town of Nan, with a pit-stop at Phu Sang National Park along the way. The road from Phu Chi Fa to Phu Sang National Park is a smooth, well-paved journey that offers plenty of breathtaking views. The roads twist and turn through the dense forests, leading you deeper into the heart of Thailand’s
wilderness. You’ll pass by small villages and rice paddies, with locals going about their daily lives. The sound of the wind rushing past you, the hum of your motorbike, and the natural surroundings create a truly unique and invigorating experience.
As you arrive at Phu Sang National Park, you’ll be struck by its natural beauty. The park boasts a range of waterfalls, including some of the most breathtaking cascading falls you’ve ever seen. The mist from the falls creates a cool and refreshing environment, making it the perfect place to take a break from the road. You can also hike the trails, taking in the diverse flora and fauna, and enjoy a bite to eat by the falls.
From Phu Sang, it’s a short ride to the town of Nan. The journey is just as scenic as the rest of the ride, with winding roads leading you through lush green forests, rolling hills, and quaint villages. As you approach Nan, the landscape begins to change, giving way to steep valleys before arriving at the charming town of Nan.
Day 7 Nan to Phayao
The ride from Nan to Phayao is an epic journey through some of the most remote parts of the country, untouched by tourism.. The road winds its way along an ever-changing panorama of natural beauty. As you set off from Nan, you’ll be greeted by rolling green hills dotted with verdant rice paddies and fields of golden crops. The road ahead is dotted with tight curves that encourage you to test your riding skills and challenge yourself with each corner.
As you leave the outskirts of Nan and enter the rural countryside, you’ll be struck by the sheer serenity of your surroundings. The sound of the engine will fade into the background, replaced by the soothing sound of chirping birds and the gentle rustling of the leaves in the wind. You’ll be surrounded by verdant forests, where tall trees tower over the road and obscure the sun. This is a landscape that’s truly wild and untamed, with no signs of civilization for miles around.
As you continue on your journey, you’ll encounter a series of tight turns that require all of your attention and skill to navigate. The roads are narrow and winding, but the curves are tight and well-engineered, providing a thrilling and exhilarating ride. You’ll find yourself leaning into each bend, feeling the wind rushing past your face and the grip of the tires on the road. The sensation of speed and freedom is truly exhilarating, and the curves will test your limits and bring a smile to your face.
As you approach Phayao, you’ll be greeted by the stunning sight of Phayao Lake, a huge body of water surrounded by dense jungle. The water is calm and serene, reflecting the surrounding scenery and providing a peaceful and calming contrast to the exhilarating ride you just experienced. The city of Phayao is a bustling hub of local activity, with a vibrant night market, delicious street food, and an array of local shops and restaurants. Whether you’re looking to unwind after a long day of riding or sample the local culture, Phayao is the perfect destination.
The ride from Nan to Phayao is an unforgettable experience that combines the thrill of the open road with the breathtaking beauty of the Thai countryside. With its tight curves, rolling hills, and serene landscapes, this day provides a thrilling and unforgettable ride that will stay with you for a lifetime. Get ready to gear up, hit the road, and experience the excitement and adventure of day 7 on this incredible motorbike tour!
Day 8 Phayao to Chiang Mai
It’s time for the final day. The journey from Phayao to Chiang Mai via Chae Son National Park and Mae Kampong Village is an absolute blast of a motorcycle. As you leave Phayao and
head towards Chiang Mai, the first stop on the itinerary is Chae Son National Park. This stunning park is home to one of the largest hot springs in Thailand with exotic wildlife and huge towering trees. The park is a popular destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. This is the spot chosen for arial views by hot air ballon companies, it’s gorgeous!
After more incredible twisting tarmac you will be welcomed to the picturesque Mae Kampong Village. This charming hill tribe is famous for its unique architecture and is booming with unusual coffee shops. You will get to explore the village and learn about the local hilltribes way of life, with many homes built on stilts and traditional woven baskets used to transport goods.
The final winding roads back to the City of Chiang Mai are a wonderful end to a motorcyclist’s dream trip. Incredible open curves and bends to get you leaning forward more and more as you can’t resist getting excited by each and every bend.
Finally, as you approach Chiang Mai, the towering mountains and cityscape come into view and we are sure you will realise you made the best decision booking a tour with us to experience the most incredible beauty and diversity Northern Thailand has to offer for any motorcyclist.
Friendly energetic guide/s
All Entrance Fees
Safety Gear hire (helmets, gloves, jackets)
Good Quality Accommodation for the full duration of the tour
Support vehicle (5 riders+)
Breakfast and Lunch each day
Hotel Pick up and drop off
Motorcycle Insurance with a maximum excess of 20,000 baht.
Evening meal – So everyone has more choices to explore
Rider – 65,000 baht
Pillion – 29,000 baht
Support Car – 25,000 baht