This self-guided Thailand Motorcycle Tour gives you a great insight into the land of the Lana Kingdom – the “Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields.” The roads are mainly rural two lanes with a variety of surfaces and wind through areas of spectacular mountainous beauty.
From Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North,” we ride to the remote province of Nan, which for centuries remained autonomous and cut off from the outside world. Take a look at the unique village of Bo Kluea with its Salt Wells. You will visit the city of Chiang Rai and the stunning artwork of the nearby White Temple – known as Wat Rong Khun.
You will also go to rather more famous or infamous places like the Golden Triangle by the Mekong River, where Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand meet and where in previous decades, the opium poppy provided a living to many people until it was stopped in 1996 after the death of Khun Sa, a legendary drug lord.
Experience the main border crossing between Thailand and Myanmar at Mae Sai and ride the spectacular road to Doi Tung and Mae Salong. Between Mae Taeng and Mae Hong Son, there are 1,864 bends or twisties which gives everybody a great opportunity to improve their cornering skills whatever their level of expertise.
Among the highlights of the trip, you can also visit the Long Neck Women of the Karen Tribe, famous for the brass rings that they wear around their necks. Before returning to Chiang Mai drive to the top of Thailand – the highest mountain in Thailand (Doi Inthanon), 2,565 meters.