This northern ride is a combination of 3 of the best loops possible in Thailand providing the best of views, cultural experiences, national parks, waterfalls, and temples. This is the all-in-one Thailand experience only possible because you’re riding an adventure bike.
This loop will take you through over 15’000 to 20’000 bents and you will be experiencing allot of ascents and descents. Road is all good tarmac, however narrow, and very curvy at times. Little to no traffic once we get out of Chiang Mai.
Day 2 to Day 10 will take you to quaint villages and farms, to ornate lakeside ancient Chinese villages, to amazing caves, some of the best temples in Thailand and you will in a few days be above the cloud level.
Sights would be: amazing plantations, waterfalls & lakes, elephant parks, a few high peaks looking into Myanmar and Laos, traditional Chinese villages, we will be go through a few national parks with various natural attractions, an old palace visitation, tea plantations, the famous white temple and some very ancient places of worship, museums and will have the opportunity ride along the famous Mekong River .
10-Nights Shared Room occupancy from the night before tour departure to the night we arrive back to Chiang Mai
3-5 star Hotels & Some authentic home stays, with one night at mountain top campsite along the Laos border
Breakfast is included
Lunch & Dinner & snacks are not included
Experience Lead Rider and Guide
Recent and well maintained big bikes
Fuel , Full Luggage & Accessories
Accident & Theft Insurance
Group size: 4-6
Pre-ride briefing & advice
Entrance to National Parks, Royal Projects, Elephant Camps, Hilltribe Villages
Riding gear: Full-face helmet, protective jacket, pants, boots, gloves & rain gear
Preferred communications system: Cardo
Security Deposit for Bike Rental: Passport
Airfare and Visa to Thailand
You will require at least one large (70L) duffel bag to transport your riding gear. Which you will then wear. You will also need a smaller (40L) pack to transport your personal items. ART will be supplying a 40L North Face dry backpack that will mount on the luggage racks of your bike.(China Eastern allows 2 pieces of checked baggage free of charge)
Dry bags or dry duffels are recommended. Some bikes will be outfitted with Givi hard/waterproof/detachable saddlebags for convenient transport of roughly 15kg of on board cargo capacity. For most persons this is more than enough. ART will offer storage of any excess baggage not deemed necessary for your tour.
We recommend getting a local SIM while travelling in Vietnam; they are affordable, USD $10 per month gets you unlimited data and calls.
There are several carriers to choose from Viettel, Mobiphone and Vinaphone are the most popular. You will need to show your passport in order to purchase a SIM, although there are services at the airport that waive this step. A.R.T recommends Viettel as having the most coverage.
Don’t forget to unlock your phone prior to leaving your home country. Cell phones in general are affordable in Vietnam.
- Google Maps
- Maps.me (Google maps alternative, provides offline maps)
- Currency Converter (XE Converter)
- Google Translate
- Skype – Calls, messaging
- WhatsApp – Calls, messaging
- Rever – Motorcycle Maps, GPS, Navigation Planner
- Geo Tracker – GPS Tracker for distance travel
- Viber – Calls, messaging
We recommend no more than 15kg of gear. Your guides will carry most of the safety equipment, personal items should easily come in under that weight. We will provide storage for extra gear at A.R.T base of operations.
If you’re planning a one-way trip, please contact us in advance, shipping can be arranged.
Each tour has it’s dynamic and flexibility is what we strive for. If unforeseen circumstances arise, we will discuss our options and bring them to the group. Every circumstance is different and has a solution.
Anything is possible.