Arrival to Chiang Mai
You need to arrive either Friday, Saturday or Sunday into Chiang Mai airport or railway station, the flight from Bangkok is 1hr 10 mins there are many flight options, the overnight sleeper train from Bangkok is a great adventure but leaves Bangkok at 6pm and arrives Chiang Mai at around 9am (this has been known to be delayed).
PLEASE CHECK THE TIMES FOR YOURSELF!
Departure from Chiang Mai
7 and 14 day tours
Unless you are staying on in Chiang Mai or the Northern region, you will need to arrange your departure for Sunday.
5 day tours will be Friday and 10 day tours will be Tuesday, preferably after midday!!
We will collect you from your hotel and transfer you to either the airport the railway station or car hire depot. If you want to stay an extra night in your hotel we will of course arrange your transfer on the following day. Let us know in advance and we can book the hotel on your behalf.
If you have any further requests or ideas please let me know and I will advise and offer my personal help wherever I can.
Note: We will not add any profit to any third party arrangements, car hire, hotels excursions etc
Your Chiang Mai first and last night will be very comfortable and will be in a beautiful city centre hotel, western 3 star equivalent.
We want you to relax and enjoy the city, the people the night life whatever you choose, your first night in Chiang Mai does include a complimentary traditional Thai massage to ensure all those muscles are relaxed and ready for the tour ahead.
THE ACCOMMODATION THROUGHOUT YOUR OFF ROAD TOUR
We are travelling deep into the jungle, we have located some beautiful bamboo bungalow resorts that offer en suite accommodation, nice clean beds and wonderful Thai food.
We never camp and will never sleep under the stars!! Unless you really want to, I wont be by the way!!
When we are nearer to civilisation we will stop over at locally run guesthouses, all are en-suite and have been tried and tested by me recently!
THE ACCOMMODATION ON YOUR ROAD TOUR
We only stay in quality local guesthouses and small family run hotels, we have tried and tested them all recently and they will of course be en suite and offer clean cool rooms with friendly and helpful staff.
All accommodation will be booked on a single occupancy basis.
- Well what is there to say!! Thai food is beautiful and fresh however pork and sticky rice is not often our choice for breakfast, so we will carry with us western breakfast cereals just in case!! Fresh fruit is always available.
- Portion sizes in Thailand are not so generous however eating often is the order of the day, we will be stopping for regular drink and snack breaks.
- Breakfast lunch and dinner is included throughout the tour as is morning and afternoon tea.
- The food is always fresh and served with a smile, any specific dietary requirements must be discussed before you book.
- Delicious seafood, chicken and pork are extremely common, rice and noodle dishes including curry soups always form the basis of every menu, bottled water is an absolute must, never drink the tap water!!
- Most villages and petrol stations will sell coca cola and a few western snacks, there is a refrigerator on board the support truck to hold your secret stash!!
YOUR RIDING ABILITY
Our tours are suited to experienced bikers, as the terrain and the road conditions can vary incredibly and dealing with the unexpected will be the norm! We want your tour to be the best it can be for you. Please be honest with you own ability assessment.
SO HOW WOULD YOU ASSESS YOUR EXPERIENCE?
Off road – novice – beginner little or no off road experience.
Off road – experienced – (Weekly Sunday greenlaning) (1 yr min).
Off road – competitor – enduro moto x, trials etc.
On road – novice beginner-recently passed test (less than 2 yrs).
On road – experienced daily or weekly rider (riding 2yrs or more).
On road – extensive touring experience national or international.
Tell us what you ride and how often, and what you want from the tour, if you know!! Be honest please![/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=” Your Ability”]Our tours are generally suited to experienced bikers, as the terrain and the road conditions can vary incredibly and dealing with the unexpected will be the norm!!
Off-road introduction sessions and Training day
If off-road riding is new to you then why not start with an introduction/training session and then hit the trails and tracks with confidence, you will be amazed at how quick you get the hang of it!!
We want your tour to be the best it can be for you, please be honest with you own ability assessment.
It must be acknowledged that these terms and conditions form part of the booking form available on the Thai bike Tours website and therefore form part of the contract between Thai bike Tours and the applicant named in the completed booking form.