2 Days Self-Guided Tour “The Chiang Rai Loop”

A great shorter tour to explore some Highlights of Nothern Thailand. The first landmark is Wat Thaton, a magnificent temple with a crystal pagoda just a few kilometers away from the border to Myanmar. Once in Chiang Rai there is time to explore this laid back town, visit the night market or just relax in the hotel. You will take another route back to Chiang Mai. Don't miss a visit at Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), which is today recognized as one of the main attractions all over Thailand.

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START / FINISH: Bike Tour Asia Service Center / Chiang Mai
NEAREST AIRPORT: Chiang Mai International Airport
DURATION: 2 days tour
ROUTE: Total distance: approximately 490 km’s (305 miles)
DAILY ROUTE: Daily distance: 190 to 300 km’s (120 to 185 miles)
ACCOMMODATIONS: Carefully selected quality hotel with leisure facilities.
HIGHLIGHTS: Rural roads, plenty of bends and twists. Wat Thaton, Chiang Rai and the White Temple.


1 DAY Chiang Mai – Thaton – Chiang Rai 300 km 185 miles
2 DAY Chiang Rai – Wiang Pa Pao – Chiang Rai 190 km 120 miles



(B/L/D) = (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

1. Day / Chiang Mai – Thaton – Chiang Rai (-/-/-)

We meet at our service center 7.30 AM. Here you will receive a briefing about the tour and your motorcycle. You will have time to familiarize yourself with your motorcycle before you set off.


You start your tour from Chiang Mai and after about 20 km leave the Highway and spend the rest of the day on exhilarating twisty rural roads. In Thaton you may visit Wat Thaton a temple which is located close to the border to Mynamar, on top of a hill overlooking the village of Ban Thaton and the Mae Kok River. We recommend a lunch at Maekok River Village.

From Thaton you continue on rural roads to Chiang Rai. Overnight in Chiang Rai. (Distance: 300 km / 185 miles).

2. Day / Chiang Rai – Wiang Pa Pao – Chiang Mai (B/-/-)

After breakfast you may take your time to explore the remarkable Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) which is today recognized as one of the main attractions all over Thailand.

On the way back to Chiang Mai follow the stunning Road 118. Windy mountain roads will lead you back to Chiang Mai. You arrive at our Service Center in the later afternoon. (Distance: 190 km / 120 miles)

Remark: All of the indicated times and distances are approximately.



  • Accommodation in carefully selected quality hotels and resorts with leisure facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • GPS with the day to day programmed route
  • Late model of a BMW GS Motorcycle as per your choice including daily 300 km.
  • Panniers and top box upon request
  • Introductory itinerary briefing
  • Comprehensive tour script with safety tips, day-by-day itinerary, tips of activities and highlights en route, a hotel list and important contacts
  • Bike Tour Asia highway map of Thailand
  • Bike Tour Asia T-shirt
  • Emergency assistance


  • Entrance fees to National Parks and Historical Sites
  • Fuel
  • Meals
  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature


A security deposit according to the below list is payable upon motorcycle hand over through credit card (Mastercard/Visa) or in cash. The full amount will be reimbursed after the tour (if no damage occurred)

Motorcycle Type Security Deposit (All in USD)
BMW F700GS 1,500
BMW F800GS 1,700
BMW R1200GS 2,500

Included for riding in Thailand is a Third Party liability insurance and a motorcycle insurance with a deductible up to the security deposit amount (according the motorcycle type)

Personal and Third Party liability coverage according to below. (All in USD)

Loss of Life, Sight, Dismemberment, Total Permanent Disability 30,000
Accidental Medical Expenses 15,000
Personal Liability 3,000
Public Liability 300,000



This tour has no fixed departure schedule. Any departure day is possible (subject to availability). If you are interested in this or any similar Self Guided Tour please send us an e-mail at: info@biketourasia.com

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