3 Days Self-Guided Tour "Famous Mae Hong Son Loop"

If you have only a short vacation this tour is designed to give you an experience that you will not forget! Known as the Mae Hong Son Loop this trip begins and ends in Chiang Mai and is most famous for having 1,864 bends along its approx. 650 km’s, and which cuts through some of northern Thailand's most spectacular scenery.

The first landmark is Doi Inthanon which at 2,565 meters is Thailand's highest mountain. You can visit a village of the Long Neck Karen, a hybrid Chinese / Burmese border town on a lake and Pai the small town that became famous after a romantic Thai movie.

The route in Google Maps

AT A GLANCE

START / FINISH: Bike Tour Asia Service Center / Chiang Mai
NEAREST AIRPORT: Chiang Mai International Airport
DURATION: 3 days tour
ROUTE: Total distance: approximately 650 km's (400 miles)
DAILY ROUTE: Daily distance: 170 to 300 km’s (100 to 190 miles)
ACCOMMODATIONS: Carefully selected quality hotels and resorts with leisure facilities.
REST DAY: No
HIGHLIGHTS: Doi Inthanon, Long Neck Hill Tribe, Road of 1,864 curves, Mae Sa Elephant Camp, Samoeng Loop
   

ITINERARY

       
1 DAY Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Son 300 km 186 miles
2 DAY Mae Hong Son - Ban Rak Thai - Pai 170 km 105 miles
3 DAY Pai – Mae Sa – Chiang Mai 180 km 110 miles
       

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DAY BY DAY

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

1. Day / Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon - Mae Hong Son (-/-/-)

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.

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You will start your tour from Chiang Mai and after about 50 km you leave the Highway and spend the rest of the day on exhilarating twisty rural roads. You first stop may be at the Vachiratharn Waterfall - an impressive and powerful 80 m high waterfall.

You proceed to climb to the top of Doi Inthanon, which at 2,565 meters is the highest mountain in Thailand. If you are hungry we recommend a local lunch place in Mae Chaem. You continue to the City of the “Three Mists”, otherwise known as Mae Hong Son which is located along the banks of the Pai River close to the border with Myanmar (formerly Burma). You stay overnight in Mae Hong Son. (Distance: 300 km / 186 miles).

2. Day / Mae Hong Son - Ban Rak Thai - Pai (B/-/-)

If you like you can take a pleasant boat ride on Pai River to visit a Karen Long Neck village in the morning. The Karen, a tribal minority, historically lived in the hills on the Myanmar side of the border. Some of their women wear heavy brass rings around their necks, forearms, and shins. You then set out for the famously chic town of Pai on the beginning of the road famous for having 1864 bends of varying sharpness.

The road passes through some beautiful mountainous scenery. On the way you can add a side trip to Ban Rak Thai if the weather is fine (literally "the Thai-loving village"). Ban Rak Thai was built around a lake near the Myanmar border. About 800, mainly Chinese settled here after the communist takeover of China and some of the buildings have a distinctively Chinese appearance. In the afternoon you arrive in Pai and can relax in your hotel before you can dine a delicious local or western food in one of the various restaurants. After dinner you can enjoy the delights of the Walking Street market. You stay overnight in Pai. (Distance: 170 km / 105 miles).

3. Day / Pai - Mae Sa - Chiang Mai (B/-/-)

A last great riding day is ahead of you of this comprehensive tour. In the morning you complete the “remaining” 762 twisties over the mountains to Mae Taeng. You then drive on rural back roads to the Mae Sa Elephant Camp.

If you like you can pay the amazing pachyderms a visit before you continue your journey. Follow the Samoeng loop and enjoy more twisties. In the afternoon you arrive back in Chiang Mai. From our Service Center we are more than happy to help you to arrange transfer to your hotel or the airport. (Distance: 180 km / 110 miles).

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

TOUR PRICES

Vehicle Single Rider Rider and pillion Single Room
BMW (single room) (sharing room) Suppl.
F700 GS 840,- 960,- 100,-
F800 GS 870,- 990- 100,-
R1200 GS 990,- 1,110,- 100,-
All prices are in USD

Remarks:

  • Reduction when 2 Single Riders sharing a room: 100,- USD per rider
  • Prices are in USD and valid from 1 April 2017 until 31 October 2018
  • A deposit of 25% of the total price is payable upon booking. The rest if due latest 90 days before departure
  • Prices include 7%VAT

Depending on the country you start in, you may have to leave a day early, subsequently; you will arrive one day later back home. Book your flights accordingly!

Route itinerary and destination may be subject to change in case of force majeure, weather conditions, road conditions and any other significant circumstances.

We are pleased to assist you with the booking of additional nights in Chiang Mai or any other services in connection with the tour! Please let us know.

WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE

  • 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

NOT INCLUDED

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

INSURANCE

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

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PICK YOUR DATE

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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