1 Day Excursion - "To the Top of Thailand - Doi Inthanon"

This short tour introduces you to some of the many attractions near Chiang Mai while providing an enjoyable riding experience on some scenic twisty roads. You can stop at the impressive waterfalls of Vachiratarn and continue to the top of Doi Inthanon, which at 2,565 meters is the highest mountain in Thailand. Along the way you may also see the impressive Twin Pagodas.


The roads are mostly easy to ride but there are some steep and technically demanding stretches. You must be able to handle a motorcycle and do not expect to learn how to ride while on this tour. You ride approximately 200 km’s which leaves ample time for relaxing, lunch and sightseeing.

The tour starts and ends in Chiang Mai, the largest city in Northern Thailand, some 700 km north of Bangkok. Chiang Mai has great hotels and facilities and is easy to access by road or air - especially from Bangkok International air services also connect Chiang Mai with other regions of Southeast Asia.

The route in Google Maps


START / FINISH: Bike Tour Asia Service Center / Chiang Mai
NEAREST AIRPORT: Chiang Mai International Airport
DURATION: 1 day riding
ROUTE: Total distance: approximately 200 km's (125 miles)
HIGHLIGHTS: Vachiratarn Waterfall, Doi Inthanon, Twin Pagodas, Hmong Tribal Market, beautiful bended roads



1 DAY Chiang Mai - Doi Intahnon - Chiang Mai 200 km 125 miles



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 to: info@biketourasia.com



Day 1 /Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon - Chiang Mai

We meet at our service center 7.30 AM. Here you will receive a briefing about the tour and your motorcycle. After you are familiar with your motorcycle you leave Chiang Mai behind and ride towards the south for an hour on the Highway before you turn right in direction of the Doi Inthanon National Park.

You should not miss the Vachiratarn Waterfall, which can be accessed from the road. It is one of Northern Thailand’s most impressive waterfalls, at approximately 80 meters high. Then you climb through beautiful pine forests for more than 2,000 meters on windy roads to the peak of Doi Inthanon, which at 2,565 meters above sea level is the highest point in Thailand.

You can visit the impressive Twin Pagodas built by the Thai Air Force in honor of their Majesties King and Queen in commemoration of their 60th birthdays. If you like you can stop on the way down at a Hmong Tribal Market where the villagers trade various kinds of vegetation, fruits and flowers grown on their own farm. Return to Chiang Mai in the afternoon using the smaller canal road through lush farm land. (Distance: 200 km / 125 miles)

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