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

Written by: Kanjana Klinrat

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. We will ride to 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 will also see also the impressive Twin Pagodas and a genuine Hmong Tribal Market.

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



Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon - Chiang Mai (200 km/125 miles)

We meet at our service center 7.30 AM. You will receive a briefing about the tour and your motorcycle. After you are familiar with your motorcycle we leave Chiang Mai behind us and ride towards the south for an hour on the Freeway

BMW-1200-GS Doi-inthanon-loop

before we turn right in direction of the Doi Inthanon National Park. The first stop is at the Vachiratarn Waterfall, which can be accessed from the road. It is one of Thailand’s most impressive waterfalls, at approximately 80 meters high. Then we 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.

We also 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. We 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. Lunch will be taken at the local restaurant. Return to Chiang Mai at around 16:30. We will use smaller canal road through lush farm land.


Please note transfer to your hotel or the airport is not included. We are happy to arrange this service for you. (onward flights not before 20:00) (Distance: 200 km / 125 miles).


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



Vehicle Single Rider Rider and pillion  
F700 GS 384,- 538,-  
F800 GS 384,- 538,-  
R1200 GS 424,- 613,-  

2 and more GUESTS

Vehicle Single Rider Rider and pillion  
F700 GS 320,- 448,-  
F800 GS 320,- 448,-  
R1200 GS 360,- 504,-  
All prices are in USD


  • Prices are valid until 31 October 2019
  • Bookings for the peak season is possible only 60 days or less before the tour start. The peak season is from 1. Nov until 31. March
  • Full payment is required upon confirmation
  • We accept cash payment and credit card payment (surcharge of 4%)
  • Prices include 7% VAT
  • The tour starts and ends at Bike Tour Asia service center; Service center Gmaps


  • Lunch
  • Water, soft drinks and coffee / tea in connection with lunch
  • Motorcycle rental
  • Fuel
  • Tour guide on a motorcycle
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour information package including riding and safety tips, the route and the sights
  • Bike Tour Asia T-shirt


  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Riding gear (helmet, jacket and gloves can be rented at the service center)


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).

Please contact us at: info@biketourasia.com

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