4 Days Tour - "Greater 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 will proceed to Mae Sariang for the first night and onwards to Mae Hong Son. You should not miss to visit a village of the Long Neck Karen.You proceed toBan Rak Thai, a hybrid Chinese / Burmese border town on a lake and to Pai the small town that became famous after a romantic Thai movie.

The route in Google Maps


START / FINISH: Chiang Mai / Bike Tour Asia Service Center
NEAREST AIRPORT: Chiang Mai International Airport
DURATION: 4 days riding
ROUTE: Total distance: approximately 750 km's
DAILY ROUTE: Daily distance: 160 to 240 km’s
ACCOMMODATIONS: Carefully selected quality hotels and resorts with leisure facilities.
HIGHLIGHTS: Doi Inthanon, Mae Sariang, Long Neck Hill Tribe, Ban Rak Thai, Road of 1,864 curves, Mae Sa Elephant Camp, Samoeng Loop


1 DAY Chiang Mai - Mae Sariang 240 km 145 miles
2 DAY Mae Sariang - Mae Hong Son 160 km 100 miles
3 DAY Mae Hong Son - Pai 170 km 106 miles
4 DAY Pai - Chiang Mai 180 km 112 miles



1. Day Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon – Mae Sariang (-/L/D)

We will start your tour from Chiang Mai and after about 50 km we leave the Highway and spend the rest of the day on exhilarating twisty rural roads. Our first stop is at the Vachiratharn Waterfall - an impressive and powerful 80 m high waterfall. Then we climb to the top of Doi Inthanon, which at 2,565 meters is the highest mountain in Thailand. We will take our local lunch in Mae Chaem.In the afternoon we continue on more curvy rural roads to Mae Sariang, a small town alongside the Yuam River, located near the Myanmar border. Enjoy the sunset by the bank of the Yuam River. Overnight in Mae Sariang.


2. Day Mae Sariang – Mae Hong Son (B/L/D)

Today we proceed on the winding Road 108 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).

We enjoy a pleasant boat ride on Pai River to visit a Karen Long Neck village in the afternoon. 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. Afterwards you take the boat back to the pier and proceed to your nearby hotel in Mae Hong Son. We stay overnight in Mae Hong Son.


3. Day Mae Hong Son – Pai (B/L/D)

Today is a rather short riding day to Pai. If the weather is fine we add a side trip to Ban Rak Thai (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. We enjoy a tasteful Chinese lunch. We 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. In the afternoon we arrive in Pai and can relax in your hotel before we 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. We stay overnight in Pai.

4. Day Pai – Samoeng – Chiang Mai (B/L/-)

A last great riding day is ahead of us of this great tour. In the morning we complete the “remaining” 762 twisties over the mountains to Mae Taeng. We then drive on rural back roads to the Mae Sa Elephant Camp. If we like we pay the amazing pachyderms a visit before we continue our journey. We follow the Samoeng loop and enjoy more twisties. In the afternoon we arrive back in Chiang Mai. From our Service Center we bring you back to your booked hotel.


Vehicle Single Rider Pillion Single Room
BMW (sharing room) (sharing room) Suppl.
F700 GS 1,849.- 799.- 150.-
F800 GS 1,849.- 799.- 150.-
R1200 GS 1,999.- 799.- 150.-

All prices are in USD

  • A deposit of USD 1,000,- per rider and USD 1,500,- per rider and pillion is payable upon booking. Rest payment is due latest 60 days before departure
  • The above prices are based for a group of 5 riders. If you come with less than 5 riders please contact us for a price offer
  • The price for a single rider in a sharing room requires another single rider booking with the same request. If there is no other request for room sharing we will have to charge you the single room supplement
  • Prices include 7% VAT
  • The tour starts and ends at Bike Tour Asia Service Center ( Service Center Gmaps)

Due to the lengths of your International flight and the time difference you may have to leave your country a day earlier, subsequently you will arrive one day later back home. Please 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.


Included in the tour price

  • 3 overnights at carefully selected quality hotels and resorts with leisure facilities
  • Breakfast every day
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • Water, soft drinks and coffee / tea in connection with the meals
  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage
  • Motorcycle insurance (please see details under "Insurance")
  • Road captain on motorcycle leading the group
  • Entrance fees to National Parks and Historical Sites
  • Tour information package including riding and safety tips, details about the hotels, the route and the sight
  • Bike Tour Asia T-shirt

Not included

  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance (cover against medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of an accident or illness). We recommend to buy an travel insurance in your home country


A security deposit according to the below list is to be presented through electronic blocking of funds on your credit card (Mastercard/Visa) or in cash upon hand-over of the motorcycle. The full amount will be electronically unblocked on your credit card or cash refunded after the tour (if no damage or loss of the motorcycle occurred). For more details, please see Terms & Conditions.

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 motorcycle damage & loss coverage with a maximum deductible amount up to the level of the security deposit (according the motorcycle type).

Travel Accident Insurance, by AXA Insurance Company, is included in all BTA Guided Tour prices.

Limit of Liability: (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

Underlying coverage is in Thai Baht’s and converted into USD using exchange rate 1 USD = 32 Baht



This tour is open for your own private group. Please choose your desired dates - all year round and come with your friends, club or company (subject to motorcycle availability).

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