Here are some frequently asked questions we have answered for our guests in the past. If you have any other specific questions regarding our tours or ideas to make your perfect motorcycle tour adventure, please contact us directly and we will always do our best to assist you personally….. Contact Us
At Bike Tour Asia, providing great international quality service is without question. But it is service that exceeds our guest’s expectations that we strive for and we train the team on a constant basis to achieve exemplary performance based on our high-quality standards and guests feedback.
A Guided Tour is well organized to every detail and has a scheduled departure date. The group will have our Tour Leader, on a motorcycle, safely leading through the route and a support car with a licensed Tour Guide during the entire Tour.
On a guided Private Group Tour, all details are the same as Guided Tours but cater for a closed group of friends with departure dates at their choice.
If you still haven’t exactly found what you are looking for in our listed tours, create your tour with our assistance. Together with you, we customise a tour which 100% suits your personal interests at your desired dates.
Our Self Guided Tours offer the same quality and style of our Guided Tours. The only difference is that you are the tour leader! It is designed for you to ride alone or with friends or your partner on your desired date, with a carefully planned route which is pre-programmed on the GPS. If you still haven’t exactly found what you are looking for in our listed tours, create your tour with our assistance. Together with you, we customise a tour which 100% suits your interests at your desired dates.
In Guided Tours and Private Group Tours, almost everything is included in the tour price. This includes the rental of our motorcycle, accommodations, all meals, cost of fuel, entrance fees etc.. A Self Guided Tour includes the rental of our motorcycle, a GPS pre-programmed complete route inclusive fuel stops, lunch places, places of interest etc. and accommodations are included. Please see the tour packages content for more details.
Depends on what time of the year you are in, the temperature can drop to around 10°C (50°F) during the cold season night, or can go as high as 40°C (104°F) during the summer day. Below is the average temperatures and chance of rain for Northern Thailand and its neighboring countries.
Our BMW GS motorcycles are made for and equipped for your partner to be very comfortable as a pillion. On Guided Tours, our support vehicle can accompany a few passengers throughout the tour (upon prior request).
We can provide you a helmet and riding jacket with a surcharge of USD 10.- per day for each item. However we do suggest you bring your own riding gear for the tour if possible, since they will suit you better.
Thailand, in general, has many additional relaxing or exciting activities to offer. Examples are golf, trekking, rafting, wine tasting, horse riding, spa’s, excursion to National Parks, beach holidays, etc. We are happy to support you with additional activities in connection with your motorcycle tour through our inbound tour partners, we do not offer this service ourselves.
Our tour guides and Road Captains are all bilingual. Besides Thai and English some of us speak German, Scandinavian, Slovenian etc. Upon request we can provide tour guides speaking other languages. When we have a group from a specific country, we will, upon request, ensure that one of our staff speaks that language
You are on a riding vacation, if you choose to ride on your own for a while during the tour days, no worries, just inform your tour leader so they can make sure to check your safety and meeting point.
Each guest is provided with a detailed tour description, which contains all necessary information regarding the tour (itinerary, safety riding tips, maps etc.) Before the tour starts, we will go through the whole itinerary in detail. Each morning, before the days ride, a short briefing of the day ahead is given.
Our policy is simple, we strive to offer the best possible individual guest service and a safe riding environment. Therefore, our groups are relatively small and typically kept to 8 to 10 guest motorcycles plus pillions. Most of our guests prefer groups of this size, where diversity of age, motorcycle experience and interests ignites instant friendships.
Our itineraries are designed to start between 8 – 9 am and arrive at our hotel for the night no later than 5 pm. On average we cover 250 km daily and we do stops to enjoy some coffee, lunch, amazing scenery, taking photos, looking at a historical site etc. or simply a “leg-stretcher”.
Bike Tour Asia tours are designed for motorcycle riders with a minimum of 10’000 km of a big motorcycle (500cc up) experience. It’s also very important you are confident, can handle it well and feel safe riding a big motorcycle of the kind we have. We suggest that you take a close look at each tour itinerary and daily hours of riding to pick the right tour for you. If you are still not sure, please send us an e-mail or give us a call and we will advise. Your safety is our highest priority.
We have motorcycle damage & loss coverage. Your motorcycle security deposit amount is your maximum liability limit. This coverage is included in the tour prices for riding in Thailand, while for multi-country tours, we have a waiver program available to obtain the coverage for the riding days outside of Thailand.
Bike Tour Asia always provides accommodations at carefully selected quality hotels and resorts with leisure facilities. Besides, we select quality restaurants serving fresh local delicious cuisines that reflect the character of the area in which we travel. We also strive to cater to our guests preferring vegetarian, western or other food preferences, prior notice required.
Our concept of a rest day is that you stay at the same hotel for 2 nights so you have a full day then to do your own thing. Relax and enjoy the pool or maybe a soothing massage, or go exploring the local area, it’s your choice. On guided tours, we will also offer you options on a rest day, to explore the area with our tour guide or on your own or do a short ride in the neighbourhood if you would like some more riding.
At Bike Tour Asia we use our own licensed BMW motorcycles. In this way, we secure our company policy standards however you may join a Guided Tour on your own motorcycle, please contact us for further details.
On all our Guided Tours and Private Guided Tours, there is a support vehicle for transport of the luggage with normally a limit of one medium-sized suitcase/soft bag per guest. All our motorcycles have luggage systems for items such as rain gear and photo/ video equipment etc. For Self Guided Tours you will make use of the motorcycle’s panniers and a top case for your luggage. Any additional luggage can be stored at our Service Centre or another point of departure.
Minimum age limit for riders is 25 years old. We have no maximum age limit so long as you are in good condition to handle and ride the motorcycle. Pillion passengers should be not less than 15 years of age.
Bike Tour Asia’s policy is to use our own late BMW GS motorcycles which are regularly serviced by an authorized BMW dealership as well as checked by our mechanic before every tour starts, therefore our fleet of motorcycles is always in good condition. All of our motorcycles have a damage & loss coverage program and we have extended coverage in place.
Besides force majeure, we take the liberty to cancel a tour if there are insufficient bookings 42 days before tour start. Any amount paid to Bike Tour Asia will be fully refunded, or you may choose an alternative tour of your liking.
Our team knows the roads and sites of the region very well. We spend months of office research, then we make several scouting tours to personally double check roads, accomodations, dining options, etc before launching a new tour itinerary. Many people are involved at various stages during the time it takes to fully research a new itinerary.
*If you have a yearning for a stylish and exciting riding adventure on some of the best roads and scenery worldwide, come and join us, we will NOT let you down.