Motorcycle Tour – KANCHANABURI (Historical Thailand)

Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

Various riding experiences are offered in this wonderfully wild area of Thailand over the river Kwai and the famous bridge, sightseeing at Erawan national park and waterfalls, riding at the Sai Yok national park and more.

On the first day and after a short briefing session, we departe from Bangkok on an early morning heading to Nakhom Pathom, the exceptionnal Wat Phra Chedi temple, the only temple in Thailand where you can see women monks not dressed in orange but in white. After about an hour visit and a refreshment break, we will head to the bridge over the river Kwai. The Japanese who ruled that area during World War II forced war prisoners to build that bridge in six months while working in slavery conditions. Lunch will be taken under the bridge on a floating restaurant serving both, Thai and western cuisine. In the afternoon, we will have a relaxing ride until we reach our hotel located in the middle of the first at about 25km from Sai Yok National Park.

On the second day and after a well-deserved breakfast, we’ll head north to Sanghkla buri province having our first stop at the Hindad Hot spring well known for its thermal water fall. Lunch will be served around this area in a local restaurant. We will than ride hrough the beauty of this remote province reaching our hotel end of the afternoon.

The third day will dedicated to having a great ride in Sanghkla Buri Province before heading back south to Sai Yok National Park with the unique opportunity to visit a tiger temple. One the third day we will be having the same accommodation as on day 1, our unique forest retreat hotel with pool and amazing view on the river Kwai.

Early departure on the fourth day, we head to Erawan park, one of the most beautiful parks in Thailand proposing seven levels of various waterfalls and for the most fit of you, we will be climbing these levels through the nature in its most pure element. Launch will be served in the area of Erawan park. The afternoon will be a pure riding experience through the curvy mountain roads of the Srisawat province with a short ferry ride reaching our accommodation early evening.

Early morning on the fifth day, we head to Ayuthaya, the ancient capital of the siam dynastie, a Unesco World Heritage. It was once glorified as one of the biggest cities in the world a Southeast Asian center for civilizations. During the 17th century, most foreign visitors to Ayutthaya, traders or diplomats alike, claimed Ayutthaya to be the most illustrious and glittering city that they had ever visited.

Asia Riding Adventure is proud to propose this tour within its catalogue.

TOUR PRICES 2017/18

CB500X Rider Versys Rider Van/bike passenger
THB 55,890 THB 57,890 THB 27,290
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MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 3

Please note that the dates and prices for 2018 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2018 and might change.

Kanchanaburi Motorbike Tour

Riding Tips

Traffic in South East Asia is left handed. This might cause some headache for our American and European customers but not to worry, you will adapt to it fast. Another thing is the traffic, which is dense and sometimes full of action. This is one more reason why a fresh mind and properly adjusted mirrors are needed over here. Stop in pairs at the traffic lights and ensure you do not overpass the riders ahead of you at the green light which can result in silly accidents.

Roads in general are in good condition but you still need to always pay full attention while on the road. The scenic routes in the more rural parts of Thailand will definitely have pot holes, so do look out for them and be prepared that there might be a cow standing in the middle of the road just around the next bend.

The sun is HOT hence it is always a must to apply sun block and use it generously. Use long sleeves (jackets) and breathable materials always when you can. People who are coming to Asia for the first time might get frustrated if the ATM cash machine at the hotel reception is not working as fast as back home. This and many other little peeves here and there should not destroy your mood. You are on holiday, in ASIA.

Services included

  • All overnights in hotels during the entire tour
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Kawasaki ER-6n or Versys 2013 with unlimited mileage
  • Fuel and oil
  • Third party liability insurance
  • Tour guide on motorcycle
  • Museum, temples and parks fees
  • Back-up van for luggage transportation and passengers
  • Helmets if requested during the booking

 

HISTORICAL THAILAND

TOUR DATES

2017

2018


IN PROGRESS

Bangkok – Kanchanaburi

AT A GLANCE

Wild life sanctuary and heart of the Siam empire.
ROUTE: Total distance 1100 – 1200 Kms.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Comfortable and well equiped hotel.
SPECIAL TIP: Come in a few days early to enjoy Bangkok and the beaches of South Thailand.
HIGHLIGHTS: Wild life, Siam civilisation, unique riding experience.

5 DAYS RIDING

A fantastic motorcycle tour in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
DAY 1
Bangkok -> Kanchanaburi
DAY 2 Kanchanaburi -> Sangkhla buri
DAY 3 Sangkhla buri -> Erawan Park
DAY 4 Erawan Park -> Nong Prue
DAY 5 Nong Prue -> Ayutthaya -> Bangkok

 

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TOUR GRADING

One of the most important features of any Asia Riding Adventure tour is the right route. We take time to choose and test-ride our routes. For experienced motorcyclists, the smaller roads with less traffic and lots of turns are close to paradise, but too demanding for beginners or intermediates to handle. Riding conditions, traffic flow, local driving habits, and road surface quality all vary considerably from country to country and region to region. All of these factors go into our ROUTE GRADING determination.

If you have never been on a tour outside your home country, or if you have little or no experience riding extremely curvy mountain roads, we recommend you stay with the MODERATE or INTERMEDIATE tours. If in doubt, send us an e-mail or call!

Moderate: The whole route is on asphalt. The roads will be curvy at times, but mostly easy to handle. Even on these tours you must be able to ride your motorcycle – do NOT expect to learn how to ride a motorcycle while on tour! A minimum of 5,000 miles of motorcycle experience is required to take part in the tour, and you should ride motorcycles on a regular basis at home.

Intermediate: These routes run mostly on asphalt. There can be sections of very twisty roads, sometimes even with tight switchbacks. Traffic could be intense, and local driving habits may seem unpredictable, or even chaotic, to you – so you must be an experienced rider. A minimum of 7,500 miles of motorcycle experience is required to take part in the tour, and you have to ride motorcycles on a regular basis at home.

Tough: In general, these routes run on asphalt roads. A good portion of the route runs on very narrow, sometimes single lane roads. The roads are very curvy with quite a few tight switchbacks. There may be detours because of road construction, which will require riding on gravel and unpaved sections for some distance. Some riding days are quite long and demanding. Traffic may be very intense and unusual at times, with local driving habits that differ significantly from what you are used to. You must be a VERY experienced rider to take part in the tour. A minimum of 10,000 miles of motorcycle experience is required to participate, and you must ride motorcycles on a regular basis at home.

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