Motorbike Tour – HUA HIN (Around Bangkok)

Bangkok - Floating Markets - Hua Hin

There are countless floating markets throughout the country, many within a couple of hours’ of the capital.

The most famous of the floating markets are in Samut Sakhon province, about 100 kilometers southwest of Bangkok. The Damnoen Saduak buzzing market is at its best in the early morning before the crowds arrive and the heat of the day builds up.
Lunch will be served in a floating fish restaurant.

After lunch, we will head to Tha Kha Floating Market which is more of an authentic market. No cheap souvenirs and hardly any tourists. Most people there are locals. Night spent in Suan Phueng.

The next day, we will have an early arrival in Hua Hin, which emerged as Thailand’s first beach resort and has been a favored Royal retreat since the 1920’s. It is also known as a golfers paradise with some of the best golf in Thailand.
Nearby the Hua Hin area, we’ll ride through Khao Sam Roi Yod (mountain range with 300 peaks) national park. It offers fine sandy beaches, spectacular caves, superb mountain viewpoints, all within a relatively small area. Night spent in Hua Hin in a cozy and comfortable hotel.

Around 9pm the next day, we will be heading to Pa La-u Waterfall which is about 60 km west of Hua Hin towards the border with Burma. Our tour goes than further to Phra Pathom Chedi in Nakorn Pathom province, supposedly the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia. Night spent around the pagoda in one of our prefered hotels.

Arrival in Bangkok the next day early in the afternoon.

TOUR PRICES 2016/17

CB500X Rider Versys Rider Van/bike passenger
THB 36.590 THB 37.890 THB 17.890
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Info: If requested prior to the booking, possible extension from Hua Hin through Chumphon and Surath Thani to Kho Samui as of day 3 to discover the beauty of riding this wonderfull island. This extension increases the overall tour duration from 4 to 9 riding days and the tour grading from moderate to tough.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 3

Please note that the dates and prices for 2016 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2016 and might change. Also, for this tour there is yet no price available for 2016. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2015 without any cancellation fee.

Hua Hin 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

AROUND BANGKOK

TOUR DATES

2016

2017

IN PROGRESS

Bangkok – Samut Sakhon – Hua Hin

AT A GLANCE

A fantastic motorcycle tour in the heart of Thailand’s floating markets.
ROUTE: Total distance 600 – 620 Kms.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Superior standard hotels.
SPECIAL TIP: Golf and snorkling in Hua Hin.
HIGHLIGHTS: Check out three major floating markets.

4 DAYS RIDING

A fantastic motorcycle tour to Hua Hin, Thailand.
DAY 1 Bangkok -> Suan Phueng
DAY 2 Suan Phueng -> Hua Hin
DAY 3 Hua Hin -> Nakorn Pathom
DAY 4 Nakorn Pathom -> 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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Historical Cambodia – Coming soon
Historical Thailand – Sukhothai
Historical Thailand – Nakhon Nayok
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