Do I need a credit card to pay?
No! You can pay deposits and final balances for your motorcycle tour via paypal with most major debit cards or you can pay via bank transfer or can even pay by personal cheque or cash.
Can I pay in another currency? ?
We are able to accept payments for our motorbike tours in the following currencies calculated at the current Bangkok Bank exchange rate against the US Dollar at the time of booking… Thai Baht – US Dollar – Euro – Australian Dollar – British Pound – Swiss Franc.
What if it's just me?
The minimum number of riders per tour is available in the tours description. In case the minimum is not reached, the rider will need to pay the addition in order for the tour to take place. Our longest tour so far starts at 2 riders 🙂
How many people on a tour?
We keep our group sizes small – generally no more than 8 bikes plus tour staff. We want to keep our size manageable if we all ride together, but large enough that if several riders want to set off on their own there’s no shortage of companionship.
Please contact us for more details and information.
What kind of places do we stay?
We definitely get to some out-of-the-way locations, which is one of the best reasons we know for seeing Thailand on two wheels. Most of the time our tours stay at locally owned comfortable establishments. We avoid chain hotels except when necessary due to group size and /or local availability of suitable accommodations. When you ride with us you can be confident that your accommodations and meals will be “consistently unique”, and the only surprises will be good ones. More information in “Tours & Prices”
TOUR & BIKE QUESTIONS.
Do I need a special Thai driving license?
No, a valid international driving permit – and of course, a valid license with motorcycle amendment from your home country – are all that is required.
How far do we ride per day?
We’re not in a race on our tours. There’s a lot to see and a lot to do in the area around central Thailand that doesn’t involve riding along some of the world’s most scenic roads. Although that is certainly a great reason for booking your trip! We usually ride about 150 to 200 kilometres daily. We leave our hotel around 8:30-9:00 a.m. after a buffet breakfast. Stops for attractions, photos, activities such as feeding the elephants or visiting a mountain-top village or temple are scheduled before and after lunch depending on the group’s preference. We break to stretch our legs and share a coffee or cool drink about every hour or so. Our goal is enjoy the ride and take in as much of the local Thai culture as possible. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip – we don’t want you to miss anything!
What are the rules of the road?
We drive on the left as in England. All speed limits are in km/h, 30-50 for towns, 60 for suburbs and 90 for major (A) roads and dual carriageways. I’ll happily cruise along the open road at a good clip, but we must always slow right down through the towns/villages, 50 km/h maximum. There are often kids, dogs, chickens, yak, etc., kicking around in the streets. Also, if you see me braking, there’s a good reason – and you should brake, too! There is always a “sweeper” and a service vehicle to make sure any riders caught by a traffic light or water buffalo causing delay do not get separated from the group!
I still have questions. How do I contact you?
For general enquiries you can use the “contact” button on the top right and fill out the form. If you wish to see contact details or send a direct message to Amine then please use the following contact details. Please be informed about our Thai office hrs (GMT +7); 10.00-19.00, 6days/week. These hours apply to our mobile phones too. Please think about the time difference, before you make a call, thanks for your fairness: Mr. Amine English/German/French Language +66 (0) 87 1030391
How do I make this happen for ME?
Your next step is to click here and take a look at our reservations page. Many of the more detailed questions you may have about our tours and procedures will be answered there. If you need to know more, give us a call or send us an email. We try to make the whole process as laid-back and flexible as possible… just like our tours.
WHAT RIDING GEAR TO BRING
Where do I store my luggage when touring?
Where our luxury van is not available we supply a 10 liter backpack for use on tour. This pack will sit easily onto the back of your bike and carrys a large amount of gear that compresses down very small. Any remaining luggage not needed on tour can be left in our Bangkok Office safe and secure.
Can I buy any gear in Thailand?
Exceptfor the helmets, Asia Riding Adventure does not provide any gears. Certain motorbike gear can be bought in Bangkok but European standard gear will cost more than in your own country! There are many manufacturers (mostly Chinese) that sell motorbike gear here in Thailand and to be fair for the price most of it is actually good quality. Jackets and Trousers, knee pads, arm pads etc. can all be bought in Bangkok however please make sure you arrive in Bangkok allowing yourself plenty of time to buy anything you may need.
VISA & INSURANCE
Can I get a free Visa on Arrival in Thailand?
People from 43 countries around the world are able to get a fee Visa on arrival at the Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok) including EU countries, Australia, Canada, USA, New Zealand. The visa is for 30 days but if you are planning on staying in Thailand longer we suggest applying at your local Thai embassy for a longer visa. When you apply to join one of our bike tours we will advise you on visa regulations.
Do I need travel insurance?
Yes you do and it must cover you for riding motorbikes of 650cc. Travel insurance for Thailand even including motorcycle cover is not expensive and will offer you many benefits if you need to claim. Riding anywhere in the world without adequate travel insurance is lunacy and obligatory on all our tours!
WEATHER & CONDITIONS
October to February
With such a great destination to take a motorbike tour October to February is the best time to ride Motorbikes in Thailand with warm temperatures, clear blue skies, sun, hardly any rain and forests alive with fresh lush greenery from the recent monsoon season. Most of our pictures on the website were taken this time of the year!
May to September
This time of the year will add a great deal of adventure to your motorbike tour! Unlike the south of Thailand the Northern regions only has one monsoon season and it continues for an incredible 5 months but, it is not as bad as it sounds. It doesn’t rain every day but when it doe’s it really rains so our guide below gives an indication of the best time to ride in the monsoon season in North Thailand.
March & April
Thailand is without a doubt the premier destination to ride motorcycles in Asia so it is best to choose the time of the year where you will get maximum enjoyment from the country. In March and April, will find temperatures up to 40 degree at this time (“Hot Session”).