Apr. 1 - 18, Oct. 15 - Nov. 1, 2019

Best of Asia-Thailand-Laos-China-Tibet Border Lands 18 Days

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    Motorcycling the best of Asia, You will explore three exotic countries of Asia in 18 days: Thailand-Laos-China as far as to the Tibet border lands. This tour starts and ends in beautiful Chiangmai in Thailand. Besides the stunning scenery this tour offers an insight into local cultures, Historical Sites, National Parks, local cuisine and local traditional way of life. The tour is in a wonderful riding experience on a big motorcycle on windy, straight and hilly roads - mostly paved and easy to handle. However there are also some stretches which are rather narrow and steep. To join this tour you need to have good riding skills and should be able to handle your big motorcycle in different conditions. Please keep also in mind that we partly ride on an elevation of 4,000 meters and above. Weather conditions vary greatly, from tropical heat in Thailand and Laos to freezing temperatures in Tibet, bring WARM clothes.

    The journey provides an outstanding opportunity to obtain a thorough impression of the uniqueness of North Thailand, Laos and the Yunnan province in China including the autonomous province of Tibet, Shangri-La and so much more.

    We will explore countless small, almost hidden roads, villages and towns.


    DAY 1 Arrival in Chiang Mai (Thailand)

    DAY 2 Chiang Mai - Luang Namtha, Laos

    DAY 3 Luang Namtha – Mengla - Jing Hong (Laos / China) 

    DAY 4 Jing Hong – Kunming, capital city of Yunnan Province

    DAY 5 Kunming – Lijiang, UNESCO world heritage site

    DAY 6 Lijiang Rest Day

    DAY 7 Lijiang – Tiger Gorge - Shangri-La, ride through the third deepest gorge of the world

    DAY 8 Shangri-La - the foothills of Himalaya, Tibet border lands

    DAY 9 Tibet Borderlands - Shaxi

    DAY 10 Shaxi – Lincang, tea horse caravan trading route

    DAY 11 Lincang – Jinghong, relaxing city by the Mekong

    DAY 12 Jinghong – Oudomxay (China / Laos) 

    DAY 13 Oudomxay – Luang Prabang (Laos) 

    DAY 14 Luang Prabang (Rest Day) (Laos) 

    DAY 15 Luang Prabang – Pakbeng (Laos) 

    DAY 16 Pakbeng – Nan (Laos / Thailand) 

    DAY 17 Nan – Chiang Mai (Thailand) 

    DAY 18 Departure from Chiang Mai (Thailand) 

    2018 date: October 15 - November 1,    2019 date: Apr. 1 - 18

    Tour Cost in US Dollar


    Single rider in sharing room

    Rider and pillion in sharing room

    Single Rider in single room

    Kawa Versys650




    Suzuki Vstrom650





    -17 overnights quality hotels and guesthouses
    --Breakfast and dinners except for rest days
    --Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage
    --Fuel during the whole tour
    --Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
    --Road captain on motorcycle leading the group
    --Tour guide in support van in all countries, Thailand, Laos and China
    --Support van for luggage transportation (1 piece per person), drinks and space for a few guests on entire tour upon prior request
    --Entrance fee to national parks and historical sites
    --All licenses and permits in Laos and China
    --Police escort in Laos according to legal requirement
    --Tour information package including riding and safety tips, details about the hotels, the route and the sights


    --All services not mentioned as included
    --All personal expenses
    --Alcoholic beverages
    --On the rest days, no lunch or dinner included
    --Visa to Laos (USD 30-35 two times, depending on the nationality), visa on arrival,
    --Visa to China (USD 60 – 240, depending on the nationality. Visa has to be applied PRIOR to the trip at a Chinese Embassy or Consulate General.


    In Thailand, included third Party liability insurance and First Class Comprehensive motorcycle insurance with a deductible of up to USD 1,500, in case of damage. 

    In Laos it’s not possible to get a First Class Comprehensive Motorcycle insurance. We provide a third party liability cover. This means the participants carry the risk of any damage of the motorcycle while riding in Laos. Participants also carry the risk for compensation to third party above the third party liability coverage.

    In China it’s not possible either to get First Class Comprehensive Motorcycle insurance. We provide a third party liability cover, limited to CNY 8,000,(circa USD 1,200) compensation to third party. This means participants carry risk for compensation to third party above CNY 8,000, and the risk of any damage of the motorcycle while riding in China.

    It doesn't get any better than this! If you want organization, good places to stay, good food, nice people, you should deal with RideChina !

    Our four countries motorcycle adventure was tailor made, well organized. Both the road captain and support crew have been wonderful. 



Minimum 4 participants




18 days




Total distance 3482KM, daily rides 150-460 km. Mostly on asphalt roads, highways and national roads.


Fine Hotels and guesthouses


Chiangmai city, northern Thailand, Mekong river, Dali, Lijiang and Shaxi old towns, Shangri_la and Tibet borderlands, Himalaya foothills, Luangprabang, Laos


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