A road trip is one of the most iconic ways to see a country. Passing landscapes hold a lot more wonder and significance when you are experiencing them with your eyes and with your entire being, rather than simply passing through them at high speed on a bus taking you from A to B, or over them on a plane. A road trip allows you to stop whenever you want, it allows you to design your own itinerary, and it allows you to simply create your bespoke break, truly experiencing the culture and beauty of the place you choose to explore.

One of the most visited countries in the world is of course Thailand. Known for its endless paradise beaches, famous Full Moon parties, temples, culture, jungles, wildlife, and of course, the nightlife, Thailand is one of the most varied and iconic countries on the planet. Now, what if you could explore it on a vintage motorbike, by taking a motorcycle tour?

The northern region of Thailand is mountainous and simply breath-taking, and exploring it fully is a must do. Anyone who passes through and doesn’t really see what is around them is missing out in the worst possible way. Motorbike tours in Thailand are one of the best ways to achieve that aim, whilst enjoying the actual transport side of things too.

Chiang Mai is one of the most popular starting points for journeys in the north of the country, and here you will find countless backpackers and digital nomads enjoying their time and a pit-stop before heading to their next destination, a gateway to the misty mountainous north of the country.

Put simply, enjoying a motorcycle tour is one of the best ways to really experience the area to the max. You are breathing in the air, you are whizzing past the sights, and you have the experience of a guide to not only design your itinerary, so you are heading to the best sights, with the best roads, but you are also enjoying their knowledge and expertise, and that gives you a more rounded and authentic experience – exactly what travel is about!

You don’t have to be the most experienced rider to enjoy one of these tours, as there are a few on offer, and some are less demanding than others. Typically you will be riding for much of your time, with several stop offs per day. These tours also avoid the main tourist sights and take you into the more authentic side of things, with villages and small towns, whilst of course checking out the big sights that you need to see.

If you’re looking for something new, and one of the most ‘real’ travel experiences on offer, head to Thailand, and do it on two wheels!