Follow The Trails Thailand

Off the beaten track through Thailand’s unknown mountain ranges and river landscapes, along dream routes on the border with Myanmar.

Experience

Chasing the Int. GS Trophy 2016

Experience your own personal adventure
The country where you are always greeted with a smile is an absolute dream destination for motorcyclists. Thailand’s subtropical mountain ranges on the border with Myanmar are breathtaking. It is especially fun to explore this landscape along tight tracks and gravel roads. From Chiang Mai in the mountainous north, we follow the trails of the Int. GS Trophy South East Asia 2016: six days through Thailand’s hidden mountain and river landscapes. Simply one of a kind.

This is what is waiting for you

Off-road at ist best

Thailand is rich in flora and fauna and has a great variety of off-road routes to offer. You can look forward to discovering exotic and hidden corners on GS bikes. While taking the daily routes of the BMW Motorrad Int. GS Trophy, you will experience Thailand in a very authentic way, meet locals who will be delighted to chat to you and find out what #SpiritofGS means to us.

Certified instructors

Follow The Trails is the ultimate off-road adventure, where BMW Motorrad-certified instructors safely take you off-road to undiscovered places. On these tours, you will explore corners of a country that remain inaccessible to others. The adventure begins where the road ends.

Experience Details

Services included

  • 8 days support by our partner
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport shuttle on arrival and departure day
  • Catering with 3 meals per day
  • Snacks on the go and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Support from BMW Motorrad-certified instructors
  • Support vehicle for technical support and luggage transport
  • Medical care
  • BMW R 1250 GS including fully comprehensive insurance (with excess)
  • Petrol

Alcoholic beverages, airline tickets, cancellation insurance and all services not listed above are not included.

   


Itinerary

Arrival day

Arrival to Chiang Mai: you will be welcomed by the team from our partner Enduropark Hechlingen and a transfer to the base camp, Hotel Green Lake Resort. Our partner will introduce you to the programme for the tour and provides you with the most important information. After a briefing, equipment check and handover of the motorcycles, there is time to get to know each other and have dinner together.

First stage

Chiang Mai to Pai (approx. 185 km): on the first riding day, you will be guided to Pai, high up in the beautiful mountains of northern Thailand. This incredible city attracts people from all walks of life, from hippies to nature lovers, musicians, artists and adventurers. After some dusty tracks in the mountains during the day, the quaint little town and its friendly local people will offer a relaxing end of the day.

Second stage

Pai to Mae Hong Son (approx. 220 km): today, the route takes you through fantastic countryside passing small Shan villages and dwellings, which can also be found in neighbouring Myanmar. You will ride past ancient temples in Burmese style and the diverse culture and long history of Thailand become visible.

Third stage

Mae Hong Son to Mae Sariang (approx. 255 km): on the way to Mae Sariang, even more of Thailand’s fascinating mountain landscape awaits you. You will also pass rice paddies and ride through dense jungle, and the proximity to Myanmar is still evident in the architecture and culture of the region’s residents.

Fourth stage

Salaween Loop (approx. 100 km): luggage can be left behind today as the Salaween Loop takes you back to the camp in Mae Sariang. During the day you can expect many curves and dusty paths on the banks of Salaween River, along the border betweenThailand and Myanmar.

Fifth stage

Mae Sariang to Doi Inthanon (approx. 245 km): on the fifth day, you will “climb” the highest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon at 2,565 meters above sea level. The route is now greener as it goes into the evergreen rainforest and along beautiful waterfalls.

Sixth stage

Doi Inthanon to Chiang Mai (approx. 160 km): from Doi Inthanon, the last stage of the trip has already dawned, which leads back to the starting point, Chaing Mai. After another strenuous but impressive day, only one last dinner together is on the agenda.

Departure day

Departure: after breakfast, the motorcycles have to be returned with a heavy heart and you will start your journey home – with new friends and many unforgettable memories in your luggage.

   

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Frequently asked questions

How can I book a Fuel For Life experience?
  • Click on the trip you are interested in
  • Find out about the details
  • Enter your details and booking preferences
  • We will then send a contact form to our hosting partner who will contact you with the offer tailored to your requirements
Who organises Follow The Trails Thailand?

Follow The Trails Thailand is an offer provided by the Enduropark Hechlingen. The Fuel For Life partner independently organises the experience and offers it to participants on their own behalf. All information about this offer, including details on prices, has been provided by the Fuel For Life partner.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Enduropark Hechlingen’s team will be happy to help you with any questions you may have about Follow The Trails Thailand. Simply get in touch with them using our request form. 

The Fuel For Life team will be happy to help you with any further questions you may have. You can reach us at: fuelforlife@bmw-motorrad.com

In which languages do you offer Fuel For Life Experiences?

English is spoken on Follow The Trails. The team at Enduropark Hechlingen will be available to answer any queries in German. Please also contact Enduropark Hechlingen for further information about the languages spoken by tour guides.

When will new dates be published?

We are constantly working to expand our range of Fuel For Life experiences for you. Consequently, we recommend you check regularly to discover new offers and more dates.

Can I put myself on the waiting list for an already fully booked tour?

You can still enquire about the desired travel dates via our contact form and our partner will let you know if you can be put on a waiting list or offer you possible alternatives.

Can certain requirements with regard to catering, allergies, etc. be taken into account?

Yes, of course. Simply include specifics in the contact form. 

Which physical or athletic demands must I meet?

Please note that our Follow The Trails offers are off-road-focussed adventure tours through remote areas and you should be able to handle the motorbike very well off the road. The exact requirements have also been listed in the booking details. If you require further information or are unsure, the operating partner will be happy to advise you.

Can I participate with my own motorcycle?

Unfortunately not, but it gets better: a BMW R 1250 GS will be made available to you for the entire journey.

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Organising partner

Follow The Trails Mongolia is organised by BMW Motorrad partner Enduropark Hechlingen

Enduro enthusiasts will find everything they need at Hechlingen Enduro Park: Enduro training and trips for beginners, advanced riders and professionals.

The team is the definite port of call for any off-road adventures and therefore the ideal partner to take you through rough terrain in Mongolia and offer you the adventure tour of your life. 

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