Thailand is a colorful country with many attractions and the best way to experience this country is to get up close and personal with the locals. And the best way to do this is to take a Motorbike Tours Thailand in Thailand which is organized by many specialist adventure travel agencies. The best part is that unless you are specifically intending to go off-road, you don’t need a huge dirt bike. There are many smaller scooter like motorcycles available in smaller towns which will suffice if you are mostly planning to stay on the road. In fact, you don’t even have to worry about the motorcycles because they are provided by the adventure travel agency as per requirement.
Another good thing about these organized adventure tours is that everything from your food to the maintenance of the bikes during the journey is taken care of by the travel agency. Road side assistance is available in Thailand and if you get into trouble with your bike then your travel agency is sure to have a tie-up with one of the roadside assistance providing companies. The guides and leaders who accompany you on the trip are well aware of the routes and make sure that you are well fed and looked after. This is because they know about all the eating joints on the way where you can enjoy local fare or even international cuisine.
There are some things you need to keep in mind while going on Thailand motorcycle tours. First of all you may be asked to surrender your passport at the time of hiring the bike. Then again, foreigners need to have an international driving permit to drive in Thailand. The insurance will be taken care of by the travel agency and they will even help you to get an international driving permit. The adventure travel agencies usually provide bikes that are in good condition and they check the tire treads, brakes and lights before they hand over the bike to you.
However, you need to be aware that driving in Thailand is dangerous in fact, the University of Michigan Transport Research Institute ranks the country’s roads as the second deadliest in the world with 44 road deaths per 100,000 people. It is the law to wear a helmet and this not only guarantees an element of safety, but it will also save you from Thai policemen who are known to pursue non-abiding foreign riders in order to make money. In Thailand most of the time you are required to drive on the left hand side of the road and the most important rule is that the right of the way is given to the largest vehicle.
There are many routes you can take when you go on a motorbike tour in this country like the Lanna Kingdom biking tour. Then again there is the easy Samoeng/Mae Sa Loop which can be completed in half a day. On this route you will pass some beautiful scenery and ample curves. If you want to get a taste of what a longer ride in Thailand will be like then you should try this route first.