This is our standard 6-day / 5-night enduro tour, which starts and finishes in Chiang Mai.
On the morning of the first day we collect everybody from their hotels in Chiang Mai or from Chiang Mai airport, then transfer everybody to our house (about 12kms north of Chiang Mai), where we settle paperwork and balance payments.
We go over the bikes to make sure riders who requested tall handlebars / bar raisers, or lowered bikes, get their assigned bikes; also adjust handlebars and levers, mount helmet cameras, check riding gear etc.
Our luggage gets loaded onto our Toyota 4WD support truck together with a spare bike and all necessary tools/spares, then we gear up and get going to the destination of the first day.
Our truck takes the main road, since the bikes are much faster offroad and some of the trails we use are single track. Usually we meet up with the truck for lunch.
Our team consists of tour leader, support rider, and driver for our truck.
Every year before the tour season starts we do several months of trail scouting, and then decide on the loop for this season.
We need to change our routes and find new trails every year, because every season we have over 50% repeat riders and they want to ride at least some new trails.
For most routes we have a choice of trails with different levels of difficulty, and can make day-by-day decisions which trails to take.
Many groups have mixed riding skills and fitness levels. To make sure everybody is having fun, the faster riders can follow our lead rider and the slower guys ride with our sweep rider, who carries the heavy tools and spares.
In extreme cases we can split the group to keep everybody happy, but usually we try to stay together. If a rider wants to take it easy for a day or two, he can follow our 4WD truck on the tarmac road and do some sightseeing.
On the last day of the tour we aim for an arrival time of 1600 hours at our house, then take everybody to their Chiang Mai hotels or to the airport. If you have an earlier flight we can arrange for an earlier return.
No cancellations ever from our side - with 3 riders or less we'll include some trail scouting to make it worth our time as well.
Base price (based on twin rooms):
Single room supplement:
Most riders find they spend less than 100 EUR equiv while on tour.