Thailand is in general a very safe and easy country to travel.
During the tour we do our best to take care of everybody and sort things out, which sometimes means finding medication for a case of the "runs", or perhaps the opposite, or blisters, scratches etc.
We also try to accommodate food preferences by finding appropriate restaurants, and photo / video requests during the riding.
There is a lot of information you can find online about traveling in Thailand, here are just a few pointers for general travel and for going on tour with us:
- Passport has to be valid for at least 6 more months after date of entry into Thailand.
- International drivers license.
- Maybe notify your credit card company you're traveling to Thailand, some companies deactivate your credit cards when used abroad.
- Recommended vaccines: hepatitis AB, tetanus. Common items like mosquito repellent and most medications can be bought here cheaply, except sleeping pills (prescription only).
- Please let us know in advance if you need tall handlebars, or if you need the bike lowered (we move the triple clamps down as far as possible, and replace the rear shock linkage with a longer one).
- Riding gear: always best to bring your own, but we also have lots of boots, pants, helmets, protectors etc in various states of decay (with the local climate things don't last very long here). Please ask.
- Long leg bicycle stretch pants against chafing in the seat and knee protector areas.
- Bring a Camelbak or similar hydration pack. We buy bottled water at petrol stations in the morning and during the day. If you tend to get cramps, bring salt / magnesium tablets.
- Cheap bum bags / rucksacks etc are available at most local markets, if you'd rather carry water bottles.
- If you share a room, bring ear plugs to get a good night's sleep.
- In Pai (usually 2 nights) there are several laundry shops, also Internet cafes.