About This Tour
Every serious rider knows that Thailand is biking Nirvana. This 2019, TBB Tours is pleased to offer you the opportunity to take it to the next level!
Our very special tour allows you to ride through some of Thailand’s most stunning scenery on amazing roads, all the while anticipating the spectacle that is.
MotoGP 2019 at Buriram
Last year was the inaugural year for MotoGP in this wonderful country and the Buriram International Race Circuit has been chosen as the venue. This circuit was opened in 2014 and has hosted World Superbike there since 2015. It’s a long flat circuit and as such, offers ample “live” viewing opportunities in addition to big screens dotted around the circuit. As it is owned by Chang – the number 1 in the Thai beverage market, there are also great facilities for food and drink at many points around the circuit. Note: The picture below was taken whilst the facility was still being constructed. Click here for a panoramic view of the circuit from the main grandstand.
So, onto the tour. For the first five days you will experience some of the best roads you have ever ridden in your life as we snake our way through national parks offering tastes of untouched Thailand, balanced out by some truly fantastic stretches of grippy tarmac that truly are a motorcyclists dream. Everything from tight, technical minor roads leading to stunning views, to fast flowing sweepers where you can wind it on, feel the bike dig in and the smile on your face widening even further – this is it!!!
We’ll arrive at our hotel close to Buriram on Friday afternoon and after checking in, you will be free to decompress from the ride by the pool and then go out and explore the restaurants and nightlife of the town.
The next two days we ride to the circuit for qualifying practice and race days where you will be able to watch all three classes and get up close and personal to your favourite riders. If you have never been to an international motorcycle race, you will be astounded by the atmosphere – the sights, the noise, the people, the whole thing just gets you buzzing!
Once the racing is over and we’ve recovered after a good night’s sleep, we jump back onto the bikes again and head over to Pattaya for a frolic by the seaside and some of the most intense nightlife offered anywhere in the world. After one and a half full days here, you say goodbye to the bikes and climb into a minivan for the short run to the country’s capital city, Bangkok where you have the choice of disembarking in the Sukhumvit area and continuing your holiday or staying in the minivan until Suvarnabhummi International Airport and your flight home or to an onward destination.
THE FULL ITINERARY IS AS FOLLOWS:
- Monday 30/09/19 – Chiang Mai to Nan
- Tuesday 01/10/19 – Nan to Dan Sai
- Wednesday 02/10/19 – Dan Sai to Khao Kho
- Thursday 03/10/19 – Khao Kho to Khon Kaen
- Friday 04/10/19 – Khon Kaen to Buriram
- Saturday 05/10/19 – Buriram Practice Day
- Sunday 06/10/19 – Buriram Race Day
- Monday 07/10/19 – Buriram to Pattaya
- Tuesday 08/10/19 Pattaya rest day
- Wednesday 09/10/19 – Pattaya to Bangkok
This is a unique tour offering the unusual mix of scenic rural Thailand, the thrill of a world-class sporting event plus the dynamic modern scene that the main cities have to offer.
This is a 10 Day/9 Night tour and places will be allocated on a first come/first served basis and there are 16 spots available. Hotels have been handpicked for quality and all have a swimming pool. Single occupancy is standard for the rooms with the exception of the three nights close to the circuit. Buriram is not a large town/city and therefore has limited accommodation options so we were very lucky to be able to secure 10 twin bedded rooms. Two of these will be taken by the support team leaving 8 for our 16 lucky clients!
Bikes will be the proven Honda CB500X for solo rider and the equally capable Suzuki V-Strom 650 for those carrying a passenger. A support truck for your luggage will also be provided as well as transfers from Pattaya to Bangkok.You’ll be accompanied on the tour by the owners of TBB Tours – Duncan and Jeff, who will take in turns as sweep and lead riders and a T.A.T licensed guide will ride in the support truck to keep everything nice and legal.
This tour is “all inclusive” meaning that everything apart from evening meals and alcohol is supplied. Bikes, riding jacket and helmet, fuel, insurance, accommodation for 9 nights, breakfast, lunch, guide services and MotoGP tickets for practice and race days.
This is a tour suitable for anyone with a reasonable amount of “big bike” experience and pillions are welcome. We don’t ride extremely fast and definitely not recklessly but you must be competent and comfortable with speeds averaging between 80 – 120kph.