Vintage Rides Girls Ride – March 22nd 2019 TO March 30th 2019
A unique all-women motorcycle tour on the quest to discover a fascinating culture and its people, sharing beautiful moments, adventures and new experiences.
Vintage Rides Girls Ride:
You’ll set off on a unique Royal Enfield 10-day motorcycle adventure in South Thailand, guided by the french race pilot Lydia Truglio-Beaumont. We’re talking about a classic motorcycle adventure! The tour offers an itinerary full of surprises, crossing a wide range of landscapes on every leg. Not only will you discover this fascinating region, you’ll put yourself to the test in a new environment. Over the course of our exclusive itinerary, you’ll cruise along secret roads in the heart of the Thai countryside, with surprises around every bend, as well as little-visited national parks and tropical mountains.
You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel near Mai Khao beach. You can spend the rest of the day at your leisure, relaxing on the beach or by the pool, so you ease yourself into your Thai tour.
We leave Phuket Island early in the morning and ride on the border of Ao Phang Nga National Park. After a few miles on the main road, we go back to the secondary roads. The imposing karst mountains near Krabi gradually come into view until they are towering over us. We spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing on Krabi beach where we’ll stay for two nights.
We take the bikes for a spin in the morning to explore Krabi’s surroundings across the natural protected parks, known for their hidden waterfalls. In the afternoon, we change our mode of transport and take a boat ride to Railay, world-famous for its fine sandy beaches. There are several activities you can choose from, such as kayaking, snorkelling, etc.
Heading east, we leave the coastline to go deeper inland. We stop at the Tiger Cave Temple and this leg continues to be action-packed until we reach Khao Luang National Park: a bit of main road, several secondary roads and around 20 miles of easy tracks along hillocks with rubber plantations and oil palms. In the early afternoon, we reach Baan Khiriwong.
Early in the morning, we get on our bikes and head for Nakhon Si Thammarat, the former capital of the Tambralinga kingdom, known for its thirteenth-century Phra Mahathat Temple. A wonderful track takes us for over 12 miles through an untouched jungle and stunning mountainscapes. On the way back to the plains, we reach Khanom’s pristine beach. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the beach or by the pool.
We leave the Gulf of Thailand and head west crossing almost the entire peninsula. The roads pass through rural villages in the heart of authentic Thailand, with their markets, temples and plantations. In the afternoon, we reach Khao Sok National Park, which may well be the wildest and most-preserved place in the whole country.
Today’s a free day surrounded by nature! You are left to your own devices to explore Khao Sok National Park with a wealth of optional activities on offer: canoeing or bamboo rafting on the Sok River, trekking in the park, a day trip to Cheow Lan Lake. You could also meet some elephants or learn the basics of Thai cooking at a local family’s home!
Our last day on the bikes, we head west on the perfect 401 road, along the Rommani river. After 25 miles, we stop off at the small town Takua Pa and visit old Wat Lum. The road winds across hillocks covered with forests and rubber plantations until we reach the splendid sun-kissed coast. We take the ferry to Koh Kho Khao Island to end the tour in style.
You can enjoy one last morning or afternoon at the beach. You are transferred from Khao Lak to Phuket International Airport according to your flight schedule, where our services end.
9 days incl. 6 days’ riding
English-speaking tour leader: Lydia Truglio-Beaumont
From: €3,190/pilot – €2,890/pillion
Stemming from a dual passion for adventure travel and the Royal Enfield, Vintage Rides designs and runs tours on characterful motorcycles.
Our tours combine the pleasure of motorbike travel, the discovery of offbeat destinations and the human adventure you seek – all in complete safety.
Contact Vintage Rides for the Girls Ride – A women only motorcycle ride of a lifetime!