FAQ ~ Motorcycle Rides

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Booking

Are there any hidden costs?

  • We have detailed a list of "Whats included", and "Whats not included" in the "Pricing" section in each ride. We've also added an "Optional additional places of interest". If requested, we will swap these with other parts of the package ride. If there is any additional costs, we will advise you so you can decide whether to go ahead or  not.

Do I have to make a reservation?

  • In order to guarantee a booking, yes you'll need to make a reservation.

How do I book my flights to Thailand?

  • Now days there are many flight booking options available, either via a travel agent in your country of residence or online. We recommend planning to arrive/depart at either Bangkok (Suvarnabumi) or Hua Hin airport.

Do I need travel insurance?

  • While we take every safety precaution possible, we can't guarantee that accidents won't occur. Travel/medical insurance is mandatory for joining our rides. We will ask for a copy of your travel insurance certificate during the booking process to ensure that you are fully covered. Please be aware that some countries require additional travel insurance specifically for riding motorcycles outside your country of residence, for example the UK

Do I need a visa for Thailand?

  • Many countries do not require a visa to enter Thailand for tourist purposes. Please confirm with the Thai embassy before travelling to Thailand for the latest up-to-date information. The following link will provide a guide: http://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand/changes-visa-exempt.php
  • If you require a visa to enter Thailand, it's safer to obtain one before travelling. That said, visa upon arrival is possible for selected countries, however please confirm with the Thailand Embassy before travelling to Thailand. The following link will provide a guide: http://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand/visa-on-arrival.php

What currency can I pay in?

  • You can pay in Thai Baht by bank transfer, or via PayPal directly to our nominated account. Account details for your preferred option will be provided to you by our Agent Partner in your country of residence during the registration process.

How many bikers will there be on rides?

  • We normally apply a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10. Exceptions can be catered for, particularly if you would like to create your own ride.

What is your cancellation policy?

  • Our policy is detailed in our Terms & Conditions page. You can click below to go to this page

Terms and conditions

About the motorcycle

How do I carry my gear on the bike?

  • All motorcycles come with a combination of panniers and top boxes. We also provide a support vehicle for all rides and additional luggage can be carried separately if needed.

What if my  bike breaks down, I have an accident or I get a puncture?

  • While we maintain a modern fleet and we keep all bikes well maintained, sometimes the unexpected happens. If we can fix minor issues (such as a puncture) without undue delay to the tour, we will do so at the roadside. In the unlikely event of a catastrophic failure we will provide a replacement motorcycle.

What happens if I damage the motorcycle?

  • Any damage must be reported to the Road Captain immediately. All motorcycles have both full insurance, and third party insurance, but you will be liable for the first 25,000 THB for any incidental damage or any insurance claims. Note: This only covers motorcycles ridden within Thailand.

Riding in Thailand

Can I ride outside of Thailand?

  • No, insurance does not cover motorcycles outside of Thailand.

Do I need a drivers license to ride in Thailand?

  • Yes. You need a at least 3 years 'big bike' riding experience, a current motorcycle license, and an international driving permit.

Riding gear

What do I need to bring?

  • We strongly recommend that you bring your own full set of riding gear,  including helmet, jacket, gloves, pants (knee guards and other protection if you prefer) and boots.

Can I rent or buy gear when I arrive?

  • We do have a range of gear available to rent, but note that this is regularly used gear and your specific size or preference may not be available. Our business partner, Siam Handlebar, has a good range of riding gear available for purchase, but again your specific size and preference may not be available. Let us know if you want to consider renting or buying riding gear, and we can confirm availability prior to your arrival.


Weather and What to Wear in Thailand

November to February

  • This is the best time to join Motorcycle Rides in Thailand. Relative to the rest of the year. The temperature is cooler, skies are clear blue, there is very little rainfall and the country side is lovely and green.

March to July

  • These are the hottest months (particularly April) of the year in Thailand. Temperatures can be as high as 40 degrees at this time. Temperatures will start falling to low 30's during May and June.

July to October

  • While this is the 'rainy season', it usually doesn't rain every day!  During the early months rain isn't constant. It can often rain for one or two hours usually in the afternoon, and then dry out.  However, it can rain torrents when it does rain. Be aware that late in a monsoon season is when the rains are at their heaviest and most persistent, and flash flooding can occur.  

What to wear

  • Casual clothing is worn everywhere throughout Thailand, except when visiting temples or government offices, where short pants and skirts are not normally acceptable. Thailand has 3 seasons. Cool, Rainy, and Hot:
  • COOL SEASON – from November to February, the days are warm, but evenings and mornings can be cool, and a light jumper might be needed.
  • RAINY SEASON – from July to October, the day’s temperatures are hot, 21 to 30 deg. Rain gear is required.
  • HOT – from March to July, the day’s temperatures can be very hot, 33 to 38 deg. Don't forget your swimming gear.