Rides in Asia

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Motorcycle Touring Thailand, a guide, part two

I am continuing my most recent motorcycle tour in Northern Thailand and offering some info to assist other people thinking to try an overseas ride.Part one is here with info about when to ride, renting a bike, the best roads and other tips. 2019 tour day five.From Uttaradit I rode […]

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Motorcycle Touring Northern Thailand – a guide

This is my 5th motorcycle tour of Thailand, and about my 15th visit to the country. I feel completely at ease riding or just hanging out here. I think it is an ideal place for a rider to visit and so this post is about how you might ride here […]

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North Sumatra Motorcycle ride

I have for some time wondered what the area around Lake Toba in North Sumatra would be like to ride. I was not able to find any bike rental previously but by chance met someone from the area via Instagram who gave me some advice including how I can easy […]

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Flores Ride part three

Continuing my ride on the island of Flores, from Riung I cross a series of mountains as I travel south. I was expecting the road to be ok as this route was suggested to me however that is not the case. The road is about 40% acceptable tar and 60% […]

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Flores Motorcycle Tour continued

It rained last night and the clouds were still clinging to the mountains in the morning so I slept in.Eventually I set off to visit the Kelimutu volcano with its three colour crater lakes on the insistence of the lodge owner that ‘no problem can see can see’. Nope. Half […]

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East Nusa Tenggara Motorcycle ride

There’s a title you don’t see every day on a blog. This is a part of Indonesia, a country most Australians only know as Bali. But Indonesia is a staggeringly diverse place with 300 different ethnic groups, 700 different languages and 17,000 islands. I previously completed a ride in East […]

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Nepal Motorcycle Ride part three

I had two ways I could ride from Hetauda. Nicer roads lay to the east then across the range via Kamalamai which was suggested as one of the better motorcycle rides in the region.  However reading tourist sites about the country I noticed two of the best viewpoints for the […]

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Nepal Motorcycle Ride part two

Woke up to a lovely morning after some rain last night with peaceful view from my window. Over breakfast chatted to the hotel owner who advised my intended route today was rough unsealed road and I best ride via Pokhara. That added a few km and I decided I best […]

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Nepal Motorcycle Ride

I got the idea to ride Nepal one night when chatting to the Black Dog adventure group who were thinking to go there. They decided instead on Northern Vietnam but I noticed a cheap round trip fare to Kathmandu of $400 so jumped at it. The flight from Tokyo was […]

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Philippines Motorcycle Ride

Whilst the Philippines is known for its 7000 islands, to the north of the capital Manila lies a large mountainous area offering some great riding. If you have some spare time I’ll tell you a little about my ride there. After my motorcycle ride in Sri Lanka I flew to […]

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Sri Lanka Motorcycle Ride

Originally this was to be a ride in Oman. To get there I noted that I could do so cheaply via Sri Lanka so the idea to ride there on the way formed. The Oman ride unfortunately could not proceed. The one and only motorcycle rental option closed down. I […]

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Laos Motorcycle Ride

The Black Dog riders club had been planning to do a tour from Thailand through Laos in February this year. The situation with taking the bikes across the border changed and they converted the trip into another Thailand ride. Even though northern Thailand is a road riders paradise I opted […]

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