motorcycle travels in Asia

Motorcycle adventures in Thailand – Nepal – India – Laos – Sri Lanka – Malaysia – Singapore – Indonesia – Philippines – Taiwan – Vietnam

Northern Vietnam

Dong Van Karst Plateau AKA Ha Giang loop I’ve been trying to get to Hanoi and do a ride for awhile. First I was foiled by airline bureaucracy, then by a typhoon. Third time I will be lucky I hope setting off. I put a draft plan together back in […]

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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 island 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

I got the idea to ride Nepal one night when chatting to the an adventure ride 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

A riders club I belong to 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 […]

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Southern Vietnam motorcycle ride

I wanted to escape the cold Japanese winter so I dusted off a plan I had to ride from Saigon to Hanoi. Vietnam is long and narrow and the weather varies considerably from the south to the north. In the lead up to this trip there was a huge amount […]

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India Himalayan motorcycle tour

Prelude Riding the Himalayas in India has long been on my bucket list. In my mind this is a ride all about the journey so I wanted to experience the classic approach. To traverse up the Manali to Leh highway on a 1950’s British designed Royal Enfield Bullet  – for […]

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Taiwan Moto Tour – By Any Means

I have been wanting to do a motorcycle tour in Taiwan ever since I watched Charlie Boorman ride there in his By Any Means television series back in 2009. Not an easy task when there is no regular motorcycle rental permitted for foreigners. I decided eventually to follow the title […]

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Adventure Club ride Thailand

I decided 2017 should be a year I try different things. So instead of my usual solo travel I joined up with a bunch of like minded blokes to ride around Thailand. (please see footnote update about this group)   Adventure Club ride Thailand first appeared on Motorcycle Paradise March […]

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