- South Laos Caravan, Dirty Motorcycle Tour (Mar 9 - Mar 15, 2019) CLOSED
Ubon Ratchathani International Airport$1,250.00
We will be using Oil Moopha Rider as our Tour Group. They are located in Thailand and have extensive experience in Laos. There are several YouTube videos of some of their rides. We are riding the Southern part of Laos and expect cooler weather than the North. This ride adventure is organized by Steven Chin, Ich, Steven Gau, Michael Lund. Steven Chin and Gau are our group leaders. When: March 9, 2020, add days for travel. Duration: 7 days for tour, 6 days of riding with the last day for travel. Additional days for air travel and jet lag days is dependent on each rider. Destination Cities: Flying into Bangkok, then short flight to Ubon Ratchathani. Bus ride across Laos border to Pakse. Other cities to include: Champasak, Niagarahrs, Mueang Khong, Khon Phra Pheng, Sukuma City, Moon La pa Mok, Muang Saen, Muang Sanam Chai, Muang Attapeu, Mueang Pak Song, Thung Wai Homestay, Sa pong-lai Sa-pha, Muang Pak Song, Mueang thateng, Tad Lo-Tad Hang-Tad Pha Sium, Tad Phan, Salamanca Town and Mueang Khongxedone. Cost: $1250, tip suggestions are in website link. Deposit of $510 is due on September 15, 2019. Payment information will be sent to you via email. What is included: - passport fees for border-crossing - Visa treatment fee at Thai Immigration Bureau, so the Visa will not be lost on date of entry to Thailand - Laos tour fee according to Laos tourism regulation - Laos tour guide fee, can speak English - Accident Insurance, 1,000,000 baht - Car service and oil (care navigation) - All meals according to program - 6 nights stay, 2 people per room per night (single room rooms pay more according to the schedule) - Accomodation fees, team work, staff guides - Car ferry fee and car boat crossing the MeKong River - Sightseeing fee in Laos throughout th trip - Laos officials travel Laos Tourist Police (very important) - Water and snacks during travel, cold cloth - Ubon Airport rental shuttle - Cross-check fees, in case of crossing the motorcycle both Thai and Laos - support vehicle Motorcycle (Honda crf250l) we have asked for several bikes to be adjusted to a lowered seat height. What is not included: Airfare + Travel Insurance + Tips + Personal expenses. At this time, the tour group will be handling the Visa required for Laos. Thailand has a Visa requirement for visits over 30 days. Need two additional passport pictures available. * Brief Itinerary: Day1 - Ubon Airport - Chong Mek, Wang Tao - Pakse - Champasak - Prasat wat Phu Temple Day 2 - Champasak - Don Talat - Khon Phapeng Waterfall - Mueang Khong - Mueang Saen Day 3 - Mueang Khong - Mueang Saen - Sa-nam Chai City - Attapeu Twon - Pak Song Day 4 - Thung Wai Homestay - Xe Pong Lai - Xe Pha - Mueang Pak Song Day 5 - Pak Song - Tad Lo-Tad Hang - Pha Saul waterfall - Sa bai dee Resort Day 6 - Tad Fan Waterfall - Tad Young Waterfall - Sa la wan Town - Muang Khong - Pakse Town Day 7 - Pakse - Wang Tao - Chong Mek - Phu Pho - Ubon Temple - Ubon Airport ____________________________________________________________ Ich will maintain trip information on a webpage with pertinent trip information for easy reference. Additional details and information will be provided through posts here, email and informational meetings. There are plans for additional days after the Laos tour for Thailand. Let us know if you are interested. Thank you.
- Arctic Circle & Jasper National Park, Canada (6/28-7/11/20; KSU Seattle, WA)
Ride to Arctic Circle & Jasper National Park June 28 to July 11, 2020 KSU from Seattle, WA Cass (https://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/members/8342740/) and his lovely wife "Bruna" are planning to ride up to the arctic circle (via demster highway) and visit Jasper national park on the way back. This is a once in a lifetime experience. This is an adventure pace (shall we say endurance riding?) - a pace you can maintain riding all day for 2 weeks. They will try to stay in hotels when available and camping in designated campgrounds or where its safe, depending on riding conditions. Here are some details and expectations to help you decide if this road trip is for you: - Tentative itinerary and route, compliments of Ich → http://ichabod.site44.com/arctic/ - The ride starts in Seattle, Washington and ends in Jasper National Park. You can tow your bike from Bay Area, or fly and get a rental in Seattle or ride the darn thing all the way - - - as you wish :-) - You will cross the Canadian boarder, visa maybe required depending on your passport. - The ride can be rough and summer in the arctic can be challenging. - Best to start with new_ish tires, or with last at least 5K miles on them. Recommend tires that can ride on dirt/mud and pavement. - Expect at least 4 days of dirt roads (possibly mud). - Your gas tank + auxiliary fuel must have at least 260 mile range. Gas stations are far apart. - Tent/camping and cold weather gear in case there are no hotels - Bear/Bug spray, first aid kit. - Waterproof riding gear from head to toe. - There's no support vehicle and cell phone coverage is poor. Cass will rent a Satellite phone for the group for emergency purposes. - Tool kit to make repairs or fix a flat. 12V air pump or lots of CO2 cartridges. - If your bike becomes inoperable and cannot be fixed for any reason and you are not in a life threatening condition you are expected to turn back with the tow truck. - RSVP by 1/31/2020 so we have a sense of how many people to reserve spots for. After that you will have to make your own camping and hotel booking. - Gentlemen, as a reminder, please RSVP by Friday noon, 1/31/2020. Will be closing reservations after that as hotels and campgrounds are getting filled up very fast. - I have no monetary interests in this event. Receipts from hotels and campgrounds will be shared. You will only pay for what you use. Expect to spend $1500+. Also, you are welcome to make reservations on your own if you wish to do so. See itinerary above. - For those who signed up, please private message me your phone number. +++++++++++++++++++ • Homework: Please read these important stuff → https://tinyurl.com/GRF-Etiquette • Here's how you can support "GroupRides" → http://www.meetup.com/GroupRides/pages/Support +++++++++++++++++++