motorcycle travels in Asia

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

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 and see […]

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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 in 2009. Not an easy task when there is no regular motorcycle rental permitted for foreigners. I decided eventually to follow the title of […]

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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. I am a confident solo traveler but I enjoy the company of others too. This year I decided […]

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Motorcycling in Borneo

I finally made it to Koto Kinabalu to try some motorcycle riding in Sabah. Last time I was heading there I got food poisoning in Philippines and went back home. Fortunately this time round I arrived well and brought my mate from the Philippines along. It’s just an hour away […]

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Philippines Mini Ride report

I was on my way to Borneo from Thailand but was picking up my mate who lives in the Philippines on the way to ride Borneo with me. My other mate who had just ridden in Thailand with me wanted to come to visit our mutual friend living in the […]

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Two loonies ride Thailand

I have toured the mountains of Northern Thailand twice and was initially not planning to return this Christmas however an opportunity arose to meet up with my mate from Australia for a small ride and that sounded great. We rented from Mr Mechanic this trip to see how they compared. […]

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Motorcycling Indonesia – East Java volcano tour

Mentioning I will ride Indonesia everybody replies, Bali? but I have no interest in there. (Post refreshed a little 2021, not much I can do with iPhone 4 images) Arriving Jakarta I made a visit to Istiqlal Mosque. This is the largest mosque in SE Asia and I engaged a […]

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Philippines Motorcycle tour

I enjoyed touring the Philippines, nothing went really to plan but that just suits travel here. (Updated 2018 and again 2020, photos enhanced and couple of new photos added) After my recent ride in northern Thailand I flew to Philippines to meet an old mate of mine. My plan was […]

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Golden Triangle Motorcycle Tour

Arriving at Chiang Mai airport after an overnight flight via Kuala Lumpur I was feeling pretty good having grabbed some rare sleep on board and was ready to start the ride that morning. When the luggage belt was switched off and my bag had not arrived my heart sunk. Spent […]

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Malaysia Motorcycle tour

I have just returned from my second motorcycle ride in Malaysia. This latest trip was a bit impromptu, deciding just a week or so before to go somewhere and Malaysia came straight to mind. I flew direct to Kuala Lumpur from Australia with Air Asia. (2021 note – sorry the […]

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Motorcycle ride Northern Thailand

(2021 note – sorry about lower photo quality, this was photographed with lower resolution phone at the time and when I was still focused on ‘road images’) For my first ride in Northern Thailand I decided to rent a motorcycle from Chiang Mai and chose Tony’s Big Bikes. The rental […]

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Singapore to Malaysia motorcycle ride

2020 notes – It seems an odd choice now but I started my solo rides in SE Asia in Singapore. Photos have been updated and few more added however these came from iPhone4 and not much I can do now. I had a few days layover in Singapore and noticed […]

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