“Our unique Tour, designed by Enduro Riders for Enduro Riders”
Pattaya Off Road Safari’s Signature Enduro Tour runs over eight days and seven nights to take in the best off-road trails that Eastern Thailand has to offer. Riders can expect to cover a wide variety of terrain; from tight jungle trails, to slippery single tracks, to riverbeds filled with rocks, to wide open blasts through plantations, set against a backdrop of some spectacular mountains and sea views.
Leading the tour is General Manager Luke Stokes, who has been immersed in Thailand’s off-road scene for over a decade. A fluent Thai speaker, and popular member of the local Enduro community, he spends all his free time exploring the region to bring our customers a better Enduro experience. Luke and his team of local guides will escort you for the full eight days over varied and challenging off-road rides that can be tailored to the groups riding ability, thus ensuring maximum enjoyment from the tour for all.
Pattaya Off Road has a fleet of brand new; 2020 production model, Honda CRF250L’s that we have modified to suit the terrain on tour. We took a standard bike and added OHLINS front and rear suspension, aftermarket exhaust systems, off road knobblies and RENTHAL handlebars. We also have a range of smaller Kawasaki KLX140’s that are similarly customized and ideally suited to lighter riders.
Our guides carry first aid kits, puncture repairs kits with battery powered inflators, and essential spare parts to keep the tour moving. Our flatbed support truck carries a full range of spare parts and a complete KLX250 backup bike, as well as ferrying riders’ luggage between hotel stops.
The eight day, seven night tour package includes:-
- Seven days of guided Enduro rides tailored to the group’s ability & experience
- An experienced, bilingual (English & Thai) tour leader with support guides riding with you
- A new Honda CRF250L motorbike fully customized for the local terrain
- Full set of safety gear, including full face helmet, goggles, boots, knee and elbow pads, chest plates, Camel hydration back packs and riding shirt
- On tour support with first aid kit, spare parts, puncture repair kits with battery compressors and backup bike
- Lunch, including soft drinks, while on tour
- Five nights hotel or resort accommodation, including breakfast, while on tour
- Two nights at the popular Robin’s Nest Guesthouse & Restaurant in Central Pattaya, including breakfast and voucher for dinner or drinks with transfers to and from Pattaya Off Road’s Headquarters
- Optional ATV or Buggy ride on the first day (subject to availability)
- Airport transfers if required
- Free parking
The price is Bt57,500 per rider with a minimum of 2 riders per booking. A group of 4 or more riders who wish to ride together, can book this tour privately at no extra cost. For an individual rider on their own, there is a Bt20,000 single supplement charge.
If you are coming to Thailand on a long-haul flight (especially from Europe or USA) we highly recommend you arrive a couple of days before the tour starts, to fully recover from jet lag and adjust to the hot, tropical climate.
The Signature Enduro Tour Itinerary
First Day – Arrival Day (No Ride)
Depending what time your flight arrives, riders will gather at Robins’ Nest. If you flight arrives in the morning, you can come to our Headquarters for a complimentary ATV or Buggy ride. Tour leader Luke will be on hand to discuss any aspects of the tour and run through safety procedures and whenever you are ready, you will be transported to Robin’s Nest, where all riders receive a complimentary food and drinks voucher for the restaurant and veranda terrace bar. The evening is free for you to explore the neighborhood or just relax and get over any jet lag.
Second Day – Afternoon Acclimatization Ride
A full English breakfast is included with your room. Our team will then meet riders at 10.30am in the hotel for transfer to Headquarters to select riding gear and to look over the bikes. A large area of flat terrain adjacent to the shop is the ideal place to get familiar with the bikes and to acclimatize to the local conditions. In the afternoon, the tour heads out on a moderate but picturesque trail, around some old quarries, past lakes, between palm tree plantations before winding up a steep hill track to the summit with panoramic views over Pattaya’s urban coastline. Then back down to our Headquarters where riders can make any final adjustments to their bikes handling or switch out some gear before transfer to Robin’s Nest for the evening.
Third Day – Khao Mai Kaew Ride
Full English breakfast again before checking out and transfer back to Headquarters. Here riders can drop their luggage for transfer to the next hotel, you only need to carry personal items that you might need for the days ride. Khao Mai Kaew is a popular forested park containing several flowing, continuous single tracks totaling over 100km with jungle cover providing shade from the tropical sun as dappled light peeks through the canopy. Lunch is taken at a local Thai restaurant and the ride ends at a nearby 4-star hotel where your luggage will be waiting.
Fourth Day – Khao Kheow Ride
Breakfast at the hotel but no need to check out as you will be returning in the evening. Khao Kheow is a popular National Park and this ride is usually the favorite trail on the tour due to plenty of cool photo opportunities. Here the jungle is lush with several waterfalls and natural pools where riders often like to refresh themselves in. There are technical hill climbs and riverbeds to blast through with plenty of wildlife looking on. The route here can be varied to best suit the riders including a challenging non-stop narrow technical single track.
Fifth Day – Damien Mountain Ride
Riders check out and luggage taken on to the next hotel. After breakfast, the tour hits the road for a short ride and arrives at Damien Mountain; one of the most stunning rides in the region. This is an unexplored, remote area that is rarely, if at all, ridden by regular tour companies, but has easily the best viewpoints in the whole of Eastern Thailand. After two days riding predominantly single tracks, the trails here are quicker and wider, mainly old 4×4 logging routes, so ride handlebar to handlebar with your mates as you blast through miles after miles of rubber and eucalyptus plantations. The ride ends at a Resort Hotel nestled in the hillside.
Sixth Day – Mabjan Mountain Ride
After breakfast and riders check out, the tour heads for on Mabjan, the highest mountain in the area. Riding on clay based slippery, single tracks through deep, wild jungle, even experienced riders will find this mountainside climb a challenge. At the summit the lush forest opens out to reveal stunning costal views over Samet Island and across the Gulf of Thailand. The ride downhill ends up at a beach resort where we stay for the night. Arriving early afternoon leaves time for riders to rest up, relax by the pool, dip in the sea, unwind with a traditional Thai massage or chill with a cold beer or two. Riders can choose between as seafood lunch or dinner, depending on the arrival time.
Seventh Day – Nang Yong Ride – Part I
Breakfast, checkout, bags on the support truck again as riders make the brief road journey to Nang Yong, where rocks, rocks, and more rocks make this one of the hardest trails in all of Thailand. Riverbeds snake through the bamboo forest with challenging hill climbs and natural obstacles to tackle. While it is a tough ride, there are a myriad of different trails and Luke will guide the tour through a varied route compatible with the rider’s ability. If you are into Enduro riding, then Nang Yang is a ride you really do need to put on your bucket list. Riders spend the night in the nearby town of Bang Chang, roughly a 10 minute road ride from the end of the trail.
Eighth Day – Nang Yong Ride – Part II
After Breakfast and checkout your bags will be taken back to our Headquarters, while the riders again tackle Nang Yong’s numerous trails for the final ride of the tour. After lunch the tour winds down with an unhurried, open track ride back to our Headquarters, aiming to arrive at 3.30pm giving riders time to shower, enjoy a burger and fries before heading home, to a hotel or to catch an evening flight.