Join us in Thailand for our remembrance of Anzac Day at Hellfire Pass in conjunction with an exhilarating 8-day 9-night, 1,500 Km motorcycle tour Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
The most notorious section on Japan’s Death Railway was Hellfire Pass. This was the place where thousands of Australian, Commonwealth and allied prisoners of war were forced under the most inhumane conditions imaginable to gouge a cutting through solid rock mainly using hand tools.
As our special treat, this Anzac Day Motorcycle Tour will be hosted by Lt. Col. Graeme Henley (Ret.).
Graeme retired from the Australian Army in 2013 after serving for nearly 48 years. and held non commissioned rank up to Warrant Officer Class 1 and was commissioned in 1988 under the Prescribed Service Officers Scheme.
He has served in Vietnam, Solomon Islands, Timor, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
In the final 12 years of service Graeme specialised as a Public Affairs and Information Effects Officer.
Other overseas deployment were 2 terms in Vietnam for the repatriation of MIA soldiers, New Caledonia to recover a soldier missing as a result of a Blackhawk helicopter crash, Gallipoli, France and Belgium supporting Anzac Day services. Belgium for re interment of first world war soldiers and South Korea supporting the anniversary of the Korean war Armistice.
As he has a keen interest in military history, Graeme is the ideal person to lead our motorcycle group in and around Kanchanaburi and Hellfire Pass for the Dawn services.
Attending the Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass is a once-in-a-lifetime event which will never be forgotten and remembrance is the whole point of ANZAC Day
Motorcycle Tour Particulars
The major events for this tour is to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass, visit the war Museums, the infamous bridge over the river Kwai and the war cemetery in Kanchanaburi on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of April 2017
Departing Kanchanaburi on the 26th of April the tour will travel up the western side of Thailand for some distance, often very close to the Myanmar (Burma) border on some of the worlds best motorbike roads.
Other highlights of the ride
– Kamphaeng Phet, a group of historical antiquities designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
– A visit to a Thai- Burma border crossing post.
– Ride to the top of the highest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon – 2,625 m (8,415 ft)
– Our final day’s ride is over a section of Thailand’s most famous biking road, the Mae Hong Son Loop one of the worlds premier motorbike rides
Honda CB500X for solo riders ,
Kawasaki 650 Versys for those who have pillions
BMWF800GS for larger riders who have pillion passengers available at a small surcharge
All motorcycles are company owned and in excellent mechanical condition.
Many other bikes are available and can be arranged if you have a particular requirement at extra cost as these will need to be hired in.
This motorcycle tour is first-class all the way and all-inclusive. Lodgings are included the night before the tour begins and for our arrival night in Chiang Mai. Travel to and from Thailand is not included.
Also included: petrol, all meals, and entrance fees. In fact the only things you have to pay for yourself are alcoholic beverages and items of a personal nature. If you wish to spend some time in Bangkok before or in Chiang Mai after the tour is completed we can arrange accommodation and include it in the bill.
A fully equipped support truck will carry all your luggage so you can travel on your bike light and unencumbered.
This tour is open to experienced bikers. If you are not sure if you are experienced enough please contact us on the link below and we can discuss it. This will not be a very difficult ride but the roads will become very tight and the weather will be quite warm( high 30s) and very dry but our route and rest stops will take that into consideration.
Price for this 9-night, 8-day, 1,500 kilometre tour is AUD 4000 Pillions: AUD 2400.This price includes the VAT or, for Australians, GST of 7%
- Day 1 23 April Bangkok to Kanchanaburi 230 Km visit the Bridge over the river Kwai
- Day 2 24 April Visit the War cemetery and museum Kanchanaburi. Visit the Honda Motorcycle Museum
- Day 3 Early morning start ride out to Hellfire Pass (About 70 Km) participate in the Dawn Service
- Day 4 Kanchanaburi to Sinakharin Dam resort 210 Km
- Day 5 Sinikharim Dam to Khampaeng Pet 385 Km
- Day 6 Khampaeng Pet to Mae Sot Short ride today 146 Km
- Day 7 Mae Sot to Mae Sariang Through some spectacular countryside following the Myanmar border 230 Km
- Day 8 30 April Mae Sariang to Chiang Mai Via Doi Inthernon (Highest point in Thailand) 264 Km
Travel to and from Thailand via Bangkok international airport or Chiang Mai International airport
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