Advice on bike hire in Chiang Mai, Thailand
First time I have used this site....so fingers crossed!
My missus and me are going on holiday to North Thailand in mid February (2010) for 19 days. We've been to Bangkok and Phuket before but this time we are having a biking experience
All we have done is book flights to Chiang Mai - the rest is all to be made up when we get there. We want to do the Mai Hong Son Loop and then maybe down to the sea or ....?
Can anyone give some advice on where (or who) to hire on road/off road bikes from (125cc for missus and something like a 250/400cc for me)?
How much is a reasonable price for bikes that are in good condition for 19 days? Should we book before we arrive or is it easy to find the right quality bikes at the right price when we get there?
I've read that we may be asked to leave our passports for security when we hire them. Is this true?
We think we will need our passports for booking into hotels and changing travellers cheques - please advise any solutions to this!
Thanks in advance to any well informed biker traveller!