The Mae Hong Son Loop (Tour A) - Technical Riding Heaven
For the more adventurous, this tour is famed to be one of the 10 best motorcycle routes in the world with over 4,000 bends through the mountainous roads in the north of Thailand. Deservedly dubbed 'Technical Riding Heaven'
Overview: Mae Hong Son Loop; Chiang Mai, Pai, Mae Hong Son, Mae Sariang, Doi Inthanon.
This Loop includes many attractions en route; national parks, waterfalls, hot springs, gardens, the highest mountain in Thailand, rivers, lakes, mountains, temples, Long Necked Karen Tribe villagers, along with lots more. Number of bends as supplied courtesy of The Thai Highways Agency; to Mae Hong Son 1,984, return to Chiang Mai 2,070, plus another 220km-worth we just add for the fun of it!
A Week-Long (8-days / 7-nights) adventure: Usually Saturday set aside for your arrival / departure, Sunday Ride and Monday to Friday out 'on the road' loop with many additional sight-seeing and activities available dependant upon how many days you prefer to fill your holiday.
Day 1: Saturday; Arrival, Motorcycles allocated, Welcome Dinner, night on the town!
Day 2: Sunday; Safety Induction followed by group's preferred Day Ride
Day 3: Monday; 168 km, visiting waterfalls, hot springs, geyser and elephant riding.
Day 4: Tuesday; 177 km, viewpoint, cave rafting, lunch, viewpoint & roadside market.
Day 5: Wednesday; 182km, visiting Karen long neck village, temple, visiting caves.
Day 6: Thursday: 233 km, visiting exotic temple gardens, canyon and boathouse lunch on the lake.
Day 7: Friday; 155 km, visiting various waterfalls, royal temple and the highest mountain peak in Thailand
Day 8: Saturday; Departure Day, although most stay on for another week's fangin' around!