All that you have to think about riding a motorbike on the Mae Hong Son Loop in Northern Thailand.
Northern Thailand is the sort of spot that waits in your heart long after you leave.
The street is famously hard for unpracticed riders, with the stretch between Chiang Mai and Pai alone flaunting 762 bumpy bends. Thus we prescribe doing the circle a clockwise way, heading through Mae Sariang first.
The street isn’t unreasonably occupied for South East Asian principles and is very level and straightforward – a decent method to develop your certainty before you begin heading into the mountains.
We suggest doing the trek in any event four days, longer in the event that you need to appreciate some time in any of the towns (Pai particularly).
We leased our bikes from the organization Mr Mechanic in Chiang Mai. They offer conventional bicycles from your run of the mill 100cc automatics straight up to huge 600cc street bicycles.
Alesha and I leased 110cc self loading rifles and this was ideal for handling the Mae Hong Son Loop. The quick firing rifles are better on fuel and permit more command over mountain ascends.
Try not to be put off about the apparatuses; They are anything but difficult to utilize! It will possibly take an hour or something like that on the off chance that you are unpracticed to get the right stuff need to ride easily and it will improve things greatly out and about.
Mr Mechanic likewise has the choice of taking out included protection so if something turns out badly with the bicycle they will repay you for any fixes required en route or will convey another bicycle to any piece of the circle. It doesn’t cost considerably more, so should do it!
While Mr Mechanic offers protection for their motorbikes, they don’t offer wellbeing or medicinal crisis protection. On the off chance that you are considering riding a motorbike on the Mae Hong Son Loop, we exceptionally prescribe you purchase travel protection.
Shockingly mishaps do occur, and despite the fact that 95% of individuals who ride this radiant stretch of Northern Thailand do as such without episode, it is a great idea to be canvassed if there should be an occurrence of crisis.
Medicinal consideration in Thailand is shockingly costly (however that is on the grounds that the quality is so great). In the event that you are perched going back and forth about it, read our Do I Need Travel Insurance page and choose for yourself.
OUR MAE HONG SON LOOP ITINERARY
Here we detail for you the definite course and agenda we pursued for the Mae Hong Son Loop. We have helped several individuals throughout the years plan their bike trip, and have had only incredible input. We trust you appreciate it as well!
CHIANG MAI TO MAE SARIANG (190KM)
It is quite straight-forward leaving Chiang Mai to begin the Mae Hong Son Loop. From the old city, exit out the South Gate and after that take Thipanet Rd (towards the air terminal). Pursue signs to Mae Hong Son.
You voyage along Route 108 for 90km or so to the town of Hot. This drive is long, straight and extremely straightforward. Not all that much traffic to stress over. Turn directly at the indirect, proceeding to pursue Route 108 (signs to Mae Sariang/Mae Hong Son).
From here, the landscape radically improves. You will pursue a winding waterway encompassed by rich vegetation. A couple of twists and bends in the street, however nothing that will get your heart siphoning. Not very many height changes.
The town of Mae Sariang is very wonderful, with some pleasant sanctuaries to look at.
Mae Sariang is an exquisite town, and despite the fact that we just gone through one night there during our Mae Hong Son Loop, on the off chance that you had some additional days you could without much of a stretch top them off with extraordinary activities in the encompassing farmland.
Convenience In Mae Sariang
We remained at the Mitaree Resort in Mae Sariang. Note this is a spending spot, and “resort” isn’t generally the correct word. In any case, it was agreeable and satisfactory for us.
Address: 34/1 Waingmai Rd. Mae Sarieng
Phone: +66 (0) 53-68 1109
Web: Book Mitaree Hotel On Agoda
Valuing: 200-800 Baht
In the event that you are searching for something somewhat higher end in Mae Sariang, Agoda has the best determination of alternatives. Have something booked before you arrive so you don’t invest hours riding around attempting to discover some place to rest your hear.
Activities In Mae Sariang
Try not to pass up a portion of these fun activities in Mae Sariang.
There are advertises on day by day, however at this point and afterward on the off chance that you are fortunate there is a unique occasion for some sort of festivity. When we were there was an occasion about instructing ranchers to develop different sorts of produce to demoralize the development of poppies for opium.It was extremely intriguing taking a gander at the showcases of supportable living, estates, army bases, and so on. There were exhibitions on the phase with social music and moving. The outfits were stunning. The standard night markets were loaded with a wide range of things to purchase from meat to toiletries to vegetables to gadgets.
This sanctuary has a pleasant perspective on the town. There are around 40 stairs to get up there yet it is a serene spot. Keep in mind you are in a Buddhist sanctuary, if it’s not too much trouble be aware and conceal. No singlets and short shorts.
The most elevated mountain in Thailand, this is a beneficial bypass on the off chance that you are making great time while in transit to Mae Sariang. You can ride to the top and will be managed astonishing perspectives over the encompassing wide open.