Proposed trip plan. Chiang Mai, Pai, Chiang Rai, Nan, Chiang Mai

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by H Simpson, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. H Simpson

    H Simpson Member

    Hi all,

    I'm planning a 2 week trip and I am interested in what people think of the schedule.

    One of my mates who is coming with me only has 2 weeks available, but there is so much I want to see I am not sure I will have enough time to do it all.

    I have been to Pai and Mae Rim a number of times so I know that part pretty well. I have never been to Chiang Rai or Nan before.

    I have ordered the Golden triangle map, and will purchase a bike GPS with maps, but due to time constraints I won't have access to those for a couple of weeks. When I get those I will do up a trip plan, but for now I only need a rough plan to decide days required and good stop ideas.

    Days:

    [list type=decimal]
    [*]Arrive Chiang Mai (CM).
    [*]Ride to Mae Rim and do some tourist stuff in the area.
    [*]Mae Taeng white water rafting
    [*]Ride to Pai
    [*]Pai
    [*]Ride towards Chiang Rai (CR). Stop somewhere half way
    [*]Night in CR
    [*]Ride towards Nan, stop halfway
    [*]Night in Nan
    [*]Ride towards CM, stop half way
    [*]Spare night possibly required somewhere on the trip
    [*]Spare night possibly required somewhere on the trip
    [*]Return to CM
    [/list type=decimal]

    What do people think?

    I'm also looking for a nice town to stop between the following towns, bonus points if they have a nice place to enjoy a beer :)
    Mae Taeng and Pai
    Pai and CR
    CR and Nan
    Nan and CM

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Deano747

    Deano747 Ol'Timer

    When are you going up? I and 3 others will be there from the 4 th Nov for 2 weeks.
     
  4. psandee

    psandee Active Member

    I along with 5 of my friend will be doing Mae hong son loop and GT loop from Nov 1st to 6th starting from Chiang Mai.
     
  5. Deano747

    Deano747 Ol'Timer

    Excellent. I may see you up there. We will be at the X Centre around 11am on the 5th, and around 9am on the 6th.
     
  6. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Tony for me this does not work.

    [list type=decimal]
    [*]Arrive Chiang Mai (CM).
    [*]Ride to Mae Rim and do some tourist stuff in the area.
    [*]Mae Taeng white water rafting
    [*]Ride to Pai
    [*]Pai
    [*]Ride towards Chiang Rai (CR). Stop somewhere half way
    [*]Night in CR
    [*]Ride towards Nan, stop halfway
    [*]Night in Nan
    [*]Ride towards CM, stop half way
    [*]Spare night possibly required somewhere on the trip
    [*]Spare night possibly required somewhere on the trip
    [*]Return to CM
    [/list type=decimal]

    You're trying to do too much, with the rafting in Mae Taeng, then out to Pai, then back again & over to Nan.
    Either skip Pai, or do rafting from Pai with Guy at Thai Adventure Rafting
    http://www.thairafting.com/about/
    then carry on arpound the MHS Loop.

    I'd recommend you check out the GTR TRip planning for some guide lines
    http://www.gt-rider.com/tour-options

    The GTR Accommodation recommendations are all here
    http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/forumdisplay.php/60-Accommodation-North-Thailand
     

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