Chiang Mai 5 Day Riding

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by sportz riders nz, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Hi Fellow riders - we are a group of 10 sports riders from New Zealand coming to Chiang Mai- start riding 22nd October and depart Chiang Mai Thursday 5pm to head off to Malaysian MOTO GP.
    Perfect world is 200km day 1 then average 350km a day for next 3 days then finish with 200km total approx 1500 km.
    I've looked at some tours but I don't think that is quite what were looking fo -r however I don't mind hearing from a tour company that can work with us , of coarse we do want to take some pic's etc but not do the tourist thing as such! , t the focus is on the riding - good food / cold beer / good accommodation.
    I have ordered maps from GT which by all account's will give me a better understanding of the road numbers that people refer to .
    Would love to hear from you guys with your versions - It looks like there is a lot of info on this site so even if you direct me to those threads

    Regards Dave ( from NZ - Gods playground )
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  2. #4 DavidFL, Apr 12, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2017
    Gday & (temporary) welcome from the land of speed limits.

    Unike Oz, Thailand is where you can have a lot of fun on your bike.
    But that doesn't just mean blasting through the hills.
    North Thailand is packed full of interesting attractions, beautiul scenery & fantastic friendly people.
    Most first timers always try to see & do much, then later on want to come bak to the same places because they realise after that they missed so much by just clocking up the kms, simple because you could. They didnt acually see much, just looked at the road because they wanted to ride.
    Take your time.

    The way to go
    do the Mae Hong Son Loop.
    Sleep in a couple of the towns - Mae Hong Son &/or Pai, at least.
    In MHS check out the GTR Chedi that the GT Riders have built in memory of departed riding mates.
    The Gt Rider Memorial Chedi

    After the MHS Loop move onto a Golden Triangle & Laos border loop.
    Detailed here
    The Way To Go
    Chiang Mai – Chiang Dao – Arunothai – Fang – Tha Ton – Doi Mae Salong – Thoed Thai – Doi Tung – Mae Sai – GT – Chiang Saen – Chiang Khong – Pha Tang – Phu Chi Fah – Chiang Kham – Tha Wang Pa – Pua – Doi Phukha – Nan – Chiang Muan – Phayao – Mae Kachan – Chiang Mai.

    If you just want to ride, then Nan province is the # 1 riders province.
    Return to Nan & back to the future?

    It's not a probem to play it as you go.
    Good accommodation & food is everywhere.
    Never more than an hour away, so sometime mid-late afternon you can simply decide if yu reckon you've done enough for the day & stop in the next town, wherever that maybe.
    You can always get back to Chiang Mai in a day

    Make use of the GTR Hotel & restaurat & bar recommendations here
    GT-Rider Recommended Spots - Northern Thailand
    to pick out places to sleep, eat & drink.

    Last but not least drop into the X-Centre to see the Kiwi "ambassador" Ian Bungy - a top rider & GTR man.

    Im back from the land of silly speed limits in a week if you want to ask more questions.

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  3. Hi Guys,
    Great to Hear You are passing through! Give Me a Bell when You are in Our Area and I myself and some Mates might be able to Join in for a while? I am sure You will have a Great Time!
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  4. Agree with the above but give yourself plenty of time to stop ,eat ,chat to people and take photos and don't do to much in a day would be my advice.
    Safe riding

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