First Time Up North

Tejas Barc

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The wife and I are considering about a week long trip up north in most of your backyards. Will be first time in the north for me with so much to see and so little time. So looking for a few highlights along the way or out of the way we shouldn't miss. Hopefully, I can get a few tips from some of the wealth of knowledge here.
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We're leaning towards heading to Pai possibly a preliminary scouting trip for relocation. Would love to head towards Chiang Rai but not enough time this trip.

Will be breaking the trip up and back into 2 travel days each way still will be about 7:30 hour days with stops included. So roughly 3 days to go around when we get there. I like to stay a little in a place to get the feel of it so I don't want to be on the bike all day every day. Smell the roses a bit.

I was in the restaurant business so very much into food and restaurants. Wife likes coffee shops..maybe some places to stay nothing too high end.
Tips on that can help.
Thanks for any suggestions and input.

Barclay
 
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Tejas Barc

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Aug 28, 2019
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Awesome ! Thanks for the ideas everyone. I knew one week would be very short considering 4 of the days is travel time. We will need to reconsider our amount of time or our goals for this trip.
Love the tour planning link haven't seen that before.
Been to Loei several times, Chiang kahn, Phu Ruea and Dan Sai but haven't darkened the doorway of the Saloon bar yet...next time.

Wish we could coincide trip with a gtr meet-up. We have some things that must get done here first before we can get away so have some time to plan.
Thanks again all.
Barclay
 

DavidFL

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Awesome ! Thanks for the ideas everyone. I knew one week would be very short considering 4 of the days is travel time. We will need to reconsider our amount of time or our goals for this trip.
Love the tour planning link haven't seen that before.
Been to Loei several times, Chiang kahn, Phu Ruea and Dan Sai but haven't darkened the doorway of the Saloon bar yet...next time.

Wish we could coincide trip with a gtr meet-up. We have some things that must get done here first before we can get away so have some time to plan.
Thanks again all.
Barclay

The last Wednesday of the month is the GTR Up-Countty dinner met up.
So the next one is Wednesday 30th September & will probably be in Tha Ton.


Some other GTR links for places to go & see
Day Rides

Overnight Rides

Chiang Rai Province

Chiang Rai Province

Phayao Province

Nan Province
 

Andrew

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On road 1095 to Pai, 32 Coffee Resort, I have never stay there but they have good coffee and food, beautiful surrounds. Great place to chill.