Happy Holidays GT-Riders! :happy1: Some friends and I are keen to ride from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Song on dirt bikes and want to stay off pavement as much as possible. We have plenty of time. I reckon we can budget 2-4 days out and the same amount of time coming back. I should mention, none of us has a proper GPS. I don't think any of us are shy to ask locals for directions though. Is a GPS recommended for this kind of riding? Looking at the GT-Rider map I am guessing a good route might be as follows? From Samoeng should we head straight west to Mae Khan (5032) or is the ride north to Nga Maeng on the 6033 better? Either way it looks like roads rejoin at Om Long. Or might we be better off heading south a bit to see Khun Khan NP? Any lodging available in this NP? I see a dirt trail to the north from Mae Muang Noi and a dirt road to the south (5032) that passes through the villages of Huai Mana, Yang Ha, Huai Fan Nuea, etc. If the 5032 is paved I reckon we will prefer the un-numbered dirt trail to the north. Maybe we can ride the 5032 on the way back. Looks like the dirt trail from Mae Muang Noi eventually comes to a T at a dirt road linking Mae Chaem Noi to the west to Mae Daet Noi to the south. Again we flip a coin- west to Mae Cham Noi and on to Wat Cham or south Mae Daet Noi from where we can pick up a dirt trail to Mai Huai Pu and on the a place called "Ae Oh". I'd really like to say I've been to Ae Oh Quick question about lodging along these routes- is there any? I'm pretty sure my friends do not want to camp. The only thing I see is a guesthouse named Pang Ma near Huai Mana. Wat Chan seems like it might be a decent sized village- any lodging there? Or would we need to ride north on the 1265 to Pai to find a decent place to sleep? Guess I'll pause here before we plan the next leg to Mae Hong Song. Thanks in advance for any advice and guidance!