The “Nan Loop” will not only take you to see ancient historical parts of Thailand: charming Nan, and beautiful Phayao. In three days you will also ride more than 800 km. We know what you want: great roads, no traffic, no speed cams, and stunning scenery. The “Nan Loop” can deliver all that. Ride the famous road R1148, ranked as one of the top 10 best riding roads all over the world. This amazing motorcycle road takes us through fabulous mountain scenery from Nan. Ride along with the unique panoramic views of the border between Laos and Thailand on dream roads and explore Bo Kluea’s unseen Salt Mines. A Real Motorcycle Tour for Real Riders!
Tour Highlights: Chae Son National Park, charming Nan; Bo Kluea Salt Mines; road R1148, ranked as one of the top 10 world`s best biking roads; Phayao lake (Kwan Phayao); Tan Tong waterfall; Mae Katchan Hot Spring and Geyser
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Empress Hotel Chiang Mai|
|DEPARTURE TIME||The tour will start at 8.30 am. Please be informed, that you arrived at least one day before the tour started in Chiang Mai. We recommend two days before the tour start to acclimate and avoid jet lag.|
|RETURN TIME||The tour will finish at about 4/5 pm back in Chiang Mai, so if you like to fly back the same day to Bangkok or the beach, you can catch easily any flight from Chiang Mai after 6 pm.|
|GEAR||We recommend bringing your gear to be the most comfortable. BUT we also offer helmets, jackets, gloves, and knee guards (European high-quality brands in many different sizes). Please be informed, that we do not offer boots and trousers due to hygienic reasons.
Please be informed, that our tours are all-inclusive. So you can completely focus on your holiday, the adventure, the riding, and the amazing Thailand. There are no hidden costs or other surprises – our tour prices are final. All is paid. Come ride with us – the real deal!
Chiang Mai – Nan – Bo Kluea – Phayao – Chiang Mai
(Distance: about 850 km. / 530 miles )
Day 1. Chiang Mai – Nan (365 km.)
Familiarize yourself with the bike while heading north of Chiang Mai. You will ride on the windy mountain road through Chae Son National Park via dream road R 1252. Continue on true bikers paradise roads until you reach Phayao. Overview from top of the hill Phayao lake (Kwan Phayao) one of the largest lakes in Northern Thailand. Ride the exhilarating, mountainous highway to Nan. Visit Wat Phra That Khao Noi (Nan hilltop scenic temple) before relaxing in your lovely accommodation and jumping in the swimming pool. Later you will discover and enjoy Nan´s nightlife.
Day 2. Nan – Bo Kluea - Phayao (334 km.)
After breakfast, we leave Nan riding through winding mountainous roads via the famous motorcycle paradise road R1081 the Bo Kluea. Here we will visit the Bo Kluea salt wells. Then we continue through Doi Phu Kha National Park to Chiang Klang where we will have lunch in a local restaurant. Ride the exhilarating, mountainous highway No. 1148 to Nan, ranked in the Top 10 as one of the most fun biking roads to be found anywhere in the world. 120 kilometers of up and down curves through the impressive mountains providing you with pure riding pleasure. Then we cruise along the highway R1021 through farming areas to Phayao. Discover Kwan Phayao Lake, which is one of the biggest lakes in Thailand. It covers an area of 12,831 rai (21 km²) at an elevation of 380 m. The lake has a mean depth of 2 m. Forty-eight species of fish are recorded for the lake, most dominant are the artificially introduced Nile Tilapia and the Climbing Perch. The lake was created in 1939 to improve irrigation in the area. It was added to the list of 61 most important wetlands on the 1st of August 2000. There are currently plans to restore the ancient temple Wat Tilok Aram dating back to the end of the 15th century, which was submerged during the construction of the lake. The town of Phayao is at the southeast corner of the lake. Then we arrive and relax at the charming accommodation.
Day 3. Phayao – Chiang Mai (154 km.)
After breakfast, leaving unseen Phayao. Ride around Phayao lake (Kwan Phayao) one of the largest lakes in Northern Thailand. Continue riding on the windy mountain dream road R120 to Than Tong waterfall and Mae Kachan hot spring. Lunch is served at a local restaurant in front of the hot spring. Visit a local market, stopping for refreshment, before heading back to Chiang Mai
Tour Highlights: Chae Son National Park; charming Nan; Bo Kluea Salt Mines; road R1148, ranked as one of the top 10 world`s best biking roads; Phayao lake (Kwan Phayao); Tan Tong waterfall; Mae Katchan Hot Spring and Geyser
Day 1. Chiang Mai – Nan (367 km.)
Day 2. Nan – Bo Kluea – Phayao (335 km.)
Day 3. Phrae – Chiang Mai (154 km.)
2023 Tour Starts
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