The Mae Hong Son loop in north-west Thailand is known for its many bends. It is claimed there are 1864 of them. In Mae Hong Son itself there is a shop dedicated to 1864 branded souvenirs! I didn’t count them, however I can confirm that there are many, many corners. Some are very sharp and steep. Unfortunately, the benefit of less tourists during the low season means that we got caught in the rain every riding day. Here is how we broke up the ride. Day 1 – Chiang Mai to Mae Sariang The roads are very good during this leg. The main danger being the first half of highway…
We set off on the Mae Hong Son loop yesterday and our first leg took us from Chiang Mai to Mae Sariang – a big one at 195km. Today, we pushed on along many winding corners on highway 108 for 162km. Riding away from the rain for most of the day, we actually ended up seeing a ‘double rainbow’ which was a great backdrop for the ride into the quaint city of Mae Hong Son. Going to spend a few days here to rest up and check out possible trekking options.