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NORTHERN THAILAND ADVENTURES -- Mae Sariang (southwest of Chiang Mai) to Chiang Mai, December, 2005

Total Miles: 1066
Miles/Day: 27
Days Riding: 39
Group Size: 1
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 5

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 34 Lbs.
Camping: 0%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 15
ACA Helped Me: No

Rider: Bill Weir; travel writer, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: The jungle mountains and historic towns of northwestern Thailand attracted me for the natural beauty and culture of the region.; Self-Planned

Health Issues: none

Motivation: I had ridden shorter tours before in northern Thailand, and was keen to see more of the region.

Most Challenging Aspect:Killer hills between Mae Hong Song and Pai. I managed to ride most of them, but they were insanely steep.

Favorite Experience: Cycling the ridge road from Doi Tung to Mae Sai.

Least Favorite: Negotiating the traffic of Chiang Mai.

Tips: Use a bicycle with low gears. Have lots of time to explore.

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Date Entered: Apr, 2020

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