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700 kilometres of indecipherable curves that traverse the most drastic landscapes of the homonymous province, in the North of Thailand. A delight for experts and for beginners as well.

 

 

 

 

I was walking along Chang Mai’s night market with Ángel when he suggested it:

“We have to do it. The last time we did it, all of us fell from the motorbike at least once, but it was worth it. You haven’t done it yet, you have to do it”.

And so we did it. We decided to make the risky winding Mae Hong Son loop.

Road 1095, which connects Chiang Mai with Pai, is the most challenging section. Ascent, curve, descent, curve, curve, ascent, curve, descent, ascent, curve. 136 kilometres and 762 curves. We crossed forests set into karstic rocks and rice plantations, waterfalls, caves and canyons, to end up in one of the most beautiful towns in Thailand, a hippie oasis in the middle of the mountains, far away from the glamorous islands in the South of the country.

We spent three relaxing nights in Pai and then we slept just a little and we rode a lot: Soppong, Mae Hong Son, Mae Chaem, and the return to Chiang Mai. We left behind many friends and many petrol stations. Luckily, neither of us fell. I believe everyone who did it still remember a curve or two. I should ask Ángel which is the one he remembers.

 

 

This article originally published in Verum.news.

 

 

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