|A village in the mountains of Doi Phu Kha in Nan province, North Thailand|
Motorbike trip 2018. Nice cool weather is here again, so it was time for a Bo Klua loop on the motorbike. Living in Pua that is not such a big loop, only 120 km. From Pua to Bo Klua via the beautiful route 1256, only 47 km. Although a sign in Pua makes you think it is 78 km, but that is via Santisuk. Rout 1256 is mostly in good conditioning, although there are a few bad sections and big bumps in the road. Almost in Bo Klua I noticed that my chain was making a weird noice and I had a look : Totally dry! So I stopped at a small motorbike workshop in Bo Klua and the guy did lube my chain free of charge. And with real good chain lube! From Bo Klua I took route 1081 in direction of Santisuk and back to Pua again. I thought to make a pit-stop at Atlas Coffee Shop or Base 29 Coffee Shop but both were closed so I arrived a bit hungry in Pua. It was a great riding again after a few months not riding. Following are a a few photos and a map of the route I took. For more information about Nan province see Destination Travel Guide Nan.