This is a Motorbike Trip Report of 5 days riding in 2017. For motorbike routes in Thailand have a look at Recommended Motorbike Routes. If you would like to make a motorbike trip in Thailand and need information or any help, contact me via the mail-link under at my travelogue.
I love to wake-up early and start riding. So just before the end of the cool season I made a 5 days trip from Nan town in North Thailand to Tak in West Thailand. I am not the kind of person to take photos of the stunning roads, so excuse me for not having that kind of photos. This trip started all with the idea that I wanted to ride route 1243 to Bo Bia. So following will be the route that I took and some photos I shot along the way. Photo above was taken while riding from Nam Pat to Sukhothai. In total with this motorbike trip I added 920 km to my carbon tyre-print.
Day 1 Taking the long way home from Nan to Nam Pat via Bo Bia
Total was about 250 km incl. some side trips I did near Bo Bia, trying to enter no-man's land between Laos and Thailand. But I failed as the roads are closed by border-control police. I left about 6:30 and took route 101 to Nan town and from there to Wiang Sa where I had gasoline stop and checked my tyre pressure. From there I took route 1162 to Nam Muap where I took route 1243 to Ban Sali. That is also where the road became in a bit bad condition with many repaired patches with gravel on top. But halfway the road changes in a brand new road with lines and guard rails along. What a stunning road thru the mountains and partly on the edge of mountain tops. About 15km before Bo Bia the road becomes in less good condition again. The new part must be the part that was a few years back still a jungle-track.
I arrived about 14:00 in Nam Pat and had lunch at Nampad City Coffee (thanks Steve). I doubted to ride on to Sukhothai (only 140 km to go) but decided against it and stayed in Nam Pat. That was a good idea. I found a wonderful brand new resort "Wang Nam Yen Hill Resort" and in the afternoon I explored Nam Pat. The small town has a nice old part with wooden houses and a weekly WalkingStreet. At the east side of town is a small hill with of course a temple. You can walk up taking the long stairway to heaven. But you can also ride around the hill and enter from the backside. The latter is what I did.
|Temple on the hill|