On the motorbike making the Bo Klua Loop in Nan province

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand

Reposting from 2018. Following is a motorbike trip report riding from Pua (Nan province) to Bo Klua, and back of course as I am living in Pua. For more motorbike trip reports see Motorbike Trip Reports. For more information about Nan province see Destination Travel Guide Nan.

Nan province is motorbike riding heaven, so as motorbike rider living in Nan province I have plenty of choice for stunning routes to ride. The "Bo Klua Loop" is a famous loop to do from Nan town, but I do it from Pua. From where I am living it is only 48 km via route 1256 to Bo Klua, passing Doi Phu Kha National Park and Viewpoint 1715. From Bo Klua I first took the scenic route along the Mea Mang River. This is small road between the rice fields in the valley of Bo Klua and connects to route 1081. I then followed route 1018 in direction of Pua, but about 15 km before Pua I took a slightly different route back home. A few km route 1170 and then short-cut that goes to Pa Klang. Pa Klang is a group of villages created by the government as resettlement for Hmong & Tai Lue from the mountains of Doi Phu Kha. A total of 120 km, perfect for an early morning ride. Following is a serie of photos I made long route 1256 and route 1081. 


Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Leaving Pua, Nan - Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Route 1256 to Bo Klua, North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Route 1256 to Bo Klua, North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Route 1256 to Bo Klua, North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Route 1256 to Bo Klua, North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Doi Phu Kha National Park HQ in Nan province, North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Entrance of Doi Phu Kha National Park in Nan - Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Highest point of route 1256 at 1715m above sea-level

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Highest point of route 1256 at 1715m above sea-level

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Route 1256 to Bo Klua, North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Route 1256 to Bo Klua, North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
The village of Bo Klua in Nan - Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Route 1081 to Huai Kon border in Nan province, North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Ancient Salt Pits in Bo Klua, North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Short cut to route 1081

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Route 1081 in Nan province, North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Route 1081 in Nan province, North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Route 1081 in Nan province, North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand
Refreshment stop at 29 Base Coffee Shop along route 1081

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand

Motorbike Riding in North Thailand


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The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!