Mae Hong Son is one of Thailand's largest and least populated provinces a 14,000, square kilometer region of pristine forest in Thailand's largest mountain range the"Shan Hills" with peaks rising to 2,005 meters (6,578 ft). Mae Hong Son lies to the west of Chiang Mai nestled in a mountain valley often covered in mist. Due to its isolated location and lush jungles, it makes the ideal destination for off-road motorcycle touring.
Compared to some of our other tours this is a more relaxed journey offering an adventurous riding experience in deep jungles through"bamboo-lined river creeks" and high mountain trails or we can downgrade the off road sections to suit your riding ability. We've added a touch of luxury part way through and a chance to experience Thai rural life off the bikes. You'll ride through many ethnic tribal villages including the Lisu, Hmong, Padong and the humble Karen tribe, our hosts on the evening of your first days ride where we stay in a traditional rural village in a"wooden mountain lodge 1800 meters above sea level.".
Mae Hong Son province has relatively low tourism offering the rare luxury to explore much of the region undisturbed by mainstream tourists. You will stay in unique locations in picturesque comfortable boutique resorts and we've included a full day off the bikes staying in a"higher-end resort in Pai city" with the option to explore the city and region on bike or just relax by the outdoor pool utilising the resorts facilities and enjoy the stunning landscape.
A great motorcycle trip designed for active riders looking for high adventure with a little more included off the bikes and"fantastic evenings"