A day’s drive
1,864 curves between
It takes three hours to drive from Pai to Mae Hong Son by motorbike. The trip consists of two peaks, four passes, a well paved road and minimal traffic. The Northern Thai landscape is vast and open, rolling over forests and farms, temples and tiny towns. There are various stopping points along the way, including the Tham Lod Cave. Start early to watch the mist rise and fall over the passing hills and drive back during sunset to see the green sea lost in a red sky.
Early in the morning, when the sun rises and burns the mist from the rolling landscape, the rider falls into the curve of the road.