Camping in Pha Daeng National Park – Chiang Dao

Tent at Hot springs

A quick trip report on the beautiful, quiet and simple Pha Daeng National Park. This national park is often overlooked, and so for that reason it makes for a fantastic quiet place to visit (or for staying over, as I did). If based in Chiang Mai, this makes Pha Daeng a short quick and easy ride (a mere 100 km’s

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Amazing Weekend Music Festival Ride!

Motorbike on steep road

A fantastic two day ride with the purpose of visiting the first ever Chiang Khong Music Festival in Chiang Khong, along the Thai/Laos border. This ride took in many wonderful back roads and stunning misty mountain views. A truly perfect ride to a great event! Full Trip (Google Map) Day 1: Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong (Google Map) Having packed

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Day Trippin’ – Mae Wang (& Doi Inthanon Area)

Motorbike at scenic area

Monday 18th November 2011. This day is the anniversary of a bad motorcycle accident 8 years ago, so I always try to get in an interesting motorcycle ride on this date. Having checked out some possible routes via Google Maps, it was also a good time to try some minor trails and off-road tracks. (I am very bad at off-road

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Temple-Tastic! 8 Hours Exploring On ONE Tank Of Petrol!

(Wednesday October 2nd 2019). 8 hours of riding joy exploring a section of outer Chiang Mai region, on ONE tank of petrol (7.7 litre tank)! Fab roads and amazing temples on a glorious Rainy Season day. (*Note* many of the temples/meditation retreats I visit are very quiet and turning up as a solo rider isn’t a problem. In my humble opinion

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DayTripping Hidden Delights: Samoeng – Ban Pong – Mae Wang

16th September 2019. I planned to take a few hours out for a quick ride/explore in the Samoeng area of Chiang Mai province, but I was enjoying myself so much that it turned into a 9 hour ride/explore. I had an absolutely brilliant day of looking around, including finding a hidden Vietnamese temple in Samoeng Neau valley. With the Rainy

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