Day 1 Arrival in Chiang Mai
12 riders from 5 different countries arrived in Chiang Mai for the Thailand Extreme Tour.
After the welcome briefing everybody is excited and can't wait until tomorrow. We had a great lunch at our charming hotel Viang Thapae Resort and went to bed early to be fit for tomorrows first riding day.
Everybody listen for the details what's going on the next 9 Days
Michael , in his element, he has a big smile on his face when he tells us what we will experience
What a fantastic start to the tour. Everyone was excited, will we be able to leave the city together through the Chiang Mai traffic? All super disciplined and focused, everyone behind his tour guide.
our first coffee stop at a beautiful spot in the middle of nowhere. Pure romance. Strengthened with coffee and biscuits, it could start cornering. But be careful, we don't know what's waiting around the next bend. We could go on like this all day, but a fantastic place with BBQ is waiting for us. Today was just to warm up. Tomorrow, folks, you're getting dizzy.
Gino from Mexico is happy
The first step in the Hell, but since we've all been decent, we have nothing to worry about
A wonderful sunset in paradise
Today is rest day, but without rest. We start at 11 degrees but it's supposed to be a fantastic day. You won't believe it, but Thailand is a Paradies of curves. And in the middle of nowhere. We are coming very close to the border of Laos. And we had a typical noodle soup. Tomorrow another day with grandiose roads awaits us
Today we leave Nan - but not before seeing the Golden Temple. We drive north on beautiful winding roads to get very close to the border of Laos. A great lunchtime stop at the waterfall where hundreds of children happily greeted us in their pink shirts. Let's go - even more curves - did I already say that we are in paradise? A 15 min walk lets set a foot in Laos geographically.
Our day begins with such a breathtaking sunrise on the Mekong. With a look to Laos we start to the Golden Triangle. It lets us see again and again how beautiful it is in Thailand. Extremely narrow and steep hairpin bends demand all of our skills, but we confidently steer our motorcycles to the next hotel in Mai Ai, where a pool and a cold beer await
Welcome to the jungle !
Today we will experience a lot. We swing comfortably to then support ourselves in the jungle. Great narrow paths lead us through dense forests. Where we surprisingly come across an ice cream TukTuk. This is only possible in Thailand. We find a wonderful place for our lunch stop. Where we are allowed to feed elephants beforehand. These live freely and are allowed to enjoy their retirement. Every evening they go into the woods to spend the night. Continuing on very narrow roads we will call a great waterfall our destination, a cool down in it is very welcome. Then we reach Pai, the party town in the north. We too let ourselves be inspired with a good mood at the night market. Buy some more souvenirs.
it's amazing, at a crossroads somewhere in the middle of nowhere, we made a quick stop to get the group back together.... there's an ice cream moped coming along... 14 times please...
Today there should be even more curves. We already know the road of 1000 curves. Today there will be 1672 curves. Along the border with Myanmar there is a roller coaster ride. For lunch we change vehicles and take a longboat that takes us to the village of the Long Neck Women. Padaung Village . Beauty and riches represent their stanchion.
Our lunch is a simple but very delicious Thai soup, which strengthens us for the last kuven to Mae Sariang.
Jessica looks good in traditional attire
Classroom in the Mountain
Unfortunately, today is the last day of driving. But no less exciting than all the other days. Before we return the bikes in Chiang Mai, we still have a few curves ahead of us. Another great stop with a local lunch at a great waterfall. We meet an elephant in the middle of the road and we see many on the side. A last coffee stop before our biggest challenge. City traffic through Chiang Mai at 38 degrees (felt 50 degrees) But we all survive and are happy and sad. But after the tour is before the tour.
Thank you Nek , you are Great
Flower Parade in Chiang Mai, parade for everyone who hasn't left yet
Marco from México
Bob from the USA
Kevin from the USA
Anthony from Austria
Steven from Canada
Rudi from the USA
Jessica and Scott from the USA
Carey from the USA
Jorge from México
Rob from the USA
Gino from México
Cloude from Switzerland but original German
Michaela the leader
Michael the chief leader