The Samoeng Loop is a thrilling attraction for adventure lovers. If you enjoy exploring destinations on a motorbike, this one is highly recommended!
It provides a great alternative, or a new adventure, once you’ve already seen everything there is to offer in Chiang Mai.
Samoeng Loop Motorcycle & Cycling Tour Map, Chiang Mai Thailand
Although it technically doesn’t include Doi Suthep, adding it to the route is highly recommended! Doi Suthep is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in all of Thailand, located around 45 minutes away from the city centre. The road going up to the temple features sharp curves, then it will go uphill to the temple. Continue the route by going down on the same road, but be careful and go slow.
The second stop is the beautiful Mae Sa waterfalls, where seven cascades provide cool waters where you can relax for a few minutes and even enjoy a swim.
The third stop will be your lunch break where you can have a simple homemade Thai meal on a small restaurant along the creek or after the falls.
The fourth stop is a viewpoint on the Samoeng Loop, which gives you breathtaking views of the valley. The fifth stop will be Samoeng town; there isn’t much to see here but a few markets and inexpensive restaurants. Then it will be time to head back!
Cruising the loop is an exciting and thrilling adventure that will make your trip unforgettable. However, riding a motorbike should be left to someone with experience. To rent a motorbike in Thailand, you will be required to present an international license that’s capable of riding at least a 125cc motorcycle. Without a license, insurance won’t cover the damages for any accidents, and you’ll have to pay for everything yourself. Additionally, the local police may stop motorbikes and will ask you to pay a fine if you don’t have an international license to ride a motorbike.