As of 2020 I have completed six motorcycle tours in Thailand and whilst by no means an expert I’ve sampled a good portion of the the best motorcycle roads.

Initially I was riding roads I saw mentioned on ride reports or ones suggested by riders I have met there in pubs but last couple or tours I am just exploring my own way and finding there are many roads not talked about that are great riding. In the north you honestly will enjoy almost any route except the major highways.

I marked some of the better roads on a map just for my own trip planning purposes but with friends planning rides there I started sharing this map for general reference.

The southern roads marked out are as suggested to me by a local chap when I was last riding here recently and I will be riding them next trip hopefully.

Update: My ride report from 2019 is also a guide to ‘how to ride Thailand’ with lots of info and tips put together from my tours there. You can read that here.

I added some photos below of a few of the roads and you can read my ride reports there in 2017201520142013 to see more about the terrific riding experience there. (also 2020 tour online now)

IMG_1808[4] The most famous 1148 IMG_51071[1] IMG_0354[8] The amazing 1081 north of Nan IMG_3694[3] The incredible route 12 IMG_0332[7] Autumn like colour leaves on 1168 IMG_0385[8] High mountain pass 1256 IMG_1878[4] The incredible 108 and the MHS loop IMG_17523 Even non famous roads are curvy, the 118 IMG_17584 The 120 IMG_17614 The 1251 IMG_51111[1] And so on it goes!


  1. Hey,
    great info!
    How is that chumpon, Ranong, Phuket loop?
    Is it just scenic or does it also come with some nice twisties?

  2. 2331 Phu Tubberk to Phitsanulok is spectacular!The climb up to Phu Tubberk outlook was actually to tight for my FZ1 and my buddies Ninja 1000 with many off camber and VERY slippery sections. But as soon as you get to the National Park gate it turns into biker heaven!! (No charge at the Nat Park if you passing all the way to Phitsanulok) Medium speed (70-80 kph) to fast bends (100-130 kph) for probably 40 – 50 km!! Worth the detour off #12.

  3. why would u be charged to use the road. Thai scammers ?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *