Photo Journal: Journey to Northern Thailand's Sacred Treasures

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April 15th, 2019

Thailand may be better known for its white sand beaches and ornate temples, but as we quickly discovered on Sacred Rides' latest 10-day tour, Northern Thailand happens to be riddled with an extensive network of singletrack and backcountry trails that snake their way through stunning natural and man-made wonders.

 

In addition to the fantastic variety of rides, we discovered a fascinating culture steeped in rich history, mouth-watering Thai cuisine, splendid accommodations, world-class hospitality and legendary massages. Indeed, all the right ingredients for an immersive trip worthy of the 'Sacred Rides' stamp of approval.

 

Get a taste of what you can expect on this two-wheeled adventure through the following photo journal. If it leaves you hungry for more, scroll to the bottom for a 3-minute video (then click HERE to learn more about joining us)!

 

Mountainous terrain beyond what the eye can see.

 

Tackier red dirt than Sedona!

 

All-mountain riding at its finest.

 

Watch out for the odd rut!

 

Punchy climbs are rewarded with long, thrilling descents.

 

They call it the Land of Smiles for good reason :)

 

Waking up in a sea of mist in Huai Nam Dang National Park.

 

 

 

Our relaxing abode in the lovely bohemian town of Pai.

 

 

 

No better way to end a ride than with a delicious bowl of Pad Thai and an ice-cold Leo.

 

Colourful markets abound, and Thailand's climate is rivalled only by the warmth of its people.

 

Ice cream is serious business.

 

Some of the remarkably intricate temples you'll see along the way, far from the tourist hordes.

 

A stupa perched atop Doi Inthanon, Thailand's tallest mountain.

 

Riding from the summit where misty cloud forests await.

 

Don't look down!

 

The secret ridge ride you'll only get to experience on this very trip.

 

Catching a break by one of many waterfalls.

 

Stream crossings... another way to cool down.

 

Natural hotsprings: the second best way to finish a ride (after Thai massages, of course).

 

Must Watch: Jewels of Thailand

 

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