The first and second videos of this series where shot heading north on 1093 and although I planned to head way north to Chiang Khong I ended up abandoning that plan so I could stay along highway 1093 at a resort near Phu Tawan Village. The next day with plans changed I had a leisurely ride along 1093 without any time and destination constraints.
Whereas the first and second video were shot heading north this time I shot going south. My starting point was frankly not really anywhere that I can find a name of on a map. However eventually I am heading back to Phu Tawan Village which we reach by the end of the next and last highway 1093 video.
Heading south means Laos is to your left and Thailand to the right. The road goes along the Thai side and there are no views of Laos as such unless you climb/hike up to a higher vantage place but looking to your right affords fantastic views of mountainous northern Thailand.
Map of the route:
Ride carefully and always within your ability. The video shows speed (it is not completely accurate and has some inconsistencies), elevation graph, longitude and latitude, time and date, distance along the route and a squiggly line representing the road with a dot showing the current location. This video was shot in December 2014 and roads in Thailand do change over the years, a once pristine section of tarmac can degrade and likewise a bad section can be resurfaced and become as smooth as silk!
Leave a comment if you have an up to date report.
You can find excellent bike reports and information of northland Thailand over at Golden Triangle Riders