Highway 1243 – Road to Nowhere – Part 2

 

Continuing on from Part 1 highway 1243 meanders it way to nowhere in particular.  Near the highest point at 940m there is a ranger station which is the only sign of human habitation and tarmac appears again soon after.

The end of this road eventually ends up towards highway 1083 which is worthy of a future video.  After 1083 highway 1026 takes you up to Nan for a satisfying loop.

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, grade, 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 2015 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

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