Mae Wang Loop

165.2 kms return. All asphalt.

Routes 108 – 1013 – 1269 / 1096 – 108 / 107.

A gem of a rider’s loop, being “nicer” and longer loop than the Samoeng loop, the Mae Wang loop is now ALL  asphalt / concrete.

The Mae Wang loop really starts from Sanpathong, 18 kms S-W of Chiang Mai, & goes up the beautiful Mae Wang river valley, then goes east to Bo Kaew & Samoeng, then back into Chiang Mai via either route 1096 & 107 Mae Rim or route 1269 & 108 past the airport.


The Mae Wang loop has smaller elephant camps than in the Mae Sa valley, but it also has bamboo rafting, plus better scenery and more hill tribe villages than on the Samoeng loop. You can easily spend all day on the Mae Wang Loop, the scenery, villages and photo opportunities are so great.

Go here to see photos & trip reports on the Mae Wang Loop.

See photos & a trip report for a Chiang Mai Toy Ride Charity event at Bo Kaew on the Mae Wang Loop

The Mae Wang Loop is part of the legendary Mae Hong Son Loop & features on the Mae Hong Son Loop map. Asia’s legendary Motorcycle Loop – ride the road of 1,864 bends with the GT Rider map that started it all!

  • 1st Edition November 2002. 2nd Edition November 2003. 3rd Edition November 2006. 4th Edition December 2009. 5th edition January 2015. A hugely popular map.
  • Laminated – waterproof – indestructible.
  • Hundreds of kms of twisting mountain roads – asphalt & dirt!

See full info for the Mae Hong Son Loop map here.

The GT Rider