The road to Pai and back.

1624 turns.

762 turns each way, Chiang Mai to Pai, Thailand. A popular route for backpackers, with two options, Scooter or minivan, AKA "pukebus". We opted for the former. The internet is full of blogs detailing the dangers of the ride. With stories of hairpin turns and coming head on with trucks disrespecting the center line. Perhaps they were exaggerating.

Our Caveat: It had been raining in Chiang Mai since we arrived, and the very nice woman at the Mint House, where we were staying tried three times to get us to take the bus, and not leave in rain. But sometimes you just can't take good advice. We were able to punch through the raincloud after about an hour of wet riding.