The northern provinces of Thailand feature several mountain ranges which continue from the Shan Hills in nearby Myanmar (Burma) cutting through scenic river valleys on to Laos. The northern regions of Thailand have cooler winters and milder summers due the higher elevations and latitudes found here. This part of Thailand contains some of the world’s best motorbike touring routes, like the world-renowned Mae Hong Song Loop. Expect to find a diversity of distinct cultures and language groups and world-class riding conditions. A must for the serious motorcycle tour enthusiast.