Three days of cycling in the relaxed environment of Chiang Mai with a bit of a challenging ride on day 2 into the mountains. Overnight stays at a nature resort with bungalows built on stilts and a saltwater pool. The first day our tour guide will take you on a ride through traditional villages, rice fields along lazy back roads and the forest areas near the foothills surrounding Chiang Mai. You explore the local farmers’ lifestyle, might encounter water buffaloes or other animals and stop in local markets. The second day will be mountain biking in the foothills and up some slopes to visit Karen and Hmong hill-tribe villages at Doi Kiew Lom. Great mountain views to be expected. The last day you will go on a self-guided adventure with a detailed route description. You will pass the beautiful Chiang Mai Grand Canyon, the Night Safari with daytime zoo, a huge white Buddha statue and you can even do some hill climbing. The best way to experience the Thai countryside.
Minimum 2 people
95 % flat paved country roads, 5 % small unpaved road
Select your departure day, package and participants, then click proceed booking. For questions or tour booking less than 24 hours before departure please use the enquiry form or contact us via the red contact button in the lower right corner of the page. To complete the booking we ask for a deposit of only 30% to lock your dates and allow us to make the necessary arrangements. Solo travellers, please check the FAQ section of this tour.
The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel or the airport/train station and drive to Nam Phrae district where you can check-in at your small paradise, a nature resort. After check-in, the cycling commences and you will visit traditional villages with wooden houses on stilts, stop at a village school, ride through the rice fields along lazy back roads and the forest areas connecting the small villages. The tour explores the lifestyle of local farmers and explains the process of seasonal rice farming. Encounters such as water buffaloes crossing the street or children surprised by the unusual sight of foreigners cycling through their village can be expected. There is sufficient time to stop, have a rest or refreshment and chat with the villagers to get a feeling of the local life. You will return to the resort with its teak wood buildings and saltwater swimming pool. Distance today 27 kilometers.
This day is for those who like a bit of a challenge. You meet up with your mountain bike guide, dedicated to this circuit. This tour will first take you through rice paddies and then gradually start gaining height while tackling some dirt roads leading up into the lush greenery at the bottom of the mountain slopes surrounding Doi Kiew Lom. Here we have a stop to visit a Karen minority village. We take time to stroll around and learn a thing or two about their lifestyle and culture. Further up the road, we visit a Hmong tribe village and you have time to walk around and get a feel for their lives too. Next, get ready for some pretty intense uphill riding. While climbing up the hills around Doi Kiew Lom, you will see incredible mountain scenery with beautiful greens and wildlife. There is of course time to stop and admire the views along the road, and ultimately we join a paved road that will gently bring us down the hills again while we enjoy more impressive views of the surroundings. Overnight at the same resort as day 1. Distance today 36 kilometers.
After a delicious breakfast, you start a self-guided adventure on your bikes. A detailed route description will ensure a relaxing trip. There are a few options; the easy route (16 kilometers) will pass villages, rice fields, and the beautiful Chiang Mai Grand Canyon. A longer one (32 kilometers) will continue to the Night Safari with daytime zoo, lesser-known Doi Kham hilltop temple with a huge white Buddha statue and some hill climbing if you are up to it. After you arrive back at the resort we will transfer you back to Chiang Mai.
Yes, but only if there is no other booking/participant for the tour you booked. The single supplement, in that case, will be 4400 Baht. Please use the enquiry form to book as a solo traveller.
Yes, this tour can be booked as private tour. Please put this as a remark in the ‘notes’ section of the booking form. The surcharge for this tour as a private tour is 8800 Baht.
Yes, if you cancel more than 7 days before your booking date your deposit will be refunded after deduction of possible payment fees. If you cancel within a week of your booking date the deposit will not be refunded.
For other questions please check our FAQ page or contact us via the enquiry form or the red contact button in the lower right corner of the page.