Not everybody likes group activities or tour guides showing them around. We also offer self-guided bicycle tours. You have the freedom and flexibility to discover the countryside at your own speed and preference combined with the backup of a professionally organized tour. If something goes wrong we are there to assist you.
The 5-day tour lets you appreciate the beautiful natural surroundings of Chiang Mai with an overnight stay at a beautiful resort outside of Chiang Mai for the first night. The cycling route on the first day will take you through traditional villages, rice fields along lazy back roads towards Baan Tawai, the wood carving village and then on to Lamphun for the first night. The Haripunchai temple is worth a visit in Lamphun. The second day you will ride to San Kamphaeng through the fertile valley of Chiang Mai along the river Ping and its tributaries. Overnight in San Kamphaeng. Next a ride to Doi Saket with an option to visit the Muang-On caves and hot springs. Overnight in Doi Saket. Then onward to Mae Taeng via Mae Khuan Dam, Bua Thong Waterfall and Mae Ngat dam (optional) via the Sri Lanna National Park and overnight in Mae Taeng. The last leg is back to Chiang Mai through Mae Rim. A great way to experience the Thai countryside the adventurous way.
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 transfer to Nam Phrae for bikes and equipment collection. Day 1 is an easy cycling day with small paved country roads, hardly any traffic, and no hills. The tour will take you along quiet country roads through rice fields, local villages and beautiful scenery on your way to Baan Tawai. Baan Tawai is a village known for its wood sculpting and handicrafts. There is a market to explore and a chance to talk to the craftsmen. From Baan Tawai you go onwards to Lamphun via country roads and along the river Ping and its smaller tributaries. Orchards, rice fields and other agricultural areas aplenty. When you arrive in Lamphun make sure to visit Wat Haripunchai temple, an ancient Buddhist temple complex with beautiful statues, art and relics. And a large golden tower which is lit up at night. Both Baan Tawai and Wat Haripunchai are good locations for lunch. You will overnight in Lamphun, in the Lamphun Will Hotel. (43 km)
Also today an easy cycling day with similar roads and traffic as the days before.
You continue your tour through these very fertile lands due to the proximity of the Ping river. Tranquil cycling through fields and small villages where you can stop to chat with local people or visit temples and markets. You will stay the night in Baanpong Lodge in San Kamphaeng. (43 km)
This day we have some hills for you, but mostly small paved country roads again. You will pass Muang On caves and San Kamphaeng hot springs, both a good option for lunch. The Muang-On Caves are filled with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, and fluorescent lights artfully placed around to enhance the look and feel of natural rock formations. Well worth a visit. The San Kamphaeng hot springs contain water with a high sulfur content and it is said to cure many diseases and improve blood circulation. A nice stop and soak while cycling. Overnight at the Jasmine Hills Villa and Spa. (45 km)
Today a long ride with lots to see but it is up to you if you want to take time checking the sites. You will ride passed the Doi Saket temple on the hill and continue to the Mae Kuang Dam which provides water for the Doi Saket area. Here you cross the bridge that is not allowed for cars. You will find some lunch options at the dam. The road after the bridge will be a few kilometers of dirt roads with some steep parts. Once back on the concrete road there is a long stretch through the forest without any people living there. You can take a left towards the Buatong Waterfalls with a few small food stalls for a visit, or continue the route towards Mae Ngat Dam. When the route takes a left at the T junction you can decide to turn right which will bring you to the dam. At the dam is a boat service to the middle of the lake for a swim. This would take about 2 hours extra. If you take this detour please take the same route back to the T junction to continue with our route. The last part of today’s ride, from the T junction to Bamboo Country Lodge, where you will spend the night, does have some hills to ride. (80 km)
Another long ride today. Towards Mae Rim from Mae Taeng, you will pass the XCentre where there is bungee jumping, go-karts, etc. Near the XCentre is the Four Seasons Hotel with fantastic food for lunch. When you come to road 121 north of Chiang Mai you can ride most of the way along the slip road next to the main road. You will enter the city and could make a side trip to climb the Doi Suthep hilltop temple (12 km and steep). From there you continue onwards to Little Village Resort where your tour ends. You can stay overnight here or we bring you back to your hotel in Chiang Mai. (85 km)
No, there is no single supplement for this tour. This tour can only be booked for 2 people or more.
Yes, should you not want to carry your luggage there is an option to have your luggage delivered every day to the next hotel for a surcharge.
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.