Chiang Mai Classic Stage Ride

DestinationsThailand
Tour Meets8 am at your hotel in Chiang Mai
Tour EndsAround 5 pm at your hotel in Chiang Mai
Fly in toChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Fly out ofChiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Group Size2-12 riders
Minimum Age18 (on scheduled departures)
Cycling Distance75 km

Trip Profile

If you look west from Chiang Mai you'll see the mountain of Doi Suthep, it looks rather imposing, but luckily there's a lovely loop around this mountain to the peaceful district of Samoeng. Using a road bike is the best way of achieving the 75–km loop around the mountain and back to Chiang Mai. The good tarmac roads, the undulating terrain and the lush green scenery make it a perfect way to explore the Lanna countryside. We start our journey by transferring out of Chiang Mai to avoid traffic and set our bikes up by the Royal Park Rajapruek. From here we cycle on a quiet country road through a fertile forest that also gives us our first taste of climbing. We continue on a bigger road that undulates through fruit orchards and lush plantations. After 10 kms of warm up we'll have our first long ascent, of about 10 kms up to 810 m. Some steep sharp await on the descent. We then head to the village of Samoeng for lunch. This area was the first settlement of the Lanna people, who were escaping from a Burmese conquer in the 18th century. Back on the bikes for more hills! The first is a doozy, 600 m in 8 kms! We stop at the top for views of the Samoeng Forest. Our ride continues down through the valley of the Mae Sa River where we'll see many greenhouses and other fields cultivated by the Hmong ethnic group. We end our ride on a flat canal road, giving our legs some recovery from the climbing. We transfer back to Chiang Mai to avoid traffic.

In total the climbing and descending is just under 2,000 m. Not bad stats for a day out on the bike!

What's Included

  • Water bottle
  • Support vehicle
  • Guide(s)
  • Hotel pick up
  • Hotel drop off
  • Bike and helmet
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Accident insurance

What's Excluded

  • Alcohol
  • Tips

General booking info

Booking

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From the tour page click the 'Book Now' link. All departures for this tour will appear, just select the date you'd like to travel. There is a minimum number of participants (usually 2) required to enable the trip to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to Depart'. Once a trip is guaranteed to depart you are free to book your flights and make other travel arrangements. If you are unsure about the trip status, please email us or call our office. For the next steps you'll need to know the names of the people traveling and have either a Visa or a MasterCard. If you wish you can also provide extra details such as passport numbers, height, or you can add that later by logging into Manage My Trip (we'll set up an account for you automatically if you don't already have one). However, if you wish to get a children's discount, please do fill out the date of birth of the riders. If you are having any problems, please send us an email, or give us a call (+66 2 381 7490) and one of our travel specialists will assist you with your booking.

Deposit

For Long Tours (7 days or more) to guarantee your place we require a 30% or 500 USD deposit, whichever is the greater. For Short Tours (6 days or less) we require full payment to guarantee your place. We also require that you take out travel insurance when you book your holiday. Besides covering you during your holiday it will also enable you to claim for any money that you have paid to us, including your deposit, should you have to cancel your trip.

Balance

Full payment must be paid 45 days before the departure date with fees for any bicycle rental(s), single supplement(s) and extra hotel nights. Our confirmation will include personal details you provided us (including your flight information), visa application advice, a packing suggestion list and a detailed tour itinerary. It will also include a checklist to ensure you get everything ready for your holiday.

Cancellation Policy

On the rare occasions when we, SpiceRoads, must cancel a trip, all payments received to date will be 100% refunded, which constitutes full settlement. There will be absolutely no deductions. If you, the client, must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined according to when you cancel. For full details, please read our cancellation policy.

Loyalty Riders Club

For those who have been on several long tours with us we reward customer loyalty by offering repeat customers a special discount off the tour price (excludes single supplement and bike rental). If this is your fourth scheduled tour or more you will receive a 5% discount. If this is your eighth scheduled tour or more we will extend a 10% discount. The discount will be reflected in your online booking, but please contact us if any questions. Loyalty discounts can not be used in conjunction with any other offer. Note: Only tours of 7 days or more will be applicable for loyalty discount.

International Flights

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