Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai by Bike

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US$ 1,150
4 Days / 3 Nights
145 km
Tour Code
Next departure
Number of Cycling Days4
Average Distance Per Day: 36
150 Km
Total Cycling Distance145 kilometres
Bike HireIncluded
Single SupplementUS$ 160
Child PricingUnder 5: free; Age 5-11: 15% discount
Client Rating (based on 103 reviews)

About this Cycle Tour

Ride on local roads that have little traffic through the spectacular limestone mountains of Chiang Dao and to the scenic village of Mae Salak, straddling the Mae Kok River.

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Day 1

Transfer from downtown Chiang Mai to Bua Thong waterfall and start a ride on local roads to Mae Ngud Reservoir. Later ride to our overnight hotel and can finish off the day at the swimming pool.

Day 2

Visit Chiang Dao Caves and then ride through rice fields among soaring limestone cliffs before hitting dirt roads cut by local hill tribes -- the Akha, Lisu, Lau and Palaung peoples.

Day 3

This morning, we begin cycling from our hotel, following the Kok river before transferring at the end of the ride to our riverside resort.

Day 4

We hitch a ride on a long-tail boat (with our bikes) at a Lahu village down the river before cycling to the famous White Temple just outside Chiang Rai.

Elevation Profiles

Day 1 - Mae Ngad Reservoir Ride 30km.
Day 1 - Mae Ngad Reservoir Ride 30km.


This was one of my all-time favorite travel experiences. I expected the views during the rides to be great but our guide, driver, the food, and the cultural experiences made it a truly top-notch trip.

I had high expectations for this trip and it exceeded every one of them. Ji, Mr. Egg, the food, and the bike course were all fantastic! If I did another bike ride through Thailand I would insist on doing it with Ji and Mr. Egg.

RobO1280February 2020

Just a memorable experience! So amazing words just can not describe! A perfect way to explore a country it's culture, nature and food. You will remember for a lifetime.

Raphael RohnerFebruary 2020

My husband and I had an amazing time, on the Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai trip. The organisation of the trip was faultless and we were able to relax and enjoy the ride. The guide (named Ayay - not sure how to spell it) was friendly, knowledgeable, always cheerful; a perfect combination of expertise and friendship. Mr Thai our driver was always there for us in the minibus, sorting out our bikes and setting up delicious fruit, drinks and thai snacks as a break on our rides. The rides themselves were very pleasant, through villages, paddy fields, farms, countryside, along the river etc, and it was wonderful to see the country at such close quarters. We are both over 50 (I am less fit than my husband) but we managed the ride fine; it was undulating and between 35 and 50 km per day but we finished by 2-3 pm and were then able to relax in our accommodation. The hotels were of very good quality, in beautiful landscaped resorts, with individual rooms or chalets, a pool, and nature all around. We even had two excellent thai massages in the privacy of our room (much needed after a day in the saddle. Ps ladies: the bikes are excellent and robust but they have sporty saddles. If you want more comfort bring your own saddle which is well worth the space in your suitcase). The food was excellent. Ayay helped us to order a selection of dishes to share and enthusiastically explained to us what they were and how they are cooked. When we were dropped at Chiang Rai airport at the end, Ayay even went to the extra effort of booking a car for us and negotiating a fee to be taken round the sights in Chiang Rai as we had several hours' wait before our flight. We are already looking up what trip to do next. We would definitely choose Spice Roads as our tour company again, and our friends have also used them 3 times!

Nicole OlavesenFebruary 2020

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