Arrive in Chiang Rai and we pick you up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. We'll then meet up for trip briefing and a welcome dinner.
We start our tour with a gentle warm-up ride through the countryside of Chiang Rai. On our way back to our hotel we'll stop for a visit at the unique, modern White Temple which is a work in progress by a local artist.
We leave Chaing Rai and head south to our tranquil resort nestled in a valley. The terrain starts out flat but then begins to undulate as we skirt Doi Luang National Park.
Today we cycle to the former capital of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai. We start out nice and easy but once we enter Khun Chae National Park we have a short climb before flying back down to the flats on the way to our riverside hotel.
Time to test those legs on some serious climbs as we loop around Doi Suthep, We stop for lunch at Samoeng village before heading back towards the city following the scenic Ping river.
Today is a semi rest day. Head out early for the unrelenting 13-km climb to Doi Suthep to visit the famous temple and enjoy panoramic views of Chiang Mai. We then descend to the hotel and the afternoon is free to explore the city on your own.
Today we ascend over 2,000 m and descend about the same amount. Our ride starts nice and flat through rice fields before we start our climb up a scenic winding road. Then it’s a thrilling 20-km overall downhill to Pai Valley.
We leave the tranquil valley of Pai behind as we climb up to Mae Hong Son. When we reach 1,443-m elevation it's time to take a break and enjoy the view before we descend through mountain villages. We end our ride in Mae Hong Son.
It's an easier day in terms of kilometres ridden but there are still some hills to tackle. Now in hill tribe country so close to the Burma you will notice a Burmese influence. The day ends with an uphill ride to the small traditional village of Khun Yuam.
Today we descend more than we ascend, but with enough climbing to test our legs. Cycle past farms, orchards, and forests, always with mountains as our backdrop. This scenic road takes us directly to quaint Mae Sariang and our riverside hotel.
Our toughest day challenges us with a 20-km climb of 860 m to the pass at 1,210 m (4,030 ft.). The climbing continues as we cut through beautiful mountains and jungle landscapes before enjoying a 10 km descent. We finish at the town of Mae Chaem.
Climb to the top of Thailand! It's a tough start and the final 10 kms to the "Summit of Thailand", 2,565 m, will push you to the limits. Then head downhill to Chom Thong, where we transfer to Chiang Mai for the celebration of our accomplishment!
Today enjoy a free morning taking in Chiang Mai or conquer Doi Suthep one more time!