Conquer the Lanna Kingdom by Road Bike

Price from
US$ 2,350
Duration
13 Days / 12 Nights
Distance
1019 km
Tour Code
THA-TMH
Next departure
16-Dec-2018
Number of Cycling Days11
Average Distance Per Day: 93
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 1611
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance1019 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireStandard Road Bike: US$ 320, Carbon Road Bike: US$ 460
Single SupplementUS$ 470

All About this Tour

If you're looking for some seriously challenging road cycling, then this is definitely the ride for you! This tour will take you to the tallest and toughest peaks Thailand has to offer on spectacular, winding roads that provide tough-but-rewarding climbs and exciting descents.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Chiang Rai. We'll then meet up for trip briefing and a welcome dinner.

Day 2

We start our tour with a gentle warm-up ride through a fairly flat countryside of Chiang Rai.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

We cycle to the former capital of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai. We start out nice and easy but then we have a short climb before flying back down to the flats on the way to our riverside hotel.

Day 5

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. The afternoon is free to explore the city on your own.

Day 6

We circumvent imposing Doi Suthep to the peaceful district of Samoeng. Our ride out of Chiang Mai is flat, but soon we start climbing.

Day 7

We ascend over 2,000 m and descend about the same amount. Our ride starts nice and flat through rice fields before we climb up a scenic winding road. Then it’s a thrilling 20-km overall downhill to Pai Valley.

Day 8

We leave the tranquil Pai behind as we climb up to Mae Hong Son. When we reach 1,443-m, it's time to take a break and enjoy the view before we descend through mountain villages.

Day 9

It's an easier day in terms of kilometres ridden but there are still some hills to tackle. Now in hilltribe country so close to the Burma you will notice a Burmese influence.

Day 10

We descend more than we ascend, but with enough climbing to test our legs.

Day 11

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 before enjoying a 10 km descent.

Day 12

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.

Day 13

Today enjoy a free morning.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Chiang Rai - Warm-up Loop Ride 65km. +373m.
Day 2 - Chiang Rai - Warm-up Loop Ride 65km. +373m.

Reviews

Our guide, Noom, did an amazing job making sure every goal we had for our trip was met. He kept us safe, pointed out all sorts of local culture, taught us some language, kept us well fed with incredible Thai cuisine, gave excellent directions, and kept us smiling and happy every single mile of the trip. He made us enthusiastic about returning to Thailand to explore more! We couldn't have asked for or expected a better guide.

The food choices were always well thought out paying attention to all of our diverse dietary needs. We got to try some incredible food! There was always plenty to eat including local specialties. The hotels were clean and comfortable in terrific locations. All around one of the best trips we've ever taken and we've been on at least ten.

Matthew FriedmanJanuary 2018

This tour is definitely an amazing way to see Northern Thailand. It should have been rated '7 Chillies' - if ever there is one. I got absolutely murdered out there - having no idea at all how tough it can be. But an amazing challenge nonetheless. For me, it was a test of physical endurance and mental resilience. Having ran out of gas on certain sections of the tour, I'd definitely look forward to take up this challenge again - and this time, really train for it. What makes this tour exceptional is the excellent tour guide, Noom, and the support van driver, 'Mr. Thai'. Along with fellow cyclists, the time we spent is definitely sweet - the landscapes are truly breathtaking and the local food is simply something we look forward to everyday.

Kean Huat OngJanuary 2018

A great way to see Thailand! Our guide Woody and driver Mr. Pao took care of everything and showed us the local culture!

David BrennanDecember 2017

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