Conquer the Lanna Kingdom by Road Bike

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US$ 2,350
13 Days / 12 Nights
1019 km
Tour Code
Next departure
Number of Cycling Days11
Average Distance Per Day: 93
150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 1611
2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance1019 kilometres
Bike HireStandard Road Bike: EUR 369, Carbon Road Bike: EUR 461
Single SupplementEUR 433

About this Cycle 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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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.


A very tough and challenging ride. Really enjoyed the challenge.

Robert JohnstonFebruary 2019

I have been on around 20 different cycling expeditions with SpiceRoads and other companies. This was definitely the most challenging, rewarding and enjoyable of them all. Fantastic challenging route. Aum and Fam were the most professional, outstanding leaders you could wish to meet.

David OfficerFebruary 2019

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

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