North Thailand by Bike

Price from
US$ 2,100
Duration
10 Days / 9 Nights
Distance
553 km
Tour code
THA-TNT
Next departure
24-Dec-2017
Number of Cycling Days 10
Average Distance Per Day: 55
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 872
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance 553 kilometres
Accommodation Included
Bike Hire Mountain Bike: US$ 150
Single Supplement US$ 400

All About this Tour

Our mountain bike journey takes us from the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai through the mountains to the Golden Triangle, where the Mekong River marks the borders of Thailand, Burma, and Laos.

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Itinerary

Day 1

We start our tour with a nice and easy ride along the Ping River to the Arts and Crafts Centre of Ban Tawai, where you have time for some shopping before heading back to Chiang Mai.

Day 2

Take a boat ride across a reservoir to the trail head where we ride an outstanding single track trail through a scenic teak forest to a waterfall. After lunch on the lake we ride an elephant trail to our resort near Chiang Dao.

Day 3

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 4

Ride to Tub Tao Caves, also a temple retreat, and continue cycling on back roads through small villages before lunching in Fang. A flat afternoon ride takes us to the town of Thaton and our riverside resort.

Day 5

From the resort we ride to a Lahu village to hitch a long-tail boat (with our bikes) downstream and then cycle off road to Ban Ruamitr. After lunch we ride to Chiang Rai, where we can relax at the hotel, go out in the city, or wander around the area.

Day 6

Morning trek through the forest arriving at a scenic waterfall where we have a picnic lunch. Ride up Doi Mae Salong and down to Mae Salong and our overnight resort amidst tea plantations.

Day 7

After a morning visit to a temple we descend through the forest along some glorious trails and arrive at our resort in time to enjoy the pool.

Day 8

An exciting off-road ride takes us through lychee orchards to visit a horse temple and uphill to Doi Tung, where the Thai Royal Family has a palace. Bike along a ridgeback road with a fast downhill to Mae Sai for the night in the Golden Triangle.

Day 9

Cycle a scenic loop deep into the heart of the countryside surrounding the Golden Triangle in the morning. Then visit ancient Chiang Saen on the Mekong River before driving to Chiang Mai for a farewell dinner at a riverside restaurant.

Day 10

Drive up to Chiang Mai's most impressive temple, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and then head down on Thailand's most exciting mountain bike trail. a fitting finale to an amazing cycling adventure.

Additional journey information

Meets: Chiang Mai
Ends: Chiang Mai
Fly in to: Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Fly out of: Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Countries visited: Thailand
Minimum age: 18 (on scheduled departures)

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