North Thailand by Bike

Price from
US$ 2,350
Duration
10 Days / 9 Nights
Distance
553 km
Tour Code
THA-TNT
Next departure
18-Nov-2018
Number of Cycling Days10
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 Distance553 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireMountain Bike: US$ 160
Single SupplementUS$ 440

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, we ride an elephant trail to our resort.

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 backroads through small villages before lunching in Fang. A flat afternoon ride takes us to the town of Thaton and our riverside resort.

Day 5

We ride to a Lahu village to hitch a long-tail boat downstream to 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 arrives 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 orchards to visit a horse temple and uphill to Doi Tung. 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. Then visit ancient Chiang Saen on the Mekong River before driving to Chiang Mai for a farewell dinner.

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.

Reviews

Spice Roads did it again. This is our second trip with them and they got EVERYTHING right. Knowing we were in expert hands with our guide and our driver tending to our needs, we were able to fully immerse in experiencing the culture, exquisite food, and natural beauty of Thailand. Mind-blowing experience.

Michael EshlemanJanuary 2017

Spice Roads far exceeded our expectations. The accommodations were lovely, the food was fantastic and, most importantly, we were in such good hands with Nok as our guide and Bong as our porter. Nok was so very knowledgeable in answering all our many questions about the culture, the food, and the biology of the area. He was very careful to adapt the tour to our needs. We suffered a few cuts and scrapes and insect bites, which is to be expected and he was always right there to administer first aid. Pong kept the van spotless, kept the bikes in perfect running order checking them thoroughly every day and making tune ups as needed. He made sure we had all kinds of local fruit and delicacies for snacks and observed us quietly to determine our tastes and adapted the fare he offered accordingly. This is just the perfect way for my son and I to spend quality time together making memories that will last us a lifetime.

Matthew EshlemanJanuary 2017

So much more than a bike tour! Our guide, Woody, was an incredible steward of his country and culture and enriched our experience immensely. This was not a trip for the meek. If you want real adventure on a guided tour, I cannot recommend this one highly enough.

Kelly KingDecember 2016

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