North Thailand by Road Bike

Price from
US$ 1,700
Duration
10 Days / 9 Nights
Distance
788 km
Tour Code
THA-TRB
Next departure
15-Jul-2018
Number of Cycling Days9
Average Distance Per Day: 88
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 1149
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance788 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireStandard Road Bike: US$ 240, Carbon Road Bike: US$ 360
Single SupplementUS$ 360

All About this Tour

On this 788-kilometre ride you’ll cycle on paved roads in good condition through farming villages, up and over lush green mountains and on winding roads along the Mekong River.

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Itinerary

Day 1

We meet in the afternoon in Chiang Rai for a warm-up ride through rice paddy fields along the Mae Lao River to the distinctive White Temple created by a local artist. Then head back to the hotel to refresh for an outing to the night bazaar and dinner.

Day 2

Climbing the hills of Wawee, we have a nice 40 km flat stretch to warm up before the serious stuff. Enjoying panoramic views, we take a fast 10-km descent and ride on quiet roads to Thaton.

Day 3

We won't be pedalling very hard until KM 25. Then it's a climb, but we only gain about 350 m over 10 km. We ride past farmers working their fields and be greeted by children and possibly a water buffalo or two.

Day 4

It's a semi rest day with a quiet morning flat ride along the Mekong River. We arrive Chiang Khong in time for you to relax on your balcony, visit the local market, or wander through the bicycle museum.

Day 5

Riding out of Chiang Khong we head south to Pu Chi Fah for a stunning viewpoint. After a 40-km warm-up, we ascend over 2,000 m, finishing atop an amazing cliff formation like no other in the region.

Day 6

We start with an exhilarating descent down the mountain and then the ride flattens out as we cycle through a wide and fertile valley. We end our ride in Phayao Lake with time to chill in this laid-back town.

Day 7

We ride around the lake and ascend over into the next valley by crossing a mountain range. As the light turns golden we'll ride through the foothills of the forested mountains and into the paddy fields.

Day 8

Today's ride ends with a waterfall, but we have our work cut out for us! We'll be cycling up to 1,400 m. The climbs will be tough, but they won't be unrelenting.

Day 9

Loop around Doi Suthep, the mountain overlooking this ancient city, and head for lunch at Samoeng. Riding around the mountain, we have one tough rise before enjoying a swift downhill.

Day 10

Relax and rest after nine days of great riding.

Elevation Profiles

Day 1 - Chiang Rai Ride 30km. +129m / -129m.
Day 1 - Chiang Rai Ride 30km. +129m / -129m.

Reviews

Tremendous guide in Prasert (Sert). He had a unique blend of enthusiasm, humor, support, and overwhelming motivation to be sure we were satisfied with all aspects of the trip.

Thomas Edward BuckleyJanuary 2018

This trip pushed me to the limits of my fitness in the best way. The guide and drivers were kind, friendly and supportive. I saw parts of the country I never could have experienced from a car.

I had a wonderful time, and cannot say enough about the support and guidance received from Sert, Pong and Rong.

Heather GiannandreaJanuary 2018

Some very tough hills! I expected the climbing to be more like in Europe but where we use switchbacks, in Thailand it’s just straight on! 15-20% sections aplenty. Great value for money as the guides, accommodation and food were amazing. I will definitely choose SpiceRoads again.

Ville GrandinDecember 2017

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