All About this Tour
Just a short hop east of Chiang Mai we head away from the tourist trail and into fertile valleys that offer inspiring views and mountainous horizons not seen from the city. After a short drive from the city we start our bicycle exploration of Sankampaeng and the beautiful, peaceful Lanna countryside.
This one day ride takes us out to tranquil places where rice is grown and pace of life is slow. We see that family, friends and the Buddhist faith are what is important to Thai people and that a good crop and healthy lifestyle are what puts a broad smile on people’s faces.
We visit markets where the fresh produce is artfully displayed. Sampling the fruits in season will make sure you will not run out of energy throughout our picturesque day. We’ll pass by temples where we can stop and make an offering. Our ride will take us through open plains and for some variety we’ll take short cuts through lush rice paddies as we head towards the forests and mountains that surround this area.
Country roads at the base of a mountain range will bring us to the Sankampaneng Hot Springs where, if you can stand the heat, we can have a dip in the natural mineral springs that are said to be curative and rejuvenating.
What do we see? This one day ride takes us out into the Northern Thai countryside. We ride through lush rice paddies and see local craftsmen at work in their trade. We visit the Sankampaeng markets where the fresh produce is sold daily and pass by temples that represent the centre of the community and the soul of the people.
What is the riding like? The ride is a gentle 34 kms with a few small ups and down towards the end. We ride on quiet sealed country roads, and some smooth dirt lanes through the rice paddies and at the base of the mountains. There is often a gentle breeze blowing and lots of shady spots to keep us cool and energized.
Anything else? Lunch is served in a small local restaurant with a menu tasty noodle soups and some lively curries if you like a bit of spice. Lots of stops to sample fruits in season.
Of course, water, soft drinks and snacks are all included all day and SpiceRoads supplies a mountain bike and helmet. The trip is fully supported by our air conditioned minibus.
This trip is suitable for all levels of riders and is an excellent trip for families, Tag - along and baby seat are available.