Half-day bike tour north of Chiang Mai
Departure at 08:30 am
This tour will show you the beautiful area north of Chiang Mai. The route is of course chosen so that we have much contact with the local Thai people. This bike tour is suitable for cyclists with a normal condition and who are confident to ride in a little traffic. Remember that this is not a mountain bike tour but a leisure cyclig trip that will introduce you to the fascinating area north of Chiang Mai.
After a short safety briefing we start the bike tour from your hotel or another place in the city that we agreed upon. Bypassing the traffic is an adventure in itself. We ride through lanes and streets, some of which are inaccessible for cars, and once outside the city, we follow the Ping River upstream, heading north. The landscape is very varied with beautiful views of the mountains of Doi Suthep and Doi Pui. Via country roads we cycle to a reservoir called Huai Thungtao. You will appreciate the 24 gears on the bikes at this stage since some minor height needs to be climbed. The Huai Thungtao reservoir is part of a royal project and is known by the locals as a recreation place at the weekend. While enjoying the peace of the area, we eat a light lunch. We cycle through the grounds of the "700 Year Stadium" and a little further, we visit Wat Chet Yot, a 600 year old temple with a unique architectural style. Finally, we cycle a well planned route back to town. The traffic is probably slightly busier than in the morning, but this is not a problem, because now our bicycle proves truly to be "part of the solution".
Approximate duration: Around5 hours with frequent stops.
Distance: Around 36 km, 32 km flat and 4 km gently rolling.
Group size: 2- 12 people
Category: Recreational, confident cyclists with a normal condition.
Key features: Rural life and scenery, recreational lake, Wat Chet Yot temple.
Included: English speaking guide, comfortable bike with front suspension, helmet (mandatory), local insurance, entrance fee, light lunch, snacks and bottled water.
Not included: personal expenses, tips.
Bicycles: Adapted mountain bikes, also known as comfort bikes, with 24 gears and front suspension are used for their multifunctionality and comfort. The bikes are equipped with water bottle carriers but without racks. Bicycles for both men and women, in different seizes, are available.
Clothes: Suitable clothes are shorts and firm footwear, no flip-flops. No loose fitting dresses that can get entangled in wheels. Your safety is our major concern. We provide a light poncho during the rainy season.
Packing list: Sunglasses, sun block, insect repellent, pocket money, a small camera and if necessary a small rucksack.
Support: This environmentally friendly tour does not need a support vehicle; however, back up is provided when necessary.
GPS: The use of GPS or other tracking devices is not allowed during our tours.
Prices and weekly schedule
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The Hilltribe Museum is not visited anymore as it is indefinitely closed due to a fire in February 2011.