Three-day cycling tour north of Chiang Mai
Departure at 08:30 am
This new three-day biking tour will give you a good impression of the hilly area north of Chiang Mai. During this tour you will discover not only the Thai countryside like no other, but you will also visit a responsible elephant camp. This bike tour is suitable for people with a good condition and have no problem with riding some height.
Day before the trip: Meeting around 6 pm at your hotel.
Day 1:About 65 km with 10 km slightly uphill (L, D).
After a short safety briefing and fitting of the panniers on the racks, we start the tour from the hotel. Through a sophisticated route we leave the city in a fun way. You come into neighborhoods of Chiang Mai that tourists normally never get to see. Outside the city we follow the Ping River upstream, heading north. . The landscape is very varied with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We continue our trip on country roads, passing through small villages and cycling alternately along orchards, rice fields, canals and fields with a wide variety of agricultural crops. As a cyclist you will experience this area in a very unique way. We stay in a beautiful resort on the banks of the Ping River. There is a pool and you can also enjoy a Thai massage.
Day 2: About 40 km, with 4 km uphill (B, L, D).
Early in the morning we visit the nearby "Chiang Dao Elephant Center", originally a training center for the training of young elephants. We will see these beautiful animals, along with their mahout, bathing in the river. This ritual is followed by a thorough presentation of the work they used to do in the forest. After this beautiful demonstration we make a trip by elephant through the nearby jungle. We continue our bike ride and visit a very special temple, rarely visited by non-Thai. The last part we cycle on a gently sloping road to the small beautiful resort where we stay overnight. It is located in "the middle of nowhere" and has a nice pool with great views and a good restaurant.
Day 3:About 50 km (B, L).
After a delicious breakfast we are ready for another beautiful day of cycling. The first part of the route we cycle along country roads through a varied and beautiful landscape. It is one of my favorite routes, which looks a little different in every season. Along the route that follows, there are many places that you can visit and an orchid farm may be well worth a visit. Leaving the area of Mae Rim, we cycle back on quiet country roads. Soon we continue our way along the Ping River that leads us back to Chiang Mai.
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights.
Distance: Total cycling distance is about 155 km with 14 km gently rolling.
Group size: 2-12 people.
Category: Leisure cycling - for people in good condition.
Key features: Thai rural life and varied scenery, paddy fields, orchards, elephant camp, elephant ride
Included:English speaking cycling guide,comfortable bike with front suspension, helmet (mandatory), insurance,entrance fee elephant camp, elephant ride, snacks and bottled water, meals as specified in the itinerary, B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner.
Not included: drinks with dinner, personal expenses, tips.
Accommodation: The first night is at a beautiful resort nestled on the banks of the river Ping with a swimming pool. Thai massage is available. The second night is spent at a small (six rooms) but superb resort in the middle of nowhere with a small but very nice swimming pool with a stunning view. The food is great and very good Thai massage is available.
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, rack and waterproof "Ortlieb" panniers. Frames for both men and women are available.
Personal gear:People with particular requirements are advised to bring their own pedals, shoes, saddle, helmet, gloves or other cycling clothes.
Meeting: Our guide will meet you at your hotel around 6 pm the day before the start of your trip and bring your cyclingbags. He will be happy to answer any remaining questions.
Clothes: Suitable clothes are shorts and firm footwear. Please no loose fitting dresses that can get caught up in wheels, and no flip-flops. Your safety is a major concern to us. We provide a light poncho during the rainy season.
Packing list: Sunglasses, sun block, insect repellent, pocket money and a small camera. You will receive a complete packing list after your booking of this cycling tour is confirmed.
Support: This environmentally friendly cycling 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.
This tour can be booked on following days:
|Price in Baht pp||Adults||Children 0-2 yr||Children 3-5 yr||Children 6-11 yr|
* To enjoy the child-discount, a child should share a room with 2 adults.
Tour prices are based on 2 or 3 persons sharing a room. A single room supplement (2050 Thai Baht) will be added if necessary. Departure is scheduled from Chiang Mai town. Check the tour map for the free pick up zone.
Note: During the peak season period of 20/12 until 15/1, these prices are susceptible to change as a result of seasonal prices of the accommodation and/or compulsory Christmas and New Year dinners.
Option: This tour can also be booked as a self-guided tour.