This adventure will leave you wanting more!
Minimum Age: 10 Year(s)
From Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, join us and experience our most popular mountain-bike route over four days of great cycling from the hills of Chiangdao down to the Maekok river. Discover small villages and the ethnic hill tribes of Northern Thailand. Ride your mountain bike at your pace through scenic areas with plenty of exciting trails and sights, following your dedicated cycling guide.
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DAY 1: CHIANG MAI TO CHIANGDAO
(cycling 30 to 45 km / 18 to 28 miles)
8:30 am, pick up participants from various CHIANG MAI HOTELS and drive north by van to Chiang Dao. Arrive at the village where we fit the bikes and get ready over a coffee. Start with a cycling exploration of the area, cycling off road trails leading to hill-tribe villages to be discovered. After lunch, we cycle down the valley on rural roads to reach the Chiangdao caves. Explore the caves and the surrounding Buddhist sanctuary. Either cycle or take a vehicle transfer to our first night's accommodation, a simple wooden lodge. Enjoy a succulent Thai dinner served at the lodge. Meals: -/L/D.
DAY 2: CHIANGDAO TO BAN THATON
Tuesday (cycling 30 to 60 km / 18 to 38 miles)
This morning we ride mostly off road through great trails and scenic landscape! The route is not too difficult and the escort vehicle is always near by. Morning distance is nearly 20 miles/30 km. Lunch stop and visit Buddhist forest temple and caves. Afternoon cycling around 15 miles/25 km on the paved road, followed by a car transfer to Ban Thaton for overnight. Thaton is a small village located by the Burmese border on the bank of the Maekok river. We spend the night and have dinner at a tourist class hotel. Meals: B/L/D.
DAY 3: BAN THATON TO CHIANG-RAI TOWN
(cycling 45 to 60 km / 28 to 38 miles)
Early morning, after breakfast, we cycle through the Maekok river valley, passing rice fields and plantations. We then follow an exciting trail winding its way along the river. Next we ride a local long-tail boat downriver, to reach a forest park and take our bike again, to continue cycling to a Karen village by the river. After a break, we continue cycling or proceed by car to our Chiang-Rai HOTEL. Evening and dinner free at leisure.
DAY 4: CHIANG-RAI HALF DAY CYCLING LOOP, AND BACK TO CHIANG MAI
(cycle 20 to 40 km / 12 to 24 miles)
Today's cycling itinerary is flexible and will be decided depending on the season. We cycle out of the city and follow the river bank to discover exciting new trails. Eventually reach a waterfall where we can relax and having lunch. After relaxing, a shower and change, we start our overland journey back to Chiang Mai. The trip takes 3 hours. Arrive approximately at 7pm in Chiang Mai and drop off at your hotel. You can also opt to be dropped off in Chiang Rai town if you prefer.