One-day cycle tour south of Chiang Mai
Departure at 9:00 am
This fascinating tour is the best option for people who want to see, learn, experience and discover much of the present Thailand and its people, culture, traditions, religion and history. Anyone with an average condition can ride this relaxing and very varied bicycle tour while enjoying the beautiful surroundings south 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. You will notice that the traffic isn't that bad at this time of the day and we will be out of the city in no time. We follow the Ping River downstream to the south. The banks of the river look beautifully green all year round. First we visit a beautiful and remarkable Chinese temple. On our next stop, a former leper colony, we seem to be back in the beginning of the last century. Today, the institute is a rehabilitation center where its residents can enjoy the quiet and leafy setting. We cycle further south and we are treated with a wide variety of impressions of the real Thailand. Through narrow roads we cycle to Ban Tawai, a village that mainly Thai tourists visit because of its wood carvings. You'll get plenty of time to stroll the area. Around noon, we have lunch in a local restaurant. Then we cycle along country roads through rice fields and small villages to Chiang Mai. Before entering Chiang Mai we explore the ruins of Wiang Kum Kam, a city that already flourished in the late 13th century.
Approximate duration: About 8 hours, including frequent stops.
Distance: About 45 km flat with 2.5 km unsealed road.
Group size: 2- 12 people.
Category: Leisure cycling, everyone in average condition.
Key features: Chinese temple,rural life and scenery, former leper colony, orchards, woodcarving village and ruins of Wiang Kum Kam.
Included: English speaking cycling guide, comfortable bike with front suspension, helmet (mandatory), insurance, 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. 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, a small camera and if necessary a small rucksack. That’s all.
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.
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