Pick up at 08:45 am
This 3/4 day tour south of Chiang Mai to Baan Tawai will give you a very good impression of the northern Thai culture, history, rural life and local handicrafts. This leisure bicycle tour is ideal for people who have an average level of fitness. Families with young children are welcome.
A covered pick up truck will transfer you to a beautiful and unique Chedi located in a quiet area south of Chiang Mai. After a short safety briefing, we explore the temple ruins of Wiang Kum Kam before we begin our journey south. It's pleasant to ride along the green banks of the Ping River. Set in tranquil woodland surroundings, we arrive at our next stop, a former leper colony. The institute was founded by missionaries over a hundred years ago but operates now as a rehabilitation centre. Following the river further downstream, we ride past various fruit orchards and encounter the Thai way of life as we weave our way through villages and farmland on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. Small country roads lead us to Ban Tawai, a village famous for its woodcarving artisans. After lunch in a local restaurant there is plenty of time to wander and take a closer look at the craftsmanship being exhibited in the workshops. Our covered pick up truck will transfer you back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.
Approximate duration: About 6 ½ hrs with frequent stops and transfers.
Distance: About 25 km flat with 1.5 km unsealed road.
Group size: 2- 12 people.
Category: Leisure cycling, average condition, families with children are welcome.
Key features: Pagoda, ruins, rural life and scenery, former leper colony, orchards and woodcarving village.
Included: English speaking guide, comfortable bike with front suspension, helmet (mandatory), local insurance, snacks, local lunch 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. We also have equipment suited for young children such as children's bike seats, a bicycle trailer, trailer bikes with 6 gears and children's mountain bikes with front suspension and 21 gears.
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.
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