Two-day cycling tour north of Chiang Mai
Departure at 08:30 am
This tour is for people who prefer to explore the rural Thailand in an adventurous way, can appreciate the comfort of a small but unique resort and want to try the local cuisine. This bike tour is suitable for people with a good condition as well as for families with children over ten that can ride very good.
Day before the trip: Meeting around 6 pm at your hotel.
Day 1:About 50 km with 10 km gently rolling (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 mountains of Doi Suthep and Doi Pui. 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. The last part of today's ride we cycle on a gently sloping road to the small beautiful resort where we stay overnight. It is located in "the middle of nowhere". It has a nice pool with great views and a good restaurant.
Day 2: 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, that passes through an amazing area that 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: 2 days, 1 night, about 5-6 hours cycling each day.
Distance: Total cycling distance is about 100 km with 10 km gently rolling.
Group size: 2-12 people.
Category: Leisure cycling tour - everyone in average condition
Key features: Thai rural life, varied landscape, rice fields and orchards, very nice accomodation.
Included: English speaking cycling guide, comfortable bike with front suspension, helmet (mandatory), insurance, 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 night is spent at a small, but superb resort in the middle of nowhere; it has a 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.
Prices and weekly schedule:
|Price in Baht pp||Adults||Children 0-2 yr||Children 3-5 yr||Children 6-11 yr|
Tour prices are per person and the tour is operated with a minimum of 2 adults.
* 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 (950 Thai Baht) will be added if necessary.
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.