Three-day self-guided cycling tour north of Chiang Mai
Code: CNX-CLSG 3N
Code: CNX-HSSG 3N including guided half day tour south
Day before the trip
- CNX-CLSG 3N: At around 17:00 -18:00, you will be picked up from your hotel or guesthouse in Chiang Mai for a meeting and briefing at our office about the self-guided tour.
- CNX-HSSG 3N: After the guided tour, you will get a final briefing at our office.
Day 1: About 65 km, with 10 km gentle uphill.
After leaving Chiang Mai you will cycle through beautiful ever changing scenery, with orchards, paddy fields, irrigation canals and small villages. You will enjoy the countryside as only a cyclist can. The overnight stop is at a beautiful resort, with a swimming pool, on the banks of the river Ping. Thai massage available.
Day 2: About 40 km, with 4 km uphill (B).
Early in the morning, you can visit the nearby Chiang Dao elephant training center and observe these beautiful animals bathing. This morning ritual is followed by a demonstration of the work they used to do in the forest. If you wish, you can make a trip on the back of an elephant. Along today’s cycling route, you will have the chance to visit a fancy temple rarely visited by foreigners. The second night is spent at a small 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.
Day 3: About 50 km (B).
The first 30 km of today’s cycling is on one of my favourite routes, very good country roads and very nice, ever changing scenery. There are plenty of different touristy things to see and visit during the next 3 km, if this is your cup of tea. An orchid farm may be well worth a visit, especially when there are no tour groups. Once you leave the Mae Rim valley and cross the main road you are cycling on quiet country roads again. Soon, you will join the Ping River that will lead you back to Chiang Mai.
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights.
Distance: Total biking distance is about 155 km, mainly flat with 10km gentle uphill, 4km climbing.
- modified mountain bike.
- waterproof "Ortlieb" panniers.
- cyclometer, pump, lock, repair kit, inner tubes and multi tool.
- helmet, local insurance and backup.
- a light poncho will be provided during the rainy season.
- detailed route description.
- local map and map holder.
- the best guidebook of the area.
- meals as specified in the itinerary: B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner.
Not included: overnight before and after the cycling tour.
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 and racks. 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: We will answer all your remaining questions and your bicycles will be setup according to your needs. You will receive all supporting material and will be briefed how to read the route description and use the cyclometer.
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, backup is provided when necessary.
Supporting material: All route descriptions, maps, guide books and equipment are the property of Click and Travel Ltd. and must be returned to Click and Travel Ltd. after the tour.
GPS: The use of GPS or other tracking devices is not allowed during our tours.
Prices start at about 1250 Thai Baht per person per day for 2 or 3 people sharing a room.
The price per day using single rooms starts at about 1750 Thai Baht.
Depending on the period of your cycling trip, prices might be different.
If you make a reservation, we will make you an exact offer.