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Cycling in Chiang Mai Fietsen in Thailand
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12-daagse niet-begeleide fietstocht rondom Chiang Mai

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Code: CNX-CLSG 12NPJBS++
Code: CNX-HSSG 12NPJBS++ met optie halve dag begeleide fietstocht zuid

Fietsroute

Dag vooraf

  • CNX-CLSG 12NPJBS: Rond 17:30 -17:45, wordt u opgepikt aan uw hotel of guesthouse in Chiang Mai voor een meeting en briefing in ons kantoor betreffende uw niet-begeleide fietstocht.
  • CNX-HSSG 12NPJBS: Na de begeleide fietstocht krijgt u nog een korte briefing in ons kantoor.

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 see. The overnight stop is at a beautiful resort on the banks of the river Ping with a swimming pool. Thai massage available.

Day 2: About 50 km (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. Afterwards, you can make a trip on the back of an elephant if you want. Your cycling trip continues towards Chiang Dao, famous for the mountain scenery, where you can visit the Chiang Dao Caves. A nearby monastery is worth a visit as well. The night is spent at a nice resort with a swimming pool. Thai massages are available.

Day 3: About 60 km, with 7 km uphill (B, D).

Today’s route is very nice but probably a demanding stage because you will have some serious climbs ahead of you. However, these additional efforts will be rewarded with great sceneries and views of impressive rock formations as you cycle through beautiful varied landscapes. Tonight you will sleep in a lodge, with simple but nice clean rooms. The property is entirely in harmony with nature and its staff consists of local people. Today, dinner is included.

Day 4: About 55 km, with 10km uphill (B).

Another wonderful day of cycling on good, well-paved hilly roads is scheduled for today. Tonight you will stay 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 5: At resort (B).

On request of many of our guests, an extra day and night is scheduled at this small, but superb resort. You have a couple of choices today. You can make a cycling trip through the surrounding villages and visit places of interest. If you don’t mind a couple of hills, you can cycle to the Mokfa waterfalls. For a small fee you can make a 2 or 3 hrs very interesting walking tour with the gardener who can show you the area and parts of the jungle around the resort. You can enjoy a very good massage or just relax at the swimming pool. If you plan well you may enjoy all or at least a couple of them. Stay an extra night at this beautiful resort.

Day 6: About 36 km, the last 6 are uphill (B).

The first part of the cycling of today is on one of my favourite routes, very good country roads and very nice, ever changing scenery. The last part is a serious climb of which the first two km are the steepest. If you wish you can visit the Mae Sa waterfalls on the way up. After check-in you can visit the nearby Queen Sirikit botanical garden or enjoy the view at the swimming pool. Your rooms are nestled on a hillside overlooking the nice garden and part of the valley. Different massages and workshops are available.

Day 7: About 53 km (B).

The first 6 km are downhill, so take it easy. There are plenty of different things to see and to visit during the next 5 km, if this is your cup of tea. An orchid farm may be worth a visit especially early morning when there are no tour groups. Once you leave the Mae Rim valley and cross the main road you are back in the Thai countryside. While cycling along an irrigation canal, you will have the chance to observe Thai farming life. You pass a Chinese cemetery and glimpse tantalizing views of a temple on top of a hill. You can visit this beautiful temple, which is also an important social centre and school for the area. Visit the nearby local market before you continue to cycle through small villages and paddy fields. Your accommodation for tonight is a small scale project; it has only a few but very nice and well decorated bungalows in a very peaceful setting. The resort has a nice swimming pool and the food is great.

Day 8: At resort (B).

There are a couple of options in this area that you could do. You can make a cycling trip through the surrounding villages and visit Bo Sang, a village famous for its umbrellas. You can enrol in a cooking class at the resort, take a good massage or just relax at the swimming pool. If you plan well you may enjoy at least a couple of them. Stay an extra night at this beautiful resort.

Day 9: About 42 km, 10 km gently rolling hills (B).

Today’s cycling will give us further insight in the Thai way of life. You continue to cycle through rice fields, orchards, and small villages. Along the way you can also visit some local hot springs, caves and an interesting temple. Today’s accommodation is a small lodge in a local village. It has only a couple nicely decorated rooms available. The lodge has a nice swimming pool and a very good choice of delicious Thai food.

Day 10: About 44 km, mainly flat (B).

After a short warm up the next few kilometres are uphill, then the country flattens out and you are back into an area of paddy fields and local villages. The scenery of today is completely different again. You pass a large standing Buddha protruding from the flat countryside. Afterwards you will continue to cycle along canals and through small villages until you reach your very nice accommodation of today. This luxury bed and breakfast in a private country villa has only a few, very nicely decorated guest rooms. The infinity swimming pool has an open air gazebo and pool side bar. The food is great as your host is an excellent cook. Thai massage is available.

Day 11: About 45 km flat (B).

Today you will cycle to Lamphun. You can visit the Wat Phrathat Haripunchai, one of the most revered temples in Northern Thailand (dress nicely). As the trip of today is not that long, you will have time to visit some other interesting places as well. Our route description avoids the traffic to cross Lamphun and the cycling continues on quiet back roads. The last part is through a village where time has stood still. On either side you will discover chedis and ruins, some of which are over seven centuries old. Your overnight accommodation is in a resort converted from old tobacco barns. It is tastefully and luxuriously decorated in a quiet and peaceful surrounding. It has a large swimming pool. They offer several different massages and an art & cultural workshop as well.

Day 12: About 50 km flat (B).

At first, you will ride through mainly longan orchards. Families in this area make sa paper using traditional methods. Via nice routes you cycle to Ban Tawai, a small village famous for wood carving artisans. You have enough time to look around the various stalls. If you want good quality souvenirs for a very good price, this is the place to be. (It’s your last cycling day anyway). Soon after leaving Ban Tawai you will join the Ping River that will lead you back to Chiang Mai again.

Bijzonderheden

Duur: 12 dagen, 11 overnachtingen
Afstand: De totale afstand is ongeveer 500 km.

Inbegrepen:

  • aangepaste mountain bike.
  • waterdichte "Ortlieb" fietstassen.
  • cyclometer, pomp, slot, reparatie set, binnenbanden en multi-tool.
  • helm, lokale ongevallenverzekering en back-up.
  • een lichte poncho tijdens het regenseizoen.
  • gedetailleerde (Engelstalige) route beschrijving.
  • lokale kaart en kaarthouder.
  • het beste (Engelstalige) reisboek van de omgeving.
  • accommodatie.
  • maaltijden zoals gespecifieerd in de fietsroute: B (breakfast)-ontbijt, L-lunch, D-dinner.

Niet inbegrepen: Overnachting voor en na de niet-begeleide fietstocht.

Gradatie:

 

Algemene informatie

Fietsen: Vanwege het comfort en de vele mogelijkheden die deze fietsen bieden, gebruiken we zeer goede, enigszins aangepaste mountainbikes met 24 versnellingen en voorvering. De fietsen hebben bidonhouders en worden voorzien van bagagedragers voor de waterdichte "Ortlieb" fietstassen. Zowel heren- en damesfietsen in verschillende fietsmaten zijn beschikbaar.

Persoonlijk materieel: Mensen met specifieke wensen wat betreft pedalen, fietsschoenen, helm, zadel, handschoenen of andere fietskledij (fietsbroek, fietsondergoed), worden aangeraden om deze zelf mee te brengen.

Meeting: Tijdens de meeting worden de fietsen ingesteld volgens uw wensen en verdere vragen beantwoord. Al het ondersteunend materiaal wordt overhandigd alsook de uitleg gegeven hoe de cyclometer werkt.

Kleding: Gemakkelijk zittende kleding en goede schoenen. Geen slippers oftewel flip flops, Teva’s of andere sandalen zijn geen probleem. Tijdens het regenseizoen voorzien wij u van een lichte poncho. 

Mee te nemen: Zonnebril, zonnebrandolie, muggenmelk, wat zakgeld en een “kleine” camera zijn voldoende. U krijgt een gedetaileerde lijst na de bevestiging van uw fietstoer.

Volgwagen:  Een volgwagen ontbreekt omdat deze niet echt nodig is en niet past bij de milieuvriendelijke opzet van de toer. Er is uiteraard wel back-up voorzien indien nodig.

Ondersteunend materiaal: alle route beschrijvingen, kaarten, reisgidsen en uitrusting zijn eigendom van Click and Travel Ltd. en moeten worden terug bezorgd na de toer.

GPS: Het gebruik van GPS is niet toegelaten tijdens onze toers.

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Prijzen

De prijzen starten rond 1250 Thai Baht per persoon, per dag waarbij 2 of 3 personen een kamer delen.

De prijs per dag voor personen die een single kamer wensen start rond 1750 Thai Baht.

Afhankelijk van de periode van uw fietstocht, kunnen de prijzen varieëren.

Indien u een tocht reserveert, maken wij graag een volledige offerte.

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