Thailand Biking:
Northern Highlights

Classic Inn to Inn » 7 days » Leisurely

Do you want to ?  ✦  Enjoy lanna style Thai cuisine  ✦  Explore the 700 year old ruins of Wiang Kum Kam  ✦  Cycle emerald rice paddies  ✦  Visit a 1000 year old temple in cave  ✦  Learn about local handicrafts

Our Northern Thailand Bicycle Tour kicks off in the 700-year-old Lanna Kingdom in the city of Chiang Mai, then sets out for the ancient ruins and exotic flora of Thailand's tropical countryside. This trip is a dazzling mix of cultural and culinary adventure, including highlights such as Chiang Mai's bustling, lantern-lit night markets, the remote hillside villages of ethnic Karen tribes, and the best traditional Thai cuisine the region has to offer.

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Meet in Chiang Mai, enjoy northern style Khantoke Dinner.
Your bike tour group will gather today in the vibrant northern city of Chiang Mai. After checking into our lodge, we will get everyone set up with their bikes, then head out for a traditional northern Khan Toke dinner with classical Thai and hill tribe dancing.
Meals: D

Cycle through the ruins of ancient Wiang Khum Kam, explore the wood working shops of Baan Tawai, dinner at our favorite riverside restaurant.
This morning we head south of town to explore the ruins of Wiang Kum Kam, site of the first city built by King Mengrai some 700 years ago. Unfortunately his choice of land was subject to frequent floods, so after a short while he moved the city to it's current locale. After lunch we will explore the wood working village of Baan Tawai and then return to Chiang Mai. Tonight we enjoy dinner at our favorite restaurant perched on the banks of the Mae Ping ( Ping River ) which flows through the heart of the city.
Cycling: 22 mi / 35 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D

Cycle north to visit Mae Sa Valley, pedal through lush forests to diminutive Baan Rai.
We head north this morning, following small roads along the Mae Ping through villages and past flower farms. Lunch time will find us in the town of Mae Rim, where we will break from cycling to visit an orchid grower and a butterfly farm. In the afternoon, we remount our bikes for a beautiful ride through emerald rice paddies and past colorful temples en route to our overnight stop in the village of Baan Rai.
Cycling: 31 mi / 50 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D

Discover the ornate colorful temple of Wat Baan Den, cycle through the lush Mae Ping Gorge, enjoy dinner while relaxing in a hot spring.
Our morning ride takes us first to Mae Malai, where we visit a traditional market featuring a broad selection of local vegetables, fruits and fish, along with a tasty array of prepared foods from pad se yu ( noodles ) to fried insects. We will also visit the magnificent Wat Baan Den, before heading north into the rolling, forested countryside. Our bike tour winds down the day at a delightful resort with a dramatic sunset view of Doi Chiang Dao, Thailand's second tallest mountain. We'll enjoy a post ride soak in a private hot spring pool at the base of Doi Chiang Dao.
Cycling: 57 mi / 92 km, Terrain: flat then small hills at end, Meals: B L D

Cycle the Chiang Dao Hills, passing golden Buddhas, then wander into the 1000 year old Temple Cave at Tab Tao.
After breakfast this morning, we will pedal north, visiting a local hill tribe market offering fresh produce from various Royal Projects, along with delicious teas and dried fruit. Then up to a beautiful giant Buddha, perched beneath the golden cliffs, before enjoy a thrilling descent onto the agricultural realm around Fang. Our last stop is Wat Tham Tub Tao, an ancient temple complex with 100s of Buddha images inside a giant cavern. Each year a gathering of 2500 monks takes place at this temple and has been happening for hundreds of years. We will walk into the giant caverns to visit a stupa deep in the heart of the mountain that allegedly dates back more than 1000 years. Our stop is a few miles further up the road in Chai Prakan.
Cycling: 39 mi / 63 km, Terrain: moderate climb, then flat, Meals: B L D

Cycle through remote rural valleys and farms, explore Burmese style temples, enjoy dinner on the banks of the Mae Kok River.
The last day of this Thailand bike tour pedals along rural roads through the flat plains of the far north. Along the way discover Burmese style temples with Buddha statues made from woven wicker. Enjoy numerous photos ops with emerald rice paddies, quiet villages and remote temples. Our last night's celebratory dinner will be at a great restaurant overlooking the Mae Kok River.
Cycling: 40 mi / 64 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D

Return to Chiang Mai to prepare for your next adventure. Sawasdee
Our cycling holiday must come to an end today. We will shuttle back to the Chiang Mai Airport in our vans, one last chance to enjoy the scenery through which you pedaled for the last few days. Khap khun khap, sawasdee khap.
Meals: B

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In all respects, this was a fabulous tour....The route was excellent, with visits to significant historic sites as well as roads that gave us the chance to see the beauty of rural Thailand....The guides were tops, and we appreciated having an English speaking native guide who could answer questions about the culture and customs of the country--and order fabulous meals for us ...Side visits to markets, hill tribe villages, elephant camp, etc. were thoughtfully chosen and added to our insider's view of the Thai heritage....We used the rental bikes, and found them to be excellent--definitely not worth the hassle of bringing our own bikes on this trip.


details details

7 days / 6 nights
Fun: Bicycling
Sleep: Classic
Level: Leisurely
Avg Rides: ∽37 mi / 61 km
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Tour meets in Chiang Mai, Thailand ( CNX ), fly in before 4 pm on Day 1.

Tour ends in Chiang Mai, Thailand ( CNX ), fly out after 2 pm on Day 7.

You Will Get
  • Expert local bilingual guides
  • Handpicked lodges, ensuite rooms, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, snacks*
  • Dinners featuring fine local cuisine*
  • Unlimited drinking water**
  • Support van for baggage and lifts
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Entrance fees
*as noted in itinerary
**during activity, hotel provides water for use in room at night

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22 Nov 21$2675$650$300BOOK
3 Jan 22$2850$650$300BOOK
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19 Dec 22$2850$650$300BOOK

go with just your friends

Book a private departure for your family and friends. Travel sans souci.

Go Private for only $2875 per person for groups of four or more. Contact us for pricing on smaller parties. Book with confidence as dates can be changed if necessary without penalty or fees.

When To Go ?  Tour is available year round. October through February is winter with cooler temperatures and no rain.

where you will sleep

The Rim - Chiang MaiBaan Rai Lanna Resort - Mae MalaiChangkhun Luang Resort - Chiang DaoSaimoonbury Resort - ChaiprakanMae Kok River Village - Tha Ton