Chiang Mai, Thailand
1 - 10
This taster of northern Thailand will take you through the spectacular limestone mountains of Chiang Dao and the scenic village of Mae Salak, straddling the Mae Kok River. We follow wonderful trails and back roads that have little traffic and fantastic scenery and each night stay in charming, Thai-style lodges with swimming pools to enjoy at the end of our rides.
We start the ride at Bua Thong waterfall and then follow country back roads before using a trail cut by elephants through the forest. Our second day begins with a tour of the Chiang Dao caves before heading out into the light and riding among soaring limestone cliffs on a mixture of dirt paths cut by local hill tribes. The third morning we'll start at a temple retreat the Tub Tao caves and later in the day follow the Mae Kok river to the town of Mae Salak to end one of the most scenic rides of the trip. Our last day, we ride an off-road trail and then change vehicles to a boat as we hitch a ride on a long-tail boat. You can also spend some time on an elephant before we get back on the bikes and head to Chiang Rai.
We ride on small back roads with little traffic and some short off-road sections. The terrain is undulating with no major climbs, but just in case, our support vehicle is always close by. This tour is suitable for anyone and no real biking experience is required. It is also a great tour for families.
We ride as a group, with experienced SpiceRoads cycle guides setting an even pace and stop often to visit points of interest and sample some of the local food. Our support vehicle follows close behind with plenty of water. Our guides are knowledgeable on the local area and customs and explain the history, culture and local way-of-life each time we stop.
Children joining the tours should be competent cyclist as there might be some narrow pathways.
Children under the age 5 of are free of charge.
Regular tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
Private tour for larger groups is available upon request. Please inquire.
This tour consists of three full days and one good half days of riding
This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, vehicle-width dirt roads, and off-road trails.
Water is available at water stops.
Soft drinks, water and fruit are available all day while cycling.
The following information per participant will be required upon booking: