Northern Thailand Bike Ride
Tour Overview :
Northern Thailand, a joyful land of smiling faces, warm hospitality, ancient temples, elephants, exotic hill tribes and luxuriant tropical jungles.
Departure Date : Daily
Tour Inclusion : Travel and accompany during riding by air-conditioned van with Thule Roof Rack
Air-Tickets Bangkok - Chiang Mai & Chiang Mai – Bangkok
24 gears mountain bike with front suspension
Accommodations for 10 nights (Twin share)
29 Meals (begin from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 11)
All activities and admission fee for entrance as mentioned in this program
Snacks and drinking water during riding
First aid kit
Bicycle Trail Leader (English speaking)
Tour Exclusion : Personal drink and alcohol / Optional Tour
Remark : THINGS TO BE PREPARE:
1. Small backpack 2. Hat
3. Sunglasses 4. Shoes and Shorts for cycling
5. Sun block Lotion 6. Slippers Shoe
7. Personal Medicines 8. Swimming Suit
We provides a good quality imported 24 gear mountain bikes with front suspension that fixed for your height from bicycle frame size 13” till size 20” including helmets and bicycle water bottles.
A support air-con van with Thule roof rack and two way radio accompanies group during riding to carry supplies, bicycle tools & spare parts, first aid kits, drinking water, snacks and provide a welcome break when your have had enough peddling for the day.
Our experienced trailed leader accompanies group during riding with a two-way radios
Day by Day Itinerary :
Date 1 : Bangkok - Chiang mai
Day 1: Bangkok – Chiang mai
Pick up from hotel in Bangkok to the Bangkok International Airport for fly to Chiang Mai. Late afternoon prepare your bicycle and short brief about our program.
Overnight at the Empress Hotel – D
Date 2 : Chiang mai - Chiang Dao
Day 2: Chiang mai – Chiang Dao ----- (Ride 50 -70 km)
After breakfast ride on road that follow along the Ping River past rice fields through agricultural villages of Chiang Dao. See many kind of working daily activities of local people work in the rice fields or in fruit orchards along the roadside
Overnight at Chiang Dao Hill Resort – B, L, D
Date 3 : Chiang Dao - Thaton
Day 3: Chiang Dao – Thaton ----- (Ride 60-80 km)
Ride on scenic back road from Chiang Dao past agricultural villages, rice fields and fruit orchards to Tha ton, a Chiang mai’s northern most villages and a place where the Maenam Kok flows to Chiang Rai town. Here, you can observe the simple, traditional but splendid riverside lifestyle of the hill tribe villages. Late evening is a free time to observe a beautiful view of Tha ton in charming hill top temple “Wat Tha Ton” where it famous teaching mediation for foreigner and school for monks, novices and youths as well as a drug rehabilitation center and a hill tribe support unit.
Overnight at Thaton River Side – B, L, D
Date 4 : Thaton - Mae Sai Border Pass
Day 4: Thaton – Mae Sai Border Pass ---- (Ride 60-80 km)
Ride up and down hill on great scenic back road of the Northern part of Thailand that follow along Thailand and Myanmar Border through “Mae Sai”, Thailand’s northern-most district. Late Afternoon is free time to visit the border open market of Thailand and Myanmar.
Overnight at Wang Thong Hotel – B, L, D
Date 5 : Mae Sai Border Pass - Chiang Rai
Day 5: Mae Sai Border Pass – Chiang Rai ----- (Ride 60-80 km)
Today we still ride on scenic road past famous pineapple plantations of the north through Chiang Rai town, the northernmost province of Thailand and a traveler paradise endowed with abundant natural tourist attractions from magnificent mountain scenery, ruins of ancient settlements to ethnic villages.
Overnight at the Wieng Inn Hotel – B, L, D
Date 6 : Chiang Rai - Wieng Pa Pao
Day 6: Chiang Rai – Wieng Pa Pao ----- (Ride 60-80 km)
Continue ride on scenic road past golden rice fields of Chiang rai to ancient town of Wieng Pa Pao.
Overnight at the C&C Lodge – B, L, D
Date 7 : Wieng Pa Pao - Chae Sorn NP
Day 7: Wieng Pa Pao – Chae Sorn NP. ---- (Ride 60-80 km)
After breakfast we ride from an agricultural village of Wieng Pa Pao to “Chae Sorn National Park”, a forest park that famous for a lush forested and mountains region with a 73-celsius hot spring over rocky terrain that providing a misty and picturesque scene particularly in the morning and also good for those who would like to refreshment theirs body by mineral hot stream bathing.
Overnight at Chae Sorn National Park Lodge – B, L, D
Date 8 : Chae Sorn National Park - Lampang
Day 8: Chae Sorn National Park – Lampang ----- (Ride 60-80 km)
After a hot stream bathing in the morning we will ride up and down in scenic hill surrounding with teak and mixed forest to rice fields of the Wang River basin in “Lampang”, the second largest town in Norhtern Thailand that offers much of the historic interest of Chiang mai, but without the overt commercialization and a good base for excursions and travel within Northern Thailand
Overnight at the Lampang River Lodge – B, L, D
Date 9 : Lampang - San Kamphaeng
Day9: Lampang–San Kamphaeng ----- (Ride 60-80 km)
This morning we will ride to visit “Wat Phra That Lampang Luang”, one of the most attractive and renowned temples in Northern Thailand that were constructed in the late 15th century. After that we will ride up and down hill past teak forest to the Thung Kwain forest park to visit the ”Young Elephant Training Centre” where its serve for many functions that involve about elephant as: a training school for elephant aged three to five years for timber work; a residence place of royal white elephant of Thailand present King and an elephant hospital for help elephant whom that have got a serious injured or ill-treatment. After that we continue cycling to “San Khamphaeng Hot Springs” that its water is high in sulphur content and possesses curative and restorative properties. Free time to refreshment yourself by mineral hot water bathing.
Overnight at San Kamphaeng Hot Springs Resort–B,L,D
Date 10 : San Kamphaeng - Chiang mai
Day 10: San Kamphaeng – Chiang mai ----- (Ride 30-50 km)
Today we will ride to Chiang mai town including a time to visit at a famous handicraft village of Chiang mai, “Bo Sang Village” where its famous for an identity handmade and “ San Kamphaeng” where you can find many kinds of local products as; silk fabrics and cotton products, woodcarving, silverware, earth ware, lacquer ware and handmade umbrellas. For lunch we will taste many kinds of real Northern food at local famous restaurant for you get to know more about Local Thai Lanna Food Arts. Late afternoon, we travel by van to visit the mountain top temple of Doi Suthep.
Overnight at the Empress Hotel – B, L, D
Date 11 : Chiang mai - Bangkok
Day 11: Chiang mai – Bangkok
Morning is a free time to re-observe Chiang mai town. After lunch travel by van to Chiang mai airport for fly back to Bangkok. - B