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1 # Northern Thailand Bike Ride



DEPARTURE DATE:  02 - 12 January 2010 (Guaranteed Departure)


TOUR ACTIVITIES:         Biking

DESTINATION:  Chiang Mai - Lampang - Phayao - Chiang Rai

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY:    Moderate - Challenging  

TERRAIN:          50% Flat, 50% Ascending - Descending on tarmac road

SEASON:           May to February


Embraced by the magic of Lanna

Explore the purity of the Northern Kingdom


This 11 day cycling program takes cyclists through the scenic rural countryside of northern Thailand. Along the route, you can touch a joyful of smiling faces and warm hospitality of local North and exotic hill tribes, enjoy views of calm rivers and expansive rice paddies in various mountain settings, savor the real agricultural lifestyle of the people, explore ancient towns and Buddhist temples, feel the pulse of the vibrant city of Chiang Mai



Day 1-Sat 2:   Chiang Mai         
Ride 20-30 Km

Pick up from Chiang Mai Airport OR from hotel in Chiang mai. Afternoon let warm up our first day of cycling trip by ride down South of Chiang mai on road that follow along Mae Ping River pass rice fields through “Ban Tawai”, a famous woodcarving village of Chiang mai.

Overnight at the Chiang Mai Plaza
Meal: D

Day 2-Sun 3:  Chiang mai– Lam Phun- Lampang   
Ride 60-80 Km

Morning, ride from the town pass “Bo Sang”, a famous handicraft village of Chiang mai and “San Kam Phaeng” where you can find many kinds of local products as; silk fabrics and cotton products, woodcarving, silverware, earth ware, lacquer ware and handmade umbrellas then change to ride on back road that follow along the forest foothill of Khun Tan National Park to Mae Tha. After that travel by van to Lampang town with stop en route 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 visit the elephant center continue travel by van to visit “Wat Phra That Lampang Luang”, one of the most attractive and finest temples in the North that were constructed in the late 15th century and well known for its large  pagoda which towers above the surrounding trees, and its exquisite interior decoration. Late afternoon begin cycling from the temple to Lampang town, the second largest town in Northern Thailand.

Overnight in Lampang

Meal: B, L, D

Day 3- Mon 4: Lampang- Chae Son National Park
Ride 60-80 Km
Today we will ride on scenic back road surrounding among stunning view of valleys, hills, and mountains topography of Lampang past teak forests and rice fields of Muang Pan District through Cha Son National Park. Late afternoon is free to wonder around the park for explore its interesting places as the 6-level Chae Son Waterfall OR relax your body by mineral hot water bathing OR traditional Thai massage (optional not include).

Overnight in resort near by Chae son National Park

Meal: B, L, D

Day 4- Tue 5: Chae Son National Park– Phayao
Ride 60-80 Km

Ride on rolling scenic back road from the highland area of Chae Son National Park to tranquil town Phayao. Take a short walk on the evening for admire a beautiful view of sunset above an extensively fresh-water lake,“ Kwan Phayao”, the largest fresh-water fish habitat in the upper North which provides the livelihood of many of the local people and serves as a recreation sites for local.

Overnight at the Gate Way Hotel

Meal: B, L, D

Day 5-Wed 6: Phayao– Chiang rai
Ride 60-80 Km

Ride on quiet back road from fresh water land of Phayao up north to Phan. Along the route, while riding through rice paddies and farmer communities we can stop to chat with the friendly rice farmers about their crops and their local farming methods. After lunch travel by van to the northernmost province of Thailand, “Chiang rai” with stop en route to visit “Wat Rong Khun”, a unigue white temple that its designed is different from any other temple in Thailand. After dinner you can walk to wonder around a famous night bazaar of Chiang rai which is sites near by the hotel.

Overnight at the Wieng Inn Hotel

Meal: B, L

Day 6-Thu 7: Chiang rai– Golden Triangle
Ride 60-80 Km

Ride from Chiang rai town to the Golden Triangle, a famed border where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet and it was once supposed to be the center of all the poppy cultivation in Thailand.  Today ride is on quite back road past cultivation area of a famous pineapple of Chiang rai, “Nanglae” and  “Phulae” which its taste are difference from other pineapple in Thailand. Late afternoon is free to relax on hotel swimming pool OR refresh your body by a traditional Thai massage (optional not include). Evening, we walk to visit the opium museum before have a dinner.

Overnight at the Imperial Golden Triangle

Meal: B, L, D

Day 7-Fri 8: Golden Triangle– Chiang Saen– Golden Triangle                    Ride 50-60 km

After breakfast, ride on a scenic back border road of Thailand and Laos that follow along the “Mekong River”. (This 4,590 Km long river flows from China pass Thailand, Laos, Cambodia through the China Sea of Vietnam) to the historical towns of Chiang Saen, one of the oldest towns in Thailand set beautifully on the bank of the Mekong River which was founded in 1328 by Saenphu as a powerful fortification with many temples. Stop en route to visit “Wat Chedi Luang”, the largest temple in Chiang Saen which is famous for its classic Chiang Saen octagonal Chedi. After lunch, travel by van back to the hotel. Afternoon, is your choice for choose to travel to Thailand’s northern most district for visit its border open market of Thailand and Myanmar, “Mae Sai” OR free to relax on hotel swimming pool.

Overnight at the Imperial Golden Triangle

Meal: B, L

Day 8- Sat 9: Golden Triangle– Mae Chan- Tha ton
Ride 60-80 Km

After breakfast travel by van to Mae Chan for begin cycling on scenic rolling road climb up and down hill passing many hill tribe villages to a very relaxing town, “Tha ton”. Late evening is free time to walk up hill to visit a 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. Enjoy scenery of sunset above the valley of sleepy town.

Overnight in Tha ton

Meal: B, L

Day 9- Sun 10: Tha ton– Fang– Chai Prakan- Mae Taeng
Ride 60-80 Km

Today ride is on scenic rolling road that follow along the foothill of Angkhang past Fang, a border district of Thailand and Shan State of Myanmar through Chai Prakan then travel by van to Mae Taeng. Late afternoon is free to relax on resort’s swimming pool.  

Overnight at Royal Ping Resort    

Meal: B, L, D

Day 10-Mon 11:  Mae Taeng– Mae Rim– Chiang mai Town
Ride 40-50 Km

Ride from Mae Taeng valley on a foot hill road of Suthep- Pui National Park to Mae Rim District then change to ride on road follow along the main river of Northern Thailand , “Mae Ping” to Chiang mai town. After dinner, don’t forget to visit a famous night market of Chiang mai, “night bazaar” where you can find various style of northern handicraft and souvenir.

Overnight at Chiang Mai Plaza

Meal: B, L, D

Day 11-Tue 12:  Chiang mai
Ride 20-30 Km

Morning is your choice to travel by van or choose to ride up hill to the mountain top temple of “Wat Phra That Doi Suthep”, the 14thcentury temple and one of a must place to visit in Chiang Mai.   Transfer to Chiang mai Airport for fly to Bangkok on the afternoon.

Meal: B

Remark:  B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner


4-7 persons     = 76,000 Baht per person      

8 persons up   = 72,000 Baht per person

Single room supplement  =  9,000 Baht per person


Travel and accompany during riding by van OR 4x4 Wheel Truck (4 doors) with Thule Roof Rack

Bicycle with helmet and water bottle

Accommodations for 10 nights (Twin share)

29 Meals that mention in this program

Domestic Air Ticket from Bangkok – Chiang mai and from Chiang mai - Bangkok

All activities and admission fee for entrance as mentioned in this program

Snacks and drinking water during riding

First aid kit /Travel insurance

Bicycle Trail Leader (English speaking)


Soft drink and alcohol beverage

Optional Tour

Dinner on day 7 and 8


1. Small backpack                   2. Hat                          
3. Sunglasses                         4. Shoes and Shorts for cycling
5. Sun block Lotion                 6. Slippers Shoe        

7. Personal medicine               8. Swimming suit  



We provide good 24 gear hybrid Trek model 7300 with difference frame size. Just inform us about your height in advance before departure date, our staff will prepare the one that match for your height for make you fell comfortable while cycling.


Our well-stocked van OR 4WD truck will drive follow the riding group for carry supplies, drinking water, hot coffee & tea, snacks, fruits, bike tools and accessories, first aid kits and things you might need to use. This accompany van provide a welcome break when you have had enough peddling for the day OR for snacks, storage OR succor.


Our staff use two way radios for communicate each other while they’re working for help us have a smooth operation and can make a quick work in case it have any emergency.  


Daily cycling route and distance on each trip are flexible. It can be adjusted or changed to match your tasted OR level of your physical ability.   


For vegetarian OR fruitarian OR any special requirements can be catered for with advance notice. We’ll do our very best to accommodate you. Just let’s us know



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