Chiang Mai: Historic Old City 4-Hour Bike Tour


Chiang Mai: Historic Old City 4-Hour Bike Tour

From US$ 48 per person


Discover the charms of Chiang Mai's Old City on a 4-hour bike tour of the back lanes. Experience everyday life in the modern city, and see ancient temples and Buddha images inside the Old City walls. Learn about Chiang Mai's trading history and more.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Bike the back lanes and alleys of Chiang Mai's Old City
  • Discover some of the city's oldest and finest temples
  • Stroll through a fresh food market and sample some of the wares
Full description
Discover the back streets inside the Old City walls of Chiang Mai on a slow and easy 12-kilometer bike ride suitable for families with young children. Meander through the small lanes to sights such as the Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai’s oldest temple where ancient marble and crystal Buddha images are enshrined. Discover the rarely visited Wat Sadue Muang, known as the "“Temple of the City Navel” in reference to the location where the temple was built over 700 years ago. See its glorious white Buddha statue and the Three Kings Monument. Learn more about the Wat Chedi Luang, built to house the ashes of a Lanna king and formerly the home of the Emerald Buddha now at the Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. Admire the gate of Tha Phae, where traders used to bring their wares into the city, and learn about Chiang Mai's history as a trading hub. Then, wander through Somphet Market and taste a few of the local fruits and sweets.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Snack
  • Drinks
  • Bikes
  • Helmets
  • Entrance fees
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People who can't ride a bike

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Meeting point

Meet at the Grasshopper Shop near Chiang Mai Gate.Please look for a greenery co-working space "Punspace" - our office will be located in front of it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • You must cover your shoulders and knees to visit sacred sites, temples, and pagodas
  • It is recommended to bring sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Good bikes - already set up to my height and didn't have to adjust the seat. Our guide was Anh and she was terrific, giving full information on all the sights we were taken to. She also included an extra sight when one of our party of three requested it. Riding a bike in Chiang Mai might seem daunting but Anh guided us through it all and at no time did I feel in danger. Well worth doing at a very reasonable price.

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March 28, 2023

We booked this trip before we touched down Chiang Mai. I'm glad that we made this decision to have this historical cycle trip the 1st activity for our trip as the guide James is very friendly, helpful and informative. We travelled with 2 kids a 11 years old and 9 years old. Both of my kids enjoy the trip very much as this cycling trip is not a difficult ride. Occasionally we may needs to cross the main road which need more attention. Most of the time we cycled along the back alley. We made a few stops at the temples, 3 King monument and the local market to explore the history and how the local lives in Chiang mai. James told us lots of interesting stories of the Chiang Mai city and the philosophy of Buddhism. Quite interesting indeed.Also, the session of local fruit tasting was nice. Yes, we had a great trip for sure and thanks again to James and Bobby who is another guide helping us during the trip. Keep it up with the great work!

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March 28, 2023

The bike tour is nice and gives a good overview of Chiang Mai’s old city. The bikes are well maintained and easy to handle. Actual time spent on the bike is rather short due to the number and duration of stops. 30 minutes at the food market seemed excessive to me. Anyway, 5* to our guide Bom, who was very motivated and caring.

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 57890