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Chiang Mai: Half-Day Ping River e-Bike Adventure

1. Chiang Mai: Half-Day Ping River e-Bike Adventure

Discover Chiang Mai and the Ping River in a unique way on an electric fat-tire bike. Ride over country paths, and admire rice fields, orchards and villages as you pass by. Depart from your accommodation, and make your way to the starting point in Nam Phrae, about 30 minutes south of the Chiang Mai old city center. At this point you'll pick up your comfortable fat-tire e-bike. Your experienced English-speaking guide will make sure that your day will be fun, safe, and unforgettable. Your 35-kilometer journey takes you through the beautiful scenery of Chiang Mai to the Ping River, passing interesting places along the way such as rice fields, orchards, and villages. Including some, but not too many, interesting stops. At the end of your tour, return back to the starting point to enjoy lunch (if you choose the morning ride option) or a snack (if you choose the afternoon ride option) before returning to your accommodation.

Chiang Mai’s Highlights: Sightseeing Night Bike Tour

2. Chiang Mai’s Highlights: Sightseeing Night Bike Tour

Begin your laid-back evening bike tour at 6.00 PM by heading towards the old city wall’s eastern gate, passing many of Chiang Mai’s quaint lanes. Arrive at the first stop, Tha Phae Gate, which was once the entrance through which traders brought their wares into the city. Learn more about Chiang Mai's history as a trading hub at this beautifully restored gate.  Continue your ride through the spaghetti streets of the old city to the temple Wat Intakhin, with its serene 700 hundred year old white Buddha and the Three Kings Monument, where you will hear about the founding of Chiang Mai. Proceed with the tour to the city moat. Leaving the bikes by the side of the moat, walk across to Wat Lok Molee with its beautifully illuminated stupa and ornate wooden prayer hall. At this time of day you have a good chance of hearing the monks chanting their prayers.  The next stop is Chiang Mai’s grandest monument: Wat Chedi Luang was built to house the ashes of a king and was once the home of the Emerald Buddha, now housing the City Pillar and 3 auspicious dipterocarp trees which provide protection to the city. Cycle to Chiang Mai’s Gate Market for the last stop and wander through the bustling night market. Walking through the market, your guide will point out the different types of street foods available. After selecting some food to sample, sit down with a drink and enjoy the night market atmosphere.

Chiang Mai: Half-Day Old Town Cycling Tour

3. Chiang Mai: Half-Day Old Town Cycling Tour

Spend a fun morning or afternoon biking around Chiang Mai to see the city in a unique way. After pickup from your accommodation, you’ll head to Trailhead shop in the old town for a delicious cup of complimentary coffee and to prepare your bike and cycling gear.   Once the tour starts, you’ll head off around the old town and beyond with a professional and knowledgeable guide. Riding at a comfortable pace, this tour is perfect for groups with multiple fitness levels. Stop off at multiple attractions including Warorot market, beautiful off-the-beaten-track temples, and a blacksmith community. You’ll be given plenty of time for photos and to chat to the friendly locals. Once at the market, you’ll get a chance to wander the myriad of alleys and small shops, and to purchase any souvenirs if desired.   Along the way, you can try some delicious snacks and beverages for refreshment. A light lunch is also provided towards the end of the tour. Finish the tour with transportation back to your accommodation.

Chiang Mai: Boat Ride and Cycling Tour to Sticky Waterfall

4. Chiang Mai: Boat Ride and Cycling Tour to Sticky Waterfall

After pickup, enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee at Trailhead Café before preparing for the day ahead. After a comfortable 45-minute journey in a Toyota Fortune, begin the adventure with a boat ride across the Mae Kuang reservoir on a longtail boat, so you can admire the wonderful mountainous scenery on all sides.   After the boat trip, the riding begins. Cycle along a combination of quiet country roads, dirt dual track and single tracks. Pass through a quiet country village and lookout point where you can take a break and enjoy a drink. The cycling tour continues through verdant teak forests and a cave full of bats and if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a snake.   From this point, the trail is mainly dirt dual track with some small uphill sections, as well as downhill sections eventually coming out onto the road in front of the famous “Sticky Waterfall” (Bua Tong). Here, swim in the many waterfall tiers and relax in the cooling waters.   After a delicious lunch, you will be escorted back to the Trailhead office or their accommodation. The tour is suitable for people of all ages and abilities with only a good level of fitness required. You will have the option to skip certain sections upon request and use the support vehicle depending on the level of fitness. The maximum tour length is 25km with 500m of climbing. Our friendly and professional guides will take photos and videos along the journey which are included in the package for your treasured memories of the cycling tour.

Doi Suthep National Park: Beginner Downhill Bike Ride

5. Doi Suthep National Park: Beginner Downhill Bike Ride

This tour offers the most scenic and popular downhill mountain bike ride in Chiang Mai. Your day kicks off with transfer from your hotel at 9:30 AM and a comprehensive safety and bike fit-out briefing. After a 45-minute drive to the top of Doi Pui Mountain, you’ll take a short test ride to get comfortable with the equipment.   Finally ready, you’ll head off towards Hill Top Coffee Plantation along a small jeep track. If you’re a beginner, your guide will help you with your downhill riding techniques. Follow the track covered by spectacularly large tree canopies to enjoy the cooler temperatures before arriving at the first resting point. Take a break and maybe try a cup of local coffee as you soak in the mountain air and views! Home to the friendly Hmong Hill Tribe People, you will witness the rural living and farming in Northern Thailand’s mountains.   The second route you will take requires your full attention, as the wild growth of the forest hugs the track. For advanced riders, there are single tracks paralleling the moderately challenging jeep route to get their technical single-track fix (advanced riders know what I'm talking about!). There will be plenty of fantastic viewpoints for rest stops and lightly mixed terrain to challenge you as your ride continues down towards Lake Huay Tueng Tao at the base of the mountain. Arriving at the lake, you’ll enjoy a dip if you like, a well-deserved meal and amazing views of the mountain that just gave you an awesome 3+ hour mountain bike descent adventure. Then it’s time to head back to Chiang Mai, the lazy way: by truck, which will have you back around 3:30 PM.

Full Day Hike & Bike at Doi Suthep Mountain National Park

6. Full Day Hike & Bike at Doi Suthep Mountain National Park

At 9:00 AM, begin the day with a hotel pick-up and ride to the base. Once arrived, you'll have your safety briefing and be kitted out in safety gear. Then you can begin the hike up to the old Hmong Hill Tribe Village at the summit of Doi Pui National Park. The trek takes you through a stunning highland jungle, filled with huge indigenous Mai Yai trees. After about 3 hours of steady walking, you'll reach your destination: the summit of the National Park, reaching an elevation of 1400m. At the peak, your bikes and gear will be waiting for you in the nearby village. After a well-earned lunch break, begin your descent through the National Park on your mountain bike toward Lake Huay Tung Tao, an approximately 2-hour ride away. In contrast to the hike up, gravity rewards you now with a cool ride downhill with views of the beautiful Mae Ping Valley.  Awaiting you lakeside is a proper late lunch with cool drinks. Take a dip before it’s time to jump back in the truck and head out of the National Park. After a fun day out, you will be delivered back to your hotel around 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM.

From Chiang Mai: Bike and Kayak Tour

7. From Chiang Mai: Bike and Kayak Tour

After your 8:30 AM pick-up directly from your hotel in Chiang Mai, relax as you travel in comfort up to the beautiful Mae Ngat Valley. As you arrive at the start point for your day of adventure, the amazing Ban Den Temple, located at the entrance of the valley, will come into view. The richness and variety of the shrines and Bhuddas here is truly inspiring.  Heading further into the valley by bike, pass through open rice fields with local farmers tending to their crops using traditional farming techniques. The ride is leisurely and the pace is just right, so when it is time to cool off, make a stop at a local produce market and see what's on the menu. Ready for a change of pace the kayaking leg of your adventure can begin, heading by water into the Mae Taeng Jungle Reserve. With the favorable currants of the river, paddle gently down the river listening to the pleasant birdlife around you. Only accessible by boat, you will find peace in this serene, quiet setting. Look out for a variety of bird and wildlife as you head to the south end of the Mae Ngat Valley. From the river bank, in a beautiful plantation setting,  find a cozy restaurant with a well-deserved meal and a cold drink waiting for you. 

Colors of Chiang Mai Guided Bicycle Tour

8. Colors of Chiang Mai Guided Bicycle Tour

Discover the hidden gems of Chiang Mai through a recreational, cultural and educational bicycle tour. Join this adventure through the southern part of the city. Explore sites where old traditions continue to live on. The northern city Chiang Mai, known as the ‘Rose of the North’, maintains the allure it has held for travelers for centuries. Learn and see parts of the rich cultural background of Chiang Mai on the trip. Be led through quiet and green land roads, passing the historic settlement Wiang Kum Kam, founded in 1286 by King Mengrai. It was the capital of the Lanna empire for a period of only 10 years. See temples and ruins dating back hundreds of years. Make a stop at a local temple on the way. Learn about the importance of this temple and Buddhism from your guide. Next, visit the McKean rehabilitation center, a former leper colony, once cut off from the outside world. Nowadays it is a rehabilitation center for people with many kinds of physical disabilities. Continue the bicycle tour with a stop at an elementary school, mostly attended by hill-tribe children. Move onward to a small pottery center to watch the craftsmen make different shapes of pottery by hand. The ancient Lanna empire produced some of the finest ceramics ever. These days the northern region is the major center of Thailand’s pottery industry. Riding along the Ping River, breathe in the local atmosphere that makes Chiang Mai so special. Stop at a local bakery for a delicious sweet bun while watching the bakers produce many other products. Bike through the market to see the same products back in small traditional shops. Get an opportunity to sample some of the most delicious and exotic fruits and snacks. During the bicycle tour, expect to stop every hour for a short rest. Refresh yourself with drinking water or soft drink provided during the tour. Halfway through the trip, savor a light Thai meal (Khao Soy Kai) in a local restaurant.

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep National Park Hike & Bike Tour

9. Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep National Park Hike & Bike Tour

Embark on a one-hour drive to the top of Doi Suthep National Park. Our first stop at Monthatan waterfalls gives us a glimpse into the diversity of flora in this National Park. Hike through the beautiful Northern Thai highlands to a forgotten Hill Tribe village. Take in the viewpoints to the east and to the north of the Mae Ping valley, where lunch will be had. After a good rest, start the ride down Suthep National Park on a smooth road. After a stop at the Queen Summer Palace and amazing views, continue to the famous Wat Suthep. The magnificent temple grounds reach 3600 feet in altitude. Continue cruising downhill on comfortable mountain bikes to the ancient Wat Pha Lat.

Chiang Mai Fields of Gold Cycling Tour

10. Chiang Mai Fields of Gold Cycling Tour

Cycle in beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Chiang Mai to experience Lanna culture and rural scenery around Chiang Mai. Between October and December, the fields of rice turn to an iridescent gold color. You will have a personalized and memorable cycling tour of Chiang Mai as the group number is limited.  Be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation for the 8-hour ride, which has a maximum distance of 36 kilometers with 289 meters of elevation gain. The terrain is a combination of paved road and dirt double track. You will use premium quality bikes and equipment including a helmet (full face helmets are available upon request), knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, and a hydration pack. 

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

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4.8 / 5

based on 170 reviews

Such patient guides and wonderful teachers for our hike and bike ride. They kept a great pace and shared information along the way. Thank you Tui and A, for being so funny and kind! I couldn’t recommend these two guides more!

Guide was friendly and knowledgeable and the cycling through the paddy fields was great fun. The bikes were a good standard and the trip to the local market was really interesting. I would definitely recommend this tour.

We had an amazing time on the bike tour! Our guide, VV, was a joy to be around. She led us safely throughout the city and we learned/saw a lot! Highly recommend this experience :)

Wonderful experience! Our guide spoke perfect English and we were able to learn more about the local culture. The views were also very beautiful. Highly recommend it :)

the best tour and facilitations! breathtaking countryside scenery!