Cycle Tour of Mae Ngat Valley from Chiang Mai

4.9 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Active Thailand

Cycle Tour of Mae Ngat Valley from Chiang Mai

Activity provider: Active Thailand

From US$ 45.48 per person

Spend the day exploring a scenic valley north of Chiang Mai city; pedal inside bamboo forests, between rice paddies, along irrigation canals and through village neighborhoods. End the ride with a visit to the spectacular temple - Wat Ban Den.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Encounter local rural life and gain insight into local crop production
  • Cycle both on-road and off-road through the picturesque valley
  • Visit one of Chiang Mai provinces most magnificent temples
Full description
In the morning, pick-up from your Chiang Mai hotel and drive to the base, a local farm house located in the heart of Mae Ngat valley (50 km/ approximately 1 hour vehicle transfer). Briefing and bike fitting. The adventure begins with a ride through picturesque countryside where farmers go about their morning routine. Your guide will make stops at various points of interest and give you further insight into local life, and learning about rice agriculture. Return to the farm house for a delicious Thai lunch. After lunch enjoy more riding, tackling an easy single trail through the forest followed by flat, paved country roads zig-zagging through the valley. You will make a few stops again, including a busy local market. You end your ride at the famous Wat Ban Den temple where you can admire the intricate details of this stunning place of worship. After a day of exploring this stunning Mae Ngat valley on two wheels, transfer you back to your Chiang Mai accommodation (arrival time approximately 17:30).
  • Pick up, drop off, and transportation by covered pick-up truck
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Drinking water and snacks during cycling
  • Quality TREK brand mountain bikes with 24 gears and front suspension, and cycling helmets
  • No support vehicle, participants must carry a daypack
  • One meal: Thai lunch with season fruits
  • Other beverages
  • Tips/gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned
Not suitable for
  • People who can't ride a bike
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sports shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This is a cycling tour of approximately 30 to 40 km, mostly along flat, suitable for participants in good fitness condition
  • We recommend wearing suitable outdoor clothing and footwear; please bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent
  • Padded cycling shorts are recommended as well as cycling gloves
  • The timings mentioned are estimates only and some factors cannot be controlled (such as traffic conditions)
  • The routes used can vary according to the season
  • Your guide will do their best to help you discover the most scenic places in this area
  • Vegetarian and other dietary needs can be catered for. Please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please mention name and phone number of your accommodation in Chiang Mai for meeting
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Active Thailand were excellent at tailoring our cycling day to our abilities and wishes. We had a great time with Khun Tri who took us out on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year (late April). I could say "no sweat" but that's not remotely true! They also laid on a first class Thai lunch together with green coconuts, amazing papaya in their immaculately organised garden. A very efficiently run organisation. Highly recommended!

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April 30, 2022

A great day out in beautiful countryside

A very enjoyable, active trip. Friendly guides and very well organised. Guides share lots of local knowledge which makes the tour culturally interesting too. On time for pick ups and drop offs. All equipment was in excellent condition. Everyone on our tour had a great time despite there being a range of fitness levels. Highly recommend this tour.

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January 14, 2018

A nice and relaxed, well informed ride through a beautiful area.

Had a great day out riding Mae Ngat Valley. The guides were really friendly and eager to share local knowledge during our ride through the back-roads and paths along this amazingly beautiful area. The trip was so enjoyable that I've since been on two other tours with this provider; Bike & Hike through Mae Sa valley and just completed a 3 day trek through Chiang Dao National park. If you're looking for adventure, some rewarding effort and well informed, friendly guides then I've found Active Thailand to be the right choice for me.

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September 14, 2016

Product ID: 69324