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This trip is Guided allowing you to explore the area with the benefit of a knowledgeable ride leader and support.
This trip is ideal for Newcomers & Families and Breaks with Friends.
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Tailor-Made Experiences

We can tailor this trip to meet your requirements. If you are looking for a different duration, itinerary or other services please enquire today and get a truly unique experience.

from £565.00 per person


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Get a taste of untouched Thailand cycling through stunning natural wonders such as limestone cliffs caves, rice paddies, sprawling valleys and luscious Natural Parks. The roads will have little traffic but plenty of scenery! See beautiful temples and even encounter some Thai tribes! This route takes you slightly off the beaten track, allowing you to immerse yourself in the outdoors and embrace the laid back culture of Thailand.   

Departure dates: Every Monday

DAY 1Arrival

Your first ride will start from the Bua Thong Waterfall, where you'll embark on a short trek to get you warmed up and loosen your legs. Then you will hop on your bike and cycle through the quiet Thai countryside, past rice paddies and canals before arriving at Mae Ngud Reservoir, where you can relax by the lake.  

Today's cycling is approximately 30km.

DAY 2Chiang Dao Tribal Trails

After taking a look around Chiang Dao Caves it will be time to get on your bike. Take in the natural beauty of limestone cliffs and fields as you cycle and embrace the local tribes, Akha, Lisu and Palaung you're likely to encounter.   

Today's cycling is about 35km.

DAY 3Roads to Mae Salak

Today is the most scenic of the trip, so take the time to embrace it! Get a glimpse into life as a local, who lives in a small village community in rural land. Starting in Fang you'll cycle along the Mae Kok river and pass the border to Myanmar, ending the day at a hotel on the riverfront, where you can relax with a cold beer.

Today's ride is approximately 40km.

DAY 4Departure

Take your bikes on a long tail boat across the Mae Kok River to natural hot springs, where you can go for a swim. Temples and Buddhism forms a rich part of Thailand's culture so its only fitting you visit one whilst you're here. Wat Phrakaew is one of the most important in Chiang Rai, and used to be home to the renowned Emerald Buddha before it moved to Bangkok. You'll also see Wat Rong Khun, otherwise known as the White Temple. From here it will be time to say goodbye after an incredible week. 

Today's cycling is approximately 40km.

Map of a cycling holiday from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai


Our ride from the north to the centre of Thailand snakes its way through areas undiscovered by virtually any tourist. Cycling on some of the most secluded and local roads in Thailand, we will pass through village after village unaccustomed to tourism. Witness first hand the simple life of Thailand’s countryside with the tranquility of rural Thailand that can only be experienced on 2 wheels.

The ride is challenging with climbs out of the countryside and long distances but you will be rewarded with some of the most picturesque and remarkable scenery anywhere in Asia.


The dry season runs from November to June, with little if any rain expected throughout the region for much of this time. This makes cycling a real pleasure during these months, especially early in the year when the weather becomes very warm. Cycling can still be enjoyed from May to June during the early parts of the rainy season as the rains tend to be short downpours. August and September are usually too wet to cycle. 


Your accommodation will be in a mixture of hotels, homestays, resorts and boutique residences.  
You will be met and collected at Chiang Mai Airport, to begin your ride and transferred back to Mae Fah Luang International Airport, just outside Chiang Rai for your return flights. We can help you book your internal flights.   
Your trip will include all meals which consist of fresh, local cuisine but arrangements can be made if you have any particular dietary requirements. Bottled water as well as local fruits and refreshments are provided on all cycling days. 
The holiday is guided by English speaking, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Your ride will be followed by a support van equipped with plenty of refreshments as well as a comprehensive first-aid kit. Alternatively, if you would like to do this tour privately, this can be arranged, just ask our cycling experts.    
You will have a well trained and knowledgeable guide who will carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In the unlikely case of any medical emergency that requires a hospital, there is ground transportation on hand to provide assistance and a local speaking support team. 
The bike you will hire will give you a comfortable ride as you cruise through south east Asia and it is equipped with  water bottle holders and an area to keep a small day bag. If you would like to bring your own bike instead, please let our cycling experience team know. 
The air conditioned support van will be equipped with essentials such as bottled mineral water and local fruit and snacks during each day's ride. The guide will have a travel set of bike tools for emergency repairs and the support van will be equipped with spare parts and other tools. 
Your bags will be collected each morning and taken from your accommodation to the next night’s accommodation. We suggest you keep a day bag with you for all your essentials. 
Travel to Thailand is not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights for you.   
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.   
Bicycle helmet hire is not included in the price but we can include this for you at a very small charge. Love Velo recommends the use of a bicycle helmet on all rides. Please click here for advice on wearing helmets from our partner, British Cycling.