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.
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.
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.
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.
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.