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 Cycling Breaks with Friends and Seasoned Cyclists.
British Cycling say: Check the weather and don't get caught out in the mountains. Check out our advice on what to wear in the mountains.

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With rushing rivers, jungle clad mountains and expansive valleys characterising its scenery, northwest Thailand is a magical place to explore by bicycle. Getting around by bike is a great way to get up close and personal with the area's glorious landscapes. After leaving Chiang Mai, we strike out into the countryside to hill tribe villages, national parks and other mesmerising places of outstanding natural beauty.
DAY 1Arrival in Chiang Mai

We will be pick you up at Chiang Mai Airport and take you to our hotel in Chiang Mai. We will fit your bike then take a short introductory ride around the old city to get a feel for your new whee...Show More

DAY 2Cycle to Mae Rim

Today we leave the busy city behind and head out into the countryside of Mae Jo. Our scenic route follows the canal to the Ping River, passing rice plantations, villages and local markets. There ...Show More

DAY 3Cycle to Mae Taeng

This morning, we take the chance to walk through unspoilt jungle on a short trek and visit a local village. We then jump back in the saddle and ride out from Mae Rim. We will cycle to the waterfa...Show More

DAY 4Cycle to Fang

This morning we transfer over the mountains to Chiang Dao, where the day's cycling begins. The first stop takes us to the Chiang Dao Caves. We will spend some time at the caves before cycling off...Show More

DAY 5Cycle to Chiang Rai

We head out early this morning and cycle along the quiet back roads of Fang. The ride passes through mesmerizing scenery, along country lanes that weave between the rice fields, before reaching l...Show More

DAY 6Cycle to Chiang Kham

We make an early start today and after a transfer, we head into the jungle and past rubber tree plantations. We stop for lunch at a local restaurant which serves the best food in Phayao. In the a...Show More

DAY 7Cycle to Lake Phayao

Today we ride out to Lake Phayao along a route that is set against the impressive backdrop of the 1,826-meter-high mountain, Doi Bussacarun. The day'€™s cycling ends in a quiet village in the g...Show More

DAY 8Mae Kampong village

We are off our bikes for the final day and we will transfer over the picturesque mountains of Doi Bussacarun. En route there will chances to stop at viewpoints and sample local barbecued treats f...Show More

DAY 9Departure

We will transfer you to Chiang Mai for your flight home.


Thailand’s northern mountains provide a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of its cities. Deep in the Thai highlands lie wondrous cultural treasures and stunning scenery framed by unexplored forests. We head deep into the wilderness to experience empire ruins and the tranquil silence only broken by the occasional snapping twig beneath your wheels.

We will head towards the Laos border and the province of Phayao, into areas mostly unexplored by tourists and experience probably the most picturesque sunsets that Asia can offer.


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-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. 


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Exploring Northern Thailand

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Your accommodation will be in comfortable 4* hotels, villas and resorts. 
We will provide private transfers from Chiang Mai airport.  
Your trip will include all meals except dinner each night. We have plenty of recommendations for you to find the best restaurants in each area and to experience local life. Fresh, local cuisine will be served for breakfast and lunch and bottled mineral water as well as local fruits and refreshments are provided on all cycling days. Please let our cycling experience team know if you have any dietary requirements that we need to be aware of.  
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.   
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 Vietnam 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.