Meet in the afternoon and get to know your fellow cyclists over a warm up ride out of the city, where you'll catch your first glimpse of rice paddies and visit the stunning White Temple.
Today's cycling is approximately 30km.
After 40km of flatland it's time for some climbs today, which will come in the form of Wawee hills. Take in the panoramic views of sugar fields and farms, along with imposing mountains. There will be a 10km descent as you ride to Thaton, situated on the banks of the Maekok River where you will stay the night.
Today's cycling is approximately 100km.
It's a gentle start this morning until 25km into your ride when you'll hit your first climb. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors and feel a sense of Thailand's laid back culture as you pass water buffalo, local tribesmen and children. You'll visit Chaing Saen, a village created in the 7th century then cycle to the hotel where you'll be able to see neighbouring Laos.
Today's cycling is approximately 98km.
Today is a partial rest day as you'll have the afternoon off to discover the local market or relax in the hotel. In the morning however, it's time to cycle along the Mekong River to Chiang Khong, where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch.
Today's cycling is approximately 76km.
Leaving Chiang Khong you'll reach Pu Chi Fa and be rewarded with a stunning view. After 40km of flatland warm up, the 2,000m ascent begins. As you climb, you will be rewarded with endless views of corn and strawberry crops before finishing the day in Phu Chi Fa
Today's cycling is approximately 76km.
You've been up and now it's time to come down! The descent down the mountain will be exhilarating and soon mountains make way for the fertile valley. You'll stop at the hot spring mineral Phu Sang waterfall where you can cool off and have a swim. Today will end at Phayao Lake and dinner will be served overlooking the lake. It's a long day in the saddle today so you'll enjoy your well earned rest.
Today's cycling is approximately 125km.
This morning is free for you to do as you please. The afternoon cycle will begin gently around the lake, before conquering an 11km descent. There will be spectacular views across the valley and as the sun sets we will cycle along quiet lanes through majestic forests.
Today's cycling is approximately 85km.
Prepare yourself for a challenge today. Cycle through windy roads up 1,400m with the sounds of nature in your ears. Take a break and swim in the Bua Thong Waterfall, but keep your eyes peeled for nipping crabs! You'll take a transfer to tonight hotel in Chiang Mai.
Today's cycling is approximately 105km.
Today is a loop route, with more than a few coffee stops. This route overlooks the ancient city of Doi Suthep and is low on descents but high on abrupt corners. There will be a harsh ascent to complete before the final dinner in Chiang Mai.
Today's cycling is approximately 75km.
Today its time for some rest and relaxation after a hard week's cycling. It will be time to say goodbye to your fellow cyclists after an incredible trip.
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.