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Trip Highlights
  • A taste of untouched Thailand
  • Quiet, off the beaten track roads
  • Lasting family memories
  • Stunning temples and pagodas
3 nights from£565.00
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Chiang Mai Family Cycling Holiday

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What we love About Chiang Mai Family Cycling Holiday

We love...Thailand's temples
Temples play an important role in everyday life for Thai people. These beautiful temples and pagodas are ornate and often feature glittering gold leaf. More than that though, they are used as meeting points and for prayer so you will experience their significance within Buddhism and Thai culture.
We love...Wildlife and Quiet Roads
With imperious mountains in the distance, vibrant scenery and easy traffic light cycling, this trip will give the family a true taste of Asia. From the stunning temples to tropical forests and small villages, you can enjoy kayaking as well as getting up close and personal with elephants.
We love...Meeting the Locals
Your trip will allow you to get a glimpse into how the locals spend their lives. You will visit small village communities and ride across sprawling rice paddies on which the local depend so heavily.

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Day by Day

Day 1Arrival
Total distance20km

Today you will start with a steady ride on country lanes to get your first impression of Thailand. Cycle along sprawling rice paddies, small villages and fruit orchards to the Mae Ngad Reservoir. Here you can swap your bikes for a kayak and paddle down Ping River keeping an eye out for grazing buffalo and other rich wildlife. Lunch will be in a floating restaurant.

Day 2Chiang Dao Tribal Trails
Total distance18km

You will start the day crystal spotting in the Chiang Dao cave before an incredibly peaceful cycle through rural land, encountering plenty of friendly locals. Your end destination is an organic farm named Mae Jo Baan Din, where you can dine on local cuisine. There’s also the chance for you to eat what you cook if you fancy making some Thai cooking.

Day 3Elephant Bathing and Shamans

The bright orange robes of the monks will be a constant feature of your day today. Today is a day away from the bike and instead you’ll visit an elephant sanctuary where you can get up close with these majestic animals. Prepare food for the elephants, feed them and even have a go at washing them if you’re up for a challenge.

Day 4Mae Taeng to Doi Saket
Total distance25km

Observe the Buddhist monks on their morning ritual before transferring to the local farm to learn about the important role of the water buffalo in the areas farming techniques. Participate in a hands-on rice planting and harvesting demonstration and have lunch at a unique ginger farm. In the afternoon, enjoy a flat 15km ride and observe the spectacular wood carvings of the local craftsmen and the historical ruins of Wiang Khum Kham.

Day 5Cycling and Hot Springs
Total distance30km

It’s time to get crafty today as you make your own bamboo paper umbrella, a signature San Kampaeng village art. Your last cycle of the trip will be along flatland, passing schools, farms and temples, with stunning mountains in the backdrop. After relaxing in hot springs it will be time to say goodbye after a magical adventure.

Key Stats

5day holiday
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27km avg
Expect to ride about 30km per day

How's the Weather? in Chiang Mai

Dry SeasonNovember to May
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. November and December tend to be cooler whilst it is warmer in April and May.
Wet SeasonJune to October
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. 

The southwest monsoon blows in around June and rainfall is at its heaviest between July and September.

Area InformationFor Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a vibrant city that has grown significantly in the last decade. You will enjoy the delights of the northern capital as well as getting off the beaten track as you head towards Chiang Dao. You can immerse yourself in the heart of the northern countryside as you ride through rice paddies, past flowing streams and into the north’s rural plains.

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