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Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Cycling Holiday

3 nights from £565.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • A taste of untouched Thailand
  • Quiet, off the beaten track roads
  • Visiting magnificent temples and Thai tribes
  • Discovering the country’s rich culture
Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Cycling Holiday
3 nights from £565.00
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WE LOVEThailand's Temples
These magnificent temples and pagodas perfectly exhibit the unique Thai culture. You will observe the Thai people meeting for prayer here as the temples are still used frequently by the locals.
WE LOVEIncredible scenery
Thailand's vibrant, natural landscape is undoubtedly a highlight of this trip. The limestone cliffs, scenic rural countryside and quiet roads all combine to provide you with perfect riding conditions.

What's Included

Day By Day Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Cycling Holiday

We can tailor make this trip for you
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 Ngad Reservoir, where you can relax by the lake.

Total distance30km
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 the limestone cliffs and fields as you cycle and meet the local tribes including Akha, Lisu and Palaung that you’re likely to encounter.

Total distance35km
Day 3Roads to Mae Salak

Today is the most scenic day of the trip. 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.

Total distance40km
Day 4Departure

Today you will 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 or you can choose to extend your trip.

Total distance40km

Departure Dates

Every Monday

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What to Expect

This ride takes you through areas of Thailand 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 tranquillity of rural Thailand that can only be experienced on 2 wheels. You will be rewarded with some of the most picturesque and remarkable scenery anywhere in Asia.

4day holiday
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35km avg
Expect to ride about 30km per day

How's the Weather? in Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

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.

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