Half-day bike tour south of Chiang Mai
Departure at 08:30 am and 01:30 pm
This is your best choice if you have only a half day available for a bicycle tour. It will give you a very good impression of the northern Thai culture, history, rural life and scenery. You'll be cycling on carefully selected, quiet roads and lanes and be able to experience the countryside and the Thai way of life. This is our most popular tour and if you have an average condition, you will do great.
After a short safety briefing and bicycle fitting, we leave the hotel for the streets of Chiang Mai. Traffic downtown is light as we begin our cycling journey south, following the Ping River. It's pleasant to ride along its green banks. We visit a former leper colony which is now a rehabilitation centre and you will get to know some more of the daily life of the missionaries who worked here over a hundred years ago. Cycling over small country roads you will discover the real rural Thailand. The trip continues along various fruit orchards and you'll encounter the Thai way of life as we meander around the villages on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. We explore the temple ruins of Wiang Kum Kam, the former capital of Lanna, before we cycle back to Chiang Mai.
Approximate duration: Around 4 ½ hours with frequent stops.
Distance: Around 25-30 km flat with 1.5 km unsealed road.
Group size: 2- 12 people
Category: Leisure cycling tour, everyone in average condition.
Key features: Thai rural life and scenery, former leper colony, orchards and the ruins of Wiang Kum Kam
Included: English speaking guide, comfortable bike with front suspension, helmet (mandatory), local insurance, snacks and bottled water.
Not included: personal expenses, tips.
Bicycles: Adapted mountain bikes, also known as comfort bikes, with 24 gears and front suspension are used for their multifunctionality and comfort. The bikes are equipped with water bottle carriers but without racks. Bicycles for both men and women, in different seizes, are available.
Clothes: Suitable clothes are shorts and firm footwear, no flip-flops. No loose fitting dresses that can get entangled in wheels. Your safety is our major concern. We provide a light poncho during the rainy season.
Packing list: Sunglasses, sun block, insect repellent, pocket money, a small camera and if necessary a small rucksack.
Support: This environmentally friendly leisure cycling tour does not need a support vehicle; however, back up is provided when necessary.
GPS: The use of GPS or other tracking devices is not allowed during our tours.
Prices and weekly schedule
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* We do not recommend afternoon tours during the hot or rainy season.