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North Thailand by Road Bike
From Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai, travel through the rural north of Thailand on smooth tarmac roads, winding through hills, valleys and mountains, taking in lush and fertile lands and stretching your legs to the max. During this challenging and rewarding tour of a stunning and peaceful region, you will encounter the friendly hill tribes that populate and work these lands and experience the tantalising cuisine produced locally. An incredibly fulfilling and joyful adventure awaits!
- CategoryRoad Cycling
- DestinationNorth Thailand
- Duration10 days
- Culture LevelAdventurous
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance489.6 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance54.7 miles
Starting in Chiang Rai, you'll head further north, close to the Myanmar border, before heading east to meet the Mekong River and the border of Laos. With endless mountain views, and fertile lands all around producing abundant produce such as strawberries, lychee, rice and corn, you'll be amazed and enthralled at the variety, wholesomeness and exquisite taste of the food provided throughout the tour.
Aside from the food, the tour delivers an awesome road biking experience, on fantastically smooth surfaces covering rugged and rural landscapes with epic viewpoints along the way. Most days include some fairly challenging climbs although there will be an easy and slow start to the riding and plenty of support available, in terms of vehicle support and knowledgeable guides to inform and encourage you at every step.
Other highlights of the trip include visiting the artistic white temple of Wat Rong Khun, the Chiang Rai night bazaar, and relaxing at the Phu Sang Waterfall, where the water is fed from a hot spring. This 10-day journey around the top of Thailand very much delivers a great road cycling experience with a cultural journey of discovery, getting you off the beaten track and exploring parts of the country best seen by bike.