Bike Historic Old City Chiang Mai: Join In

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

14 hours    English    Chiang Mai

tour highlights

  • From the seat of a bicycle discover the charms of Old City Chiang Mai
  • Bike the back lanes and alleys to experience both the modern city and the ancient temples
  • Quality mountain bikes, cycle helmets and experience cycle guide included

tour details

This cycle ride gives the biker an excellent opportunity to learn a bit about the long history and rich culture of Chiang Mai. This bike tour is good for families with young children. On this bike tour you will visit Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai’s oldest temple. Admire the 700-year-old White Buddha at Wat Intakin. Cycle around Chiang Mai’s iconic Wat Chedi Luang. Pedal by the city gate at Tha Phae and wander the fruit and vegetable stalls of Somphet Market.

tour description

Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop near Chiang Mai Gate at 9:15am. The bike tour will depart at 9:30 am sharp. After a quick bike fitting and briefing pedal away to discover the charms of Chiang Mai. Meandering the small lanes throughout the old city we visit some of the main sights of old Chiang Mai. Tha Phae gate was once the entrance through which traders brought their wares into the city and at this beautifully restored gate learn about Chiang Mai's history as a trading hub.

From Tha Phae Gate bike to a nearby Somphet Market. Wander through the market learning a bit about Chiang Mai food and taste a few fruits and sweets while you are at it. The next stop on the bike tour is Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai's oldest temple, built in the auspicious Northeast corner of the old city. This is where the ancient Marble and Crystal Buddha images are enshrined. Pedaling through Chiang Mai's backstreets you will come to the cosmological heart of Chiang Mai is called the City Navel. Visit the Navel Temple with its serene 700-hundred-year-old white Buddha and the Three Kings Monument. Next on the bike tour is Chiang Mai's grandest monument. Wat Chedi Luang was built to house the ashes of a king and was once the home of the Emerald Buddha (now resident at Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok). It is now the home of the City Pillar and 3 auspicious dipterocarp trees which provide protection to the city. The bike tour usually takes 3-4 hours, but this is variable by group. The bike tour ends at the Grasshopper Adventures shop, the end of a unique bike tour through old city Chiang Mai.


  • Admission fees to the specified sightseeing points
  • Local snacks
  • Mountain bike, cycle helmet and water
Tour code: EXCHBOCA

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