Rural Chiang Mai by Bike: Group Discovery

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day tour

Tour Level: High Level

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Mingle with locals on a songtaew ride
  • Cycle through idyllic rural villages and past rice fields
  • Visit a water buffalo farm for an insight into local farming practices
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic style lunch
  • Take a cruise down the Ping River

tour details

This bicycle tour is a wonderful way to discover the beautiful countryside around Chiang Mai as you ride through tranquil villages, pass shimmering rice paddies, visit Buddhist temples and observe locals working the fields. You’ll begin your day with a transfer to Mae-Rim by local songtaew. From here, your adventure begins as we cycle through rural countryside, rice fields and plantations. After a couple of hours, we’ll stop to visit a buffalo farm. Here you can observe the rural way of life and see water buffalos assisting with rice farming. A picnic style lunch at a local restaurant is next, followed by more scenic riding on the way back to Chiang Mai. You’ll finish your tour with well-deserved refreshments at a local riverside house before embarking on a boat cruise back to Chiang Mai.

tour description

This cycling tour is a wonderful way to discover the beautiful countryside surrounding Chiang Mai. Ride through tranquil villages and pass shimmering rice paddies, taking time out to visit Buddhist temples and see the local people at work in the fields. Cycling affords you a rare opportunity to get close to rural Thailand and visit an interesting water-buffalo farm. Follow peaceful back roads close to the Ping river, before embarking on a boat for a short cruise back to Chiang Mai city. The program (times are approximate): 08.30 hrs Meeting at guest's hotel and bike fitting. Short vehicle transfer by local pick up truck (songtaew) to Mae-Rim. 09.00 hrs Begin cycling following the river northbound. Cycle through rural countryside, rice fields and plantations. (Cycling distance approximately 20kms). 11.30 hrs Stop for a visit of a buffalo farm, where you can observe the way of life of local farmers, and the use of water buffalos in rice farming. 12.00 hrs Picnic lunch at local restaurant. 13.30 hrs Back on the saddle, cycle toward the Ping River and follow scenic small routes southward towards Chiang Mai. 15.30 hrs Arrive at a riverside house for refreshments. Embark on a motorboat for a cruise down the Ping River back to Chiang Mai city. 16.30 hrs Arrive at disembarkation point with an interesting local temple close by. Transfer to your hotel by local songtaew.


Transfer included: Yes, Daily from Chiang Mai city hotels and transfers are by non-airconditioned, local pick-up truck (songtaew).
Meals included: Picnic style lunch
    Tour code: CNXCCAT5

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