Rural Chiang Mai by Bike

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day tour

Tour Level: High Level

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • A 28-30 km leisurely cycle ride through the beautiful countryside north of Chiang Mai
  • Discover and get hands on learning the fascinating method of turning Elephant Poo into paper
  • Take a cruise down the Ping River
  • Ideal for families

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 10 kms).
09.30 hrs Stop for a visit of Elephant Poo Poo Park, where you can observe the steps in making world famous paper product from elephant poop fibers.
10.30 hrs Continue cycling through the countryside.
12.00 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. Approx total 18 km cycling in the afternoon.
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, Wat Chaimongkol, on Charoen Prathet road. Transfer to your hotel.


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: CNXCCAT51

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