Lanna Countryside Cycling Tour

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What To Expect

Just a short hop east of Chiang Mai, we head away from the tourist trail and into fertile valleys that offer inspiring views and mountainous horizons not seen from the city. Starting in Chiang Mai, we drive east to start our bicycle exploration of the Sankampaeng and the beautiful, peaceful Lanna countryside.

Specifications

Type:
Bike Tours around Thailand
Departs From:
ChiangMai
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
9 hours
Availability:
daily at 8:00 AM
Product Code:
4126
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Description

This one day ride takes us out into the Northern Thai countryside and into places where the water buffalo and ox are the tools of choice to plow the fields and transport the harvest. We see that family, friends and the Buddhist faith are what is important to Thai people and that a good crop and healthy lifestyle are what puts a broad smile on people's faces.

We visit the Sankampaeng markets where the fresh produce is sold daily and pass by temples that represent the centre of the community and the soul of the people. We ride through open plains and take short cuts through lush green rice paddies as we head towards the forests and mountains that surround this area.

We ride on quiet country roads at the base of a mountain range that bring us to the Sankampaneng Hot Springs where we can have a swim in the warm, natural mineral springs.

Having enjoyed a delicious Thai lunch at a local restaurant with a menu tasty noodle soups and other local foods combined with lots of stops to sample fruits in season means you will not run out of energy. This is a real original Thai experience that you won't find on other itineraries. An enjoyable and educational ride that finishes with a some where to soothe those muscles and to leave you in no doubt that you certainly are on holidays!

This is a gentle 40-km ride with a few small ups and down towards the end. We ride on quiet sealed country roads, and some smooth dirt lanes through the rice paddies and at the base of the mountains. This ride is suitable for anyone that can ride a bike. We ride as a group with experienced cycle guides setting a gentle pace and stop often to visit points of interest and allow everyone to catch up. Our guides are knowledgeable on the local area and customs and explain the history, culture and local way-of-life each time we stop. Water, soft drinks and snacks are all included as well as lunch and supplies a GIANT mountain bike and helmet. This trip is fully supported by our air conditioned minibus, fully equipped with a two-way radio and quality bike rack.

Itinerary / Activity Schedule

Day 1 Chiang Mai - Samkhampeng - Chiang Mai 40 km

Pick up and drop off at all Chiang Mai hotels

08:00 - 09:00 Pick up from hotel and drive to Samkhampeng

09:00 - 13:00 Visit Market and ride to hot spings

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at local restaurant.

14:00 - 15:00 Time to relax at springs or bathe in the soothing waters.

15:00 - 16:30 Transfer back to Chaing mai and drop off at hotel.

Includes

  • Entrance fees to sites mentioned

  • Pick-up and drop-off option at Chiang Mai Hotels

  • Lunch

  • Support by air conditioned minibus

  • All water and snacks whilst riding

  • Bike and helmet hire

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Accident insurance

Excludes

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Regular tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • Children joining the tours should be competent cyclist as there might be some narrow pathways.

  • Children under the age 5 of are free of charge.

  • All timings are approx and can vary depending on the traffic conditions and the speed of the group.

  • This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, vehicle-width dirt roads, and a few small ups and down hills. No technical ability is required.

  • This tour will have support consisting of one or two 8-seat air-conditioned minibuses specially converted to take bikes and bikers.

  • The following information per participant will be required upon booking:

  • Full name

  • Height (in cm) to select correct bike size

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 6 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): between 4 to 5 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 2 to 3 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 1 day or less prior to date of activity.

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