Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Hotel & Bike 6 nights

VISITING: Thailand

Overview

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Why we love this tour

"Bangkok and Chiang Mai are firm favourites for visitors to Thailand and this tour sees both, but also allows you to experience the countryside and local towns in between. Ayutthaya and Sukhothai are particular highlights along the way."

Thailand’s earliest kingdoms and oldest cities

Stunning scenery with mountains, hills and rivers

UNESCO World Heritage sites, hot springs, temples and food markets

Leisurely cycling over a mixture of flat terrain and rolling hills

Guiding
Guided
Distance
163miles/263km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Superior
Departs
Mon
Runs
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Code
TH008
Fly to
Bangkok
Good for
Foodies, Luxury, Solo
Return
Chiang Mai

Discover Thailand's earliest kingdoms and oldest cities by bike. Cycle between them, passing lush rice paddies, tiny villages and the country's tallest mountains. First, cycle through the flat countryside north of Bangkok to the historical city and temple ruins of Ayutthaya then visit a golden seated Buddha on the way to Uthai Thani. Ride around Sukhothai, a diamond walled city guarding Siam’s first capital. Along the way, you’ll eat traditional Thai food, bathe in hot springs, and meet local craftsmen and farmers.

Riding top quality hybrid bikes on sealed, rural backroads, and a few packed dirt trails, the terrain is mostly flat at first, with some rolling hills closer to Chiang Mai. The pace is relaxed and there’s a support vehicle on hand if you need a break. Towards the end of the tour, you’ll ride through the ancient walled town of Lamphung before pedalling past fragrant orchards to Thailand’s cultural capital of Chiang Mai, nestled in the northern mountains.

Accommodation

3* & 4* hotels and local guesthouses

We use a mix of 3* and 4* hotels and some local guesthouses. This will mostly be the best accommodation available in the areas you cycle through, while maintaining a lovely local charm. Sometimes in isolated areas the accommodation may be more ‘authentic’, but it will always be clean and comfortable

3* & 4* hotels and local guest houses

Full board (apart from one dinner)

Support vehicle

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

6 nights accomodation

Full board apart from one dinner

Bike hire

Service of a local English-speaking guide

Support vehicle available for assistance

Hotel pick up and drop off at beginning and end of the tour

Transfers during the tour

Luggage transportation

Water, fruit and soft drinks while riding

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Visas

Helmets

Drinks during meals

Tips

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Bike hire is included. 24-27 gear hybrid bike from a well-known manufacturer with a lightweight alloy frame, front suspension, v-brakes and Shimano components. A water bottle is provided

Hybrid Bike

24-27 gear hybrid bike

£0

E-bike

2019 Model Giant Explore E+ 3 E-bike

£313

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Bangkok.

How do I get back?

Fly from Chiang Mai via Bangkok or another Asian hub airport.

What is an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

What will the group size be?

This tour will run with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 16 guests. If the group is 9 people or more you will have two guides. 

Will I have a local guide?

Yes, your guide will be English speaking and local. The local guide will be a highlight of your tour as they are experienced and will pass on their knowledge and passion for their country. They will show you the best places to eat, help you meet local people along the way and give you a real feel for the local culture. 

Is there a single supplement?

No, there is no extra charge for single travellers if you share a room with another same sex single guest. If you want your own room you can pay a supplement. 

What will the weather be like?

From November to February it is cool & dry. Temperatures start to rise in March and are at their highest in late April and May. When the rains start in late May, the temperatures come down. The rain tends to be heavy but does not last long.  

The best riding conditions are during December and January when it is coolest, however at the height of the rains (July & August) , Thailand is at its most green and beautiful. 

Can I take a break from the cycling?

Yes, if you want to take a break, jump into the the air conditioned support vehicle that is always available.    

What will the food be like?

You will experience the best of world famous Thai food during your trip and it will be a highlight of your holiday. Drinking water is always included with meals, any other drinks will be extra. 

Can you arrange my flights?

Flights are not included with our tours. However, we are more than happy to offer advice on long haul and regional flights, based on our extensive experience of travel in Asia.

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