Family Chiang Mai

Hotel & Bike 4 nights

VISITING: Thailand

Overview

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Why we love this tour

"Explore a lesser known corner of Northern Thailand, staying in eco-lodges, organic farms and boutique resorts. Gentle cycling mixed with other activities for the whole family, finishing in Chiang Mai, where it's worth staying longer to explore the ancient walled city."

Cycle and kayak in Sri Lanna National Park

Visit San Kamphaeng Hot Springs and Chiang Dao Cave

Thai cooking course, Elephant sanctuary visit, organic farm stay

Leisurely cycling on quiet backroads, starting and finishing in Chiang Mai

Guiding
Guided
Distance
58miles/93km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Comfort
Departs
Mon
Runs
Runs all year
Code
TH009
Fly to
Chiang Mai
Good for
Families, Foodies
Return
Chiang Mai

This five day family adventure explores the countryside surrounding Chiang Mai, Thailand’s laid back former capital. Cycle through paddy fields and fruit orchards on quiet backroads with little traffic, or hard packed trails, staying in resort hotels, local guest houses and an adobe hut. The low daily cycling distances leave plenty of time for other activities and opportunities to get off the beaten track and experience local life.

Visit limestone caves, ancient ruins and an ethnic village where you’ll be taught about traditional medicines by a local shaman. Kayak to a floating restaurant, take a Thai cooking course at an organic farm and lend a hand at an ethical elephant sanctuary. The cycling in between is on flat or gently undulating roads with the stunning backdrop of Thailand’s northern mountains. Children’s bikes and tagalongs are available for younger riders, and you’ll be led by a local guide with a support vehicle at all times, making this an ideal tour for active families.

Accommodation

4* resort, guest houses & an eco hut

We use a range of properties on this tour, from a 4* resort to an adobe hut on an organic farm. The accomodation will mostly be the best of what is available while maintaining a lovely local charm. In rural areas, this may be more authentic (for example the adobe hut has electricity and running water, but the water isn't heated) but it will always be clean and comfortable.

4* resort, local guest houses and an eco clay hut

Full board

Support vehicle

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

4 nights accommodation

Board basis: Full board

Bike and helmet hire

Service of a local English-speaking guide

An air-conditioned support vehicle available for assistance

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

Transfers during the tour

Luggage transportation

Water, fruit and soft drinks while cycling

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Visas

Drinks during meals

Tips

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Bike hire is included. 24-27 gear mountain bike with a lightweight alloy frame, front suspension, v-brakes and Shimano components. Helmet hire is also included Child bikes and tag-along bikes (for ages 5-11, max weight 38kg) are available. Basic spares and tools are carried by the guide and on the support vehicle. A water bottle is provided.

Mountain bike

24-27 gear mountain bike

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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 Chiang Mai via Bangkok or another Asian hub airport.

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. 

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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