Bicycle Touring and Mountain Biking in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, the ancient kingdom of King Mengrai dating back 700 years, is well known to tourists around the world but its surroundings are often missed by visitors to Thailand. We invite you to explore Chiang Mai and it surroundings in depth on our Northern Highlights bike tour. Discover ethnic hill tribes still living in thatched villages on the hill tops dressed in their colorful garments, explore ancient temple ruins and city fortifications, taste the delicious cuisine that Thailand is renowned for worldwide and meet the friendly Thais.
There are quite a few well regarded companies offering quite unique tours of the Chiang Mai region on a bicycle. Most have family friendly options which are suitable for everyone, as well as more "active and extreme" options for those visitors looking for a challenge.
Pedalers run Chiang Mai Countryside Inn to Inn, offering 2 day ride which take you off the beaten tourist track.Two tour programs to choose from, to suit casual travellers to cycling enthusiasts. Firstly the South Route through the lands along the Mae Ping, taking in the ruins of Wiang Kum Kam and a visit the workshops of Baan Tawai, artisans of wood, and rafting the Mae Wang river.
For the more advanced cyclist there is also the challenging North Route. Into the hills north of the city visiting hill-tribe villages and cycling through forested valleys. Meet the village Shaman, sharing tea and perhaps some advice. See traditional dances preformed by the village children. Get wet on a white water run down the Mae Taeng.
Chiang Mai Biking specialises in recreational cycling adventures off the beaten path. They can take you on a ½ day cultural and culinary cycling excursion, as well as 1, 2, 3 and even 4 day cycling adventures. They have a large fleet of new Merida mountain bikes for rent. All bikes are in excellent condition and have a carrier on the back, 24 gears and front suspension.
Bike rental includes helmet , lock, pump, spare tube and repair kit and they will also fit lights onto the bikes for anyone wishing to cycle in the evening hours (upon request).
Crank Adventures offers fantastic professional and non-touristy day trips for riders of all ages and fitness levels. Crank also specialise in custom trips and multi-day trips up to seven days in length. Equipped with new, top quality mountain bikes, and Crank even have a nice little bar to relax in at the end of a ride as well.
Your cycling holiday winds down in the northern reaches of the kingdom, pedaling along the Mae Kok River through lush forests and green rice paddies. Enjoy a variety of excellent accommodations, ranging for delightful city lodges to remote mountain resorts, and fine dinners at our favorite local restaurants featuring the best of the region's cuisine.
Chiang Mai with its enchanting location on the banks of the Ping River is surrounded by mountains, rice fields and lush countryside. Chiang Mai Biking is pleased to share hidden places of Chiang Mai with you during one of our recreational, cultural and educational cycling adventures.
Chiang Mai Mountain Biking has been running mountain biking tours successfully for over 10 years now and is the premier Mountain Biking Company based in Chiang Mai. Spend a great day mountain biking in Northern Thailand's premiere National Parks. We run daily Mountain biking trips from Chiang Mai into the nearby mountains.