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Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai Cycling Expedition

Pick up from Chiang Mai

Tour Code: CNX-19 Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Cycle from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai and explore the beautiful landscapes surrounding the two cities by bike!


  • Meet the Local Tribes of Thailand and Learn more About Their Cultures
  • Discover Hidden Treasures Along the way Cycling from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
  • Enjoy the Scenic Views of Thailand’s Natural Border with Myanmar Along the Mae Kok River

Tour Description:

Day 1 - Chiang Mai / Mae Ngat Reservoir

At the beginning of the trip, we will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Then, we will transfer to Bua Thong Waterfalls to start off there. The waterfall is very interesting and is famous for its sticky surface. Thus, it is also named as Bua Thong Sticky Waterfalls. You will be able to enjoy a special experience of walking on waterfalls without the fear of falling. A kind of mineral that exists on the surface of the walk makes the water looks creamy and the rock feels incredibly grippy. A walk up the waterfalls will get your legs warmed up and ready for the ride. We will start the ride cycling past teak tree farm and along country roads, along with the canal and through paddy fields. We will reach the Mae Ngat Reservoir and stop to enjoy a beautiful lakeside view from the dam. We continue our cycling and enjoy the views at Chiang Mai countryside until we reach our hotel for the night. The hotel has a great and relaxing pool that can help you relax after a long day riding.

Day 2 - Chiang Dao Caves / Chiang Dao Tribal Trails

On the next day after having breakfast, we will take a transfer from our resort to the Chiang Dao Caves. The Chiang Dao Caves is a big cave complex which consists over 100 caves but only 5 are open to the public. The amazing stalactites and stalagmites in the caverns prove to be a stunning view. We will do some cave exploration here to visit the shrines in the caves and look at the Buddha images. After visiting the cave, we will start our ride through rice fields set among soaring limestone cliffs. We may meet some local tribe peoples such as Akha, Lisu, Palaung on our way. The colourful Palaungs are recent migrants and you will get to see their women adorned with heavy brass waistbands working the fields.

Day 3 - Fang / Mae Kok River / Mae Salak

After a hearty breakfast, we transfer to Fang to start our ride. From here, we will cycle through many small local Thai villages that live in the more traditional way. You can enjoy the calm and peaceful countryside experience while cycling. The picturesque views you will see along the way is definitely a treat for your eyes. The ride to Mae Salak along the Mae Kok River is definitely one of the most scenic views in this trip. The lush green hills in the distant are Thailand’s natural border with neighbouring Myanmar. We will end our cycling journey for the day along the banks of Mae Kok River where our resort is. You can dip into the pool at the resort to relax and prepare for the next day.

Day 4 - Mae Salak / Mae Kok River / Chiang Rai / Wat Phra Kaew / Wat Rong Khun

Upon finishing our breakfast, we take a quick transfer to a Lahu village where will hitch a ride on a long-tail boat with our bikes on the Mae Kok River. Once we reach the destination, we will start our cycling along some natural hot springs and then head to Chiang Rai. Our next destination will be Wat Phra Kaew. It is one of the most important temples of Chiang Rai and it is a royal temple. It also once housed the Emerald Buddha before it is transferred to the Grand Palace in Bangkok. After a tour at Wat Phra Kaew, we ride to another famous temple in Chiang Rai which is the Wat Rong Khun. It is also known well as the White Temple because of its white colour appearance. The temple is a contemporary, unconventional, privately-owned art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple. It is owned by a Thai visual artist that who designed, constructed and opened the temple to visitors in 1997. Then, we will end our tour here and transfer you back to Chiang Rai city.

Cancellation Policy:

For long tours (minimum of 7 days):

Days prior to trip start. Cancellation fee per person:

  • 0-20 days or No-show: No refund 100% of tour price
  • 21-41 days: 75% of the net rate
  • 42-55 days: 50% of the net rate
  • 56-69 days: 250 USD
  • > 70 days: Admin expenses plus any non- recoverable expenses.* E.g. national park fees, flights etc.

Administration fees include bank fees, reservation or advance charges incurred for boats, guides transport, accommodation or restaurants and any other reasonable expenses.

For short tours (6 days or less)

Days prior to trip start. Cancellation fee per person:

  • < 24 hours or No show: No refund 100% of tour price
  • 1-2 days: 50% of the net rate*
  • 3-4 days: 25% of the net rate *
  • > 4 days: Full refund*

Pick-Up Time:

  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am

What's Included:

  • Water bottle
  • Support vehicle
  • Guide(s)
  • Meals (as indicated)
  • Hotel pick up
  • Hotel drop off
  • Accommodation
  • Bike and helmet
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Accident insurance

What's Not Included:

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • Alcohol
  • Tips
  • Any items not mentioned

Additional Information:

  • The total riding distance is approximately 145 kilometres
  • Cold water, some energy-restoring local fruit, and soft drinks are included in the tour price while riding. Soft drinks and other beverages during meals are not included. Beer is freely available everywhere but is NOT included in the price
  • Visitors must dress appropriately at some of these temples and if you are wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts you will be asked to cover up with a sarong. You can bring your own or rent one at the entrance. Also, please note that sandals must have an ankle or heel strap
  • Any special dietary requirements can also be catered for. Please let us know at the time of booking
  • Please check with Adventoro Concierge (Call / Whatsapp +6010 468 8011) for availability of sessions
  • The supplier will recommend the time and meeting point. If the meeting point of your choice is outside of the normal pick-up points then you will be advised to meet at the nearest pick-up point or you will be given directions on how to arrive to the school independently
  • It is recommend you use some sunblock or, if you prefer a natural option, sun sleeves for your arms and Buff headwear for your neck as the weather would be quite hot
  • Transfer duration above are estimated and subject to traffic and weather condition, and not inclusive of any sightseeing tours
  • Please adhere to strict pick-up time punctuality. Tour operators may forfeit tours for travellers if no-show during stipulated time
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (Example: Passport). Tour operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own

Pick-Up Location(s)

Refer to the map below to see a list of pick up location(s) that are available for you to choose from. You can select your desired pick up location when you book the tour.

List of Location(s):

    Pick up is also available for other location(s) under the vicinity of Chiang Mai. For more information, please contact Adventoro's concierge service.

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