Chiang Mai classic stage ride
Duration: 9 h
Trail length: 75 km
Suitable for riders ages 18 and older with high level of fitness and cycling skill required.
2 x 218 €
- The beautiful Royal Park Rajapruek
- Fruit orchards and lush plantations
- Lunch at the village of Samoeng
- The Mae Sa River
All about the trip
If you look west from Chiang Mai you'll see the mountain of Doi Suthep, that looks rather imposing, but luckily there's a lovely loop around this mountain to the peaceful district of Samoeng. Using a road bike is the best way of achieving the 75 km loop around the mountain and back to Chiang Mai. The good tarmac roads, the undulating terrain and the lush green scenery make it a perfect way to explore the Lanna countryside. We start our journey by transferring out of Chiang Mai to avoid traffic and set our bikes up by the Royal Park Rajapruek. From here we cycle on a quiet country road through a fertile forest that also gives us our first taste of climbing. We continue on a bigger road that undulates through fruit orchards and lush plantations. After 10 km of warm-up, we'll have our first long ascent, of about 10 km up to 810 m. Some steep sharp trails await us on the descent. We then head to the village of Samoeng for lunch. This area was the first settlement of the Lanna people, who were escaping from a Burmese conquer in the 18th century. Back on the bikes for more hills! The first is a doozy, 600 m in 8 km. We stop at the top for views of the Samoeng Forest. Our ride continues down through the valley of the Mae Sa River where we'll see many greenhouses and other fields cultivated by the Hmong ethnic group. We end our ride on a flat canal road, giving our legs some recovery from the climbing. We transfer back to Chiang Mai to avoid traffic.
What is (and what is not) included in the price
- Water bottle
- Support vehicle
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Bike and helmet
- Snacks and drinks
- Accident insurance
This activity is organised by SPiCEROADS, Soi Pridi Banomyong 26 Sukhumvit Soi 71 Klongtan Nua, Wattana Bangkok, 10110, Thailand, +66 89 895 5680, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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