Half day bike tour in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Discover the charms of Old City Chiang Mai. Bike the back lanes and alleys to experience both the modern city and the ancient temples. This trip runs in Chiang Mai.

Cycle the Historic Old City of Chiang Mai. An easy bike tour on the backstreets and small lanes inside the walls of Chiang Mai. The slow ride gives you an excellent opportunity to learn a bit about the long history and rich culture of Chiang Mai. This tour is good for families with young children.

This bike tour will visit Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai’s oldest temple. Admire the 700 year old White Buddha at Wat Intakin. Cycle around Chiang Mai’s iconic Wat Chedi Luang. Stroll the city gate at Tha Phae and wander the fruit and vegetable stalls of Somphet Market.

Tour details

฿1200 THB

0.5 day duration

11 km distance

Difficulty: Mild

Tour code: GHCH15

Deposit Payment:
50% of tour price


Tour Features & Inclusions

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Great Bikes

Top quality, well maintained Merida mountain bikes with a water bottle and helmet are provided.

Your Guide

An experienced English speaking, local leader will host you on this trip who is well spoken, very well informed, and charming. Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local leaders who have a passion for their country and are always well informed on topics ranging from history, politics, cuisine and importantly local customs and cultures. Our leaders will take pride in introducing you to every aspect of their country.

Snacking

Local snacks are provided during the tour, and clean water is always available to keep you well hydrated.

1 to 10

This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 1 traveller. And we limit the group size to only 10 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.

Kids' Prices

We have a range of kids sized bikes, tag-alongs and child seats so there's no reason to leave the kids at the hotel. And to help families we offer discounts to all children aged 15 years and below: Ages 0 to 4 years - 50% off / Ages 5 to 12 years - 30% off / Ages 13 to 15 years - 10% off


Tour Itinerary

Gather at the Grasshopper Shop
Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop near Sripoom Corner at 9:15am. The bike tour will depart at 9:30 am sharp. After a quick fitting and briefing we pedal away...

Ride "Sabai, Sabai”
Sabai, sabai is Thai for being chilled out. Meandering the small lanes throughout the old city to visit some of the main sights of old Chiang Mai.

Wat Chiang Man
Wat Chiang Man is Chiang Mai’s oldest temple, built in the auspicious Northeast corner of the old city where the ancient Marble and Crystal Buddha images are enshrined.

The City Navel
The cosmological heart of Chiang Mai is called the City Navel. Visit the Navel Temple with its serene 700 hundred year old white Buddha and the Three Kings Monument.

Wat Chedi Luang
The next stop is Chiang Mai’s grandest monument. Wat Chedi Luang was built to house the ashes of a king and was once the home of the Emerald Buddha (now resident at Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok). It is now the home of the City Pillar and 3 auspicious dipterocarp trees which provide protection to the city.

Tha Phae Gate
On the way towards the old city’s eastern gate we'll wander in and out of many of the city’s quaint lanes. Tha Phae gate was once the entrance through which traders brought their wares into the city. At this beautifully restored gate learn about Chiang Mai's history as a trading hub.

Somphet Market
We'll visit a small open market not far from Tha Phae Gate. Wander through the market learning a bit about Chiang Mai food and taste a few fruits and sweets while you are at it.


What's the Riding Like?

Flat terrain

11km riding

This is a totally chilled out bike ride - easy, easy. The terrain is all flat and where we have to cross any roads this is done together in an organised manner (and Chiang Mai drivers are very polite!)

The tropical sun can be quite fierce, so we recommend you use some sun block or, if you prefer a natural option, sun sleeves for your arms and Buff headwear for your neck. 

Men and Woman need to cover their shoulders to enter temples and mosques. Woman need to cover their knees as well, so If you like to wear shorts when riding, we recommend bringing a sarong to wear for entering a temple or mosque.


Making a Booking

Click on the 'Book this tour' button below or at the top of the page to reserve your place on this tour.

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your place on this tour. Please note that if you cancel the tour within 24 hours of the tour starting your deposit is not refunded. If you change the date of your tour within 24 hours of the tour starting you will need to pay the deposit payment again as we consider this a cancellation. 

This tour departs daily.

Cancellation Policy & Rain

You still need to turn up for the tour if it is raining. It is quite common that it can be raining in one part of the city and not raining in another. So if it's raining at your hotel don't assume it is raining where you will be cycling. Also it is common that the rain falls heavily and for short durations so if it does rain we just wait and continue the tour once the rain stops. We also have plastic rain ponchos for everyone in the case that you do need to ride in the rain. If heavy rains continues until 8:45 am or if there is torrential flooding, you can choose to cancel with full refund or change your tour to another day.

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Starting Time & Meeting Point

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Grasshopper Adventures Shop
87 Bumrung Buri Rd., Prasing, Muang, เชียงใหม่ 50200

Meeting time: 9:15am, to depart at 9:30am sharp.


What our guests tell us...

Just a selection of our great Trip Advisor reviews!

I took the Grasshopper cycle tour around Chiang Mai Temples with my friend. I live in Chiang Mai, but there were still many things that were interesting for me to see and many explanations of things that I wasn't aware of so it was a fun morning outing, and my friend enjoyed it very much. I think that cycling round the Old Town is a fun way to do a tour so I would recommend.

Roath66 October 2015

Grasshopper guides are phenomenal! They take time to plan awesome routes that show you unique parts of Thailand most visitors would have a hard time uncovering on their own.

sashazolley October 2015

My partner and I recently did the Chiang Mai city and Lamphun tours and had a fantastic time on both. We had the same (Thai) guide for both, who was knowledgeable and great fun and certainly knew about how to navigate the back streets of the old centre (!) and gave us more insight and orientation of the city than we could have hoped to find ourselves.

36steveo October 2015

My girlfriend and I booked this tour due to it's great reviews on Tripadvisor and to be honest, THE HYPE IS REAL! We came with very few expectations but were overwhelmed by another side of Bangkok that we had not seen from the Temple tours.

Peter Bangkok Night Bike - August 2015

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