Full day bike tour from Chiang Mai, Thailand
Cycle along the foothills of Doi Suthep, a bike tour for those who just want a nice bike ride in nature. You will see local life, forests and paddy fields as well as some lesser known parts of Chiang Mai. This bike tour runs from Chiang Mai.

Let's hop on a bike and go for a ride! This bike tour is just the one for the person who wants to have a late start to the day then get out for some exercise in the afternoon. Starting from the historic old city of Chiang Mai, cycle out to the forested foothills of Doi Suthep.

Further on, pedal along some of Chiang Mai's newest, slickest bike lanes to bike a forest-covered bicycle trail up to the Teung Tao Creek Reservoir. After a spin around the lake get off the bike to sit down for some shoreside lunch and perhaps a swim if you brought your suit. On the way back cycle through rice paddies and vegetable gardens on small back lanes and alleys to experience a bit of the non-touristy part of Chiang Mai. The bicycle tour ends where it began at the Grasshopper Shop in Chiang Mai.

Please Note: Thailand day tours will not operate April 13th  to 15th over the annual Songkran (water festival) holidays. We will resume tours April 16th after our guides have enjoyed a well-deserved break. Sorry for any inconvenience and enjoy the celebrations!

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Tour details

฿2100 THB

1 day duration

39 km distance

Difficulty: Mild-Moderate

Tour code: GHCR15

Deposit payment:
50% of the tour price


Tour Features & Inclusions

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Nice Ride

This bike tour uses top quality, well maintained Merida mountain bikes with a water bottle and helmet are provided.

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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.

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Great Eats

A delicious local lunch is included. Snacks, fruit and clean water are also provided throughout the tour.

Small group cycling tours

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

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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

Chiang Mai Nature Ride

Gather at the Grasshopper Shop
Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Chiang Mai Shop near Chiang Mai Gate at 9:45 am. The bike tour will depart at 10:00 am sharp. After a quick bicycle fitting and briefing the bike tour is off.

Cycle to the Hills
From our bike tour shop in Chiang Mai’s old city, we cycle west through the city of Chiang Mai and Chiang Mai University towards Doi Suthep eventually biking along wooded lanes at the foot of Doi Suthep.

Huay Tueng Tao Creek Reservoir
Pedaling along dedicated bike lanes, the tour enters a bicycle park with tree covered paths. Here is where we begin the gradual climb up to the Tueng Tao Creek Reservoir. After a cycling around the reservoir, we stop for a lakeside lunch. If you brought a swimming suit, then you can jump in the lake too.

Bike back to Chiang Mai
Biking down the mountain you get a chance to use your brakes a bit. Cycling east to the banks of the Ping River, pedaling through rice fields and vegetable gardens while making our way back to old city of Chiang Mai, cycling on back lanes and alleyways.

Back at the Shop
The bike tour ends in the late afternoon. All bikers get a cold drink at the Grasshopper Shop before saying farewell.


What's the Riding Like?

Mostly easy with some hills

Some hilly terrain

Country lanes and roads

39km riding

Cycling through Chiang Mai the terrain is flat, however once the bike tour leaves the city there are some moderate hill climbs, on country roads and bike paths. On the return to the city we cycle through village lanes and alleyways.

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.

Don't forget to bring a bathing suit if you wish to swim at Tueng Tao Creek as well.


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 alternates days with Chiang Mai Countryside by Bike. 

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Please Note: Thailand day tours will not operate April 13th  to 15th over the annual Songkran (water festival) holidays. We will resume tours April 16th after our guides have enjoyed a well-deserved break. Sorry for any inconvenience and enjoy the celebrations!

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 12:00pm 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

Grasshopper Adventures Shop
87 Bumrung Buri Rd., Prasing, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Meeting time: 9:45am, to depart at 10:00am sharp.

For Assistance Phone: +66 617 402 233

Between Chiang Mai Gate and Wat Sai Moon Burma Temple across from the large Bayan Tree

Between Chiang Mai Gate and Wat Sai Moon Burma Temple across from the large Bayan Tree


What our guests tell us...

Just a selection of our great reviews!

What made it truly great and memorable was the 2 outstanding guides I had with me who were personable, friendly, and accommodating. It was my first day in Chiang Mai but they made it somehow feel like I had been there a long time. I got to know their story, got to experience and try local authentic Thai cuisine for the first time, and got to experience their culture while sharing aspects of my own. … I'm glad to have had this opportunity and if/when I ever return to Chiang Mai, I'm going to book another tour with this company.

Aal1812January 2018

Quite a change leaving the busy city, visiting more quiet and green countryside. Excellent mountain bikes!

Dirk987654321 December 2018

We booked the Chiang Mai Nature cycle tour very last minute … This wasn’t the first Grasshopper tour we have done and it definitely maintained our high impression of them.

GregFebruary 2018

We had an incredible trip!! The cycling was fun, the scenery amazing, the food was delicious. We learned about the history and the culture. Great fun!!! Highly recommended!

622angsaDecember 2018

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