Evening Bike Tour in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Spend a magical evening cycling the maze of small back lanes, exploring Chiang Mai's old city, famous temples and monuments. Wrap up the night sampling street food with a night market food tour.
This bike tour runs in Chiang Mai.
Enjoy Chiang Mai in the coolness of the evening, cycle the quiet back alleys of the old city to visit some of Chiang Mai's top landmarks. Chiang Mai’s old city is serenely beautiful with illuminated temples, chanting monks, the ancient city wall, and colourful night markets. The bike tour ends with a street food tasting tour in the night market.
All our trips are well researched for maximum safety and a great experience, so as much as possible we cycle back roads and alleyways to avoid the traffic and give you a personal experience of Chiang Mai’s neighbourhoods. Our guides are well trained and extremely safety conscious, and the team provides everything you need including top quality bikes, a professionally trained guide, bike lights and, in the very unlikely event you need it, insurance.
If you are looking for a unique experience in Chiang Mai, this is it!
0.5 day duration
14 km distance
50% of tour price
Tour Features & Inclusions
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Top quality, well maintained Merida mountain bikes with a water bottle and helmet are provided.
We bike with you to some of Chiang Mai’s top must-see attractions but without the throngs of tourists. Visit Wat Loke Molee to hear the monks chant, Thapae Gate, Wat Chedi Luang, end the bike tour with street food tasting at Chiang Mai Gate Market.
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.
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.
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
Gather at the Grasshopper Shop
Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop near Chiang Mai Gate at 5:45pm. The bike tour will depart at 6:00 pm sharp. After a quick fitting and briefing we pedal away...
Cycle "Sabai, Sabai” to Tha Pae Gate
Sabai, Sabai is Thai for being chilled out. On the way towards Chiang Mai’s old city eastern gate, Thapae Gate, we'll cycle the old city’s quaint lanes. At this beautifully restored gate learn about Chiang Mai's history as a trading hub.
Three Kings Monument and Wat Inthakin
Pedaling the twisting streets of the old city the next stop is Wat Intakhin with its serene 700 hundred-year-old white Buddha and the Three Kings Monument where you will hear about Chiang Mai’s found fathers.
Wat Lok Molee
Cycle to the city moat. Leaving the bikes by the side of the moat, walk across to Wat Lok Molee with its beautifully illuminated stupa and ornate wooden prayer hall. At this time of day you have a good chance of hearing the monks chanting their prayers.
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 trees which provide protection to the city.
Street Food at Chiang Mai Gate Market
For the last stop a little food tour of the Chiang Mai Gate Market. Walking through the market your guide with point out the different types of street food available. After selecting a some street food to sample sit down with a drink with your guide and enjoy the night market atmosphere.
Return to the Grasshopper Shop
It is really just hop, skip and jump from the Chiang Mai Gate Market to the Grasshopper Shop, but we will ride our bikes anyway. After finishing the tour you can always go back to the market to explore more of the street food delicacies.
The tour usually takes 3-4 hours but this is variable by group. Dinner is not included in the tour but we do include some fun and tasty snacks in little food tour at Chiang Mai Gate Market. We are usually back at the Grasshopper Adventures shop by 10 pm.
What's the Riding Like?
This is a totally chilled out bike tour - 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!)
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 Monday to Saturday
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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What our guests tell us...
Just a selection of our great reviews!
We enjoyed an excellent tour of the back alleyways, temples and cultural landmarks of Chiang Mai. Our guides, Bard and Boy, spoke good English and were full of interesting stories of the culture and history of Chiang Mai. Bikes, helmets and water was provided along with a delicious meal that sampled Chiang Mai street food. The guides paid special attention to safety. Very highly recommended.
Boy provided a fantastic cycling experience in the Chiang Mai historic district. Bikes and helmets were in terrific order. Pace was terrific for slow cyclists such as myself. We went to a number of temples, one of the city gates, and sampled some local cuisine. Thanks so much for a terrific tour! We'll certainly look into your tours in other cities.
I signed up for this because I had an amazing experience with the Bangkok Grasshopper tour. This one didnt disappoint … These bike rides I've found to be the best wsy to get acclimated to and absorb a city and figure out what you want to do. Its also great because the guides are all locals so they'll help you weed through all the food, bars, clubs, attractions etc. And pick only the best (what the locals would do or go to).
So much fun! Our guide Jao was fun and very informative. We did the night bike tour which was perfect- streets weren’t so crowded and it wasn’t hot. This was the perfect way to see some of Chiang Mai’s cultural landmarks
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