This is the best way to tour Thailand's north, cycling from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
Start off in Thailand’s busy capital, Bangkok, before riding through the ancient kingdoms of Sukhothai and Chiang Mai. Explore the highlights of the rural north on two-wheels and immerse yourself in the country’s early history along the way. Among many other cultural and historic sites of note, this back-country cycle route takes you past Thailand's tallest mountain, Doi Inthanon, through small Thai villages and the imposing walled city of Lamphun.
With smiling locals cheering you on, you will discover a great deal about the northern reaches of this exciting country on two wheels, topping off a memorable bike adventure with your arrival in the city of Chiang Mai.
This is a fulfilling bike tour that will leave you with new cherished memories of your journey from one great Thai city to another, through back roads and byways, with plenty of sights, smells, delicious food and highlights discovered best on two wheels.
326 Km riding. This ride is a mixture of flat terrain with a few days of rolling hills. Most of the trip is on rural back roads and occasionally on dirt roads and highways. This ride is achievable by anyone who can ride a bike for the distances involved (and if not just jump in the air conditioned support vehicle for a rest).
For tours commencing from Dec 20 to Jan 5, and Apr 13-16 there is a peak season surcharge of 15% on the price of this tour due to hotel rate increases at this time of year.
Cycle country roads along the Yom River and visit local artisans who weave gold into cloth and make pottery.
Explore the ancient kingdom of Sukhothai with a ride through the Historical Park to visit ruins on the way to Ramkhamhaeng National Park.
Join locals in the rice fields and visit their workplaces to check out some fascinating craftsmanship.
Ride to the ancient Kingdom of Hariphunchai then an artisan village before arriving in Chiang Mai.
WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT
At Grasshopper Adventures, we strive not only to deliver excellent cycling opportunities, but also to create unique opportunities for an authentic connection with local life and culture. On this tour, you will have several chances to get an up-close look at various Thai village industries as you visit local artisans and even help out in the rice fields. Along the way, you will also stop at plenty of intricate temples and ancient ruins, and with the expertise of your guide, you’ll learn about the history of the land you are cycling. All of this comes together to create a satisfying and mind-opening experience.