Mae Hong Son Highlands Loop

  • A classic rolling highlands loop, one of the best in Thailand
  • The Buddhist temples are serene, yet exquisite in their aesthetics. The intricate paintings and carvings are enough to engulf you in a world of historic events.

Join us for a classic loop of a lifetime in the verdant topography of Thailand’s interiors Mae Hong Son hills, the exquisite Buddhist wats, the nose dripping spicy food to die for and lush paddy gently swaying in the breeze while you pedal along to your next destination across mountains, through deep valleys and riversides, full of local surprises.

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    10 days / 9 nights

  • Start / End

    Chiang Mai / Chiang Mai

  • Price

    As per your size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

Group Departures

PRIVATE TRAVEL

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1Chiang MaiShewe Wana Boutique Resort and Spa
1
2Mae RimCool Downs Resort180km / 48mi
3PaiThe Quarter1100km / 60mi
4 – 5Mae Hong SonFern Resort2100km / 60mi
6Khun YuamMit Khoon Yuam Hotel160km / 36mi
7Mae SariangRiverhouse Hotel1100km / 60mi
8Mae ChamChaem Muang House1100km / 60mi
9Chiang MaiShewe Wana Boutique Resort and Spa
170km / 42mi
10Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Chiang Mai

Arrive at the Chiang Mai airport in Thailand, where a trip leader will meet you and take you to the Mae Taeng Valley, a short distance from the city.  We meet for dinner and get briefed about the upcoming days.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Mae Rim

After the orientation, we head out for a ride into the valley, just so that you can get oriented to the terrain. Mae Rim lies on the northern part of the Chiang Mai district, full of natural off the beaten trails to explore. This is a haven for nature lovers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 80km / 48mi

Day 3: Pai

It’s a winding trail today which takes you to the top and then drops until the Pai. Get ready for a long day on a bike today!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 100km / 60mi

Day 4: Mae Hong Son

Today, you cover a significant distance of 100km. For those whose legs begin to fail them, there is always a back up! You can enjoy the ride from the comfort of the back up vehicle or the cycle. We also come across several villages on the way – perfect to get great photographs of the interiors of Thailand.

We pace out our journey to Mae Hong Son and arrive at this beautiful town surrounded by hills. It is one of the bordering towns with Myanmar in this area. The great part of this is that one gets to see the blend of Burmese and Thai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 100km / 48mi

Day 5: Mae Hong Son

Today you can plan your own day. Spend the day at leisure or take short walk around.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Khun Yuam

This is a rarely visited destination, so you are likely not to encounter many tourists – this is pleasantly aloof from Thailand’s massive influx of tourists and lacks the cosmopolitan influence. Our ride today is a bit undulation and runs in parallel to the border.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi

Day 7: Mae Sariang

After being submerged in nature, we take the cycles and ride to the charming riverside town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 100km / 60mi

Day 8: Mae Cham

Another long day on bike today with fabulous mountain greenery to give company.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 100km / 60mi

Day 9: Chiang Mai

This is the last day for soaking in Thailand’s moutain life. We start early to utilize the full day. There is agricultural land as far as your eyes can see.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi

Day 10: Departure to Chiang Mai Airport

We organize departures from the hotel for your flights from Chiang Mai. If you are planning on extending your trip or making a detour to other parts of the country, do get in touch with us for suggestions.

Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS & MORE

we go the extra mile

Beautiful Hotels

On this Casual Inn tour, experience the best of small boutique hotels at each destination. They are chosen carefully so that you are well rested, get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah! Under circumstances of non-availability of hotel, we will put in equivalent or a better hotel. Any extras at hotel are at your expense.

Quality Bikes

When you have a road and the thrill of a journey ahead of you, it’s imperative to have a good bike to enjoy it. Most of our tours in North Thailand run on some of the best road/hybrid bikes in the cycling tour industry. Upright position, good traction and optimal balance between performance and comfort are some of the characteristics.

Outstanding Food

Local food plays an integral part in experiencing the culture of region and we make sure that you get plenty of this. The inclusion of daily meals is highlighted in detailed itinerary. Drinking water and soft drinks such as juice, tea/coffee is included while riding. Plenty of fresh fruits, cookies and water is provided while cycling.

Charming Guides

Our most visible and perhaps most important role is played by a Trip Leader, the folks who make a trip exciting, comfortable, knowledgeable and who are able to steer you towards the real experience! In most of the trips, we have two guides riding with you. One is leading the group of riders and other is closing at the back.

Comfortable Support Van

A Van follows the group of riders throughout the trip and carries all belongings. If at any point riding seems a little hard, the van takes you for as long or as little as you wish it to. It also provides you refreshments along the way and sometimes a chilled beer.

Guaranteed to Depart Tours

We run most of our tours with minimum 2 people traveling and sometimes even with 1 person, without any extra fee. Rest assured, your trip is always guaranteed to depart. If for some reasons you don’t wish to join a tour then you can always transfer to another trip or we’ll give you a credit which you can settle against any future trip.

Entrance Fees & Transportation

Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, temples & other exclusive events and transportation from rendezvous to final drop-off is always included in your tour price. Our tour designers give as much focus on non-cycling activity as on cycling.

Deep Local Knowledge & Presence

Presence of operations in Cambodia, local associations at Thailand and ad-hoc field network allows us to leverage local know-how and deliver on what is promised to you without any culture and communications barrier.

Singles Friendly

It is applicable in cases where you want to opt for a room alone or we don’t find a room partner. In other cases, we will try to club you with another person, preferably of same sex.