Bangkok to Chiang Mai Bike Tour

  •  Your tryst with rural Thailand. The trip ensures that you get a peek inside local life of hinterland Thailand, ride by the paddy fields and get to see the ancient Wats of the country
  • 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 journey of a lifetime – with charming toothless smile of an old fruit seller, the disarming attitude of the villagers, the verdant topography of Thailand’s interiors, 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. Let the Thai smile shower you with love!

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    7 days / 6 nights

  • Start / End

    Bangkok / Chiang Mai

  • Price

    Casual Inns: From $1,595 pp dbl. occ.
    The price is indicative and may vary due to size of group, accommodation, time of year you travel

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1Bangkok to AyutthayaRamada Plaza130km / 18mi
2Nakhon SawanKameo170km / 42mi
3Kamphang PhetBonito Chinos180km / 48mi
4SukothaiNavarat Heritage170km / 42mi
5UttaraditLegendha160km / 36mi*
6LampangSeeharaj170km / 42mi
7Chiang Mai70km / 42mi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok to Ayutthaya

Start with a short shuttle transfer from Bangkok to Bang Pa-In. Visit the former summer palace of King Chulalongkornand here and then ride along the Chao Phraya River. The landscape offers amazing insights into hinterlands. Continue riding and arrive at Ayutthaya. Today visit some of the classic highlights of Ayutthaya.

At night, we can choose to eat at the in-house restaurant, or head to get a taste of local fare. If your palate is new to Thai food, start with the more popular green curry and rice. Be well rested for the next morning, as we start our Thai adventure with a slightly longer day of cycling.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi

Day 2: Nakhon Sawan

A long ride today through the interior countryside. Along the way, marvel at 60ft long reclining Buddha in Ang Thong.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi

Day 3: Kamphang Phet

Today expect to see the hinterland whitewashed with bright green hues of paddy and fruit plantations.

It is not uncommon to see water buffaloes ambling in a row making their way to the rice fields.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 80km / 48mi

Day 4: Sukothai

The paddy fields cling onto the side of the village road for almost the entire way. The ride is mostly on flat roads, with occasional dips and climbs, which add to the interest for a cyclist. Today, you cover a significant distance. 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. The locals are quite friendly and don’t be surprised if you are invited in a home for a cup of tea (or red Fanta).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi*

Day 5: Uttaradit

Our ride is through areas replete with vegetation – rice fields, papaya and garlic being the most prominent.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi

Day 6: Lampang

Brace for an undulating ride today through a rich green valley, unfolding one dramatic scenery after another. Hilltop farming to teak plantations, bamboo huts by the river and elephants lazily relaxing in the river- this is Thailand at its most authentic best! After being submerged in nature, we take the cycles and ride along the river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi

Day 7: Chiang Mai

The ride is extremely refreshing as the crisp morning air and clear skies welcome you on the road. We reach Chiang Mai by afternoon. You can plan to visit visit some of the classic highlights of Chiang Mai by walk: Wats (temples) like Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep; Patara Elephant farm where you can bathe, feed and ride bareback elephants and gentle giants.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Distance cycled: ~ 70km / 42mi