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

    From 1,995 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

Group Departures


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Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1Chiang MaiShewe Wana Boutique Resort and Spa
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

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, Dinner

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, Dinner

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, Dinner

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, Dinner

Distance cycled: ~ 100km / 60mi

Day 8: Mae Cham

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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