Exploring Northern Thailand’s Highlights: E-Bike Journey from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Get ready for an amazing cycling trip through northern Thailand, starting in Chiang Rai. We’ll begin by visiting the famous White Temple and exploring the lively night market. Then, we’ll hop on our e-bikes and head to Chiang Dao mountain for stunning views. As we pedal through Pha Daeng National Park, you’ll see impressive limestone cliffs and beautiful waterfalls.

Our journey continues through the scenic landscapes of Maetang before we reach Chiang Mai, known for its delicious food and peaceful surroundings. We’ll go on a food tour to taste local dishes and explore the city outskirts on a leisurely bike ride. Our e-bikes make it easy to visit attractions like botanical gardens and the spiritual site of Doi Suthep.

This tour offers a perfect mix of adventure and culture, allowing you to connect with locals, enjoy breathtaking scenery, and create lasting memories. With 313 km (194 mi) of riding, our e-bikes make it easy to tackle the hilly terrain of northern Thailand. Whether you want a challenge or a relaxed ride, our e-bikes can adjust to your preference.

We’ve designed this tour to include mostly paved roads with some uphill sections and rolling hills. If you want more details, just ask our team for an elevation profile.

EARLY RIDER PRIZE: Book one of the first 4 departures and enjoy a 5% discount on the tour price.*
*Offer not valid for private, family, or self-guided tours. Cannot be combined with other discounts, trip credit, or special offers.

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Highlights

  • Bike through the scenic rural landscapes of northern Thailand
  • Discover Chiang Rai’s must-see attractions, from white temples to vibrant night markets
  • Ride through lush forests and national parks to reach Chiang Mai city
  • Indulge in the flavors of Northern Thailand on a guided city food tour
  • Hike up the iconic Doi Suthep in the early morning to avoid crowds
  • Experience stunning Buddhist landmarks and breathtaking views on a bike tour

 

Whats Included:

  • Enjoy 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, and 6 Dinners
  • Stay 6 nights in cozy accommodations
  • Receive healthy snacks, local treats, fruits, and water during rides
  • Use high-quality, well-maintained pedal-assist e-bikes and helmets for your journey
  • Benefit from a knowledgeable local guide
  • Have full vehicle support throughout the trip
  • All ticket and entry costs are covered in the itinerary
  • Receive a custom country-themed jersey and water bottle as keepsakes

Itinerary idea in detail

This tour can be conducted by motorcycle or by car. Please contact us for more details.

  • 1

    Welcome to Chiang Rai! Let’s meet in the lobby at 10 am to start our tour. We’ll explore the city by riding along the Kok river. We’ll pass through beautiful countryside, with coffee and tea plantations, local villages, and fields along the river.

    We’ll stop at the pineapple market, where they sell fresh produce from nearby farms. After our ride, we’ll return to the hotel. You’ll have the afternoon free. Tonight, we’ll have a tasty Thai dinner after walking around the Night Bazaar.

  • 2

    In the morning, we’ll ride through fields and backroads. We’ll visit Akha Mino Roastery, a local coffee place, where we’ll learn how they make coffee and try it. We’ll also have lunch there.

    After lunch, we’ll ride to the White Temple, Wat Rong Khun, which looks like it’s made of ice. It’s a special Thai building you’ll like. Then, we’ll take the van back to our hotel. You can relax for the rest of the day at the resort.

  • 3

    In the morning, we’ll take a short van ride to Bha Tai Pier. Then, we’ll hop on a longtail boat and cruise up the Kok river to Tha Ton district. It’s a good time to relax and enjoy the views while your guide tells you about the area.

    Once we arrive, we’ll grab our bikes and ride through Thailand’s countryside, passing through local villages and green fields.

    After lunch, we’ll drive to Chiang Dao, a mountain town. In the evening, we’ll have a tasty dinner with fresh local food and maybe a cold beer.

  • 4

    Today, we’re heading to the mountains of Northern Thailand! First, we’ll take a short ride to the Araksa Tea Plantations for a cup of their best tea. Then, we’ll explore the Mae Taeng district on our bikes. There will be some hills, but our e-bikes will help us out. If you need a break, our van is there for support. Finally, we’ll take a short ride to our destination.

  • 5

    Let’s ride our bikes to Chiang Mai! Today’s route is mostly downhill, and then it’s easy riding along flat roads by the Ping River.

    When we get to Chiang Mai, we’ll check into our nice resort. In the afternoon, we’ll join a cooking class to learn how to make traditional northern Thai food. You’ll get to eat what you cook and learn how to make tasty Thai dishes to share with your family and friends later.

  • 6

    Today, we’ll explore around Chiang Mai on bikes, biking through the countryside and past temples to a botanical garden.

    After touring the garden, we’ll head back to the hotel along pretty roads. You can relax by the pool or get a Thai massage before our evening plan.

    Tonight is our last night, so we’ll go on a food tour of the city. We’ll try local dishes like curry, papaya salad, pad thai, and mango sticky rice. Get ready for tasty food and meeting friendly locals!

  • 7

    On our final day, have a good breakfast before we start cycling up to Doi Suthep from your hotel. This mountain is to the west of the city.

    We’ll go up quickly, following the main road and stopping along the way to enjoy the view. Our cycling ends at the main temple, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.

    This temple has beautiful views over the city and countryside. We’ll take some time to enjoy it before heading back to the vans with a cup of mountain-grown coffee. The tour ends at noon, which is also checkout time.

    If you need a ride to the airport or want to explore more, just let our customer service team know, and they’ll help you out.

Accommodation options

The price in the itinerary includes the suggested accommodation, but Amazing Bike Tours can be customized to fit your preferences and budget. A specialist can help you choose the best accommodation option for you.

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