Chiang Mai Countryside Bike Tour
See temples, walk through markets and ride through foothills.
Explore temple caves
Take scenic routes around Chiang Mai’s rural areas
- Trip Duration: 9hs
- Available Languages: English
- Pickup & drop off to your hotel
- Instant Confirmation
- Food and/or beverages
- Special gear and equipment
- Certified tour guide / instructor
Some things are best explored on two wheels, and the countryside of the old city of Chiang Mai is definitely one of them. Breathe in the fresh air of the mountainous province from aboard a bicycle and get up close and personal with its sights, sounds and vibrant culture.
You'll bike through the silent streets and lanes, undisturbed as you zip by the ancient city wall towards the sacred temples. When you use a bike, you get to cover more ground, getting into all the interesting nooks and crannies that a car could never hope to fit into. Chat with friends and take a break along the village market with some simple but filling Thai food. Enjoy biking through the Ping River and pass through stunning scenery before arriving at a charming wood-carving village in Ban Tawai. Make your way to the forest temple, Wat Umong, and explore the caves within this 700-year-old site.
The trip continues along the main road towards another market, where you can alight from your bike and spend some time walking through the stalls, looking for special souvenirs to take home.
Meeting time: 8:15am, to depart at 8:30am sharp.
- Gather at the meeting point, undergo bike fitting and briefing
- Cycle to the railway station
- Arrive at Lamphun
- Cycle to Wat Phra That Hariphunchai
- Cycle across the countryside
- Lunch in the village market
- Arrive at Wat Ban Tawai
- Bike to the market
- Cycle to the foothills of Doi Suthep
- Arrive at Wat Umong
- Bike back to the city
There's great delight in riding a bike through quiet streets, and just feeling like you're one of the few people left who can experience such a thing. As a nature lover, the entire tour just made me so happy. For those who have never experienced it before, riding by bike is more rewarding than by car!