Your journey will start at 8:00 a.m. at the meeting point. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to the activity.
This Tour will get you to the very highlights of Chiang Mai and takes you to the best places, off the tourist track, while learning about the city.
What you will see:
You will have a smooth start along the banks of the Ping River so you can get used to your bike.
During the tour you will get an introduction of the Thai culture. Your guide will explain you the importance of Buddhism in Thai culture. Along the way we will also stop at a former leprosarium which has now become a home for the elderly and a rehabilitation center for the disabled. You will also discover beautiful traditional teak houses and c say hello to the Thai men fishing in the Ping River. You will stop for a rest for a rest ina beautiful park. You will get some fruit and a cool drink under the shade of a 100-year-old trees. From there your guide will lead you to explore the ancient city of Wiang Khum Kham which dates back to the 13th Century. Just excavated in the 1980s after being buried under mud from the river, most of the sites are ruined chedis, however, there are two working temples that can be visited. We re-enter Chiang Mai's old city through Tha Pae Gate and stop at Somphet market to have a look at the local fresh herbs that make northern Thai food so special. As you mingle with locals buying their dinner ingredients, your guide will tell you the names of the fruits, herbs and vegetables, and, of course let you taste some of them.
Highlights of the day:
-Total cycling distance: 25 km
-Biking difficulty is 1/5
*Please note that the price includes:
-City bike / child bike (tag-along bikes and rear child seats are also available.)
-English speaking cycling guide
*Please note the following information:
-Pick up at your hotel can be provided at an extra charge.
-A support vehicle is nearby to provide water and snacks
-There is no minimum age to join this tour
-Children aged from 5 to 11 receive a 20% discount
-Children under 5 years old are FOC
-To request a private tour - Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
-During the tour you will visit temples which are considered a place of worship. Please wear a shirt with sleeves and shorts that cover the knees to show respect in these sacred places. Alternatively, you can bring a sarong to wrap around yourself during the temple visits.
-This cycle tour is suited for all riders, including families.
-The itinerary might be adjusted to be sure not to miss important cultural events.