MAESA VALLEY HIKING AND BIKING

Duration: FULL DAY (8.00-17.30)
Departures: From Chiang Mai, every day, all year round
Activities: hiking on forest trails, cross country cycling on rural roads and trails (30-40km)
Fitness Level: Suitable for participants in good fitness condition!

Trip overview

One of our most popular trips this Hike and Bike tour covers a lot of ground! This begins with a three hour trek through stunning jungle and bamboo forest as well as a visit to a Karen hill tribe village. Finish the trek at a beautiful waterfall where you can enjoy the view and soak your feet in the cool water while eating a delicious Thai style lunch with fresh fruit on the side. After lunch, we start the cycling portion of the trip! Ride through lush, green rice fields, past golden temples and enjoy some long, gentle down hills on this afternoon ride in the Mae-Sa valley.

Itinerary

08.00 Meeting at your Chiang Mai hotel and transfer to Mae Sa valley. (1 hour).
09.00 Arrival at the trek starting point, where we begin a beautiful nature walk in the forest. Begin of the trail is up a steep hill to a summit, and trek down through some pristine forest. We hike by two different hill tribe villages where your guide can give information on their culture and traditions.
12.00-12.30 Transfer to a nearby waterfall for a Thai style lunch
14.00 Start our cycling trip, here from the waterfall, going mostly downhill on a paved road. Then ride through small alleys and rural roads of Mae Sa valley. Possibility to ride a few off road trails also.
16.00 End of the ride. We finish our riding in Mae Sa valley, where you can clean up and change clothing.
16.30 Transfer back to Chiang Mai and drop off at your hotel (arrival around 17.30).

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Pricing

Join and private trip: THB 1,900 / person (BEST SELLER DAY TRIP!)

Included

  • Tour as per above itinerary. Transportation by covered pick-up truck
  • Quality TREK brand Mountain-Bikes, with 24 gears and front suspension
  • We provide cycling helmets and water bottle
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide and driver/mechanic
  • Thai food lunch, picnic style, by a refreshing waterfall (or local restaurant during rain season)
  • Drinking water and snacks
  • Park entrance fees

Not Included

  • Beverages, tips or gratuities, and optional tours
  • Personal expenses, meals not mentioned

General Information

What to bring on this day trip
For the trekking part, you will need a day pack which you carry on the hike. Bring personal items for the day as suncream, sunglasses, a hat or cap, camera, etc… Please bring a good hiking pack that fits comfortably as you will use this backpack for cycling in the afternoon also.
Bring a short or a swimsuit if you want to refresh in the waterfall (A must during hot season!)
Footwear: hiking shoes with hard soles, which can also be used later for the cycling part.
We recommend a padded short and cycling gloves for the cycling section.
Please wear a sport outfit for this day, bring a raincoat during the raining season and a fleece in cool season.
Take a good suncream, especially during the hot season (can be purchased in Chiang Mai)

What is provided
We provide 24 gears TREK brand mountain-bikes. We carry models 3900 and 4300 TREK in different frame size, helmets and a water bottles. We provide also drinking water during the activities and participants can always purchase soft drinks at local shops.

Season
This trip is operated all year long. Best season is from October to end of February, when it’s the coolest. During raining season from June to September the nature is beautiful lush green. Strong tropical storms pattern but it rarely rain all day. March through May is the dry season, and temperature is very hot. The nature is not lush green and sometime it can be hazy. (Refer to our season page).

More info

  • Trip suitable for large groups, please contact us for quote!
  • All programs subject to our general conditions.
  • We can organize a deluxe lunch at nearby hotel upon request (additional cost).

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