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NORTHERN THAILAND CYCLING

Summary

Trip Profile: Our Northern Thailand Cycling trip from Bangkok to the northern part of Thailand through the Death railway in Kanchan buri in the west, northward to Sukhothai Kingdom before reach the northern cities of Thailand like Chiang Mai , Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle, where the Mekong River marks the borders of Thailand, Burma, and Laos. Then back to Bangkok via Ayutthaya, Ancient capital of Thailand.
Heading West to some small scenic village to see the rural life, riding through the spectacular limestone mountains. We follow wonderful trails and backroads that have little traffic and fantastic scenery. we visit Doi Mae Salong, in a unique Chinese village. Back to Chiang Rai on bus for riding to the east to Golden Triangle, follow the Mekong river cycle down to Chiang Khong and southward to Ayutthaya via stunning scenery and back to Bangkok , ending point of the Journey.
This trip is combination between discovery and challenging cycling , 17 day is not short trip especially for some people have poor time , but you all will have a lot of fun on two wheels.

Departure Dates Guaranty start with minimum 2 pepple .
Total Distance 1000+ km
Number of cycling days  14 day of cycling
Group Size Maximum 15 people
Support All buses with A/C and experienced Driver, one 16 seats regarding group size of less 6; one 25 seats of less 12 or two 16 seats regarding group size of less 12; and one 25 seats plus a luggage van for group size of up to 24.
Road Surface  Mostly rural,small,rolling hill, undulating .follows asphalt roads, dirt road passing the countryside and the rice field. The back road along the river and village is small but good enough for cycling, less busy. A little bit sandy. A little bit sandy, narrow road, tiny lane, rural road along river side and concrete road
Biking guide Experienced English speaking-biking guides with enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Biking guides are first aid qualified and can maintain bikes. Their role is to deliver a safe and enjoyable tour to the clients, they manage the group, co-ordinate the driver and support vehicle, buy snacks and fruit along the way, look out for clients needs. They are cultural guides as well as pure biking…
Accommodation  Hotels range from standard to superior classes, 3 star and 4 star hotel, guesthouse in some remote areas.
Food Included (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
Entrance fees Included
Boat & ferry Included
Snacks, fresh fruits, water Provided (daily)
Safety Our people take the best cares & safety for your trip. The first aid kits are provided.
Photo taking You can stop wherever you want for 'Kodak moment'!
Cycling pace Are you a beginner or professional biker? we all care with our best efforts to make your trip superb. Enjoy your riding speed from 10km per hour up to as many more as you can.
Climate Biking all year-round
What is not included Travel insurance, personal expenses, Tip( recommend 5 usd/day/person) alcoholic drinks, flight ticket to/from Thailand, Thailand...and what is not mentioned as above itinerary

Itinerary

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Day 1: BANGKOK - WELOCOME TO BANGKOK
Vietnam Adventure Cycling Tour guide will be at the airport for pick you up and transfer to hotel for checking in. free and leisure . in the afternoon we will spend a bit time for bike fitting before welcome dinner. Our guide will briefing the general information for our journey .overnight in Bangkok. Activities :

  • Bike fitting
  • Meals: welcome Dinner.
  • Accommodation :rembrandt sukhumvit hotel or similar .


Day 2: BANGKOK - KANCHANA BURI
Good morning! Your guide from the team at Vietnam Adventure Cycling will meet you at your hotel to make your transfer of the busy city. This takes around two hours. Your bike will be ready and waiting when you arrive at the starting point. Soon we’re cycling on paved country roads, through small villages, seeing the beauty of Thailand. There are rice fields, gardens, Buddhist (Theravada) pagodas and friendly Thai people to make it a special day. We stop for drinks of water as we cycle along the riverbank until we see the death railway. It was built during the Second World War by Allied prisoners of war and Asian workers. The Japanese military wished to construct a strategic route through to Myanmar, in spite of the great human cost. Later, we visit the elephant world complex – a real treat for people who haven’t met these giants before – then head to our beautiful resort on the river. How do you like it? People say it’s really good. Activities :

  • 60 km cycling
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation : Tara River Kwai resort or similar


Day 3: KANCHANABURI - UTHAI THANI
After breakfast ,we will do 1hour transfer out of the city to the cycling point . we will cycling on the dirt road through some remote area passing cassava , corn farm, stop for water and try some local fruit. Keep paddling along the quite country road to the lunch stop. The road will be rolling a bit from lunch to our beautiful hotel.Dinner and overnight in the hotel. Activities :

  • 80 km cycling
  • Meals:breakfast ,lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation :Uthaithani resort or similar


Day 4: UTHAI THANI - KAMPHAENG PHET
The easy day will start with the cycling from the peaceful and quiet resort hidden near the town center crossing a small bridge to the other side of the river follow Sakae Krang River to Chao Praya river continue cycling along the river on the country road is best ride to enjoy seeing the REAL Thailand, the countryside, the villages. We stop for lunch in Nakhon Sawan at the restaurant on the riverside overlooking the intersection of Ping and Nan river (to become Chao Praya River). After we done 80 cycling we get on the van and transfer on the highway 1 to Kamphaeng Phet. Overnight at the Riverside Resort overlooking Ping River.. Activities :

  • 80 km cycling
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch.Dinner
  • Accommodation :navarat heritage hotel or similar


Day 5: KAMPHAENG PHET - SUKHOTHAI
After the breakfast at the hotel the bike will be ready and waiting for you in front of the resort .We cycle to Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park it is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns, from the hotel. We will spend around 1hours to discover the temples, then cycling to lunch . After that we keep cycling on quiet countryside road along Ramkhampaeng National Park. We reach Sukho Thai, founded in 1,238AD was the capital of Thai empire for 140 years before moving to Ayuthaya. And before we cycle to the hotel we will spend time to Visit the temples in SukhoThai Historical Park .Overnight in SukhoThai. Activities :

  • 85 km cycling
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation : Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort & Spa or similar .


Day 6: SUKHOTHAI - CHIANG MAI
From the hotel We cycle through one of the best scenery in the rural of Thailand. The scenery keep changing through the sugar cane farm, the villages, the rice field and the mountain view. Today we have packed lunch as there is no local restaurant in this remote area. After lunch we cycle through the beautiful and quiet jungle. The road is getting rolling a bit when we get closer to the finish point . jump on the bus and transfer to Chieng Mai. Dinner and overnight in Chieng Mai. Activities:

  • 90 km cycling
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Kiri hotel or similar.


Day 7: CHIANG MAI - FREEDAY
Rest day . you all will free to discover the beautiful city, the largest city in northern of Thailand Activities:

  • no cycling
  • Meals: breakfast,
  • Accommodation: kiri hotel or similar.


Day 8: CHIANG MAI - CHAI PRAKAN
we will do an hour transfer out of city at beginning to the cycling point . We cycle along the singletrack through a scenic teak forest to our lunch spot at refreshing water fall. Today ride is real challenge for mountain biker as we climb some outstanding mountain cut by the local hill tribes .we ride dirt road through rice fields . Along the way we will meet Akha,Lisu,Palaung people .the colorful for Palaung are recent migrants and we will see their women adorned with the heavy brass waistband working in the fields. Dinner and overnight in Chai Prakan . Activities:

  • 60 km cycling
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation: AnTon Hotel or similar.


Day 9: CHAI PRAKAN - DOI MEA SALONG
The easy will start after the breakfast at the hotel and we will start our journey . Today's ride is flat compare with next few day. We will ride along back road though the village where the farmer working in their rice paddies and orchards. continue to riding through the village to Malika for the local lunch .jump on the bus and transfer to Doi Mea Salong locatet at 1400m hight from the sea level , and it just 6 km away from Burmar borderline. dinner and overnight in the beautifu hotel in doi salong . Activities:

  • 70 km cycling
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Phu Chaisai Resort & Spa or similar.


Day 10: DOI MEA SALONG - CHIENG RAI
spending more time in Doi Mea salong because of the friendly local ethnic people and stunnning landscape which natural have offer,will be great choice for you all after few long day of cycling.leaving the hotel at noon for a short transfer to Chiang Rai and visit the white, and the blue pagoda before the hotel .overnight in chiang rai . Activities:

  • no cycling
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation: The Heritage Chiang Rai Hotel and Convention,


Day 11: CHIANG RAI - GOLDEN TRIANGLE
Breakfast at the hotel. We will cycle along undulating with some flat section passing Rubber plantation, the rice paddies where the water buffalo plow through the field or sowing seed into the earth by farmer. We will finish our cycling day at the ancient temple in Chaing Saon ,south of golden triangle ,jump on the van and transfer to lodge lodge in the middle of H’MONG village with the spectacular view of the pristine valley. Free to relax or wander through village to experience the local daily life of the villagers in the community Activities:

  • 86 km cycling .
  •  Meal :Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner.
  • Accommodation:The Imperial Golden Triangle Resort or similar.


Day 12: GOLDEN TRIANGLE - CHIENG KHON
Your day will start from the hotel cycle down south along the smooth country road to the small concrete road through some small village will help you all to discover the real country living life in the north of thailand. We will have a local lunch before reach our beautiful hotel in Chiang Khon. Dinner and overnight in Chieng Khong Activities:

  • 72 km cycling
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation:Fortune Riverview Hotel or similar.


Day 13: CHIENG KHON - CHIANG KHAM
Today is the hard day so make sure that you have a big breakfast and be ready. We cycle along the borderline you will see Laos from Thailand Side ,continue to ride through the highlight of the trip, the road is undulating with some flat section but mostly up hill, and we have to reach 1400 meter high before downhill. Working hard will be paid off ,we will spend time and have a picnic lunch on the top of the mountain with the spectacular view .enjoy your downhill and easy ride in the afternoon before reach your beautiful resort in the middle of the rice paddies where the water buffalo plow through the field or sowing seed into the earth by farmer. Dinner and overnight in Chieng Kham. Activities:

  • 88 km cycling
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation: chiang kham grand villa or similar.


Day 14: CHIANG KHAM - PHRAE
We will start our day right after the breakfast from the hotel. we will leaving the border behind and cycle deeper inland into Thailand the road is rolling there are some hill but really small and mostly down so you will have a great day on the bicycle , just paddling and whistling and enjoy the untouch scenery along the road , have lunch and continue to hit the road until we reach 80km . then jump on the van and transfer to Phrae for overnight . Activities:

  • 80 km cycling
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Huern Na Na Hotel or similar.


Day 15: PHRAE - NAKHON SAWAN
your day will start with 3 hours transfer to cycling point,we will ride on the smooth road to the tiny concrete road follo the small river , Yom river , which supply the water for whole farm in this area . have a local lunch and continue cycle through some villages before reach Nakhon Sawan. dinner and overnight in Nakhon Sawan . Activities:

  • 70 km cycling
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Grandhill Resort & Spa or similar.


Day 16: NAKHON SAWAN - AYUTTHAYA
Another day we have to transfer at the begging to avoide the traffic , another rural road through the rice field get closer and deeper into the village , have a local lunch continue to follow the Chao Phraya river to Ayuthaya,ancient capital of thailand, for overnight .Activities:

  • 80 cycling
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Krungsri River Hotel or similar.


DAY 17: AYUTTHAYA - BANGKOK
the last cycling day is easy and start will start from the hotel, we cycle along the paved path to the most attractive place in the city visit and discover Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Mahathat have lunch before we heading to bangkok by bus .End of the Journey . Activities :

  • 35 km cycling
  • Meals:breakfast ,lunch.
  • Accommodation : or similar

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