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Cycling Routes in Chiang Mai

Embraced by the Magic Lanna – Explore the Purity of Northern Kingdom
Route: Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai – Phayao - Lampang
Route Overview
Destination(s): Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai – Phayao – Lampang
Tour Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
Ride Distance: 740 Kms.
Level of Difficulty Moderate: - Challenging
Type of Bike: MTB / Hybrid / Road Bike
Terrain 50% Flat , 50% Ascending – Descending
Season: May – February
Route Details:
Leaving hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai behind, the route will let you warm up by pedaling along Mae Ping River and lush plantation to Chiang Dao, exploring its old teak houses before going up hill to Tha Ton, a sleepy town where you can enjoy scenery of the valley from the hilltop Buddhist temple. Then, ride along the Mighty Mekong River to Golden Triangle where border of Thailand, Laos, and Burma meet, and learn about the drugs in the area from the Hall of Opium. You can ride by the big river to Chiang Saen and explore its ancient town which can be dated back to centuries, then try out Nang Lae Pineapple, famous local fruit of Chiang Rai. From Chiang Rai, take quiet back road through golden rice paddies to tranquil town of Phayao to see its traditional teak houses and enjoy scenery of its vast lake Kwan Phayao. Also along the route, while riding through rice paddies, you can stop by for chatting with smiley rice farmer about their cultivation and local wisdom farming. Enjoy the scenic route all way to Lampang, where you will be stunned with architectural beauty of Lanna style Buddhist temple in Wat Phra That Lampang Luang whose craftsmanship and elegant ubosoth always impress pilgrims. Lampang, which was glory by tember business, will make you love its elephant which once played significant role in logging. Elephants in Elephant Training Centre will show their remarkable talents and make all audience lover them. After long journey, it is a very great idea to relax by dipping your tired body and legs in Sankampaeng Hotsprings. After the refreshment and recovery, kingdom of handicrafts in Bo Sang Viliage, elegant temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and nightlife of Chiang Mai are await everyone to celebrate.

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