Riding the Hills of Chiangdao

Tour# NT01
Duration: day trip
Departure: From Chiang Mai, departure every day
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: Chiang Dao
Activities: Mountain-Biking on paved roads and trails
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Distance: 12km loop in the morning, and cycle 25km to 30km in the afternoon

Trip Overview
Great guided cycling adventure day in the beautiful Chiangdao valley and its surroundings! Ride jungle trails to discover hill-tribe villages and their culture. Cycle rural roads in pristine Thai traditional countryside and visit a traditional house, Buddhist Temples and sacred caves.


  • Ride scenic roads and varied trails
  • Visit hill-tribe villages, as Karen, Akkha, Lahu, Lisu and Palong
  • Great views of Doi Chiangdao mountain as you ride peacefully through the flat valley
  • Visit the Chiangdao caves and Buddhist sanctuary
  • Thai gourmet lunch at the Padeng Lodge


Cycling the Hills of Chiangdao

08:00-08:30 Meeting at your Chiang Mai hotel
Transportation by “songtaew” on the road 107 direction North to reach the Chiangdao valley. (85 km / approx. 1 1/2 hour.)
09:45-10:00 Arrive at the Padeng Lodge, our activity base for the day.
Upon arrival tea or coffee is served while we fit the bikes and adjust the saddles with the help of our staff.
We set off on the bikes for a first ride on mostly paved road leading to a Karen village where we make a break. Then we ride an off road section, reaching another village, and back to the camp. (Approx. 12 km+ loop).

12:30 lunch at Padeng Lodge (Thai food)
13:30 In the afternoon we cycle varied trails, then following little used rural roads and scenic countryside leading us to the Chiangdao caves. Cycling distance vary from 25 km to 30km.
Support vehicle is following on most of the route except single trails.
16:00 We end our ride at the Chiangdao caves and Buddhist sanctuary, which we can explore when time permits.
16:30 Departure by vehicle for our return to Chiang Mai. Arrival in the city around 17h30, and drop off at your hotel.

- End of the tour -

For participants part of a two days trip, they are transferred by vehicle from the caves back to the Padeng Lodge. Have a look at our program two days Chiangdao cross-country Biking tour!


Code NT-01 Rate / person Departure
Join Tour 1,800 everyday
Family special 20 % discount for children under 12 years old, accompanied with two parents. -

(Accompanying participants not cycling can ride in support vehicle and deduct 500 Baht of tour price)


  • Tour program and excursion as per itinerary
  • Transportation by private vehicle from Chiangmai to Chiangdao and return (covered pick-up truck)
  • Partial vehicle support when cycling (no vehicle support on single trails or if wet)
  • Experienced English speaking cycling guide
  • Use of sturdy mountain-bikes (models TREK 4300, with 24 gears with front suspension) and helmet
  • Meal: One lunch (Thai set menu). Drinking water while cycling
  • Caves entrance fees

Not Included

  • Beverages, tips and gratuities, and optional tours/visits/entries
  • Personal expenses and meals other than mentioned

Additional notes:

Total cycling distance is between 40km to 50kms, depending of the participant’s abilities.
Participants with cycling experience and good physical condition will enjoy this challenging mountain-bike trip!
Family: this trip is suitable for families with teens. Being based from a Lodge, non-riding participants can enjoy the natural surroundings.
Please check our “season” pages for weather information.

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