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North Thailand
Just a Smile Away

Tour Overview

The redspokes Northern Thailand cycling tour visits beautiful remote areas, you will bike on twisting mountain roads with unparalleled landscapes. We transfer from Chiang Rai to Mae Sai, the northern most point of Thailand where 3 countries and 2 rivers meet. Here our cycling begins.

We ride through the famed Golden Triangle and on to Phu Chi Fa, high in the mountains, a unique spot in Northern Thailand with a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Local children carrying crops on their backs will pass you as they go about their daily travails. Very few Westerners visit this area. Early risers can enjoy a 4am sunset over the Laos jungle border way beneath us.

We continue into Nan, Thailand’s most remote and undiscovered province and once an autonomous region. Tucked away in a valley overlooked by the forested Luang Prabang Ridge that creates a border with Lao, with no less than 6 national parks, and sloped winding roads through orchard, paddy fields and verdant forest, Nan province is a cyclist’s paradise.  On our cycling adventure we encounter minority cultures, local history, a mountain scenery of karst peaks and rolling mists and rare species.

You will visit hidden temples, traditional markets, tumbling waterfalls and tranquil retreats in some of Thailand’s most ethnically diverse regions, encountering some challenging terrain. Our tour ends in the principal city Nan where there are sites of interest including the national museum and the 16th century Wat Phumin.

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Key details of our Cycling holiday in Thailand:

Tour Features

  • Hidden temples, traditional markets.
  • Mae Sai: Northern most point of Thailand where 3 countries & 2 rivers meet!
  • The Golden Triange.
  • Remote picturesque Pu Chi Fa.
  • Phu Lanka: Ha Long Bay of the mountains!
  • Doi Phuka national park: minoritiy culture and rare species
Cycle Holiday Tour Difficulty: 5/10 - Challenging

Ride Difficulty
5/10 - Challenging

Average Daily Distance: 75 km / 47 miles

Avg. Daily Distance
75 km / 47 miles

Number of Cycle Days: 8

Number of Cycle Days
8 days

Average Daily Ascent: 1,117 m / 3,664 ft

Avg. Daily Ascent
1,117 m / 3,664 ft