Just a Smile Away
redspokes Northern Thailand cycling holiday journeys through beautiful remote areas, as you bike on twisting mountain roads enjoying unparalleled views. The tour begins in Chiang Rai; we transfer by vehicle 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. Locals carrying crops on their backs will pass you as they go about their daily travails. Very few Westerners visit this area. It is worth making an early 4am start to witness sunrise over the Laos jungle border way beneath us.
We continue onto Nan, Thailand’s most remote and undiscovered province and once an autonomous region. Nan is a cyclist’s paradise with sloped winding roads through orchard, paddy fields and verdant forest. The province is tucked away in a valley overlooked by the forested Luang Prabang Ridge that creates a border with Lao. There are no less than 6 national parks.
On redspokes Northern Thailand cycling holiday we encounter minority cultures, local history, a mountain scenery of karst peaks, 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 challenging cycling terrain. Our tour ends in the provincial capital Nan where there are sites of interest including the national museum and the 16th Century Wat Phumin.
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- Hidden temples, traditional markets.
- Mae Sai: Northern most point of Thailand where 3 countries & 2 rivers meet!
- The Golden Triangle.
- Remote picturesque Pu Chi Fa.
- Phu Lanka: Ha Long Bay of the mountains!
- Doi Phuka national park: minoritiy culture and rare species
"This was our 4th tour with redspokes and having thoroughly enjoyed the previous 3, this trip did not disappoint. The cycling is stunning, well surfaced roads, very little traffic, beautiful..."
Ross Prielipp & Annette Meier