THE MAESA VALLEY TRAILS

Tour Ref: NT07
Time: 08:30am-5:00pm
Location: Mae Sa Valley area
Difficulty: Advanced cyclist
Distance: cycling 40km approximately

Trip overview

The Mae Sa valley is well known for its elephant camps, orchid and butterfly farms, snake farms and other tourist attractions, as well as luxury hotels or resorts. Mae Sa valley has become one of Chiang Mai’s most popular tourist destination. We propose a cycling trip taking you in the mountain, out of the main track where no other tourists venture.

Come to discover with us the hidden trails of Mae Sa valley, on a mountain-bike! The scenic valley is surrounded with lush forest and mountains, hiding some refreshing waterfalls. Ride a loop in a network of rural roads and off road sections.

This is a fully guided tour with partial vehicle support. This itinerary is slightly flexible according to the season.
We ride many steep climbs, so this trip is suitable for experienced cyclists only.
Cycling distance is between 30 to 50 km -depending on participant’s abilities.

Highlights

  • Great off-road trails, countryside and jungle scenery
  • Stunning views and countryside

Itinerary

08:00 – 08:30 Your guide will meet you at your hotel/guest house or our town office.
08:30 Vehicle transfer to the Mae Sa valley area. (40 minutes).
09:15 Getting equipped and ready to roll. Short briefing, fit the bikes and helmets. Each participants will go for a short spin to make sure the bike fit you well.
We start the day by a long warming-up hill we climb on paved road, leading to a large Hmong Village.
We eventually reach 1100 meters altitude with scenic views of the valley below. We then cycle through forest amid spectacular mountain scenery, and passing small villages.
Pack lunch anywhere, depending of the riders, or lunch at local restaurant.
16h30 End of the ride. Transfer back to Chiang Mai and we drop off at your hotel between 17h00 to 17h30.

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Pricing

Private trip, minimum 2 participants, THB 2,800 per person.

No join trip available. Reservation subject to availability with 1 week advance notice.

Including

  • Quality TREK brand Mountain-Bikes, front suspension, 24 gears. Helmets and water bottles
  • Experienced local cycling guide, partial vehicle support. Tool kit and equipment
  • Transfers from your Chiang Mai hotel to tour starting place and return via covered pick-up truck
  • Picnic lunch, or lunch at local restaurant, featuring delicious Thai food
  • We provide drinking water and snacks whilst riding

Not including

Personal spending; Beverages; guides tipping. Bring your own cycling gear.

More Information

Duration: Full Day trip, departing from Chiangmai 8.30am and back around 5pm.
Pick up/drop off: Chiangmai city hotel.
Activity: Mountain-biking. Riding approximately 40 km mostly rural paved roads and trails.

For an easier join trip please see our Cycling the Mae Ngat valley.