Day 1: Chiang Mai. Arrive meet in Chiang Mai. Afternoon riverside ride to Ban Tawai. Our fantastic journey takes us from the northern Thai City of Chiang Mai through the mountains to the Golden Triangle, where the Mekong River marks the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos. In addition to riding outstanding mountain bike trails, we trek on elephant back to hill-tribe villages, boat down Jungle Rivers and sample some of the world's best cuisine.
Day 2: Off-road ride through teak forest.
Day 3: Off-road / On road ride to Chiang Dao. Heading north, we ride through the spectacular limestone mountains of Chiang Dao and the scenic village of Mae Salak straddling the Mae Kok River.
Day 4: Ride the back roads to Mae Salak. Enjoy a scenic village of Mae Salak straddling the Mae Kok River. We follow wonderful trails and back roads that have little traffic and fantastic scenery and each night stay in charming, Thai style jungle lodges.
Day 5: Bike, boats and elephants to Lahu Village. On one incredible day we use a combination of bikes, boats and elephants to reach a remote Lahu village where we experience a unique night as guests of a local family, sleeping in their long-house.
Day 6: Waterfall trek and ride to Doi Mae Salong. Before arriving at the Golden Triangle we visit Doi Mae Salong, where the descendants of the Kuomintang still live in a unique Chinese village, experience an awesome off-road/on-road descent, through spectacular mountains and enjoy a rest at the beautiful Puchaisai Spa and Resort. We ride up Doi Tung to visit one of the region's oldest temples and check out the Burmese markets in Mae Sai.
Day 7: Off road /On road descent. Free afternoon at Puchaisai Resort. As well as staying at the charming Huai Khum resort, the beautiful Puchaisai Resort, and the comfortable Imperial Golden Triangle Resort, we use lodges that are in tune with north Thailand and its traditions. On five days we have swimming pools to enjoy at the end of the ride.
Day 8: Ride up Doi Tung. Burmese border descent to Mae Sai and continue to Golden Triangle.
Day 9: Ride along the Mekong to Chiang Saen and Chiang Khong, afternoon transfer back to Chiang Mai. Finally we arrive at the Golden Triangle, and after a day riding along the Mekong River we transfer you back to Chiang Mai. The accommodation on this tour is extremely varied and interesting.
Day 10: Ride Doi Suthep, lunch and transfer to airport.
Note: This is a mountain bike tour designed for riders with at least some off road experience. Approximately 30% of the 500-kilometres we cover is off-road, the rest is on small back roads with little traffic.
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