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From Chiang Mai: Mae Sa Valley Hike and Bike Day Tour

Product ID: 57650
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Hike and bike through the rainforests of the Mae Sa Valley on a day trip from Chiang Mai. Take a 5-kilometer hike with an experienced local and discover villagers going about their everyday lives. Then, get off-road on a 20-kilometer bike ride.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Thai, English

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai.

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  • Trek the remote hills of the Mae Sa Valley and visit a small Karen hill tribe village
  • Cycle through the spectacular valley and take a few off-road routes through the forest
  • Learn about the flora and fauna and hear about the local customs and culture
  • Enjoy a Thai lunch at a local restaurant
Full description
Depart Chiang Mai and journey to the Mae Sa Valley region in approximately 1 hour. Arrive at the start point of your adventure on the outskirts of a hill tribe village, where you will commence a 2.5-hour hike. Start with a gradual climb as you trek past some village houses, surrounded by unspoiled jungle.

Follow your experienced guide - and perhaps a few friendly dogs - on the 5-kilometer walk. As this is a local trail, there’s a chance you will encounter locals going about their everyday tasks. Discover a variety of flora and fauna, as well as a cabbage farm and another hill tribe village. Listen as your local guide shares their knowledge of the area and explains the customs of village life in northern Thailand.

Stop at a picturesque waterfall for a picnic lunch of homemade Thai cuisine. Then, begin your 20-kilometer cycling trip from the waterfall, starting with mostly downhill rides along a sealed road. Turn off the main road to find yourself riding through village alleyways, rice fields and the rural roads of the Mae Sa Valley.

Bike a few of the off-road trails to really get off the beaten track. End at the Orchid Farm, where you can freshen up and have a quick browse before the drive back to Chiang Mai for an approximate arrival time of 5:30 PM.
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by covered pickup truck
  • English-speaking guide and licensed driver
  • Water and snacks
  • Mountain bikes with 24 gears and front suspension (plus cycling helmets)
  • Support vehicle
  • Thai picnic lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages (other than water)
  • Tips or gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour involves about 5 kilometers of hiking and 20 kilometers of cycling. It is suitable for participants with good physical fitness
• Vegetarian and other dietary needs can be catered for. Please advise at time of booking if required
• Wear suitable outdoor clothing, such as hiking boots or runners, and bring a hat, sunglasses sunscreen and insect repellent
• This activity is not recommended for people with heart problems or other serious medical conditions
• Please note that the timings mentioned are estimates only and some factors cannot be controlled (such as traffic conditions)
• Routes may vary according to the season but your guide will do their best to help you discover the most scenic places in the area

From US$ 68.61 per person

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Product ID: 57650