This three-day cycle through former opium country in Thailand's north takes riders through village life of rice milling and whiskey production. Take in spectacular temples, karst-studded scenery, the White Temple and a night in a Hmong hilltribe village.
What to Expect
The Golden Triangle, the meeting point of Laos, Burma and Thailand on the Mekong River, once the world centre for opium production, has now replaced by other crops. This beautiful part of the country, features lush undulating landscapes and traditional hilltribe culturse.
After travelling from Chiang Rai to the Golden Triangle region, we will begin a 28 km ride through this lovely countryside, observing rice mills and rice whiskey production, staying at a luxuriously rustic resort.
On day two, after a visit to the Opium Museum, a more challenging ride follows the Mekong River through fields of fruit and vegetables, stopping at a restaurant that grows much of its own food. Here, we will climb by bike or van to a stunning view of the countryside and enjoy tea with the shaman of a Hmong hilltribe, where we will stay overnight.
In the morning we will complete our loop, riding through fields of karsts, visiting the uniquely modern White Temple at the outskirts of Chiang Rai, and returning you to your hotel.
- Bike and helmet rental
- Pick-up and drop-off at Chiang Rai hotel or residence
- All entrance fees
- Meals as indicated in itinarary
- All soft drinks, water and snacks while riding
- Local English-speaking guides
- Accident Insurance
What's Not Included
- Alcoholic beverages
- Tips for guides
- Any additional expenses
Know Before You Go
Please make sure you supply the heights of all passengers when booking. This information will be used to supply the correct sized bicycles. This tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 adults.