Hop onto a rugged mountain bike and take to the trails of Chiang Mai's Mae Sa Valley. Pedal along riverfront roads, enjoy a picnic lunch near cascading waterfalls, and get up-close looks at traditional Thai villages on this off-road excursion led by a knowledgeable local guide.
Throw on some activewear and meet up with your guide outside your downtown hotel, ready for a day of adventurous riding and breathtaking natural scenery. Cruise north, trading noisy city streets for tranquil pastoral landscapes and rural roads. When you reach the river valley, hop out and get fitted to a beefy mountain bike, complete with front suspension to keep you comfortable while riding over bumps and obstacles.
Set out after your guide, climbing a gradual hill as you make your way to a waterfall and lofty vantage point that offers postcard-perfect looks at the valley below. Take your first break here and enjoy a picnic-style lunch near the waterfall before you put your feet to the pedals once again and cruise downhill.
Roll through dense forests, get peeks at distant mountain ranges, and make a detour to a Kayan village for an intriguing look at traditional Thai culture. For the final leg of your trip, coast through winding downhill sections that offer your legs a welcome rest, reaching your starting point in the evening with plenty of time to catch a ride back to Chiang Mai.