What will you see? Meet us at SpiceRoads office and we'll take you on a magical tour of Chiang Mai. This ancient city never sleeps as we ride through small back roads and alleyways to see how people really live. The fun starts just after sunset, as we cruise through local parks, temples with golden spires illuminated under the moon, and famous night markets.
What is the riding like? The ride is perfect for family and friends who would like to enjoy an easy 10-13 km ride, with snack breaks and beautiful sights to see all along the way. It takes about 2 ½ - 3 hours, depending on group size and time spent at each stops.
Chiang Mai is fascinating, a perfect blend of old and new. Rolling through the streets, you'll recall a sense of adventure and excitement that only a bike ride can bring.
We'll enjoy riding through the streets after peak traffic has calmed down and the temperature has dropped a little. The well-lit neighbourhoods and temples will allow for stunning photographic opportunities, the status will take on new meaning as we learn their significance and history from our guides.
As we wind our way through the maze of the old city to the river, we'll take a walk through the evening fresh market - so called for all the freshly made food, gorgeous stands of exotic fruits and locally grown vegetables. Sample anything your heart desires before we head out again along the river to another market, this one famous for flowers.There are more than 1000 species of orchid in Thailand, and we'll see many of them.
A quick pedal through the formal gardens and we head toward the train station. We leave the Eastern Gate (Tha Pae) of the old city and enjoy a little more time exploring before calling it a night.