Offering perhaps the best cycling in southeast Asia, northern Thailand features magnificent natural scenery and a fusion of cultures where tribal groups still live traditionally. Monasteries, temples and monuments from kingdoms past are numerous and a multitude of rivers, including the mighty Mae Nam Khong (Mekong) make for perfect companions and lodging settings. For the epicurean, the food is, well, sensational and if you haven’t yet enjoyed Thai massage, here is your chance to be pampered. Enjoy.
Note that the riding is a combination of off-road (20%) and on-road paved (80%). For this reason, we use mountain bikes on this trip. Although the distances and elevation gains are modest, there is additional riding for those that wish. The best months for cycling in this region are December, January, February. We operate trips in March, but the daily highs can be in the 30’s so we start early and spend afternoons around the pools, all of which the hotels have.