Colors of Chiang Mai Bicycle Tour

Overview

Colors of Chiang Mai is a 4- to 5-hour amazing cycling adventure through the southern part of Chiang Mai. During the trip, participants will learn and see parts of the rich cultural background of Chiang Mai.

Highlights

  • Cycle on quiet land roads with an English-speaking guide
  • Ride through the historic settlement Wiang Kum Kam
  • Visit the McKean Rehabilitation Center
  • Visit an elementary school attended by hill-tribe children
  • Tour a local market and sample local fruits and snacks

Key Information

Important Information

• Note that the itinerary may change without prior notice, as schools and local shops may be closed during on weekends, school holidays, and national holidays • As this tour will include visits to ancient temples, please be dressed respectfully, in clothes that cover your knees and shoulders • This tour requires at least 2 participants • Please arrive early at the meeting point to ensure a smooth start to the tour

Description

Colors of Chiang Mai bicycle tour is a 4- to 5-hour amazing bike adventure through the southern part of Chiang Mai. The northern city Chiang Mai, nicknamed the "Rose of the North," maintains the allure it has held for travelers for centuries. During the trip, you'll get to learn about and see parts of the rich cultural background of Chiang Mai. The route takes you on quiet and green land roads, passing the historic settlement Wiang Kum Kam, founded in 1286 by King Mengrai. It was the capital of the Lanna empire for just 10 years. You'll see temples and ruins dating back hundreds of years. You'll also make a stop at a local temple en route, where your guide will tell you everything about this temple and about Buddhism in general. Next, you'll visit the McKean Rehabilitation Center, a former leper colony once cut off from the outside world. These days, it's a rehabilitation center for those with physical disabilities. Your Chiang Mai bicycle tour continues, with your next stop being an elementary school mostly attended by hill-tribe children. The ancient Lanna empire produced some of the finest ceramics ever to have been made. These days the northern region is still the major center of Thailand’s pottery industry. At a small pottery studio, you'll get to watch craftsmen make different shapes of pottery by hand. Riding along the Ping River you'll breathe in the local atmosphere that makes Chiang Mai so special. You'll stop at a local bakery to enjoy a delicious sweet bun while watching the production of various kinds of confectionery. You'll also visit a market hawking products typically found in small traditional shops. Here, you have the opportunity to sample some of the most delicious and exotic fruits and snacks. During the Colors of Chiang Mai bicycle tour, you'll stop every hour for a short rest and rehydrate with water or a soft drink provided by us. Halfway through the trip, you'll also enjoy a light Thai meal (Khao Soy Kai) in a local restaurant (included in the tour price). Discover the hidden places of Chiang Mai through this recreational, cultural, and educational half day Chiang Mai bicycle tour. Embark on this adventure to go off the beaten paths, to sites where old traditions continue to live on.

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