3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS STAIRWAYS TO HEAVEN (SUTHEP & MAE WANG)
Elite riders’ favorite “Stairways to Heaven” expands with the addition of one day of our “Buffalo Solider” to condition your body and mind before get closer to Heaven. Discover the hidden treasure in the dense forest. Ride up a steep mountain then ride down on a mix of double and single tracks with the beautiful view of Op Khan and Mae Wang National Parks. The challenging uphill route contains abundant nature, the welcoming villagers, and a waterfall. The downhill sections are super fun with fast and flowy single tracks.
**This tour is suitable for the experienced mountain bikers with great fitness.**
Day 1 BUFFALO SOLDIER, fast and flowy conditioning trails with just the right amount of technical for a fun ride.
In your first day ride, we will help conditioning your body and mind to the terrain and climate in Chiang Mai by beginning the ride with the Buffalo Soldier trail. This trail is a fun mix of single and double tracks and dirt roads that link up remote hill tribe’s villages. Ride through some of the most stunning scenery of Thai highland jungle, experience the culture of Hmong Tribe in their village and stop for their fresh Arabica coffee that grows in the region, while overlooking the remarkable natural landscape.
The variety of trails allows for moderate to more experienced riders to challenge themselves with punchy hill climbs and blasting down in fast and flowy trails with just the right amount of technical for a fun ride. Relax in the evening and stay the night in comfortable accommodation located in the heart of the old town.
Day 2 The real enduro adventure.
After breakfast in the hotel and complimentary coffee in the Trailhead shop, you will be taken to a remote temple in Mae Win, 2 hours south of Chiang Mai for the start of day 2. After admiring the incredible architecture and wood carvings at the old temple, we will be riding up a steep mountain with several hundred meters of ascent before reaching the highest point which on a clear day has fantastic views of Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand. We then ride downhill along a mix of double and single tracks with the beautiful scenery of Op Khan and Mae Wang National Park. Upon reaching a Karen tribe village we will stop for lunch and refreshments and relax for a while. The hardest part of the ride is now over and you can look forward to some amazing downhill singletrack for the remainder of the ride.
The trail is like a roller coaster in places with plenty of bermed corners and rolling hills along flowing singletrack trails. Eventually we reach the bottom of the mountain at Wat Mae Mood where the tour is completed. Enjoy a refreshing coconut and a beer to celebrate an amazing day of mountain biking.
Accommodation is rustic but comfortable and cosy in a beautiful setting in Mae Win. We will have a Thai dinner under the sky full of stars before turning in for the evening and resting for day 3.
Day 3 Morning mountain mist, steep climb and fun descending to the river.
After a delicious breakfast we will drive to the trailhead for day 3, which starts close to Wat Luang Khun Win. The trail for day 3 used to be used by farmers in the mountains but is now cluttered with vegetation. You will need to keep your wits about you to avoid some deep ruts, rock gardens and technical dual track as you descend this exciting trail! You will eventually ride out of the forest and through farmland and continue descending to the river. The difficulty gradually eases and the latter stage is along predominantly country roads with some lovely rural scenery. Again a cold coconut and beer awaits you at the finish and a delicious dinner will be had on the way back to Chiang Mai. The tour concludes at the airport or drop off point of your choice.
This 3 day mountain bike tour in Chiang Mai is recommended for physically fit riders who enjoy the challenge of climbing and skilled enough for some technical downhills with plenty of features such as roots, ruts and rock gardens. For inquiries please contact us.
Prices & Availability
This tour requires a minimum of 2 riders for departure. Solo booking will be held as Pending Booking. When the minimum number of riders is reached then you will automatically receive Confirmation Email and the payment information.
Low Season (Mar – Oct)
1-2 Rider(s) per Booking per Rider 15,900 Baht
3-4 Riders per Booking per Ride 14,310 Baht (10% Discount)
5 Rider(s) per Booking per Rider 13,515 Baht (15% Discount)
High Season (Nov – Feb)
1-2 Rider(s) per Booking per Rider 18,900 Baht
3-4 Riders per Booking per Ride 17,010 Baht (10% Discount)
5 Rider(s) per Booking per Rider 16,065 Baht (15% Discount)
Private groups of 6 people and more please Contact us for prices and availability.
Included in this price
- Three full days epic mountain biking adventure
- Two nights accommodation (one in city, one in countryside)
- Meals : 2 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinner
- Friendly and professional guide
- Premium full suspension YT Jeffsy. More details here.
- Protective gear
- Drinks, and snacks
- National park entrance fee
- Transportation to and from airport / hotel
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
The sleeping arrangements are for double rooms (1 big bed) or twin-share (2 single beds). If you are a solo rider you will be paired up with someone of the same sex, in this case you will not need to pay the single room supplement. If you want your own room ‘single room supplement add 1000 Baht per night.