A GREAT CONDITIONING TRAIL FOR ADJUSTING TO CHIANG MAI RIDING. FAST AND FLOWY TRAILS WITH JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TECHNICAL FOR A FUN RIDE.
Looking for a MTB tour in Chiang Mai but not sure what trail to choose? Buffalo Soldier is a fun mix of dual track dirt with sections of singletrack that link up remote villages in the heart of Doi Pui National Park and is the perfect introduction for some adventure in Chiang Mai!
This MTB tour in Chiang Mai starts at approx 1500m above sea level where you will descend through tea and coffee plantations along a quiet paved road before stopping off for a quick refreshment in a village coffee shop with stunning views of the valley below. For the less experienced mountain biker this is a great chance to get a feel for the bike and for the guides to review your ability and if needs be adapt the route to suit your ability. The trail is fun for advanced riders with plenty of mixed terrain to enjoy.
From the village you will ride through stunning scenery along dirt roads and single track passing through old growth rainforest as well as fruit farms before eventually reaching the bottom of the mountain in Mae Rim district where you will be taken to a lovely countryside cafe for lunch and refreshments before being taken back to your hotel. Various trail side snacks are also provided along the way.
What to Expect
The variety of trails is fun for intermediate to more experienced riders. Beginner riders can attempt this ride if they’re up for a challenge. Experience the punchy hill climbs and have a blast with fast and flowy trails with just the right amount of technical riding for a fun ride. The Buffalo Soldier MTB tour in Chiang Mai is perfect for those looking to get the most out of their Chiang Mai cycling experience with a bit of everything.
- Premium full suspension YT Jeffsy. More details here. (Subtract 500 Baht if bring your own bike)
- Protective gear – helmet (fullface on request), knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, hydration packs
- Drinks, lunch and snacks
- National park entrance fee
- Friendly and professional guide
- 8.30-9 am Hotel pick up
- 9.30 am Shop departure
- 10.45 am Start riding
- 12.00 pm Trail side lunch
- 4.00 pm Snack
- 5.30 pm Finish/Hotel drop off
Tour At A Glance
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Best Tour in Chiang Mai
I did Buffalo soldier as my first mountain bike tour and it was amazing. The team was really professional and they really know what they are doing. Tour guides are going up to mountains whenever they have free time to explore the area, they are really doing it with passion.
As a beginner i were a bit worried can i do it, but they will drive as fast as you want and can, the safty is number on priority.
In overal I had the best tour I ever had, the nature and the hillside view combined with adrenalline rush is just amazing. And the bikes have so good handling between these steep tracks and ruff surfaces.
Will definitely recomend these guys and this tour is really worth of the price.
Brilliant but terrifying day!
This is a great company and a brilliant way to spend a day getting out of the city and enjoying incredible views over Chiang Mai and the beautiful countryside. However this is not for the faint hearted and if you’re a bit out of shape you may struggle. It’s really hard work but very rewarding to have survived it!
Would be enjoyed most by fairly experienced mountain bikers. I had done some pretty tame biking in the past but not recently and not this level of difficulty.
The guides are fantastic, the organisation was also great. We had a brilliant day and am really glad we gave it a go.
Amazing experience, even for first-time mountain biker
I took the Buffalo Soldier trail after being picked up (on the dot, unlike with some other companies) and told that I was the only one doing it. Met some fantastic people on the Buffalo Soldier trail, but more importantly the riding itself was so much fun. Just the right balance of fun and challenging. I'm a big road biker, but this was my first time with a mountain bike and the guides were really helpful at explaining all the foreign (to me) parts of the bike (e.g. dropper seat). The day included coffee in the morning, all transport, a packed lunch and refreshments at a lovely cafe at the end of the trail (including a beer and a coconut!). Oh, and everyone involved with Trailhead was so friendly, particularly the two who drove me back to my apartment at the end! It was such a great experience that I'm seriously considering buying a mountain bike on my return! Excellent work, guys!
A MUST do experience
I had the pleasure of joining Trailhead for three day tours; Stairway To Heaven, Buffalo Soldier and Rural Explorer.
The Trailhead staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, and genuinely loved showing visitors their backyard.
Whether you ride a bike regularly or not, I highly recommend joining Trailhead on a tour for a true Thai experience.
Great value. Fantastic service. Quality bikes. Superb food. Just do it.
Excellent day of mountain biking
We did the Buffalo Soldier ride and it was excellent. Guides Lek and Chu were great and made sure all riders were having fun. Fee included free coffee in the morning, sack lunch, and refreshments after the ride. The day was challenging and PERFECT.
Review of: Buffalo Soldier Full Day Mountain Biking Tour Chiang Mai