FIELDS OF GOLD
Have fun riding off-road while enjoying the Lanna villagers way of life. The best time to experience this tour is between October – January as the ride paddies turn to a shimmering golden colour.
Our Fields of Gold rural cycling tour of Chiang Mai takes place in Mae Rim district, approx 45 minutes from Chiang Mai city. Ride through local farms and rice fields where you can taste seasonal fruits and snacks, and learn the local lifestyle from friendly villagers. Explore a beautiful temple, seldom visited by tourists and meander your way along a combination of quiet paved road and dirt dual track.
The best time to experience this countryside tour of Chiang Mai is between October to January, when the rice fields turn from a verdant green colour to a shimmering golden colour as it approaches harvesting time. You will have plenty of time to take photos among the ride paddy fields and admire the beautiful Chiang Mai countryside.
The trails are seldom used and only a basic cycling ability is required to participate. The tour is approximately 20-25km therefore a moderate level of fitness is recommended, a support vehicle will be with you most of the time should you need a break.
After the tour, enjoy a delicious lakeside lunch and a refreshing coconut, before heading back to your Chiang Mai accommodation. There is an option to ride to a waterfall, however the climb is only recommended for riders who are physically fit, please ask your guide if you’d like to visit.
Prices & Availability
Fields Of Gold 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 be notified to proceed. If the minimum is not met, we’ll offer alternative tours.
1-8 Rider(s) per Booking per Rider 1,999 Baht
Price does not include guide gratuity.
Private groups of 6 people and more please Contact us for prices and availability.
- Premium quality bike KONA Blast Trail 27.5″ HT or Trek Marlin. More details here. (Subtract 500 Baht if bring your own bike)
- Protective gear – helmet, knee / elbow pads if requested, gloves, hydration packs
- Drinks, lunch and snacks
- National park entrance fee
- Friendly and professional guide
- Hotel pick up 8.30 am – 9.00 am
- Shop departure 9.30 am
- Start riding 10.15 am
- Trail side snacks 12.00 am
- Lunch 1.30pm
- Finish/Hotel drop off 4.30 pm
Tour At A Glance
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The guides really made the trip - Great scenery
The guides were the coolest guys and really made our day out amazing, one was a national Thai champion and was racing the next day (before work haha)! Lots of variety in the terrain. It was a real challenge for me, because I hadn't done any mountain biking before. I had a few mini freak outs on some of the down hill and uphill climbs that were very steep but it was great fun overall! A bit more help before starting understanding gears would have made me feel more confident as a first timer. I wouldn't do Fields of Gold unless you have some half decent fitness or aptitude or confidence in picking up new sports. Great for those that like cross country biking! They have easier options as well.
Good day cycling mixing nice landscapes with excercise
Me and my boyfriend went for the day cycling in the countryside around chiang mai. I really liked that with the tour we had a good view of the countryside around chiang mai and it was quite engaging from a physical point of you. The level of difficulty was right for me ( I'm a beginner). I could have gone few extra miles after lunch, or maybe stopped a bit earlier for lunch and cycle again for the afternoon. Still we really enjoyef the cycle, our guide Mit was very professional and very reliable and the bikes we were given were excellent.