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Heart of Darkness

An enduro mountain bike tour like no other. Explore seldom seen regions and ride some of the best singletrack in Chiang Mai

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Half Day / 8 hr.

All Mountain

Very Difficult

Level 5/5

Taking place in the mountains bordering Lampang / Chiang Mai, The Heart of Darkness enduro MTB tour takes you through remote countryside seldom visited by tourists and along epic singletrack trails used only by residents of remote mountain villages.      

We begin the tour with a 90-minute drive East of Chiang Mai, driving high up in Mae Takhrai National Park to the mountainous border between Chiang Mai and Lampang provinces.  From here we ride through beautiful old growth forest at an elevation of 1000m+ along undulating smooth singletrack, following the mountain ridgeline.  Along the way you’ll have sneak peak views of Chiang Mai on the right, Lampang on the left through the forest and they’ll be amazing sections of singletrack downhill / punchy climbs for the first few km.

There will be a short hike-a-bike section to crest to the highest point on the ride at 1250m asl, before a short, steep tech downhill before the trail levels off for some amazing long sections of winding downhill fun culminating in one of the best downhill trails in Chiang Mai as we approach a remote village with no road access and quaint wooden houses.  The singletrack is fast, smooth and flowy and you’ll be grinning from ear to ear as you cruise down this section. 

After the village the trail levels off and mixes some relatively long climbs with shorter descents before finishing close to the village of Mae Takhrai where we end the riding.  We can visit a unique temple and shrine after packing away before lunch and returning to the city. 

Prices & Availability

1-5 Rider(s) per Booking per Rider 3,499 Baht
Price does not include guide gratuity.
Private groups of 6 people and more please Contact us for prices and availability.

What’s included:
  • 3-4 hours mountain biking along 90% singletrack along remote trails and breathtaking scenery.
  • 20-25km / 500-700m gain
  • Lunch after hike, water and snacks along the trail
  • Pick and drop off service in comfortable air-conditioned transportation
  • Complimentary photos and videos
  • Helmet, pads, gloves and pack
Departure Times:
Pick up from hotel at 8.30-9.00am
Meeting/Pick-up points:
Guests to be picked up at hotel, guesthouse, home etc., please advise when booking. Pickup locations must be within Chiang Mai city limits.
What to wear and bring:
Loose fitting clothes, shorts and outdoor shoes, sunscreen and camera. There will be a shower at the end village if you want to bring a change of clothes / towel.
Restrictions:
A good level of fitness is required, excellent ability and confidence on a mountain bike is essential.

Tour At A Glance

Trail Type (for whole Ride)
  • Single track 80%
  • Double track 10%
  • Hard Surface 10%
Elevation
  • Gain 600m
  • Loss 1100m
  • Max elevation 1250m
Total Cycling Distance
7.0 km.
Duration
4 Hours (approx.)

Equipment

Guests may own their own equipment for camping, and we welcome them to bring it along.  Trailhead Thailand in partnership with TANKstore can provide a range of well-known branded equipment however due to the nature of camping trips the following equipment is not included and can be rented at additional cost.

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ผู้ร่วมทริปที่มีอุปกรณ์แคมปิงของตัวเอง เรายินดีให้คุณนำมาใช้ได้ แต่ถ้าคุณต้องการเช่าอุปกรณ์ เทรลเฮด ไทยแลนด์ร่วมมือกับแทงค์สโตร์ ได้จัดอุปกรณ์จากแบรนด์ชั้นนำไว้บริการตามลักษณะเฉพาะของแต่ละทริป โดยจะมีค่าเช่าเพิ่มเติมจากราคาทัวร์

Sample

*subject to change, depending on weather and availability, times are approximations.

08:30am     Pick up from hotel and drop at Trailhead Café for coffee and gearing up
09:30am    Set off from the shop and travel to trailhead.
11:00am     Prepare for the mountain bike ride, group photo and set off!
12.00am     Ride for an hour along undulating terrain with some downhill / uphill sections
12.30pm     Take a rest, enjoy some snacks and refreshments
14.00pm     Make your way to the highest point and a steep push before the descent begins
15.30pm     Fast, flowy downhill, some uphill sections and amazing trails along final section
16.00pm     Wander around Mae Takhrai temple and enjoy a late lunch
17:00pm     Return to the city

Gallery

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