Half Day / 3 hr.
Explore Chiangmai old town on bike with our Original Hipster cycling tour. Forget the modern-day hipster fad, Trailhead will show you sights seen by our ancestors, the original hipsters. Explore sights such as one of the oldest hotels in Chiang Mai, the oldest sports club in Asia and famous sights along the Ping river. See how cultures from all over the world have influenced the Chiangmai you see today.
This is a slow and easy 3-hour tour along quiet paved roads and alleyways, the terrain is completely flat for the duration of the ride so a high level of fitness is not required. As you explore Chiangmai old town on bike you will learn about each of the main points of interest as well as a bit about the local culture and customs.
Participants do not need to be experienced but are required to be able to ride a bike with confidence. Please note that our city tours do not include pick up and drop off service.
- Khualek (Chiang Mai Old metal bridge)
- Gymkana Club (oldest sport club in Asia)
- Sriprakad Hotel (109 years old hotel)
- Wat Ket Karam Museum
- City Bike
- Protective gear – helmet
- Drinks and snacks
- Friendly and professional guide
Time Schedule (Morning Session)
- 9.00 am Arrive at shop
- 9.30 am Depart for tour
- 12.30 pm Finish tour
Time Schedule (Afternoon Session)
- 13.00 pm Arrive at shop
- 13.30 pm Shop departure
- 16.30 pm Finish tour
Tour At A Glance
Total Cycling Distance
Thank you Lek for this perfect bike tour and the pictures you've made. It was amazing! So we get best impressions from the charming Chiang Mai. We also loved the typical Thai food and tee. We recommend this tour because you'll also see the typical City and not only the touristy things!
Trailhead was suggested to us by our hotel. We wanted to get an overview of Chiang Mai and learn a bit about its history. So we chose the ‘Hipster’ ride which was excellent. We were picked up and taken to their shop which offers breakfast and a laid back atmosphere. When we arrived we were served delicious coffee while we filled out our waivers. Lek was our guide, his passion for the city and riding were obvious. We were not confident in the streets with heavy traffic but under his direction it was fairly easy. We had an authentic lunch at a hidden gem of a restaurant which we really enjoyed. Lek took photos for us that we received the next day by email, all in all I would suggest this bike company to others. They were professional, and we felt well cared for. From pick up to drop off, a great experience.
Hipster Chang Mai Bike Tour
My wife and I had the pleasure of experiencing Trailheads' Hipster (that's the name) bike tour through Chang Mais' old city and along the river areas. The tour was great , riding in Chang Mai traffic was a bit dodgy but we felt confident following our excellent tour guide Lek . Lek took us through the river slums , and through the old city where we visited and saw temples , markets and shops as well as stopping for lunch at an out of the way . locals only restaurant which was excellent . Our guide Lek was great , not only friendly and chatty `but also very knowledgeable about the history of Chang Mai , Thailand and Buddhism (he was a monk for seven years) . I would definately recommend this tour to anyone , young or old , who can ride a bike and wants to learn and see more about Chang Mai .
Original Hipster City Tour
We had a morning to kill in Chiang Mai so booked the Original Hipster city tour. We were led by LEK who was a great guide and very knowledgeable of all areas in Chiang Mai including the temples, markets, food, back streets etc etc. This is a great way to see the city and is open to all abilities, especially with the majority of the city being so flat. We had great service from first entering the shop / café and this continued throughout the ride and back to the shop. Note this is also a great café even if you are not riding.