A CROSS COUNTRY CYCLING TOUR INTO CHIANG MAI’S RURAL HEART
You don’t have to be a regular rider to enjoy one of our cross country cycling tours in Chiang Mai. Join us for a technically easy mountain bike ride through the stunning Chiang Mai countryside in Mae Rim district.
During the Rural Explorer tour you will start with a short hike to the majestic Mork Fa waterfall before riding along quiet back roads through the mountain landscape visiting fruit orchards, rice paddies, and small villages.
The terrain is very gentle with the majority of the ride taking place on quiet rural roads as well as some sections of dual dirt track. As for all of our cross country cycling tours in Chiang Mai we make a number of stops to learn about daily village life as well as the culture and to enjoy delicious local snacks cycling at a comfortable pace. Whilst this tour is technically easy it does require a degree of fitness to cope with the undulating terrain and warm weather. A support vehicle will be available should you need to take a rest.
After the countryside cycling tour, a delicious lunch is served at a lakeside restaurant where you can relax before heading back to the city for the tour conclusion.
Prices & Availability
1-5 Rider(s) per Booking per Rider 1,999 Baht
Private groups of 6 people and more please Contact us for prices and availability.
The Rural Explorer tour requires a minimum of 2 riders for departure. If you’re a solo rider we will notify you the day before if the minimum has not been met and offer an alternative cycling tour or the option to cancel.
- Premium quality bike KONA Blast Trail 27.5″ HT. More details here. (Subtract 500 Baht if bring your own bike)
- Protective gear – helmet (full face upon request), knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, hydration packs
- Drinks, lunch and snacks
- National park entrance fee
- Friendly and professional guide
- Hotel pick up 8.30-09.00 am
- Shop departure 9.30 am
- Start riding 10.15 am
- Trail side snacks 12.00 am
- Lunch 14.00 pm
- Finish/Hotel drop off 4.30 pm
Tour At A Glance
Trail Type (for whole Ride)
Total Cycling Distance
we decided to do the Rural Explorer.
We were astonished of the great tour, the knowledge of the guides, the organisation of the tour, the punctuality and lastly the great value for money.
In my opinion I can recommend Trail Head without issues.
Country Roads and Thai Rural Culture
The Rural Explorer Mountain Biking Tour with Trailhead was an exceptional experience in every way. Thanks to the friendly staff, quality bikes, and professional organization, this day provided a great memory of the culture and countryside in an area about 35 kms northeast of Chiang Mai. This was more than a bike ride for our small group of five riders. While traveling from Chiang Mai, we visited a scenic waterfall before beginning the bike ride, and following the ride we ended the day with an excellent meal near a small lake. With two Trailhead guides on bikes, plus a sag vehicle, we traveled on country roads and experienced the rural culture in a way that will leave a lasting and positive impression of this amazing country. -- Van
Relaxing ride through Thai countryside
We are four experienced riders looking for a cultural experience and a break from Chaing Mai traffic. Shop staff and Trailhead guides are enthusiastic cyclists and fun cycling companions. Our ride had a nice variety of short climbs and descents allowing us to enjoy the scenery. Great Kona bikes comfortable transport and lunch were included. If we had more time we would have done another ride with them. Good ride for all levels.
Great Cycling Day!
We stumbled on a cozy looking cafe on our way to find Grasshopper and book a cycling tour. Well, it turned out to be very lucky since Trailhead offered just the kind of ride we were looking for. We immediately booked and we were the only ones on our day-trip, a virtually private tour with a guide and driver trailing us with cold water. After a little over an hour drive into the jungle-y countryside, we were off on our hybrid bicycles passing through spectacular scenery, farms, rice paddies, coffee plantations and lush gorgeous hills. We started with a waterfall visit then rode about 35 km total, not a huge effort but you felt the exercise. Our guide Lek (I think) was wonderful and informative and had fresh coconuts and fried bananas ready for us at the temple where the ride ended. If you are at all hesitant about your ability you should know that while we are fit and bike regularly, my husband and I became the record holders of their oldest riders, he in his 70's and me at 62! Great fun and very personal attention.
Fun Ride for All Level of Fitness
One of the highlight of our trip to Chiang Mai. Their service and attitude are top class. We took 'Rural Explorer' trip and it suit all kind of fitness level. So no worry even if you are new to cycling. Our tour guide 'KOM' and 'ViVi' are so wonderful and friendly. Will definitely join the trip again whenever we visiting there in the future.
We did the rural explorer tour and had an awesome day. Bikes look brand new and the guys take good care of you. Great route, beautiful nature and Lek (tour guide) has lots of information about your surroundings. It was a little challenging going up hill sometimes, but so much fun. You finish the day with a big meal. We would 100% recommend doing this while in Chiang Mai.
Review of: Rural Explorer Mountain Biking Tour Chiang Mai