Full Day / 8 hr.

Rural Road


Level 3/5

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, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and refreshing coconut before heading back to the city for the tour conclusion.

What’s included
• 3-4 hours cycling tour through beautiful teak forest and countryside
• Premium quality bike KONA Blast Trail 27.5″ HT or Trek Marlin hardtails
• Helmet (knee / elbow pads, gloves are available upon request)
• Pick and drop off service
• Short hike to Mork Fa waterfall at the start of the tour
• Delicious Thai lunch, trailside snacks and refreshments
• Refreshing coconut at the end of the day

Pick up from hotel at 8.30am-9am, departure from shop at 9.30am

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.

Restrictions: We have no minimum age, but we require the person to be at least 110 centimeters tall. We have size S, M, L, XL bikes available as well as 20″ and 24″ wheel bikes for kids.  Please note that we require a minimum of 2 people for a confirmed departure, if this requirement is not met you may be offered an alternative trip.

What to Expect: Approx  20-25km of cycling over undulating terrain with some steep climbs.  The tour is vehicle supported in places so it’s possible to skip certain areas, we can also add more / reduce off road depending on ability.  The terrain is technically not difficult but a good level of fitness is recommended.  We may recommend shortening the ride in the summer months.

Sample Itinerary: *subject to change, depending on weather and availability, times are approximations.
08:30am Pick up from hotel and transfer to Trailhead office
09:00am Welcome & introduction, complimentary coffee, meet the team and briefing on cycling tour
09:30am Shop departure
11.15am Arrive at the start point and enjoy hike to Mork Fa waterfall
12.00am Begin the mountain biking ride through the countryside
13:30pm Stop for some refreshments and snacks next to rice paddies 
14:30pm Finish the ride and drive to restaurant
15:00pm Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch and energizing coconut
16:00pm Program wrap-up and transfer back to Trailhead office or hotel
17:00pm Arrive at Trailhead office or hotel 

Price Includes

  • 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 pads, elbow pads, gloves upon request, hydration packs
  • Drinks, lunch and snacks
  • National park entrance fee
  • Friendly and professional guide
Time Schedule
  • Hotel pick up 8.30-09.00 am
  • Shop departure 9.30 am
  • Start riding 12.00 pm
  • Trail side snacks 13.30 am
  • Lunch 15.00 pm
  • Finish/Hotel drop off 17.00 pm

Tour At A Glance

Trail Type (for whole Ride)
  • Single track 0%
  • Double track 20%
  • Hard Surface 80%
  • Gain 300 m.
  • Loss 305 m.
  • Maximum elevation 765 m
Total Cycling Distance
20 - 25 Km
8 Hours (approx.)




Review of: Rural Explorer Mountain Biking Tour Chiang Mai