Trailhead’s Award Winning mountain bike tour in Chiang Mai. Ride deep into the nature and culture of the North. Descend the unique trail with stunning landscapes and experience Hmong hill tribe’s way of life.

Full Day / 8 hr.

All Mountain

Very Difficult

Level 3/5

A scenic mountain bike tour in Chiang Mai which takes you through a variety of changing landscapes. Ride the fast and flowy trails with some technical features such as berms, jumps and drops with sections of dual track as well as single track. The nature along the route is simply breathtaking, from the hillsides dotted with lychee and coffee plantations, to the seldom visited waterfall.  The tour includes a stop at a hilltop Hmong village where you can enjoy a coffee and a chat with the friendly villagers.

Experience some difficult but short climbs along the way and earn the fast and fun downhill.  Stop for trailside snacks and refreshments with views of Chiang Mai in the background before finishing with some technical singletrack.  Once completed a delicious lunch will be provided before transport back to your accommodation.  

This is the perfect option for those who have done Buffalo Soldier and are looking for a new challenge, with more technical and steep singletrack descents, rock gardens, ruts and roots to contend with.

A truly epic mountain bike tour in Chiang Mai and a Tourism Authority of Thailand winner!

What Can I Expect?
Expect steep descents and ascents in places – especially towards the start of the ride so you need to be a competent rider with a good level of fitness.  As you descend, the trails are more flowy with more rock / gravel.  Riding time will be around 3 hours depending on group size and fitness level.

Price Includes
  • Premium full suspension YT Jeffsy. More details here. (Subtract 500 Baht if bring your own bike)
  • Protective gear – helmet (fullface on request), knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, hydration packs
  • Drinks, lunch and snacks
  • Insurance
  • National park entrance fee
  • Friendly and professional guide
Time Schedule
  • 8.30 am-9am            Hotel pick up              
  • 9.30 am            Shop departure          
  • 10.45 am          Start riding                
  • 12.00 pm         Trail side lunch         
  • 3.15 pm           Snack
  • 4.30 pm           Finish/Hotel drop off  

Tour At A Glance

Trail Type (for whole Ride)
  • Single track 55%
  • Double track 40%
  • Hard Surface 5%
  • Gain 300 m.
  • Loss 1450 m.
  • Max elevation 1585 m.
Total Cycling Distance
8 Hours (approx.)




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