Cycle Touring from Chiang Mai to Chiang Dao
There isn’t a better way to acquire an accurate cultural experience of a destination than on a cycle tour.
Biking from Chiang Mai to Chiang Dao, Norhtern Thailand and back with its jagged topography, untouched forests, and traditional hillside tribal villages is the ultimate off-road bicycle tour experience. Off-the-beaten-path bicycle trails allow for easy biking so that you can really appreciate it all. Though the biking is painless, you do want to have some biking proficiency as you don’t want to be learning how to Enduro Tours Thailand right before this bicycle tour.
After a pretty good breakfast and swift pick-up from your Chiang Mai hotel, all members of the bike tour will be introduced to tough and well-looked after mountain bikes. Your cycling gear such as helmets, bike shorts, and shoes will be comfy because they will be yours, the ones that you bought or brought out with you for the Chiang Mai cycling tour!
A blast for all the senses with exotic scenery, matchless encounters and a mixture of natural aromas, this 2 Day Mountain Bike Adventure extracts you from your familiar normality and puts you squarly in a rural situation, an age away from your own. Previous clients have commented that it is like being on the movie set of a fantastic movie in which fantasy figures and flowers swing to the tropical rhythm with brightly coloured butterflies fluttering and flitting against a brilliant scene.
A thousand songs supply the background music as birds sing to you. All this occurs as the bicycle tour group peddle through harsh jungle occasionally catching a peek at Thailand’s 3rd highest peak. This experience is so inspiring that you’ll continually feel, “Wow! Oh wow! Wow!”. Attach a little helmet camcorder and video all the action as you become your own show producer.
Chiang Dao Elephants
Distant, expansive and wild, Chiang Dao is home to Thailand’s first elephant camp in a region where in bygone times elephants worked in logging camps. While logging has now been outlawed, tourism represents a real salvation for Asian Elephants and the Chiang Dao Elephant Camp gets you up-close and personal with these gentle giants in their authentically natural environment. See working elephant demonstrations, intermingle with the elephants and watch them bathe in the Ping River.
Elephants are fascinating, creatures with their protruding, multi-functional proboscis used for lifting, streeeeeetching for fruits and vegetation way up in the canopy, and even as a shower head to give themselves and each other a refreshing soak. Elephants can regulate the shower pressure accordingly as well! Want a tropical rain shower? No problem. Just spray less. Want a powerful fire-hydrant style spray down? No worries, just blast away! But beware. When it comes to an elephant power shower, staying dry as an innocent looker-on is not surefire!
Mother elephants and baby elephants have a inimitable relationship. It’s just way too cute to see them interacting with each other as the mother elephants try to clean their infants and the baby elephants just want to play. Well, it’s virtually the same as humans except that their tub is much bigger than ours. Everyone loves elephants and to have the opportunity to see them in their environment is not only a Kodak moment but an experience that you’ll be recalling for the rest of your days.
Hmong Pha Mieng, Lahu, Lisu and Akkha Villages
Hugging extreme ridges and boasting panoramic mountain views is the tiny, remote Hmong Pha Mieng village. Go just a bit further and the Lahu village Kup Kap pops out at you. Swimming, sewing, observing and maybe even helping out with some organic gardening, are just among some of the day by day life activities that you’ll most likely get to experience as you hang out with the hill tribes people. Trade your bike for a buffalo ride or an elephant ride and journey local style.