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From Chiang Mai: Private Mae Sa Valley Hike & Bike Day Tour

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43 reviews

Activity provider: Active Thailand

From Chiang Mai: Private Mae Sa Valley Hike & Bike Day Tour

Activity provider: Active Thailand

From US$ 76.58 per person

Hike and bike through the rainforests of the Mae Sa Valley on a day trip from Chiang Mai. Take a 5-kilometer hike with an experienced local and discover villagers going about their everyday lives. Then, get off-road on a 20-kilometer bike ride.

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Duration 7 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai.
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  • Trek the remote hills of the Mae Sa Valley and visit a small Karen hill tribe village
  • Cycle through the spectacular valley and take a few off-road routes through the forest
  • Learn about the flora and fauna and hear about the local customs and culture
  • Enjoy a Thai lunch at a local restaurant
Full description
Depart Chiang Mai and journey to the Mae Sa Valley region in approximately 1 hour. Arrive at the start point of your adventure on the outskirts of a hill tribe village, where you will commence a 2.5-hour hike. Start with a gradual climb as you trek past some village houses, surrounded by unspoiled jungle. Follow your experienced guide - and perhaps a few friendly dogs - on the 5-kilometer walk. As this is a local trail, there’s a chance you will encounter locals going about their everyday tasks. Discover a variety of flora and fauna, as well as a cabbage farm and another hill tribe village. Listen as your local guide shares their knowledge of the area and explains the customs of village life in northern Thailand. Stop at a picturesque waterfall for a picnic lunch of homemade Thai cuisine. Then, begin your 20-kilometer cycling trip from the waterfall, starting with mostly downhill rides along a sealed road. Turn off the main road to find yourself riding through village alleyways, rice fields and the rural roads of the Mae Sa Valley. Bike a few of the off-road trails to really get off the beaten track. End at the Orchid Farm, where you can freshen up and have a quick browse before the drive back to Chiang Mai for an approximate arrival time of 5:30 PM.
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by covered pickup truck
  • English-speaking guide and licensed driver
  • Water and snacks
  • Mountain bikes with 24 gears and front suspension (plus cycling helmets)
  • Support vehicle
  • Thai picnic lunch
  • Beverages (other than water)
  • Tips or gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour involves about 5 kilometers of hiking and 20 kilometers of cycling. It is suitable for participants with good physical fitness
  • Vegetarian and other dietary needs can be catered for. Please advise at time of booking if required
  • Wear suitable outdoor clothing, such as hiking boots or runners, and bring a hat, sunglasses sunscreen and insect repellent
  • This activity is not recommended for people with heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please note that the timings mentioned are estimates only and some factors cannot be controlled (such as traffic conditions)
  • Routes may vary according to the season but your guide will do their best to help you discover the most scenic places in the area
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 43 reviews

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Excellent trip. Was picked up exactly at the hotel, drove about 1 hour and started with a 2.5 hour hike from a village and through the jungle. Our guide Michael Chi continuously told us about what we met. Halfway fruit and chocolate. Important to wear good shoes. Then we saw a beautiful waterfall and drove to a local restaurant that had made very delicious food. Then we cycled on good bikes for 3 hours through the most beautiful landscape of rice fields where people walked and worked, it was like overwhelmingly beautiful. Also cycled through small villages. Along the way, there was a stop for cold drinks. One must be in reasonable shape.

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February 6, 2020

We had such a great Day with our guide Pan! He took good care of us, told us lots of things about plants, hill tribes and Thailand in general, we could ask him everything as well. He also got plenty of water bottles, ice tea, multiple snacks and cleaning tissues for us, nothing left to ask for. Lunch at the little restaurant was enough (soup, phad Thai and fruits) and very delicious. Hiking and cycling were both very nice, beautiful places, enough brakes to always feel comfortable, not too challenging but not too easy as well. Get on moskito spray before hiking and sun blocker before cycling. The mountain bikes were really light and good to ride as well, except squeaky brakes but that's okay. Definitely recommend if you're searching for nature, beautiful landscapes, clean air and bit of sports. Enjoy!

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February 14, 2019

Super well-organized trek in the mountain! Pan is absolutely a lovely guide, he will teach you a lot about Thailand (its culture, plants, trees...), he is very thoughtful and speaks English fluently (and French also!) The bike tour takes you to amazing landscapes (rice fields...) and the hike part is right in the Thai jungle. The lunch was really good also. Highly recommended!!

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December 26, 2017

Product ID: 57650