Looking for the best cycling based vacation ever? Well then, cycling in Chiang Mai it is! Being Thailand’s second biggest city, Chiang Mai is not just known for its affordable food, but it is also known for its cycling tours. Cycling in Chiang Mai is offered through its tropical riding routes and is definitely a must add-on to your bucket list. Thailand is also known as the ‘Land of Cycling’. During the birthday of their Queen, close to 136000 cyclists took to the streets. If this isn’t an inclination towards how cycling-friendly this city is, then we don’t know what is. Locals are not the only ones who enjoy cycling here, tourists from all over the world visit Chiang Mai to pay for cycling tours in Chiang Mai. The ancient city never sleeps, with cyclists engulfing the small back roads or alleyways. Once the sun is set, cyclists can cruise through a number of local parks, golden spires, and temples. All this is illuminated by the shining moon and night markets. A 10-15 km ride is perfect if you are with a family. You can await snack breaks and gawk at gorgeous sites along the way. What makes Chiang Mai so fascinating is the blend of new and old.
The interest taken by the Royal Family and the Tourism Ministry has helped cycling become more accessible to tourists and be attractive for its cycling tours. An asphalt and rubber bike lane has been constructed that goes through five provinces. With a distance of close to 114 miles, it will be the longest bike lane in Asia, easily attracting cycling lovers from all over the world. The Sky Lane in Thailand, which was constructed in 2016, is a 14-mile cycling track that loops around the Suvarnabhumi Airport. Close to 21.5 million visitors arrive at Thailand each year. Cycling in Chiang Mai will cost you between INR 2500 and INR 3500 only. This will include the pricing of hiring the cycles along with the cycling gear. The 90-mile scenic cycling ride winds through mountains Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Another hub for cycling enthusiasts is the classic route through elephant sightings. Cycling tours in Chiang Mai take you through the sacred temple of Doi Suthep. A number of cycling kit clad cyclists can be witnessed climbing through the switchbacks or cruising downwards.
Except for the January-February period, which is the time of the Chinese New Year, you can visit Chiang Mai during the rest of the year. There is no need to book cycling tours in Chiang Mai in advance. You can also find bike-friendly accommodations easily. The prices for budget-friendly hotels start from INR 1000 and upwards per night. In case you want to purchase your own bike, you can do so from a number of well-stocked bike shops such as Cherry Bike. So don’t let pricing or distance bog you down. If you want to experience a unique vacation based on healthy cycling, cycling in Chiang Mai is the best place to do it.