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Thailand Bike Tour

Chiang Mai & the Golden Triangle to Tropical Island Beaches

Couples, Friends & Solos

Trip length varies per departure date.

Activity Level: 1-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,599 - $7,799 pp dbl occ

Plus $150 internal air

($1,300 - $1,500 for sgl occ)

Bike an oxcart path among lush rice paddies. Admire an ornate Buddhist temple in a jungle-filled valley. Relish a homemade curry and marvel at jagged limestone hills. Top it off with tropical beaches and a day kayaking in Phang Nha National Park. Welcome to Thailand, where the only thing more impressive than the bustling market towns, towering cliffs and timeless villages is how perfectly at home you feel, immersed in the beauty of it all.

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Thailand Bike Tour map


Start Chiang Rai / End Phuket

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Experience a traditional blessing from a local elder, a ritual for travelers who have arrived from faraway locales
  • Delve into Thailand's intriguing cultural roots and connect with our local friends—they're happy to share stories with you
  • Bike from temple to temple along stunning backcountry lanes, where village children rush out to greet you
  • Kayak crystalline waters beneath limestone karsts in the tropical wonderland of Phang Nha Bay National Park 


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
8 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Cycle to the Golden Triangle alongside the Mekong River on the Laos and Myanmar border | Picturesque tobacco fields and rice paddies set the scene for a spin to the ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Saen | Cycle to the spectacular Chom Kitti temple | Learn about the area’s history of the lucrative opium trade, a commodity worth its weight in gold | Browse Sop Ruak’s market for a refreshing Thai iced tea and one-of-a-kind handicrafts.

Pool view at the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort
Anantara Golden Triangle Resort
Chiang Saen
| Premiere Hotel

Described by the Hideaway Report as a "stylish hill country retreat amid 160 acres of tranquil gardens in the Golden Triangle overlooking Burma." (pool, spa)

Day 3

Pedal through pineapple plantations and taste local specialties | Hop in a traditional longtail boat and travel the steady Maekok River | Learn about a local hill tribe, their history and their experience living in Thailand | Delight in the comfort of a home-cooked meal prepared by a local friend | Retreat to your bungalow for the evening and listen to the tranquil river as your head hits the pillow.

Pool View of Maekok River Village Resort
Maekok River Village Resort
Ban Thaton
| *Casual Hotel

Basic bungalows and a fantastic riverside location await at this authentic Thai-style inn. (pool)

Days 4-5

Beneath the white Buddha, offer alms to monks at sunrise | Curious locals welcome you as you bike scenic rural roads through remote villages and into the 1,000-year-old trading center of Fang | Expand your culinary horizons with a chef-led Thai cooking experience | A bike ride to the Lanna Kingdom’s spectacular temples is completed with lunch among rice paddies at a noodle soup eatery | Spend the afternoon exploring fascinating Chiang Mai or kick back at our luxurious jungle retreat | In the evening, tasty street food and vibrant night markets offer the perfect places for you to relish the flavors of Thailand.

Exterior view at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Mae Rim
| Premiere Hotel

This impeccable hotel amid rice paddies, mountains and lush gardens, sets the industry standard for luxury. Condé Nast Traveler Gold List. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Days 6-8

Enter the gates of Chiang Mai Old City and explore the temples, shops and markets along its historic streets | Say goodbye to your bike and fly south to the dreamy island of Phuket, home to forested mountains and enticing white sandy beaches | Enjoy a day at sea, boating and kayaking among the famed limestone karsts that dot the turquoise waters of Phang Nga Bay | Join us for a morning yoga class before saying farewell.

The pool at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
| Premiere Hotel

Contemporary elegance awaits at this hillside resort set among lush palms and greenery with delightful ocean views and Thai cuisine. (pool, spa)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 9 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 28 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 19 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 26 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 3 | 25 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 33 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Maekok River Longtail Boat Ride (3 hours)
Day 4
Level 3 | 25 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 34 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Sunrise Walk (1 hour)
Day 5
Level 1 | 10 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 25 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Rice Planting Activity (1 hour)
Day 6
Chiang Mai Guided Walking Tour & Temple Visit (half day)
Flight to Phuket
Day 7
& Boat Tour in Phang Nga Bay National Park (full day)
Day 8
at Sunrise (1 hour)

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.


Throughout the trip we've selected hotels that, in addition to being both comfortable and authentic, allow us to provide you with an itinerary that flows naturally and with purpose, becoming a genuine travel experience and not simply a collection of sightseeing events. The Maekok River Village Resort, a Casual Hotel, is our home for one night. Although it offers simpler guest rooms than the other hotels on this trip, it is by far the nicest lodging in the area and has been selected because of its access to the best riding in the region.

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