Chiang Dao, the last tooth of the Himalayas rises majestically above the rest of the mountains. In its shadow we find some of the most remote and interesting rides in Northern Thailand.
TRIP DESCRIPTION CROSS COUNTRY / DOWNHILL
Trip 5: intermediate level – 100% off road
Trip 5a: advanced level – 10% off road, 90% single track
Trip 5b: advanced level – 10% off road, 90% single track
This ride includes an awesome 4 X wheel drive tour up to a 5800 foot mountain at the famous Doi Chiang Dao [The last tooth of the Himalayas].
EQUIPMENT PROVIDED for all trips:
FULL SUSPENSION MOUNTAIN BIKE, helmet, gloves, knee and elbow pads,chest protector, Bike Top
PROVISIONS PROVIDED for all trips:
1 liter water , LUNCH at destination
WHAT TO WEAR:
Shorts and shirt, sport shoes, extra shirt and shorts Light rain coat in rainy season .
WHAT TO BRING:
plastic to protect camera etc. day pack ( we have one for you if you don\’t have one)
From the summit we depart by mountain bikes along the ridge with beautiful views across to Chiang Dao and into the Mae Taeng Valley.
We pass by hill tribe villages and enjoy pine forests and the cool air at this higher altitude.
First gradual descent along the top turns into a steep drop to the Mae Taeng Valley, all on hardly used forest road until we reach the bottom of the valley. Then we ride on a small paved road through an astonishingly beautiful valley landscape, where we are greeted by elephants lingering by the river waiting to be fed.
The experienced rider will enjoy this branch of the regular route down the south face of the valley through thick jungle on a very remote single track later following the water down into the farm land of the valley.
Advanced riders and explorers will marvel at this remote ridge ride, these trails have never seen a bike before and who knows if we can find the exact same route again, these hunting and gathering trails branch and branch down and along the ridge as we descent in to the Mae Taman Valley. You want to be in good shape for this one . The views are magnificent.
If you are as adventures as we are and looking to join us testing new ridges and lost ravines be our guest , the rate for these rides is usually comparable to other published rides in the region. The exact length and ridability of these ridge explorations can not be guaranteed, but a hell of an adventure with an altitude advantages is for sure. Did we mention you should have past riding experience.