2 Days 1 Night
A lengthy uphill ride along the lush northeast side of Suthep National Park brings us to the Hmong village to spend the night and ride down the following day to Lake Huay Tung Thao.
OFF ROAD 1 DAY UPHILL – 1 DAY DOWNHILL
Our 4 wheel drive transportation takes us to the north west end of Doi Pui Mountain From here we start our lengthy climb up to Doi Pui mtn. The gradual climb brings us to the divide where we drop deep into a highland jungle gully between two mountains. At 3200 feet elevation we notice the tropical forest emerging from the pine woods, with huge banana leaves and plenty of bamboo filtering the light.
Once at the bottom of the gully we begin a long and rewarding uphill back to 3800 feet, some ride, some walk, concentrating and preserving energy on the way to our summit.
We Continue to climbing the road up to the hill tribe village at the end of the forest trail
Once at the Mong village we enjoy a late lunch/early dinner under the watchfully eyes of the village kids. Here we spend the night and refresh our senses with the cool mountain air. The next morning after breakfast we prepare for an relaxing and scenic day riding down to Huay Tung Thao lake where a well deserved lunch awaits us.
When: Daily 9:30 am-4:30 pm. All year rain or shine
Trip: Doi Pui to Maesa Valley
Location: Mountain 5400 feet elevation, above Chiang Mai
Biking time: Approx: 4 hrs, 35 km
Elevation change: From 5400 feet (1600 m) down to 3200(1100 m) up to 4100 feet and down to 1200 feet (400 m)
Riding Conditions: 75% downhill, rarely used dirt road
Flora: Pine forest, jungle, plantations
Levels: Motivated beginners through experts
Personal fitness: Good