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Chiang Mai: Historic Old City 4-Hour Bike Tour

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Chiang Mai: Historic Old City 4-Hour Bike Tour

From US$ 41.01 per person

Discover the charms of Chiang Mai's Old City on a 4-hour bike tour of the back lanes. Experience everyday life in the modern city, and see ancient temples and Buddha images inside the Old City walls. Learn about Chiang Mai's trading history and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Bike the back lanes and alleys of Chiang Mai's Old City
  • Discover some of the city's oldest and finest temples
  • Stroll through a fresh food market and sample some of the wares
Full description
Discover the back streets inside the Old City walls of Chiang Mai on a slow and easy 12-kilometer bike ride suitable for families with young children. Meander through the small lanes to sights such as the Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai’s oldest temple where ancient marble and crystal Buddha images are enshrined. Discover the rarely visited Wat Sadue Muang, known as the "“Temple of the City Navel” in reference to the location where the temple was built over 700 years ago. See its glorious white Buddha statue and the Three Kings Monument. Learn more about the Wat Chedi Luang, built to house the ashes of a Lanna king and formerly the home of the Emerald Buddha now at the Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. Admire the gate of Tha Phae, where traders used to bring their wares into the city, and learn about Chiang Mai's history as a trading hub. Then, wander through Somphet Market and taste a few of the local fruits and sweets.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Snack
  • Drinks
  • Bikes
  • Helmets
  • Entrance fees
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People who can't ride a bike
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must also bring a valid form of government-issued photo ID
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 3 months. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present proof of medical complications and a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. Students may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination. Participants who are under 6 years old do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted
  • All participants who are over 15 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 3 months. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present proof of medical complications and a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts. Participants who are under 18 years old must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present either a valid EU/Swiss Covid-19 certificate consisting of either: proof of full vaccination (only Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Johnson&Johnson, or AstraZeneca vaccines are accepted), proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. Non-EU/Swiss proofs of vaccination or Covid-19 infection must be exchanged by an official body in Switzerland. Only EU/Swiss certificates will be accepted.
  • All participants who are over 18 years and older must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 3 months. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts and proof of medical complications. Students who are under 18 years old may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination. Participants who are under 7 years old and not in school do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test
  • All passengers of public transport over 6 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, or a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before you travel
  • All participants who are over 13 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • A FFP2 mask (for participants over 14 years old) or a mouth-nose protector (for participants from 6-13 years old) must be worn in all indoor areas. We also recommend wearing a mask outdoors if a safe distance cannot be maintained
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months of age must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 3 months. Participants must also present a negative antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts. Students who are under 12 years and 3 months old may present proof of regular school testing and their age instead of proof of vaccination or infection
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 3 months. Participants must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts, a negative rapid test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts, or proof of a booster vaccination shot. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present proof of medical complications and a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. Students who are over 6 years of age may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination and a negative test. Children under the age of 6 do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or proof of medical complications preventing vaccination
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present their passport, proof of full vaccination, and a negative Covid-19 PCR taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination administered at least 14 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months (must be recovered for more than 10 days), a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months. All participants between 6-12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts, or a negative Antigen test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts.
  • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household
  • All participants aged 5 and older must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 16 and older must also present a valid ID. Participants are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their final dose of vaccine. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present proof of medical or religious exemption as well as a negative Covid-19 test administered by a medical professional
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. All participants between 6-11 years old must present either proof of full vaccination proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts.
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants who are over 18 years and older must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 3 months. Participants must also present a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts and proof of medical complications. Students who are under 18 years old may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination. Participants who are under 7 years old and not in school do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either QR-code proof of full vaccination, QR-code proof of a Covid-19 infection in the last 6 months, or a document confirming medical contraindications for vaccination with a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants aged 5 and older must present either proof of initial vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • All participants who were born in 2006 or earlier must present proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months. Participants must also present a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must also bring a valid form of government-issued photo ID
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

87 Bumrung Buri Road, Prasing, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • You must cover your shoulders and knees to visit sacred sites, temples, and pagodas
  • It is recommended to bring sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Excellent Guide and Ride - Well Worth Doing!

Good bikes - already set up to my height and didn't have to adjust the seat. Our guide was Anh and she was terrific, giving full information on all the sights we were taken to. She also included an extra sight when one of our party of three requested it. Riding a bike in Chiang Mai might seem daunting but Anh guided us through it all and at no time did I feel in danger. Well worth doing at a very reasonable price.

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March 30, 2019

We booked this trip before we touched down Chiang Mai. I'm glad that we made this decision to have this historical cycle trip the 1st activity for our trip as the guide James is very friendly, helpful and informative. We travelled with 2 kids a 11 years old and 9 years old. Both of my kids enjoy the trip very much as this cycling trip is not a difficult ride. Occasionally we may needs to cross the main road which need more attention. Most of the time we cycled along the back alley. We made a few stops at the temples, 3 King monument and the local market to explore the history and how the local lives in Chiang mai. James told us lots of interesting stories of the Chiang Mai city and the philosophy of Buddhism. Quite interesting indeed.Also, the session of local fruit tasting was nice. Yes, we had a great trip for sure and thanks again to James and Bobby who is another guide helping us during the trip. Keep it up with the great work!

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December 19, 2018

The bike tour is nice and gives a good overview of Chiang Mai’s old city. The bikes are well maintained and easy to handle. Actual time spent on the bike is rather short due to the number and duration of stops. 30 minutes at the food market seemed excessive to me. Anyway, 5* to our guide Bom, who was very motivated and caring.

November 28, 2018

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