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Chiang Mai: Boat Ride and Cycling Tour to Sticky Waterfall

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Chiang Mai: Boat Ride and Cycling Tour to Sticky Waterfall

From US$ 62.29 per person

Experience a cycling tour to the stunning Sticky Waterfall, exploring some amazing attractions along the way including a boat ride across the Mae Kuang reservoir, caves, temples, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is from any accommodation within Chiang Mai city limits. Please wait in the lobby.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Take an exciting boat trip across a picturesque reservoir
  • Explore caves full of bats and other wildlife
  • Cycle through beautiful teak forests
  • Cool off at the wonderful Sticky Waterfalls and walk the multi tiered cascades
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch and snacks along the way
Full description
After pickup, enjoy a cup of complimentary coffee at Trailhead Café before preparing for the day ahead. After a comfortable 45-minute journey in a Toyota Fortune, begin the adventure with a boat ride across the Mae Kuang reservoir on a longtail boat, so you can admire the wonderful mountainous scenery on all sides.   After the boat trip, the riding begins. Cycle along a combination of quiet country roads, dirt dual track and single tracks. Pass through a quiet country village and lookout point where you can take a break and enjoy a drink. The cycling tour continues through verdant teak forests and a cave full of bats and if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a snake.   From this point, the trail is mainly dirt dual track with some small uphill sections, as well as downhill sections eventually coming out onto the road in front of the famous “Sticky Waterfall” (Bua Tong). Here, swim in the many waterfall tiers and relax in the cooling waters.   After a delicious lunch, you will be escorted back to the Trailhead office or their accommodation. The tour is suitable for people of all ages and abilities with only a good level of fitness required. You will have the option to skip certain sections upon request and use the support vehicle depending on the level of fitness. The maximum tour length is 25km with 500m of climbing. Our friendly and professional guides will take photos and videos along the journey which are included in the package for your treasured memories of the cycling tour.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • High quality KONA mountain bikes
  • All safety equipment, including helmet and knee/elbow protection
  • Hydration pack
  • Insurance
  • Lunch, snacks and a coffee
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you bring a change of clothes as the trail may be muddy
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Amazing, challenging, breath taking and memorable. The Trailhead team are top notch. Great bikes, great guides, great route. They documented our entire journey and sent us photos and videos. It was a challenging ride and is more aptly described as cycling trip with visit to waterfalls and boat transfers than my previously imagined 30/30/30 split. It was about 10/80/10 boat/bike/waterfalls. I liked the team so much I inquired about doing other things with them: trekking, hiking, etc. highly recommend!!!

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October 21, 2021

Lek was amazing, I spin a lot but hadn’t been on a mountain bike for years. He was really encouraging throughout the day, checking to see I was ok as the group I was with were seasoned riders. I loved every minute and would highly recommend this activity in Chiang Mai!

November 24, 2019

You need a reasonably good condition to complete this tour, but luckely there is always a car driving behind where you can pop in at almost any time. Lunch is only at the end of the tour so you might want to bring some food with you. Guides are friendly and supportive and speak English quite well.

December 14, 2019

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