1. Thailand
  2. Chiang Mai Province
  3. Chiang Mai
  4. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Doi Suthep National Park: Beginner Downhill Bike Ride

Product ID: 164939
Don't miss this all-time favorite scenic downhill ride in the Chiang Mai region. Take a 1200m descent by mountain bike from Doi Suthep National Park Summit to Lake Huay Tueng Tao at the valley floor. Perfect for motivated beginners!
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Thai, English

Pickup included

Pick-up at your hotel lobby in Chiang Mai.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the thrill of a 1500m vantage point as you ride downhill to Chiang Mai
  • Bike through Northern Thailand's finest National Park and take a swim at the lake
  • Enjoy the stunning views as you ride towards the Mae Ping valley
  • Enjoy the company and aid of professional guides
Full description
This tour offers the most scenic and popular downhill mountain bike ride in Chiang Mai. Your day kicks off with transfer from your hotel at 9:30 AM and a comprehensive safety and bike fit-out briefing. After a 45-minute drive to the top of Doi Pui Mountain, you’ll take a short test ride to get comfortable with the equipment.
Finally ready, you’ll head off towards Hill Top Coffee Plantation along a small jeep track. If you’re a beginner, your guide will help you with your downhill riding techniques. Follow the track covered by spectacularly large tree canopies to enjoy the cooler temperatures before arriving at the first resting point. Take a break and maybe try a cup of local coffee as you soak in the mountain air and views! Home to the friendly Hmong Hill Tribe People, you will witness the rural living and farming in Northern Thailand’s mountains.
The second route you will take requires your full attention, as the wild growth of the forest hugs the track. For advanced riders, there are single tracks paralleling the moderately challenging jeep route to get their technical single-track fix (advanced riders know what I'm talking about!). There will be plenty of fantastic viewpoints for rest stops and lightly mixed terrain to challenge you as your ride continues down towards Lake Huay Tueng Tao at the base of the mountain. Arriving at the lake, you’ll enjoy a dip if you like, a well-deserved meal and amazing views of the mountain that just gave you an awesome 3+ hour mountain bike descent adventure. Then it’s time to head back to Chiang Mai, the lazy way: by truck, which will have you back around 3:30 PM.
  • Cross Country Front Suspension/hydraulic Disc Mountain Bike
  • Safety gear: helmet(Go Pro Ready) gloves, knee and elbow pads, daypack
  • Driver/guide
  • 4WD vehicle
  • Lunch at destination and 2 liters of water for the ride
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
What’s Not Included
  • National Park Entrance fee (200 THB)
  • Insurance Fee (50 THB)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear firm shoes
• Bring a swimsuit if you want to swim at the end at the lake
• Please let the guide know of any dietary restrictions
• No one is ever rushed down a mountain. Please alert us if you have a tight schedule so we can take steps to assure your timely arrival back in Chiang Mai.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.2 / 5
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Wer Lust auf ein kleines Abenteuer hat, ist hier gut aufgehoben! Für mich war es das erste Mal auf dem Mountainbike und bei dem schlammigen Boden (es hat geregnet) eine echte Herausforderung. Aber der Guide war unglaublich geduldig und sehr motivierend! Wir haben eine Kaffeeplantage besucht, immer wieder Pausen gemacht und zum Schluss einen leckeren Snack am See zu uns genommen. Ein erlebnisreicher Tag mit einer tollen Gruppe!

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November 13, 2018


The guides are great, the ride is quite challenging in parts.

August 23, 2019

Great cool descent, quite intense! Certainly not for wimps

Nice and very experienced guide! Even after cycling a nice lunch at a fantastic location! Highly recommended if you like to do a vacation.

June 13, 2019

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