5 DAY ULTIMATE RIDE SONGKRAN 2016

5 DAY ULTIMATE SONGKRAN ADVENTURE  (Suitable for families)

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SONGKRAN 2016: MAE SALONG, DOI PHA HOM POK, CHIANG RAI

Join us on the remote trails of Thailand’s beautiful far north! Be among the first to blaze NEW trails on Doi Mae Salong, Doi Pha Hom Pok (Thailand’s 2nd highest mountain), Doi Chang  and Doi Bo. Epic days through lush forest, on spectacular ridges with magnificent views, and fantastic smooth single-track descents with some fun technical options. Relax in style at night in quality resorts and eat plenty of great food in selected restaurants. 5 days of awesomeness.

SUMMARY

ARRIVAL DAY (12/4/16)– Clients should arrive in Chiang Rai on the night before the trip at the latest. Accommodation pre-trip is not included in the price but we can recommend hotels.

DAY 1 (13/4/16)– Early pick up in Chiang Rai, transfer to trailhead near Doi Chang and start the ride on beautiful, flowing, remote trails. Lunch at a gorgeous waterfall and then more awesome single track in the afternoon. Return to Chiang Rai and then dinner at a delicious local restaurant.

DAY 2 (14/4/16)– Check out and transfer to beginning of epic day. Magic morning riding spectacular single track to lunch. Then a short transfer before an afternoon of classic single track that culminates in a long descent down to the Kok river. We end the day with a longtail boat trip that drops us off in front of our hotel in Thaton.

DAY 3 (15/4/16)– Breakfast and transfer to trailhead just below the summit of Doi Pha Hom Pok, a short hike to summit viewpoint and back, then our epic downhill ride. So good we do it twice and you will want more!

DAY 4 (16/4/16)– Check out and transfer north to Mae Salong. After a climb to start, smooth and flowing in the morning and then after lunch we have another awesome ride that  finishes with a downhill on flowing single track. Return to Mae Salong and explore the interesting and unique town.

DAY 5 (17/4/16)– After a brief stop at the chedi overlooking Doi Mae Salong, a short descent followed by a scenic climb to the Burmese border where we pay a short visit to our friends at a remote army post, before some of the best downhill single track in Thailand (and maybe a little bit of Myanmar). A fitting final day of the most scenic riding on a mix of hillside and ridge trails. Unforgettable. No better way to finish a great trip. Transfer back to Chiang Rai.

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Mtb Chiang RaiDoi Bo

This ride is epic and always changing. We transfer over the summit of our secret peak and ride amazing scenic trails to lunch at a beautiful waterfall. After lunch and a rest we have another brief transfer to the top of the hill for an awesome undulating single track ride to finish the day. Short transfer back to Chiang Rai.

Morning ride Distance: 10kms Max Elevation: 1300m Ascent: 300m Descent: 1000m

Afternoon ride Distance: 23kms Max Elevation: 1000m Ascent: 400m Descent: 1000m

 

DAY 2

Mtb Chiang Rai waterfall

Today, we leave Chiang Rai and head into the mountains north of the Kok river. Fantastic brand new single track ride in the morning with two big descent separated by a climb. After lunch we transfer west to an afternoon trail with breathtaking views that takes us down to the river’s edge. A nice little afternoon boat journey takes us all the way to our resort in Thaton.

Morning ride Distance: 20kms Max Elevation: 1300m Ascent: 600m Descent: 1400m

Afternoon ride Distance: 13kms Max Elevation: 900m Ascent: 500m Descent: 950m

DAY 3

pa hom pok summit

Downhill day, 2 runs. After a hearty breakfast we shuttle to just below the summit of Doi Pa Hom Pok mountain, Thailand’s second highest peak.. We hike up to the summit for magical panoramic views and then we walk back down to our bikes and at around 2000m elevation depart on our day’s ride on awesome barely used trails. Fantastic views and long flowing downhills, some technical sections and a few more ups to keep the heart pumping and the lungs burning. Think single track, crossing clear, icy streams and magical views! We transfer back to the top of the hill for a nice lunch and then we enjoy another run on this awesome track. Finally we return to our hotel for a swim and relax.

Distance: 17kms Max Elevation: 1972m Ascent: 250m Descent: 1650m (2 runs)

DAY 4

Mtb Chiang Rai Buffalo

We leave Thaton and transfer out to the hills just north of Doi Mae Salong. We start our day with some moderate climbing on easy beautiful trails in the direction of Thoet Thai, and then an easy roll down on smooth trails until lunch. Then we have an epic afternoon on some more fun trails and flowing single track to finish the day riding along the Mae Kham river into Thoed Thai. Return to Mae Salong for the night.

Distance: 30kms Max Elevation: 1450m Ascent: 950m Descent: 1750m

 

DAY 5

army post

Head into the hills in the direction of the Burmese border. We start our ride on single track and then exposed hillsides with great trails and amazing views. We have a bit of climbing to do, stopping by an army camp along the way, and then as we get a view from another nearby army camp on a hilltop overlooking Burma we start our descent on ever-changing flowing tracks that go on for miles and miles until we meet our support vehicles. We have a tasty lunch and transfer back to Chiang Rai for departure.

Distance: 22.5kms Max Elevation: 1640m Ascent: 800m Descent: 1250m

 

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people at the following prices. Please contact us for a quote on a group smaller than 4.

Prices:

Riders:THB 18,900 per person based on twin share in quality accom

Non-riders:  THB 11,200 per person based on twin share in quality accom

Child sleeping with parent/s: 4,800THB per person

10+ group booking please enquire directly

Single Supplement:

THB 4,000 per person

Bike Hire Optional: SANTA CRUZ BRONSON CC THB1,500 per day + pads and helmet 200 per day if required

What′s included:

–    Accommodation 4 nights in quality resort (twin share),

–    Daily healthy breakfast and 5 lunches,

–    4 Quality dinners with a beer,

–    Riding snacks and/or cake,

–    5 days of guided biking on the best trails,

–    4wd and dirt bike assisted rides,

–    Bike wash and workshop facilities,

–    Assistance on bike repair and set up,

–    The most stunning scenery and trails in Northern Thailand

–   Advice on routes and detailed map orientation should you wish to ride without a guide after the trip

 

What′s not included:

Holiday / Accident Insurance (make sure you are covered for mountain rescue)

Beers and wine apart from where mentioned

Travel and Personal Injury Insurance

Optional:

–   Accommodation before and/or after the trip

 

WE RESERVE THE RIGHTS TO ALTER THE ORDER AND LOCATION OF THE RIDES AND ACCOMMODATION DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES SUCH AS WEATHER AND TRAIL CONDITIONS.

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