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Full-Day Advanced XC Downhill Biking at Doi Suthep National Park Chiang Mai

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    What to Expect
    You will be picked up from the hotel at 9:30am. After preparations and signup at the shop, a 45 minute drive takes you to the top of Doi Pui Mountain, 5250feet (1600m) elevation.

    Your journey start at the Doi Suthep National Park. A safety briefing at the top confirms that participants are ready to tackle this hard XC ride. An easy descent brings with a couple uphills on the way to the coffee plantation, here we regroup and some might choose to switch to a less strenuous and technically demanding ride, for those ready to go, the short break at the plantation gets us ready to head on.

    Riding DH on flowing jeep track you will then turn west at the forest intersection, enjoying higher speeds and reach the High Country Royal Planting Project, enter the great divide, a barely used and unmaintained path. What once was double track has over the years turned into very technical single track riding.

    We will practice our art of mountain biking, moving in and out of ruts, over rocks and roots, and quickly arrive in the deep jungle gully between the two mountains. Now at 3200 feet (975m) elevation, you will 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 4100feet (1250m), some ride, some walk, concentrating and preserving energy on the way to the summit.

    A 200 year old bamboo grove greets us at the top, where a lengthy and well deserved break is taken. Continuing along the high road with fantastic views of the valley below we ride a gradual, long downhill. Warmed up we play in and out of ruts and holes, sand traps and rocks. The challenging terrain forces us to maintain full concentration on riding and moves us into “the zone” of the sport. Soon the Lake appears below us and the final run is all single track to the bottom, where a well-deserved lunch awaits us.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Your hotel
    • Cross country mountain bike/hydraulic disc brakes
    • All safety gear, helmet, gloves, knee and elbow protectors, day pack
    • Professional English speaking mountain bike guide and instructor
    • Entrance fees for Doi Suthep national Park 200 THB
    • Mandatory 500,000 baht Medical Insurance Fee 50 THB
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Cross country mountain bike /hydraulic disc brakes included
    • All safety gear included, helmet, gloves, knee and elbow protectors, day pack
    • Professional English speaking mountain bike guide and instructor
    • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes or runners, Shorts and T-shirt
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Take care to chose the right trail for your experience. When they say advanced it actually is an advanced route... and I heard that the beginners rout was quite difficult too, but everybody enjoyed the program. Recommend :D
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    It was not my first MBK trip - but definitely one of the best! The briefing held was highly educative and professional, never the less with a good pinch of humor. Listening to the briefing already assured me that we are in highly professional hands! The bikes we got were used,
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    By: Chiang Mai Mountain Biking & Kayaks
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Hard hike but worth it!
    The views from the top of the summit were amazing. The hike itself was good, but hard and very steep in some
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    Amazing Experience with Jane
    I booked the tour unsure of my abilities but got an amazing experience out of it. Jane, the guide, made sure
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    Bob M
    Bloody awesome!
    Me and my wife visited today to cave and kayak and it was fantastic! Highly recommended! The cave itself was
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    Tianna O
    De Winton, Canada
    Overall, I enjoyed this tour. It was well organized and easy to communicate with staff- both at the main office
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    Northampton, United Kingdom
    Not quite what I was expecting
    The day was split. Hill walk in Doi Suthep National Park in the morning and a biking trip back down to the village
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    Burns Beach, Australia
    Great trip
    The things that the other reviews don’t tell you which may be handy to know. The van ride there is about an hour
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    Mountain Bikers Rejoice
    The tour and the guides were fantastic. What a great way to get out and enjoy the beautiful mountains in Chiang
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    One of the best days EVER!
    When we booked we had planned to do a whole day kayaking. After being collected from our hotel we arrived at the
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    Richard C
    San Francisco, California
    Fun hike and ride but some experience recommended
    We were glad we did a combo hike and ride. Hiking allowed us to appreciate the view and terrain more as we hiked
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    San Francisco, California
    Challenging but worth it!
    My boyfriend and I (25&26 yo) went on this trip expecting it to be very difficult as it is 18 km or ~10 miles of
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    London, United Kingdom
    Proper Mountain Biking!
    I’ve done ‘mountain biking’ trips on holiday before and they have been very lame so I intentionally opted for the
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    Wellington, New Zealand
    Good experience but equipment needs a refresh
    I did the Old Smugglers Route with my son and had a reasonable overall experience. The trail overall is good fun
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    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Super chill, amazing guides
    We had a blast, the guides are hilarious, super attentive and just fun to spend time with, they make this
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    Bangkok, Thailand
    Great activity if you like walking, biking and kayaking. Not too intense but fulfilling. The guide was very good
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    Tina C
    Andover, United Kingdom
    Best trip we had in Thailand
    This kayaking and cave tour was a full days excursion and fantastic value for money. The guide was brilliant with
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