Category Archives: Chiang Mai Rides

Ride of the week: Mae Ngat Dam

A few years ago, this was one of our regular rides but, for some reason, it seems to have gone out of fashion. When we rode it last week, for the first time in ages, I was reminded just how … Continue reading

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Ride of the week – Erawan Loop

Nestled at the northern end of the Southern Hills are a number of tiny farming settlements. Until recently these were accessible by dirt track only. In its infinite wisdom the Thai highways department recently decided to convert these tracks into … Continue reading

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Ride of the week: Mae Kuang Ferry

We are 75 kilometres into our ride and the beautiful tarmac road descends sharply. We sweep around a bend and abruptly the road plunges into water. We brake hard and stop just in time. This could be bad news. The … Continue reading

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Ride of the week: The Avocado Loop

My lungs are bursting, my legs pushing hard on the pedals but it is a real effort just to get them to turn. Ahead of me I can see the road flatten slightly. No more than two hundred metres distant. … Continue reading

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Ride of the week: Lazy Lamphun Loop

I designed this route as a recovery ride, ideal following a longer ride the previous day  but it’s also great as an easy ride in its own right, particularly at this time of year when we are looking to be … Continue reading

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Ride of the week: Rajabhat University

This route is shamelessly stolen from Jeff Vogel, founder of the Chiang Mai Road Riders Yahoo group and a man with a lot of years cycling in Chiang Mai under his belt. Jeff had posted a ride billed as a … Continue reading

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Ride of the week: Ob Khan National Park

It can get pretty warm at this time of year in Chiang Mai, especially from midday onwards, making those long exploratory rides we love so much not quite as fun. Short and sweet is the order of the day during … Continue reading

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