Samoeng Loop


Facts at a glance

Distance: 85 kilometres

Elevation Gain: 1,670 metres

Terrain: Mountainous, some steep gradients especially going counter-clockwise

Type: Loop

Road surface: Generally good

Traffic: Moderate. The section near Mae Rim can be quite busy.

When: Saturdays


This is an iconic Chiang Mai ride. It’s tough whichever direction you do it in but psychologically, the super steep climb up the switchbacks late in the ride when going anti-clockwise makes this direction seem harder to me.

As a group ride, it is usually posted throughout the year, going in alternate directions every other week. However, recently, it has been almost exclusively going in a clockwise direction, leaving from Casa Del Cafe at 07:30.