Golden Triangle Explorer
Start and end in Chiang Rai! With the bicycle tour Golden Triangle Explorer, you have a 3 day tour package taking you through Chiang Rai, Thailand and 2 other destinations in Thailand.
This tour is a wonderful way to explore the area known as Sop Ruak, the official centre of the Golden Triangle – which is where the Nam Ruak and Mekong rivers meet. This area has for centuries been the crossroads for border trade between Thailand, Burma and Laos. Located in Chiang Rai province, the most northerly of all the 77 Thai provinces, the Golden Triangle itself is steeped in history and did not become part of Thailand until the 1880s.
Upon arrival in Chiang Rai we visit the Opium Museum before get on the saddle for a scenic loop through the countryside and visit seasonal fruit plantations.
Today we have more challenging ride along the Mekong River towards Chiang Khong and our lodge in the midst of a Hmong village.
We complete our loop and cycle west towards Chiang Rai on small country roads, through rice fields and orchards and sleepy villages and stop to visit the White Temple outside Chiang Rai.
Tour Radar / SpiceRoads Cycling