BY BIKERS FOR BIKERS

MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS IN PAI NATIONAL PARKS

Most visitors are unaware that there is some incredible mountain biking in the nearby Mae Lao – Mae So wildlife preserve, the Huai Nam Dang National Park, and the hills surrounding Pai. Think epic days of single-track in the mountains during the day, and creature comforts in the evening.

Once a sleepy remote Shan town, Pai is well and truly on the traveler’s map these days. It has developed a very relaxed atmosphere and a vibrant bohemian culture with health food, spas and live music. Luckily, the town’s nearly picture-perfect setting in a mountain valley has not been affected by its popularity.

Our 2, 3 and 4 day trips start and end in Chiang Mai.

We’ve had requests for a vid, so please check out this little edit from one of our custom Pai trips. More trips and more vids coming real soon.

A video edit of one of our trips to Pai.

Pai over New Years 2015

Posted by Mojo Adventures on Sunday, 29 May 2016

Conditions were perfect. We had a great group of riders and our usual professional support staff. Check out this awesome short vid of some of the trails on this trip.

Posted by Mojo Adventures on Saturday, July 23, 2016

Highlights

  • Stay in Pai, a fabulously cool mountain town. If it was any more laidback, it’d fall over backwards !

  • Wake up to the spectacular Sea of Mist (best in winter months) in Huai Nam Dang National Park, and embark on our biggest day of single-track

  • Ride a whopping 27 kms of the finest remote single-track in the Huai Nam Dang National Park. Our most epic day
  • On the way back from Pai on your last day, challenge yourself by nailing the short steep climbs on our roller coaster ride, and take a soak in the river while lunch is being prepared

Trails

  • Mae Lao-Mae So rides: up to 3 grin-inducing rides sharing the same trailhead. Mostly downhill single-track, but 2 of the rides have some climbing. Bonus points for completing all 3 rides in a day !
  • Huai Nam Dang: our most epic day of remote single-track, starting in the national park and ending several hours later in a remote hill-tribe village. Diehard riders can tackle a short extra ride in the afternoon
  • Pai: a half-day ride that starts from the trailhead just outside Pai, and ends right in town. Fantastic scenery and a killer descent
  • Pakoalam: a big day in the saddle to end your trip. A roller-coaster ride with some short challenging climbs in the morning, lunch and a swim by the river, the afternoon descent to the river will blow your mind

Itineraries

2 Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Mae Lao-Mae So rides – Early pick up, transfer to the trailhead in the Mae Lao-Mae So wildlife preserve, morning ride, lunch, afternoon ride – for a strong group there may be an option of a 3rd ride -, transfer to Pai and dinner at the resort. Alternatively, stay in a resort near the trail end and have dinner there.

Day 2 – Pakaolam ride – breakfast at resort, transfer to trail head, morning ride, lunch in a hill-tribe village by the river, afternoon ride and then pack up for an evening departure.

Trip Code: PAI-2D

3 Day Itinerary A

Day 1 – Mae Lao-Mae So rides – early pick up, transfer to the trailhead in the Mae Lao-Mae So wildlife preserve, morning ride, lunch, afternoon ride – for a strong group there may be an option of a 3rd ride -, dinner and transfer to our accommodation in Huai Nam Dang National Park.

Day 2 – Huai Nam Dang rides – breakfast, short transfer to the trailhead inside the National Park, epic single-track ride until early afternoon, lunch at a noodle shop in a remote village, (time permitting) short bonus ride in the afternoon,  transfer to Pai, dinner at the resort.

Day 3 – Pakaolam ride – breakfast at resort, transfer to trail head, morning ride, lunch in a hill-tribe village by the river, afternoon ride and then pack up for an evening departure.

Trip Code: PAI-3D-A

3 Day Itinerary B

Day 1 – Mae Lao-Mae So rides – early pick up, transfer to the trailhead in the Mae Lao-Mae So wildlife preserve, morning ride, lunch, afternoon ride – for a strong group there may be an option of a 3rd ride -, dinner and transfer to our accommodation in Huai Nam Dang National Park.

Day 2 – Pai ride – breakfast, morning free to explore Pai Canyon, lunch, short transfer to the trailhead, afternoon ride all the way back into town,  dinner and chill.

Day 3 – Pakaolam ride – breakfast at resort, transfer to trail head, morning ride, lunch in a hill-tribe village by the river, afternoon ride and then pack up for an evening departure.

Trip Code: PAI-3D-B

4 Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Mae Lao-Mae So rides – early pick up, transfer to the trailhead in the Mae Lao-Mae So wildlife preserve, morning ride, lunch, afternoon ride – for a strong group there may be an option of a 3rd ride -, dinner and transfer to our accommodation in Huai Nam Dang National Park.

Day 2 – Huai Nam Dang rides – breakfast, short transfer to the trailhead inside the National Park, epic single-track ride until early afternoon, lunch at a noodle shop in a remote village, (time permitting) short bonus ride in the afternoon,  transfer to Pai, dinner at the resort.

Day 3 – Pai ride – breakfast, morning free to explore Pai Canyon, lunch, short transfer to the trailhead, afternoon ride all the way back into town, dinner and chill.

Day 4 – Pakaolam ride – breakfast at resort, transfer to trail head, morning ride, lunch in a hill-tribe village by the river, afternoon ride and then pack up for an evening departure.

Trip Code: PAI-4D

Ride Statistics

Mae Lao - Mae So Ride 1: 14 km, 200 m up, 900 m down

Mae Lao Mae So Ride 1 Elevation Plot

Mae Lao - Mae So Ride 2: 11 km, 400 m up, 1000 m down

Mae Lao Mae So Ride 2 Elevation Plot

Mae Lao - Mae So Ride 3: 20 km, 400 m up, 1200 m down

Mae Lao Mae So Ride 3 Elevation Plot

Huai Nam Dang: 27 km, 700 m up, 1400 m down

Huai Nam Dang Elevation Plot

Huai Nam Dang Bonus Ride: 9 km, 200 m up, 600 m down

Huai Nam Dang Bonus Ride Elevation Plot

Pai Ride: 33 km, 600 m up, 900 m down

Pai Ride Elevation Plot

Pakaolam Morning Ride: 13 km, 400 m up, 900 m down

Pakaolam Morning Ride Elevation Plot

Pakaolam Afternoon Ride: 22 km, 600 m up, 700 m down

Pakaolam Afternoon Ride Elevation Plot

GALLERY OF RIDES NEAR PAI HIGHLIGHTS

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Prasingh, Muang Chiangmai
Chiangmai 50000
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