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SpiceRoads launches Mae Hong Son Hills


SpiceRoads Cycle Tours is excited to announce a new road bike tour “Mae Hong Son Hills.” 

This 9 day, 8 night tour takes cyclists along Northern Thailand’s famous Mae Hong Son Loop. With breathtaking scenery, challenging riding, and plenty of off-bike experiences to enjoy as well, the stage is set for a uniquely rewarding holiday for a serious road biker.

Mae Hong Son Hills is a shortened version of the Conquer the Lanna Kingdom by Road Bike Tour (13 days / 12 nights), which is still available for those who seek a longer, tougher ride. View the full itinerary here.

The Route
This 9-day tour takes place on spectacular and winding roads through the mountains of Thailand’s Mae Hong Son province, climbing some of Thailand’s tallest and toughest peaks. All roads are 100% tarmac and in good condition.

Tour Highlights 

  • Climbing up to Samoeng, the first settlement of the Lanna Kingdom, before climbing down to the Mae Sa River Valley
  • Riding on scenic winding roads from the Mae Rim to the leisurely town of Pai
  • Paying visits to the the region’s hilltribe villages, including Karen, Lisu, Mhong, Lahu, and Lua
  • Challenging one of Thailand’s toughest climbs, all the way up to Doi Inthanon, the country’s tallest peak

Go the Distance
This tough 9-day tour includes 7 full days of cycling between 66 and 128 km a day for a total of 678 kilometers. The ascents range up to 2,890 m/ 9,481 ft for a total of 14,121 metres of climbing, therefore a high level of fitness and road cycling experience are required.

Designed for avid road cyclists seeking some of the world’s most challenging rides, this is a very long, hard tour with rewarding climbs and exciting descents. However, the tour is fully supported by vehicle, which is available for those that find the riding too difficult.

2016 Departures:

  • October 2
  • December 18
2017 Departures:
  • January 8
  • February 19
  • November 12
  • December 17

Tour Price
The tour costs US $1,600 with an additional US $180 for standard bike hire or US $295 for carbon bike hire, and US $375 for single supplement. Tour cost includes each guests’ personal SpiceRoads jersey and water bottle, support vehicle, all accommodation and meals, guide(s), and visa authorisation, but excludes domestic flights and visa fees.