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  1. Midori
    February 10, 2017 @ 8:42 am

    Nice tour! Wasn’t it super hot to do it by bike?

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 13, 2017 @ 11:13 pm

      It was pretty hot but we had plenty of water with us and had quite a few stops along the way. Cycling on the main road was probably the toughest bit as the sun was really high and there was no shade!

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  2. Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler)
    February 10, 2017 @ 2:53 pm

    What a great cycling adventure. Thats a lot of Km to travel in the heat and humidity. Stunning photos of the places you stopped and I liked how the guide rides with you to show the way. I pinned this for later use and to share with others. Thanks for sharing 🙂 #feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 13, 2017 @ 11:12 pm

      Thanks Steph. Yeah it was the longest ride I’ve done but was definitely worth it! The guide was very knowledgeable and funny!

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  3. jenn | By Land and Sea
    February 10, 2017 @ 6:25 pm

    You got to see so many great things on this ride – Definitely a little bit of everything! Those bikes look a lot better than some I’ve ridden on in our travels!

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 13, 2017 @ 11:10 pm

      Thanks Jenn! Yes, I was a little surprised at how good they were! Grasshopper are great!

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  4. Paul and Carole
    February 10, 2017 @ 7:18 pm

    What a brilliant experience, I was just thinking oh what a brilliant thing to do, I can do that but then I read Cycling 60km…..and that’s a little over my capability! We have done a cycling tour in Ao Nang but only 14 kms and would love to do some more Thanks for sharing you are an inspiration! #feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 13, 2017 @ 11:09 pm

      I love exploring places by bike and this was definitely a great way of seeing some off-the-beaten-path places! Hope you get to do some more cycling tours!

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  5. Scarlett Begonias
    February 10, 2017 @ 10:28 pm

    The temples are so beautiful, it is one of our dreams to visit Thailand. A bike tour would be particularly exhilarating. Adding it to our bucket list. #feetdotravel

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  6. Angie (FeetDoTravel)
    February 11, 2017 @ 3:23 am

    I think cycling is a great way to see a place but I have to admit, I wouldn’t want a full day or one that is 57km haha. I looked at their website and they do have 1/2 day tours but they don’t appear to have them in Chaing Mai but I will check with them when I’m there for Songkran. Thanks for sharing this experience with us and for recommending Grasshopper Adventures. #feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 13, 2017 @ 11:08 pm

      Angie, definitely recommend them and they do a fantastic food tour in Chiang Mai that’s very relaxing and lets you try plenty of delicious local dishes!

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  7. Oana
    February 11, 2017 @ 7:03 pm

    I feel so bad that I haven’t visited Chiang Mai during our Thailand trip. Your cycling adventure looks so cool, I would love to try it but for sure I will give up after 20-30 km :). The cold beer is always a good idea after cycling all day. Will pin this on my Thailand board for my next trip.

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 13, 2017 @ 11:03 pm

      Chiang Mai is one of my favourite places so I definitely recommend you visit in the future! It wasn’t super intensive and there were plenty of breaks! Thanks!

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  8. Garth
    February 12, 2017 @ 9:27 pm

    Wow you’re into cycling abroad! The Chiang Mai countryside looks so lush, gutted we didn’t have the time to get to Chiang Mai as much as we wanted to on our last Thailand trip, will have to go in the future, so will save all your tips 🙂

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 13, 2017 @ 11:02 pm

      Yeah I definitely did my fair share of cycling in Thailand! You definitely should go to Chiang Mai – its one of my favourite places in the world and exploring around it is really fun!

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  9. Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net)
    February 13, 2017 @ 3:22 am

    Those temples are incredible. The country side is beautiful, as well. 60km is a long way, but another case of the journey being the destination. And it still ended with a cold beer…that’s a win! 🙂
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    • Travel Lexx
      February 13, 2017 @ 11:00 pm

      It was a great day and the promise of that beer definitely kept us going! Loved those temples too!

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  10. Only By Land
    February 13, 2017 @ 9:45 pm

    This February Thailand was exceptionally hot, well done for surviving the bike ride. My sister in law has a resort at the bottom of Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand. If you ever have the desire to cycle up there, you have a place to stay when you come back down.

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 13, 2017 @ 10:57 pm

      That’s amazing – I’m not that advanced a rider to be able to cycle up hills let alone mountains but that sounds awesome! Thanks and will definitely keep in mind!

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  11. Raymond Carroll
    February 13, 2017 @ 10:50 pm

    Sounds like you had an interesting day. I like outdoor activities like trekking and hiking and don’t mind a bit of hard graft. The cycling trip sounds great. I’d quite like to try this one day. Good post. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 13, 2017 @ 10:56 pm

      That’s one of the main things I love doing on my travels – being as active as possible! It was a great day!

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  12. ThriftyTrails
    February 14, 2017 @ 12:10 am

    Awww now I miss Chiang Mai even more! Look what you did. This bicycle tour looks fun! Now I just need to re-learn how to ride a bike.
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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2017 @ 4:58 pm

      It’ll come back quickly! I only ride abroad but it’s great fun! I miss Chiang Mai too!

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  13. Shona
    February 14, 2017 @ 10:28 am

    57 Ks might be a bit much for me to start but you have inspired me to start adding cycling into my travel. I love to see the countryside and how the locals live outside the city centre. Love it!

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    • Travel Lexx
      February 14, 2017 @ 4:56 pm

      Shona, I’m so happy to hear that! It’s literally one of the best ways of seeing a place – from big cities to remote villages and countryside. It’s also healthy and good for the environment. Start small – maybe with a half day city tour and work your way to longer trips!

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  14. SamH Travels
    February 14, 2017 @ 8:25 pm

    This looks like a fun day ! You saw some interesting places and it’s a great way to get around. Great pictures 🙂

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  15. Elena
    February 15, 2017 @ 7:46 am

    I love cycling and this kind of tour would be perfect for me! Moving from one temple to another is so much easier on two wheels. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  16. Lisa
    February 15, 2017 @ 1:17 pm

    Biking and hiking (sometimes a motorcycle) …best way to see some cool things you may not on a typical tour or walk around. Love the temples you got to visit and the food looks delicious. The countryside is really beautiful there! Appreciate the tips too.
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  17. David
    February 15, 2017 @ 4:48 pm

    While I’ve heard plenty about people staying in Chiang Mai, I don’t think I’ve heard all that much about its surroundings. While cycling through the blazing heat doesn’t sound that appealing, it sure looks like you got to see and experience a lot of the countryside. Good fun!

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  18. Sina
    February 16, 2017 @ 1:55 pm

    Cycling is such a great way to explore a country although it must have been hard to keep going at that head. Chiang Mai looks like an amazing place too – love to go travelling in Asia one day. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. stephanie
    February 16, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

    I have been to Chiang Mai twice but never knew about the possibility to go on a bike ride.
    Ive written it down in case I visit Chiang Mai again!
    Thanks for the tip.
    x

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  20. Anna
    February 16, 2017 @ 8:20 pm

    A bike tour looks like a great way to discover Chiang Mai! never thought of it a an option! moreover, you get to see lots of countryside views, which is awesome! Thank for sharing and for this cool idea 😉

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  21. Barry
    February 16, 2017 @ 10:16 pm

    I’m a big fan of exploring on wheels and will normally get a bike or scooter if I’m staying in a place for a while. Cycling is always fun because you can see so much more and it’s also great for fitness. On a side note, Air Asia is cheap as chips to fly around Thailand and Asia.

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  22. Diana - MVMT Blog
    February 17, 2017 @ 3:11 am

    I didn’t even think about renting a bike in Chiang Mai, but that sounds like a great idea. I’m going for the first time next month and cannot wait. I especially can’t wait to eat all the delicious food there!

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