Experience an amazing adventure with a cycling tour to the stunning Sticky Waterfall. Starting from the picturesque Mae Kuang reservoir, guests will take an optional long tail boat across the lake to the starting point of the bike ride to Sticky Waterfall, otherwise known as Bua Tong waterfall.
From here you will ride along a combination of quiet country roads, dirt dual track and single track passing through verdant teak forest and visiting caves, villages and temples before reaching the end destination, Sticky Waterfall / Bua Tong. Here you can swim, scramble and play among the many waterfall tiers and relax in the cooling waters.
After a delicious lunch, guests will be escorted back to the Trailhead office or accommodation upon request. The Sticky Waterfall Explorer tour is suitable for people of all ages and abilities with only a good level of fitness required. Guests have the option to skip certain sections upon request and use the support vehicle depending on the level of fitness.
Trails consist of quiet paved roads, sections of dirt singletrack and some dualtrack. The % of each can vary depending on the time of year and ability of the rider. The cycling tour is mostly vehicle supported with plenty of opportunity to stock up on refreshments and snacks.
The Sticky Waterfall Explorer is an amazing cycling tour with plenty to see and experience along the way!
- 3-4 hours cycling tour through beautiful rural countryside
- Premium quality bike KONA Blast Trail 27.5″ HT
- Protective gear – helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, hydration packs
- Pick and drop off service
- Visit to Sticky Waterfall, bat cave, stalagmite cave and Mae Kuang dam
- Delicious Thai lunch, trailside snacks and refreshments
- Refreshing coconut at the end of the day
08:30am Pick up
Pick up from your hotel / accommodation in the city limits and transfer to the Trailhead Cafe
09:00am Welcome & introduction
Enjoy a complimentary coffee, meet the team and briefing on cycling tour. After coffee get geared up with a helmet, gloves / pads if requested and backpack.
09:30am Shop departure
Head off from the shop and drive 30 minutes to the gas station for a bathroom break / buy snacks before reaching the start point at 10.15am.
10.15am Arrive at the start point
Arrive at a small temple and prepare to set off, you'll have a chance to ride around on the bikes, practice with the gears and brakes before the ride starts.
10.45am Boat ride across the lake
There's a short 3km ride to the boat along a quiet paved road, once at the boat we'll load up the bikes and set off for the 20 minute journey to the opposite side.
12:15pm Explore Luang cave
Begin riding again up a steep climb before visiting a beautiful viewpoint. From here it's offroad though the jungle to the bat cave where we'll spend a few minutes exploring.
15.00pm Arrive at Sticky Waterfall
After the cave we'll visit a red sand area and have some snacks and refreshments before setting off along a mix of offroad and road before reaching the Sticky Waterfall.
15:30pm Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch
Cool off and relax in the Sticky Waterfall before lunch in a nearby restaurant.
17:00pm Program wrap up and arrive at Trailhead office or hotel
We'll leave approx 4pm and make the 1 hour journey back to the city where we will drop you at the location of choice, marking the end of the tour.
Trailhead in the Community
Trailhead Thailand regularly embarks on community activities in various locations in Chiang Mai. Whether it be litter picking at Mae Kuang dam, or Chan Khian village, or tree planting support in Chiang Dao, or providing various supplies to support the national parks throughout the dry season, the environment and community is of paramount importance to the company.