Pedal through the back-streets and stop at stalls and food markets to try out Muang, Shan, and Tai Yai delights. The guide will explain each dish and some of Chiang Mai's unique food traditions as well. Visit the stunning Navel of the City Temple where you can hear the chanting of the monks and see the 700-year-old White Buddha.
Highlights : Ride a bicycle and head to some of Chiang Mai's best food stalls
Have a taste of the most delicious traditional dishes and fruits
Visit the historic Navel of the City Temple
Price Includes : Makan Malam
Price Excludes : - Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned above
Itinerary : Meet your host at 19 Soi 1 Sripoom Road, Chiang Mai (Grasshopper Shop)
The tour will depart at 17:30 sharp. After a quick bike fitting and a welcome snack of Chiang Mai chewing tea the Chiang Mai Food Bike Tour begins.
Start Time: 17:15
Street Sweets and Fresh Fruit Juice at the City’s Navel
The first stop on the food tour is to give you a taste of some of the different kinds of tropical fruits found in Thailand. Miss Nong has been selling high quality 100% fresh fruit juice at the city’s navel for almost 10 years. Accompanying the fruit juice will be a tasty Chiang Mai street sweet.
The Navel of the City Temple
The ancient city of Chiang Mai was built to reflect Hindu cosmology with Mt. Mehru as the center of the universe. The Navel of the City Temple or Wat Intakin was the original site of the city pillar, which is the center of the city and therefore named the city’s belly button. Back on the bikes and riding past the Three Kings Monument you are off to the next stop on your adventure.
On the Way to the Market
With the sun now set and dusk turning to evening, ride to the final temple of our tour to learn a bit more about Buddhism and merit making.
Rolling up to a bustling food market, stop at a green papaya salad food stall to order some Chiang Mai style ‘Som Tum’ for our dinner. Then it is off for a tour of the market to learn about northern Thai food. Watch a food seller making chili paste and stop by a stall selling curries, stews and soups.
Once you have finished shopping, you will return to the Som Tum stall where a table is set for us to sit down and unpack our selections from the market. Before you can delight in the gastronomic wonders of Chiang Mai cuisine, you will get a short lesson on how to properly eat sticky rice, the staple of Northern Thai food.
Snacks on the Way
Along the way to the last stop for the night, you will have a typical Shan or Tai Yai snack, just in case you did not have enough to eat for dinner.
By the River
The last stop on the food tour will be for Mae Salong tea and a traditional Thai dessert in a peaceful riverside setting.
Back to the Grasshopper Shop
With tummies full slowly wind your way back through the late evening streets of Chiang Mai to the Grasshopper Adventures Shop. Say good-bye to your guide at the conclusion of your Chiang Mai bike food tour and hello to a night full of yummy dreams of tasty Chiang Mai cuisine.
End Time: 21:30
*The timings of each stop are local. The itineraries may be changed due to weather conditions, traffic, and other factors. Thank you for your understanding and kind consideration.
Evening Food Adventure by Bicycle