International Mountain Bike Touring: Tour of Mekong 2008
Itinerary International Mountain Bike Touring: Tour of Mekong 2008 (For the Opening Season of the Chiang Rai Tourism)Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong - Huai Sai - Wiang Phuka - Luang Namtha - Muang La - Chiang Roong - Chiang Saen 26 October - 2 November, 2008 Thailand - Loas PDR - The People’s Republic of China --------------------------------------------------- Date: Saturday 25 October, 2008 Location: Thailand : Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai Visit Chiang Saen : where the glorious of the Lanna civilization shined itself among the wonderful scenery of the Golden Triangle (Thailand – Loas – Myanmar) 07.00 – 15.00 hrs. - Registration, at leisure 18.00 hrs. - Indulge your evening with the “Kan Tok”: the Northern Style of dinner in the opening ceremony of Chulakathin making merit at Wat Phra That Pha - ngao - At leisure
Date: Sunday 26 October, 2008 Location / Route : Thailand : Chiang Saen – Chiang Khong Distance: 67 Km./Along the River Bank08.30 hrs. - The Opening Ceremony of the International Mountain Bike Touring: Tour of Mekong 2008 at Wat Phra That Pha-ngao and proceed to Amphoe Chiang Khong12.00 hrs. - Lunch14.00 hrs. - Take a deep breath while cycling along the Mekong River, head to Amphoe Chiang Khong. Enjoy the beautiful scenery that is filled with the numbers of orange as well as the tranquility of the Mekong River. Visit the Preservation and Breeding Pla Buek (The giant Catfish of the Mekong River) the only one office where take responsibility in breeding Pla Buek and experience the well-known hand woven, the masterpiece of “Tai Lue” Tribe at Ban hat Bai, Amphoe Chiang Khong 15.00 hrs. - Arrive Chiang Khong, spend your leisure among the embrace of nature.
Date: Monday 27 October, 2008Location / Route: Start from Chiang Khong, Thailand to Loas PDR, visit Muang Huai Sai (Bo Kaeo Province), Muang Wiang Phuka (Luang Namtha Province) Distance: 120 km. /Hills06.00 hrs. - Time to say “Good Morning” and stop your fasting! Recharge your energy and be ready to warm up! (Dress Code: the fabulous project’s uniform) 08.00 hrs. - Immigration Procedure, cross the Mekong: the International River to the gateway to Laos PDR that is on the Northern Region of Thailand: Muang Huai Sai, where its city is located on the bank of the Mekong River. 08.30 hrs. - Riding on the Route No. R3 to Muang Wiang Phuka, that its age is around the corner of Chiang Saen, Thailand where the Lignite’s mine is located. 12.00 hrs. - Enjoy lunch along the way and among the natural touch. 18.00 hrs. - Arrive to Muang Wiang Phuka (stay overnight at Ruan Phak Thong Me Xai) and enjoy your first dinner in Laos.
Date: Tuesday 28 October 2008Location / Route: Laos PDR, Wiang Phuka – Luang NamthaDistance: 60 km. /Hills07.00 hrs. - Good Morning Laos! Enjoy your breakfast and warm up! 08.00 hrs. - On your bike and Get set? Let’s go to Muang Luang Namtha, the northern most of Laos and the gateway to China and experience the various tribes that live together!13.00 hrs. - Arrive to Luang Namtha and stay overnight at Chok Chai Thon Resort.18.00 hrs. - Dinner and participate in the welcome ceremony of the Luang Namtha Province. The Troupe delivers some cloth, useful stuff to the Governor to provide to its people.
Date: Wednesday 29 October, 2008 Location / Route: Luang Namtha - Ban Nateoi – Bo Ten Border, China – Muang La Distance: 115 Km. / Flat road and hills 06.00 hrs. - Breakfast and warm up07.00 hrs. - Leaving Luang Namtha to Ban Nateoi, Bo Ten Border and proceed to Immigration procedure. (54 km.)13.00 hrs. - Lunch at Bo Ten 17.00 hrs. - Riding together as the caravan, enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. (Muang La is the special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, located on the migration path of the Thai Lue tribe to Thailand), Stay overnight at Jin Xiu Hotel
Date: Thursday 30 October, 2008 Route / Location: Muang La – Chiang Klang Village, The People’s Republic of ChinaDistance: 77 km. /Hills06.00 hrs. - Enjoy the Tai Lue style breakfast and warm up07.00 hrs. - Ahead to the Forest Preservation Area, experience the wonderful scenery of the town on the hill top as well as challenge yourself with the riding up and free wheeling down hill 77 km., 1,200 meters above sea level. 12.00 hrs. - Rest and lunch along the way (at the top of the second hill.16.00 hrs. - Arrive to Chiang Klang Village, experience the way of life of the Tai Lue tribe, stay overnight in the wooden house, antique style in the ancient village of the Tai Lue among the Rubber and Banana field. 18.00 hrs. - Spend your wonderful moment of dinner with the Tai Lue’s style as well as feast your eyes on the cultural performances. (The troupe will donate some money for public use of the village.) Date: Friday 31 October, 2008 Route / Location : Chiang Klang Village – Chiang Roong (Jinghong), The People’s Republic of ChinaDistance: 90 km. /Hills07.00 hrs. - Breakfast and warm up! (Dress Code: the fabulous uniform!)08.00 hrs. - Riding to Chiang Roong (Jing hong): the city of peacock, located in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous prefecture province and has the long term and closely relationship with Thailand.12.00 hrs. - Enjoy lunch. 17.00 hrs. - Arrive to Chiang Roong (Jing hong), cross the bridge over the Mekong River and relax / at leisure.
Date: Saturday 1 November 2008 08.00 – 11.00 hrs. - Participate in the 1st Mountain Bike Competition at Jing hong Remarks: - The tour optional program is available for the riders if you don’t join the competition. - Visit the Tai Lue Temple as well as enjoy the Tai Lue Cultural Performances
Date: Sunday 2 November 2008Route: Chiang Roong (Jinghong) Pier to Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai, Thailand (by boat)(10 hrs aprroximately)07.00 hrs. - Breakfast and be ready to cruise from Chiang Roong Pier.12.00 hrs. - Lunch on the boat18.00 hrs. - Arrive Chiang Saen Pier, Chiang Rai safely ****************************************Remarks: The programme is subject to change without notice. We will try the best to inform you as soon as possible. For more information : email@example.com