Doi Suthep Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Doi Suthep

Thailand

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LOCAL WEATHER

Start
Finish

Currently

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95
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Humid


wind:
5.5 mph SE with gusts up to 5.5 mph

rain:
6% chance of light rainfall

2:40 PM (local)
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Temperature
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Fri

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95° 78°

Sat

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100° 79°

Sun

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97° 79°

Mon

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96° 80°

Tue

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93° 79°

Wed

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91° 78°

Thu

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88° 78°

Climb Summary


Bike climb of Doi Inthanon - Doi Inthanon - Princess Sirindhorn Neutron Monitor - cyclist at sign with bike

The incomparable Doi Suthep temple (Wat Phra That Doi Suthep)

The Doi Suthep bike climb is exceptional for its finish - or, more accurately, what is located at the finish.  At the end (not the top - you can ride another 8 kilometers to the top:  Doi Pui).

The climb:  This is a pleasant and mild climb that begins at the Kruba Srivichai Monument in Su Thep.  The climb is 10.7 kilometers gaining 640 meters at 6% average grade.

Kruba Srivichai Monument

11 kilometers to the temple

Entrance to Doi Suthep temple

Most of our PJAMM cycling trips have been  self-guided and self-supported.  However, our friend from Santa Rosa, Lulu Wong, had participated in a Chiang Mai Backroads bicycle tour and knew we had always planned on cycling Doi Inthanon near Chiang Mai.  Lulu had an excellent Thai Backroads tour leader, Ghing (king_saksipong@hotmail.com) and put me in touch with him for the trip we planned for May, 2019.  Ghing was the best guide you could ever hope for - Chiang Mai native, extremely knowledgeable in the history and culture of Thailand, spoke excellent English, knew the area like the back of his hand, etc. - he is THE BEST guide you could ever hope for.

Left to right - Ghing, John, Mitch, Javier

Note:  Ghing’s fees were extremely reasonable and he was an invaluable source of knowledge regarding Doi Inthanon, Doi Suthep, Chiang Mia, Budhism and the Thai culture in general.  We highly recommend Ghing as a guide and you may contact him via his email (king_saksipong@hotmail.com ) or via me as I fully support and endorse Ghing as a guide for any bike, hike or general touring around Chiang Mia - john@perrylaw.net ).  

DOI SUTHEP TEMPLE

This climb ends at one of the most holy locations in Thailand, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.  Ghing features the Doi Suthep temple on his Backroads tours and also grew up with the temple being a focal point for his family - his father was one of thousands of Thai laborers who volunteered to hand build a road to Doi Suthep in 1935.

Naga guard the entrance to Doi Suthep Wat.

309 steps to the temple.

 Naga - nagas also originated in Hindu mythology and are protectors of the temple.

 

PJAMM is blessed - literally by the monk and figuratively just to be here . . .

 

Doi Suthep is a mystical place . . .

PJAMM’S MAY, 2019 ASIA TRIP - INCLUDING CHIANG MAI

Bike climb of Doi Inthanon - Doi Inthanon - Princess Sirindhorn Neutron Monitor - cyclist at sign with bike

Landing in Chiang Mai at sunset May 9, 2019.

WELCOME TO THAILAND

We LOVE Thailand and the greatest guide any cyclists travelling to a foreign country could ever hope for.

Doi (mountain in Thai) Inthanon was the middle climb of our whirlwind sweep through Asia – first stop Mt. Fuji, Japan (4 routes) second stop Doi Inthanon (with Doi Suthep and Doi Pui as a Thailand bonus) and finishing with Wuling Pass, Taiwan (3 routes to the summit).

Bicycling climb of Wuling Pass East - PJAMM Cycling and our driver Simon

PJAMM’s May, 2019 Asian Bike Climb Itinerary.

 

Mt. Fuji, Japan (4 routes - May 4-5, 2019)

Wuling Pass, Taiwan (3 routes - May 11-12, 2019)