Stage 1 – Mae On Loop

(Saturday, October 13, 2018)

Update: Roadworks near the finish line of Stage 1 until after October 2018. Here is our new route for Stage 1

Please check out our alternative route for this year’s first stage. It is going to be a ride to Chiang Mai’s beautiful Eastern hills.

  • 67.7 kms with 680 m vertical climb. Download zipped Garmin GPX file here…
  • Mainly flat but has got some rolling hills and a short but steep KOM
  • Restart at Plewthip Bakery on Highway 1317 (near former White Buddha stage finish line)
  • Follow Highway 1317 until after KOM
  • Intermediate sprint at km 23.4
  • King of the Mountain with 1.3 km 10% climb at km 28.4
  • KOM starts at km 27.1, 1.3 km, 131 m climb, 10 %
  • At km 29.4 make a left and follow the small and winding road
  • At km 41.7 make a left onto Highway 117 and follow until after Ban Mae Dok Daeng
  • Make a left at km 49.3 and follow the road to the finish line at km 67.7
  • Flat sprint finish
  • Re-Start is 21 km from Race Hotel Sirinart Garden. Download zipped Garmin GPX file here…
  • Sign in at Race Hotel Sirinart Garden at 6:30 am, Start rolling to restart at 7:00 am.
  • Rolling is compulsory.
  • Trophy ceremony to take place approximately 20 min after race ends at finish line
  • Finish line back to the hotel is a 45 km ride. Feel free to take motorized transport. Download zipped Garmin GPX file here…

Strava Race Map

Stage 2 – Circuit Race @ CMRU Campus

(Sunday, October 14, 2018)

The Chiang Mai Rajabhat University campus North of Mae Rim offers an amazing virtually traffic-free circuit of 5 km that has got a bit of everything: several climbs including a short steep one, some corners that require riding skill as well as one fast downhill. In 2018, we once again invite you to compete there.

  • 8 laps of 5 kms and 60 m vertical climb each. with 420 m vertical climb. Download zipped Garmin GPX file here…
  • Challenging circuit with climbs, downhills and corners
  • King of the Mountain in lap 4
  • Starting time for each category will be communicated prior to the race
  • Trophy ceremony to take place at finish line approximately 20 min after each category’s race ends
  • Rolling is NOT compulsory – feel free to commute there by car or van.
  • Find your way there downloading zipped Garmin GPX file here…

Strava Race Map

Stage 3 – Samoeng Climb

(Monday, October 15, 2018)

Once again, the climbing stage of this year’s Masters Tour of Chiang Mai will end at the top of the “switchbacks” on Samoeng Road. Rolling start will be per peloton at our race headquarter, Hotel Sirinart Garden. After a neutralized ride of 8.5 km the race will be opened by flag down.

  • Start at Hotel Sirinart Garden on Canal Road
  • Rolling on Canal Road southbound
  • Restart via flag down approx at km 8.5 shortly after Samoeng intersection
  • Follow Canal Road
  • Merge onto the newly built highway at km 22
  • U-turn at km 30
  • Back on the highway and on Canal Road
  • Intermediate Sprint (IS) at km 49.8, in front of Mug Café (Red Sign)
  • Left at km 52.5 at Samoeng intersection
  • Several consecutive shorter climbs on Samoeng Road
  • KOM at km 71
  • After KOM the road keeps climbing for another 3 km and 200 m vertical
  • Finish line at km 74 on top of the Samoeng switchbacks
  • Rolling starts grouped per peloton in a 10 minute interval.
  • Open A & B as well as 30-39 will go on after that as follows:
    • descend switchbacks (2.8 km @ ramps of partly16%, please be careful!)
    • climb 5 km, 420 m vertical, on the other side to Samoeng pass
    • U-turn
    • descend previously climbed 5 km
    • climb switchbacks (2.8 km, 290 m)
    • finish on top of switchbacks at km 89.4
    • See Strava file for the elite route here…
  • Download zipped Garmin GPX File here…

Strava Race Map

Stage 4 – ITT To Doi Suthep

(Tuesday, October 16, 2018)

This climb’s fame has spread far and wide: the 10.8 km and 650 m vertical climb from Chiang Mai up to Doi Suthep, the city’s famous and revered Golden Buddhist Pagoda, has become a cycling classic. For many years it has been the final challenge of the 4 day race, fit to dispel doubts of who will be crowned Masters Tour of Chiang Mai champion.

  • Start at Chiang Mai Zoo
  • Give what you have got for almost 11 km
  • Trophy ceremony is 1 km back down the road at the view point
  • Start lists will be available by 3 pm on Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Race including trophy ceremony end by 12 pm latest
  • Download zipped Garmin GPX File here…

Strava Race Map