This fully-supported bicycle tour will give you a unique insight into the life of the Thai people along the stunning southern coast of turquoise Thailand, from a locally-operated tour company.
You will cycle 325 kilometres in 10 cycling days exploring beaches, waterfalls, jungles, and fishing villages, over-nighting on beautiful islands. We enjoy some time off the bike, so we can take in boat rides, wildlife, and islands. The cycling is on a mixture of tarmac and dirt roads, mostly on flat terrain. with an average of 34 km a day of cycling.
You meet in Bangkok and transfer to quiet roads along canals. From the floating market, we take our first boat trip and see wooden houses from water level. From here you ride south, through the stunning mountain scenery of Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, take a speed boat to the tranquil island of Koh Talu where snorkeling in the crystal clear water is possible right from the beach, spend the evening with a fisherman to catch squid, and boat through a mangrove.
You explore the beautiful coastal provinces on the Gulf of Thailand and have a true Thai experience when you spend an afternoon with a traditional fishing community. And end on the coast of the Andaman Sea in Khao Lak, where the beaches are seemingly endless.
Cycling Thailand’s coastline you will discover more about the history, culture, scenery and beaches of this beautiful country. You ride off the main roads as much as possible, so you can explore stretches of stunning beaches, the island of Ko Talu, and scenic areas around Koh Kho Khao and Khao Lak.
The trip is fully supported, and your guide’s expert knowledge of the area and terrain means you always know what is coming up in terms of distance and difficulty. This makes a tremendous difference, as does the constant supply of cold drinks and fresh fruit.
DAY 1 Bangkok to Ampawa
DAY 2 Ampawa to Kaeng Krachan
DAY 3 Kaeng Krachan to Hua Hin
DAY 4 Hua Hin to Sam Roi Yot to Ban Krut
DAY 5 Ban Krut to Ko Talu
DAY 6 Ko Talu to Chumphon
DAY 7 Chumpon to Ranong
DAY 8 Ranong to Kuraburi
DAY 9 Kuraburi to Takuapa
DAY 10 Takuapa to Khao Lak
DAY 11 Departure
Suitability: Expect a fairly gentle ride each day with no distance being overly long. There are a few small hills and some dirt trails, but these can be tackled by anyone with even a moderate amount of fitness. The emphasis on this tour is Thailand’s history, culture and scenery, all off the beaten track.
Guides: You will be led by a local English-speaking guide, and if the group is 9 people or more we will add another guide to the tour. All our guides are well informed in the history, culture and religions of the area where you are biking and are skilled at passing that knowledge on to you. Your guide is also medically trained and an experienced cyclist, able to handle most minor repairs en route.
Biking Conditions: This trip is mainly on tarmac roads with a few sections where we will have hard packed dirt trails – no off-road experience required. An air-conditioned support bus travels behind the group to support us, and participants can cycle as much or as little as they like and still enjoy the same views as the rest of the group.
- Phone international inquiries: 011.66.2.381.7490; 011.66.2.026.3295 (Chiang Mai office); 011.66.65.593.9290 (Phuket office)
- Email: [email protected]
- SM: @SpiceRoads
- Length/Departs: 11 days/February 2020 & 2021 (ask about other date options; ask about other cycling Thai tours if dates not convenient to you)
- Price: from $3,642 CDN
- Difficulty: Moderate