Southern Thailand Bike Tour

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Overview

This beach hopping trip takes us to the thick of things in Southern Thailand where old school meets the new and lush countrysides and pristine beaches go hand in hand with bustling fishing villages, charming beach sides, and national parks. There is something for everyone who ventures here.

Explore rainforests, enjoy bucolic island life, snorkel at Ko Tao, or seek out some of the world’s best warm water beaches. Welcome to Thailand!

Start

Bangkok | 17:00hrs

Finish

Phuket

Lodging

casual

Level

easy to moderate

Avg. dist. cycled

65km or 40mi

Suitable for

Age: 16+

Highlights

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serene landscapes

Energize you mind, body and soul in the serene hills, springs, beaches and islands of South Thailand

Itinerary

DAY 1BangkokX2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit HotelD

Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok and settle into your hotel. Today you can plan your own day visiting some of the classic highlights of Bangkok. Our guide meets you at 17.00pm at your hotel lobby for a tour briefing. We convene tonight to celebrate the start of our awesome journey on a bike.

DAY 2Hua HinAsira Boutique Hua HinB,L,D60km / 36micycling

Day 2: Hua Hin

Our guide meets you at your hotel lobby at 7:30 am and we transfer about two hours before the cycling begins. Today we ride past a vast expanse of paddy fields and palm trees. End day with a ride along the coast to a splendid crescent beach situated in the middle of an airbase.

DAY 3Kui BuriKuiburi Hotel and ResortB,L,D60km / 36micycling

Day 3: Kui Buri

A flat terrain combined with few hills to a dam takes us to Sam Roi Yot National Park having spectacular limestone mountain scenery and freshwater marshes. The last leg of the ride is along the beach to Kui Buri.

DAY 4Ban KrutBaan Grood Arcadia ResortB,L,D75km / 45micycling

Day 4: Ban Krut

After a hearty breakfast, we begin riding off-the-beaten-track with spectacular views of winding paths, wooden fishing boats, coconut groves, palm oil plantations.

Our route skirts the coast with sea views to the left and rugged mountains to our right, passing numerous bird condos that are built to collect the nests of swiftlets for bird’s nest soup. We end the ride at our beachside hotel in Ban Krut.

DAY 5Ban KrutBaan Grood Arcadia ResortB,L30km / 18micycling

Day 5: Ban Krut

After a hearty breakfast, we leave the hotel at 08.45am and take the van transfer to the Bangsaphan pier. Alternatively, we wake up in the early morning and leave the hotel at 07.00am to cycle about 30km to Bangsaphan Pier. Today is an easy ride along the deserted coastline passing through a little fishing community. We then take a join-in boat that will whisk us away to our own private island, Koh Talu. Snorkel watching colorful sea creatures and colored coral reefs (09.00 hrs.-13.00 hrs.) with lunch box on the boat. Transfer back to the hotel after arriving back at the pier.

This day is planned as a semi-rest day and savor the island life at leisure.

DAY 6SapleeNana Beach ResortB,L,D60km / 36micycling

Day 6: Saplee

Today bike in the tropical countryside, past tree-canopied rice farms and lush green fields and paddies.

DAY 7Lang SuanBan Lae ResortB,L,D80km / 48mi*cycling

Day 7: Lang Suan

A relatively flat ride today as we cycle through shrimp farms, fishing villages, and along coconut palm plantations and mangrove forests. Along the way, we break to see a shrine of Prince of Chumphon, founder of the modern navy in Thailand and then continue cycling along the coast to Chumphon.

DAY 8Laem Thong BeachLaem Sai ResortB,L,D80km / 48mi*cycling

Day 8: Laem Thong Beach

We continue riding south and are now truly off the beaten track with endless sandy beaches. Today, we are riding to Chaiya, one of the oldest cities of Thailand, and dating back to the 5th to 13th centuries when it was a regional capital in the Srivijaya kingdom, based in Sumatra, Indonesia. Our accommodation tonight is a bit more rustic as it is where local Thais stay. For those with energy in the evening, a squid fishing excursion can be arranged.

DAY 9Cheow Larn LakePhupha WareeB,L,D60km / 36mi*cycling

Day 9: Cheow Larn Lake

Today we bike towards the small inland town of Ban Ka Thun and head inland, leaving behind the Gulf of Thailand we have traversed so far, and trade the beach for the lush green jungle.

We ride past rubber and coconut plantations and bucolic villages. One short but steep climb takes us to the top of Ratchaprapa Dam, sight for stunning water views of Cheow Larn lake. Once we reach the pier, around 3:00 pm, take a 30min boat ride to our rafts, and overnight on the lake. We have the opportunity to swim directly from a raft, set amidst spectacular karst cliffs.

DAY 10Khao Sok National ParkKhao Sok River LodgeB,L,D50km / 30mi*cycling

Day 10: Khao Sok National Park

The morning is free to go for a kayak or another swim. We head out for a ride around 10:00 am. Today is an undulating terrain that winds through a series of magnificent limestone cliffs and green jungle along the edge of Khao Sok National Park, one of the world’s oldest rainforests.

DAY 11Khao Sok National ParkKhao Sok River LodgeBcycling

Day 11: Khao Sok National Park

You are free to spend the day at leisure or take part in various activities around the park such as elephant bathing, jungle river canoe, and jungle trekking.

DAY 12Khao LakThe Leaf on the SandsB,L,D60km / 36micycling

Day 12: Khao Lak

Ride along the edge of Khao Sok National Park to the outskirts of Takua Pa. Here ride through the old town and see traditional wooden buildings blended with Portuguese colonial buildings. En-route visit the Tsunami Victim Cemetery which memorializes the victims from 39 countries.

We then take quiet backroads through small villages, shady rubber plantations, and cross rivers as we cycle to the small waterfall of Sam Rung. We keep following the mountain road and arrive at coastal road, riding south for a fine beach time at Khao Lak.

DAY 13PhuketNai Yang Beach ResortB,L,D 90km / 54micycling

Day 13: Phuket

This is our last day of riding along the Thailand coast and it’s a long ride. Enjoy it to the fullest.

We ride along canals, past palm and rubber plantations, shrimp farms, and along the beach to the bridge that connects the island of Phuket with the mainland. Some riding is on the main highway. The last leg is with views of the Andaman Sea.

Enjoy Phuket at leisure. Extend your stay here or depart as per your onward travel plans.

DAY 14PhuketB

Day 14: Phuket

Please make arrangements as per your onward travel plans.

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Essential Info

Inclusions

LODGING

All hotels as mentioned in the tour details (subject to availability). All options are personally reviewed.

shuttle

A Van support that follows the group of riders and carries all belongings.

refreshments

Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.

trip leader

Expert Trip Leader(s) who look after your every need and add meaning to your vacation.

meals

Meals as per itinerary. Guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they discover a location independently.

entrance

Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.

bike

Immaculately maintianed bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.

Exclusions

Airport pickup and drop

We recommend to book direclty from airport or hotel.

meals

Some meals may not be included. Please check your itinerary.

Beverages

Beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, juice at a hotel or restaurant.