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 countryside 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

Brief Itinerary

DayPlaceHotelMealsDistanceActivity
DAY 1BangkokX2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit HotelD
DAY 2Hua HinAsira Boutique Hua HinB,L,D60km / 36micycling
DAY 3Kui BuriKuiburi Hotel and ResortB,L,D60km / 36micycling
DAY 4Ban KrutBaan Grood Arcadia ResortB,L,D75km / 45micycling
DAY 5SaphliNana Beach ResortB,L,D60km / 36micycling
DAY 6Lang SuanBan Lae ResortB,L,D80km / 48mi*cycling
DAY 7Laem Thong BeachLaem Sai ResortB,L,D80km / 48mi*cycling
DAY 8Cheow Larn LakePhupha WareeB,L,D60km / 36mi*cycling
DAY 9Cheow Larn LakePhupha WareeB,L,D
DAY 10Khao Sok National ParkKhao Sok River LodgeB,L,D50km / 30mi*cycling
DAY 11Khao Sok National ParkKhao Sok River LodgeB
DAY 12Khao LakThe Leaf on the SandsB,L,D60km / 36micycling
DAY 13PhuketNai Yang Beach ResortB,L,D 90km / 54micycling
DAY 14PhuketB

Accommodation - Casual Inns

Small luxury and boutique hotels that are true to their heritage and character and reflect local ethos are listed here as Casual Inns. They hold within them an unassuming charm and regional character that is an extension of the destination itself. Most of them fall under the 3-star or 4-star category with a possible mix of homestays.

We have chosen them carefully so that you are well-rested; get a drift of the local character or an enthralling view from your verandah. The above brief itinerary gives you a clickable list of hotels for your perusal.

Detailed Itinerary

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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 17.00 pm at your hotel lobby for a tour briefing. We convene tonight to celebrate the start of our awesome journey on a bike.

Meals: D
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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 the day with a ride along the coast to a splendid crescent beach situated in the middle of an airbase.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 60km / 36mi
Accommodation: Asira Boutique Hua Hin
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Day 3: Kui Buri

A flat terrain combined with a 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.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 60km / 36mi
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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, and 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.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 75km / 45mi
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Day 5: Saphli

An easy ride day on a bike today along the deserted coastline passing through a little fishing community, tropical countryside, past tree-canopied rice farms, and lush green fields and paddies.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 60km / 36mi
Accommodation: Nana Beach Resort
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Day 6: 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.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 80km / 48mi*
Accommodation: Ban Lae Resort
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Day 7: 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, 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.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 80km / 48mi*
Accommodation: Laem Sai Resort
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Day 8: 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 trading 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, a sight for stunning water views of Cheow Larn lake.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 60km / 36mi*
Accommodation: Phupha Waree
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Day 9: Cheow Larn Lake

Today plan your own day. 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, or go for a kayak or another swim.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Phupha Waree
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Day 10: Khao Sok National Park

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.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 50km / 30mi*
Accommodation: Khao Sok River Lodge
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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.

Meals: B
Accommodation: Khao Sok River Lodge
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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 the coastal road, riding south for a fine beach time at Khao Lak.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 60km / 36mi
Accommodation: The Leaf on the Sands
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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, and 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.

Meals: B,L,D
Cycling Distance: 90km / 54mi
Accommodation: Nai Yang Beach Resort
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Day 14: Phuket

If you have time, we recommend to visit Ko Phi Phi island which is about 2 hours boat trip from Phuket.

Meals: B
Accommodation:

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Dates and Prices

NOTE:

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Essential Info

Inclusions

LODGING

All hotels as mentioned in the tour details or similar (subject to availability).

trip leader

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

bike

Immaculately maintained bike with helmet, suited to a terrain.

shuttle

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

meals

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

refreshments

Refreshments and mineral water while cycling.

entrance

Entrance fees to most of the monuments and temples.

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.

Reviews from our friends

Paul Norman from US

5.0

an experience that I will never forget

The Southern Thailand bicycle trip was an experience that I will never forget. Woody, our guide and Mr. Sit our driver made sure that I journey was insightful and educational. This trip is for those who want to experience the real Thailand, not just from the travel brochures. I highly suggest this bicycle trip, It will definitely change your perspective.

Jane from AU

5.0

superb service

The leader and driver worked extremely well together and provided superb service. We appreciated support team accommodating our requests for early start, configuring a bike for tall cyclist, and buying meals to accommodate allergy. The leader demonstrated initiative to show us local features (eg jackfruit farm, markets, numerous crop types) and made the trip a true unique experience for us. Our cycling trip leader acted as the local guide and she was extremely knowledgeable. Yai far exceeded our expectations.

End of reviews