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Cycle Bangkok to Phuket

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Cycle Bangkok to Phuket

Scheduled Tour

Price from

2190 USD

Duration

8 Days | 7 Nights

Level

2

Tour Code

GHTV21

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Bicycle Tour from Bangkok to Phuket

A cycling holiday in the true sense of the term - both satisfying and replenishing. Bike tour down the Gulf of Thailand from Bangkok to Phuket, stopping to enjoy Khao Sok National Park, the resort town of Hua Hin, and plenty more treasures in between. Cycle Southern Thailand's deserted, palm-lined tropical beaches and take in places few visitors get to see.

Eight days of riding, activities, sights and delicious Thai food await, as you make your way from the Thai Gulf to the Andaman Sea, arriving by boat on the popular island of Phuket. This is both a rewarding ride and an immensely enjoyable vacation, that's sure to leave you with very fond memories of Southern Thailand.

Quality Bikes
Cannondale Quick or E-bike

Your Guide
Friendly Thai Leader

Group Size
6 to 14

Accommodation
Comfortable hotels

Activities
Ride/Hike/Kayak/Boat

Minimum Age
14+

Overview

This is our classic, beach holiday bike tour. It’s for people who love the coastal vibe, the seafood, the salt air, and the beautiful sunsets, but aren’t so good at lying around on the beach all day. Active mornings touring on the bike, followed by relaxed afternoons make for a well-balanced vacation.

The journey will take you from the vibrant national capital of Bangkok, down the calm waters of the Gulf Coast and over through the stunning Khao Sok National Park to the surf coast of the Andaman, concluding on the island of Phuket.

This cycle tour is almost entirely conducted on smooth, tarmac roads with only the occasional passing car. There are gentle hills to raise the heart rate a bit and there are lots of curves in the flat roads to keep you nicely engaged on the bicycle.

In true Grasshopper style, this tour isn’t all about biking. We’ve included some terrific multi-active opportunities for snorkeling, hiking, light kayaking, and our return guests will already know that this is as much a culinary journey as an active one.

This is the perfect trip for those wanting to soak up some sun while recharging their mental batteries, on an active bike adventure through south Thailand!

Total Cycling: 285km / 177mi

E-bikes are available as an optional extra on this tour for $210

Like us to show you more highlights before or after the tour? Try our pre-tour extension of Bangkok and discover the hidden gems of this Asian mega-city, or get in some well-earned beach time in tropical paradise with our post-tour extension in Kho Yao Noi (coming soon - contact us to find out more)

Highlights

  • Cycle beaches and quiet roads lined with coconut palms
  • Explore Khao Sok National Park's towering limestone karsts by foot & kayak
  • Eat fresh crab on the beach in Ban Krut
  • Enjoy two nights in the Royal Resort town of Hua Hin
  • Bike, hike & boat to secluded Phaya Nakon Cave and its vast illuminated chamber
  • Taste Thai wine! And meet the winemaker
  • Snorkel with colorful sea life off the coast of Chumphon

What's Included

  • 7 nights in comfortable, specially selected accommodation
  • 7 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Healthy snacks, local treats, fruit, and water while riding
  • Quality well-maintained bike and helmet for riding
  • Knowledgable Local guide
  • Full vehicle support
  • All ticket and entry costs included in the itinerary
  • Custom country-themed jersey and water bottle as mementos 

Day to Day


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Riding:
15km
9mi
Meal:
L,D

After a pickup from your Bangkok hotel, we board a train at the Hualampong central station and journey south along with many Thai people, escaping Bangkok for a beach break. After exiting the train and taking a short drive, we saddle up in a local temple, then have our first ride together, a gentle meander through the palm groves and villages to the Monsoon Valley Vineyard. That’s right, who would have thought that wine was made in such a warm climate? The result is a generally medium-bodied, fruity wine which we can taste before having our lunch and transferring another 20-30 minutes to our accommodation on Hua Hin Beach.

Riding:
43km
27mi
Meal:
B,L

We start out in the cool of the morning for our ride south along the coast. In recent years, cycling has become a popular activity for locals, so we enjoy some bike-friendly infrastructure on our route. The ride features only a few easy hills just to add variety to the landscape and we are always on an excellent surface. The scenery alternates between smallholding farms growing fruit & vegetables, and white sand beaches with coconut trees for shade.

We pass through the small town of Pranburi and then on to the Sam Roi Yot National Park where we take a short ride in a boat and then a hike up through lush forest from the beach to reach the cave. This is really a spectacular reward for our pedal pushing efforts, an expansive cave with a shrine positioned below a shaft of light, providing a magical atmosphere and some great photo opportunities.

Lunch is had on the beach and then we return to Hua Hin by van. Hua Hin is a sizeable town with a special place in the Thai national psyche as the retreat of choice for the royal family, and particularly for the late King who would often holiday here. The town is set on a pleasant beach and features plenty of choices for dining.

Riding:
41km
25mi
Meal:
B,L,D

We start the day with a quick van transfer to set us up for an achievable, enjoyable ride. The early part of the ride takes us through an area where Scandinavian expats have formed a community, some permanent retirees, other’s annual holidaymakers. We then enjoy a ride with many turns, delivering an interesting variety to the day, sometimes passing through coconut plantations, sometimes riding through villages, finally making a rest stop at a sleepy railway station.

The latter part of the ride features sea views and some rolling hills before we arrive in the most adorable little beachside town, Ban Krut where we will have ample time to relax and enjoy a swim or pull up a beach chair, grab a book, a cocktail and see out the day.

Riding:
72km
45mi
Meal:
B,L,D

A 1 hour van transfer brings us to yet another, picturesque beachside spot where fresh seafood is on the grill for lunch. Once we have had our fill, we set out on our longest ride to date, to stretch ourselves a little in advance of the rest day. The scenery changes quite a bit today as we pass through the deep green shade of rubber plantations, where we will stop and see the process of harvesting and drying the rubber. During the latter part of our ride you can spot some small islands off the coast, and we encounter a few decent sized hills as we approach our destination at Thung Wua Laen Beach.

Meal:
B,L

There's plenty on offer today! If you happen to be an avid bird watcher, then you may like to make a special, guided trip out to Khao Dinsor where an outstanding variety of birds can be seen at various times of the day. If you are a golfer, you might like to play a round of golf at the small course down the road. If however you are like most of our guests, then you’ll probably want to join us for a trip over to the tiny twin islands of Koh Ngam Noi and Koh Ngam Yai, or, if the water is too choppy, we might visit Koh Mattra. Either way, you have the opportunity to get under the water and if conditions are right, the variety of colorful fish that you’ll see there is astounding! We’ll make sure that we have some fresh crab for lunch and then have enough time for you to enjoy downtime in the afternoon and prepare for the rest of your adventure.

Riding:
53km
33mi
Meal:
B,L,D

After a 2.5 hour van transfer, we start riding on the outskirts of Surat Thani, one of the largest towns in Southern Thailand. We ride a pleasant, meandering road through villages and past many temples as we follow the course of the Phum Duang and Phrasaeng rivers upstream. This leads us all the way to the impressive sluice gates of Rachaprapa Dam, the largest dam in the south of Thailand, much of which falls under Khao Sok
National Park.

After some time for photos and lunch overlooking the lake, we have a 1 hour van transfer to reach the charming bungalows at Our Jungle House, set on the southwestern edge of Khao Sok. This is a unique and charming property to spend a couple of nights, with the sounds of the jungle all around us.

Meal:
B,L

Today we leave the bikes parked and head out for a hike through the National Park to reach the Ton Kiol Waterfall. The trail is quite adventurous and has us clambering over some roots and rocks, all the while keeping our eyes peeled for Langurs and the many types of birds that can be seen in the park. After a dip in the rock pools and a snack, we walk back down the trail to locate our inflatable kayaks and our kayaking guide. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to paddle, as we will be going downstream, so you will have plenty of opportunity to keep a lookout for the Kingfisher birds and the colourful fish that can be seen when the river is settled and clear.

The active morning gives way to a free afternoon, so while an obvious choice might be to read a book on the balcony of your bungalow, there are various other options on offer from the lodge, including Thai massage, cooking classes and even a night safari for the adventurous.

Riding:
61km
38mi
Meal:
B,L

The finale to this grand adventure is a satisfying ride through a nice variety of landscapes. We start out in the hilly farmland to the south of Khao Sok and ride with hills on our right. As the day moves on, we near the coast, but this time on the Andaman side of the peninsula. You'll ride a particularly beautiful stretch of coast in the middle of the day as we pass by Natai Beach and then cross over to the inner shores of Phang Nga Bay. Here, after a lovely, undulating ride down a nearly deserted road, we arrive at a tiny fishing village where the bike ride concludes.

A speed boat awaits you here and will shuttle our group to a pier on Phuket where a van awaits for an onward transfer to the airport, or to your accommodation of choice. For those taking the post-tour extension package on the stunning Koh Yao Noi, a separate speedboat will be waiting to take you to the island.

Dates & Price


Dates Availability Price * Deposit payment: $500 USD
* Single room option: $790 USD
10 - 17 Jan 2022 Seats available

Adult 2290USD

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07 - 14 Feb 2022 Seats available

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07 - 14 Mar 2022 Seats available

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03 - 10 Apr 2022 Seats available

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04 - 11 Jul 2022 Seats available

Adult 2190USD

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25 Jul - 01 Aug 2022 Seats available

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14 - 22 Nov 2022 Seats available

Adult 2290USD

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19 - 26 Dec 2022 Seats available

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27 Dec 2022 - 04 Jan 2023 Seats available

Adult 2490USD

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