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Cycle Bangkok to Phuket

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Cycle Bangkok to Phuket

Scheduled Tour

Price from

2350 USD

Duration

10 Days | 9 Nights

Level

3

Tour Code

GHTV17

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Bicycle Tour from Bangkok to Phuket

Enjoy an adventurous vacation in Southern Thailand on a cycle tour from Bangkok to Phuket. Bike the coast of the Gulf of Thailand through Khao Sok National Park before cycling the Andaman Coast. Enjoy the satisfaction of riding the majority of the distance from Hua Hin down to Phuket, while experiencing out of the way places most visitors to Thailand don't get to see.

This tour comes with an optional 2-night pre-tour extension in Bangkok.

Quality Bikes
Cannondale Quick 1 or E-Bike

Your Guide
Friendly Thai leader

Group Size
4 to 14

Accommodation
4-star hotel, golf resort, treehouse, beach resort

Activities
Ride/walk

Minimum Age
14+

Overview

This is a cycling holiday in the true sense of the term. Start your journey with five days riding along the Gulf of Thailand on deserted blacktop and concrete roads through sleepy villages and coconut groves, then change gears to three days riding through scenic Khao Sok National Park area to reach the Andaman Coast. Here enjoy a dip in the stunning waters at Khao Lak before one last cycle down to Phuket. This is a satisfying and enjoyable ride and one that will leave you with very fond memories of a unique exploration of Southern Thailand.

492 Km riding. The riding on this tour is nicely varied. On the gulf side, we ride on mostly flat terrain and really quiet backroads, with the exception of two short highway sections. Once we get into the hinterland, there are some more sustained hills, but these are rarely longer than 2km and are nothing that could be described as steep. Once we reach the Andaman Coast, there are minimal hills. We do share the road with some traffic through Khao Sok National Park due to the absence of backroads.

Pedal-assist E-bike is an available option for this tour for $245 surcharge.

Highlights

Ride around the Sam Roi Yot National Park, then take a walk into the forest to the mystical Phraya Nakhon Cave.

Pedal quiet back roads through plantations and farms, then devour lunch in a small fishing village.

Cycle through green plantations of Khao Sok with limestone karsts all around, then stay the night in a tree house.

Enjoy the complex flavors of Thai food as you eat fresh fish by the coast.

Take a jungle hike and an easy paddle down the river in Khao Sok National Park" and "Arrive in Phuket by boat, crossing the stunning, Phanga Bay

Day to Day


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Riding:
43km
Meal:
LD

We leave Bangkok early to beat much of the traffic. Hua Hin is where we will start cycling today, but not until late morning. An hour into the ride, we'll be clear of the busier areas of Hua Hin and down on the coast where we will stop to refuel and then push on, arriving in the sleepy beach town of Pranburi as the light gets soft and the craving for a nice beverage starts to emerge.

Riding:
84km
Meal:
BLD

We’re in for a lovely ride today as we pedal through limestone hills and skirt the Sam Roi Yot National Park. A short way in, we will make a detour by road then a short trip by boat followed by a 30-minute walk up through light forest to reach a Phraya Nakhon Cave. This cave is enormous with a skylight hole at the top that allows sunlight to shine onto a throne that was built during the reign of King Chulalongkorn. A mystical exploration.

We hop back on the bikes and we are in for a very pleasant day of riding through a variety of landscapes, always punctuated by a glimpse of the coast. The hotel this evening is a pleasant, boutique style property.

Riding:
63km
Meal:
BLD

After waking to the soft sound of the Gulf of Thailand again, we set out on a satisfying ride that includes a short stretch of highway, but for the most part is on deserted backroads through groves, plantations and farms. We dismount our bikes for lunch in a tiny fishing community, then halfway through our ride, we start to cycle over some minor hills which make it all the more interesting. The destination for tonight is a really lovely beach of minor note with espresso readily available.

Riding:
102km
Meal:
BLD

Today tests those new leg muscles! There is a rest day coming up, so why not push yourself just a bit today and break through the 100km barrier just so you know you’ve still got it? The first part of this morning's ride is one of the most stunning sections that we'll see on the whole trip, and we have it all to ourselves without a vehicle in sight. Next, there is a short section where we share the road with some always-courteous drivers. After lunch in a picturesque cove, we pedal over some rolling hills to take us to the northern end of Chumphon where a family-owned lodge on the beach awaits.

Meal:
B

There is nothing quite like enforced relaxation! Revel in your cycling accomplishments as you rest your legs and have a look around. Outside of our lodge, there isn’t much more than a small general store and miles and miles of beach- perfect for catching that tan! Enjoy a nice pool, great food and lots of icy cold beverages before we hop on the bikes again tomorrow.

Riding:
52km
Meal:
BLD

We begin the journey in the car today (for around 2.5 hours) to cover an extended section of highway and to set us up for another pleasant ride. We’ll mount our bikes around 10am and then find ourselves riding through rubber plantations and slow-paced village life where dogs are so relaxed they won't even bat an eyelid as we pass. There is a bit of an incline near the end of the day and we roll into a simple, but enjoyable guesthouse by the river. A visit to the Ratchaprapa Viewpoint at sundown is a great way to finish up the day.

Riding:
62km
Meal:
BLD

We start today by riding through more green plantations, then over a section of main road as we pedal through the most dramatic sections of the Khao Sok Landscape with limestone cliffs in every direction. We dismount at our very special forest accommodation in the early afternoon, leaving plenty of time to take in the smells and sounds of the surrounding woods. If you have the energy, have a walk around or pursue a rafting adventure.

Meal:
BL

It's a day off the bikes today as we enjoy our time in the National Park. We'll head out on a hike through the jungle where we're bound to see some birds and if in luck maybe some larger animals like monkeys and a monitor lizard or two. There are nice views over the forest in the second part of the hike and as we near the completion of the loop, we take to canoes to paddle down the river and back to your accommodation.
 
After lunch on the balcony, we will transfer over to Khao Lak by van. Coming into this town may be a shock to the senses, as you are among tourists for the first time since the riding began. The benefit of this is a wide variety of food on offer in town and a supremely comfortable hotel.

Riding:
86km
Meal:
BLD

We start out on the main road today as it is the only one out of Khao Lak. It's actually a nice ride as you gain some elevation near the headland to get one last glimpse of the beach. After that, we move onto secondary roads with far less traffic and we stay on these for the rest of the day, spending most of our time inland and some of it along the coast just north of Phuket Island. We spend the last 20km of the ride, going through the Phang-nga National Park on a quiet road to reach an even quieter headland. Here a long tail boat will be waiting to take us over to Phuket. We conclude our ride at the pier and enjoy a relaxed evening on the relatively quiet Naiyang Beach, where our hotel is located only 10 minutes drive from the airport.

Meal:
B

The tour concludes today after breakfast. The checkout time at the hotel is noon. We are just a short transfer from the airport and will have a car ready to take you there or anywhere else on the island that suits you. Nai Yang is a nice place to spend a couple of nights, although it is somewhat removed from the more famous areas of Phuket.

Dates & Price


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