This tour departs from Bangkok, one of the most popular gateways to Southeast Asia and a fascinating place to explore in its own right (preview our pre-tour extension option). We won't linger here long though, taking straight to the road for Kanchanaburi, a town in western Thailand that was the subject of one of the most audacious and ultimately tragic Japanese initiatives of World War II.
Not only will our cycling exploration provide us with scenic vistas and cultural sites, but it will allow for historical immersion as well. We’ll pedal down a mix of sealed and unsealed roads, over a suspension bridge, to historic sites such as Hellfire Pass aptly named for the difficulty of conditions endured by the laborers who built it, and take a ride on a section of the original Thai-Burma Railway. Non-cyclists will enjoy taking in these sites as well, in addition to a mix of activities while the riders are out on the bikes.
Our tour rounds up on the idyllic surroundings of Koh Yao, complete with a blissful stay on an island resort, and cycling exploration of the island as well as other water and land activities like kayaking, snorkeling and secluded island hopping. Discover the history and culture of Thailand, combined with physical exploration and a relaxing beach vacation on this seven-day multi-activity tour.
125 Km or 151 Km riding. This tour does feature some hills, but they are more of the undulating, rolling nature than the sustained climbing nature. You are on a mixture of well-paved roads and some hard-packed, gravel/dirt roads that make up about 20% of the total riding.
Pedal-assist E-bike is an available option for this tour for $140 surcharge.
Cycle the 13th century Muang Sing ruins before returning to the ship for a relaxing river cruise with great views.
Pedal back roads around Koh Yao for an exploration of tropical life and sparkling beaches.
Spend a day in paradise, kayaking in the clear waters of Koh Yao or taking a walk through the jungle.
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WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT
This combination of bike, boat and beach holiday is unique to Grasshopper, and we’ve created this tour so there is something for everyone, cyclists or non-riders alike. We’ve crafted this itinerary to take you from the capital city through the countryside to places of historical interest before making our way to the quiet, blissful Koh Yao for a few days of fun in the sun. There is so much variety in this tour, as well as a comfortable cruise, incredible Thai food, and fun cycling that you will come away with a greater appreciation for Thailand and its culture and beauty.