7 Days | 6 Nights
This is what cycling holidays were meant to be! This ride will take you along both the Gulf of Thailand to the islands on quiet back roads through the photogenic countryside and along sleepy shorelines. Along the way, using the audio guides and recommendations on our self-guided app as well as the language basics in order to connect with locals, you’ll have an immersive, independent experience. Sun, sand, sea and cycling - what better way to enjoy 7 days of bike touring?
358 Km/222 mi riding. This bike tour is predominately on rural back roads with the occasional dirt road and a brief unavoidable stretch on the highway. The route varies from flat terrain to gently undulating hills and is suitable for all cyclists who can cover the distances involved.
Pedal-assist e-bikes are an available option on this tour for $175
Solo rider option: $990
- Pedal along the coast and then back roads through the countryside to the charming beach town of Pranburi.
- Visit the “monkey temple” of Prachuap Khiri Khan full of Langurs and stunning views of the bay and countryside.
- Bike to secluded Phaya Nakon Cave and its vast illuminated chamber
- Eat fresh crab on the beach in Hua Hin
- Learn about local aquamarine life with a stop at the Waghor Aquarium.
- 6 nights in premium hotel accommodation.
- 6 x breakfasts
- Quality well maintained bike and helmets
- Luggage transfers though out the tour
- A Jersey and a water bottle as mementos
- Boat transfer to the island
Day to Day
Once you arrive in bustling Bangkok, you will travel by train to Hua Hin, a charming seaside resort town about 3.5 hours away. A Grasshopper Self-Guided representative will meet with you on your arrival. The representative will deliver your equipment, conduct a briefing on the road and travel conditions in Thailand and explain how to use the technology provided. From there you can take a warm-up ride inland along secondary roads to get comfortable with your bike. Tonight, you can go to the night market in Hua Hin and enjoy some delicious Thai food!
This morning, try to check-out not too late as the activity at the end of the day closes at 3 pm. It's time to saddle up for the first leg and set off from Hua Hin on a short, coastal ride to Pranburi. There is a small section to ride along the main road before you turn off to pedal pleasant backroads with small and picturesque hills through the countryside and along the waterfront. Pranburi is a small beach town with some holiday homes and coconut farms. Our ride this morning will continue after Pranburi to reach Sam Roi Yot National Park, home to the unique Phraya Nakhon Cave. If you arrive on time for lunch, you can have it on the beach not far from the start of the short trek that takes you to the cave. Cycle back to the hotel after the visit, which is a lovely place to spend the night.
After being woken up by the cool sea breeze, you’ll begin your second day of cycling in paradise. The riding today is on flat terrain, and by mid-morning you will pass through a particularly beautiful stretch where you will have towering limestone karsts off to your right and the sea to your left. The riding concludes in Prachuap Khiri Khan, home to a Royal Thai Air Force base that was invaded by the Japanese in WWII. You will get to see a colony of Langur monkeys and hike the mountain nearby! Your Self-guided App will hold all the recommendations for this day's picturesque ride. It’s up to you to choose which tickles your fancy.
From Prachuap Khiri Khan, it is just a short ride to another point of interest, the Waghor Aquarium, which showcases the local aquatic life of this area. The cycling today features many turns and a variety of roads, making for an interesting day on the bike. There’s plenty of riding along the coastline, with just a short section on the highway to help you really appreciate those back-roads! Ban Krut is a serene little beachside town with just a handful of guesthouses and hotels.
From Ban Krut, you will ride along more beautiful coastlines and along some low hills through fruit and rubber plantations. You’ll park your bikes for the day in Bang Saphan Noi, a transit town where the south of Thailand begins. You will check in at a delightfully secluded resort for the evening - the perfect place for a rest with an ocean view.
Today is the longest day of cycling for this tour. Starting from the hotel, we spend the first part of the day riding along the shoreline with lovely ocean views. The scenery changes quite a bit throughout the day, 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. The ride concludes in Chumphon where you have reached your beach resort for the night.
This morning, after enjoying the last breakfast on the mainland, we will transfer you to the Pier in Chumphon where the boat for the islands awaits. Once you arrive at your destination, we can recommend an elegant resort or assist with further transport bookings if required. If you would prefer to fly back to Bangkok, there are flights from Chumphon and we can assist with the booking and further arrangements. Tour concludes.
WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT
The beauty of a self-guided tour is that, though the exploration is on your own, we’ve taken care of all the details for you. This means that the route is planned out and programmed into a GPS system and app and your luggage will be waiting for you at one of our chosen accommodations. This bike exploration of Thailand combines all the fun of an independent adventure with our expertise and knowledge of the area, the must-see sights and best places to eat in order to make your experience more directed and enjoyable.