You will cycle through small villages, past salt fields, shrimp farms, coconut plantations, Buddhist Temples and impressive waterfalls.
This Amazing Cycling tour of Thailand is 10 days and 9 nights in duration with 8 days of cycling and 1 rest day in the middle.
We use resorts of excellent standard; most of the resorts have swimming pools and massage facilities. Often the resorts have beachfront access, or just a few minutes stroll to the beach.
More than just cycling we also consider our tours to be a culinary exploration of the local cuisine, enjoy many authentic Thai specialties and fresh seafood as we travel down the coasts never far from the ocean.
This ride will be so full of rich experiences it will create lasting memories and great stories to sharing with your cycling friends.
This route is designed for road bikes, 100% of the tour being on good condition roads. Most of the stages are flat, with a few stages having gentle rolling hills.
The shortest stage a mere 65km, the longest stage at 141km.
Our support vehicle fully stocked with cold drinks, fresh fruit and spare bikes is always close by.In case any of our guests find the riding too difficult the option to join the support van is always available.
Each day after completing the ride we will have plenty of time to relax by the pool, swim in the ocean and enjoy a massage to prepare the legs for the next days ride.
We suggest you arrive in Bangkok a few days before the start of the Cycle tour so you have time to rest after your travels from your home country to Thailand. This will also provide you with time to enjoy this fascinating Asian City. Visit the Grand Palace, take a riverboat cruise, visit the Temples, Markets and not forgetting the plethora of shopping options.
Our hotel is in the Silom district of Bangkok, close to many of the city's attractions.
In the evening we will have a meeting at the hotel to provide essential information about the Bangkok to Phuket cycle tour. We will provide all tour participants with an Amazing Bike Tours cycle jersey. Then we shall enjoy a delicious Thai meal so we have time to all get to know each other.
We will start by driving just under 2 hours south of Bangkok to escape the traffic chaos so we can enjoy our cycling on more relaxed roads. In Petchaburi we will unload and assemble the bikes. From this point we will cycle the entire distance to Phuket, unless you chose to skip a stage or part of. This flat stage will have us cycling past Salt fields and ocean views. We will stop in the beach town of Cham Am after cycling 60km for a leisurely lunch. Then another 24kms will bring us to Hua Hin a famous beach town with close ties to the Thai Royal family.
We cycle south from Hua Hin through Thai countryside. Our route will take us through the scenic âï¿½ï¿½Sam Roi Yotâï¿½ï¿½ National Park with towering mountains providing the scenery as we cycle along flat roads. We will complete the ride at a quiet beach with only a few hotels away from the more developed tourist beaches.
Todays ride will be a combination of back roads with a few sections on the highway, but a wide shoulder for bikes means we can always safely enjoy the ride. Small villages, Palm trees and ocean views will greet our cyclists on this stage, which is mostly flat. The small beach village, which we are heading to is delightful, our hotel just a few steps away from the beach. An impressive Thai Temple is situated on the headland overlooking the bay, which is well worth a visit if you can tear yourself away from the pool or beach in the afternoon.
The entire route today is on back roads with rice paddies, Coconut Tree plantations, fishing villages and endless ocean views. The later part of the stage has some gentle rolling hills. The beach of Ao Thung Wua Laen is our finishing point for the day, located 15 km (9 miles) north of Chumphon.
Sleep in, relax, get a massage, read a book, take a stroll along the beach. Our tour bus is available if you wish to visit some of the local attractions. If eight days of cycling during this trip is not enough, head out for a ride and explore the area. On this day we only include breakfast at the hotel and the rest of the day is yours to do as you please. We recommend you conserve some energy as we still have another 4 days of cycling to reach Phuket Island.
An early start is required to tackle the tours longest stage. After 15km we will cycle through Chumpon town and then head west saying goodbye to the Gulf of Thailand. Todays ride will have us cycle through the Isthmus of Kra, the narrowest point of the peninsular, we can look across the river and see Myanmar. This stage will include some rolling hills and a road with numerous curves and jungle-clad mountains. We will have lunch on route and then complete the stage in the Spa Town of Ranong. After checking in to our hotel we can visit the local hot pools which is great to relax those legs muscles that having been working hard.
We continue southwards, lush greenery and waterfalls keep us visually aroused as the kilometers roll past quickly. Locals waving as we ride past their villages. We compete the stage in the rainforest and check in to our unique hotel, take in the views, breath the cooler air or take a swim in the resorts pool.
A short and easy stage today means we can enjoy a more leisurely start this morning. We descend from our resort and cycle past villages, we reach the historic town of Takupa that was a key trading port in previous times, upon reaching this town we have met the Andaman coastline. From here we continue south to Khao Lak that was devastated in the 2004 Asian Tsunami. Our beach side resort will provide plenty of time to relax and enjoy the afternoon.
The final stage, a small climb as we leave Khao Lak and then flat roads all the way to Phuket Island including some quiet backroads with great views of the Andaman Sea. After we cross Sarasin Bridge, which connects Phuket Island to Phang Nga province we will head to the east coast of Phuket which has much less traffic. Upon completing the ride we will have a farewell lunch and enjoy a few beers to celebrate.Feel proud of your achievement of cycling all the way to Phuket, sad that this epic Thailand cycling adventure is over. Allow some days to enjoy tropical Phuket Island after the cycle tour concludes and start planning your next Amazing Bike Tour.