4 Days 3 Nights
This new 3- day leisure cycling tour will give you a good impression of the history of Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai historical parks (locations of the first capital of Thailand). Especially for the ones who want to learn more about Sukhothai life style in the countryside of Thailand.
Duration : 3 ½ days
Distance : 150 km
Group size : 2 – 12 people
After pick up from the hotel (around 8.30 hour) we will bring you to the start point. There you will get a short safety briefing and we will do the bike fitting before we start from a small village on Sukhothai’s outskirts. We take a dirt road passing through beautiful rice paddies. Meanwhile enjoying the scenery we will witness many aspects of rural life in Thailand and interacting with local people where possible. We will see a beautiful view of the Kao Laung mountain range in Ramkhamhang National Park. Arriving at the Southern Gate of the Historical Park we will explore some of Sukhothai's famous ancient ruins. You will marvel at beautiful Buddhist and Hindu architecture and be exposed to some of the country's most stunning craftmanship from a period known as Thailand's Golden Era. The tour offers the visitor a guided cultural experience, learning about Sukhothai's history and complex architecture as well as the story of Buddhism in Thailand. After a delicious local lunch we will continue our journey cycling along the Klong Mae Lampan irrigation canals. We will pass through a small rural village and make an interesting stop at a local wood carving factory. Your overnight accommodation is a hotel in Thai style with elegantly and luxuriously decorated rooms. The hotel is situated in a quiet and peaceful surrounding and has a nice swimming pool.
After a nice breakfast at the hotel we will leave the hotel by bike and cycle alongside the “Yom River”. We will pass through a small rural village and make an interesting stop at the local Buddhist temple named “Wat Thawet”. Wat Thawet is a small but eccentric little Buddhist Hell Garden. In the so called “Buddhist Learning Garden” life sized statues illustrate Buddha's life and the story of Ramayana. We will cross the river and follow the river Yom to the north again. The bicycle ride will be pleasant with much greenery due to the proximity of the river. We will cycle past various fruit orchards, rice and tobacco fields and many others things. We will visit an Organic Farm and have lunch there. After lunch we continue our ride alongside the river to our hotel in Sawankalok district.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will follow the Yom River again to enjoy the scenery. We will pass through villages with some of Thai traditional houses. At the riverside we will visit Wat Mahathat Cha Lieng of Si Satchanalai and explore the rich history of Si Satchanalai Historical Park. After that we will cycle alongside the river again and stop at “Kiln Museum” to see how pottery and ceramic was made during the Sukhothai period. Then we will have lunch near the park. After lunch we will transfer you by car for half an hour to skip the busy road and to bring you to a point from where we will cycle through an attractive landscape to Thung Saliem where we stay for the night. We have rented a nice bungalow made from authentic Thai teak wood.
After breakfast, served by our hostess, we start cycling again. We will be guided by one of the locals who will show us around and provide all the information about how the people in this area grow a variety of different crops on a small piece of land using an ingenious irrigation system. The local women will demonstrate how they make homemade handwoven products like scarfs, bags etc.
We will have lunch before we cycle back to our accommodation and from there we will transfer you back to your hotel in Sukhothai.
(If you are leaving Sukhothai on that day we can bring you to Sukhothai Airport or bus-station.)