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East Thailand Versatile Cycling Tour 11D10N Trip

Eastern Region, Thailand
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Duration

11 Days 10 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

Multilingual

Overview

This is a wonderful and diverse tour on partly hidden paths in the southeast of Thailand. We cross Khao Yai National Park in Thailand‘s wine-growing region. We take the ferry to the island of Koh Chang. Then we ride along the Gulf Coast to Jomtien Beach

Our East Thailand tour offers something for every taste.

Khao Yai National ParkKoh Chang Island – Riding along the Gulf Coast of Thailand – Great Hotels

11 days | 10 nights | 8 stages from 46 to 135 km | Total 833 km | Total Ascent 4.260 m | Rest day Koh Chang Island

Minimum Number of Participants : All offered trips will take place at a minimum number of 4 participants. If this number is not reached, SBT may cancel the trip until 14 days before its starting date.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • + Vibrant metropolis of Bangkok
  • + Khao Yai National Park
  • + Rest day Koh Chang Island
  • + Very nice hotels and resorts on the entire tour
  • + Serene beaches of the East Coast
  • + Full service

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrival in Bangkok

The participants occupy their rooms in the 4* Hotel on Sukhumvit Road, in the heart of Bangkok. In the evening we welcome you in this exquisite hotel. You will receive all the information regarding the tour, and learn some interesting details about your host country. Afterwards we will hand over the team jersey to all participants.

Day 2 | 1st Stage: Khao Yai – Wineyard – Warmup

46 km | 420 m ascent | undulating | B/L included
After enjoying a magnificent breakfast buffet, we leave Bangkok in a comfortable minibus in a north-eastern direction. After approximately 2 hours we will reach Pak Chong, the starting point of our first stage. Pak Chong is regarded as the gateway to the northeast of Thailand (Isaan) and is located at the border of the oldest Thai National Park, Khao Yai. After we have sorted and fitted our bikes, we tour the area on our bikes. We take a stop at a wine-growing estate in PB valley and enjoy the ambience. .

Day 3 | 2nd Stage: Pak Chong – Kabin Buri

106 km | 710 m ascent | one 7 km climb | B/L included
Today we cross the Khao Yai National Park, established in 1962. The 2,168 km2 park crosses into various provinces including Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima and Prachinburi. The evergreen foliage of the Park’s forest creates the natural border between the plains of central Thailand and the high plateau of the Isaan. The Khao Yai National Park has been awarded with the UNESCO World Culture Heritage Status as a unique nature reserve.

Day 4 | 3rd Stage: Kabin Buri – Aranyaprathet

113 km | 240 m ascent | mostly flat | B/L included
This morning we headed in Eastern direction. After 30 km we turn left and follow a nice back road to our destination Aranyaprathet. The city is known for its cross-border trade between Cambodia and Thailand. The Rong Kluea or Salt Warehouse Market with its hundreds of stores is a must-see. We stay at a nice hotel very popular with cyclists especially.

Day 5 | 4th Stage: Aranyaprathet – Soi Dao Golf Course

119 km | 610 m ascent | rolling | B/L included
We cycle along the Cambodian border towards the province of Chanthaburi in the direction of the Gulf of Thailand. This province is one of the most fertile regions of Thailand. Huge tapioca and sugarcane fields cover the landscape. Bizarre limestone formations stick out of the ground. We stay overnight at Soi Dao Highland Golf Club & Resort where you will enjoy a marvellous view of the beautiful mountains of the Kitchakut National Park.

Day 6 | 5th Stage: Soi Dao Golf Course – Koh Chang Island

135 km | 1030 m ascent, rolling with short ascents | B/L included
We ride along an impressive dam and then ride quite a distance enjoying the colorful flora and fauna of the region. Gradually, our noses catch the salty fragrance of the nearby Gulf of Thailand. At Laem Ngop we board the ferry to travel to Koh Chang or “elephant island”, named after it’s shape. Here, we spend the next two nights at a gorgeous beach resort.

Day 7 | Rest day on the dream island

B included
Spend the day enjoying the white sandy beach and swimming in the warm tropical seas. Koh Chang is Thailand’s 2nd biggest island right after Phuket island, but has kept its natural beauty and simplicity. The majority of the island is covered by untouched rainforest.

Day 8 | 6th Stage: Koh Chang – Chanthaburi

103 km | 530 m ascent | B/L included
We enjoy the fresh morning breeze on the ferry as we cross back to the mainland to start our journey on to Chanthaburi, the city of gem dealers. This region is famous for the rich variety of fruits, delicious and sweet.

Day 9 | 7th Stage: Chanthaburi – Rim Pae / Rayong

106 km | 370 m ascent | flat | B/L included
Today’s stage leads us along the coast through colorful fruit plantations to Rayong’s Novotel Rim Pae Resort. This outstanding Hotel, located directly on the beach fulfils all your dreams. We spend the evening enjoying the relaxed atmosphere by the sea.

Day 10 | 8th Stage: Rim Pae / Rayong – Jomtien Beach

106 km | 280 m ascent | flat | B/L included
We ride on the beautiful coastal road to Rayong, with the sea always in our view. We cross the industrial zone of Map Ta Phut, where the roads are in a surprisingly perfect condition for cyclists. Afterwards we ride through the Silverlake vineyard and then on to our 4* hotel at Jomtien Beach, where a refreshing welcome drink will be waiting for you. The resort boasts a huge pool with a private beach. We enjoy the last dinner together in this cosy atmosphere.

Day 11 | End of the journey

B included
Extension or individual onward journey to Bangkok

Included/Excluded

  • + All overnight accommodation with breakfast
  • + All meals mentioned: 10 x B = Breakfast | 8 x L = Lunch
  • + All coffee breaks including ice coffee, or hot coffee, or tea
  • + Isotonic drinks, coke, water and fruits provided on all stages
  • + English speaking tour guides
  • + Team jersey | Team backpack | Team wallet
  • + 0.75 l drinking bottle
  • + Minibus transfer Bangkok to Khao Yai
  • + Escort bus with luggage trailer, passengers possible
  • + National Park fees
  • + Ferry to Koh Chang
  • + Repair service
  • + Tour pictures for download
  • + Insurance cover over duration of tour
  • + Full Service Package (bottle refills, refreshing towels, storage of helmets and shoes and much more…)
  • - International flights
  • - Domestic flights
  • - Airport pick up
  • - Airport drop off
  • - Visa fees
  • - Taxi transfer into Bangkok ~ THB 300 to THB 500
  • - Taxi transfer to Bangkok Airport ~ THB 1500 to THB 1800
  • - Bike rentals (we offer a large selection of Canyon rental bikes)
  • - All meals unless otherwise mentioned
  • - Alcohol
  • - Tips

Tour's Location

Eastern Region, Thailand

FAQs

WHAT SIZE ARE THE GROUPS?
All of our tours will be arranged into small groups and guided by an experienced tour guide. Tours are suitable for any enthusiastic cyclist in reasonable shape.
WHAT SPEED DO WE RIDE AT?
The group will determine the riding speed on any stage; faster riders may go ahead together, regrouping at selected refreshment stops with the others. During our tours it is mandatory to wear a helmet.
IS THERE A MINIBUS?
The Siam Bike Tours minibus will transport all luggage, spare parts, wheels, tools, etc. During all of the rides we will offer water, soft drinks and fresh fruit. If desired, any rider may complete the day’s stage by bus.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
All nationalities require a passport for entry into Thailand. Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the duration of your stay in the country. If staying less than 30 days then a visa in advance is not required by European, North American, Australian and many other nationalities. You will need to show proof of an onward flight out of Thailand to be eligible for the visa on arrival. This is strictly enforced.
HEALTH
We recommend that you visit a travel medical doctor and ask about the following vaccinations: typhoid, polio, tetanus and hepatitis A. A certificate for Yellow Fever is required when arriving from an infected area within six days.
MONEY
The Thai currency is the baht. ATM’s, which are abundant, are the easiest ways to get Thai baht. Have a supply of US dollars in cash on hand, just in case your card doesn’t work. Banks or the rarer private money changers offer the best foreign-exchange rates. Credit cards are accepted in big cities and resort hotels but you’ll need baht for family-run guesthouses or restaurants.
WEATHER
Thailand generally has a tropical climate with fairly high humidity. The North and Central region have a tropical climate with fairly high humidity. Northeast Thailand has a humid hot and dry weather alternatively with medium rain while the coastal areas of the east are humid and hot with intermittent rain. The South of Thailand has a tropical climate with fairly high humidity.

There are three seasons: from March to June it is hot and dry, with temperatures between 27˚C/80 F and 40˚C/104 F, with night temperatures in the 20s. The rainy season is from July to October, but temperatures are slightly lower, because of the effect of the rain. During this time it will not rain continuously, but in sharp bursts, and the sun can come out quickly. The cooler season is from October to February, with average temperatures between 20˚C/68 F and 30˚C/86 F
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Extras
  • Single Supplement ($ 459)
  • Alu Bike Rental ($ 159)
  • Carbon Bike Rental ($ 282)
  • Additional Night ($ 135)

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