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Southern Thailand Explorer Cycling Tour 12D11N Trip

Phuket - Phang Nga, Krabi, Suratthani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
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Duration

12 Days 11 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

Multilingual

Overview

From the Indian Ocean to the Pacific and back. A fascinating road bike tour from the island of Phuket through the south of Thailand.

From the Andaman Sea with the famous beaches in Ao Nang / Krabi and the island of Koh Lanta and we cross the Malay Peninsula to the Gulf of Thailand to Khanom. Through the Khao Sok National Park with its bizarre, jungle-covered limestone peaks and the Chiew Larn Reservoir, we finally ride back to Phuket via Khao Lak.

12 days | 11 nights | 10 stages from 52 to 126 km | Total 1,000 km | Rest days in Koh Lanta and Khanom Beach.

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

  • + Phang Nga Bay Islands
  • + Koh Lanta Island
  • + Krabi, Khanom and Khao Lak Beaches
  • + Khao Sok National Park
  • + Full service

Itinerary

Day 1 | 1st Stage: Phuket – Phang Nga

109 km | rolling | L incl.
Afternoon boat trip to Phang Nga Bay
In the morning our journey begins at Siam Bike Tours Shop in Choeng Thale / Laguna. We take care of your luggage and load it on the van. After the bike fitting and the tour information, we start the first stage. We cross Sarasin Bridge and reach the mainland after 30 km. We continue cycling on a beautiful back road and enjoy the great view of Phang Nga Bay at the Samet Nangshe viewpoint. The road to Phang Nga leads us through a varied, tropical landscape. Later in the afternoon we explore the nearby Phang Nga Bay on a boat tour. With its protected mangroves and countless limestone islands, the bay has become world-famous. Of course, the “James Bond Island” with its striking and much-photographed needle rock should not be missing on the excursion.

Day 2 | 2nd Stage: Phang Nga – Ao Nang Beach / Krabi

115 km | flat | B, L incl.
A short pass road meanders across the dense jungle. On the exhilarating descent through the forest, we reach Thap Put where we take a coffee break. We continue through plantations past many limestone mountains to Ao Nang Beach in Krabi.

Day 3 | 3rd Stage: Ao Nang Beach / Krabi – Koh Lanta Island

105 km | flat | B, L incl.
We cycle south to Koh Lanta Island with its beautiful sandy beaches and beach resorts.
We take the 20 minute ferry trip to the island. Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi are connected by a bridge.

Day 4 | Koh Lanta

Rest Day at Koh Lanta Beach
B incl.
The rest day offers the opportunity to sleep in, relax, swim in the hotel pool or on the white sandy beach and then let yourself be pampered with a massage. The fantastic island world tempts you to take a full day speed boat snorkeling trip which we gladly help organizing for you.

Day 5 | 4th Stage: Koh Lanta Island – Thung Song

126 km | flat | B, L incl.
We leave the island of Koh Lanta and head east inland. We cross the Malay Peninsula on beautiful flat country roads to Thung Song.

Day 6 | 5th Stage: Thung Song – Nakhon Si Tammarat

52 km | flat | B, L incl.
On today’s short stage we ride to Nakhon Si Tammarat. This is a large province on the Malay Peninsula in southern Thailand, stretching from a mountainous interior to the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. The sprawling Buddhist Wat Phra Mahathat temple with its huge bell-shaped stupa is one of the many ancient and religious sites in the capital, Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Day 7 | 6th Stage: Nakhon Si Tammarat – Khanom

108 km | flat | B, L incl.
Today we cycle on many deserted back roads along the coast through rubber and oil palm forests. Khanom is known for its long white sandy beach on the Gulf of Thailand. The perfect place to relax and swim.

Day 8 | Rest Day at Khanom Beach

B incl.
The rest day offers the opportunity to sleep in, relax and bathe on the white sandy beach. The beautiful and remote back roads tempt you to take another voluntary cycle tour.

Day 9 | 7th Stage: Khanom – Surat Thani

89 km | flat | B, L incl.
Today our ride will take us to idyllic back roads past small places and varied landscapes to the provincial capital Surat Thani. The rural port capital Surat Thani is a gateway to the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Pangan and Koh Tao. The San Chao night market is home to a variety of street stalls.

Day 10 | 8th Stage: Surat Thani — Takun

80 km | rolling | B, L incl.
Shortly after Surat Thani we turn towards Khao Sok National Park. The rubber and oil palm forests are characteristic of this fertile area. The construction of the Ratchaprapha Dam in 1987 created a huge, rugged lake. After a refreshing swim in the hotel’s large pool, there is the opportunity to marvel at the unique limestone peaks of the Khao Sok National Park on the reservoir during a boat trip

Day 11 | 9th Stage: Takun – Khao Lak Beach

119 km | rolling | B, L incl.
Swimming in the Indian Ocean
We cross the Khao Sok National Park and let ourselves be enchanted again by its fairytale mountain scenery. A short climb (5%), which of course can also be mastered in the bus, leads to a perfect vantage point. The coast of the Indian Ocean awaits us in Khao Lak. Our resort is located directly on the beautiful Nangthong Beach.

Day 12 | 10th Stage: Khao Lak – Phuket

95 km | flat | B, L incl.
We follow the main road and after 33 km we turn onto an idyllic side road. We treat ourselves to our coffee break in Thai Muang. Then all senses are rewarded again with a view of a picture book landscape. After crossing the Sarasin Bridge, we reach the Thailand’s largest island – Phuket – and finish with an easy spin to the Siam Bike Tours Shop. There we enjoy lunch together and toast our eventful tour.

Extension or individual onward travel, no overnight stay in Phuket included.

Included/Excluded

  • + All overnight accommodations with breakfast
  • + All meals mentioned: 11 x B = Breakfast | 10 x L = Lunch
  • + All coffee breaks: Iced coffee, delicious hot blended coffee beverages or tea
  • + Isotonic drinks and fruits provided on all stages
  • + Boat Trip Phang Nga Bay – “James Bond Tour”
  • + Boat Trip Chiew Larn lake / Khao Sok National Park
  • + English speaking tour guides
  • + Team jersey | Team backpack | Team wallet
  • + 0.75 l drinking bottle
  • + Minibus transfer Bangkok to Phetchaburi
  • + Accompanying van with possibility to ride along
  • + Repair service
  • + Tour pictures for download
  • + Additional insurance during the tour
  • + Full Service Package (Bottle refills, refreshing towelettes, storage of helmets and shoes and more…)
  • - International flights
  • - Domestic flights
  • - Airport pick up
  • - Airport drop off
  • - Visa fees
  • - Bike rentals (we offer a large selection of Canyon rental bikes)
  • - All meals unless otherwise mentioned
  • - Alcohol
  • - Tips

Tour's Location

Phuket - Phang Nga, Krabi, Suratthani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, 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 ($ 196)
  • Carbon Bike Rental ($ 349)

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Siam Bike Tours

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