Bicycling Bangkok to Phuket
This route has some of the best coastal scenery available in Thailand as you ride along the Gulf of Thailand before crossing to the Andaman Sea. You’ll ride through quaint little villages, rest in world-class resort areas, eat delicious seafood and visit national parks known for their natural attractions. This a road ride and is flat and fast with some undulating hills thrown into the mix. Get to know the locals, be surrounded by statuesque limestone peaks and wiggle your toes in Thailand’s soft and warm sand as you enjoy the sights and sounds of endless beaches.
The total distance is 800 kilometres in eight riding days. Some of the distances are quite long, but the roads are smooth making it an achievable distance on a road bike. The trip is fully supported and your guide’s expert knowledge of the area and terrain means that you always know what is coming up in terms of distance and difficulty. This makes a tremendous difference, as does the constant supply of cold drinks, ice and fresh fruit.
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|Tour Cost||US$2,075||Single Supplement||US$505|
|Bike Hire||US$260 Standard Road bike / US$380 Carbon Road Bike||Total Cycling Distance||800 Kilometres|
|Tour Grade||out of 5||Number of Days||10 days / 9 nights|
|Number of Cycling Days||8 full days.||Tour Meets||Bangkok|
|Tour Ends||Phuket||Countries Visited||Thailand|
|Group Size||Minimum of 2, Maximum of 16.||Minimum age on scheduled departures||18 years old|
- Day 1
- We transfer out of the chaos of Bangkok to the start of our ride in Petchaburi and are quickly in rural Thailand as we ride along the beach into Cha-am and on to the beach resort town of Hua Hin.
- Day 2
- We head out of Hua Hin towards Sam Roi Yot National Park and ride below towering peaks of limestone then ride along the beach to Prachuap Khiri Khan and enjoy a seafood dinner.
- Day 3
- We leave the hotel and ride along the beach front road. We are now well away from the main tourist areas as we head towards a serene beach and our nature-friendly boutique resort.
- Day 4
- Rest day to relax at the beach.
- Day 5
- Our route sticks to the coast, giving us views of the sea to the left and rugged mountains on our right as we pass through Thailand's narrowest part to finish riding just north of Chumpon.
- Day 6
- Cross the Isthmus of Kra and head west on an undulating road that cuts through the lush jungle clad mountains to the spa town of Ranong where you can soak in the hotel's hot mineral spring pool.
- Day 7
- We ride through valleys today on an undulating road and pass many villages and children waving and yelling out farang, farang (foreigner).
- Day 8
- We continue our journey south, riding from valley to valley towards picturesque Khao Lak. through one of the worst areas devastated by the 2004 Tsunami.
- Day 9
- There are a couple of small hills to conquer before we leave Khao Lak, but then it's flat all the way down to Phang Nga and the tropical paradise of Phuket island.
- Day 10
- Today is yours to relax and rest after eight days of great riding!
Day 1 Petchaburi - Hua Hin 67 km. +194 m./ -194 m
Day 2 Hua Hin - Prachuap Khiri Khan 116 km. +486 m./ -481 m.
Day 3 Prachuap Khiri Khan – Ban Krut 68 km. +300 m./ -301 m.
Day 5 Ban Krut - Chumpon 111 km. +693 m./ -693 m.
Day 6 Chumpon - Ranong 139 km. +1,142 m./ -1,134 m.
Day 7 Ranong – Khuraburi 125 km. +1,052 m./ -981 m.
Day 8 Khuraburi - Khao Lak 79 km. +509 m./ -580 m.
Day 9Khao Lak - Phuket 97 km. +654 m./ -655 m.
|Date||Availability||Price||Single Supplement||Bike Hire||Book|
|July 23, 2017||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|August 13, 2017||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|September 17, 2017||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|October 22, 2017||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|November 19, 2017||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|December 10, 2017||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|December 31, 2017||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|January 28, 2018||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|February 25, 2018||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|March 11, 2018||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|July 22, 2018||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|August 12, 2018||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|September 16, 2018||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|October 21, 2018||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|November 18, 2018||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
|December 9, 2018||Available||USD 2,075.00||USD 505.00||USD 260.00|
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Despite all of the unexpected rain resulting in massive flooding in southern Thailand, the Bangkok to Phuket trip was awesome, being my first long-distance bike ride. Eclectic participants from six countries and an awesome guide 'Bottle' and support person. Am truly impressed with the planning involved. Will definitely being doing more trips in the future.
Dale Rush - January 2017
I have just completed the Bangkok to Phuket road bike tour and would like to provide some feedback.
Firstly, I cannot say enough how much I appreciated the efforts of the tour guides, Mr. Woody, Mr. Bottle, Mr. Rin, Mr. Wat, and Mr. Temple. They are a credit to Spice Roads and one of the main reasons the trip was so enjoyable.
Secondly, the food was absolutely fabulous. Not just the meals at the various restaurants but also the fruit and street food provided from the back of the tour bus.
Finally, the route itself was just about as good as you could expect. Warm weather, (some) sunshine, and wherever we stopped the people were friendly.
Thanks Spice Roads, and I hope to tour with you again in the future.
Richard Bartlett - January 2017
The trip was beautiful, the food was amazing and the staff could not have been more helpful. I can highly recommend SpiceRoads. I loved every minute of this tour. Mr. Bottle and Mr. Woody were brilliant, as were the drivers who were always on hand to help. The food could not have been better (definitely haven't lost weight on this trip!). The route was good and whenever possible, we were taken along quiet back roads. Can highly recommend this tour.
Charlotte Bartlett - December 2016
The guides and support staff on the Bangkok to Phuket were exceptional. Their efforts ensured an exceptionally enjoyable trip, motivated and sustained us through some challenging cycling days. Importantly managed our safety on a range of roads from the quite to the busy. Stunning scenery on route with great overnight locations - you can never have enough meals at beachside locations. I would recommend the tour as the best way of seeing some stunning parts of Thailand. The cycling is challenging with many days over 100k, however, the team will look after you and as the slowest cyclist on the trip I always had the support driver ensuring I was ok and handing me energy drinks and cold towels at each rest break. Ant and Esso are superb cycle guides who never stop smiling for 10 days!! The support team were tremendous.
Michael Gallagher - November 2016
Superbly organised and supported. Excellent quality of hotels and restaurants. No better way to see "unseen" Thailand
Gregory Wright - November 2016
My entire experience couldn't have been better. All was perfect from the office staff to the on road cycling. Bottle's selection of restaurants was the best of any of my previous five Bangkok to Phuket trips. Another great job by all.
Richard Jones - October 2016
It was a great way to engage the five senses in experiencing Thailand and so much better than sitting in a bus and being herded around to tourist sites. Rin was always looking after us at the start of each day, during the breaks and at the end of each day
Roger Collins-Woolcock - July 2016
Great opportunity to see the real Thailand. Loved cycling on the backroads and enjoyed some amazing coastal scenery while being guided by excellent leaders and support crew.
Ruth Moyses - March 2016