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 850 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.
|Tour Cost||US$1,795||Single Supplement||US$475|
|Bike Hire||US$260 Trek Road Bike||Total Cycling Distance||855 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||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!
|Date||Availability||Price||Single Supplement||Bike Hire||Book|
|June 30, 2013||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|July 14, 2013||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|October 27, 2013||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|November 24, 2013||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|December 15, 2013||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|January 5, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|January 19, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|February 2, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|February 16, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|March 2, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|March 16, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|July 6, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|July 13, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|August 10, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|September 21, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|October 5, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|October 26, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|November 9, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|November 23, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|December 7, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
|December 14, 2014||Available||USD 1,795.00||USD 475.00||USD 260.00|
Enjoyed Everything! The riding, the guide, the driver, the different types of accommodations, the food, the terrain... will definitely do another
one again! It was the best honeymoon adventure ever!
Carmela Patricia Serina-Pearson - February 2013
Very easy to book & excellent communication & support from the Spice Roads Team. All support during the trip was excellent. Bikes were better than expected. Couldn't find any fault with anything
An excellent first trip with Spice Roads & a great way to see Thailand. Impeccable service from Ant & team. I will be recommending & returning. Thank you
Fiona Brompton - January 2013
Riding distances were great. I was pleased there were some challenging days.
Ryan Moran - December 2012
Both Bottle and Sanit made every effort to ensure that we all had a good time. We were taken very good care of and the choice of food ordered was excellent and tailored to the individual requirements of cyclists in the group.
Brian Merfield - November 2012
Great itinary and route - loved every minute of it.
Bottle was a really good guide and a very strong rider.
My wife and I really enjoyed the trip - it was really well organised and guided and the type of riding was just what I was looking for.
Would do it again in a flash.
Bob Annells - November 2012
Safety first watching traffic and dehydration for every guest. The guides allowed every guest to travel as fast or slow when it was safe to do so. Drivers knew 1st aid for guest and mechanics of cycle to keep the group moving easily.
Drivers made all rest stops a 5 star experience with fruit, snacks, drinks with presentation and style. The breaks were well timed and refreshing. Stopping in "old town" for ice coffee on way to Khaolak was enjoyable.
Excellent health maintenance and emergency service from the spice roads team.
Aum's dinner selections were excellent with variety and thoughtfulness for all clients. Local restaurants and very tasty food.
The guides and drivers allowed our group to feel like a part of Thailand. They are each a valuable asset to spice roads.
Jeff Olver - October 2012
The guides were superb. Food was superb. Accommodations were great. Service was wonderful. I will be back!!!
I cannot say enough good things about the drivers and the guides. Mr. Aum was incredibly pleasant and so very knowledgeable about everything asked of him. We felt safe always, and well taken care of. The drivers were great and the roadside assistance was immediate. I enjoyed the company of every one involved!
The guides did an excellent job of keeping us informed as to what to expect. When we went through any busy towns the guides and drivers were very good at ensuring our safety. The rest stops were well planned to coincide with toilets. Thanks for that!
laurel konschuh - October 2012
It was wonderful. Ant is a perfect guide, we can’t recommend him highly enough ! He is not only an excellent guide but he is also a wonderful person. You are lucky to have him on board.
Mr Wat was also excellent as a backup, providing us with fruit and cold drinks and generally being extremely helpful and friendly.
We will be booking a tour again with Spiceroads!
Sarah - October 2012