For cyclists that don't mind pushing their pedals, this tour is a perfect combination of seeing sites and having an authentic Thai experience. We cover quite a lot of ground, take in some of Thailand's major sites, but also visit some lesser known caves and waterfalls. Our days will be quite full and action packed!
|Tour Cost||US$1,295||Single Supplement||US$275|
|Bike Hire||US$210||Total Cycling Distance||570 km|
|Tour Grade||out of 5||Number of Days||8 Days/ 7 Nights|
|Number of Cycling Days||6 full/1 half||Tour Meets||Bangkok|
|Tour Ends||Bangkok||Group Size||Minimum 2. Maximum 16.|
|Minimum age on scheduled departures||18 years old|
- Day 1
- From Bangkok we drive 1.5 hours to Kanchanaburi to visit the local sites - the war museum and cemetery and the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai.
- Day 2
- From the hotel we ride to the Khmer ruins of Muang Sing Historical Park before riding on with the limestone mountains that separate Burma from Thailand as our background.
- Day 3
- We following the River Kwai Yai to the stunning Erawan Waterfalls. After a cool off in the falls it's time to sweat uphill over the top of the Sri Nakarin Dam. Then we skirting around the reservoir to our lakeside resort.
- Day 4
- Our toughest day of the tour as we'll be riding up and down all day and end with a long climb. The landscape is rural, and we'll pass rice fields and orchards as we push our pedals. Overnight at a national park that is famous for its caves.
- Day 5
- In the morning we'll rise early and hike through a cave and emerge in a lush jungle and towering trees, passing a few waterfalls. Today will be much easier terrain as we ride through farmland and small villages.
- Day 6
- Today is a semi rest day as we ride in the morning to Suphan Buri, passing a famous battle site on the way. We overnight at a Thai-style resort where you can see all types of water buffaloes, including pygmy and albino.
- Day 7
- The terrain is flat today as we ride through the fertile river basin of the Chao Phraya River to Ayutthaya, the former capital city of Siam.
- Day 8
- Our tour today gives us a glimpse into the glory of the Ayutthaya Empire (1350-1767A.D.) by visiting the many remains of temples. We leave the temples behind and head into the countryside on small back roads to Bang-Pa In, the former summer palace of King Chulalongkorn.
|Date||Availability||Price||Single Supplement||Bike Hire||Book|
|June 2, 2013||Available||USD 1,295.00||USD 275.00||USD 210.00|
|July 7, 2013||Available||USD 1,295.00||USD 275.00||USD 210.00|
|August 4, 2013||Available||USD 1,295.00||USD 275.00||USD 210.00|
|September 1, 2013||Available||USD 1,295.00||USD 275.00||USD 210.00|
|October 6, 2013||Available||USD 1,295.00||USD 275.00||USD 210.00|
|November 3, 2013||Available||USD 1,295.00||USD 275.00||USD 210.00|
|December 1, 2013||Guaranteed to Depart||USD 1,295.00||USD 275.00||USD 210.00|
Bottle and Charlie are an awesome duo. Good sense of humor, very knowledgeable about terrain, cultural points, agriculture and biking. We felt well cared for. All were very helpful. Among the best help and service of any bike tour (and we do a lot).
In general, Thai drivers are very good and more courteous than those in the States. Road surfaces were generally better than the US- surprising good, in fact.
Excellent eating and some flexibility. We got them to take us to a street market for one supper- very fine experience in addition to the usual large spread at the hotels and restaurants.
Fred & Marian Shaw - February 2013
I enjoyed the new adventure each day. The guides, food and biking were exceptional.
RICHARD JONES - May 2012