Cycling Coastal Thailand

Price from
US$ 2,790
Duration
11 Days / 10 Nights
Distance
325 km
Tour Code
THA-TCC
Next departure
23-Dec-2018
Number of Cycling Days10
Average Distance Per Day: 34
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 241
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2,250 m
Accommodation
Basic
5 Star
Total Cycling Distance325 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireHybrid: US$ 180
Single SupplementUS$ 550

All About this Tour

This exploration south by bicycle will provide a unique insight into the life and traditions of Thais and the beautiful southern coast. We cycle off the main roads as much as possible, so we can explore long stretches of beaches, the beautiful island of Koh Talu, and scenic areas around Koh Kho Khao and Khao Lak. We have a true Thai experience when we overnight at a traditional fishing community with a family.

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Itinerary

Day 1

We drive south to the Mae Klong Delta and start riding to Damnoen Nam Saduak Floating Market. Then boat through a maze of canals past many villages and plantations and visit quirky temples.

Day 2

Wake up early to participate in the Thai tradition of making an offering to Buddhist monks. After breakfast, we have a short drive to start our ride at a large reservoir and enjoy the views and cool breezes.

Day 3

This morning we cycle on local roads through seemingly endless fields of pineapple. Stop to visit a small cave and go for lunch at the Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. We overnight in a Hua Hin seaside resort and have time to enjoy the night market.

Day 4

We have a very flat ride to Sam Roi Yot (300 hundred peaks) National Park boasting numerous caves, pristine beaches and stunning limestone cliffs. After lunch, we can climb up to Phraya Nakhon Cave.

Day 5

After a short ride, we board a speed boat to our private island, Koh Talu. The afternoon is free to snorkel to see colourful corals and fish, to kayak around the island or to clamber up to the view point.

Day 6

We boat back to the mainland. We ride under the shade of palm trees and transfer to our next beach resort. Once the sun goes down we'll board a local fishing boat to see how squid are caught.

Day 7

We start with another coastal ride, but the terrain will start to undulate, making it a bit different from our earlier rides. We overnight at the port city of Ranong which is also on the border with Burma.

Day 8

We take a short morning ride to a local hot spring and transfer to a village accessible only by boat. Learn local traditions by spending time with a family before having a memorable meal.

Day 9

Go for a morning hike with a guide to learn about the village's conservation activities to protect the mangroves and to restore endangered orchids. We then transfer toTakuapa for a late afternoon cycle.

Day 10

After a short ride to visit the Tsunami Memorial at Ban Nam Khem, we head inland to the small waterfall of Sai Rung. Then it's a short cycle to our beachfront bungalows for our farewell dinner.

Day 11

The tour ends in Khao Lak.

Elevation Profiles

Day 1 - Bangkok - Ampawa Ride 35km. +140m / -141m.
Day 1 - Bangkok - Ampawa Ride 35km. +140m / -141m.

Reviews

Excellent trip and food. The guide and driver were both excellent.

Harold YellandJanuary 2018

Our trip was a great opportunity to see rural Thailand and get to know the people, history, culture and it was a wonderful introduction to some fabulous eating experiences.

Guide Yo and Driver Rin were an excellent team. Yo's knowledge of the culture and farm practices was particularly interesting. His selection of snacks and dinner items was stellar and he was so careful to address special dietary needs. Yo was so very kind and considerate of all the tour participants and his gentle ways made for a delightful time together. Rin was funny, warm and such an incredible professional addressing road safety issues and acting quickly to address a small accident one of the riders experienced. Yo is one of the best guides we have ever had on a tour.

The trip is clearly for a person that is in excellent shape. While it was a push for one of us, it is an experience I would not have wanted to miss.

Barbara WrightJanuary 2018

Excellent guide and driver! Wonderful "rest stop" snacks. Biking through beautiful rural, forested and seaside settings mostly on very smooth, quiet country or bike path. Perfect for the recreational biker.

Our last night in Khao Lak was at fabulous hotel, a wonderful way to end the tour! And we had plenty of time to swim. Thank you.

Mary WichitaJanuary 2018

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