Kanchanaburi Hills

Day 1 Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

Starting in Bangkok, we drive three hours to Kanchanaburi. We visit the local sites, including the war museum and cemetery and the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai, before checking into our hotel located on the banks of the River Khwae Yai. After a bike fitting and a warm-up ride, we meet up for dinner where we'll go over the itinerary for the upcoming days of riding.

Royal River Kwai Resort
Lunch, Dinner
Ride 40km
+279m
-279m

Day 2 Kanchanaburi Loop

After enjoying breakfast and the tranquil view of the Khwae Yai River, we head off to discover Kanchanaburi's countryside. The distance we cover today may be long, but we ride on mostly flat terrain with some hills. Following the Khwae Yai River, we pass farms, local schools, and temples. Kanchanaburi is known for its sugar cane, rice, and tapioca. We will see some of these plantations along the way. We pedal along Khwae Noi River as it undulates and arrive back at the resort. Your afternoon is free to rest your legs and enjoy the riverside.

Royal River Kwai Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 120km
+669m
-668m

Day 3 Kanchanaburi - Si Sawat

We spend most of the day riding our bike as we cycle leisurely along the Khwae River for 65 km before we climb from the foot of Sri Nakarin Dam to the top. This is a steep climb to above the dam, and we soon have the lake in our sights as we begin to descend. We will be staying at a lakeside resort, so bring along your swimming suit and enjoy dipping in the lake or kayaking for your day’s reward.

Raya Buri Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 80km
+834m
-690m

Day 4 Si Sawat - Erawan National Park

This morning, we enjoy our peaceful breakfast on the lakeside before our ride. We head north on a smooth and shady road that twists left and right up a hill as we ride upstream to cross by ferry. Soon we reach the other side of the reservoir where we stop for lunch. Back on the pedal with re-strengthened legs, we head over to Erawan National Park and stop to enjoy the waterfall cooling us down before we transfer to our overnight resort.

Mida Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 120km
+1819m
-1872m

Day 5 Mida Resort Free Day

Today is free for you to discover surrounding sites on your own. Enjoy bamboo river rafting at the resort, relax in the pool, or go for a massage. (Bamboo rafting is available at 14.00 and 16.00 daily. Please book your preferred time upon check-in. This service is complementary for the first trip only).

Mida Resort
Breakfast

Day 6 Mida Resort - Resotel

After breakfast, we ride up to Hellfire Pass for a visit. The museum is located above the infamous Death Railway built by POWs (Prisoners of War) during WWII. They were forced to cut the rail track through the mountain, and the exhibits detail their many struggles to survive under terrible conditions. The name “Hellfire Pass” originates from the prisoners' shadows working at night with lanterns, resembling a scene from hell. We backtrack to cross the river, and then we continue our cycle along very quiet roads to our resort.

River Kwai Resotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 90km
+831m
-813m

Day 7 Resotel - Suan Phung

From Kanchanaburi, we cycle to Ratchaburi province. Our journey starts with taking backroads on mostly flat terrain, cutting through farmlands. We ride parallel to the Thai-Burmese border with views of rolling hills in the distance. In the last 30 km, the trail will be slightly uphill as we pedal our way into Ratchaburi.

Phu Pha Phung Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 115km
+1062m
-1000m

Day 8 Suan Phung - Amphawa - Bangkok

After breakfast, we cycle southeast to where the Mae Klong River runs through Ratchaburi and enters the Gulf of Thailand, creating a sprawling delta. Here, the land is rich, and the Thais created a network of canals to aid irrigation and navigation. We visit a floating market to see how the locals go about their shopping from paddle boats selling local delicacies. On our saddles, we can appreciate the countryside and see the local pace of life. Depending on the season, feast your eyes on various tropical fruits as they ripen. We get cleaned up and energised with lunch at a riverside restaurant and get ready to transfer back to Bangkok.

Breakfast, Lunch
Ride 90km
+587m
-689m