River of Kings Ride

Price from
US$ 2,750
Duration
14 Days / 13 Nights
Distance
530 km
Tour Code
THA-TRK
Next departure
28-Oct-2018
Number of Cycling Days11
Average Distance Per Day: 48
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 214
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance530 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireHybrid: US$ 220
Single SupplementUS$ 500

All About this Tour

The River of Kings Ride through Thailand exposes you to the kingdom’s ancient history and colourful culture. From Chiang Mai, the capital of north Thailand, we cycle through the Chao Phraya River valley where Thai civilisation began and visit the ancient cities of Lampang, Sukhothai, Khampeng Phet, and Ayutthaya. The route follows quiet backroads where you will be amazed at how little traffic is encountered.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Meet for a welcome dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Ping River.

Day 2

Explore the ancient and modern city of Chiang Mai and drive up Doi Suthep to Wat Phra Thad Doi Suthep (AD 1384), the most sacred temple in North Thailand, to take in a panoramic view of the city.

Day 3

We ride south along the Ping River to the ancient city of Lamphun for lunch, stop for a visit to Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, and transfer to Lampang -- the Cowboy Town.

Day 4

Ride on country roads through local villages, with time to stroll through markets or stop at one of the many temples we pass. We climb a few hills to the Mysterious Rock Garden.

Day 5

We head off the beaten track as we wind towards Sri Satchanalai Historical Park and transfer to our hotel in the first capital of Thailand, Sukhothai.

Day 6

Enjoy a day of riding around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sukhothai to see some of the 193 ruins. Cycle at a leisurely pace so you can capture some of the stunning Buddha statues.

Day 7

Cycle on pleasant country roads to Khampeng Phet, a fortress city used to help defend Sukhothai from invading armies.

Day 8

You'll quickly understand why Thailand is the top exporter of rice when you see the many paddies on the way to Uthai Thani. Lunch on a charming restored rice barge while you cruise on the Sakaekrang River.

Day 9

Ride the forested island of Thepho, where the Chao Phraya River and Sakaekrung Rivers meet, cycle to Chai Nat for lunch and visit the Wat Pa Mok's reclining Buddha in Ang Thong, before Ayutthaya.

Day 10

Cycle south to Bang Pa-In to visit the summer palace of King Rama V and then transfer to Kanchanaburi, stopping to visit the Bridge over the River Kwai before heading to our jungle resort on the riverside.

Day 11

Follow the River Kwai along a mixture of jeep trails, tarmac and quiet backroads to the city of Kanchanaburi.

Day 12

fWe visit the famous floating market in Ratchaburi and then start our bicycle ride following canal paths and small backroads.

Day 13

We transfer to Bangkok and go for a pleasurable ride in Bang Kra Jao. Our farewell dinner will be a river cruise on a converted rice barge along the Chao Praya River.

Day 14

Free day last day of tour.

Elevation Profiles

Day 3 - Chiang Mai - Lampang Ride 50km. +316m / -206m.
Day 3 - Chiang Mai - Lampang Ride 50km. +316m / -206m.

Reviews

Our third tour with you was an excellent one for people our age (between 71 and 74). We are impressed by the professionalism of the guide and the driver and both of them were very sympathetic.

Hildur AaseJanuary 2017

Great combination of history, local culture and the best Thai food. The guide, He was always very cheerful, polite and informative. He kept us well informed about what to expect each day Always happy and smiling!

Alison Margaret BakerJanuary 2016

We were very pleased with this tour. Our guides and driver really went out of their way to accommodate every request. We learned so much about Thai history and culture. We were able to bike through a variety of beautiful scenery, villages and see the everyday life of the Thai people. Spice Roads has been very professional and great to work with too.

We enjoyed the unique boutique style hotels. The service provided by the staff at all the locations was excellent.

At one point I scratched my arm. Our driver was prepared with a first aid kit and assisted me to clean the scratch.

We enjoyed the variety and quality of the food on this tour. It was one of my favorite parts of the tour!

Our guides and our driver went out of their way to provide us with an excellent experience.

Tiffany SchoenbergerJuly 2014

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