River of Kings Ride

Price from
US$ 2,550
Duration
14 Days / 13 Nights
Distance
530 km
Tour code
THA-TRK
Next departure
17-Dec-2017
Number of Cycling Days 11
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 Distance 530 kilometres
Accommodation Included
Bike Hire Hybrid: US$ 210
Single Supplement US$ 480

All About this Tour

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

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Chiang Mai and meet for a welcome dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Ping River.

Day 2

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

Day 3

We ride south of Chiang Mai along the scenic Ping River and head to the ancient city of Lamphun for lunch, stop for a visit to Wat Phra That Hariphunchai dating back more than 1000 years before a 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 before we reach the Mysterious Rock Garden and spend the night in Uttaradit.

Day 5

We head off the beaten track as we wind towards Sri Satchanalai Historical Park and then 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

During our ride you'll quickly understand why Thailand is the top exporter of rice when you see the many paddies on your route to Uthai Thani. Lunch on board a charming restored rice barge while you cruise on the Sakaekrang River.

Day 9

Ride on the forested island of Thepho, where the Chao Phraya River and Sakaekrung Rivers meet, cycle to Chai Nat in time for lunch and then visit the Wat Pa Mok's reclining Buddha in Ang Thong before arriving in 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 as we ride through the jungle, between farmers' fields, along a mixture of jeep trails, tarmac and quiet back roads to the city of Kanchanaburi.

Day 12

In the morning we visit the famous floating market in Ratchaburi and then start our bicycle ride following canal paths and small back roads.

Day 13

We transfer to Bangkok and go for a pleasurable ride in the green part of Bangkok called 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 to enjoy Bangkok until your onward flight.

Additional journey information

Meets: Chiang Mai
Ends: Bangkok
Fly in to: Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Fly out of: Suvarnnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Countries visited: Thailand
Minimum age: 18 (on scheduled departures)

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