Thailand to Singapore by Road Bike

Day 1 Meet in Krabi

We meet at the hotel in Krabi for a trip briefing about the epic riding ahead of us! Get a first taste of the fresh local specialties with a seafood dinner.

Dee Andaman Hotel
Dinner

Day 2 Krabi - Pak Meng

The first 35 km will be on a bicycle lane and back road to avoid the busy traffic of Krabi. We ride together at steady paces through mangroves, rubber trees, and palm plantations. At the 50-km point, we take our first break after our warm-up ride. As we continue south, we have a few rolling hills for the next 10 km before our route flattens out. We end by riding along the Andaman coast directly to our hotel.

Pak Meng Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 114km
+727m

Day 3 Pak Meng - Koh Sukorn

After breakfast, we start by riding on a scenic road alongside the sea before heading to Koh Sukorn, otherwise known as Pig Island. For those in the mood for hot springs, we can take a slight detour and have time for a dip. Back in the saddle, we'll be cycling through thick mangrove forests and then rubber and palm plantations, taking in the fresh air and peaceful natural surroundings along the way to the ferry. We leave our bikes on the mainland and take a 20-minute boat ride to our island resort. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach or take a kayak out to explore the island.

Yataa Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 97km
+684m

Day 4 Koh Sukorn - Satun

Today, we'll cross back to the mainland and stick to back roads to see rural Thailand at its best as we cycle past colourful mosques and remote villages. We'll see some interesting landscapes, lots of friendly smiles, and plenty of unspoiled nature. Once we reach Satun, depending on the time, we can explore the monkey mountain or the night market in this border city before we return to our hotel.

The One Boutique Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 114km
+659m

Day 5 Satun - Border - Alor Setar

This morning starts with 40-km ride to the border. Once we have cycled our first 6 km in Malaysia, we hit our only hill of the day, but the ride up will be tough and is sure to get your heart rate up! After a moderately challenging uphill ride, we of course have a great downhill to follow before enjoying flat and smooth riding all the way to our hotel in Alor Setar, home to the Central State Administration Centre and the birthplace of two of Malaysia's prime ministers.

Grand Alora
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 122km
+748m

Day 6 Alor Setar - Georgetown

Today is another flat and scenic ride as we hug the coast. There will be a few rolling hills when we skirt Hutan Lipur Rekreasi Tupah, or Tupah Recreational Forest, a protected area in Kuala Muda District, which also provides some welcome shade, and those in need of a cool-down can go for a re-freshing dip in the river. The highlight of our day will be crossing to the is-land of Penang where we overnight at the colonial town of Georgetown, famed for its eclectic mix of colonial-style architecture. Tonight, we hit the town to discover some of town's famous delicacies and learn the tasty truth behind Georgetown's nickname -- Malaysia's food capital.

Bayview Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 111km
+438m

Day 7 Georgetown Rest Day

Time off the saddle, you are free to discover Georgetown, Penang’s cultural centre and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the streets, the heritage buildings and find the many treasures of whimsical paintings and sculptures as well as interactive murals inspired by daily life. Discover the array of colourful mosques in Chinatown and take a stroll through rustic Chinese shophouses, visit Chinese temples, and shop for spices in Little India. Or, you might be drawn to the town's many Western-style skyscrapers and massive shopping complexes set amidst British Raj–era architecture. Be sure to take advantage of Georgetown's world-renown as a food capital!

Bayview Hotel
Breakfast

Day 8 Georgetown - Ipoh

We leave Penang with a transfer before taking the old Hwy 1 all the way to Taiping, a town famed for its tin mines and for being the wettest town in Malaysia. We enter the town by riding under century-old rain trees in the Taiping Lake Gardens. Explore an interesting mix of cultures as we take our lunch here. After our meal, it is a short but steep uphill as we cycle on the edge of Gunung Bubu. Mountains will frame most of our ride this afternoon, but our path will be on rolling hills with lots of vegetation lining the road. Our destination is Ipoh, where you can discover elegant colonial-style buildings from the time when Ipoh was one of the wealthiest cities in in Southeast Asia. We overnight at a small, whimsical boutique hotel where you will be able to discover a fun mix of Malaysia’s Colonial past and modern urban décor, replicating much of the pre-war shop houses found in the Straits Settlements, but with some urban elements and a wicked twist.

M Boutique
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 115km
+803m

Day 9 Ipoh - Sungai

We stay inland today and have a nice and easy start as we cycle to Gua Tempurung, one of the longest caves in Peninsula Malaysia. Though the tunnel of the cave runs about 2 km, those who want to can see a short section to take in the unique gallery of stalagmites, stalactites and other amazing rock formations found only in this part of the world. Adjusting our eyes back to the light, we ride on and tackle the only significant hill of the day. The jungle-clad road will keep your mind off the ascent. The remainder of the ride undulates through plantations, fields, and villages. We overnight at a hot spring hotel, providing a perfect post-ride muscle relaxer.

Felda Residence and Hot Spring
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 79km
+636m

Day 10 Sungai - Tanjon Malim - Kuala Lumpur

We will aim to get the distance done in the morning so that we can spend the evening in Kuala Lumpur. Riding through palm plantations there will be undulations throughout our ride as we cycle on quiet roads. Traffic will pick up just outside our lunch destination of Tanjong Malim. Our bikes are loaded while we eat and then it is only a 1.5 hour transfer into the heart of KL Take some time to freshen up in your room before meeting your guide for a sunset walk around the Patronas Towers. Those who wish to go to the observation deck can book their ticket (at own expense) to go up the next day.

KL Journal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 82km
+897m

Day 11 Kuala Lumpur Rest Day

Spend this free day relaxing or exploring the metropolis of Kuala Lumpur on your own. Or, we can arrange an optional half-day walking tour for you.

KL Journal
Breakfast

Day 12 Kuala Lumpur - Port Dickson - Malacca

We head back to the coast today to continue our cycling down the Malay Peninsula. We start from the popular beach resort of Port Dickson, and we’ll flirt with the sea all day before arriving at Malacca. A historical city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Malacca boasts numerous historic ruins and buildings, some dating back to 1440 when the state was first founded. We explore parts of Malacca’s history, such as the A’Famosa Fort. Constructed using slave labour, this defensive stronghold protected the Portuguese against foreign invasion and housed the entire Portuguese administration during their tenure in Malacca. The fort remains one of the oldest surviving European architectural sites in Asia and is located just downhill from St. Paul’s Church, the oldest functioning Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia. Visit the Red Square and the fascinating Stadthuys Museum, which is perhaps the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East, or take a stroll down Jonker Street in Chinatown for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience where you will be able to find anything and everything from clothes, kitschy knick-knacks, antiques and artworks.

Equatorial Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 85km
+622m

Day 13 Malacca - Batu Pahat

After leaving the historic town, we are back to the flats as we ride southeast with some nice stretches of palm trees. We finally arrive at our destination of Batu Pahat, a charming town with a famous roundabout protecting a 100-year-old tree. Head over to the seaside village of Minyak Beku where you will be able to enjoy the sea breeze, take a stroll down to the lighthouse, or visit the village's famous well. It’s a big rock about 10 feet in size, believed to have been chiselled by the Siamese back in the 15th century to store fresh water. Perhaps the best way to really experience Batu Pahat is by sampling locally grown tea or coffee at the old-school "warung" (coffee house in Malay) with a side order of toast, half-boiled eggs, or local desserts, or by trying out the delicious treats at the nightly market - a must for any visitor! Every night, you will find an array of stalls strategically set up along a small road selling all sorts from food, clothes, toys, and shoes. The markets take place at a different location every day on a rotating basis, and offer local delicacies such as Pisang goreng; fried banana mixed with a delicious blend of kicap pedas soy sauce, or the Nasi Beriani; a spiced up rice dish served with meat, eggs, fish and vegetables. Batu Pahat, being the cultural melting pot that it is, also offers some delicious Chinese influenced dishes not to be missed, such as the fried oyster omelette, crispy prawn cakes, juicy sambal grilled stingray (for the brave!), tasty beef noodles, and succulent fried carrot cake.

Katerina Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 108km
+591m

Day 14 Batu Pahat - Singapore

Our final day in Malaysia as we get ready to cross over to the island of Singapore. We ride down the coast to Pontian where we'll stop for lunch. From here we'll transfer to cross the border as it is a very busy checkpoint. Once in Singapore we'll check into our hotel which overlooks the Esplanade and Singapore River. We meet up in the evening for a final farewell dinner.

Furama City Centre
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ride 74km
+406m

Day 15 Departure

After breakfast you will explore dynamic Singapore, the world's aspiring 'City in a Garden'. Despite its young age and physical limitations, today, Singapore has successfully reinvented itself as a global financial center and, surprisingly, a wonderland for nature fans. The “Little Red Dot,” a term which has come to be used by its proud citizens, has earned its place on the map as one of the world's hottest destinations, boasting hundreds of local attractions ranging from modern museums to whimsical gardens. Your departure flight should be in the afternoon. We can help you arrange a transfer to the airport or to extend your stay in Singapore.

Breakfast