Bangkok and the River Kwai Short Break

Hotel & Bike 3 nights

VISITING: Thailand

Why we love this tour

"It's incredible how quickly you can get away from the urban sprawl of Bangkok and into the real jungles of central Thailand. 4 cycling and sightseeing days with rivers, railways, temples, waterfalls and markets all combining makes for an unforgettable adventure."

4 days of cycling and sightseeing from Bangkok

Bridge over the River Kwai, floating markets, Bang-Pa In Palace, and Ayutthaya Historical Park

Stay in plush 4* and 3* resorts and boutique hotels

Low daily distances on flat roads, canal paths and hard packed trails

Guiding
Guided
Distance
75miles/120km
Level
Easy
Standard
Superior
Departs
Tue
Runs
Runs all year
Code
TH010
Fly to
Bangkok
Good for
Foodies, Short Breaks, Solo
Return
Bangkok

From Bangkok, spend four action packed days exploring the surrounding countryside and historic towns on this short break in central Thailand. Start with a visit to the bustling floating market in the Mae Klong river delta followed by a ride on a long-tail boat through a maze of canals. Cycle through fruit plantations and coconut palms then visit Kanchanaburi, site of the bridge over the River Kwai and war cemeteries. Explore temples, caves and local villages on the way to Ayutthaya, a former capital of Siam, also known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Tour an archaeological site strewn with the remains of the ancient civilization with its temples, monasteries and Buddhist statues, before returning to the modern capital city.

A well-balanced mix of sightseeing and leisurely cycling, averaging 30km each day on flat roads, canal paths and hard packed trails. An air-conditioned support van follows at all times with water and snacks, allowing you to take a break whenever necessary. Your local guides will bring each location to life with their passion and enthusiasm, telling stories and explaining the cultures and traditions of their country. This is a perfect short tour for anyone in Thailand as part of a longer holiday, or as an ‘add-on’ to any of our cycling trips starting or finishing in Bangkok.

Accommodation

4* & 3* Resorts and Boutique Hotels

We use 3* and 4* resorts and boutique hotels giving you a comfortable and luxurious place to relax after each day cycling. Some properties are modern while others have a more traditional Thai charm. All accommodation is well run, clean and comfortable.

 

Example hotels:
Royal River Kwai Resort Kanchanaburi
Raft Boutique Resort Kanchanaburi

 

Luxurious 3* & 4* resorts and boutique hotels

Full board, except for one dinner

Air conditioned support vehicle

Luggage transferred each day

We have been on this tour - and loved it! Speak to us and find out if it's right for you.

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What's included

Price includes

3 nights accommodation

Bike and helmet hire

Meals as shown on the itinerary

Services of an English speaking, local guide

Support vehicle available for assistance

Transfers during the tour

Hotel pick up and drop off

Luggage transportation

Snacks and water while cycling

Price excludes

Flights

Visas (if required)

Drinks during meals

Tips

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Bike hire is included. 24-27 gear hybrid bike from a well-known manufacturer with a lightweight alloy frame, front suspension, v-brakes and Shimano components. A water bottle is provided.

Hybrid bike

24-27 gear hybrid bike from a well-known manufacturer with a lightweight alloy frame, front suspension, v-brakes and Shimano components.

£0

E-bike

£170

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Bangkok.

How do I get back?

Fly from Bangkok.

What is an ‘Easy’ cycle holiday?

Your days will involve gentle riding, mainly on flat terrain and with minimal effort required. Easy cycling holidays are suitable for most people whether you are a regular cyclist or not, however we recommend at least a few practice rides before your holiday!

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

What will the group size be?

This tour will run with a minimum of 2 guests and a maximum of 16 guests. If the group is 9 people or more you will have two guides. 

Will I have a local guide?

Yes, your guide will be English speaking and local. The local guide will be a highlight of your tour as they are experienced and will pass on their knowledge and passion for their country. They will show you the best places to eat, help you meet local people along the way and give you a real feel for the local culture. 

Is there a single supplement?

No, there is no extra charge for single travellers if you share a room with another same sex single guest. If you want your own room you can pay a supplement. 

What will the food be like?

You will experience the best of world famous Thai food during your trip and it will be a highlight of your holiday. Drinking water is always included with meals, any other drinks will be extra. 

Can I take a break from the cycling?

Yes, if you want to take a break, jump into the the air conditioned support vehicle that is always available.    

Can you arrange my flights?

Flights are not included with our tours. However, we are more than happy to offer advice on long haul and regional flights, based on our extensive experience of travel in Asia.

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