Bangkok to Phuket

Hotel & Bike 9 nights

VISITING: Thailand

Why we love this tour

"This tour starts out on the beaches of the Gulf of Thailand then crosses the peninsula to the Andaman Coast. In the middle there are some more challenging hills but the hard work is worth it for the rainforests, limestone peaks and the incredible Khao Sok National Park."

Glittering beaches, hidden caves and authentic villages

Limestone peaks and rare wildlife in Khao Sok National Park

Sleep in beachfront rooms, boutique hotels and jungle lodgings

Diverse cycling on mixed terrain with sustained but gentle ascents

Guiding
Guided
Distance
357miles/574km
Level
Moderate to Challenging
Standard
Superior
Departs
Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
Runs
Jan, Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec
Code
TH002
Fly to
Bangkok
Good for
Coasts and Islands
Return
Phuket

Trace the Gulf of Thailand, cycling through two national parks and ride across the country to the Andaman coast. Along the way, you’ll stop at deserted beaches and tiny villages that few tourists get to see. On day five, you’ll have the satisfaction of cycling more than 100km, followed by a full day of rest in a poolside beach lodge.

Much of the route is on quiet backroads, and you be riding in a small group on top quality bikes. There are a few gentle inclines and occasional sections on busier roads, but drivers are very considerate and the support vehicle is on hand if you need it. A boat trip to Prahya Nakhon Cave adds to the variety and, on day seven, you'll sleep beneath the soaring peaks of Khao Sok National Park – the largest virgin forest in Southern Thailand. Your adventure finishes at Nai Yang beach on the beautiful island of Phuket.

Accommodation

4* Hotels to a jungle tree house

As you are off the beaten path for much of this tour, you will spend a couple of nights in more rustic accommodation than normal, but these are still great places to stay. All the accommodation is well run, clean and comfortable. The tour starts in a four star hotel, then you stay at a golf resort below a dam, the third night you will sleep in a jungle tree house before two nights in a lovely resort by the beach in Khao Lak.

Example hotel:
Centara Seaview Resort Khao Lak
Dewa Phuket
Sara Beachfront Resort Chumphon

Varied accomodation from 4* Hotels to a jungle tree house

Full board (apart from 3 meals)

Support vehicle is always available

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

9 nights accommodation

Board basis: Full board (apart from 3 meals)

Service of a local English-speaking guide 

Air-conditioned support vehicle available for assistance at all times

Transfers during the tour

Final day transfer

Luggage transportation

Water and snacks while riding

All entry costs & attractions listed on the itinerary

For groups of at least 6 people an additional bike mechanic

Cycling jersey & a water bottle

Price excludes

Flights and arrival transfer

Visas

Alcohol & soft drinks

Tips

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Top quality, well maintained Merida mountain bikes are included in your tour price, fitted with hybrid tyres for touring and handlebar bags. 

Mountain bike

Top quality, well maintained Merida mountain bikes fitted with hybrid tyres for touring.

£0

E-bike

Trek Conduit+ E-bike

£192

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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?

From to Bangkok.

How do I get back?

Fly from Phuket.

What is a ‘Moderate to Challenging’ cycle holiday?

Generally in hilly areas, with numerous climbs, downhill stretches and longer daily distances. Moderate to challenging cycling is suitable for regular and experienced cyclists with a good level of fitness.

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 if I can't find the departure date I need?

Please give us a call. If you are a group of four or more, we can usually add a departure date within the season to suit you.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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. 

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.    

What will the group size be?

This tour will run with a minimum of 4 guests and a maximum of 14 guests. 

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. 

What snacks will I get during the cycling?

You will be supplied with local snacks & energy bars. Clean water and electrolyte drinks are provided to keep you hydrated. 

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 weather be like?

There are two seasons (dry & wet) in the South of Thailand and they alternate from coast to coast. When it is the wet season on the East side it is the dry season on the West side. The East side is rainy from September to December and on the West side it rains from April until October. 

The best riding conditions are during December and January when it is coolest, however at the height of the rains (July & August) , Thailand is at its most green and beautiful. 

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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