What to expect
Designed for families, this easy-going tour follows the Gulf of Thailand to tranquil bays and two national parks. After a scenic train ride out of Bangkok, you’ll cycle along flat backroads and quiet coast routes, sleeping in welcoming beach hotels each night. The distances are child-friendly, kids’ bikes are available, and the support van is always on hand if anyone needs a break.
In Sam Roi Yot National Park, you’ll pedal beneath limestone peaks, hike past mangroves and take a boat trip to a royal throne hidden in a cave. The elephant conservation centre in Khi Buri National Park is always a highlight, and you can walk underwater at the aquarium on day four. After riding through the narrowest part of Thailand, you'll arrive in the beach town of Patio. From here, you could round-off your adventure with a ferry to Koh Samui or Koh Tao island.
At a glance
- Visit an elephant conservation centre and feed friendly monkeys
- Jungle wildlife and limestone peaks in Sam Roi Yot National Park
- Tranquil beaches with family-friendly hotels
- Easy family cycling on quiet routes, with two bike-free days
Bangkok – Pranburi
21 miles (34 km)
Hop in the transfer vehicle and drive from your Bangkok hotel to Hua Lamphong train station for a scenic 3.5-hour train ride to Hua Hin beach resort. From here, it’s an easy ride along the coast to your hotel in the sleepy beach town of Pranburi.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Pranburi – Prachuap Khiri Khan
23 miles (37 km)
Cycle along the coast towards Sam Roi Yot National Park, for a boat trip to the sun-lit throne in Phraya Nakhon Cave. After lunch, cycle beneath limestone peaks, spotting wildlife on the way to your hotel. Arrive in the town of Prachuap Khiri Khan with its beautiful half-moon beach.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
National Park excursions (no cycling)
Hike through the wildlife-filled mangrove forests of Sam Roi Yot. Walk to a cliff-top cave, then transfer to see the elephants at a WWF supported centre in Khi Buri National Park. Spend a second night in Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Prachuap Khiri Khan – Pathiu
22 miles (35 km)
Pedal out of Prachuap and along the empty runway at a local Air Force base. Feed the friendly languor monkeys with help of your guide, then continue to the aquarium and walk through Thailand’s underwater world. Cycle through the narrowest part of Thailand to reach your hotel in the beach town of Pathiu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Depart from Pathiu
After breakfast, there’s time for a swim before you check-out of your hotel. You can then take a ferry to Koh Samui or Koh Tao island; or ask for a transfer to Pathiu train station or Chumporn domestic airport.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Good quality hotels
The hotels we use are a great element of this tour. In the larger cities & established tourist centres, stylish and supremely comfortable hotels and resorts are used, while in the smaller and more out of the way areas you will stay in the best available accommodation, which is often simple yet always well run, clean and comes with air-conditioning and a private bathroom. All the hotels on this tour have swimming pools.
- Good quality hotels, all with swimming pools
- Full board
- Support vehicle is always available
- Luggage transferred each day
Dates & Prices
Please click on a departure date for price options at a glance - other dates may be available on request
- 4 nights accommodation
- Board basis: Full board
- 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
- Flights and arrival transfer
- Alcohol & soft drinks
Children 12 years & under recieve a 20% discount
Please contact us to discuss alternative departure dates
Bike Hire & Extras
Bike hire included
Well maintained Merida mountain bikes are included in your tour price with hybrid tires, lockout suspension for the smooth surfaces and handlebar bags to carry your personal items. Kids bikes to suit all ages are available, tag-along for the younger ones & child seats for the little ones.
We can arrange airport transfers. Please enquire for details.
How to Get There
Fly to Bangkok
Fly from Koh Samui or make your way back to Bangkok
News, Reviews & FAQs
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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?
The tour requires a minimum of 3 people to run and there will be 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.
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 esperience of travel in Asia.