Thailand’s Coast and Islands

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Visiting: Thailand

Hotel & Bike

4 nights from £1038 to £1228pp
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Guiding Guided i
Level Moderate i
Standard Superior i
Code TH001
Good For Coasts and Islands, Short Breaks
Distance 138mi/222km !
Runs Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Departs Fri, Sun
Fly to Bangkok
Return from Bangkok !

Overview

What to expect

Cycle the stunning coast of Thailand, riding south from Bangkok and arriving on your choice of three islands. Swap the energetic streets of Bangkok for spectacular cycling through peaceful landscapes filled with salt pans, fishing villages and jungle-lined paddy fields. You will ride in a small group and have the expertise of a professional, English-speaking local guide who will really help you make the most of this tour.

You will mainly ride on backroads, setting a leisurely pace. The terrain is mostly flat, with a few small hills and the air-conditioned support van is always on hand if you need a break. Cool off after your days in the saddle with a dip in the powder blue sea of Thailand’s gulf. You will cycle beside rubber plantations and quiet beaches unvisited by many travellers. Along the way, there are stops to see a group of gentle langur monkeys and visit the spectacular Waghor Aquarium. At the end of the tour take a ferry to the island of your choice: Koh Samui, Ko Phangan or Koh Tao.

  • Local fishing villages and jungle-lined paddy fields
  • Rides beside the powder blue ocean with an English speaking guide
  • Finish your tour on a beautiful island: Koh Samui, Ko Phangan or Koh Tao
  • Four days of cycling on flat backroads with a few small hills

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Transfer & Cycle Bangkok to Pranburi 21 miles (34km)

    Take a 2-3 hour transfer from Bangkok to the cosmopolitan beachside city of Hua Hin where today's ride will begin. Cycle the tranquil coastline, along quiet backroads through small towns before arriving in the beautiful seaside resort of Pranburi.

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 2: Pranburi - Prachuap Khiri Khan 42 miles (68km)

    Cycle further along the coast, leaving Pranburi and with the ocean wind in your hair ride past the jungle-lined limestone mountains of the Sam Roi Yot (Three Hundred Peaks) National Park. Continuing along quiet roads, you’ll glide into the relaxed coastal town of Prachuap Khiri Khan with its azure blue bay, dotted with fishing boats and white sand beaches.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3: Prachuap Khiri Khan - Ban Krut 44 miles (70km)

    Depart from your hotel and cycle over the runway of an air force base where you will be greeted by a group of gentle langur monkeys! After a short ride, you’ll stop again to visit the fascinating Waghor Aquarium, with its diverse collection of local aquatic life. Getting back on your bikes, you will pass the narrowest section of Thailand and continue the ride along the pristine coastline, passing small fishing villages before arriving in the palm-lined beach resort of Ban Krut.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4: Ban Krut - Chumphon 31 miles (50km)

    Your last day of cycling takes in the sights and sounds of unspoilt beaches and fruit groves. You’ll stop at a rubber plantation to discover the methods for extracting sap from trees to turn it into rubber. After getting back on the bike for an enjoyable ride surrounded by jungle landscapes and paddy fields, you transfer by van to Chumphon.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5: Ferry to your chosen island

    Start the day with an early ferry to your chosen island: Koh Samui, Ko Phangan or Koh Tao. Once on the island, there will be a transfer to your hotel. Alternatively, a transfer to Hua Hin or Bangkok can be arranged.

    Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation

3-5 * Hotels or best available accommodation

The accommodation is a fantastic part of this tour. In larger cities and established tourist centres you will have stylish and very comfortable hotels and resorts, while in the smaller and more out of the way areas you stay in the best available accommodation, which is often simple yet always well run, clean and comes with air-conditioning and a private bathroom.

  • Stylish & supremely comfortable hotels or the best available accommodation
  • 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

    Price includes

    • 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

    Price excludes

    • Flights and arrival transfer
    • Visas
    • Alcohol & soft drinks
    • Tips

    Please contact us to discuss alternative departure dates

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    Bike Hire & 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. 

    Extras

    We can arrange airport transfers. Please enquire for details.

    How to Get There

    Getting there

    Fly to Bangkok

    Getting back

    Fly from Bangkok or Koh Samui

    News, Reviews & FAQs

    FAQs

    Simply click on a question to reveal the answers

    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 2 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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