Thailand Road Cycling Tour

Bangkok to Phuket Cycling from $3496 NZD
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Explore beautiful Thailand on a scenic and awe-inspiring adventure with seemingly endless beach views.

Riding down the narrowest part of Thailand between Bangkok and Phuket, this tour snakes along the east and west coast. Compare the beauty of the beaches on the Gulf of Thailand to those on the Andaman Sea. On this 850 km road tour, you’ll cycle on smooth tarmac through quaint little villages and past Buddhist temples as you absorb the slower pace of life. Varied riding, spectacular coastline scenery, statuesque peaks and the warm and hospitable Thai culture will be among the many highlights of this adventure.

Bangkok to Phuket

Bangkok
  • Road Cycling
  • Grade
  • Group size: minimum 2 / maximum 16
  • USD500 single room surcharge
  • USD280 standard road bike hire
  • USD400 carbon road bike hire
  • USD500 e-bike hire
  • Prices subject to change for 2020
  • This tour is invoiced in USD
You'll stay in a mix of hotels and resorts. This tour is 100% on road and we have designed the route with road bikers in mind. We start with a transfer out of Bangkok to avoid the dangers of riding through a very busy metropolis. The first half of the ride is on flat roads mainly following the beach. The total distance is 850 kilometres in eight riding days. Some of the distances are quite long, but the roads are smooth making it an achievable distance on a road bike. The trip is fully supported and your guide's expert knowledge of the area and terrain means that you always know what lies ahead.

Full Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival Day: Bangkok to Petchaburi to Hua Hin

Cycling: 67 km

The group will meet at a Bangkok hotel for the transfer (approx. 2hrs) to the start of our first ride from Petchaburi. It begins gently as we head out of Petchaburi and into rural Thailand, along roads flanked by paddy fields and palm trees. We cycle alongside the beach into Cha-am and on to the beach resort town of Hua Hin. The last 20 km is on a main road with a wide shoulder but if the traffic is too heavy we can transfer in the support bus. We'll top off our day with a seafood dinner on a pier in the centre of town.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2

Hua Hin to Prachuap Khiri Khan

Cycling: 116 km

We head out of Hua Hin towards Sam Roi Yot (300 hundred peaks) National Park. This park has spectacular limestone formations and freshwater marshes in between the peaks. From the park its a short ride (about 20 km) on the main road, before heading back to the coast, passing many small villages on the way. The final section is along the beach to Prachuap Khiri Khan. Our hotel has some great views and as the town is well known for having some of the finest seafood in Thailand we'll feast on the local specialities tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3

Prachuap Khiri Khan to Ban Krut

Cycling: 78 km

We leave the hotel and ride along the beachfront road for about 12 km before reaching the main road. This section is 45 km with the option to transfer if preferred. We are now well away from the main tourist areas and the roads are quiet and in good condition. We head towards a serene beach and our nature-friendly boutique resort. Time to relax in a hammock and listen to the surf.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4

Ban Krut: rest day

No Cycling

Spend the day relaxing at the beach, wandering around the fishing village of Ban Krut or taking a dip in one of the two salt water pools at the resort.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5

Ban Krut to Chumpon

Cycling: 118 km

With rested legs it's time for some serious kilometers. Today we ride 118 km on quiet side-roads with very little traffic. Our route follows the coast, with views of the sea to the left and rugged mountains to our right. We are passing through Thailand's narrowest part where the border with Burma is less than 20 km away at some points. We end the ride just north of Chumpon, another secluded and quiet beach.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6

Chumpon to Ranong

Cycling: 139 km

Today we cross the Isthmus of Kra, which separates the Gulf of Thailand from the Adaman Sea: it is just 44 km wide at it narrowest point. We head west for about 60 km on an undulating road that cuts through the lush jungle-clad mountains that surround this area. The hills and the twists and turns in the road make for some varied riding. There is a climb of about 3 km starting at the Pun Ya Ban waterfall and then its downhill and flat all the way to Ranong. This is a spa town and the hotel has a hot mineral spring pool to sooth those aching muscles.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7

Ranong to Khuraburi

Cycling: 125 km

As we ride through valleys today the road will be rolling, but there are no extreme climbs, just enough ascents and descents to make the day interesting. We'll pass many villages with children waving and yelling out farang (foreigner). After some great views the ride ends in a lovely little resort nestled in a valley and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8

Khuraburi to Khao Lak

Cycling: 79 km

We continue our journey south, riding from valley to valley towards picturesque Khao Lak. The road flattens out as we reach Takua Pa, a former Portuguese settlement. The region was an important tin-dredging centre in the first half of the 20th century, but little evidence of mining remains as rubber plantations have covered the dredged land. Next we ride through one of the worst areas devastated by the 2004 Tsunami but this area has quickly bounced back and been rebuilt. There is a small climb to our hotel located on the beach next to a small national park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9

Khao Lak to Phuket

Cycling: 128 km

The last leg of the tour leads to the tropical paradise of Phuket island, Thailand's largest. There are a couple of small hills before we leave Khao Lak, but then it's flat all the way down to Phang Nga and Phuket. This road is in excellent condition and you'll make good time to our resort on Surin beach. Phuket is connected by a bridge to the mainland and we'll stop for a celebratory photo before riding on to our hotel. If we are feeling energetic we can take a very scenic coastal road with a few small but steep hills on the way - the views are well worth the effort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10

Phuket: departure day

No cycling

Time to relax after eight days of great cycling. Maybe you'd like to extend your stay in Phuket or alternatively head home today.

Meals: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:

Tour Includes:

  • Accommodation: 9 nights in good quality hotels and resorts
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide(s)
  • Vehicle(s) for transport and general support
  • Drinking water, soft drinks and snacks while riding
  • Airport departure transfer (day 10)

Tour Excludes:

  • International and domestic flights, including airport taxes
  • Passport and travel visas (if required)
  • Airport arrival transfer (day 1)
  • Bike hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activity costs
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips for guide(s) and support crew