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Road Cycling Southern Thailand
Explore the turquoise waters and pristine beaches of southern Thailand on an 8-day adventure from the east coast to the west before hopping over to an island oasis. Enjoy travelling on smooth tarmac roads through a picturesque route designed to showcase the region’s finest scenery. Concluding on the resort island of Phuket and staying at mostly beachside resorts along the way, you’ll be spoilt for choice to pick your favourite, most idyllic retreat. One might describe this trip as pure road biking bliss in paradise!
- CategoryRoad Cycling
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration8 days
- Culture LevelAdventurous
- Skill Level2 - Novice
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance372.8 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance62.1 miles
How long is the tour? How many days riding?
This tour is 8 days long, with 6 riding days.
How many riders will be in the group?
Groups can be from 2 to 16. For groups of 9 or more a second guide joins the tour.
Is there a minimum age for this tour?
Yes. Riders must be 18 years old by the time the tour starts.
Can I rent a bike for the tour?
Yes, you can hire bikes locally. The bikes are Trek 2.1 C, Domane 2.0 and carbon Émonda S5 road bikes, with Shimano components and seat posts. If you have your own saddle that you are comfortable with, you are welcome to bring it and it will be fitted. Strap-style toe cages can be provided if requested, but you might like to consider bringing SPD clip pedals if you use them, and please make sure to bring your shoes and cleats.
If you bring your own bike, please make sure it is a road bike in good mechanical order.
What's the tour like?
You will cycle 600 km (372 mi) along coastlines, fishing villages, and islands. You will stay in beach resorts, and one night you'll spend on a raft floating on Cheow Larn Lake. There are no rest days but you'll have one morning free with time to kayak or swim whilst on the lake. An air-conditioned minivan that travels behind the group provides excellent support. Participants can cycle as much or as little as they like and still enjoy the same views as the rest of the group.
The route is designed to take you off the main roads as much as possible, so you can explore scenic areas around Khanom, Khao Sok, Khao Lak, and Phuket.
Suitability: The riding starts out flat and undulates until reaching Phuket, where there will be some steeper hill climbs. The distances are well within the capability of most riders with a good fitness level. A support truck is always available to help when required.
Biking Conditions: The roads are smooth tarmac, and although there will be some unavoidable sections on main highways, most of the riding will be on quiet backroads.
Are helmets required?
A helmet is required to be worn on all biking activities and is non-negotiable. If you do not wear a helmet you won't be allowed to cycle.
Am I safe?
The tour leader is trained in first aid and emergency rescue. But to a large degree, riders must be responsible for their own safety during the tour. It is therefore compulsory that you take out travel insurance that will cover you for a cycling tour.
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts in Nakhon Si Thammarat, fly in to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (NST). The tour ends in Phuket, fly out of Phuket International Airport (HKT).
If I'm travelling alone will I pay more?
You are not required to pay a surcharge for travelling alone. The tour operator will arrange for you to share accommodation with another traveller of the same gender. If you cannot be matched, they will provide a single room at no extra charge. If you prefer not to share, a single supplement is payable to guarantee your own room.
Are helmets included when hiring a bike?
Yes, if you're hiring a bike from the operator, a complimentary helmet is provided, although you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.