Don't just see but take part in the customs of Buddhist and Thai culture.
Don't let the name scare you, but do find out how it earned that moniker
Elephant sightings are a common occurrence on Thai streets
Spot structures that are fit for royalty
 Do something more offbeat than the usual tours
Get to know Thailand's culture
Test your cycling skills as you journey through various terrains
Learn more about Thailand from the locals.
Depending on the season, you'll see blooming flower trees or fruits ripe for picking (and only found in Asia).

Central Thailand Explorer

4 days
Site savings
$671 USD

Travel back in time as you explore the historical sights and wonders of Central Thailand, but do so at the leisurely pace that only the marvelous two wheels of a bicycle can provide on this beautiful adventure. Stare agape at the liveliness of floating markets, drift into stupor at the array of scents in the Thai countryside or marvel at the majesty of the temples in the ancient city of Ayutthaya. This trip has it all so what are you waiting for? Join now!

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    4 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    74.6 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    18.6 miles
operated by
SpiceRoads Cycling
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  • How many days is the tour?

    You have 4 days and 3 nights of fun on this tour. All of which will be spent on the bike.

  • Where does the tour start and finish?

    The tour starts at 6:30 to 7:00am at your hotel in Bangkok, the tour operator will pick you up. It will also end with a hotel drop off in Bangkok.

    Bangkok can be accessed by Suvarnnabhumi Airport (BKK).

  • How many riders will be in the group? And what is the minimum age to join?

    We can't say for certain how many will be joining. However to keep the tour personal the maximum number of participants is 16 and minimum is 2.

    Minimum age to join is 0 years old

  • Can you describe the tour?

    The tour is a combination of sightseeing and cycling. You will ride a manageable 30km a day, but because you'll cover quite a lot of ground and take in all the major sites, the days are quite full and action-packed. The riding is fairly easy, and will follow a wide range of trails ranging from canal paths, minor roads to dirt paths.

    The trip is fully supported and your guide’s expert knowledge of the area and terrain means that you always know what is coming up in terms of distance and difficulty. This makes a tremendous difference, as does the constant supply of cold drinks and fresh fruit.

    Suitability: This tour is suitable for all levels of riders and is a popular choice for families.

    Biking Conditions: This trip is a mixture of hard-packed jeep trails and smooth tarmac. An air-conditioned bus travels behind the group to provide support, and participants can cycle as much or as little as they like and still enjoy the same views as the rest of the group.

  • Are bike hires available?

    Yes, bike hire is included in the tour. The bikes are well-known makes of hybrid or mountain bikes (depending on the tour) with lightweight alloy frames, 24- to 27-speed gearing, v-brakes and Shimano components and front suspension.

  • Please see a message from the tour operator about policies relating to COVID-19

    Updated: July 24, 2020

    Due to the ongoing global impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and with many international borders remaining closed for an extended period, Spiceroads has decided to suspend the majority of tours until at least 30 October 2020.

    While this is extremely disappointing for all of us, the safety and security of our travellers, along with that of our staff and partners, has always been the most important factor.

    If you were booked on a tour that has been suspended due to the pandemic, you will automatically receive a credit of 100% of monies paid (of your deposit or full payment) which can be redeemed as follows:

    1. You can re-book a tour now for a future travel date before 30 September 2022.
    2. You can hold on to your travel credit until you are ready to re-book on any future departure before 30 September 2022.

    We apologise for the inconvenience and sincerely hope you will understand and support us during this unprecedented crisis. Spiceroads is a small company with a big heart and we are doing everything we can to work through this crisis and plan to start operating tours again as soon as we can. In the meantime, we thank you for your patience and understanding in these unprecedented times and are communicating with everyone booked on the impacted tours.

    If you are booked on a tour that is due to depart from 1 November 2020, there are currently no changes to your trip, and it is currently scheduled to depart as planned. We are monitoring the situation closely and will notify you directly if your tour is affected.

    If you want to cancel your booking, you can receive a credit for the amount paid to use on a new tour with a departure date before 30 September 2022.

    For new bookings please see our flexible booking conditions below:

    Terms & Conditions:

    • We require a deposit (as listed on the individual tour pages) or full payment to reserve a place for you on a tour.
    • In the event that we are unable to operate the tour, this deposit will be transferred to another tour at your discretion or held as a credit for use anytime until 30th September 2022.
    • The balance of the tour’s cost (final invoice) must be paid 45 days before the departure date with fees for any bicycle rental(s), single supplement(s) and extra hotel nights.
    • In the case where a booking is made when there are less than 45 days until the tour departure date, the tour’s cost must be paid in full within 48 hours of receiving an invoice from SpiceRoads.
    • In all cases, tour fees must be paid “in full” before participation in a tour. No person(s) will be allowed to join a tour without fully settling their invoice and receiving a confirmation number from SpiceRoads.
    • Some last-minute miscellaneous fees (visas, additional local hotel bookings, etc.) can be settled on the day of arrival.

    Flexible Booking Policy

    • This policy allows for multiple changes to the departure date.
    • The change will only be approved if it is requested by the client in writing a minimum of sixty (60) days before the departure date.
    • In the event the change request is moving to a different tour, then a price adjustment may need to be applied and your tour consultant will advise on what this will be.
    • Deposit terms are 30% on booking or US$500 whichever is the greater.
    • Any cancellation without rescheduling forfeits the deposit paid, until 45 days, at which time it is 70%, until 15 days at which time it is 100%.

  • 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.

Overall Rating:
An enjoyable tour
Jane Johnson
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

The tour was exactly as described. Our guide, Aum, was brilliant and made the tour even more enjoyable. The quality of the overnight stops, especially the first night, was better than expected. The lunch stops were all interesting and the fruit stops were perfect. Our van driver, Mr Sit, was also extremely good and always there when we needed him.

A journey for mind, body and soul
Raphael Rohner — February 2017
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

What a wonderful journey! 4 days of cycling through central Thailand is pure relieve for your mind, body and soul.

Looking forward to go on another tour
Katherine Clendenan
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

Experienced independent and guided tour cyclists, this was first time we've travelled with the tour operator (Central Thailand Explorer). We re absolutely delighted. Guide "Woody" was very experienced, very knowledgeable about culture, history, food, etc, and understood our interests (and abilities). Mr. San, our driver, was super attentive with water, snacks, excellent vehicle support. Accommodations were varied but generally good; great local food opportunities. Look forward to another opportunity in future.