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Cycling Coastal Thailand
Experience authentic, off the tourist-trail Thailand but without compromising on the stunning scenery and enticing beaches that this beautiful land is famed for. Beginning in vibrant Bangkok, the tour will wind south on quiet roads heading ultimately to the pristine beaches of Khao Lak. Pass 11 eventful days biking through outstanding landscapes, engaging with the locals, discovering endless beaches, seeing sites of historical and cultural interest, basking in the most picturesque of settings and savouring every moment of cycling on this quintessential southern coastal route.
- CategoryCultural & Historical
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration11 days
- Culture LevelAdventurous
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance208.2 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance21.1 miles
How long is the tour? How many days riding?
This tour is 11 days long, with 10 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. Trek hybrid bikes, equipped specifically for this tour, are available to hire if you do not wish to bring your own.
What's the tour like?
You will cycle 335 kilometres in 10 cycling days exploring beaches, waterfalls, jungles, and fishing villages, overnighting on beautiful islands. You will enjoy some time off the bike, so you can take in boat rides, wildlife, and islands. The cycling is on a mixture of tarmac and dirt roads, mostly on flat terrain.
The route has been designed to allow you to see the rural Thai countryside and the rich history of Thailand, all while enjoying an active holiday. You will ride off the main roads as much as possible, so you can explore long stretches of beaches, the beautiful island of Ko Talu, and scenic areas around Koh Kho Khao and Khao Lak. You will have a true Thai experience when you will spend an afternoon with a traditional fishing community.
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: You can expect a fairly gentle ride each day with none of the distances being overly long. There are a few small hills and some dirt trails, but these can be tackled by anyone with even a moderate amount of fitness. The emphasis on this tour is Thailand’s history, culture, and scenery, all off the beaten track.
Biking Conditions: This trip is mainly on tarmac roads with a few sections where we will have hard packed dirt trails – no off-road experience required. An air-conditioned support bus travels behind the group to support us, 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 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.
Will I pay more if I'm travelling alone?
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.
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour begins in Bangkok, fly into Suvarnnabhumi Airport (BKK).
The tour ends in Khao Lak and you can fly out of Phuket International Airport (HKT).
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.