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Discover breathtaking scenery, rich in azure waterfalls, lush jungles and enchanting caves on an 8-day road biking expedition through the Kanchanaburi province. Located to the west of Thailand's central belt and skirting close to the border of Myanmar, this remarkable and challenging tour delivers a thought-provoking and awe-inspiring look at a fascinating part of the country from the unique perspective of the bicycle.
- CategoryRoad Cycling
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration8 days
- Culture LevelAdventurous
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance407 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance62.1 miles
How long is the tour? How many days riding?
This tour is 8 days long, with 7 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. Bikes available to rent 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 for you. Strap-style toe cages can also 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.
What's the tour like?
You will ride 655 km (406 mi) in seven cycling days. There are long 120 km (74.5 mi) days, and some hills to take on in the middle of this tour. You will not only cover quite a lot of ground and take in some of Thailand's major sites, but also visit some lesser known caves and waterfalls. Your days will be quite full and action-packed.
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 ride is for those who have some biking experience and a reasonable level of fitness. The first two days are relatively easy, but there will be hills, and there are some long distances to cover. Never underestimate the heat and humidity of Thailand, as it will likely ensure things feel hot.
Biking Conditions: The road surfaces are good-quality asphalt roads. There is nothing technical involved on this tour, but there are lots of gradual climbs. Fitness will be an asset on this tour, and it is suggested to do some training before joining. A support truck is always available to help.
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.
If I'm travelling alone do I have to 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.
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts and ends in Bangkok. Fly into Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).
Please see a message from the tour operator about policies relating to COVID-19
The Tour Operator is committed to ensuring all trips are safe and that they travel responsibly with the safety of riders, staff and local communities paramount, always.
Their health and safety policies follow recommendations from the World Health Organisation and the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel protocols for tour operators and they have worked with all their suppliers to undergo a comprehensive risk assessment and safety audit for every trip. As every country is different with varying and fast-changing requirements for entry, they require for every trip tocommit to the following basic requirements:
- All participants must be double vaccinated by a recognised vaccine and will need to show evidence upon booking and on arrival.
- All Tour Operator tour leaders and support staff will have completed a COVID-19 health and safety training course and will all have been double vaccinated prior to a tour starting. For 2021 departures onwards, they are planning to have our leaders tested within 72 hours of meeting the group.
- The Tour Operator follows the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels protocol and has received the stamp of approval, which provides travellers with an assurance that they have adopted the health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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.