Ride through beautiful lush scenery as you wind your way through the hilly landscape of west Thailand
Pedal hard and be rewarded with amazing views and a sense of achievement
In Kanchanaburi, there will be time to visit the famous bridge before retiring to your hotel on the river banks
Enjoy the serene vistas and good company of your fellow tourers as you wind through the landscape
Experiment and taste new culinary delights as you are guided through a fantastic adventure encompassing food as well as cycling
Ride up to the infamous Death Railway built by POWs (Prisoners of War) during WWII
Set on the lake and offering panoramic views of the mountains and the Sri Nakarin Dam, this 4-star hotel offers a very comfortable stay

Kanchanaburi Hills

Duration
8 days
Site savings
$50
From
$1,600 USD

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.

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Hilly
  • Distance
    407 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    62.1 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    8 days
  • Main Destination
    Thailand
  • Distance
    407 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    62.1 miles
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Hilly

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Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Bangkok to Kanchanaburi

    Starting in Bangkok, you will be driven three hours to Kanchanaburi. You will visit the local sites, including the war museum and cemetery and the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai, before checking into your hotel located on the banks of the River Khwae Yai.

    After a bike fitting and a warm-up ride, you will meet up for dinner where you'll go over the itinerary for the upcoming days of riding.

    • 24.9 miles

    • 915.4 ft
      915.4 ft
    • Royal River Kwai Resort
    • Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  2. Day 2Kanchanaburi Loop

    After enjoying breakfast and the tranquil view of the Khwae Yai River, you will head off to discover Kanchanaburi's countryside. The distance covered today may be long, but you will ride on mostly flat terrain with some hills. Following the Khwae Yai River, you will pass farms, local schools, and temples. Kanchanaburi is known for its sugar cane, rice, and tapioca. You will see some of these plantations along the way. You will pedal along Khwae Noi River as it undulates and arrive back at the resort.

    Your afternoon is free to rest your legs and enjoy the riverside.

    • 74.6 miles
    • 3.3 ft
      2,194.9 ft
      2,191.6 ft
    • Royal River Kwai Resort
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  3. Day 3Kanchanaburi to Si Sawat

    You will spend most of the day riding your bike as you cycle leisurely along the Khwae River for 65 km (40 mi) before climbing from the foot of Sri Nakarin Dam to the top. This is a steep climb to above the dam, and you will soon have the lake in your sights as you begin to descend. You will be staying at a lakeside resort, so bring along your swimming suit and enjoy dipping in the lake or kayaking for your day’s reward.

    • 49.7 miles
    • 472.4 ft
      2,736.2 ft
      2,263.8 ft
    • Raya Buri Resort
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  4. Day 4Si Sawat to Erawan National Park

    This morning, you can enjoy your peaceful breakfast on the lakeside before the ride. You will head north on a smooth and shady road that twists left and right up a hill as you ride upstream to cross by ferry. Soon you will reach the other side of the reservoir where you will stop for lunch.

    Back on the pedal with re-strengthened legs, you will head over to Erawan National Park and stop to enjoy the waterfall cooling you down before transferring to your overnight resort.

    • 74.6 miles
    • 173.9 ft
      5,967.8 ft
      6,141.7 ft
    • Mida Resort
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  5. Day 5Mida Resort Free Day

    Today is free for you to discover surrounding sites on your own. Enjoy bamboo river rafting at the resort, relax in the pool, or go for a massage. (Bamboo rafting is available at 14.00 and 16.00 daily. Please book your preferred time upon check-in. This service is complimentary for the first trip only).

    • Mida Resort
    • Breakfast
  6. Day 6Mida Resort to Resotel

    After breakfast, you will ride up to Hellfire Pass for a visit. The museum is located above the infamous Death Railway built by POWs (Prisoners of War) during WWII. They were forced to cut the rail track through the mountain, and the exhibits detail their many struggles to survive under terrible conditions. The name “Hellfire Pass” originates from the prisoners' shadows working at night with lanterns, resembling a scene from hell. You will then backtrack to cross the river, and continue to cycle along very quiet roads to your resort.

    • 55.9 miles
    • 59.1 ft
      2,726.4 ft
      2,667.3 ft
    • River Kwai Resotel
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  7. Day 7Resotel to Suan Phung

    From Kanchanaburi, you will cycle to Ratchaburi province. The journey starts with taking backroads on mostly flat terrain and cutting through farmlands. You will ride parallel to the Thai-Myanmar border with views of rolling hills in the distance. In the last 30 km (18.6 mi), the trail will be slightly uphill as you pedal your way into Ratchaburi.

    • 71.5 miles
    • 203.4 ft
      3,484.3 ft
      3,280.8 ft
    • Phu Pha Phung Resort
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  8. Day 8Suan Phung to Amphawa to Bangkok

    After breakfast, you will cycle southeast to where the Mae Klong River runs through Ratchaburi and enters the Gulf of Thailand, creating a sprawling delta. Here, the land is rich, and the Thais created a network of canals to aid irrigation and navigation. You will visit a floating market to see how the locals go about their shopping from paddle boats selling local delicacies.

    On your saddle, you can appreciate the countryside and see the local pace of life. Depending on the season, feast your eyes on various tropical fruits as they ripen. You can get cleaned up and energised with lunch at a riverside restaurant and get ready to transfer back to Bangkok.

    • 55.9 miles
    • 334.6 ft
      1,925.9 ft
      2,260.5 ft
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks