Enjoy the phenomenal natural beauty as you swim, kayak or simply do nothing at all in this sublimely tranquil setting
Feel entranced by the captivating views as you pedal beside the great blue
Relish the coastal scenery of Thailand's superb south
Cruise through magnificent scenery on smooth roads with new friends
Greet everyone you see along the way and experience the warm hospitality of the Thai people
Have a rest and drink in the scenery
Meet new friends and experience southern Thailand by road bike
Mess about on the water, either kayaking or swimming or perhaps just rest and bask in the peacefulness
Along the way, you'll see coconut and rubber plantations, jungles, rural landscapes and of course the gorgeous coastline
Marvel at the different shades of blue and the idyllic coastline along the way

Road Cycling Southern Thailand

8 days
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$2,037 USD

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 traveling 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 spoiled for choice to pick your favorite, most idyllic retreat. One might describe this trip as pure road biking bliss in paradise!

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

  • Duration
    8 days
  • Main Destination
    South Thailand and the Gulf Islands
  • Distance
    372.8 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    62.1 miles
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain

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Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Arrive in Nakhon Si Thammarat

    Arrive in Nakhon Si Thammarat, and the tour operator will meet you at the airport. You will go for a short city tour to visit Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, one of the most important historic sites in southern Thailand. The pagoda, 55.78 m (183 ft) high, has a distinct Sri Lankan style, and the top is entirely covered by pure gold. Inside the temple are many buildings of importance, especially the royal building, which has beautiful architecture from the Ayutthaya period, and the Sam Chom building, where the Buddha image is attired in royal wardrobe. You will then go to your hotel to freshen up. You can meet for dinner and a briefing before retiring in anticipation of the morning's ride.

    • Twin Lotus Hotel
    • Dinner
  2. Day 2Nakhon Si Thammarat to Khanom Beach

    Today you will take in the coast of Southern Thailand as you work your way north to Khanom. You will have the Gulf of Thailand on your right as you cycle by coconut trees lining endless beaches. Occasionally, you'll have to leave the coast and head inland to go around estuaries emptying into the sea. You will lunch at a local seafood restaurant on the way. After the morning's flat ride, you'll have a few rolling hills in the afternoon before reaching the resort.

    • 66.5 miles
    • 3.3 ft
      1,456.7 ft
      1,453.4 ft
    • Racha Khiri Resort
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  3. Day 3Khanom Beach - Cheow Larn Lake

    After an easy warm-up ride, you will have a long ride ahead as you go inland. You will pass rubber and coconut plantations and countless villages as you ride through the rural landscape. As there are support vehicles, there is always the option of transferring part of the route. Your destination is the refreshing waters of Cheow Larn Lake.

    Once you reach the pier, you will have a 30-minute boat ride to rafts where you'll overnight on the lake set amidst karst cliffs. You can go for a swim directly from your raft.

    • 62.1 miles
    • 196.9 ft
      3,018.4 ft
      2,821.5 ft
    • Phupha Waree
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  4. Day 4Cheow Larn Lake to Khao Sok

    Today is a semi-rest day after the epic ride the day before. The morning is free to go for a kayak, for another swim, or for a relaxing snooze. After lunch, you will head out for a ride on the only road that undulates and winds through a series of magnificent limestone cliffs and green jungle along the edge of Khao Sok National Park to your riverside lodge.

    • 34.8 miles
    • 3.3 ft
      1,627.3 ft
      1,624 ft
    • Khaosok River Lodge
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  5. Day 5Khao Sok to Khao Lak

    This morning, you will ride along the edge of Khao Sok National Park to the outskirts of Takua Pa. Here you will travel through the old town and see traditional wooden buildings intermixed with Portuguese colonial buildings. You will visit the Tsunami Victim Cemetery, which memorializes the victims from 39 countries. You will then take a quiet backroad through small villages, shady rubber plantations, and across rivers as you cycle to the small waterfall of Sai Rung.

    There’s a dipping pool at the base perfect for cooling off. Then it’s a short 10 km (6.2 mi) more to the next beachside hotel.

    • 65.9 miles
    • 193.6 ft
      2,732.9 ft
      2,926.5 ft
    • The Haven Khao Lak
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  6. Day 6Khao Lak to Phuket

    Today you will ride along backroads, canals, past palm and rubber plantations and shrimp farms, and along the beach to the bridge that connects the island of Phuket with the mainland. You'll have to ride on the main highway for a stretch as there is no alternative.

    Next, you will ride with views of the Andaman Sea with some tough hills thrown in just before reaching the resort.

    • 51 miles
    • 3.3 ft
      2,145.7 ft
      2,149 ft
    • Naiyang Beach Resort
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
  7. Day 7Phuket Loop
  8. Day 8Departure

    Catch a flight from Phuket International Airport or extend your stay and enjoy the sun and sands of Phuket!

    • Breakfast