Take two wheels across Thailand’s south, a place of ancient jungle, imposing mountains, seductive coasts and incredible marine life.
The road is laid out before you on this cycling adventure through Southern Thailand. Beginning in Bangkok with an overnight train, the route sweeps south to the deeply green prehistoric scenery that lies across the map – stunning ancient forests and limestone peaks that were formed hundreds of millions of years ago. Pass emerald waters where tiny islands of exquisite pale rock break the surface, cruising along palm-fringed routes lined with friendly locals. Pedal along undulating roads to unforgettable Khao Sok National Park, walk along dirt trails in search of wildlife, and freewheel down the Andaman Coast to relax on its powdered coastline. Ride inland to Phang Nga Bay and finish up in the classic beachside town of Ao Nang. This active nine-day journey gives a unique look at this fascinating part of the country.
Escape the chaotic Bangkok traffic with a cycling tour that gets you behind the tourist mask and into the heart and soul of Thailand's south
Ride through a sea of greenery as a constant companion, then wind down on the famous sandy shores and azure waters of Thailand’s west coast
There’s no need for artificial sports drinks here – rehydrate with fresh coconut and fruit juices straight from the plant
Dive into the nature lover’s paradise of ancient Khao Sok National Park, then fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle in a riverside bungalow
Witness the towering, pale limestone islands that break the surface of Phang Nga bay with an included boat cruise across these incredible waters
To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
While the cycling distances are relatively short and the terrain relatively flat, the climate is usually warm, so you'll need to be reasonably fit. Keep in mind the support vehicle will always be on hand if you need a break.
The riding is mostly done on sealed roads, with the occasional gravel cycle path, so there are no special technical skills required. However, some downhill practice is a great idea prior to your trip.
Please note that both cycling and driving distances may vary due to local circumstances out of our control.
There’s the possibility of a few hiccups along the way – a puncture here and there maybe – but there’s no doubt this is an incredibly rewarding adventure.
The weather in this region varies seasonally. Be prepared to get sweaty, and for the occasional rainstorm which may require a change of plans.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.
2. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advice your height at time of booking so as we can organise a suitable sized bike.
3. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. We are unable to hire bike helmets locally so please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
Our Cycle Southern Thailand trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews in the last year.
No hesitation to recommend an Intrepid travel tour. The only thing I can suggest which is not a compliant is to bring a pair of riding gloves if doing a cycle tour! Every other detail and information was quite accurate.
Review submitted 25 Sep 2017
We were a family of 5: 2 adult children and a 19yr old - what a wonderful family holiday for those who wish to include activity in their holiday. We all had a reasonable amount of fitness as there were a couple of big days distance wise and always having to deal with the heat. The guides were excellent we felt safe the whole time - (the leaders would stop traffic for us to cross) and so well looked after. Every 10km we would stop by Mr Blacks truck who would provide us with ice cold water, fresh cold fruit in numerous quantities and variety! We were also given electrolytes for our drink bottles, chips, bars, banana, crackers and plenty of time to rest and catch your breath, we were never rushed. This is one of the best ways to truly see Thailand with plenty of downtime for swimming and taking extra activities if you wanted like a Thai cooking class, bathing the elephants (my favourite) or just engaging in regular Thai massage on the beach! I would definitely recommend this trip!
Review submitted 25 Sep 2017