Cycle Southern Thailand

9 Days | Take two wheels across Thailand’s south, a place of ancient jungle, imposing mountains, seductive coasts and incredible marine life.

5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews submitted.
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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.

Trip overview

Map of Cycle Southern Thailand including Thailand
Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Ao Nang, Thailand
Theme
Cycling
Destinations
Thailand
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 14
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
TTXB
This trip generates 68 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • 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
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, World Bicycle Relief. Donations provide school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas with bicycles that provide access to education, healthcare, and income.

Is this trip right for you?
  • 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.

Itinerary

Map of Cycle Southern Thailand including Thailand

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts

Transport

Bicycle (e-bike option available, subject to availability), Support vehicle, Train, Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), bungalow (2 nights), overnight train (1 night)

Activities
  • Expert Cycling Guide and Support Vehicle
  • 7 day Bicycle hire
  • Bangkok Guided cycling tour
  • Ratchaprapha Dam guided & vehicle supported cycling
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Takua Pa to Khao Lak guided & vehicle supported cycling
  • Phang Nga - Longtail Boat to James Bond Island
  • Phang Nga National Marine Park
  • Khao Lak to Phang Nga guided & vehicle supported cycling
  • Phang Nga National Marine Park boat tour
  • Phang Nga to Ao Nang (Krabi) guided & vehicle supported cycling
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho - THB300
  • Bangkok - Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) - THB200
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB200
  • Bangkok - Chatuchak Market visit (Entrance) - Free
  • Wat Traimit - Temple of Golden Buddha - THB200
  • Khao Sok National Park Hiking - Free
  • Khao Sok - Cheow Lan Lake tour - THB1900
  • Khao Sok - Canoeing - THB800
  • Khao Sok National Park – Waterfall Hike - Free
  • Khao Sok optional (unguided) cycling - Free
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park & Ton Chong Fa WaterFall - THB200
  • Khao Lak - Pa-Kin-Na-Ka Thai Cooking Class - THB2000
  • Khao Lak optional (unguided) cycling - Free
  • Tharn Bokoranee National Park - THB300
  • Ao Nang - Thai Massage - THB300
  • Ao Nang - Hot springs & Emerald lagoon tour - THB1600
  • Ao Nang - Cooking class - THB1200

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 2 (overnight sleeper train) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. Please note that some room configurations have two single beds, although a double bed will always be requested.
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.
4. An e-bike option (at additional cost) may be available on this trip. We have limited numbers of these bikes available and they are an 'on request' basis only. A request does not guarantee an e-bike, only a confirmed booking. Please ask your agent for more details at the time of booking.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews submitted.
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Percy · Traveled March 2024
Our tour leader turned this trip into an amazing trip. Issy and her crew took great care of us. The sites were wonderful.
Review submitted 29 Mar 2024

Mandy · Traveled March 2024
This trip was an amazing. Our tour leader Issy was brilliant. If you like rolling hills this is the trip for you. A good insight to southern Thailand with a mix of cycling and days off.
Review submitted 05 Apr 2024

Erin · Traveled March 2024
This was my first Intrepid trip and I loved it. Our guide was an awesome pocket-rocket who made the trip an excellent experience.
Review submitted 25 Mar 2024

Molly · Traveled March 2024
The Cycle Southern Thailand is a perfect way to see the rainforest and beaches of this beautiful country at a relaxed pace. With plenty of stops along the way you will have plenty of time for easy pedalling to make the most of the sights, smells & sounds around you.
Review submitted 26 Mar 2024

Gary · Traveled March 2024
Never been east before so loved this trip meeting great people and Intrepid staff and fell in love with Thai people before leaving Bangkok to start the journey.
Review submitted 08 Apr 2024
Cycle Southern Thailand
From
USD $1,385