Bangkok to Phuket Road Cycling Tour
Thailand, Bike - Road Cycling, 11 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,555 (land only) - from $2,135 (land only)
- Tropical road biking on the Thai-Malay Peninsula
- Eight days of riding 100 kms per day on quiet roads
- Overnight at a succession of pleasant beach resorts
- Spectacular coastal and limestone pinnacle scenery
- Expert local cycling guide and full vehicle support
South of the capital, Bangkok, Thailand extends for hundreds of kilometres along the Thai-Malay Peninsula, with the Gulf of Thailand to the east and the Andaman Sea to the west. Entirely within the tropics, this is a fantastically scenic part of the world, with a mix of coastal and limestone mountain landscapes. Covering a total distance of 850 kilometres and crossing from the east side to the west side of the peninsula, this classic road tour traverses traditional rural areas, with many quaint little villages, colourful Buddhist temples and several attractive national park areas. Each night, we stop off in laid back coastal resorts, where we can walk on the endless beaches and try the delicious local seafood. Well away from the main tourist areas, the road is quiet and well maintained and is generally flat and fast with some undulating hills thrown into the mix. This is your chance to get to know the locals, wiggle your toes in Thailand's warm sand and absorb a slower pace of life. With our final stop off at the paradise island of Phuket, there is nothing to prevent you extending your holiday to spend a few extra days in the sun.
Is this holiday for you?
ROAD ADVENTURE. Starting out in Petchaburi, after a short transfer from Bangkok, the total distance of this tour is 850 kilometres which we complete in 8 days of cycling. There are some quite long days, but the roads are smooth and the terrain is not generally hilly. These distances will be readily achievable by any regular weekend road cyclist. Furthermore, the trip is fully vehicle supported and your guide's expert knowledge of the area 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, ice and fresh fruit. BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE LOCALLY.