This majestic tour starts in Thailand's bustling capital Bangkok! From here you'll explore a fully functioning floating market and take a ride on a train known as Death Railway! Experience rural life, cycling along rice paddies and two famous rivers, the Chao Phraya and Mae Klong and enjoy an area of Thailand named the "Venice of the East".
Departure dates: Every Tuesday
Your cycling adventure will start in the Mae Kong Delta area, after you've explored Thailand's biggest floating market. Take a boat through the entangled canals then cycle back, stopping off at some unusual temples.
Today's cycling is approximately 32km.
Today its time to see the sights! You'll visit the war museum and cemetery, then cycle the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai. Catch a ride on Death Railway, although best to close your eyes if heights scare you!
Today's cycling is approximately 30km.
DAY 3Ayutthaya - Bangkok
A scenic day, you ride along rubber and coconut plantations. Cycling across the wooden suspension bridge signals the end of today's adventures. This afternoon you'll arrive in the ancient city of Ayutthaya, also known as the "Venice of the Middle East".
Today's cycling is approximately 30km.
This morning you will visit a temple. Feel free to donate food to the monks in accordance with the Thai Buddhist ritual. Later, explore the remaining temples of the Ayutthaya Empire and a Buddha head tangled in tree roots, It's then time to swap temples for rural land as you cycle along the Chao Phraya River. After looking round the former summer palace of King Chulalongkorn, it will be time to head to to Bangkok where the tour ends. If you would like to add any nights in Bangkok or another excursion, please let us know.
Central Thailand is a magnificent area to explore, rich in history having been the centre of the Ayyuthya Empire. Discover ancient ruins and remains, Buddhist artefacts entangled in tree roots and beautiful and vibrant countryside.
Central Thailand has a tropical climate with fairly high humidity and there are three seasons. From March to June it is hot and dry, with temperatures between 27 and 40C. The rainy season is from July to October, but temperatures are slightly lower, because of the effect of the rain. During this time it will not rain continuously, but in sharp bursts, and the sun can come out quickly. The cooler season is from October to February, with average temperatures between 20 and 30C.
Your trip will include all meals which consist of fresh, local cuisine but arrangements can be made if you have any particular dietary requirements. Bottled water as well as local fruits and refreshments are provided on all cycling days.
The holiday is guided by English speaking, knowledgeable, friendly guides. Your ride will be followed by a support van equipped with plenty of refreshments as well as a comprehensive first-aid kit. Alternatively, if you would like to do this tour privately, this can be arranged, just ask our cycling experts.
You will have a well trained and knowledgeable guide who will carry a comprehensive first-aid kit. In the unlikely case of any medical emergency that requires a hospital, there is ground transportation on hand to provide assistance and a local speaking support team.
The bike you will hire will give you a comfortable ride as you cruise through south east Asia and it is equipped with water bottle holders and an area to keep a small day bag. If you would like to bring your own bike instead, please let our cycling experience team know.
The air conditioned support van will be equipped with essentials such as bottled mineral water and local fruit and snacks during each day's ride. The guide will have a travel set of bike tools for emergency repairs and the support van will be equipped with spare parts and other tools.
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.