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Trip Highlights
  • Visit the bustling metropolis of Bangkok
  • The Bridge Over the River Kwai and the Death Railway
  • Cycling along rural countryside and rice paddies
  • Chao Phraya and Mae Klong canals, known as”Venice of the East”
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Central Thailand Cycling Holiday

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What we love About Central Thailand Cycling Holiday

We love...Riding Thailand's Canals
You will visit the River of Kings in the Venice of the East. The mighty Chao Phraya used to irrigate the countryside and transport goods. Today, the canals are the lifeblood of small Bangkok communities, ferrying them to and from temples, markets and work. You will experience these canals, a sight most don't get to see.
We love...Bridge Over the River Kwai
Made famous by the book and subsequent film, the Bridge Over the River Kwai is the notorious bridge constructed from forced labour during World War 2. You will cycle over this famous monument and catch a ride on the Death Railway.
We love...Temples
You will cycle past majestic pagodas, gold leaf wats and stunning temples on this trip in central Thailand. You will also visit these magnificent buildings by bike and also by boat.

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Day by Day

Day 1Arrival
Total distance32km

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.

Day 2Cycling in Kanchanaburi
Total distance30km

Today you will see the sights of the province of Kanchanaburi. You’ll visit the war museum and cemetery, then cycle the famous Bridge Over the River Kwai. During World War 2, Japanese forces used Allied prisoners of war to build a rail route between Thailand and Burma. You will also ride a section of this so-called ‘Death Railway’.

Day 3 Cycling from Kanchanaburu to Ayutthaya
Total distance30km

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 East”.

Day 4Departure
Total distance28km

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.

Key Stats

4day holiday
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30km avg
Expect to ride about 30km per day

How's the Weather? in Central Thailand

Hot and Dry SeasonMarch to June
Central Thailand has a tropical climate with fairly high humidity and from March to June it is hot and dry, with temperatures between 27 and 40C.
Rainy SeasonJuly to October
July brings about the start of the rains and temperatures are slightly lower than average 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.
Cool SeasonNovember to February
As central Thailand has a tropical climate, the cool season is still an ideal time to cycle with average temperatures between 20 and 30C.

Area InformationFor Central Thailand

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.

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