We will meet in Bangkok before we head out of the city into Petchaburi. Your first day will see you leave the vibrancy of Bangkok as you ride into the peaceful countryside. Today’s ride leads you out to the beautiful beach at Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand.
Today you will ride out to Sam Roi National Park, famed for its incredible limestone peaks. You will cycle beneath these peaks and you will be immersed yourself in the serenity of the National Park. The afternoon cycle takes you along the beach to Prachuap, where you will enjoy a delicious locally sourced seafood dinner.
Another day and another stunning Thai beach. Your morning sees you abandon the more popular tourist beaches for tranquil white sands with crystal turquoise sea and spend the night in a rustic boutique hotel.
After a few days on the bike you deserve some relaxation time. Ban Krut is your base today. Spend some time on the beach, in the hotel salt pools or exploring the surrounding villages.
Today’s coastal ride explores quiet roads with the backdrop of rugged mountains. You’ll cycle through Thailand’s narrowest stretch of land, close to the border with Myanmar. The ride ends slightly north of Chumpon, known for coral reefs and beautiful beaches.
You’ll continue down the 44km wide Isthumus of Kra on the Malay peninsula. From here, your cycling turns tropical. You’ll experience spiralling jungle roads as you make your way towards Pun Ya Ban Waterfall. Cool off under the waterfall before you ride to the spa town of Ranong, where you can ease your muscles in a hot spring mineral pool.
Today’s cycling takes you through endless valleys and twisting roads, with infrequent hills and descents keeping your ride unpredictable. You’ll encounter children and locals running after your bike wanting to catch a glimpse of ‘farang’ (foreigners). Enjoy some down time tonight in our hotel tucked in a valley and enclosed by rainforest.
Moving further south, the picture postcard valleys and rubber plantations en route to Khao Lak will give you the feeling of calm and tranquillity. The areas you’ll cycle through today were some of the worst affected during the catastrophic 2004 tsunami and it’s phenomenal how fast they have managed to reconstruct the damage.
Today is your final day on the bike. There are a few final hills left to navigate before the flats which take you all the way to the stunning island of Phuket. The largest Thai island, Phuket is renowned for being a tropical paradise and you can relax on it’s sunny beaches after a great north to south ride.
The white sand beaches and crystal blue seas make Phuket the perfect place for rest and relaxation after a hard week’s cycling. It will be time to say goodbye to your fellow cyclists after an incredible trip but if you would like to extend your stay in Phuket, or anywhere else in Thailand, just ask us to arrange that.
Your ride from the the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to the beaches takes you along 850km of tropical shoreline. Large towns give way to small fishing villages and quiet beach life. You’ll ride down the Malay Peninsula, along the narrow straits of southern Thailand with Myanmar a few kilometres to the west and the Gulf of Thailand to the East. Enjoy the warm sunshine on your back and eat fresh local cuisine every day on this epic ride to the beaches.