Chiang Mai to Bangkok Road Cycling Holiday

10 nights from £1675.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Stunning temples
  • Rural authentic villages
  • Tropical jungles
  • Challenging road riding
Chiang Mai to Bangkok Road Cycling Holiday
10 nights from £1675.00
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WE LOVEIncredible Cycling Routes
This trip through Thailand offers unrivalled cycling through diverse landscapes. From the picturesque countryside with rolling hills to impressive mountains and authentic villages, you will cycle through untouched Thailand.
WE LOVEThe Temples & Culture
With many of them listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Thailand hosts some of the best temples in the world. You will also explore the traditional villages in Thailand which is a unique experience and introduces you to the country's remarkable culture.

What's Included

Day By Day Chiang Mai to Bangkok Road Cycling Holiday

We can tailor make this trip for you
Day 1Arrival

Upon arrival, your bikes will be fitted before a warm-up ride around Chiang Mai, allowing you to explore the area.

 

Total distance40km
Day 2Cycling from Chiang Mai to Lampang

Today you will cycle along an old highway and explore one of the oldest Chedis in Thailand which has high religious importance. Built in 1044, the Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is a gold Chedi with spectacular attention to detail. You’ll then move onto a slightly challenging climb, leading to the cowboy town of Lampang, where horse and carriages are still in use as a form of transport.

Total distance120km
Day 3Cycling from Lampang to Uttaradit

Fill yourself up at breakfast and prepare for a challenging day. You’ll conquer not one, not two but three sets of hills today with a large ride distance. The ascents can get steep so don’t peak too early, although the rustic scenery of forests are there to keep you relaxed throughout. You’ll see and feel a true sense of Thailand, cycling past incredible temples, a huge gold reclining Buddha statue and serene and peaceful countryside.

Total distance145km
Day 4Cycling from Uttaradit to Sukhothai

Today you’ll ride away from the tourist trail to discover hidden country roads. This undiscovered route is sheltered by palm trees, providing you with some much appreciated shade. Cycling to Thailand’s first capital, Sukhothai, you’ll pass through luscious rice paddies, secluded villages and truly authentic Thailand.

Total distance90km
Day 5Day in Sukkothai

Today is a more relaxed day and you can immerse yourself in another universe at this UNESCO World Heritage Sight. Composed of 193 ruins and countless Buddha statues, which are protected by three moats and four bridged gateways, this site is sure to impress. Cycling will be the best way to explore this ancient city, however you are welcome to have a day off in Sukhothai if you wish.

 

Total distance30km
Day 6Cycling from Sukhothai to Kampaeng Phet

Today is another day of natural beauty as you cycle to Khampeng Phet, previously known as the “Diamond Wall City”. This former military fortress is dressed in moss and flowers, giving it an interesting juxtaposition given its former use.

Total distance85km
Day 7Cycling from Kampaeng Phet to Nakornsawan

Today you’ll see how and why Thailand is renowned for its rice exportation en route to Nakorn Sawan, which takes you through the heart of the Thai countryside. This is an area of Thailand which is not visited by many tourists, so you will pique the interest of locals (especially if you tell them you have ridden from Chiang Mai) and it is a good opportunity to stop and say Sawadee.

Total distance130km
Day 8Cycling from Nakorn Sawan to Singburi

The scenery will switch between countryside and towns, which are a little more built up, as we draw closer to Bangkok. This will be a welcome change, but we will still find time to stop in Ang Thong and appreciate the beauty of the 60 foot Buddha statue that resides there.

 

Total distance145km
Day 9Cycling from Singburi to Ayutthaya

Today’s cycling will take you to another historical park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the former capital of Ayutthaya, Siam. It was capital for 400 years but was sacked by the Burmese around 1767. You will be amazed by some truly magnificent temples in a world of history. The town lies along the Chao Phraya River and our hotel for the night is located on its banks.

Total distance90km
Day 10Cycling from Ayutthaya to Bangkok

The final day of cycling will take you to Bangkok. You will discover Bang Pa-In, the former summer residence of King Chulakorn. After a transfer to Thailand’s current capital it’s time for a final farewell dinner with the group to celebrate your achievements over the last 9 days!

Total distance60km
Day 11Departure

Today you have free time to explore Bangkok before saying goodbye to your fellow cyclists and continue your onward travel.

Departure Dates

8 December 2019 (Sunday)
12 January 2020 (Sunday)
16 February 2020 (Sunday)
7 June 2020 (Sunday)
4 October 2020 (Sunday)
6 December 2020 (Sunday)

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What to Expect

Our ride from the North to the Centre of Thailand snakes its way through areas undiscovered by virtually any tourist. Cycling on some of the most secluded and local roads in Thailand, we will pass through village after village unaccustomed to tourism. Witness first hand the simple life of the countryside with the tranquillity of rural Thailand that can only be experienced on 2 wheels.

The ride is challenging with climbs out of the countryside and long distances but you will be rewarded with some of the most picturesque and remarkable scenery anywhere in Asia.

11day holiday
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95km avg
Expect to ride about 95km per day

How's the Weather? in Chaing Mai to Bangkok

Dry seasonNovember to May
The dry season runs from November to June, with little if any rain expected throughout the region for much of this time. This makes cycling a real pleasure during these months, especially early in the year when the weather becomes very warm.

As you head into Bangkok the dry season is marginally shorter with rain more likely in April and May.
Wet seasonJune to October
Cycling can still be enjoyed from May to June during the early parts of the rainy season as the rains tend to be short downpours. August and September are usually too wet to cycle. 

The southwest monsoon blows in around June and rainfall is at its heaviest between July and September. This applies to both Chiang Mai and Bangkok with Bangkok also experiencing higher chances of rain in late September and October.

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