This route has some of the best coastal scenery available in Thailand as you ride along the Gulf of Thailand before crossing to the Andaman Sea. You’ll ride through quaint little villages, rest in world-class resort areas, eat delicious seafood and visit national parks known for their natural attractions. This a road ride and is flat and fast with some undulating hills thrown into the mix. Get to know the locals, be surrounded by statuesque limestone peaks and wiggle your toes in Thailand’s soft and warm sand as you enjoy the sights and sounds of endless beaches.
The total distance is 850 kilometres in eight riding days. Some of the distances are quite long, but the roads are smooth making it an achievable distance on a road bike. The trip is fully supported and your guide’s expert knowledge of the area and terrain 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.
We transfer out of the chaos of Bangkok to the start of our ride in Petchaburi and are quickly in rural Thailand as we ride along the beach into Cha-am and on to the beach resort town of Hua Hin.
We head out of Hua Hin towards Sam Roi Yot National Park and ride below towering peaks of limestone then ride along the beach to Prachuap Khiri Khan and enjoy a seafood dinner.
We leave the hotel and ride along the beach front road. We are now well away from the main tourist areas as we head towards a serene beach and our nature-friendly boutique resort.
Rest day to relax at the beach.
Our route sticks to the coast, giving us views of the sea to the left and rugged mountains on our right as we pass through Thailand’s narrowest part to finish riding just north of Chumpon.
Cross the Isthmus of Kra and head west on an undulating road that cuts through the lush jungle clad mountains to the spa town of Ranong where you can soak in the hotel’s hot mineral spring pool.
We ride through valleys today on an undulating road and pass many villages and children waving and yelling out farang, farang (foreigner).
We continue our journey south, riding from valley to valley towards picturesque Khao Lak. through one of the worst areas devastated by the 2004 Tsunami.
There are a couple of small hills to conquer before we leave Khao Lak, but then it’s flat all the way down to Phang Nga and the tropical paradise of Phuket island
Today is yours to relax and rest after eight days of great riding
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- Transfers as mentioned above by private air conditioned car
- English speaking tour guide
- Accommodation one night in Chiang-dao at Padeng Lodge in private fan cooled room
- Accommodation one night in Chiang Rai, tourist class hotel, with air-cond and en suite bathrooms
- Meals as mentioned in program
- Elephant show, elephant riding, caves entrance fees
- Beverages, guide tips and personal expenses
- “Hall of Opium” museum entrance fees (optional visit, to be paid locally)
- Compulsory Gala Dinner at hotels (only during festive periods)