Southern Thailand – Bangkok to Phuket Bike Tour

  • Energize you mind, body and soul in the serene hills, springs, beaches and islands of South Thailand
  • Bike through quiet backroads and hills and swim in the azure blue sea in Thailand’s top beach destinations

This beach hopping trip takes us to the thick of things in Southern Thailand where old school meets the new and lush countrysides and pristine beaches go hand in hand with bustling fishing villages, charming beach sides and national park. There is something for everyone who ventures here.

Explore rainforests, enjoy bucolic island life, snorkelling at Ko Tao, dive trip in Similan Islands or seek out some of the world’s best warm water beaches. Welcome to Thailand!

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    14 days / 13 nights

  • Start / End

    Bangkok / Phuket

  • Hotels

    Casual Inns

  • Riding Style

    Active Rider

Group Departures

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ITINERARY

Brief Itinerary

* with shuttle
DayPlaceCasual InnsDuration~ Cycling Distance
1BangkokX2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel1
2Hua HinAsira Boutique Hua Hin160km / 36mi
3Kui BuriKuiburi Hotel and Resort160km / 36mi
4 – 5Ban KrutBaan Grood Arcadia Resort275km / 45mi
6SapleeNana Beach160km / 36mi
7Lang SuanBan Lae Resort180km / 48mi
8Laem Thong BeachLaem Sai Resort180km / 48mi
9Cheow Lan LakePhupha Waree (Floathouse)160km / 36mi
10Khao Sok National ParkKhao Sok River Lodge150km / 30mi
11 – 12Khao LakThe Leaf on the Sands 260km / 36mi
13PhuketCoriacea Boutique Resort190km / 54mi
14Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok – Arrival

Arrive in Bangkok and settle into your hotel. Today you can plan your own day visiting some of the classic highlights of Bangkok. Our guide meets you at 17.00pm at your hotel lobby for tour briefing. We convene tonight to celebrate the start of our awesome journey on a bike.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Bangkok to Hua Hin

Our guide meets you at your hotel lobby at 7:30am and we transfer about two hours before the cycling begins. Today we ride past vast expanse of paddy fields and palm trees. End day with a ride along the coast to a splendid crescent beach situated in the middle of an airbase.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi

Day 3: Kui Buri

A flat terrain combined with few hills to a dam takes us to Sam Roi Yot National Park having spectacular limestone mountain scenery and freshwater marshes. The last leg of the ride is along the beach to Kui Buri.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi

Day 4: Ban Krut

After a hearty breakfast, we begin riding off-the-beaten track with spectacular views of winding paths, wooden fishing boats, coconut groves, palm oil plantation.

Our route skirts the coast with sea views to the left and rugged mountains to our right, passing numerous bird condos that are built to collect the nests of swiftlets for bird’s nest soup. We end the ride at our beach side hotel in Ban Krut.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 75km / 45mi

Day 5: Ban Krut

After a hearty breakfast, we leave the hotel at 08.45am and take the van transfer to the Bangsaphan pier. Alternatively, we wake up in the early morning and leave the hotel at 07.00am to cycle about 30km to Bangsaphan Pier. Today is an easy ride along deserted coastline passing through a little fishing community. We then take a join-in boat that will whisk us away to own private island, Koh Talu. Snorkel watching colorful sea creatures and colored coral reefs (09.00 hrs.-13.00 hrs.) with lunch box on the boat. Transfer back to the hotel after arrive back the pier.

This day is planned as a semi-rest day and savour the island life at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 30km / 18mi (optional)

Day 6: Saplee

Today bike in the tropical countryside, past tree-canopied rice farms and lush green fields and paddies.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi

Day 7: Lang Suan

A relatively flat ride today as we cycle through shrimp farms, fishing villages, and along coconut palm plantations and mangrove forests. Along the way, we break to see a shrine of Prince of Chumphon, founder of the modern navy in Thailand, and then continue cycling along the coast to Chumphon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 80km / 48mi*

Day 8: Laem Thong Beach

We continue riding south and are now truly off the beaten track with endless sandy beaches. Today, we are riding to Chaiya, one of the oldest cities of Thailand, and dating back to the 5th to 13th centuries when it was a regional capital in the Srivijaya kingdom, based in Sumatra, Indonesia. Our accommodation tonight is a bit more rustic as it is where local Thais stay. For those with energy in the evening a squid fishing excursion can be arranged.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 80km / 48mi*

Day 9: Cheow Larn Lake

Today we bike towards the small inland town of Ban Ka Thun and head inland, leaving behind the Gulf of Thailand we have traversed so far, and trade the beach for lush green jungle.

We ride past rubber and coconut plantations and bucolic villages. One short but steep climb takes us to the top of Ratchaprapa Dam, sight for stunning water views of Cheow Larn lake. Once we reach the pier, around 3:00 pm, take a 30min boat ride to our rafts, and overnight on the lake. We have the opportunity to swim directly from raft, set amidst spectacular karst cliffs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance cycled: ~ 60km / 36mi*

Day 10: Khao Sok National Park

The morning is free to go for a kayak or another swim. We head out for a ride around 10:00 am. Today is an undulating terrain that winds through a series of
magnificent limestone cliffs and green jungle along the edge of Khao Sok National Park, one of the world’s oldest rainforests.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 50km / 30mi*

Day 11 : Khao Lak

Ride along the edge of Khao Sok National Park to the outskirts of Takua Pa. Here ride through the old town and see traditional wooden buildings blended with Portuguese colonial buildings. En-route visit the Tsunami Victim Cemetery which memorialises the victims from 39 countries.

We then take quiet backroads through small villages, shady rubber plantations and cross rivers as we cycle to the small waterfall of Sam Rung. We keep following the mountain road and arrive at coastal road, riding south for a fine beach time at Khao Lak.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Cycled: 60km / 36mi

Day 12: Khao Lak

You are free to spend the day at leisure in Khao Lak’s popular beachside cafes, restaurants and bars where the fresh seafood is definitely worth a try or take a dive trip to the world famous Similan Islands.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Phuket

This is our last day of riding along Thailand coast and it’s a long ride. Enjoy it to the fullest.

We ride along canals, past palm and rubber plantations, shrimp farms and along the beach to the bridge that connects the island of Phuket with the mainland. Some riding is on the main highway. The last leg is with views of the Andaman Sea.

Enjoy Phuket at leisure. Extend your stay here or depart as per your onward travel plans.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance cycled: ~ 90km / 54mi

Day 14: Departure

Please make arrangements as per your onward travel plans.

Meals: Breakfast

REVIEWS

from our friends

An amazing trip, an amazing guide, and an amazing country!

The company allowed us to customize the trip because we were four people traveling together. The bike routes took us on roads that only a local could discover, through villages, fertile farmland, mountain climbs, and breathtaking coastal vistas. We felt that we really saw the country and the people close up, and our guide was very informative in addition to being a calm and competent bike guide. He handled small mishaps, such as a minor collision between one of the bike tour participants and a local on a bicycle, with grace and a steady hand. He was always well organized and worked very well with the driver, who I must say, handled the busy and sometimes arduous roads with great skill. I cannot speak highly enough about our guide, driver, and the company.

Sue L

We really enjoyed the coastal cycle trip. I found the company online, and they were quick to respond to my emails, and incredibly helpful. Our guide was superb throughout the trip, giving us interesting information, cycling at just the right speed, making sure the trip was tailored to us in terms of the distance, and making sure we always had enough water :) Our driver was also super smiley and helpful. The cycle routes were great, we got out into the countryside which was beautiful and cycling up the national park gives you awesome views.

Georgie