Go Bicycle Touring in Thailand

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Southern Thailand bicycle touring adventure

This bike trip takes place in Phang Nga and Krabi provinces; two of Thailand’s most beautiful and geographically striking provinces, the area is famous for its lime stone karsts that rise dramatically from land and sea. The area boasts beautiful countryside and many small villages making it a perfect location for our cycling tours.[/one_third] [one_third]

Coast to Coast, Thailand Bicycle Touring adventure

Over two years and countless hours in the making, this route links many wonderful tracks and trails together to make a continuous mountain biking route from the Andaman Sea all the way to the Gulf of Thailand. In other words, you’re riding all the way across the Malay Peninsula![/one_third] [one_third_last]

Southern Thailand bicycle touring adventures

This bike tour will have our guests traveling through three of Thailand’s Southern provinces, Phuket, Phang Nga and Surrathani. Except our biking guests that join and depart this tour in Khao Lak, who will visit two provinces, Phang Nga and Surrathani; which is the area this cycling adventure tour focuses on.[/one_third_last]

 

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The Kingdom of Thailand is a country located at the center of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. The country spans an area of 513, 120 square kilometers, with a population of approximately 66 million people. Thailand’s reigning Monarch, King Rama IX is the world’s longest serving current head of state. King Rama IX has been sitting on the Thai throne for over 67 years.

From a cycling perspective, Thailand is a very bicycle-friendly country. The people are some of the most opening and welcoming in the entire world, the road conditions are terrific – for either touring, or mountain bikers. Thailand’s food is plentiful and cheap, and there’s plenty to see – including the country’s many Buddhist temples.

Popular Bike Tour Destinations In Thailand

  • Bangkok is the Thai capital, and although it’s high on the population scale and you would imagine it would be a cycling nightmare – it isn’t. There are many bicycle shops in the capital, and a bike cleaning is very cheap! Just nine US Dollars! And although the city’s infrastructure is bicycle friendly, it’s also quite polluted – so you may consider wearing a face mask.
  • Chiang Mai is northern Thailand’s largest city, it has all the amenities of Bangkok, but is less hectic and populated. It is home to some of Thailand’s most famous temples, and there are plenty of festivals if that takes your fancy. Chiang Mai is also the site of the Chiang Mai National Museum, which displays the history of the region.
  • Mae Sot is a bustling town on the border with Myanmar, although there aren’t many bustling tourist attractions, there is a 160 kilometer winding mountain road, Um Phang, if getting out of the hustle and bustle and off into the wilderness is your thing. There are also many internet cafes in Mae Sot, so you can easily find a spot to update your blog or check your emails.
  • Northern Thailand is definitely mountain bike country! From jungle-filled valleys, to mountain-top temples, riding through jungle or climbing the mountain, you’re sure to come across many Thai cultures, as the hill tribes of the country have settled in on mountain passes, up as high as 1000 meters. On a mountain bike, you can explore the very heart of the Northern Thailand and really get a feel for the natural abundance, compared to Thailand’s highly-populated south.
  • The Kanchanaburi Trails are a piece of history themselves, cycling along them will lead you to the famous Bridge over the River Kwai, aside from the famous piece of Thai history, there’s glorious caves, mountain waterfalls, and tranquil river-sides. Cycling on back-country roads, you’ll come to the 12th century Khmer temple of Wat Prasat Muang Singh, and then the Hellfire Pass. The Kanchanaburi Trail offers you many tastes of pure Thailand.

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Koh Yao Noi (Little Long Island) is a sleepy island still enjoying a slow pace of life located in Phang Nga Bay, only 1 hour’s boat ride away from the international resort island of Phuket. [/one_third] [one_third]

This is the classic overland travel route, taking in three countries that should be included in any Asian adventure. From the vibrant heart of the Thai capital, through the heartland of the former Khmer Kingdom and the center of the present Cambodia, we reach the Mekong Delta, know as the food bowl of densely populated Vietnam. [/one_third] [one_third_last]

If you’re looking for some seriously challenging road cycling then this is definitely the ride for you! Starting in Chiang Mai, this tour will take you to the tallest and toughest peaks Thailand has to offer on spectacular, winding roads that provide tough-but-rewarding climbs and technical descents. [/one_third_last]

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Facts About Thailand

  • According to the World Economic Forum, Thailand is the world’s 13th friendliest country.
  • Buddhism is the country’s main religion – it’s practised by nearly 95 percent of the country’s population.
  • Thailand is home to the world’s ninth tallest statue, the Great Buddha of Thailand stands at 300 feet high.
  • Thailand is the only country is Southeast Asia that hasn’t been colonised by Europeans.
  • In Thailand, it is strictly against the law to criticise the monarchy.
  • Elephant polo is another popular pastime. The King’s Cup is one of the key events on the Thai sporting calendar.
  • Thailand is the most popular destination in the world, for British gap-year holiday makers, according to the country’s travel association.
  • Thailand has 1,430 islands.

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