Thailand Coast to Coast: Bangkok to Phuket

12 Days & 11 Nights
  • Self-guided cycling from the Gulf of Thailand to the tropical Island of Phuket
  • Discover friendly Thai villages and coastal towns
  • Sample sticky rice and Thai coconut curries
  • Spend a night in the jungle of Khao Sok National Park
  • Pedal along the exotic Andaman Sea coastline
Cycle the tropical coastlines of Thailand, riding from the Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea island of Phuket on this independent cycling tour. After exploring the bustling streets of Bangkok, travel by train to the sandy beaches and warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Here, ease into your cycling adventure, riding along rural backroads, coconut groves and between white beaches, perfect for a fresh Thai seafood lunch. Cycle through the coastal towns of Pranburi and Khiri Khan where friendly Thai smiles and encounters await. Ride onto the southern town of Chumpon, where you can enjoy a day out of the saddle to relax on palm-fringed beaches. Discover Thailand’s Khao Sok National Park, where limestone crags are cloaked in thick forest and your lodge hosts help you discover the sounds of the jungle. Roll onto to beaches of Khao Lak, where from the comfort of your stylish beach front hotel, cool off the legs in the Andaman Sea. Leaving the mainland, cycle onto the popular island of Phuket, where you can easily spend an extra few nights, doing nothing more than chilling out and dining on delicious Thai food!
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What To Expect

This self-guided cycling tour is graded moderate with rides between 40-100km. The cycling is along country and coastal roads so it’s easy to break the day with a traditional Thai lunch on the beach. You’ll also be cycling through lush national parks, villages and towns so will experience a wide variety of Thai life. Discover delicious Thai dishes of spicy noodles and coconut curries all served with the famous Thai smile! As a keen and active cyclist you’ll also appreciate spending each night relaxing in beach front hotels and boutique lodges.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Biking | A classic point to point biking tour, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Avid Adventurers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

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  • Elegance & Unique Stays
  • Wildlife
  • Coastal & Island

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Activity Level & Terrain

The tour is self-guided. For the duration of the tour you will receive a navigation unit and access to a comprehensive navigation app and information pack. The unit is a simple device which clearly shows the route to follow and is best used in conjunction with the navigation app.  The app includes route information, directions, local tips on where to eat and where your accommodation is located. You must download the app onto your phone before arriving. If you do not wish to use your own device for navigation, you can also rent an ipad, pre-loaded with the navigation app.

The route follows quiet country roads, coastal roads and some short stretches of busier highways. Your rides will also head through a number of villages and towns and regardless of the route, you should always be mindful and aware of other route users at all times.

Should you require assistance, local 24/7 telephone support will also be available throughout your trip.

Accommodations

Stay 11 nights in 3* and 4* hotels and lodges. Below are examples of the accommodations we use on this trip. These accommodations are subject to availability and therefore alternatives of an equal standard will be offered should the following be unavailable.

Single Rooms & Solo Cyclists

If you are travelling with friends or family but prefer single rooms this is possible subject to availability and a supplementary payment. Unfortunately, this tour is not available to solo cyclists.

Meals

All breakfasts are included. Typically, breakfast comprises of fresh fruits, juices, breads, eggs and traditional Thai noodles. There is always a plentiful supply of tea and coffee. Lunches and dinners are not included. To help you choose, there are plenty of suggestions of where to dine in your navigation app. Thai cuisine is famous the world over and has something to suit almost every palette. Dishes are fresh and tasty. Hot bowls of noodles, coconut based curries with rice, grilled fish and satay chicken skewers are all popular dishes in Thailand. Coconut is an important part of the Thai diet and is used in a lot of dishes! Should you have any special dietary requirements please let us know. We try to accommodate all requirements where possible.

Included
  • 11 nights in 3*-4* hotels and lodges
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • Baggage Transfer
  • All transfers listed in the itinerary
  • Bike hire (includes GPS device, navigation app and handlebar bag)
  • Thailand cycling jersey
  • Information pack
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our office and local partner
Excluded
  • Travel to Bangkok / from Phuket
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
  • Entrance fees for attractions
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance (we need your travel insurance details to confirm this holiday)
Extras
  • Additional nights accommodation

When To Go

You can start your cycling adventure on any day from January through to December. Private guided departures are also easily arranged, if you would prefer this option please please contact the office.

Getting to the Start

For general travel planning, we recommend the helpful site www.rome2rio.com

By Air:  Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport has extensive domestic, regional and long haul connections. We suggest checking flight www.skyscanner.net as a starting point for flight schedules and prices to Bangkok.

Getting from the End

By Air:  Phuket Island International Airport has regular connections to Bangkok. You can also fly onto Northern hemisphere and Australasian destinations from Phuket Airport. 

Luggage Transfer

When you cycle your luggage will be transferred onwards to your next overnight stop. We ask you to keep your main baggage to a maximum of 1 piece (20kg).

General Information

The distances and ascents/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, sunscreen, water and personal snacks. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard cycling gear such as padded shorts/long tights.

Equipment

On this tour Trek FX or Cannondale hybrid bikes are included. You can also choose to upgrade to a Lynskey Cooper Titanium cross road bike. Each bike comes with a handlebar bag for your personal possessions and a water bottle.  Helmets are included, although your own is likely to be a better fit.

If you would prefer to bring your own bike, please ensure it is thoroughly serviced and is an appropriate road bike, additionally please do let us know at the time of booking as extra transfer arrangements may be required for any large bike cases/boxes.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care. Prior to departure, you must provide us with your travel insurance details.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Bangkok Day 2 Tran transfer to Hua Hin Day 3 Cycle to Pranburi 28 miles / 44 km Day 4 Cycle to Prachuap Khiri Khan 48 miles / 77 km Day 5 Cycle to Ban Krut 40 miles / 63 km Day 6 Cycle to Chumpon 61 miles / 97 km Day 7 Rest day at Chumpon Beach Day 8 Transfer to Surat Thani and cycle to Ratchaprapha Dam 45 miles / 72 km Day 9 Cycle in Khao Sok National Park 28 miles / 45 km Day 10 Cycle to Khao Lak 66 miles / 105 km Day 11 Cycle to Phuket 51 miles / 82 km Day 12 Onward travel

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