Cycling Thailand:
Bike Across the South

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Do you want to ?  ✦  Sea kayak into sea caves  ✦  Cycle through dramatic karst landscapes  ✦  Relax in a floating hotel surrounded by towering cliffs  ✦  Join a restoration program planting native orchids  ✦  Bicycle the best of southern Thailand

Explore the Andaman Coast by land and sea on this multi-sport bike tour, which include sun-kissed sea-kayaking trips every few days and a two-night stay in a floating hotel. Surrounded by the dramatic vistas of karst limestone cliffs and outcroppings at every turn, you'll cycle past lush mangrove forests and over bright beaches, feasting on spectacularly fresh seafood as you go. By kayak, we'll guide you to the coast's looming limestone canyons, exploring its mysterious coves and caves along the way.

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your daily adventures

Arrive Surat Thani, free time, enjoy a Thai seafood dinner with fish fresh from the ocean.
We will meet you at Surat Thani Airport this afternoon, then transfer to our nearby lodge. After checking into our hotel, we will set up everyone's bike before tour orientation and your first taste of the awesome Thai cuisine prepared in this part of the country.
Meals: D

Visit the temple cave of Wat Singh, cycle to Ratchapracha Reservoir
After breakfast, we are off on our bikes, pedaling through the flat coastal agricultural areas surrounding Surat Thani. Off in the distance, you will see the rugged outlines of the Karst mountains slowly growing taller and more distinct as we approach. As we reach this seemingly impenetrable mountain range, you will discover it is actually numerous tall narrow peaks with flat spaces in between allowing easy passage through. Our goal is the Ratchaprapha Reservoir, where we travel by boat to our floating resort.
Cycling: 31 mi / 50 km, Terrain: small hills, Meals: B L D

Explore Crystal Cave and kayak a bit from our deluxe floating hotel on the lake.
Today we will take a short boat ride to hike to the crystal caves, then in the afternoon take canoes out to explore the shores and towering cliff faces of this area. The colorful cliff faces rising up out of the waters provide awesome photo opportunities and the clear floor of the hotel's lobby opens up an under water world full of fish.
Meals: B L D

Relish riding through the towering karst cliffs en route to Khao Sok National Park, visit the Fish Temple.
We travel by boat back to the dam, then head out on bikes towards the rest of Khao Sok National Park. The landscapes along our ride are magnificent, head turners every last one. We stop by the Fish Cave, to feed its colorful schools of fish, the wind down the day at a beautiful resort sitting under the color karst cliffs. Enjoy some free time at our lodge, before heading out to dinner.
Cycling: 25 mi / 41 km, Terrain: small hills, Meals: B L D

Pedal to the coast, explore the historic town of Takua Pa, spend the night overlooking Khao Lak Beach.
Pedaling to the coast today, we will first be riding to Takua Pa town and then on to our stop for tonight in Hat Khao Lak. This up and coming beach area sits just to the north of the National Park with the same name. The picturesque beaches of Hat Khao Lak, while seeing an increase in development, still present a quiet getaway. Our lodge tonight is perched dramatically on a cliff overlooking the bay and town. ** Due to a recent landslide, Takua Pa will bypassed on remaining 2017 dates **
Cycling: 49 mi / 73 km, Terrain: moderate climb then small hills, Meals: B L D

Travel by boat to Phang Nga Bay, use sea kayaks to explore the unique islands and their sea caves.
This morning we will leave the bikes behind and enjoy a sea kayaking trip through the breathtaking islands of Phang Nga Bay. Our group will enjoy a self-paddled journey around the island, passing under overhangs with stalactites reaching down towards the sea. We will paddle into the hollow center of the island through sea caves at low tide, perhaps spotting Hornbills and monkeys. And enjoy a delightful fresh cooked Thai lunch on board our support ship.
Kayaking: 4 hours, Meals: B L D

Back on the bikes, through coconut, oil palm and rubber tree plantations, relax at our hotel surrounded by karst cliffs.
We will leave the coast behind for most of today's ride as we head inland and wind our ways through the heart of the isthmus. This area is filled with small villages, farms and rubber plantations, where they still harvest the sap and make rubber the traditional way. Our lodging for tonight will be outside Phang Nga town, surrounded by the towering limestone cliffs that proliferate throughout the region.
Cycling: 40 mi / 64 km, Terrain: small hills, Meals: B L D

Flat cycling through narrow valleys lined by limestone cliffs of many hues, finish at Ao Nang Beach.
Our day of pedaling takes us on a meandering route through the fantastic karst landscapes. Our route is inland and not along the coast today, but the views are awesome and the cycling pretty flat. We will leave the main road before we reach Krabi town itself and head back to the coast, to our lodge at Ao Nang Beach one of the prettiest in the region with towering cliffs dropping straight into deep blue waters.
Cycling: 60 mi / 96 km, Terrain: flat, Meals: B L D

Sea kayaking through Mangrove forests, inhabited by monkeys, celebrate a memorable multisport tour with a delicious seafood dinner.
Once again, we take to the ocean, exploring the Ao Thalane region near Krabi by sea kayak. This bay has dramatic canyons and thick mangrove forests that we paddle through, as stark contrast to the open seas and scattered islands of Phang Nga Bay. Perhaps we will spot monkeys or Monitor Lizards lounging in the forests. You have the afternoon free to relax before enjoying an awesome dinner of fresh seafood.
Kayaking: 3 hours, Meals: B L D

Time to head out for your next adventure. sawasdee khap
After breakfast we will be shuttling folks to Krabi Airport for your flights home on onward to more adventures.
Meals: B

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Everything about the trip organization speaks to the practice and experience of the guides. All our hotels were basically great, and we stayed in some beautiful national park resorts, and for every issue or difficulty presented by our fellow riders, Yai and Noom has a smile and a solution. They can soothe picky eaters while managing not to bore adventurous ones. They have turn-by-turn route maps printed out so intense cyclists can push ahead with confidence while more casual sightseers can tootle behind and take pictures of temples and cows. They know secret detours where you can feed monkeys, and they have been coming on some of the island tours on kayaks through caves and mangrove swamps for long enough that they can also give advice about not cutting yourself on oyster shells. I was impressed and pleased and had a great time ! Definitely an item for the lifetime bucket list if you don't travel often, but if you do, do it soon and have it be your first of many. Huge value for time, money, and airplane distance from California.

Katie J

details details

10 days / 9 nights
Fun: Bicycling & Sea Kayaking
Sleep: Classic
Level: Moderate
Avg Rides: ∽46 mi / 76 km
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Tour meets in Surat Thani, Thailand ( URT ), fly in before 4 pm on Day 1.

Tour ends in Krabi, Thailand ( KBV ), fly out after 10 am on Day 10.

You Will Get
  • Expert local bilingual guides
  • Handpicked lodges, ensuite rooms, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, snacks*
  • Dinners featuring fine local cuisine*
  • Unlimited drinking water**
  • Support van for baggage and lifts
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Sea Kayaking gear
  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Entrance fees
*as noted in itinerary
**during activity, hotel provides water for use in room at night

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datepricesgl supdeposit 
21 Feb 22$3750$975$400BOOK
13 Jun 22$3750$975$400BOOK
5 Dec 22$3750$975$400BOOK

go with just your friends

Book a private departure for your family and friends. Travel sans souci.

Go Private for only $3700 per person for groups of four or more. Contact us for pricing on smaller parties. Book with confidence as dates can be changed if necessary without penalty or fees.

When To Go ?  Tour is available year round. Temperatures are fairly warm with scattered showers. March through May is summer and quite hot.

where you will sleep

100 Islands Resort - Surat ThaniPanvaree Resort - Chiew Larn LakeCliff & River Jungle Resort - Khao SokSeaview Khao Lak - Khao LakThaweesuk Hotel - Phang NgaBulan Anda Baba Resort - LaemsakAnda Dhevi Resort - Ao Nang