Welcome To Thailand
For a tandem cycling holiday with a difference, come to Thailand and ride a tandem bike from Bangkok to Phuket. We’ll begin in Bangkok and cycle south to the tropical paradise of Phuket via small villages, waterfalls, white sand beaches, hot springs, temples and coffee plantations. It’ll be a true physical adventure that will challenge you but also expose the wonderful richness of Thai culture and history.
- Discover an Arabica coffee plantation
- Take a refreshing dip in Poonyaban Waterfall
- Cycle to the Tsunami Memorial at Ban Nam Khem
- Free time in Phuket to enjoy island life
Dates & Prices
The prices shown below include return flights from a specified UK airport. If you are travelling from outside of the UK, please .
October 14 - October 25, 2019 (12 days)
Standard Blind Price: £3199 Contact us for availability
Discounted Sighted Price: £2399 Book Now
The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .
Standard Blind Price: 2799 GBP Contact us for availability
Discounted Sighted Price: 1999 GBP Book Now
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- Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
- 1 night accommodation at Hotel De Bangkok
- 1 night accommodation at Mida De Sea Hua Hin
- 1 night accommodation at Ban Grood Arcadia Resort
- 1 night accommodation at Nana Beach Resort
- 1 night accommodation at Tinidee Ranong
- 1 night accommodation at Kuraburi Greenview Resort
- 1 night accommodation at Thai Life Resort
- 1 night accommodation at The Leaf On The Sands
- 2 nights’ accommodation at Nai Yang Beach Resort
- All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 7 dinners.
- Specified excursions
- Services of local guides
- Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
- 8 days guided cycling from Bangkok to Phuket
- Visit To Coffee Plantation
- Visit To Poonyaban Waterfall
- Visit the Tsunami Memorial at Ban Nam Khem
Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.
Monday 14th October
Today we’ll depart for Bangkok from London Heathrow. We’ll be flying via Doha so bring plenty of snacks and organise your entertainment for the flight as we fly to Thailand.
Overnight on flight.
Tuesday 15th October
We’ll land in Bangkok mid-afternoon and we’ll be met by our hosts at the airport. We’ll transfer to Hotel de Bangkok for check in and this evening we’ll meet for a tour briefing before enjoying a group dinner. Bangkok is a bustling city so soak up all the atmosphere before we start on our adventure tomorrow.
Dinner included. Overnight in Bangkok.
Wednesday 16th October
Today we transfer to our start point and get on the bikes to cycle to Wat Huay Mongkol, where a famous monk is revered. Then we’ll pack up the bikes to avoid traffic and drive 30 minutes to our centrally located hotel in the resort town of Hua Hin.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Hua Hin.
Cycling distance: 50km
Thursday 17th October
We start the day with a short transfer to our start point just outside Hua Hin. Today’s ride will be along the coast with picturesque fishing boats making excellent photo opportunities. We start our ride at a temple where we prepare our bikes for a very flat ride past fishing villages, schools, temples, and many coconut plantations. Following a windy road that offers some shade, we soon find ourselves among shrimp farms. We weave through the town of Praknam Pran and see squid drying on racks at the fish market. We’ll then ride past Khao Kalok, a large rock that separates one bay from another, numerous resorts, and, if the wind is right, a kite surfer or two. After entering Sam Roi Yot (300 hundred peaks) National Park, known for numerous caves, beaches, and limestone cliffs. We ride to the base of Phraya Nakhon Cave, where we have lunch. For those enthusiastic enough, there’s a climb up to the two caverns which are unique in that they are naturally illuminated due to a collapsed roof. In 1890, King Rama V visited the cave and built a royal pavilion that became the symbol of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. We then hop in the van to miss a busy section of highway to our next seaside resort.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight at Ban Krut.
Cycling distance: 50km
Friday 18th October
This morning, we cycle along the coast where our palm tree-lined route takes us past white sand beaches on one side and a backdrop of green lush hills on the other. We get in approximately 50 km before it’s time to transfer to our resort.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight at Chumphon.
Cycling distance: 50km
Saturday 19th October
We start today on the bikes with another coastal ride. However, the terrain will start to undulate, making it a bit different from our earlier rides. Once we have completed our distance, we’ll take a lift in our support vehicle up to see a coffee plantation where the region’s best Arabica coffee is grown, as well as orchards that produce longan, a small, sweet, and sour fruit grown widely in the south of Thailand. We then stop at Poonyaban Waterfall, where there’s time for a dip before we continue on to our overnight at the port city of Ranong, a Thai province that shares the border with Burma.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Ranong.
Cycling distance: 40km
Sunday 20th October
Enjoy the view of the sea from your hotel during breakfast. We then hop on the bikes and head inland. A short ride takes us to a local hot spring. There are three natural spring pools, and the water temperature remains constant at about 65 degrees celsius. Once we have relaxed our muscles, we cycle on for 40 km before stopping to transfer to our jungle resort.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Kuraburi.
Cycling distance: 60km
Monday 21st October
Wake up to the sounds of birds chirping at the resort surrounded by jungle. We transfer about one hour to the old city of Takuapa, which once was a flourishing trade port known by Indians and Arabs back in the 17th century. Tin used to be the major export that brought wealth to the city, and what remains are the merchant houses built in Chino Portuguese style. We have a leisurely cycle through the town and then ride on to visit the beachside Tsunami Memorial at Ban Nam Khem and the big fishing boat that was carried an amazing 2km inland by the surging waters. Smaller boats were also deposited nearby, particularly in a pond we’ll pass. We have an early arrival, so you can enjoy the beach as well as the pool and spa at our resort, built in typical Thai architecture style. We’ll have dinner on the beach tonight.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Takuapa.
Cycling distance: 50km
Tuesday 22nd October
We cycle from the resort and head inland to take a quiet backroad through small villages and shady rubber plantations and cross rivers as we cycle to the small waterfall of Sai Rung. There’s a dipping pool at the base, perfect for cooling off before we have lunch. Then it’s a short cycle to our beachfront bungalows.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Khao Lak.
Cycling distance: 50km
Wednesday 23rd October
The last leg of the tour is to the tropical paradise of Phuket, the largest island, as well as a province of Thailand. We transfer to the start to avoid a busy road and then take back roads through the countryside. Once we pass through the town of Thai Mueang the road will become windy and fun as it weaves along the coast. After 56 km we’ll stop to drive across the Sarasin bridge to Phuket.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Phuket.
Cycling distance: 56km
Thursday 24th October
After your long cycle, take today to enjoy the beach life in Phuket. Breakfast is included for the rest of your meals, enjoy exploring the eateries around the resort and take today at ease. You might want to visit Phi Phi Island or go to Phang Nga Bay, alternatively just chill out for the day!
Breakfast included. Overnight in Phuket.
Friday 25th October
Today we’ll depart for our flight back the UK.
Single Supplement: £310
Transport will be provided for your luggage throughout the cycling portion of the trip meaning you are free to enjoy your tandem trip to the fullest!
Visa Information: British passport holders can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Thailand. Entry to Thailand is normally refused if you have a passport which is damaged or has pages missing.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this trip and so please ensure that you’re able to cycle the required amount each day.