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DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
B=Breakfast L=Lunch D =Dinner
DAY 1 (12 OCT 2019) : BANGKOK – PRAN BURI – KUIBURI
Our guides will be at your hotel at 07.30 am for a bike fitting session. After that we'll load the bikes in the vans and at around 08.15am we will drive out of the congested city to the countryside. The transfer will take approximately 2.5 hours. When we arrive at the start point for our cycling at Wat Huay Mongkol we'll prepare our bikes and ride nice and easy to work out any kinks in the bike settings or with our knees.
We’ll be on primarily flat terrain as we ride through the Thai countryside but there will be a few undulations on our way. We will have to cross a busy road but our driver will be there to help you safely cross. We then cycle through Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. This park has spectacular limestone formations and freshwater marshes in between the peaks. We ride on quiet back roads along the beach with the many stunning peaks as our background. After the park we pass many small villages on the way to our beach resort.and start to hug the coast just before arriving at our hotel.
Ride: 88 km
Lodging: Vartika Resovilla (One Bed Room Villa)
DAY 2 (13 OCT 2019) : KUI BURI – BAN KRUT
Today we start riding from our hotel and the first 20 km which is a busier section on a main road that can be skipped by transfer if preferred. We are now well away from the main tourist areas and the roads are quiet and in good condition. Our route sticks to the coast today giving us views of the sea to the left and rugged mountains on our right. We are passing through Thailand’s narrowest part as the border with Burma is less than 20 km away at some points. We will pass numerous bird condos, these 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. Time to relax in a hammock and listen to the surf.
Ride: 105 km (shorter option is 85 km)
Lodging: Baan Grood Arcadia Resort & Spa (Standard Room) Meals: (B/L/D)
DAY 3 (14 OCT 2019) : BAN KRUT – SAPHLI
Today's long distance of 112 km to Saphli may be quite challenging, but we will ride on quiet side roads with very little traffic, without any major hills and climbs. Our route sticks to the coast today giving us views of the sea to the left and rugged mountains on our right. We are passing through Thailand's narrowest part as the border with Burma is less than 20 km away at some points.
Ride: 112 km
Lodging: Nana Beach Resort (Standard Room)
DAY 4 (15 OCT 2019) : SAPHLI – TUNGTAKO
Our ride from Chumphon is a relatively flat ride that will lead us through shrimp farms and along coconut palm plantations and mangrove forests. We'll also ride through numerous fishing villages with their colourful boats and in the distance we'll see limestone islands in the China Sea. We'll stop for a break to see a shrine to the Prince of Chumphon who is the founder of the modern navy in Thailand before reaching our resort.
Ride: 95 km
Lodging: Tusita Wellness Resort (Deluxe Villa)
DAY 5 (16 OCT 2019) : REST DAY
Today we will take a break from the bikes and enjoy the beautiful beach.
Lodging: Tusita Wellness Resort (Deluxe Villa)
DAY 6 (17 OCT 2019) : TUNGTAKO – LAEM SAI BEACH
Another day, another beach! We continue riding south and are now truly off the beaten track with endless sandy beaches completely empty of tourists. We are riding to Chaiya, one of the oldest cities of Thailand, 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, making it an authentic experience.
Ride: 115 km
Lodging: Laem Pho Beach Resort (Standard Room)
DAY 7 (18 OCT 2019) : LAEM SAI BEACH – CHEOW LARN
Today we head inland and trade the beach for lush green jungle. We'll pass rubber and coconut plantations and countless villages as we ride through the rural landscape. There will only be one short, steep climb to the top of Rajjaprabha Dam where we'll see the refreshing waters of Cheow Larn Lake. We cycle down to the town of Phanom where we have the choice to end our ride or to continue on to add on some kms. Once we have all finished cycling we will transfer to Khao Lak.
Ride: 125 km (longer option is 149 km)
Lodging: The Waters Khao Lak (Upper Pool Access)
DAY 8 (19 OCT 2019) : KHAO LAK – PHUKET
After breakfast we will transfer to the start of our ride. From here it will be a mix of nice country roads to a windy coastal road. You may choose to stop riding once we reach the more busier sections over the Sarasin Bridge to Phuket Island and transfer the remainder to Asia Foundation Charity in Kathu Phuket. Otherwise we continue riding and will finish our cycling at the Asia Foundation Charity where we will have lunch. Transfer from Kathu to our hotel in Phuket.
Ride: 115 km (shorter option is 59 km)
DAY 9 (20 OCT 2019) : DEPARTURE
We provide a group transfer from the hotel to the airport in the morning before 11.00am.
Total riding distance: 755 km