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Bangkok To Phuket

Get a close-up experience of a tropical paradise on our road bike trip from Thailand’s pulsating capital Bangkok to the holiday island of Phuket.

 

A beautiful and varied tour leads you along the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. It takes you past plantations and rice fields, to seemingly archaic limestone mountains and into the jungle. Experience pristine villages off the beaten track. You may visit richly ornated Buddhist temples or lively night markets. Spend your afternoons at your hotel or resort or at beautiful beaches.

In nine stages you will cover daily distances between 70 and 150 kilometers. As the whole ride has very few and short climbs only, the tour is ideally suited to the basics-building for the new season. We spend the first four stages each on the Gulf of Thailand, in part due to the beautiful, secluded beaches. On the fifth day we crossed then to the west where we come in Ranong on the Andaman Sea. After a night at the Spa Hotel are the next two milestones on the edge or in the largest rainforest region of southern Thailand, Khao Sok National Park. The last night of the tour, we spend then the popular seaside resort Khao Lak before we “roll out” the conclusion to Phuket.

Itinerary

January 01-11, 2016

If you are coming in from overseas, we suggest you arrive two or three days early in order to get adapted to the time & climate change. The pulsating capital of Bangkok offers countless sights and attractions and is a paradise for shoppers.

 

Following the tour we will gladly help you to book a hotel or resort for an optional beach holiday.

 

Price, Arrangement

  • The tour price is 39,900 THB including 10 nights in a double room with breakfast, minivan support, repair service and isotonic drinks and fruit
  • Single room surcharge is 9,900 THB
  • (minimum number of participants: 6 persons)
  • We will be happy to assist you in booking a suitable flight, airport transfers in Bangkok and Phuket or book the hotels for you.
  • Request more information here: info(at)blueplanetcycling.com or by phone: +49-8247-2043860 / +66-85-9225214

Tour Plan & Details

Day 1

Arrival at the 4-star hotel on Chao Praya River in Bangkok. In the afternoon time for sightseeing and shopping. Early evening tour briefing, followed by dinner.

Day 2

In the morning transfer by minivan from Bangkok to the stage start in Samut Songkhram, about 80 km or 1 hour.

 

Stage 1: Samut Songkhram – Hua Hin
(115 km – 50 m vertical)

 

A completely flat ride along small coastal roads, often overlooking the Gulf of Thailand and many desalination plants. At Cha-Am, about 25 km before arriving at our destination, we may enjoy Thai-style suckling pig and BBQ chicken.

 

Our stage destination Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s most popular beach resorts. Besides its many kilometers of white sandy beach, the city has to offer a nice restaurant and bar district. We will stay in a centrally located middle class hotel featuring a huge swimming pool.

Day 3

Stage 2: Hua Hin - Prachuap Khiri Khan
(110 km - 280 m vertical)


This morning a very nice ride waits for us: we will pass several nice beaches and and see the high limestone rocks of “Sam Roi Yod National Park”.

 

In Prachuap Khiri Khan, the local provincial capital, we will stay in an oceanfront middle-class hotel. Just next door we may dine at a truly authentic Thai Seafood Restaurant.

Day 4

Stage 3: Prachuap Khiri Khan – Had Ban Krud
(73 km - 200 m vertical)


After riding near the beach for the first few kilometers, we hit the main road for about 1 hour today. But no problem: there are lanes for 2-wheelers, so it will still be a relaxed ride under the trees on a slightly rolling hills. After that we will once again have the small and winding sideroads literally for ourselves for the last hour before reaching Had Ban Krud, a dreamy tropical beach.

 

Our resort’s restaurant is open all day and in the evenings they usually play pleasant chill-out music. Food is fresh, tasty and inexpensive. The staff is very friendly and usually speaks decent English. In the restaurant area there is free Wi-Fi. You may get excellent massages either in the resort or in the nearby village.

 

A popular sight to see is “Phra Phut Kitti Sirichai”, a very beautiful modern temple with opulent gilded roofs, that Queen Sirikit gave to their people.

Day 5: Rest Day in Had Ban Krud

Having arrived in paradise you don’t want to leave quite yet, would you? After the first 3 days of bike rides we couldn’t think of a better place to really relax body and mind.

Day 6

Stage 4: Had Ban Krud - Chumphon
(125 km - approx. 600 m vertical)


This is a magnificent, partly hilly stage always near the beach along the coast further south. As highlights we visit another beautiful beach on the way, take a short “KOM” climb up to a huge Buddha statue and finally pass the highest sand dunes in Thailand.

 

After 125 km we reach our destination, Ao Thung Wua Laen, just outside Chumphon. Again, we are accommodated in a beautiful beach resort there and can plan for another beach afternoon.

 

Day 7

Stage 5: Ao Thung Wua Laen, Chumphon - Ranong
(140 km, 900 m vertical)


Today we cross from the Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea. On a winding road we get very close to the Burmese border and pass the narrowest point of the Malay Peninsula, where only 45 km separate the Pacific from the Indian Ocean.

 

In Ranong, a port and border town with Burma or Myanmar, is a very animated place. Our hotel offers hot thermal pools, will certainly do us some good after the 5 hours in the saddle. And for those who need even more exercise can go lift weights in the hotel gym.

 

In the evening we may take a walk to the nearby restaurant district, and we may also taste a cocktail in the best and cheapest cocktail bar far and wide.

Day 8

Stage 6: Ranong - Kuraburi
(130 km, 800 m vertial)

 

Another “green” stage on the way to the south. Along the Andaman Sea, that will only flash occasionally though, we ride a diversified country road inmidst tropical vegetation that seems to be ever more opulent, the farther we move forward.

 

Our goal, the Kuraburi Greenview Resort, Kuraburi Greenview Resort, is located on the edge of the forest, in a picturesque location beside a small lake. In the evening we can sit on the terrace and listen to the sounds of the jungle. Another option would be to enjoy a Thai massage inside our beautiful hotel room. The adventurous can take the van back to the small town of Kuraburi and taste the local specialties in simple street eateries.


Day 9

Stage 7: Kuraburi Greenview Resort - Khao Sok National Park
(75 km, 700 m vertical)


Our “regeneration stage”. For the third day in a row, we continue on the same road southbound before we turn east at km 38. After a small pass where we have to climb 300 meters on a 5 km stretch, we enjoy a descent that leads us directly to our destination, the Khao Sok Nationalpark.

 

We are right at the entrance to the largest contiguous forest area of ​​southern Thailand National Park in a small, sleepy village with primitive bungalow resorts and some nice restaurants.

 

As we arrive there already during the late morning hours, we have the opportunity either to take a half-day trip into the jungle or to admire the flora and fauna and of course the impressive limestone cliffs in a canoe ride..

Day 10

Stage 8: Khao Sok National Park - Tha Put - Khao Lak
(150 km, 1.400 m vertical)

 

The queen stage of our tour – in every respect: The big lap around the Khlong Phanom National Park is a scenic experience with a difference. First, we make our way towards in a most scenic ride under the huge limestone mountains that pass us by. After 40 kilometers we continue on almost untravelled side street south to Tha Phut. From there we turn the west via a charming little jungle Pass and continue on small roads with several short climbs to Khao Lak.

 

Khao Lak is one of the most popular holiday resorts of southern Thailand. The white sand beach seems to go on forever. We live in a beautiful new resort about 1 km inland. Our driver will gladly take you to the beach in the afternoon. In the evening we have a choice between nearby Thai or different Western restaurants..

Day 11

Stage 9: Khao Lak - Phuket
(130 km, 600 m vertical)


On the last day there are a few tidbits: still on the mainland we take one hour, a small, completely untravelled side street right near the beach, which brings us to Sarasin Bridge. The bridge connects the mainland to the island of Phuket. Once on the island, we remain mostly on the main road and take only once a little variation through the forest. To reach our destination Rawai, we drive to the southern end of the island.

 

After nine beautiful and eventful stages with 1,050 km we have reached our goal and may now celebrate with an “Erdinger Urweiße” in “Biergarten Valentin” in Saiyuan, Rawai.

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