Cycling Holidays in
Just a Smile Away
The Perfect Balance Of Activity And Relaxation
Thailand & Laos
Lost in Time
Our gentle South Thailand itinerary departs from Bangkok and follows a coastal route along the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman coast with an island hop to Phuket.
redspokes Northern Thailand route will give you the opportunity to explore remote, mountainous undiscovered regions encountering hill tribes and traditional communities.
Whichever cycling itinerary you chose you will experience lively markets, sacred temples, classic Thai cuisine, beautiful scenery and dramatic skylines.
Here are some more details on our cycling holidays in Thailand
redspokes Northern Thailand cycling holiday journeys through beautiful remote areas, as you bike on twisting mountain roads enjoying unparalleled views. The tour begins in Chiang Rai; we transfer by vehicle to Mae Sai, the northern most point of Thailand where 3 countries and 2 rivers meet. Here our cycling begins.
We ride through the famed Golden Triangle and on to Phu Chi Fa, high in the mountains; a unique spot in Northern Thailand with a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Locals carrying crops on their backs will pass you as they go about their daily travails. Very few Westerners visit this area. It is worth making an early 4am start to witness sunrise over the Laos jungle border way beneath us.
We continue onto Nan, Thailand’s most remote and undiscovered province and once an autonomous region. Nan is a cyclist’s paradise with sloped winding roads through orchard, paddy fields and verdant forest. The province is tucked away in a valley overlooked by the forested Luang Prabang Ridge that creates a border with Lao. There are no less than 6 national parks.
On redspokes Northern Thailand cycling holiday we encounter minority cultures, local history, a mountain scenery of karst peaks, rolling mists and rare species. You will visit hidden temples, traditional markets, tumbling waterfalls and tranquil retreats in some of Thailand’s most ethnically diverse regions, encountering challenging cycling terrain. Our tour ends in the provincial capital Nan where there are sites of interest including the national museum and the 16th Century Wat Phumin.
redspokes' Southern Thailand cycling holiday from Bangkok to Phuket is the perfect balance of activity and relaxation. Our tour begins in Bangkok with a fascinating city tour by bike. Following quiet streets, we gain an insight into the life and history of the vibrant Thai capital.
We transfer to Pretchuap Khiri Khan where our coastal cycling trip begins. Our route follows quiet, well surfaced roads and tracks as we ride to unspoiled beaches and cycle through fishing village communities. There are plenty of opportunities to swim, sunbathe and enjoy fine Thai cuisine along the way. We cycle through rubber plantations, coconut groves and jungle enjoying picturesque scenery not least of all, spectacular views of the Kho Sok national park. There is little to disturb the tranquillity of our journey.
Having cycled along the Gulf of Thailand we take a boat trip from the mainland sailing off through karst cliffs to Koh Noi Island, passing in and out of small harbours. Despite its proximity to one of Thailand's premier tourist attractions Koh Yao Noi remains beautiful and unspoiled.
Our island hop continues to the popular destination of Phuket with its famous white sandy beaches along the waters of the Andaman Sea. After cycling across the island, we can celebrate the end of our South Thailand ride with a dip in the sea and sunset drinks.
Incorporating popular Thai destinations and unspoiled landscapes, the redspokes South Thailand holiday combines the pleasures of a sunny getaway with scenic cycling. Almost the entire route will be on quiet back roads and tracks avoiding the busy Thai highways. During the trip we will cycle a distance of approximately 629km.
Thailand & Laos
The redspokes Thailand and Laos bicycle holiday begins in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Our route on this fascinating trip leads us into Northern Laos and south towards the capital city Vientiane. You will enjoy some of the most breath-taking scenery to be found in Asia.
Our cycling begins in Chiang Saen taking us through hill tribe villages and lush jungle scenery towards Laos. Crossing the border we take a boat trip on the Mighty Mekong River to Pak Beng. Back on the bikes we visit Ban Nalay village where you will be welcomed with a traditional Baci Ceremony. A few days of roller coaster hills and magnificent scenery take us to the holy caves at Pak Ou one of the most religious sites in Laos. Located at the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong rivers, the caves date back for thousands of years and house over 4,000 Budda statues. From here you can either cycle on or take a slow boat to World Heritage town Luang Prabang. We have a rest day here with time to enjoy the historic town and relax in beautiful surroundings.
Now rested we face the ultimate challenge of the trip with a monster day of climbing to Kiu Kacham. From here we continue cycling towards Vientiane passing small fishing villages. Our holiday ends in Vientiane, the relaxed capital city of Laos.