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South Thailand

Khao Ka View Point

South Thailand

South Thailand


South Thailand

South Thailand Cycling Holiday

The Perfect Balance Of Activity And Relaxation

Day 1: Arrive Bangkok

The Southern Thailand cycling tour with redspokes commences in Bangkok. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to our designated joining hotel. An introductory group meeting is scheduled for this evening, followed by an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and dazzling lights of the Thai capital city.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2: Bangkok city tour by bicycle

This morning we take a city bicycle tour of Bangkok. Navigating back alleys, we sidestep the hustle of traffic to uncover the historic core of the city. A highlight of our journey is a pause to explore the breathtaking Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), a majestic structure that rises above the Chao Phraya River, adorned with intricate facades.

Known as "The River of Kings," the Chao Phraya River serves as the lifeblood of Bangkok. Our route along its banks and the network of canals branching out offers a unique glimpse into the daily lives of the locals. While some tourists opt for longtail boat tours, we witness thousands of people relying on ferries for their city commute. Slow-moving barges transport cargo, and at the water's edge, children engage in playful activities. Wooden dwellings, juxtaposed with towering skyscraper hotels, temples, churches, and European architecture, create a fascinating tapestry of urban life.

As the tour concludes before lunch, you have the freedom to spend the remainder of your day exploring shops and landmarks or simply immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of local street restaurants and charming cafes, savoring the delectable cuisine on offer.

Accommodation: Hotel (B)

Day 3: Bangkok - Ban Bang Pu

This morning we transfer by vehicle to the outskirts of Sam Roi Yot, marking the starting point of our cycling adventure. As we pedal along, our route winds through charming fishing villages, offering a genuine and immersive insight into the everyday life of the local Thai communities.

As we pedal southward, we’ll encounter a mix of coastal roads and inland paths. The scenic beauty of the Gulf of Thailand accompanies us as they make our way to Khlong Wan, a charming coastal town known for its serene beaches and warm hospitality.

Upon your arrival, you have the opportunity to explore Phraya Nakhon Cave. For those eager for adventure, a climb awaits to reach the two caverns, distinguished by their unique natural illumination resulting from a collapsed roof. In 1890, King Rama V's visit to the cave led to the construction of a royal pavilion, now serving as the symbol of Prachuap Khiri Khan province.

This evening you can wander along the water front promenade where seafood is sold at waterside stalls lit by colourful lanterns.

Cycling Distance: 44km (27miles)
Total Climb: 230m (754ft)
Total Descent: 224m (734ft)
Accommodation: Hotel (B,L,D)

Day 4: Ban Bang Pu - Ba Krut

Our day kicks off with a 1-hour transfer, allowing us to bypass a bustling section of the highway. As we journey further down the peninsula, today's cycling will traverse a variety of terrains. We'll commence with a delightful 12 km ride along a scenic beachfront road, followed by a 9 km stretch along the main provincial thoroughfare. Subsequently, we'll veer onto quieter rural paths, leading us to the peaceful beach town of Ban Krut.

Ending the day in Ban Krut, is like stepping into a serene painting. As the sun sets over the Gulf of Thailand, the sky transforms into a canvas of warm colours, creating a breathtaking backdrop. The sandy beach invites a leisurely stroll, with the gentle waves providing a soothing soundtrack. Whether it's the silhouette of fishing boats on the horizon or the simple joy of feeling the sand between your toes, Ban Krut offers a calm and laid-back way to say goodbye to the day. 

Cycling Distance: 65km (40 miles)
Total Climb: 252m (826ft)
Total Descent: 256m (840ft)
Accommodation: Resort (B,L,D)

Day 5: Ba Krut - Bang Berd

We have time to relax on the beach this morning before setting off for a gentle 66km ride, cycling along a beautiful coastal route. The sea views are never far away. Tonight we will stay in accommodation located in front of the beach in the little fishing village of Bang Berd. Much of the bay of Bang Berd is tree-lined, unspoiled sandy beach. A distinctive rock known as Bang Berd Mountain juts out of the sea at one end of the beach. 

Cycling Distance: 66km (41 miles)
Total Climb: 272m (892ft)
Total Descent: 276m (905ft
Accommodation: Resort (B,L,D)

Day 6: Bang Berd - Thung Wua Laen

Today as we set off cycling on well surfaced road. There are a few climbs and descents on our route and the road winds away from the coast in places. We cycle though pine forests, banana and rubber plantations and past sand dunes. We come across a large temple with a mix of Buddhist and Hindu statues around it. After time to have a look around, we continue cycling on quiet coastal road to reach Thung Wua Laen (Beach of the Running Bull) our stop for this evening. Thung Wua Laen is a small Thai style seaside town.

Cycling Distance: 73km (45 miles)
Total Climb: 380m (1,246ft)
Total Descent: 379m (1,243ft)
Accommodation: Guest House (B,L,D)

Day 7: Thung Wua Laen - Rest day

A well-deserved rest day. Thung Wua Laen town is nearby if you need to access a cashpoint or want to sample street food from the local stalls. You can explore the local area by bike or enjoy a leisurely day on the long sandy beach. Whether lounging under the shade, exploring the local surroundings, or taking a dip in the clear blue waters, the rest day becomes a rejuvenating break – a chance to recharge our bodies and minds before we resume our cycling journey through this serene slice of Thai paradise.

There are many options for water sports such as snorkelling, diving and kayaking. You have the choice of dining in a variety of restaurants from traditional Thai to European cuisine.

Accommodation: Guest House (B)

Day 8: Thung Wua Laen - Pak Tako

Setting off from the tranquil coastal haven of Thung Wua Laen, we pedal our way through scenic landscapes, passing by the provincial capital of Chumphon, where bustling markets and vibrant street scenes offer a glimpse into local life.

Continuing our ride, we pass through Pak Nam Lang Suan, a charming town with its own unique character, providing a delightful interlude on our cycling odyssey. The final stretch leads us to Pak Tako, where our tired but satisfied selves find refuge in a small Thai-style resort.

Cycling Distance: 84km (52 miles)
Total Climb: 360m (1,181ft)
Total Descent: 351m (1,151ft)
Accommodation: Guest House (B,L,D)

Day 9: Pak Tako - Chaiya Beach

This is our last day of coastal cycling as we follow the Gulf of Thailand riding sometimes beachside, sometimes through small fishing villages, sometimes through rubber plantations and groves where trained monkeys clamber in the trees harvesting coconuts. Tonight we stay in a quiet beach side guest house

Cycling Distance: 103km (64 miles)
Total Climb: 319m (1,046ft)
Total Descent: 320m (1,049ft)
Accommodation: Guest House (B,L,D)

Day 10: Chaiya Beach - Ban Tha Khun

We leave the Gulf of Thailand behind us following a rural road winding through palm forests and rubber plantations with views of karst cliffs rising through the jungle. Our destination for tonight is near Rachabrapha Dam. This evening, if time allows, we can take a 20 minute drive to the Dam to watch the sun set over this stunning lake and have dinner at a local restaurant.

(The busy national highway is unavoidable for a short distance of 3km. But you can opt to transfer in the support vehicle.)

Cycling Distance: 95km (59 miles)
Total Climb: 319m (1,046ft)
Total Descent: 320m (1,049ft)
Accommodation: Guest House (B,L,D)

Day 11: Ban Tha Khun - Ko Yao Noi Island

As we pedal through Ban Tha Khun, picturesque villages and lush countryside unfold, giving us a taste of local life. The excitement builds upon reaching Laem Sak, where we trade our bikes for a ferry ride to Ko Yao Noi Island. Cruising across the Andaman Sea, we soak in the coastal views before arriving at Ko Yao Noi. From the small harbour, a brief ride takes us to our beachside resort, offering a perfect end to the day. The relaxed setting of the resort provides a welcome retreat, allowing us to unwind and enjoy the island's tranquil beauty after an exhilarating day of exploration.

Cycling Distance: 102km (63 miles)
Total Climb: 857m (2,811ft)
Total Descent: 882m (2,893ft)
Accommodation: Resort (B,L,D)

Day 12: Ko Yao Noi Island - Phuket

Our island hop continues. We make a short ride to the harbour and take a one hour boat trip to Phuket. On arrival here we cycle across the island to our hotel. After a quick shower and change of clothes you can head down to Nai Yang beach for a splash in the sea and sunset drinks. Tonight you can enjoy some fine Thai cuisine with your feet in the sand to celebrate the end of our trip.

Cycling Distance: 68km (55 miles)
Total Climb: 892m (2926ft)
Total Descent: 893m (2930ft)
Accommodation: Hotel (B,L,D)

Day 13: Phuket - Home 

The redspokes South Thailand cycling tour wraps up today with a transfer to Phuket International Airport, signaling the end of our incredible journey through the stunning landscapes of southern Thailand.


If you need assistance or wish to discuss the tour, please feel free to call us on +44 (0) 1463 417707.

Alternatively, you can email us on office@redspokes.co.uk for more information on this adventure holiday.