From the mountains and jungles of the North to the temple filled plains of Central Thailand, cycling across these regions provides you with unforgettable scenic and cultural experiences. The famous Thai smile, quiet roads and world's best cuisine; many attractive Thai aspects will be combined with our professionalism and know how to present you a top notch road cycling tour from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
This exciting adventure takes us from the northern Thai City of Chiang Mai right through to the ancient cities of Sukhothai, Khampeng Phet and Ayutthaya before arriving at our final destination, Bangkok. In addition to visiting these marvelous historic cities, we'll explore provincial Thailand using the minor roads that allow us to see real Thailand up close! Moving southwards, we cycle along tree lined roads which provide shade from the hot Thai sun to the historic city of Lampang before secluded roads flanked by paddy fields, fruit orchid and plantations take us to the former capital of Siam, Sukhothai.
Famous for the extensive historical ruins, Sukhothai was a thriving religious and commercial centre in the 13th and 14th century. Due to the exquisite architecture and ceramics, "First Thai Kingdom" became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Cycling around the Historical Park offers breathtaking views and an impressive insight into Thai culture. Charming rural roads lead us to another splendid UNESCO site: Khampeng Phet. Being unknown to the vast majority of the tourists, this important archaeological site with its impressive ruins attesting to the splendor of Thailand's "Golden Age", offers a relaxing yet overwhelming cycling experience.
Cycling beautiful back roads through local communities around Nakorn Sawan, we make our way to the still very impressive Ayutthaya. After visiting the famous temples, we ride past Bang Pa-In and the summer palace before ending our journey in the north part of Bangkok. We finish with a short bus journey through the Bangkok traffic to our centrally located hotel and our celebratory end of tour dinner.
Trip Profile: This is a 100% road cycling tour taking us approximately 980 km on good asphalt roads making it suitable for road, touring and hybrid bikes. The trip is point-to-point, apart from a small transfer at the end of the trip, and fully supported: a minibus rigged to carry bikes and people will shadow us for the entire journey. The rides are all on flat terrain with a few minor climbs. You should be confident of your physical condition as some rides take in many kilometers. You have to be confident riding long days.
Day 1: Meet in Chiang Mai and afternoon warm up ride.
Day 2: Ride to Lampang.
Day 3: Ride to Uttaradit.
Day 4: Ride to Sukhothai.
Day 5: Ride Round Ancient City.
Day 6: Ride to Kampeng Phet.
Day 7: Ride to Nakorn Sawan.
Day 8: Ride to Singburi.
Day 9: Ride to Ayutthaya.
Day 10: Ride around Ayutthaya and on to Bangkok.
Day 11: Free day in Bangkok / Pack bikes.
Facts & Figures:
- Total Distance: 981 kilometers
- Number of Days: 11 days / 10 nights
- Number of Cycling Days: Eight full days and two half days
- Road Surface: All the cycling is on good asphalt roads
- Support: One or two air-conditioned minibuses specially rigged to take bikes and bikers
- Group Size: Minimum 4. Maximum 16
- Staff: English-speaking guide(s), plus, drivers and assistants. For groups of 8 or more an extra local bike guide also joins.
- Accommodation: 2 night 4-star hotel, 3 nights in 3-star hotels, 5 nights provincial hotels All hotels have en suite facilities a/c, fridge TV and most hotels have a swimming pool. Wherever possible we use hotels with charm and local character.
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