Bicycle Tours Trips In Thailand

Thousands of people take on the roads in Thailand each year. They eat authentic Thai food, cycle around, get completely soaked under the sun and leave for home with beauty and joy of Thailand's green landscapes. Many individual cyclists can be seen flocking the streets of Bangkok, ready to take the road with like-minded travelers and explore every bit of Thailand, not just the beaches but the forests too.

Many cycling trips are being carried out by local operators every year with a motive to arrange for quality rides for tourists. Such tours are not just great means to know Thailand's beaches and mountains better but being eco-friendly, gifts one smile to each on the way. There are many operators across Thailand that take great care to make sure a rider's efforts are translated into satisfaction with every mile.

Although every tour operator has its own itinerary but more or less similar if you cover the same regions.

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1. Northern trail - Tourists who wish to see the dewy mornings of higher altitudes mostly find their fancy in the northern region of Chiang Mai, Sukhothai and Kanchanaburi. The stretch goes like Chiang Mai to Sukhothai via Chum Thong, Thoen and Tak. Relax your muscles at Sukhothai for a day and start for Kanchanaburi the next day via Khamphaeng Phet and Nakhon Sawan.

2. Central trail- The central trail starts with Kanchanaburi to reach Bangkok through Ayutthaya. On a weekend, you can drive from Bangkok to the floating markets of Amphawan, where the market adds color to this place. There are so many stretches, that you can ride in the central part like Amphawan to the royal palace of king Rama IV in Phetchaburi and from there to Hua Hin.

3. Southern Thailand (Bangkok to Krabi) is a more relaxing for a cycling trip, mostly flat with many villages, smaller cities and also has sea within reach. There are Mountains standing tall with thriving beaches along the way and that makes cycling a pleasant experience. The total distance from Bangkok to Krabi is 1000km and after a 100km stretch on the highway-4 you shall find a network of minor roads which are hard to find and need help from locals. Mostly people take A/C buses from Bangkok to Phuket/Koh Samui to skip the hassle of this stretch. It is all about beautiful countryside with quiet roads, deserted beaches for stopover at night, enviously green and fertile fields. When cycling southwards, the coast never seems far away, where only some beaches are developed. Thai families can be spotted thronging here on weekends but weekdays mostly reflect a deserted look with only fishermen repairing their boats. Travel further south and you'll see many Buddhist Wats and Mosques. Large number of Muslims inhabitance in this area leaves its influence on the food too. Take a ferry ride from Don Sak (50km from Surat Thani) to Koh Samui and continue to Krabi and if you are cycling westwards directly to Krabi or Phuket, spend a night at Phunpin, which is 15km west of Surat Thani.