Rural Southern Thailand Offroad Mountain Biking Tours
Our mission is to inspire people to travel by mountain bike in order to explore the rural regions of Southern Thailand, meet the locals, enjoy the fresh air and of course, to discover themselves. Our cycling routes are mostly offroad, not on paved roads.
Anyone can get a map and find a way from point 'A' to point 'B'. Linking long routes together on trails requires a lot of research. This is what we do and this is part of what separates us from the rest. This is what we offer you.
Coast to Coast Cross Country Adventure!
Join us on an amazing coast to coast route that is mostly off-road. You'll pass over backroads, secondary roads, dirt roads, and a lot of single track trails. It starts on the Gulf of Thailand side of the Malay Peninsula and ends just across the Sarasin Bridge on a beach on the Andaman Sea side. Most of the ride is fairly flat. Or, if you don't have enough time or possible the fitness required to go coast to coast, we offer an easier five-day expedition or a four-day mini expedition.
Here are some photos from one of our Coast to Coast tours.
However, if you prefer a more laid-back, relaxed mountain biking trip that involves a mixture of backroads and offroad sections, that is also available. Check out this story of an easy five-day mountain biking tour.
Our newest cross country cycling route is from Nakhon Si Thamarat to Krabi Province. This route is suitable for beginner and up. There are two mountain passes during the entire six day tour. They are not difficult. Everything else is fairly flat. There is very little that is technically challenging. This is a relaxing cycling trip through a very scenic part of the countryside. Click here to see a short video about this cycling route
Mountain Biking in Southern Thailand
Southern Thailand mountain biking is still somewhat in it infancy. There is so much to explore that it would take a lifetime just to scratch the surface.
Plus, there is a lot of wonderfully different terrain to explore by mountain bike in southern Thailand.
Although Thailand has been in the mass tourism spotlight for quite some time, there are still plenty of places to cycle and not see any of the downsides that tourism can bring to a region. In other words, there are still plenty of places near the over-developed places that are very worth visiting. That's where we'll take you. That's where you'll still be able to experience the world-famous Thai hospitality, authentic Thai food, the tropical jungle and verdant farmland.
Smiles and waves are plentiful as you cycle through rural Thailand. You will soon figure out why Thailand is called the "Land of Smiles". Bring your camera so you can share your experiences with your loved ones back home and so you can remember how much fun it was traveling by bike through the wonderland that is Southern Thailand.
Mountain Biking in Phang Nga Province
By simply crossing the Sarasin Bride, the mainland bridge to Phuket Island, you enter rural Thailand. It is here that you can experience the not-so-distant cultures of the past. Although most of the land has been clear-cut and replaced with rubber plantations, oil palm plantations and some other agricultural plantings, this makes for terrific mountain biking. Rubber plantations offer nice single-track trails and shade. Oil palm plantations don't offer as much shade, but they're still a great place to go biking as they tend to have nice well-kept trails.
No experience is needed for our standard full day tours, but you should be an active person. Age is not a factor. We've had cyclists in their sixties and seventies as well as youngsters as young as 14 years old. If you're really fit and want a good workout, you're in luck.
You will stay small resorts or guesthouses each night. Day trips, two-day trips, and multi-day trips are available... go for a multi-day trip if at all possible, it's a great way to experience the laid-back lifestyle that Thailand is famous for. That, and more time equals more fun!
School Group Mountain Biking Trips
The many reasons to come Cycling with Thai Cycle
You will cycle with experienced guides. Our guides are trained in first aid, CPR and they’ve all got a serious sense of safety. All guides are First Aid certified by Emergency First Response and Dave is an Emergency First Response Instructor. All of our guides love mountain biking and it shows. This is not just a job for us... it's a passion.
Our guides and leaders spend endless hours out on trails and secondary roads researching the best possible routes. Our focus is, of course, safety, beautiful scenery, mixing up the types of terrain and a potential for cultural interaction with the locals. We use mountain bike for off road trails. Our routes are mostly off road!
Our normal trips are smaller group sizes than some other tour operators. We do offer trips for large groups, but if you sign up for our regular tour you won't be merely a part of a crowd. You get to experience authentic, world famous Thai food from non-touristy village restaurants!
Note: by Thai law, every company must have a Tourism Authority of Thailand licensed Thai guide on every trip. If you go on a trip that doesn't have a licensed Thai guide, you're supporting illegal tourism. Please support tour companies that obey the law of the land.
Certification in CPR & First Aid
Dave is an Emergency First Response Instructor and a certified rescue technician through the Rescue 3 International organization. View certifications. All of our professional guides are certified in CPR and First Aid.
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