Southern Thailand Offroad Mountain Biking Tours
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.
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 a easy
five-day mountain biking tour.
is one route which was designed for riders who prefer
more road time than dirt time. This route
goes from the Sarasin
Bridge to Baan Nam Kem. It
is mostly flat, on rural roads, through non-touristy
areas and it is very scenic. This ride is for just
Biking in Southern Thailand
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.
there is a lot of wonderfully different terrain to
explore by mountain bike in southern Thailand.
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.
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.
Biking in Phang Nga Province
simply slipping 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.
experience is needed for our standard full-day
trips, 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. We’ve developed a multi-day mountain
biking route that starts just past the Sarasin Bridge
and goes all the way to Takua Pa. This is just over
150 kilometers in length.
here to see a map
of Phang Nga Province. Click
here to see some mountain
biking photos from Phang
Nga Province. You have the option of camping in
quaint little village temples or of being transferred
to a small resort each night. Day
trips are available... go
for a mult-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!
on the button to see a list of some of the scheduled
mountain biking trips that we offer.You
can join a multi-day expedition, a day trip or if
you're experienced, a wild night ride. We don't
just do scheduled trips.We canrun any trip that
we offer with as few as two guests. Note: these
cycling trips are listed on our PaddleAsia site.
Mountain Biking Trips
also offer cycling trips under the Duke
of Edinburgh Award cycling journeys
and other award schemes for international schools.
Check out this school
group image gallery and
many reasons to come Cycling with ThaiCycle
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 of our guides love
mountain biking and it shows. This is not just a job
for us... it's a passion.
and leaders spend endless
hours out on trails and secondary roads researching
the best possible routes. Our focus is, of course,
safety, beauty, 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 have the option of camping or bungalow accommodations.
Some itineraries include camping in small village
Authentic, world famousThai
food from non-touristy
guides are First Aid certified and
Dave is an EFR Instructor
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.
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
are some photos from the Sept 2011 Coast
to Coast trip. Here are some
food photos from the Coast
to Coast trip.
See the Sept 2011 Coast
to Coast video here.
days of mud, sweat and gears in Phang
here to see a Coast
to Coast Route video from
to Coast ride with cycling veteran Allan Mossop, click
Video: Very fun English Navy gang
on Phuket Island.
Patana International School
Luk to Nakon Sri Thammarot exploratory
Patana International School December 2009 cycling
trip in Phang Nga and Surat Thani.
See a photo
a video of one of the best downhill
rides on Phuket.