Duke of Edinburgh Cycling Adventurous Journeys

Duke of Edinburgh Cycling Adventurous Journeys

Thailand cycling hot spring breakMountain biking is a wonderful means of exploring both your physical and mental sides. It's a great way to enjoy fellowship with other students, build confidence (learn about your personal strengths and weaknesses) and connection to the natural elements in the rural countryside of Phang Nga Province.

During the planning stages, students can interact with our mountain biking specialists online to put together a program that is challenging and rewarding. Thanks to the wonderful world of Google Earth and the modern GPS, traveling across unfamiliar terrain isn't a shot in the dark... so to speak.

We have put hundreds of hours into surveying trails all over Phang Nga Province, Surat Thani, Krabi and of course, Phuket. See our online map of the southern provinces to familiarize yourself with the layout.

From easy bronze level training award through to very challenging gold awards, students get challenged and rewarded at the same time.

Students can also participate is a seven-day coast to coast expedition that starts on the Andaman Sea and goes all the way to the Gulf of Thailand. This unique route took over two years and countless hours to develop as it is mostly off road!

If you want a easy cross country cycling route, we have a tour from Nakhon Si Thamarat to Krabi. There are two mild mountain passes and the rest is fairly flat. This would be a superb Silver level trip!

Thailand offroad cycling routeCycling Award Training Programs - Personal Development

Cycling award training courses include:

  • Safe cycling skills
  • Off road bike handling skills
  • Route planning
  • Leadership skills
  • Camping skills
  • Bike maintenance
  • And lots more!

Mountain Biking Expeditions include:

  • Hotel or bungalow pick-up and drop-off
  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Insurance

Students should bring:

  • Sun protection
  • Riding shorts
  • Gloves
  • Cycling shoes (clipless pedals if you wish)
  • Camelback bags or other hydration system (optional, but a very good idea as you can add ice)
  • Any personal medication
  • Meals as dictated by the course/award outline

Note: You should make sure you drink plenty of water leading up to your trip, especially if you’re cycling soon after you arrived by air. Limit your refined sugars both before and during your expedition.

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