Boats on a beach await in Phuket, Thailand. Photo via Flickr:Jeff Gunn

Monks at the annual Almsgiving Ceremony, Bangkok. Photo via Flickr:Mark Fischer

Bangkok to Phuket

Thailand Bike Tours

Beach views and challenges through the coasts of Thailand

This is a scenic and awe-inspiring road bike tour in Thailand with seemingly endless beach views. Riding down the narrowest part of of the country, this tour snakes along the east and west coast of Thailand, showcasing the beauty of the beaches on the Gulf of Thailand and those on the Andaman Sea.

The cycling begins just outside Bangkok and ends on the beach in Phuket. The itinerary includes rides along the coastline with spectacular limestone cliffs, through quaint little villages and pass Buddhist temples. The accommodations include beautiful resorts where you can take a refreshing dip in the pool before indulging in some fresh off-the-boat seafood. Just what you need to recover from your challenging but exhilerating rides!


  • The challenges and rewards of road bike cycling
  • Spectacular coastline scenery and statuesque peaks
  • Warm and hospitable Thai culture and cuisine
  • Beautiful resorts

If you are looking for a more leisurely ride on the coast, please take a look at our Coastal Thailand Tour or other bike tours in Thailand!

Tour Dates

2016 Dates
October 23, November 6, November 20, December 4, and December 11, 2016

2017 Dates
January 1, January 22, January 29, February 26, March 12, July 23, August 13, September 17, October 22, November 19, December 10, and December 31, 2017

2018 Dates
January 28, February 25, March 11, July 22, August 12, September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 9, 2018

*Italicized dates are guaranteed departures!

Please note: If these dates don’t suit your travel schedule, please contact us to talk about operating a private tour or customizing a tour for you or your group.

Skill Level

This fully guided and supported tour is 100% on tarmac roads and designed with road cyclists in mind. The tour begins with a transfer out of Bangkok to avoid the dangers of riding through a very busy metropolis. The first half of the ride is on flat roads mainly following the beach. Total distance is 850 kilometres in eight riding days. Your guide’s expert knowledge of the area and terrain means that you will always be fully informed regarding the difficulty of the day’s ride.The support bus is always close at hand for those that find the riding too difficult.

Where You’ll Stay

We have carefully chosen accommodation that is the best available for the location and offer a good mix, from home stays to luxurious lodges.

What’s Included

  • Overnight accommodations for the duration of the tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle for transfer and back up as per itinerary
  • Snacks, local fruits, and water provided throughout the day when cycling
  • Standard Road bike rental (Trek 2.1 C, Domane 2.0)
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • First aid kit
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Sightseeing tickets where mentioned in the itinerary

What’s Not Included

  • All beverages during meals
  • Travel insurance (you should not travel without it!)

Extra Stay

Always recommended. Just ask!

Length10 days
From$2355 Rates
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Petchaburi - Hua Hin,  42 mi. (67 km)
Day 2: Hua Hin - Prachuap Khiri Khan, 97 mi. (116 km)
Day 3: Prachuap Khiri Khan – Ban Krut, 49 mi. (78 km)
Day 4: Ban Krut – Rest Day
Day 5: Ban Krut - Chumpon, 74 mi. (118 km)
Day 6: Chumpon - Ranong, 87 mi. (139 km)
Day 7: Ranong – Khuraburi, 78 mi. (125 km)
Day 8: Khuraburi - Khao Lak, 49 mi. (79 km)
Day 9: Khao Lak - Phuket, 80 mi. (128 km)
Day 10: Free Day 

*In remote destinations, unexpected conditions can arisel at any time! Though every effort will be made to  adhere to the original itinerary, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes. This also applies to the hotels mentioned.  In order to enjoy your cycling holiday, you should be prepared to be flexible when necessary.

Day 1: Petchaburi - Hua Hin, 42 mi. (67 km)
After meeting at a  Bangkok hotel, there will be a 2 hour transfer to Petchaburi for the start of the cycling. This ride is a gentle start, heading out of Petchaburi and into rural Thailand, along roads flanked by paddy fields and palm trees. The cycling continues along the beach into Cha-am and to the beach resort town of Hua Hin, closely tied to Thai royalty. The king currently resides at the summer palace located just outside town. The last 20 km is on a main road but there is a wide shoulder to ride on and if the traffic proves to be too heavy this section can be transferred. You will top off the day with a  seafood dinner on a pier in the center of town. (L, D)

Day 2: Hua Hin - Prachuap Khiri Khan, 97 mi. (116 km)
Pedalling out of Hua Hin, on quiet contry roads along the beaches, the first destination is  Sam Roi Yot (300 hundred peaks) National Park. The peaks of the spectacular limestone formations will be your backdrop. As the riding ocntinues back toward the coast, you will pass through  many small villages. The final section is along the beach to Prachuap Khiri Khan. The selected hotel has some great views and as the town is well known for having some the finest seafood in Thailand,  you will feast on the local specialties at dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Prachuap Khiri Khan – Ban Krut, 49 mi. (78 km)
The morning will find you cycling along the beaches once again for approximately 12 km before hitting the main road. This section is 45 km with the option to transfer if­ preferred. You are now well away from the main tourist areas and the roads are quiet and in good condition. The route leads toward a serene beach and thenature- friendly boutique resort, Baan Grood Arcadiafor a refreshing overnight. Take time  to relax in a hammock and listen to the surf. Ascend 300 m/Descend 301 m. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Ban Krut – Rest Day
Today, rest is on the schedule! You have earned it!  Spend it relaxing at the beach, wandering around the fishing village of Ban Krut or take a dip in one of the two salt water pools at the resort. B

Day 5: Ban Krut - Chumpon, 74 mi. (118 km)
Now that you are well rested,  it’s time to do some serious riding!  118 km is on the schedule on quiet side roads with very little traffic. The route stays along the coast today providing  views of the sea to the left and rugged mountains on the right. You pass through Thailand’s narrowest part, and  the border with Burma is less than 20 km away at some points. The day ends just north of Chumpon, at another secluded and quiet beach. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Chumpon - Ranong, 87 mi.  (139 km)
Today you will cross the Isthmus of Kra, which separates the Gulf of Thailand from the Adaman Sea and is just 44 km wide at it narrowest point. The route leads west for about 60 km on an undulating road that cuts through the lush jungle covered mountains that surround this area. The hills and the twists and turns in the road make for some varied riding. There is a climb of about 3 km starting at the Pun Ya Ban Waterfall and then it is downhill and flat all the way to Ranong. This is a spa town and the hotel has a hot mineral spring pool to soothe those aching muscles. (B, L, D )

Day 7: Ranong – Khuraburi, 78 mi. (125 km)
Rolling hils, but no extreme climbs, is the route today as you ride through valleys We ride through valleys withjust enough ascents and descents to make the ride interesting. You will pass many villages and the local  children wills surely wave and shout out Farang, Farang! (Foreigner). After some great views the ride ends in a lovely little resort nestled in a valley and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Khuraburi - Khao Lak, 49 mi. (79 km)
The journey continues south, riding from valley to valley towards picturesque Khao Lak. The road flattens out a bit the closer to Takua Pa, a former Portuguese settlement. The region was an important tin-dredging center in the first half of the 20th century, but there remains little evidence of the mining as now rubber plantations have covered the dredged land. Next, the ride is a bit sobering as you pedal through one of the most devastated areas of the 2004 Tsunami. You’ll be amazed to see how quickly this area has bounced back and rebuilt. There is a small climb to the hotel which is right on the beach and set next to a small na­tional park. (B, L, D) 

Day 9: Khao Lak - Phuket, 80 mi. (128 km)
The last leg of the tour leads to the tropical paradise of Phuket, the largest island and also a province of Thailand. There are a couple of small hills to conquer before leaving  Khao Lak, but then it’s flat all the way down to Phang Nga and Phuket. This road is in excellent condition and you’ll make good time to­wards the resort on Surin Beach. Phuket is connected by a bridge to the main­ land and you will  stop for a celebratory picture before riding on to our hotel. If you are feeling energetic, you can take a very scenic coastal road where there are a few small but steep hills on the way. The views are well worth the extra effort though. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Free Day 
Today is yours to relax and rest after eight days of great riding. We can help with arrangements if you’d like to extend your stay at Phuket or organize transfers to the airport for onward flights. (B)

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