People Cycling Rides

Thailand's Royal Road South - Bangkok to Phuket 2025.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)
End Location
Phuket, Thailand (HKT)
Cost (est.)
$4250 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1275 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Avg. Distance
52 mi / 84 km
Avg. Elevation
1867 ft / 569 m
Ride Description

General Information

This 3rd Edition of PeopleCycling's bucket list Thailand ride takes place over 14 Days and 13 Nights in January 2025, the best time for guaranteed ideal cycling weather and to escape the winter back home.  Based on the popular Bangkok to Phuket cross country route, but with vastly improved hotels and meals.  

Our Coastal Thailand Adventure starts with a welcome dinner and Happy Hour at Novotel Suvarnabhumi, in Bangkok (BKK). This whistle stop tour of cycling, cuisine and historic culture kicks off in the Thai capital before we ride south along beach roads, through bucolic villages and along monkey lined forest roads traversing idyllic national parks.  We stay mainly in boutique, high end accommodations arriving early to enjoy the facilities.  We take a rest day on a private island, and ride coast to coast before ending on the holiday island of Phuket (HKT).  All transfers, meals and Happy Hours, (as marked in the daily breakdown below), are provided, as well as bike box transfer, vehicle support and cycling guides.

The ride is supported by WeAdventure Thailand, a locally based bike touring specialist with the necessary experience and facilities to deliver this world class tour.  WeAdventure prioritise the experience, local economy and environment before all else.   Bike rentals, pre and post nights, transfers and extensions can be arranged through WeAdv… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

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