An introduction to Southern Thailand
This will be my 18th trip to this area. I've been organizing rides there since 2002 and have used my experience to plan a tour suitable for riders with a moderate level of fitness and a sense of adventure. The itinerary allows you to see tropical forests, rubber plantations and coconut trees, some very exotic flora and fauna, mountains, golden beaches, ancient cities, Buddhist temples, as well as meeting the friendly Thai people. There will be opportunities for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling on coral reefs.
The tour is is based half-way down Thailand's great southern peninsula, about 480 miles from Bangkok in Trang Province, which is bordered by mountains to the east and the islands of the Andaman Sea to the west. Highlights include: the scenic beauty of the two tropical islands which we will be staying on, with their golden beaches and a boat trip with swimming and snorkelling. The area is one of the best places to cycle in the country, as the roads see few foreign tourists and are often wonderfully scenic, with karst outcrops, rice paddies, forests and jungles to delight the eyes! Upon arrival, we pass briefly through Bangkok, visiting the 'Temple of the Dawn' on the mighty Chao Phraya river. Upon returning, we can shop and dine in Bangkok's highest restaurant before a guided bi… (Join People Cycling to read more)