People Cycling Rides

Thailand's Royal Road South - Bangkok to Phuket.

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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.)
$3950 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$1185 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Avg. Distance
52 mi / 84 km
Avg. Elevation
1867 ft / 569 m
Ride Description

General Information

This bucket list ride takes place over 14 Days and 13 Nights in November 2023, the best time for guaranteed ideal cycling weather.  Based on the classic Bangkok to Phuket 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). A 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 WeAdventure, and should be requested directly after ride leader acceptance.

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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.

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