People Cycling Rides

An Introduction to Southern Thailand.

This is a Approved Ride
Moderate
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Chris Ellison
Tour Dates
1/25/2025–2/7/2025
Start Location
Bangkok
End Location
Bangkok
Cost (est.)
$2500 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
Deposit
$750 (USD
Payment Due
12/1/2024
Avg. Distance
37 mi / 60 km
Avg. Elevation
1400 ft / 427 m
Ride Description

An introduction to Southern Thailand
This will be my 20th trip to this area.  I've been organizing rides there since 2002 in collaboration with a local bike shop and Trang Cycle Club and have used my experience to plan a low mileage budget 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 return… (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
Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Challenging
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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