Bangkok to Ban Krut Adventure
Join us for a 9 day magical journey from Bangkok to Ban Krut along the Royal Coast as we visit the many sites there are to see while cycling down beautiful country and beach-side roads.
For those of you that have heard of the Tour de Thailand, this is the ideal sample of the route we take with shorter distances and more sightseeing and activities thrown in.
This adventure will also include a bit of trekking, sightseeing and a few boat rides. Escape the madness of Bangkok and visit the tranquility of some of Thailand’s lesser known coastal paradise beach resorts by bicycle.
|Tour Cost||42,000THB||Single Supplement||7,000THB|
|Bike Hire||Included||Total Cycling Distance||450 km (277 miles)|
|Cycling Days||8 days||Number of Days||9 days / 8 nights|
|Tour Meets||Bangkok||Tour Ends||Ban Krut|
Day 1 – Saturday – Bangkok to Amphawa
Distance: 30 km – Meals: Lunch and Dinner
We will pick up riders in Bangkok at 8:00am and transport them to the very famous “Damnoen Saduak” (Floating Market) where you will see the hustle and bustle of people shopping for food and souvenirs while the shop owners in the market call out to them. Small teak wood canoes try to squeeze by one another to do business as it was done many years ago. We will then head to the hotel, get bikes fitted, and head out for a short ride around town and stop for lunch on the banks of the Mae Klong River (not to be confused with the Mekong River). After returning to the hotel we will visit the evening market in Amphawa that is much more local Thai style and less touristy (Thai tourists, but not many foreigners). Grab some drinks and snacks at the many food stalls in town and along the canal, and then take a boat down the canals after the sun sets to see the nests of fire-flies flickering in the trees above. After the boat ride we’ll enjoy dinner and then some live music.
Day 2 – Sunday – Amphawa to Petchaburi
Distance: 75 km – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast we’ll get started on our ride south. We will visit an amazing cave/temple inside a mountain called “Khao Yoi”and then cycle some more to Khao Luang Cave just before lunch and getting to the hotel. After we reach the hotel and get situated we will take the cable car up to Phra Nakhorn Khiri and tour through the royal palace built by Rama IV and the scenic temple overlooking Petchaburi.
Day 3 – Monday – Petchaburi to Cha Am
Distance: 60 km – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
We will ride down small country roads through salt farms along the coast of the Gulf of Thailand and hit the beach for the first time on this day where we will celebrate with ice cream at one of our many beachside water stops. Lunch will be in the quaint beach resort town of Cha Am at a popular guest house and restaurant along the beach road. After lunch we will check into the hotel and relax before taking the support vehicle to witness an awesome display of bats flying out of a cave for their evening feast on insects. Dinner will be back in town along the beach road.
Day 4 – Tuesday – Cha Am to Hua Hin
Distance: 50 km Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
After continuing down the beach road we will head inland and cross the main road to find a small country dirt road to take us into Hua Hin and then give you a familiarity tour around downtown Hua Hin. For lunch we will get in the van and head to Hua Hin Hills Vineyard for some incredible scenery as we enjoy a nice lunch overlooking the vineyards.
Day 5 – Wednesday – Day Off in Hua Hin
Head to the beach, chill in the pool, go shopping, or join a tasty Thai Cooking Class. All the bikes will be washed and serviced on this day. Lunch and dinner will be on your own but there are so many places to choose from in town you may want to try something other than Thai food for a change.
Day 6 – Thursday – Hua Hin to Khao Sam Roi Yod
Distance: 50 km – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
A beautiful ride through Pranburi Forest Park along beachfront roads with a river crossing (by boat) thrown in. Upon arrival at our destination we will take another boat around to a private beach where we will climb up (on foot) and then down into Tham Phraya Nakhon Cave. The climb is a bit of a workout itself but well worth the visit to this spectacular cavern that has been visited by at least three of Thailand’s Kings in the last 100 years.
Day 7 – Friday – Khao Sam Roi Yod to Prachuap Khiri Khan
Distance: 65 km – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
About 20kms into our ride through Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park we will stop and visit Wat Khao Daeng (Red Mountain Temple) that sparkles and glitters with picturesque limestone mountains all around it. Riders will then dismount and climb Khao Daeng to its viewpoint for spectacular views of the park and it’s relatively untouched mountains and coastline. Lunch will be at a nice new resort on a quiet beach that tourists still don’t know about. Finally, we will arrive in Prachuap Khiri Khan for another climb to a hilltop temple with many steps to negotiate in order to take in more breathtaking coastal views.
Day 8 – Saturday – Prachuap Khiri Khan to Ban Krut
Distance: 77 km – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Today is one of the most beautiful day rides on the Tour de Thailand that will take us along more sunny beaches, through a really cool Thai Air Force Base, to the Waghor Aquarium, through coconut plantations, fishing villages, and back to the beach in the unspoiled beach resort town of Ban Krut where we will once again head up to one of the most beautiful hilltop temples in Thailand that overlooks the deep green of the coconut plantations along the coast and the empty white sand beaches below. Lunch will be at Kasama’s Café, a lovely little café in Ban Krut that serves great Italian food and other western dishes from the recipe’s of the private detective book writer Byron Bailes. For dinner we will eat more delicious Thai seafood dishes and then party with Byron and friends.
Day 9 – Sunday – Ban Krut to Bang Saphan to Ban Krut
Distance: 48 km – Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
We will lead a nice leisurely ride down the beach road to Bang Saphan and back just to take in more beautiful beach riding before coming back to our favorite resort in Thailand for another afternoon in paradise. The ride will get us back in time to take a swim in one of the soothing pools the resort has to offer or simply head to the beach for a swim in the Gulf of Thailand. After lunch we will start to head back to Bangkok or help riders who wish to go elsewhere get the transfers they need. For those that wish to stay in Ban Krut (our personal favorite) for a few more days of beach paradise we will be happy to help make hotel and transportation arrangements.
This tour will run on these dates with a two (2) rider minimum:
|2012||Aug. Saturday 11 – Sunday 19||2013||Apr Saturday 6 – Sunday 14|
|Oct. Saturday 6 – Sunday 14||Jun Saturday 8 – Sunday 16|
|Dec. Saturday 15 – Sunday 23||Aug Saturday 10 – Sunday 18|
|Oct Saturday 12 – Sunday 20|
The Tour Price Includes:
- 2 ½ to 4 Star Accommodations from the afternoon of Day 1 through the morning of Day 9 based on Double Occupancy.
- All hotels have refreshing swimming pools except for Day 2
- All boat fees (3 – 4 boat rides)
- The opportunity for Thai Massage should be available almost every night (not included).
- All meals from pick-up to drop-off are included except for Dinner on Day Off in Hua Hin
- Ice cold bottled water, electrolyte mix, and fresh fruit (watermelon, pineapple & bananas) will be served at water stops every 18-28 KM during the ride.
- All Transportation and Support Vehicles from Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel in Bangkok (boat rides, support vehicles with A/C if too tired or not feeling well enough to ride, and return van back to Hua Hin after tour for help in transport to areas north). Assistance in finding transport South is also availalable. Always one vehicle behind the last cyclist with an additional support vehicle for every 10 riders on the tour.
- All Park Entrance Fees (Khao Phraya Nakhorn Khiri & Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park)
- Quality Marin Hybrid bicycles that are perfect for this tour, bike maintenance, replacement tubes, spare bike, and bike cleaning on day off.
- Licensed Tourism Authority of Thailand Tour Guide and Thai/English translators.
- Daily itinerary including the day’s plan and route map.
- Support Staff to help mark turns and help with luggage, handing out water & fresh fruit, repairing flats, and squirting riders with cool water (optional) etc.
- First Aid Kits and basic tools in all support vehicles.
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