Cost: 2,950 THB/Person Grade: Easy (riding grade info) (+ options) Distance: 25-30 km (+ other options for stronger riders) Group Size: Min. 2 – Max. 8 (Contact us for larger private groups) Phone: +66 (0) 81-173-4469 (English language only)
For more photos check out our photo gallery of Dolphin Bay and Khao Kalok tours!
This is a beautiful 25km (or longer) ride with fabulous beachfront cycling on virtually traffic free roads. If you want sun, sand, sea, and views ‘to die for’, this is the ride for you! After 25km we can offer additional riding for those that want to add a few more kilometers on the bike. If Hua Hin is as far south as you have been along the “Royal Coast”, you will want to see the beaches we ride on throughout this tour.
Starting the trip at the south end of Dolphin Bay, just 50 minutes drive south of Hua Hin, we will ‘fit’ you with your bike and helmet and prepare for departure from here. Then for the next hour it is mile after mile of beautiful seafront riding, with almost nobody else in sight. Maybe just a few cattle on the beach, honestly… see the photos!
We then turn off the beachfront to cycle through some fishing villages and after a few kilometers we drop back down onto the seafront again in the Khao Kalok Bay.
Once again, there is beautiful riding for a further few kilometers along the beach, until we reach Khao Kalok itself. This is where we have the option of trekking up a couple nature trails that take us up to a mountain top viewpoint and also over to a private beach with spectacular rock formations from being battered by the sea for thousands of years.
Before stopping for lunch we refresh with some fresh coconut and continue cycling along the coast into Pranburi Beach where there are many boutique resorts to discover for future visits to the area. We stop at one of our favorite Thai restaurants for a variety of Thai seafood delicacies to conquer even the heartiest of appetites while looking out onto the bay and the colorful Thai fishing boats.
After lunch we continue on to yet another stretch of beautiful beaches with luxurious seaside homes and a few quiet resorts here and there. We will pass through the large fishing town of Pak Nam Pran (translates to Mouth of the Pranburi River) and finish at a lush forest park for a nice walk through the Mangrove forest. If time permits and riders want to get in a few more kilometers they can choose to continue on some rolling hills to the village of Khao Tao.
Pick Up and Delivery
Collection is between 7:30 and 8:00am at your hotel reception so we can get a prompt start in the cooler morning air. We will be returning around 3:00pm.
The majority of the cycling is on flat tarmac ‘traffic free’ roads. There are no hill climbs plus we have many breaks in the ride to take in the scenery, cold water, and fresh fruit.
During most of the trip we are tracked by our air-conditioned support vehicle, with fresh fruit, water and first aid support. The vehicle is never more than a few minutes away. On the sections of the ride that the support vehicle cannot follow, the ride leader will have a first aid kit and bicycle tools just in case.
Although we start early in the morning, it can get very hot and we suggest you wear sun lotion and bring extra with you. Supportive shoes are important as we usually have options for doing some treks off the bikes. An extra t-shirt is recommended for the van ride home. If you are concerned about the weather please consult us. DO NOT believe the weather forecasts.
Don’t forget to bring a camera or video camera!
The following information is needed when booking
Contact person and mobile number (if possible)
The full name of each rider (for insurance) and their height (for bike sizing)
Your location (hotel, etc.) for pickup scheduling
Any special dietary requirements (allergies, religious etc)
We ask for a 50% deposit to confirm the booking (we usually send an online invoice) and the remaining 50% can be paid in cash during the tour.
Phone: +66 (0) 81-173-4469 (English language only)
**If calling, please call directly as we need to talk to the actual customers**
RIDE GRADING GUIDE
The main criteria affecting grading include: degree of climbs and descents; difficulty of the surfaces to be ridden; level of bike handling skill required; and total distances covered. Our trips require basic fitness, preferably acquired through cycling; and please remember that any cycling involves some physical exertion, so you can expect that you will feel tired even on an ‘easy’ or ‘moderate’ trip, particularly in the heat and humidity of Thailand. PLEASE NOTE: Conditions for a particular ride may also vary depending on the time of year/season. The main benefit of grading is to provide an overall indicator to compare one trip against another.
Suitable for anyone who can ride a bike and can manage a bit of exercise. No routes are 100% flat, so there might be the odd climb and descent, but on the whole – easy!
Suitable for reasonably fit people who are confident riding longer distances. Reasonable fitness is more important than technical ability for trips of this level, and someone who runs, cycles, swims or practices aerobics once or twice a week will be more than happy on these rides.
Longer cycling days mainly on tarmac, with potentially some dirt and gravel trails or broken tarmac, but no real off road. There may be some hills and descents but not too many. You should have some fitness and be prepared for the bike trip.
Long cycling days and tougher terrain (both on- and off-road trips) requiring specific experience of more demanding and technical cycling. The routes can contain rough tracks, so some off-road riding skills are an advantage. You should be confident of your physical condition and bike handling skills.