Cost: 3,250 THB/Person Grade: Active to Extreme (riding grade info) (+ options) Distance: 30-35 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 previous Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park tours! We start by riding along beautiful Sam Roi Yod Beach and head into the national park to Ban Pu (Crab Village) where we take a long-tail boat (weather permitting) around Tian Mountain to Laem Sala Beach where we hike up, and then down into Tham Phraya Nakhon Cave. Extreme caution has to be taken and proper footwear worn as the rocks are sharp and can be slippery. The cave is actually two large sinkholes, the roofs of which have collapsed allowing sunlight & rain to reach the floor, where trees have rooted reaching for the ceiling. The central focus within the cave is a four-gabled roofed pavilion bathed by natural light, which was built for the visit of King Rama V on June 20th, 1890. This vast cavern high on a hill is the favorite destination for visitors to the park.
After visiting the cave we return to Ban Pu by boat for a lovely family-style seafood lunch on the beach. After lunch we continue to ride through the park with refreshment stops along the way to Wat Khao Daeng with a spectacular mountainous backdrop. Then it is on to Khao Daeng Viewpoint, an incredible vantage point overlooking a vast area of the park.
Pick Up and Delivery
Collection is from 7:30 to 8:00am from your hotel reception so we can get a prompt start in the cooler morning air. We will be returning around 4:00pm.
The cycling is completely flat along good tarmac roads. However, please note, the walking climbs to the viewpoint and caves are extremely testing. To do these accents you need to be fit and agile, and proper non-slip footware is also essential.
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.