Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
Phone: 081-173-4469 (In Thailand) or +6681-173-4469 (Outside Thailand)
|Cost: 2,950 THB/Person
Grade: Active [explain] (+ options)
Distance: 29 km / 18 miles (+ other options for stronger riders)
Group Size: Min. 2 – Max. 8 (Contact us for larger private groups)
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Located in the west of the Thai Gulf, Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park was Thailand’s first coastal National Park established in 1996, covering the area of approximately 98.8 sq.km. The landscape is high steep limestone mountains by a beautiful coast, and a flat valley basin, which is a large freshwater marsh, covering around 36.8 sq.km.
The name Khao Sam Roi Yot can be translated into “The Mountain With Three Hundred Peaks”, a series of magnificent grey limestone mountains, which rise dramatically from the Gulf of Thailand and adjacent coastal marsh to a maximum height of 605 m.
The wooded mountains make it a site of outstanding natural beauty, but it is the freshwater marsh and coastal habitats (an important stopover and breeding area for birds), that gives the park great ecological significance. It offers the visitor a tremendous variety of attractions. These include fine sandy beaches, spectacular caves, superb mountain viewpoints, offshore islands, boat rides and forest trails.
During the ride we visit Khao Daeng Viewpoint, an incredible vantage point overlooking a vast area of the park. We cycle onto a temple site, with a spectacular mountainous backdrop, and cycle past a Thai village next to the Khao Daeng Canal. We then travel onto Sam Phraya Beach, 5 kilometers to the north of the headquarters, a fascinating beach in the middle of casuarina (a pine like tree) vegetation.
Cycling a further 5km we visit a beautiful beach near the Tham Sai Cave located in the bush at Tanot. Here we will take a break, and lunch. Finally, we visit the Phraya Nakhon Cave via a Long boat Trip on the sea around the Khao from Laem Sala Beach. This vast cavern high on a hill is the favourite destination for visitors to the park. 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 pavillion bathed by natural light, which was built for the visit of King Rama V on June 20th, 1890. The Cave can is reached by a steep rocky trail, 430 m. long and rising to a height of 130m., taking about 30 minute to climb. Once again, extreme caution has to be taken and proper footwear worn as the rocks are sharp and can be slippery.
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.
Virtually all of the cycling is along good tarmac roads, with only 10% on dirt or cinder tracks. There are no hill climbs with the exception of one very small, short hill.
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 the whole trip we are tracked by our support vehicle, with fresh fruit, water, electrolyte, fruit, bicycle tool kit, and first aid support. The vehicle is never more than 10 minutes away.
Although we start early in the morning, it can get very hot, and we suggest you wear sun lotion and bring extra with you.
Don’t forget to bring a camera or video camera!
Following Information is Needed When Booking
- Your full name
- Your hotel or residence name, address and room number
- Your weight and height, so to set up the bicycle for you
- Any special dietary requirements
- Contact phone number in Thailand, if possible
You are required to pay cash for the trip to the guide upon collection from your hotel or residence.
Please Contact Us Now to Make Your Reservation
Phone: 081-173-4469 (In Thailand) or +668-1173-4469 (Outside Thailand)
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