Cycling 2017 by Intrepid Travel

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 back to main menu th ailan d bangkok thailand frank cheshire bangkok cycle southern thailand overnight train 9 days bangkok to ao nang escape the chaotic bangkok traffic with a cycling tour that get away from the tourist traps and into the heart and soul of thailand s south khao sok np surat thani khao lak ao nang/krabi phang nga ride through a sea of greenery on the way to thailand s west coast then wind down on the famous white sand shores there’s no need for artificial sports drinks here – rehydrate with fresh coconut water and fruit juices straight from the plant original ttxb maximum group size 12 day 1 bangkok  tuk tuks khlong boats the grand palace khao san road endless stalls of street food – there’s plenty of entertainment on offer in thailand s frenetic capital day 2 bangkok/surat thani see the daily lives of those who call bangkok home on a ride around the city’s backstreets then board an overnight train south to surat thani days 3-4 khao sok national park ride west from surat thani to ratchaprapha dam where hundreds of tiny islands jut out from emerald waters and then on to khao sok enjoy free time to explore one of the oldest rainforests in the world looking out for wildlife and taking cooling dips in the river days 5-6 khao lak leaving the verdant forests and hills behind drive west to the nearby town of takua pa jump on the bike and pass numerous flowing rivers palm-fringed roads and smiling local children on a ride down the andaman coast arrive in the laid-back beach town of khao lak and relax after a day in the saddle take a free day to enjoy this beautiful town on the andaman coast there are waterfalls to swim in bike trails to ride and underwater worlds to explore by scuba or snorkel maybe taste the local delights with a thai cooking class day 7 phang nga passing through forests orchards and rubber plantations cycle inland through rolling hills to phang nga cruise out onto the bay and visit the famous islands including ‘james bond island’ and the extraordinary floating village of koh panyee days 8-9 krabi/ao nang ride through beautiful inland landscapes to the classic thai beachside town of ao nang after the slow pace of the last few days ao nang has a lively main street with many open-air restaurants shops that light up the sidewalk and bars for kicking back with a beer hotel 4 nts overnight train 1 nt guesthouse 3 nts 6 breakfasts bicycle support vehicle train boat view dates and prices discover more trips and detailed information about this destination at intrepidtravel.com/asia 25