Tour Overview

Tour Duration: 10 days

Cycling Days: 8 days

Total Distance: 768 km

Avg Daily Distance: 96 km

Tour Difficulty

Price from:

€1449.00 Per Person

Included

  • Excellent hand picked Hotels & Resorts
  • 5 lunches & 5 dinners & 9 breakfats
  • Thai cooking classes
  • Fruits / snacks / soft drinks / electrolyts
  • Thailand Cycle Tours Jersey
  • Thailand Cycle Tours water bottle
  • Vehicle support and radio mike support / first aid / mechanical spares and repairs
  • Licenced tour guides with extensive cycling and culutural knowledge
  • Multi lingual guides
  • Insurance
  • Ticket Bike Event L'Etape by le Tour de France

Optional Extras

  • Bangkok Skylane Bike and City Tour
  • Supplement night in Bangkok
  • Supplement night in Khao Lak
  • Bike rental from € 150 - € 195

You will head south from the bright lights and skyscrapers of Bangkok to the southern tropical island of Phuket.

The roads you will take are hand picked for there safety and beautiful forever changing scenery.

The road surfaces are good and many new cycle paths are being created at present by the Thai government since the explosion of the road bike scene in the country within the last couple of years.

The terrain is mainly flat, which means it’s easy for most people to enjoy.

Although the terrain isn’t tough, the scenery and culture you will observe will constantly change, a breath taking experience with sights that most tourist simply will never see, memories and views that will last a lifetime.

As you head south you will pass from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis which is Bangkok and once you leave the city limits you will start to see and experience the real Thailand, passing coconut, rubber and pineapple plantations, go though small provincial towns to picturesque fishing villages. You will experience many sacred Buddhist shrines and temples with lots of photo opportunities. Then as you hit the beach roads, you will follow the Gulf of Thailand and all the beautiful bays with their crystal clear waters, and palm lined beaches, truly magical views.

This tour included also the bike event L’ETAPE THAILAND by LE TOUR DE FRANCE.

The Race

Distances : 70 KM & 140 KM

Thailand is the first country in ASEAN to bring in the world-class event to Thailand for Thai and World Cyclists to experience a ride designed to challenge cyclists on a course comparable to the world’s most well known cycling race, Le Tour De France.

“L'Étape by Le Tour De France is an organised mass participation cyclosportive event that allows amateur cyclists to face the same challenges and to ride in the same conditions as on a Tour de France stage."

L’Étape by Le Tour De France is one of the most popular events by Tour de France that has been held in 11 countries in five continents. Its founding event, L’Étape du Tour, started in France in 1993, and started expanding in the 2010s to the United States, Australia, England, South Korea, Colombia, Brazil and many others. In 2017, there were about 50,000 participants.

 

 


Day 1 = Bangkok Hotel Mode Sathorn

Arrival in to the bright lights and mega skyscrapers of Bangkok, one of Asia’s biggest and most exciting cities.

This year we have decided at Thailand Cycle Tours to give you two choices, either go straight to your hotel and relax from your journey in your room or by the pool, (optional) or for those keen to explore this epic city, we are now offering a highlights of the city tour starts at 8 am, where you will be taken by an experienced Thai guide to some of the most interesting places within the city.

Bangkok Hotel Mode Sathorn

Accommodation

Mode Sathorn Hotel

Carefully decorated with fashionable lifestyle design, offers you immaculate business services, a pleasurable Borisud Pure Spa, incredible views from the rooftop bar at the 38th floor and a mouth-watering dining service with Thai specialties, daily buffet breakfasts and delicious cocktails and tapas. Enjoy an ideal hotel for business and leisure trips for couples and families in Bangkok.

Mode Sathorn Hotel

Day 2 = Hua Hin - Kuiburi
85km 110 climbing meters

Because we take your safety very seriously we do not attempt to ride directly out of the Bangkok, we will take a short Mini Bus Journey approx. 2 hrs to Hua Hin. Then the cycle odyssey really begins here, after having lunch, we then will supply you with your free cycle jersey and water bottle and get you on your bikes safely and make all the necessary adjustments you may need.

From our base in Hua Hin we will take a relaxing ride to Kuiburi heading south along some of the new specially built cycle paths to wards Prachuap Kiri Khan. We will pass the new 7 Kings monument park. During this day of cycling you will ride along beautiful tropical bays, through national parks and sections of magical tropical forests.

Hua Hin - Kuiburi

Day 3 = Kuiburi - Haad Baan Krut
110km 250 climbing meters

On this leg of the journey we will ride through an army base. We will also pass through some very beautiful national park areas, we shall head to some very scenic waterfalls where we shall break for a picnic lunch. As we pass the expansive pineapple plantations your Thai guide will explain how they operate, its mostly likely you may have already eaten or seen them in your local supermarket back home, as a huge amount is exported all over the globe.

After lunch we will continue towards Haad Baan Krut, passing small rural villages. We will arrive at our beach houses for the night, where you will be able chill and relax and watch the sun go down on quiet palm and coconut lined bay.

Your accommodation for the night will be the Sunshine Paradise Resort, from feedback of previous tour clients, this is one they all seem to really enjoy, for its sense of calm and as its directly on the beach, we are pretty sure you love it too.

Kuiburi - Haad Baan Krut

Day 4 = Haad Baan Krut - Chumphon
138km 350 climbing meters

During this leg of the journey you will start to really see the tropical environment come to fruition, this is really where the waters become abundant with tropical fish, the forests and vegetation start to change and become truly tropical. You will also see the different style of Thai people, there relaxed attitude and even their accent and tone of voice will seem much different. You are now in the south of Thailand, getting ever closer to the equator.

On this leg of the journey, you will pass a large Buddha sitting on the top of a steep hill, with great panoramic views. We will stop for lunch at a Thai Wooden House, where you will be able to enjoy your food whist gazing at the fantastic view of the sea.

You will arrive at your hotel, if you haven't already gone for a swim, here is a good place to try, putting your feet into these waters is like getting into a warm bath, very relaxing and a good place to put on a snorkel and see what's under the water.

Haad Baan Krut - Chumphon

Day 5 = Chumphon - Rest Day

As with even the best riders on the Tour De France, we all need a rest day sometimes, enough to let the legs.

For those that want to take back some tastes of Asia for themselves, family and friends, our Thai guides will offer you the opportunity to join a Thai cooking class, they will take you through step by step how to create some traditional Thai meals. Thailand's culture is heavily based on food and socialization around it, this is your opportunity to learn how to make and enjoy this world famous cuisine.

You will also have a many other opportunities to relax and unwind, you can either relax by the pool, swim in the fabulous warm see waters or take one of the world famous Thai massages. We hope that your rest day will give you time to recover and reflect on the fantastic things you have seen and experienced.

Chumphon - Rest Day

Day 6 = Chumphon - Ranong
168km 1680 climbing meter

After a good breakfast, we head further south toward Ranong, on this section of the journey will be the longest but one of the most rewarding. First we will follow the coast for a while, before moving inland and following a meandering canal with a few small climbs. Then we start to head East to West across the country. We will continue until will have covered 110km and then break for lunch at a Coffee place, (The last 58 km can be done on the bike or in the minibus)

The terrain after lunch will have some steep climbs, but don’t worry nothing that you wont be able to manage, on our tours nobody gets left behind, if you drop back from the group, no one will mind and one of guides will drop back with you.

Ranong has many bars and restaurants, with lots of venues with live music and entertainment, we will stay in a small hotel in the centre, so you can explore this vibrant place.

 

Chumphon - Ranong

Day 7 = Ranong - Kuraburi
127km 730 climbing meters

After a nice breakfast, we will head into the mountains and tropical forests heading deeper south towards Kuraburi. There will be some climbing and elevation. You can stop and rest anytime, a guide will constantly remain with you and the support vehicle will always be on hand with drinks and snacks if you need them.

When we break for lunch we will stop and eat barbeque chicken, a truly lovely place, sitting on bamboo banks.

The pay off for the elevation will be the magnificent views and photo opportunities.

The day will see you arrive in a fantastic tropical resort, where you can relax and unwind.

The jungle resort is designed with unique clay and bamboo bungalows, there is a nice pool to relax in and at night, the sound of the jungle and all of its insects and animals can be heard, a very natural and peaceful place to really give you that tropical experience.

Ranong - Kuraburi

Day 8 = Kuraburi - Khao Lak

We will reach the seaside resort of Khao Lak after a short transfer of 1 h, which is a very popular tourist destination with a fantastic beach, we would recommend that you explore and find some interesting place to have dinner in the town.

(Race Pack Collection for the L’Etape by Le Tour De France)

Kuraburi - Khao Lak

Day 9 = Race day L'Etape by Le Tour de France 70/140 km
140km 1000

Today you start at the L’Étape by Le Tour De France is one of the most popular events by Tour de France that has been held in 11 countries in five continents. Its founding event, L’Étape du Tour, started in France in 1993, and started expanding in the 2010s to the United States, Australia, England, South Korea, Colombia, Brazil and many others. In 2017, there were about 50,000 participants.

Race day L

Day 10 = Transfer Phuket Airport

Today we will transfer you in the early morning to the airport in Phuket or enjoy the beach life for some more days in Khao Lak or Phuket.

Transfer Phuket Airport

Day 1 = Bangkok Hotel Mode Sathorn

Arrival in to the bright lights and mega skyscrapers of Bangkok, one of Asia’s biggest and most exciting cities.

This year we have decided at Thailand Cycle Tours to give you two choices, either go straight to your hotel and relax from your journey in your room or by the pool, (optional) or for those keen to explore this epic city, we are now offering a highlights of the city tour starts at 8 am, where you will be taken by an experienced Thai guide to some of the most interesting places within the city.

Accommodation

Mode Sathorn Hotel

Carefully decorated with fashionable lifestyle design, offers you immaculate business services, a pleasurable Borisud Pure Spa, incredible views from the rooftop bar at the 38th floor and a mouth-watering dining service with Thai specialties, daily buffet breakfasts and delicious cocktails and tapas. Enjoy an ideal hotel for business and leisure trips for couples and families in Bangkok.

Mode Sathorn Hotel

Day 2 = Hua Hin - Kuiburi
85km 110 climbing meters

Because we take your safety very seriously we do not attempt to ride directly out of the Bangkok, we will take a short Mini Bus Journey approx. 2 hrs to Hua Hin. Then the cycle odyssey really begins here, after having lunch, we then will supply you with your free cycle jersey and water bottle and get you on your bikes safely and make all the necessary adjustments you may need.

From our base in Hua Hin we will take a relaxing ride to Kuiburi heading south along some of the new specially built cycle paths to wards Prachuap Kiri Khan. We will pass the new 7 Kings monument park. During this day of cycling you will ride along beautiful tropical bays, through national parks and sections of magical tropical forests.

Day 3 = Kuiburi - Haad Baan Krut
110km 250 climbing meters

On this leg of the journey we will ride through an army base. We will also pass through some very beautiful national park areas, we shall head to some very scenic waterfalls where we shall break for a picnic lunch. As we pass the expansive pineapple plantations your Thai guide will explain how they operate, its mostly likely you may have already eaten or seen them in your local supermarket back home, as a huge amount is exported all over the globe.

After lunch we will continue towards Haad Baan Krut, passing small rural villages. We will arrive at our beach houses for the night, where you will be able chill and relax and watch the sun go down on quiet palm and coconut lined bay.

Your accommodation for the night will be the Sunshine Paradise Resort, from feedback of previous tour clients, this is one they all seem to really enjoy, for its sense of calm and as its directly on the beach, we are pretty sure you love it too.

Day 4 = Haad Baan Krut - Chumphon
138km 350 climbing meters

During this leg of the journey you will start to really see the tropical environment come to fruition, this is really where the waters become abundant with tropical fish, the forests and vegetation start to change and become truly tropical. You will also see the different style of Thai people, there relaxed attitude and even their accent and tone of voice will seem much different. You are now in the south of Thailand, getting ever closer to the equator.

On this leg of the journey, you will pass a large Buddha sitting on the top of a steep hill, with great panoramic views. We will stop for lunch at a Thai Wooden House, where you will be able to enjoy your food whist gazing at the fantastic view of the sea.

You will arrive at your hotel, if you haven't already gone for a swim, here is a good place to try, putting your feet into these waters is like getting into a warm bath, very relaxing and a good place to put on a snorkel and see what's under the water.

Day 5 = Chumphon - Rest Day

As with even the best riders on the Tour De France, we all need a rest day sometimes, enough to let the legs.

For those that want to take back some tastes of Asia for themselves, family and friends, our Thai guides will offer you the opportunity to join a Thai cooking class, they will take you through step by step how to create some traditional Thai meals. Thailand's culture is heavily based on food and socialization around it, this is your opportunity to learn how to make and enjoy this world famous cuisine.

You will also have a many other opportunities to relax and unwind, you can either relax by the pool, swim in the fabulous warm see waters or take one of the world famous Thai massages. We hope that your rest day will give you time to recover and reflect on the fantastic things you have seen and experienced.

Day 6 = Chumphon - Ranong
168km 1680 climbing meter

After a good breakfast, we head further south toward Ranong, on this section of the journey will be the longest but one of the most rewarding. First we will follow the coast for a while, before moving inland and following a meandering canal with a few small climbs. Then we start to head East to West across the country. We will continue until will have covered 110km and then break for lunch at a Coffee place, (The last 58 km can be done on the bike or in the minibus)

The terrain after lunch will have some steep climbs, but don’t worry nothing that you wont be able to manage, on our tours nobody gets left behind, if you drop back from the group, no one will mind and one of guides will drop back with you.

Ranong has many bars and restaurants, with lots of venues with live music and entertainment, we will stay in a small hotel in the centre, so you can explore this vibrant place.

 

Day 7 = Ranong - Kuraburi
127km 730 climbing meters

After a nice breakfast, we will head into the mountains and tropical forests heading deeper south towards Kuraburi. There will be some climbing and elevation. You can stop and rest anytime, a guide will constantly remain with you and the support vehicle will always be on hand with drinks and snacks if you need them.

When we break for lunch we will stop and eat barbeque chicken, a truly lovely place, sitting on bamboo banks.

The pay off for the elevation will be the magnificent views and photo opportunities.

The day will see you arrive in a fantastic tropical resort, where you can relax and unwind.

The jungle resort is designed with unique clay and bamboo bungalows, there is a nice pool to relax in and at night, the sound of the jungle and all of its insects and animals can be heard, a very natural and peaceful place to really give you that tropical experience.

Day 8 = Kuraburi - Khao Lak

We will reach the seaside resort of Khao Lak after a short transfer of 1 h, which is a very popular tourist destination with a fantastic beach, we would recommend that you explore and find some interesting place to have dinner in the town.

(Race Pack Collection for the L’Etape by Le Tour De France)

Day 9 = Race day L'Etape by Le Tour de France 70/140 km
140km 1000

Today you start at the L’Étape by Le Tour De France is one of the most popular events by Tour de France that has been held in 11 countries in five continents. Its founding event, L’Étape du Tour, started in France in 1993, and started expanding in the 2010s to the United States, Australia, England, South Korea, Colombia, Brazil and many others. In 2017, there were about 50,000 participants.

Day 10 = Transfer Phuket Airport

Today we will transfer you in the early morning to the airport in Phuket or enjoy the beach life for some more days in Khao Lak or Phuket.