Cycle Touring Route Thailand

We started the trip by flying into Bangkok and staying in a hotel near the airport "The Silver Gold Garden".  The hotel had plenty of room to build the bikes and we simply kept them in the room.  It is cheaper to book via Expedia 800baht/night but it will cost 900baht over the counter. We found the hotel staff less than helpful even though they did speak some English they just weren't very interested.  I guess most people just use this place as a stop over when flying on.

The big thing to consider is if you intend to leave Bangkok via train it is difficult to get the bike to the train station from the airport unless you get a taxi.  You can't use the metro or the skytrain unless you have a folding bike and the main line trains only have very restricted services with a baggage car to take bikes.  Finding a place closer to the train station would be a better option, of course you can always ride, it was our plan as we couldn't find a taxi big enough to take the bikes but flagged one down enroute.

If like us you intend to cycle to Phucket from Bangkok as part of your trip Hua Hin seems to be the best start point.  We found a taxi will take you there from Bangkok with bikes for around 2200baht, pricey if on your own but 2 or more people isn't too bad considering it is 200km.  The tour groups start at Phetchaburi but talking to some of the riders who cycled that leg I think Hua Hin is the best start point saving about 90km of less than great riding.

I am not going to try and give you directions as to be honest you will see that the distance we travel can be considerably more than these routes.  Some of this is down to not being able to read all of the signs, less than perfect maps and good old human error.  I don't have a GPS which will upload a track so the following links are as close as I can get to the route we rode entering the data manually. 

I would of brought a decent GPS if I knew then what I know now, I have scoured shops for a Garmin here but to no avail.  At a push a smart phone will do the trick, I have been using a blackberry with a Thai pay as you go sim which works out cheap enough but it all goes to pot if you don't have a signal!  A mixture of google maps, blackberry maps and mapmyride have got me from one point to the next eventually.

Bangkok to Phuket
Day 1 Hua Hin to Prachuap Khiri Khan

Day 2 Prachuap Khiri Khan to Hat Ban Krut

Day 3 Hat Ban Krut to Thung Wualaen

Day 4 Thung Wualaen to Bang Nam Chuet

Day 5 Bang Nam Chuet to Surat Thani

Day 6 Surat Thani to Khao Sok

Day 7 Khao Sok to Khao Lak

Day 8 Khao Lak to Mai Khao

Chiang Mai down

Day 1 Chiang Mai to Doi Khun Tan

Day 2 Doi Khun Tan to Lampang

Day 3 Lampang to Uttaradit

Day 4 Uttaradit to Sukhothai

Day 5 Sukhotai to Khempang Phet

Day 7 Kampheang Phet to Nakhon Sawan

Day 8 Nakhon Sawan to Sing Buri

Day 9 Sing Buri to Autthaya

Day 10 Autthaya to Prachin Buri

Day 11 Prachin Buri to Chon Buri

Day 12 Chon Buri to Pattaya

Day 13 Pattaya to Phe

Day 14 Phe to Laem Mae Phim

Day 15 Laem Mae Phim to Chanthaburi

Day 16 Channthaburi to Soi Dao

Day 17 Soi Dao to Aranya Prathet


Day 1 Aranya Prathet to Sisophon

Day 2 Sisophon to Siem Reap

Day 3 Siem Reap to Kampong Thom

Day 4 Kampong Thom to Skoun

Day 5 Skoun to Phnom Penh

Day 6 Phnom Penh to Kampong Chhnang

Day 7 Kampong Chhnang to Pursat

Day 8 Pursat to Battambang

Day 9 Battambang to Sisophon

Day 10 Sisophon to Aranya Prathet


Day 1 Aranya Prathet to Kabin Buri

Day 2 Kabin Buri to Nakhon Nayok

Day 3 Nakhon Nayok to Ayutthaya

Day 4 Ayutthaya to Suphan Buri

Day 5 Suphan Buri to Nakhon Pathom

Day 6 Nakhon Pathom to Samut Sakhon

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