Sukothai

9 Amazing Cycling Routes in Thailand

Thailand is a dream destination for cycling adventures. Whether you are into road biking or mountain biking, you will get lots of options to satisfy your cycling ambitions. In this post, you will learn about the best cycling routes in Thailand.

Photo of undefined

Rebecca Siggers

18. July 2019

Whether you are a foreigner or a resident looking to engage your bike on the road, you should visit at least one of these routes for a complete cycling experience. Here are the routes you need to ride your bike in Thailand.

1. Kanchanaburi Province

The Bridge on the River Kwai, Thailand. The bridge on the Kwai river. Canva/Ladiras. 

One of the oldest and most famous biking routes in Western Thailand that you will find fascinating. Enjoy the wonderful scenery of caves, forests, and mountains as you cycle along. The river Kwai bridge is a must-see place if you choose to go cycling in Kanchanaburi Province.

See also: The River Kwai And Death Railway

This region has rural non-tarred tacks. It is ideal to consider mountain bikes when exploring the area. Hybrid bicycles can also do fairly well on non-paved roads. But you should try and avoid bicycles designed for roads.

2. Bangkok to Phuket

A bicycle in Phuket during dusk. In Phuket. Canva/jiggo_thekop. 

This route is common among Bangkok cyclists. The route is about 528 miles (850km), and you will likely meet other riders on the way. This route is in Southern Thailand and is suitable for experienced riders.

However, you will find it fun and easy to cycle this long route. If you cannot complete the cycling tour within your timeframe, you should call a vehicle and strap your bicycle on a roof rack bike carrier and head back to Bangkok.

See also: A Cycling Day At Terracotta Island (free pickup from Bangkok)

3. Sukhothai

A woman with a red bicycle in Sukothai, Thailand. Sukothai. Canva/MongkolChuewong. 

While cycling in Thailand, you wouldn’t mind visiting Sukhothai Historical Park. Cycling is the best way to get around and see the “dawn of happiness” in Northern Thailand.

Mueang Kao is a tourist center that is only 7 miles from the Sukhothai center. You can ride your bicycle there to enjoy tourist activities while enhancing your cycling experience.

4. Le Grand Tour - Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya Park. Ayutthaya. Canva/10174593_258. 

This bicycle route is a tour destination for bicycle training that covers a distance of 31 miles (50km). Le Grand Tour takes you around Ayutthaya. You can take between two and a half to three hours. The time varies depending on your cycling experience and the weather conditions. You are good to go with a road bike as this is a fully-paved route.

See also: Private Tour: Best Of Ayutthaya In A Day

Are you worried about carrying your bicycle to Thailand and Ayutthaya for a cycling experience? There is no need to worry about paying for carrying your bike along. You can hire a bicycle here for as little as $1 USD per day. But there is often heavy traffic on this route, and bad weather can make it hard for motorists to see the road users clearly. Be cautious when cycling.

5. Phang Nga to Ao Nang Beach

The James Bond Island in Phang Nga, Thailand. Phang Nga. Canva/Preto_perola. 

A woman riding a bike in Thailand. It's important to watch out for traffic when riding on main roads. Flickr/Action Holidays Phuket Bike Tours Thailand.

This Southern Thailand route is 53 miles (85km) long. It is near the coastal road and closer to the beach. The cycling track is a pavement making it good for road bikes and hybrid bicycles. Depending on your fitness and riding experience, the tour can take you between four and five hours. Weather conditions also dictate the speed at which you can cycle along the track.

Watch out for heavy traffic where the tracks meet the main road. As the route covers a long distance, Sydney motorcycle accessories will help you maintain your bike at optimal performance. Some of the remote areas may also have potholes. Dogs can be dangerous, too. Be careful while cycling alone in the area.

6. Ko Lanta Loop

Beach at Ko Lanta. A beach at Ko Lanta. Canva/PSzabo. 

This is another fully paved cycling route around Southern Thailand. It measures 28 miles (45km) around Ko Lanta. You can take about three to four hours to cycle around Ko Lanta. Your physical fitness and the weather determine how long you can take. Be careful with heavy traffic where the track crosses the main road.

7. Pak Chong to Kaeng Khoi

This 50 miles track is part of the Tour de Ubon. Depending on your cycling experience and fitness, it will take you around five to six hours to cycle through from Pak Chong to Kaeng Khoi. A corset can help you to attain a smooth cycling experience by creating balance and streamlining you while on the bicycle.

8. Pak Chong to Khon Buri

Wooden bridge over a rice field in Khon Buri. Khon Buri. Canva/NewSaetiew. 

Do you want a longer challenge? This track will take you longer, and you can engage yourself for the better part of the day. With a distance of about 68 miles (109km), this track will take you between seven and eight hours. Of course, it will also depend on your fitness and weather condition.

9. Prologue Tour de Isan

Sunset on the Nong Khai. Nong Khai on the Mekong Delta river. Canva/fabio lamanna. 

This cycling route is in the North. The 27 miles track begins from Nong Khai and leads to Ubon Ratchathani. The round trip brings you back to Wat chan Samakkhi road where the trip ends. You can take between two and three hours to complete the tour.

Summary

There are many cycling routes in Thailand. You can expect to find one in the province or region you are landing. You may want to book your accommodation close to where you can easily access the route for convenience.

Search for Things to Do in Thailand

See what people from Thailand recommend

The best travel recommendations come from locals. Check out these Wanderguides from Thailand by locals sharing their travel tips and hidden gems.