Cycling is an excellent way to discover the tropical beauty of Phuket.
Hop on a trusty bike, and let its two wheels take you along narrow backroads, snaking dirt paths, quiet countryside roads, as well as up and down along the rolling terrains of low hills. It will prove to be an unforgettable travel adventure, for these off-the-beaten-track trails will reward you with hidden gems and enchanting views…
Half-day Northern Trails
Level of Difficulty: Low
This half-day cycling tour presents a relatively easy ride suitable for cyclists of all ages. Cyclists will bike along village roads and local tracks for most of the tour and cover a distance of 18 – 22 kilometres in total.
Cyclists start off the tour from Tala Beach, located in the north east region of Phuket. Travellers will bike along trails leading past schools, traditional villages, vast rubber plantations, rolling valleys and emerald coconut groves. The friendly guide will point out interesting species of local plants, as well as any places of interests that participants encounter along the trail.
A stop will be made to visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project. Visitors will dismount their bikes to embark on a short walk through a picturesque rainforest to the cascading waters of Bang Pae Waterfall. The last leg of the tour will take cyclists along the back roads of the villages of Bang Rong. Travellers will be able to catch sight of the locals as they go about in their daily activities, and admire the scenic surroundings enveloping the traditional villages.
One Day Tour: Northern and Southern Trails of Phuket
Level of Difficulty: Low
Cyclists will bike along rolling terrains, single tracks, roads and across a handful of low hills. They will ride through the countryside trails of Phuket during the day, and bike through cycling trails with a greater amount of crowds and traffic in the afternoon.
The cycling itinerary in the morning is similar to the half-day northern trails tour.
In the afternoon, cyclists will ride in a van to the south of the island, and stop by a local restaurant for their lunch break. This is followed by a tour of Wat Chalong, before continuing on an afternoon of biking along the southern trails. The cycling tour will end at the picturesque coasts of Nai Harn Bay.
Level of Difficulty: Low
Cyclists will bike along country roads, pathways winding through tree plantations, as well as over a few low hills, covering a distance of 20 kilometres. This tour is suitable for children between the ages of 12 – 16 years.
A popular choice among travellers and locals, this cycling tour brings participants through the scenic north east region of Phuket. Cyclists will enjoy catching sight of traditional Thai villages and sweeping vistas of verdant greenery as they cycle through palm and rubber tree plantations. A stop will be made for a visit at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Center.
Level of Difficulty: Medium
This cycling tour covers a distance of 45 kilometres. Cyclists start off with riding along small country roads with a flat terrain. In the afternoon, they will continue by biking 15 kilometres to a waterfall, along a pathway with a few gentle gills. In the last leg of the tour, participants will ride over a dirt and gravel track.
This tour is suitable for children between the age of 12 – 16 years. A bus will trail along behind the group, providing transport for any participants wishing to take a break from cycling.
A small coastal town situated between Phuket and Khao Lak, Thai Muang is home to deserted beaches, national parks, tumbling waterfalls and a gorgeous coastline. This quiet island is often overlooked by travellers keen on exploring popular destinations such as Phuket and Khao Lak.
Cyclists start off the tour by cycling a distance of 30 kilometres along a series of narrow and quiet country roads. After taking a lunch break, a visit will be made to a sea turtle sanctuary. The last leg of the cycling tour involves biking along a path that leads towards a beautiful waterfall.
Level of Difficulty: Medium – High
Lasting over a duration of seven days and six nights, this cycling tour is meant for avid cyclists with a high level of physical fitness. Cyclists will bike along paved roads, dirt tracks winding through jungles and tree plantations, and over hilly terrains. Participants will encounter a greater amount of traffic when cycling along roads in the mainland areas.
The first two days of the tour will be spent cycling at the captivating Yao Noi Island. On the third day, cyclists will take a boat trip out to “Three Islands” for a day of sightseeing and swimming.
The next day, cyclists will bike along the breathtaking Andaman coastline, make a visit to a sea turtle conservation centre, and end off a day of lengthy cycling by stopping at a cascading waterfall. Day five brings cyclists to Khao Sok National Park, and to Cheow Lan Lake on the sixth day. On the final day of the tour, participants will join a long tail boat excursion to explore the glorious sights of Chew Lan Lake, as well as to embark on an exciting cave visit and trekking trip.