Cycling

Khao Yai Wine Trails2 Days, 1 Nights

Cycling through Thailand's Wine Country




A Fun Easy Tour for Food & Wine Lovers!

"My sister and I had a great time. I'm in L.A, she lives in Beijing so she does not get a chance to cycle, but she sure loves eating and we both like wine so it was the perfect chance for us to enjoy lots of fresh air. "        - Jimmy, Los Angeles.

As with all of Thailand, this location is agriculturally rich. The rolling hills are also an ideal place for dairies and we'll pass many on our bicycle ride. 

We'll also visit a few temples like the amazing 45 metre tall white Buddha at Wat Theppitak Punnaram. In the Asoke Valley, the vineyards and dairy farms coincide side by side you'll discover a wonderful little escape from Bangkok that combines fun bicycle paths with some wine tasting and plentiful delicious Thai food.

This easy going Thailand bicycle tour operates on a Join-In basis and consists of 38 km over two days on paved roads that are in good condition and on dirt tracks. There are a some ups and downs, but generally the riding is easy and requires no technical skill. This tour has been designed for people who enjoy the countryside. This is a side of Thailand that you should see. If you have a penchant for good wine and good food, this short but sweet trip is sure to be a highlight!

The tour guide has expert knowledge of the area and terrain and that means that you always know what is coming up next. The air conditioned support van follow you and the  constant supply of cold drinks and fresh fruit while riding make sure that you are well nourished. You are very well looked after! Relax and enjoy.

Cycling Highlights

  • Tour starts and ends in Bangkok
  • Cycling Distance - 38 kilometres
  • Cycling Days - 2 days
  • Difficulty - 2 out of 5
  • Good for anyone who likes good food and wine

Tour Guides

You are led by a local English-speaking tour guides who are well informed in the history and culture of the area where you are biking. The guides enjoy talking with you about local ways of life. 

Bikes Included in the Tour

All bikes are very well maintained and we use well-known makes of hybrid or mountain bikes with lightweight alloy frames, 24- to 27-speed, v-brakes and Shimano components and front suspension.

Food and Drink

Meals are included and are delicous and nutricious. We know you will love it. We can accommodate special dietary requirements if  you et us know when you book please. 

There will be plenty of cold water, some energy-restoring local fruit and soft drinks which are all included in your tour price. You will want for nothing! 

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Tour Itinerary & Map (below)


Route


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Starting in Bangkok we drive north for two hours and arrive at Bonya Lit temple. Here we’ll get on our bikes and start riding on a quiet country road. Though the road is paved there are lots of potholes as the road winds and undulates through small dairies, tamarind orchards and even a sheep farm. After 6 km we’ll turn off onto a shaded gravel road that skirts a pond and will leads us to a dirt road. Here we’ll be without vehicle support for 4 km as we ride through mango orchards and fields of sugar cane. After a rest stop by a lake we’ll ride on to Khao Yai Winery and lunch at the Hornbill Restaurant complemented by a glass of wine. We’ll then take a tour of the vineyard and taste some Thai wine. We then have just 4 more kilometres to cycle to our resort. The pool has a wonderful view and it’s a great way to cool down after a day of cycling. Tonight we stay at Cabbages & Condoms Resort. Ride 20 Kilometers today. 

Route


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
After breakfast we have a short transfer to our start point. Today you will be climbing a bit on the bike as well as off the bike! We start by cycling on yet another very quiet road, passing tapioca fields and a rock quarry. Your climbing will be rewarded by a long downhill to Wat Tam Tien. Here you can climb the 145 stairs up to a cave. After a look around it’s time to get back on the bikes and we ride through sugar cane fields, passing a Chinese meditation centre with three distinctive statues. Then it’s just a few more turns of the pedals to the Prapatsorn grape farm. Here you can taste their local grapes and if you have a sweet tooth the candies they make from them. You’ll have a perfect view of the white Buddha on the hill. He’s sitting 112 metres above ground level on the hilltop and is made entirely from concrete. If you are up for the challenge a walkway with 1,250 steps leads to the base of the statue and the views are well worth the effort. After all that climbing a hearty lunch is in order. Sated with our thorough ride through Asoke Valley it’s time to head back to Bangkok. Ride 18 kilometers today. 

Good to Know

Accommodations and Trip Route

The routes are scenic and you are assured of a smooth ride on the best terrain on road or dirt. We have carefully chosen our lodgings to give you a comfortable overnight stay. Please read the itinerary for the names of places where we will stay. 

Road Conditions

Good quality tarmac roads or dirt tracks over primarily flat terrain with a few small hills, mixing hard-packed jeep trails and smooth tarmac.

Bike Repairs

Basic spares and tools are carried by the guide and on the support vehicle, though we cannot guarantee having spares for every conceivable problem.

Safety

Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended on all our biking adventures and if you choose not to wear one you will be asked to sign a liability waiver. Your tour leader is trained in first aid and emergency rescue, but to a large degree you must be responsible for your own safety while riding.

Support

You are followed by an air-conditioned support vehicle that has been specially modified for cycle tours so you can rest when you are tired and cycle whenever you feel like it.

Passports and Visas

All nationalities require a passport for entry into Thailand. Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from date of entry.

Health

We recommend that you visit a travel medical doctor and ask about the following vaccinations: typhoid, polio, tetanus and hepatitis A. 

Weather

Thailand has a tropical climate with fairly high humidity. There are three seasons: from March to June it is hot and dry, with temperatures between 27 and 40C, with night temperatures in the 20s. The rainy season is from July to October, but temperatures are slightly lower, because of the effect of the rain. During this time it will not rain continuously. Mostly in the morning or evening. 

Money

The Thai currency is the baht. ATMs, which are abundant, are the easiest ways to get Thai baht. Credit cards are accepted in big cities and resort hotels but you’ll need baht for family-run guesthouses or small restaurants. 

Terms & Conditions

Booking the Tour

  • Prices USD, per person
  • Minimum 2 persons per booking required or add single supplement fee for solo traveler. 
  • Allow up to 24 hours for TourChoice.com to confirm your booking after you submit your request to us.
  • Suggest booking a minimum of 2 months in advance during high season (November 1 to April 30)

Payment Terms

  • We accept secure payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal
  • TourChoice does not receive any customer sensitive data from credit card processing companies
  • Prepayment in full once your reservation has been confirmed by TourChoice.com
  • A booking voucher & invoice will be emailed to you immediately upon confirmation of your reservation. 
  • Please read about TourChoice.com's unique consumer protection under About Us. 

When Booking, Please Provide:

  • First name & Family name and email address
  • Nationality
  • Heights of all guests; to select correct bike size (comments field on booking page)
  • Pick up & Drop off hotel if known (comments field on booking page) if not, we will remind you
  • Dietary or special meal requirement(s) (comments field on booking page)

Departures

  • This tour is on a join in basis. Departs every Tuesday and Saturday from Bangkok based on a minimum of 2 participants
  • Groups are never more than 16 people and a minimum of 2 people are required to run the tour.  
  • Pick up at your hotel is between 6:30 to 7:30 am to exit Bangkok before traffic.
  • Please email us your hotel contact information in Bangkok well before your tour departure date. The tour desk will call you the night before at your hotel. Please ensure that your guest check in name is the same as the guest name that we have on file. 

Refund / Cancellation Policy: 

If the guest cancels the trip, the following applies: Number of days prior to trip start:

  • 7 days or more - full refund less 5% of tour price
  • 6 to 3 days - full refund less 25% of tour price
  • 1 or 2 days before - refund less 50% of tour price
  • No show - forfiet 100% of tour price

Child Policy & Single Supplement Fee

  • Child fee from $244 to $269, season depending
  • Single supplement fee of $46

Changes to Itinerary

In remote destinations, road, weather or other conditions can occasionally change which means the itinerary can be subject to change. The guides  will do their best to adhere to the original itinerary but if a change is necessary, guides cannot be held responsible.  Its best for guests to understand, remain flexible will enjoy your adventure. 

 

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