What to Expect on a Cycling Trip in Southern Thailand

September 13, 2019
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The pristine beaches and picturesque scenery of Thailand have made it a top destination spot for locals and tourists looking to experience a taste of exotic paradise. However, there are other ways to enjoy Thailand’s sparkling oceans, white sands, lush jungles, and rich culture.

Planning a cycling trip along the stunning coast of the island makes for a unique and unforgettable experience. Not to mention, it perfect for thrill-seekers who are looking to take in the scenery at an exciting yet leisure pace.

To that end, road cycling finds its natural home in Thailand, where you can travel off the beaten path and ride by steep mountainous terrain and a lively local scene that attracts cyclists all over the world by the truckload.

Not to mention, cruising through the gorgeous landscape also feels like you’re on a movie set as “The Beach,” and James Bond’s “Man with the Golden Gun” has made the stunning limestone scenery of the island a favorite Hollywood movie backdrop. On that note, here are more things you can expect when you set off a two-wheeled tour in Southern Thailand:

Track the Shorelines of Extraordinary Beaches

Beaches aren’t just meant for lounging around and getting tan lines. The heat is a killer! So if you can’t beat it, enjoy it. Pack your bag and go up to a beach trip getaway where you can ditch the road for the green jungle, cerulean waters surrounded by pearl-colored sands, and citrus sunset.

If you’re looking to spice up your vacation with a bike trip you can enjoy with friends and friends, beaches like Khao Lak can help you start your summer with a bang. A longtail boat ride off the Andaman Coast is also a must, and to put you on track with your cycling goals, travel along the coastline of Phang Nga Bay, which is home to the iconic James Bond island. For a more stunningly somber view, take a ride out to Ko Panyee, where Muslim villages are built on stilts over the water.

Pedal Your Way to Thailand’s Rich Food Culture

Your trip won’t be complete without making a pit-stop on Thailand’s local market eatery. Make it your mission to dine in pop-up food stalls in Wang Lang Market, where you can fill yourself up with a mouth-water selection of budget-friendly and authentic Thai dishes like Pad Thai, Satay, Spring Rolls, Pad See Ew, Phao Pad, and more.

If you’re looking for a hot meal to end your cycling trip, head over to Pee Aor Tom Yum Goong, which is the perfect spot for a nightcap as it serves the mother of all Thai soups, Tom Yun Goong. It’s a spicy and sour prawn-based soup that is guaranteed to comfort you after a tiring ride, and it is a must-have to wrap up your first taste of the city.

Enjoy a Leisure Ride in Thailand’s Smooth Roads

If you want to ride along a track free of rough surfaces and potholes, the streets of southern Thailand have roads that seem to be inspired by a biker’s fantasy. Every lane is smooth and well-sealed, with soft bends and gentle inclines for cyclists seeking to cruise seamlessly across the country.

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