Thailand Heritage by Bicycle - 7 Days

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Historic City of Ayutthaya UNESCO World Heritage Site
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What To Expect

Go back in time on this bike tour on a route paved by kingdom builders. Cycle through more than 700 years of history visiting three UNESCO World Heritage sites that defined the country and culture of Thailand.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Chiang Mai from Sukhothai
Departs From:
Bangkok
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
7 days / 6 nights
Availability:
Monday at upon request
Product Code:
3755
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Description

This tour takes you back in time on a route paved by kingdom builders. Thailand's history is comprised of the rise and fall of kingdoms and on our journey we'll cycle through more than 700 years of history visiting three UNESCO World Heritage sites that defined the country and culture of Thailand.

From our starting point Bangkok we head north to the former Kingdom of Ayutthaya. Once one of the wealthiest cities in the East during its prime years, the city was conquered and destroyed by the Burmese after more than four centuries of rule. Cycling amongst the ruins we'll learn how the authoritarian god-kings of Ayutthaya ruled with an iron fist.

We visit the Kok Mai Duen Ancient City on the way north through the abundant rice basket of Thailand and we arrive at what is considered to be the first true Thai kingdom; our second UNESCO Heritage site - Sukhothai.

We cycle around the Kamphaeng Phet National Park and then take a well-earned soak at the hot springs. Riding further northward, the terrain becomes more rugged as mountains flank our path on both sides as enter what was once known as the Lanna Kingdoms. In this land once ruled by the Tai people we visit the quaint old town of Phrae, stopping also at the always popular and important Elephant Conservation center before transferring northwards to Lamphang. We really see the influence and history in the recently excavated ruins of the Haripunchai Kingdom before the ride ends in the northern capital of Chiang Mai.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Bangkok - Ayutthaya

The day starts with a pick-up at your hotel in Bangkok and a transfer to the Bang Pa-In Palace. Next you'll have a riverside lunch. In the afternoon, ride the back-roads to Ayutthaya Historical Park.

(Meals included: Lunch and Dinner; Accommodation: Pludhaya Resort; Ride Distance: 30 kilometers)

Day 2 - Ayutthaya - Uthai Thani

Have a morning cycle to Wat Pa Mok followed by a short transfer to visit the Kok Mai Duen Ancient City. In the afternoon, we'll ride through rice paddies. You may also enjoy some optional activities like sunset kayaking, a massage or some fishing.

(Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Accommodation: Uthai River Lake Resort; Ride Distance: 60 kilometers)

Day 3 - Uthai - Kamphaeng Phet - Sukothai

We'll be transferred to Kamphaeng Phet where we'll have a casual cruise inside city walls. Next we will visit Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park. In the afternoon, we'll ride to Phra Ruang hot springs. The day ends with a transfer to Sukhothai.

(Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Accommodation: Ruen Thai Hotel; Ride Distance: 30 kilometers)

Day 4 - Sukhothai - Phrae

This day you'll Leisurely cycle and explore the Sukhothai temple site. Next is a transfer to Phrae and a visit to the Khum Chao Luang residence.

(Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch; Accommodation: Phoom Thai Garden Hotel; Ride Distance: 30 kilometers)

Day 5 - Phrae - Lamphang

This day includes a transfer to Lamphang (approximately 2 hours), time to explore fortress city, a rolling countryside ride, and a visit to the Elephant Conservation Centre.

(Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Accommodation: Auang Kham Resort; Ride Distance: 63 kilometers)

Day 6 - Lamphang - Lamphun - Chiang Mai

The day includes a transfer to Lamphun, a visit to Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, a bike ride along Ping River, Wiang Khum Kham, and a Chiang Mai night tour.

(Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Accommodation: Manathai Village; Ride Distance: 50 kilometers)

Day 7 - Lamphang - Lamphun - Chiang Mai

We'll drive to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, enjoy panoramic views of Chiang Mai, Wat Suan Dok and have a farewell lunch.

Includes

  • Pick-up from Bangkok and drop-off at Chiang Mai

  • Accommodation during tour

  • All transfers by a/c vehicles

  • All entrance fees to attractions mentioned

  • All water, softdrinks and snacks whilst riding

  • Bike Hire

  • Local English speaking guide

Excludes

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Domestic and International flights

  • Visa

  • Personal travel insurance

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 18 years old are not allowed on this tour.

  • An air-conditioned vehicle specially modified for cycle tours stays near the whole time.

  • This trip is suitable for reasonably fit people who are confident riding distances. Longer cycling days mainly on tarmac, with potentially jeep trails, broken tarmac but no real off road. There may be some hills and descents.

  • This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • The hotels mentioned above are subject to availability, and where necessary another hotel of the same standard will be used.

  • If these dates don't suit your travel schedule, please contact us to talk about operating a private tour or customizing a tour for you or your group.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 44 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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