From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the tranquil paddy fields and gentle jungle roads near Khao Yai, there is no better way to experience the Asian culture and pace of life than on Thailand cycling tours. As well as being renowned for its white sand beaches and azure waters, Thailand is also home to Buddhist temples and tropical forests.
Our cycling holidays in Thailand take you further and faster and closer to the action, with the option to stop whenever you chose to sample local life. Start your tour in the city of Bangkok, Thailand’s bustling capital where old meets new in the most extraordinary fashion. The city is a heady mix of ancient history and modern culture which gets beneath your skin and draws you into its fascinating diversity.
Our guided group cycling tours veer off the tourist trails and take you on a journey of discovery to remote hill tribe villages, rural landscapes and old towns where you get an insight into Thailand’s traditional way of life. As well as meeting the locals and learning about their culture, you can sample authentic Thai cuisine.
Our Cycling holidays in Thailand offer an array of activities and immersive experiences, including a tour to see the famous reclining Buddha, swimming by the Krabak, and a boat tour of the Chao Praya River. Each day you’ll experience something new, and you’ll fall deeper in love with Thailand and its people.
Our Thailand Cycling Tours
14 DaysfromUSD 3,379
Guided Group (Excl. Flights)
Cycle through 3 countries from Thailand to Vietnam
Ayutthaya: The UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Ayutthaya is the ancient capital of Thailand and dates back to the mid-14th century. In the 18th century a large part of the old town was destroyed by the Burmese. Today it remains an historic site of interest with its splendid monasteries, temples and shrines which define its rich heritage. In the old part of the city you’ll find three of the most significant temples including Wat Mahathat, Wat Ratchaburana, and Wat Phra Si Sanphet, which stands on the site of the old Royal Palace. Wat Chaiwatthanaram lies on the riverbank and is one of the most famous of the temples, attracting travellers wanting to see the beautiful sunsets over the water.
Chiang Rai: A tour of Chiang Rai introduces to the more rural region of northern Thailand with its impressive mountain backdrop. Unlike the frenetic Chiang Mai, its older counterpart, Chiang Rai remains relatively free from tourists and enjoys a much calmer pace that inspires artists and a more creative crowd. The temples of Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) and Wat Rong Sue Ten (The Blue Temple) are nothing short of spectacular and it’s worth spending some time exploring the gardens too. If you want to delve into the past, the Mae Fa Luang Art and Cultural Centre is an unspoiled park that houses a traditional Lanna pavilion, museum and gorgeous landscaped gardens.
Aranyaprathet: Bordering Cambodia and Thailand, Aranyaprathet is a more modern, vibrant town. Here you can wander through a maze of market stalls at Talad Rong Khlua where the locals sell all kinds of goods, from handbags and clothes to homeware. But if you want to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy some tranquility, head for Kanchanaphisek Park, home to various species of birds and plants. In the centre of the park’s small lake standsWimansarannawamin, a beautiful Thai pavilion.
Chiang Mai: In stark contrast to its wild, mountainous setting, Chiang Mai is a sprawling city known for its hectic markets and ornate temples. Among the backdrop of lush countryside and rainforest, you can see the strong Burmese influences in the architectural styles of the buildings. In the evenings, the streets are filled with market stalls where the hilltribes sell their artisan crafts and you can immerse yourself in the local culture. The old part of the city is much more blissful, and you can visit the Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Centre to learn about the history and culture of the city and its hilltribes.
Bangkok: World renowned for its modern skyscrapers and temple spires that pierce the skyline, Bangkok is a soul-stirring city of contrasts. At every turn a magnificent temple steals your attention as you try to dodge a tuk tuk, and the smell of Thai street food that wafts on the air makes you succumb to the aromatic flavours. There are so many sights to explore that it’s hard to know where to begin but we recommend visiting the Grand Palace, Wat Arun Temple and Wat Pho Temple with the famous reclining Buddha.
Exodus People – Rit Aphiwatthanakul
For 12 years he was a Buddhist Monk. Then he became an Exodus Leader… Cycle through South East Asia with Rit Aphiwatthanakul for a unique insight into his culture, cuisine and countryside.
What a great way to explore the south of Croatia. Starting at Split and then island hopping to Hvar, Korcular and Mljet and ending up in Dubrovnik. Stunning scenery, good food and a great group to share the trip with.
From start to finish I was impressed with this trip. There is so much awful (non-existent) customer service around these days that it heart-warming to speak to real people who really cared and knew how to organise and make things happen to suit me. Only my flights gave me grief (BA was a cosmos away when it came to their customer service) and this was no fault of Exodus, who did everything that could reasonably be expected to resolve the issues. Well done Exodus and the guides. I will definitely be joining you again for some future breaks.