Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and ability to ride a bike. The distances we cover each day are not excessive and if at any time you legs are feeling tiered just jump in our support vehicle and rest your legs. (Support vehicle does not follow Koh Yao tours). Our cycling trips are not about racing, getting there first, the emphasis is taking our time and taking in the sights along the way. Average cycling speed is 18-25 Km per hour.
Can members of our family/group who do not bike join the tour ?
Yes this is possible on our main land tours, non bikers can join our mini bus and still enjoy the same views; visit the same waterfalls, beaches, temples and jungles. However please bear in mind it is a bike tour and this is the main focus, non bikers will need to spend numerous hours in the mini bus as the others cycle from one destination to the next. Price for non riders is the same.
What kind of people joins your Bike Tours ?
People of various nationalities, ages, race, religion, background and gender. Every one is welcome to join our tours. The one thing that every one has in common is their enjoyment of bike riding, the fascination with traveling, meeting new people and sharing new experiences.
What is the weather like ?
Thailand is a tropical country with two main seasons (Although the seasonal changes vary depending on the part of Thailand you are visiting). From November until May it is warm and dry and from June to October it is warm and wet. If you visit during the rainy season why stay in your hotel watching the rain, join one of our tours and jump on a bike and enjoy the tropical rain. Normally the rain only lasts for a short time and the rain makes the bike trails more fun.
Is it too hot to cycle in Thailand ?
Yes it is warm , that is why we do most of our cycling in the early morning and late afternoon to avoid the mid day sun. We try to find a nice waterfall, beach or cool shaded area to pass the hottest part of the day. Usually when your riding the breeze helps to keep your cool.
Is it all cycling ?
Definitely not, on all of our tours we include some non cycling activities. Our Koh Yao tour includes a boat trip to some nearby islands; the boat trip itself provides some fantastic photo opportunities. Our Khao Sok & Cheow Lan Lake tour includes kayaking and boat trips on the Lake, listen out for the calls of the rare Horn Bill birds. Our bike tour that visits Krabi province includes a trek to Buddha monument perched on a mountain top, not accessible by bike.
However our tours are bike tours, so if you don’t enjoy cycling this tour is probably not for you.
What kind of bikes do you have ?
We use mountain bikes opposed to road bikes as most of our tours include some off road trails. We have chosen Trek mountain bikes as they make high quality frames and use only the best components. All of our bikes are regularly serviced and kept in top condition. To learn more CLICK here
Can children join the tour ?
On our normal tours the minimum age is 14 years of age, this is not based on biking difficulty, just group dynamics. Many of the adult joining our tours are enjoying some time away from the younger kids and socializing with other adults.
However if you are a family a private family cycling tour can be arranged.
What is included in the Tour Price ?
All meals (some longer tours may include rest days where only breakfast is included and you are free to discover the local restaurants, see fact sheet from each tour for meals included), bike hire, accommodation based on twin share, drinks (excluding alcoholic drinks), extra activities and park entrance fees that are advertised as part of the tour.
Are there any extra costs ?
You pay the advertised tour price and that is it while you are on the tour with the exception of alcoholic drinks, personal items and additional tours, activities and restaurants you chose to visit by yourself on longer tours that include rest days. You are also responsible for your own air fares, accommodation and transport before the start of our bike tour and after the completion of our bike tour.
What are your Booking conditions and payment policies ?
If for any reason we cancel our bike tour you receive a full refund. If you cancel, the amount that is returned to you depends on whether you booked a day trip or a multiple day bike tour package, plus how close it is to the tour departure date.
You can request a detailed cancellation policy and we will email it to you.
If booking multiple day bike tour packages we recommend travel insurance that includes "trip cancellation" in case you need to cancel at late notice.
We hope we have covered most of the general questions about our bike tours, but if you have a question that is
not covered above please send us an email and we endeavor to answer your question within 24 hours : firstname.lastname@example.org