Thailand road escapes with SpiceRoads Cycling
SpiceRoads Cycling has just launched 3 original Thailand Road Cycling tours, as part of a new collection of “Road Escapes.” These short road cycling getaways showcase some of the country’s best cycling, all accessible from major international airports in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.
Based in Bangkok and known for their Asian road cycling tours, SpiceRoads developed this new tour concept to introduce more riders to the fantastic cycling regions of Thailand. The new Road Escapes offer fixed-base cycling, where guests stay in the same accommodation each night and ride in the surrounding areas each day, instead of the more common, “point-to-point” format of cycling holidays.
“Fixed-base cycling tours focus on showcasing the best cycling within an area,” says SpiceRoads Cycling Managing Director Daniel Moylan. “And with Thailand’s cycling meccas of Chiang Mai, Khao Yai and Phang Nga, this gives cyclists the full experience of cycling in the region, instead of just passing through.”
Thailand’s cycling culture is fast-growing, with competitive, multi-stage events available year-round for both locals and international travellers alike, including the arrival of Le Tour de France’s L’Etape series in Phang Nga Thailand in 2018.
“Thailand is without question the top cycling destination in Southeast Asia,” Moylan says. “Nowhere else in the region can you find such variety in terrain, with the infrastructure to support the sport of road cycling. Our new Road Escapes make this more accessible for expats and locals in areas like Hong Kong and Singapore to experience on a long weekend holiday or a quick break.”
The new Road Escape tours are each set in the areas of Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, and Khao Lak, renown Thailand cycling destinations. Each 4-day tour offers 3 days of cycling along carefully curated routes from a centrally located 4-star accommodation.
In Khao Lak, guests will complete rides along the Andaman Coast and into the lush and mountainous interior of Phang Nga, while relaxing each night in a Khao Lak beachside resort. In Hua Hin, riders can enjoy coastal scenery along the Gulf of Thailand, with rides into the quiet countryside and even a visit to one of Thailand’s best vineyards.
Chiang Mai, known for its terrain, offers cyclists this chance to challenge themselves on the region’s famous climbs while enjoying the city’s hip nightlife in the evening.
The Road Escapes are priced from US$ 750 – 1,000, including all accommodation, refreshments, full vehicle support, all meals and refreshments, and airport transfers. Guests can rent a high-quality road bike for the trip for an additional US$ 140, and enjoy their own private room for an additional US$ 140 – 250.