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THAILAND TO MALAYSIA


TOUR INTRODUCTION
The beautiful Andaman Coast of Thailand sets the stage for the journey, with sunny white-sand beaches and impressive limestone formations rising from the ocean. Ride on quiet coastal roads, through tranquil forests and National Parks in a region of the country well-off the tourist trail. The days are as long as they are peaceful and flat in South Thailand but experience the local culture-and the terrain- begin to morph as the route heads further south toward

TOUR SUMMARY

12 days | 11 nights

1036 km

9 stages

94 - 139 km

mainly flat and/or rolling

THB 115,900.00

Krabi

Kuala Lumper

Krabi Airport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Explore historic colonial Georgetown, Malaysia's food capital, and fuel up for a ride into hill country. Palm plantations, thick jungle, and colourful mosques line the undulating roads through the centre of the country. The ride builds to an impressive peak with a leg-testing climb to Cameron Highlands, set among verdant tea estates. Descend into tropical forests and authentic Malay towns before the journey's end in dazzlingly modern Kuala Lumpur. 

12 days | 11 nights | 9 stages from 94 to 139 km | Total 1036 km

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Day 2 Krabi to Pak Meng = Ride 115 km. The first 35 km

will be on a bicycle lane and back road to avoid the busy traffic of Krabi. We ride together at steady paces through mangroves, rubber trees, and palm plantations. At the 50-km point, we take our first break after our warm-up ride. As we continue south, we have a few rolling hills for the next 10 km before our route flattens out. We end by riding along the Andaman coast directly to our hotel.

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Day 3 Pak Meng to Koh Sukorn = Ride 94 km.

After breakfast, we start by riding on a scenic road alongside the sea before heading to Koh Sukorn, otherwise known as Pig Island. For those in the mood for hot springs, we can take a slight detour and have time for a dip. Back in the saddle, we'll be cycling through thick mangrove forests and then rubber and palm plantations, taking in the fresh air and peaceful natural surroundings along the way to the ferry. We leave our bikes on the mainland and take a 20-minute boat ride to our island resort. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach or take a kayak out to explore the island.

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Day 4 Koh Sukorn to Satun = Ride 120 km.

Today, we'll cross back to the mainland and stick to back roads to see rural Thailand at its best as we cycle past colourful mosques and remote villages. We'll see some interesting landscapes, lots of friendly smiles, and plenty of unspoiled nature. Once we reach Satun, depending on the time, we can explore the monkey mountain or the night market in this border city before we return to our hotel. 

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Day 1 Meet in Krabi

Upon arriving at the Hotel, centrally located in Ao Nang, you will enjoy all of the amenities of our hotel. For those interested in a dose of genuine Thai culture and hospitality, sticking around Krabi is a rewarding experience. In the evening we will greet and welcome you in the meeting room of the hotel. Here we will inform you about the tour and provide a bit of interesting information about our host country. At the end, every participant will receive a high-quality team jersey

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Day 5 Satun to Alor Setar = Ride 126 km.

This morning starts with a 40-km ride to the border. Once we have cycled our first 6 km in Malaysia, we hit our only hill of the day, but the ride up will be tough and is sure to get your heart rate up! After a moderately challenging uphill ride, we, of course, have a great downhill to follow before enjoying flat and smooth riding all the way to our hotel in Alor Setar, home to the Central State Administration Centre and the birthplace of two of Malaysia's prime ministers.

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Day 6 Alor Setar to Georgetown = Ride 126 km.

Today is another flat and scenic ride as we hug the coast. There will be a few rolling hills when we skirt Hutan Lipur Rekreasi Tupah, or Tupah Recreational Forest, a protected area in Kuala Muda District, which also provides some welcome shade, and those in need of a cool-down can go for a refreshing dip in the river. The highlight of our day will be crossing to the island of Penang where we overnight at the colonial town of Georgetown, famed for its eclectic mix of colonial-style architecture. Tonight, we hit the town to discover some of town's famous delicacies and learn the tasty truth behind Georgetown's nickname -- Malaysia's food capital.

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Day 7 Georgetown Rest Day

Time off the saddle,you are free to discover Georgetown, Penang’s cultural centre and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the streets, the heritage buildings and find the many treasures of whimsical paintings and sculptures as well as interactive murals inspired by daily life. Discover the array of colourful mosques in Chinatown and take a stroll through rustic Chinese shophouses, visit Chinese temples, and shop for spices in Little India. Or, you might be drawn to the town's many Western-style skyscrapers and massive shopping complexes set amidst British Raj–era architecture. Be sure to take advantage of Georgetown's world-renown as a food capital!

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Day 8 Georgetown to Ipoh = Ride 139 km.

After a day off the bikes, it's time for another great ride. We'll transfer by car from the island of Penang for about an hour and a half, and set up our bikes near a local water park. Our ride takes us along country roads, with a mix of local farms, forest, and palm plantations. We'll skirt the edges of Taiping, avoiding the busiest sections of the city before taking a break for a refreshing local snack, cendol, at a quiet riverside cafe. Then it's a fantastic, undulating ride through lush forests, all the way to our destination for the day, the town of Ipoh. Once we're checked into our hotel, we can have a swim in the rooftop pool, or simply admire the view of the mountains that frame the city. 

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Day 9 Ipoh to Cameron Highlands = Ride 97 km.

Rise early for a hearty breakfast and a head start on the biggest ride of the tour. We'll ride directly out of Ipoh and into the surrounding mountains towards Malaysia's central, jungled highlands. The ride is mostly flat as we leave Ipoh, but at roughly 25 kilometers we start to climb. The climb is consistent, and not too steep, but it's a slow and steady journey on and up into the jungle. The support vehicle will be close by to grab fuel, a water refill, or to take a rest should you need it. After nearly 50 kilometers of climbing, we'll take a lunch break at the top and to admire the view. Then it's a fast and winding downhill through the town of Kampung Raja, followed by a final 8-kilometer ascent into Cameron Highlands town. We'll check into our hotel and rest our legs. Feel free to go for a swim, enjoy a hot bath, or admire the scenery from the balcony before dinner. 

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Day 10 Cameron Highlands to Raub = Ride 130 km.

After yesterday's big climb, we start the day off right with a big downhill! It's a long, cruising descent out of Cameron Highlands and past its famous tea estates, through rural greenhouse farms, and along an expansive dam before the terrain evens out. The rest of our ride is along an expansive road with plenty of shoulder through the Malaysian rainforest. The forest road is undulating, and you can expect several short climbs along the way, but nothing compared to yesterday's achievement! The final 40 kilometers is a flat ride through forest and palm farms to our accommodation at a quiet, hillside resort outside the town of Raub.

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Day 11 Raub to Kuala Lumpur = Ride 76 km.

After breakfast, we'll continue riding into the town of Raub for a flat 30 kilometers, before turning from the main road to the climb up Frazer Hill. It's a very gradual, 20-kilometer climb, but a shaded and quiet ride through a forested area. Once at the top, we'll take a snack break before tackling a fun descent that takes us out into an expansive road along a dam, surrounded by typical Malaysian rainforest. Our ride ends in the town of Kuala Kubu Bharu, a quiet and charming town with Chinese character and nice views of the surrounding scenery. We'll enjoy a tasty Malaysian lunch before packing up the bikes and transferring by car to the city of Kuala Lumpur. On the way, we'll have the opportunity to stop and visit the famous Batu Caves. Once in KL, we'll check into our hotel and regroup in the evening for a final, farewell and Malaysian feast!

MORE DESCRIPTION
Disclaimer: The adventure cycling tours we operate often go beyond the beaten track, and the countries where we ride are not always predictable. Due to these reasons, it is occasionally necessary to reroute or update itineraries. Our guarantee is that we will not change a trip unless for safety or to improve it. Our listed hotels are always accurate at the time of writing, but should we have to change any hotel, it will always be for a similar or better one.

Booking Date
09/11/2024
Date Format d/m/Y
Tour Price
115,900.00 THB