Road Ride from Thailand to Singapore with SpiceRoads.

February 4, 2016 in Tours by cipcipTrip

SpiceRoads Cycle Tours, the leading bicycle tour operator in Asia for more than a decade is excited to announce the launch of Thailand to Singapore by Road Bike, an adventure which tackles three countries and 1,339 kilometers in 15 days. This tour is set to depart from July and is suitable for anyone with a moderate level of fitness.

“This tour is a great ride – there are good roads to ride on, challenging hills to get your heart beating, fascinating history to explore en route and delicious food to indulge in. It’s perfect for the adventurous road rider,” says Struan Robertson, CEO of SpiceRoads Cycle Tours.

What to expect
The tour starts by riding along the Andaman Coast of Thailand on mostly flat terrain through thick forests and plantations; along country back roads and through local villages; into lush national parks with impressive waterfalls and warm hot springs. There are charming towns to visit along the way: the colonial town of Georgetown on Penang Island; the murals of Ipoh and the historical city of Malacca, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. The tour finally ends in the dynamic city-state of Singapore for more action.

Tour highlights:

Stopping at numerous waterfalls in Thailand, including a hot waterfall

Spending the night in the middle of Thale Ban National Park

Eating in the colonial town of Georgetown.

Discovering the Old Town of Ipoh

Visiting a turtle hatchery for hawksbill turtles in Port Dickson

Exploring Malacca, a historical city and a UNESCO World Heritage

Cycling into the urban jungle of Singapore

Go to distance:
This 15-day tour includes 13 days of cycling from 85 km to 117 km per day clocking up a total of 225 km. The tour, which starts in Krabi and ends in Singapore, is predominately on tarmac and is in relatively good condition with occasional challenging ups and thrilling downs. The tour can be enjoyed by anyone with a relatively good level of physical fitness.

Expert guides:
The trip is fully supported and led by expert guides. The knowledge of the area and terrain means that you always know what is coming up in terms of distance and difficulty. An air-conditioned bus with a constant supply of cold drinks and fresh fruit will be on hand to pick up riders in need of a break.

2016 departures:
July 24 – August 7
October 16 – October 30
November 20 – December 4
This tour requires a minimum of 4 pax to depart.

Riders wanting to cycle from Bangkok can join Bicycling Bangkok to Phuket, a 10-day road ride which departs July 10, October 2 and November 6. There is a four-day gap between rides for a well-deserved rest at the magnificent beach resort island of Phuket.

For more information, please visit www.spiceroads.com

What are the costs?
The tour costs US$3,650 (US$650 for a single supplement) with the additional US$450 Standard Bike hire or upgrade to hire a Trek Emonda S5 carbon bike – US$650.