Nga Province Mountain Biking Tour:
a Nostalgic Journey into Rural Thai Village Life
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Nga Province offers mountain biking and hiking opportunities for adventurous
travelers as well as experienced cyclists.
Province is just over an hour’s drive from Phuket. But it’s
a world away when it comes to tradition Thai lifestyles, moods and
scenery. Here, you’ll bike through small villages full of charming
locals of all age groups.
conditions vary from sealed concrete, to gravel, to dirt. There is
a lot of shade along the way as well as open sunny sections. The ride
takes place on gentle slopes and short hills.
of fitness varies according to the itinerary. We offer trips for first-time
cyclist as well as more demanding trips for seasoned
mountain bikers. This mountain bike tour can be customized
to suit everyone’s taste or desires. There are enough roads
(both sealed and dirt) to challenge those who want to work out a bit,
yet mellow enough to suit those who are more into the scenery and
cultural aspects of the tour than the ride itself. There are also
enough roads to modify the itinerary to suit every participant.
something special about visiting a region under your own power. Silent
travel is always our first choice.
past rubber tree plantations and oil palm plantations. You’ll
also encounter Durian, Rambutan and other fruit trees. Many of the
local’s yards are ornamented with pleasing plants and flowers.
With the abundance of fruit and flowers comes a variety of birds,
both common and uncommon.
itineraries are all in Phang
Nga Province. We do offer day
& Raman Forest Parks
two lovely small ‘forest parks’ in Phang Nga. One is called
Manora Forest Park and the other is called Raman
Forest Park. Both offer terrific trails and delightful waterfalls.
You will have a chance to hike on these trails. The creeks are a great
place cool off after a ride. The jungle is old-growth, with several
towering trees breaking through the high canopy. Each trail is only
two kilometers long, just the right length to re-energize tired muscles.
There are also restaurants in each of the parks. Very few tourists
visit either of these parks. It’s more of a local Thai's hangout.
This is a trip for just about anyone. It's very easy.
offers both one-day & two-day mountain biking tours in Phang Nga
we use is nestled beside a limestone
karst mountain. The rooms are air-conditioned,
with TV, mini-frig, and an attached restroom. They have a Western
toilet and shower.
energy permitting, you can go on a ride through town. Phang
Nga Town is a quaint settlement with loads of small shops
and restaurants. Limestone karst formations surround the town.
Thai village life is very laid-back. If it’s raining
or sometime when it’s not, rural Thais often spend a good bit
of time sitting on their front porches or sitting around in salas.
Thai style salas usually made with a thatched roof and a flat platform
where you can sit cross-legged. Life’s pace is obviously slower
here. Family is priority numero uno in traditional Thai life. Sitting
around isn’t viewed as a waste of time—like it is in many
Western cultures—instead, it’s a way to strengthen the
family bond. After all, what’s the big rush?
Biking Loop Trail
starts off on a sealed road, then a gravel road and then it changes
into a dirt road. There are rubber plantations, farmland, open fields
and small farms along the journey. Near the end of the loop, you’ll
come upon a small wat (Buddhist temple). We can take a break here.
Then, the we’ll take the road from this area to Raman
on this loop is gentle and the road conditions are easy.
real mountain biking experience is required, though you will
likely enjoy yourself more if you have a bit of familiarity with mountain
size: 2 to 8 guests. Larger group tours available too.
include all transfers from nearest local airport, bus station or train
station (airfare not included), all equipment, accommodations once
on the trip (two-day trip only), all meals, all snacks, coffee, tea,
water, national park fees and insurance.
What to bring:
- Cycling shorts
- Hat (for the short hikes)
- Sun protection / sun lotion
- Personal saddle if you wish
- Shoes for cycling or general sports
- Long trousers or a sarong for when you're visiting villages
- Personal Medicines
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Participants understand this type of adventure tour incurs some inherent
risks. We do provide limited personal insurance. We recommend that
participants get such insurance beforehand. Paticipants must sign
full liability release before the trip begins.