Tour de Bang Saen

    Coastal cruising with the locals

         This is a unique tour, not offered by any other tour company and takes you along a stretch of coastline which is free from foreigners and is a blend of traditional lifestyle with sustainable marine farming practices. We spend the day cycling along the coast which has one of the largest muscle and oyster farms in the world. In addition we visit a mangrove forest which is home to a largest colony of Red collared flying foxes, many coastal birds and perculiar fish such as the giant mudskipper. This is an exciting ride with strange sites and happenings that really highlights the uniqueness of Thailand.

    Highlights of this tour

    • Dockside fishmarket
    • Mangrove forest and flying foxes
    • Angsila community
    • Naja Chinese shrine
    • Kao Sam Muk and its free roaming monkeys

     

    Itinerary

         We start the adventure with an early morning pick up at your hotel and head south east out of Bangkok. It will take about an hour and a bit to reach the place from where we start cycling.

         The first few kilometers of cycling is along an elevated roadway with the ocean on the right and the local fishing port on the left. We’ll take a quick stop at the dockside fish market to see the evenings’ haul before moving on to the the mangrove conservation center where thousands of flying foxes have colonised the mangrove trees. Here we’ll also have a light breakfast break.

         The following stage will take us through a century old community where we’ll see the colourful array of gnomes and garden artifacts, the dying art of stone carving, oyster farming and lots more interesting places to see and visit. Just before lunch we’ll pop into an absolutely breathtaking Chinese shrine.

         Lunch is at a friendly coastal restaurant, and although seafood is recommended, we do cater for all other dietry preferences – including vegetarians. After lunch we continue along the coast, past a fish sauce factory (hold your nose closed), through a mountainside temple and upto Khao Sam Muk -a peak named after a real life Romeo and Juliet story where the locals come to pay respect to these star-crossed lovers and monkeys roam around freely, much to the delight (and amusement) of everyone who comes here.

         From here it’s just a few kilometers to the end point, along the seafront promenade and beachfront walkway lined on both sides by palm trees. Our support van meets us at the final stop where we’ll have a refreshing drink before packing up and heading back to Bangkok.

    Tour availability

    This tour runs everyday depending on the availability of guides and requires a minimum of 2 people.

    Bookings can be made via this site or by calling Nok

    0843086098

    Starting time

    Pick up time at your hotel is

    at about 7.00 am.

    Price

    4,350 Baht per person.

    A deposit of 1,500 Baht is required and the remainder can be paid in cash at the start of the tour.

    Facts and Information

    Style : Full day – cycling and adventure
    Inclusions : Bikes and helmets, pickup and transport, local guides, water, lunch, snacks, insurance .
    Group size : Minimum 2 – maximum 6
    Difficulty : Easy riding.
    Distance : About 28 km. cycling distance
    Pace : Steady – this is a full day tour with lots to do and see.
    Terrain : Mostly flat tarmac road with a few gentle uphills.
    Bikes : We use comfortable and well maintained mountain bikes.

     

    Starting point of the tour

    Pick up time at your hotel is at about 7 am.

    although this might vary slightly according to number of guests we have on the day.

    Before booking the tour, please read our > BOOKING CONDITIONS <.