Explore some of Thailand's largest coconut groves
Take the ``Slow-Life Route`` to the train market an beyond
Unique routes after years of research
Mapping our home province and sharing our insights with you
Chillax in great locations
Enjoy some of Thailand's most scenic cycling trails
Connecting you to our roots
BIKE2BASICS is a holistic multiple transport and biking adventure that takes you along a “Slow-Life Route” along the coast west of Bangkok and through Thailand’s smallest province. En route we visit the famous ‘TRAIN MARKET” of Maeklong as well as the UNESCO protected waterfront community of AMPHAWA. Our founder Michael’s years of exploring and mapping his mother’s home province allowed him to craft some of the most scenic routes in central Thailand. The cycling part starts at the Vanguard Basecamp north of Amphawa and consists of approx.30km of flat terrain. We are cycling deep into some of Thailand’s largest and most fertile fruit and coconut plantations making it a journey back in time to communities, markets and a slow pace of life that let you understand the culture and essence of rural Thailand. Even experienced cyclists who had cycled throughout Thailand have been truly impressed by the scenery and fun-factor and local cyclist are always surprised by the intricacy of our trails. The tour ends at our Basecamp where you can go for a swim in the canals or enjoy the sunset at this secluded time-bubble. A private taxi or van will transfer us back to Bangkok, provided that after that day you still want to go back. Bike2Basics can also be enjoyed with overnight stay and followed by second day of amazing cycling to the famous floating market in Ratchaburi and other local highlights.
This is not a biking trip for beginners, this is an adventure trip. You need to be confident on a bicycle as we cycle single tracks on stilted pathways!!
3,500THB/Person (Group size of 2)
2,950THB/Person (Group size 3-7)
NOTE: These are open-group rates. To inquire for private tour rates, please send us an email or call us.
BTS Skytrain Station Wong Wian Yai Exit 1,
8:00 – approx. 20:00p.m.
Please let us know your BODY HEIGHT (in meters) before going on the trip. Bring sunblock, comfortable shoes and clothes for cycling, small backpack to keep water bottles, camera for the amazing scenery (plus charger), spare clothes, swim wear (in Thai culture no bikini, just plain shorts and t-shirt).
1.) Fill out the booking form in the action button “book Bangkok Starters” below to inquire availability
2.) If spots are available we require a small deposit payment (see payment)
3.) Receive the confirmation. Remaining balance can be paid in person on the day of tour.
Or call-, whatsapp: +66(0)61-634 9907 / +66(0)85-8339218
Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Currently we can’t accept credit cards)
500THB / PERSON via Paypal to secure your spot. The remaining amount can be paid on the tour to avoid Paypal fees.
FULL PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL:
If you prefer to pay the amount in full, we will have to ADD 4.5% Paypal fee surcharge to the tour price.
Cancellation within 24hours before tour begin, no refund. However we will count the amount as credit which you can use for the same or another tour at a later time.
We currently accept ONLY PAYMENTS through PAYPAL
We CANNOT accept CREDIT CARDS or Stripe at this point
Suffice to say the scenery was stunning, we travelled through wonderful quiet roads and tracks. Chatted to locals, stopped off at local farmers, snacks and breaks whenever you want, finished up back at the base camp. This tour really is a wonderful day. This is a relatively small organisation trying, and in my experience successfully delivering high quality experiences which offer good value for money. If you want something a bit different groups like the vanguards really should be one of your key places to go.
Impressive Insights and Amazing Places. I did the one-day Back2Basics tour with my parents and still can't get over my amazement. We have been to many breath-taking places such as seafood and floating markets, temples and hidden resorts, cities and landscapes - both crowded and empty.
We have done many tours all over the world. If you want something different away from the normal tourist trail to see the real life and meet Thai people please use this company. Last year we did the 360 tour around Bangkok city, this year the two day bike tour staying overnight... amazing!! Can't wait to come back next year and see where the team will take us...thank you ... so memorable!
“Not a Tour, an Experience”
“I'd give this 6 stars if I could”
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