The family of Vanguards founder Michael hails from Thailand’s smallest province which boasts Thailand’s most intricate canal system, the country’s highest density of Thai Buddhist temples, vast coconut and fruit plantations as well as a range of ancient floating markets. BIKE2BASICS has been designed based on our video interview with Michael’s 91 year old grandmother. The goal is to immerse in the province’s stunning nature and to trace grandma’s life back to when she was young. From the traditional way of life, local professions, food and culture. This journey supports local community based tourism initiatives and is as local as it gets. From meeting Michael’s grandmother, home cooked lunch in farming communities to ancient riverside villages, organic fruit orchards, ancient Buddhist architecture and floating markets. Bike2Basics is a ride like no other that keeps the memory of the old generation alive and connects you to our cultural roots.
BTS Skytrain Station Wong Wian Yai Exit 2.
8:00a.m. – approx. 7:30p.m. (back in Bangkok)
FOR JOIN-IN GROUPS, PLEASE
NOTE: The days in our booking calendar are set as available by default. Paying deposit for a reservation means we will still have to check the availability of our guides. Depending on their availability you will either receive the final confirmation with all tour details or receive the reimbursement of your deposit if they are not available.
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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 4.4% Paypal fee surcharge to the tour price.
Cancellation within 24hours before tour begin, no refund.
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).
Casual flat riding. Distance, approx.28km. Largely through small streets without traffic. Lots of stops in between. Not suitable for absolute beginners as we navigate through on stilted pathways in the plantation.
We do not provide the tour to children. The minimum age to participate is 15 years of age accompanied by a parent.
Please note that insurance is only valid and applies if the booking was done NOT Shorter than 24 hours before begin of the tour
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TOURS ARE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH BY DEFAULT.
FOR GERMAN LANGUAGE PLEASE CONTACT US VIA EMAIL
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”