CYCLING THE ESSENCE OF THAILAND
Our founder Michael’s family hails from Thailand’s smallest province, home to the famous TRAIN MARKET of Maeklong and the UNESCO protected canal side market of Amphawa. Michael spent much of his free time exploring his Thai cultural roots, mapping his mother’s province on a bike for several years during his spare time. Through BIKE2BASICS Michael shares the insights of his exploration in a holistic multiple transport and biking adventure that takes you on a “Slow-Life Route” along the coast to his home province 60km west of Bangkok. En route we visit the aforementioned train market as well as Amphawa. Through his passion for exploration and mapping he knows the trails like no other. The bike tour starts in the afternoon at the Vanguard Basecamp north of Amphawa and consists of approx. 30km of flat terrain. Cycling deep into some of Thailand’s largest and most fertile fruit and coconut plantations allows us to take a journey back in time to communities, markets and a slow pace of life that let you understand why it was the beauty and simplicity of rural life that had Michael leave Germany for Thailand. 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.
IMPRESSIONS OF BIKE2BASICS
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.
1.) Fill out the booking form in the action button “BOOK HERE” 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) 90-917-8727
Email: [email protected]
BTS Skytrain Station Wong Wian Yai Exit 1,
8:00a.m. – approx. 20:00p.m.
Min. 2 – max.7 travelers
Paypal to: [email protected] (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 4.9% 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
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).
Staying in Bangkok and looking for great accommodation and excellent service?
Stay at The Innspire Bangkok – Home of the Vanguards
Explore some of Thailand’s largest fruit and coconut plantations
Relax and chill with like-minded people in great locations
Travel the slow-life route down to remote water-front communities
Leave the road and venture into the intricate web of tropical single tracks
Connecting to our roots
Go beyond tourist attractions
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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