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.
Tha Kha Floating Market (weekends), Tha Kha Community
Amphawa Floating Market (on weekends only)
Bang Noi Floating Market
Some of Thailand's most scenic biking trails
Some smaller-, less known local attractions (our secret sauce)
Quality mountain bikes, lights and helmets
All of the destinations above
Plenty of water, lunch and snacks
Private transfer from and back to Bangkok
Trip to the meeting point in Bangkok
Transfer back to hotel (van will take you to the nearest BTS-Skytrain station)
BTS Skytrain Station Wong Wian Yai Exit 2.
8:00a.m. - approx. 7:30p.m. (back in Bangkok)
2 - 9
PRIVATE TOURS are subjected to a DIFFERENT RATE than the open group rates below!
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PLEASE NOTE THAT TOUR DATES ON THE CALENDAR ARE SET TO AVAILABLE BY DEFAULT. HOWEVER AFTER YOU HAVE SENT THE DEPOSIT WE STILL HAVE TO CHECK AVAILABILITY OF GUIDES. SHOULD NO GUIDE BE AVAILABLE WE WILL REFUND YOUR DEPOSIT IMMEDIATELY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE BUT TO THE NATURE OF OUR TOURS AND SPECIALIZATION WE ARE STILL OPERATING WITH A SMALL BUT SELECTED NUMBER OF GUIDES.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TOURS ARE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH BY DEFAULT.
FOR GERMAN LANGUAGE PLEASE CONTACT US VIA EMAIL
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.
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”