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Thailand Cycling Tour

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21st - 30th November 2020
Full Price: £1699    Deposit Only: £320
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Cycling through Thailand – the land of smiles, is an adventure you’ll remember forever. The smooth roads are cycle friendly and quiet, the people are extremely welcoming and the vast array of Thai food is absolutely delicious.

Take a route less travelled and see all the beauty Thailand has to offer with 520 miles of glorious cycling from the capital to the perfect beaches of Phuket. We pass plantations, rice fields, temple sites and tropical jungle as well as many traditional villages along the way.

You’ll be treated to some truly wonderful scenery as we pedal down the east coast, meander across the country to the border of Myanmar and finally along the west cost of the enchanting county to the lively party island of Phuket.

A Challenge Central leader is accompanied by an experienced and passionate tour leader who is fluent in English, French and German. Additionally, the challenge is supported by English speaking Thai Guides who enrich the experience with their fantastic cuisine selection, knowledge of Thai history and assisting with communication in the many communities we pass.

Our VIP support vehicle tails 25 metres behind the group throughout the challenge to provide instant support, frequent refreshments and valuable protection from other road users.

There are no charity commitments so you are free to raise money for any charity of your choice, or simply take on The Thailand Cycle Tour for a personal challenge without a minimum fundraising obligation.

Our Interest Free Monthly Payment Plan is also available on this challenge of a lifetime; please contact us for further information.

We take customer service very seriously but don’t take our word for it, see our feedback page with testimonials from previous challengers who have enjoyed our cycling tours.

We also have a Thailand Cycle Tour Gallery with action snaps from the cycling adventure. 

Day 1 - Bangkok - 0 miles / 0 km (D)

The adventure starts in the phenomenal, brightly lit capital of Thailand, Bangkok. The rapidly developing city is one of the biggest in Asia and home to over 8 million people.

The vibrant city is packed with sky-scrapers and impressive architecture combining modern and traditional buildings making the city one of the most interesting on the planet to explore.

The first night accommodation is in the mighty Mode Sathorn, right next to the BTS sky train for easy access from the airport. The hotel has a wonderful rooftop bar overlooking the city lights, as well as an impressive view from the infinity pool bar for some relaxation before the cycling begins.

There are two options for the evening, either jump on a boat with the team leaders for a short journey to The Asiatique River Front for absorption of some of the sights, sounds, smells, shops and history of this exciting city. If you are joining the group, dinner is included as well as a complimentary welcome drink. Alternatively, you are free to take on the city yourself or simply unwind in hotel and appreciate the city lights.

Bangkok may seem a real culture shock upon arrival, but it’s actually one of the safest and friendliest major cities in the world. It’s definitely worth the effort to experience what Bangkok is all about, if nothing else it puts into perspective the difference between the capital city compared to the more rural and peaceful places we will visit as we progress south on our cycle tour towards Phuket.

Accommodation - Mode Sathorn Hotel

Carefully decorated with fashionable lifestyle design, offers an immaculate business service, a pleasurable spa, an absolutely incredible view from the rooftop bar at the 38th floor and a mouth-watering dining service with Thai specialties, daily buffet breakfasts and delicious cocktails and tapas.

Thailand Cycling Challenge


Day 2 -  Phetchaburi to Hua-Hin - 34 miles / 55 km (flat) (B, L, D) 

After a buffet hotel breakfast, we will gather at the hotel reception where we will meet the full support crew and load up the vans ready for the truly epic adventure.

The leaders and support crew do everything they can to ensure the cycle tour to Phuket is safe and enjoyable. The staff will always be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the cycle tour or the wonderful country of Thailand.

As safety is an absolutely priority for us, we do not attempt to ride directly out of Bangkok as it simply too busy and too dangerous for group cycling. From Bangkok, we will take an air-conditioned minibus journey of approx. 1.5hrs to Petchaburi, a provincial town just a short way down the coast where we will visit an historic cave surrounded by monkeys for added entertainment.

After the cave, we will continue in the minibus for another hour where we will find our first resort in Hua Hin, the enchanting Vana Varin Resort. Lunch is served at the resort and everyone will have a chance to prepare themselves and their bikes for the first leg of the tour.

At around 15:30, the time has come for the cycling to finally begin. After a long flight, the busiest of Bangkok and morning bus trip, our groups are always ready to get the show on the road by this point.

For the first leg of the tour, we have opted for a shorter than daily average and a circular route which means we are back at the same resort for the evening. This gives us the perfect opportunity to adjust to the bikes and assess the group’s cycling pace and experience.

The cycle ride is flat and short but the heat might take a little getting used to so ensure water bottles are full and suntan lotion is properly applied.

The ride will take us out to the Pramburi Dam, for an awesome view and a perfect opportunity to capture some photos. The quiet back roads with excellent surfaces provide the first real glimpse of the beauty and peacefulness of cycling in Thailand.

During the ride, we will pass farms, plantations and make a short stop at Wat Mongkol, a very popular Buddhist shrine with a huge image of the famous monk.

Back at the magical, idyllic and secluded lodges of the Vana Varin Resort, there will be a chance to take a dip in the pool or relax overlooking the beautiful lake that the wonderfully Thai styled bungalows surround.

For dinner we head into the centre of town to discover what an interesting place Hua Hin is. We will take the opportunity to sample the locally sourced seafood from a Thai restaurant and visit the famous night market. Hua Hin is the last vibrant town we will visit for a few days so a good chance to enjoy the nightlife.


Accomodation - Vana Varin

Vana Varin is a gem in Hua Hin hidden in the middle of a large forested area, full of trees and flowers. Due to the abundance of water supply in the area, the Vana Varin resort offers a truly unique environment surrounded by lush nature.

Thailand Cycling Tour - Day 2 Accomodation


Day 3 - Hua-Hin to Kuiburi - 50 miles / 80 km (flat) (B, L, D) 

Due to a shorter day, we can afford to start a little later than normal and commence cycling at 10:00. For the next leg of our cycling tour, we head south along some of the new purpose built cycle paths towards Prachuap Kiri Khan. We will then pass the 7 Kings monument park where we will find 7 huge bronze statues built in honour of the Kings of Thailand over the centuries.

During this day of cycling we will ride along beautiful tropical bays, through national parks and sections of magical tropical forests. Our journey now takes us away from the large tourist area of Hua Hin and heads into areas not often explored by most tourists; now the real Thailand starts to unfold in front of our eyes.



Accomodation - Kuiburi Hotel Resort

The Kuiburi Resort is a luxury hotel found on the quiet end of Kuiburi Bonok Beach, 30 minutes away drive away from Hua Hin.

Kuiburi Hotel & Resort provides a secluded private beach on the doorstep of the hotel. The location of the hotel ensures privacy and total relaxation away from the busier beaches of Hua Hin.

Bangkok to Phuket Cycle - Day 3 Accomodation


Day 4 - Kuiburi  to Haad-Baan-Krut - 68 miles / 110 km (flat) (B, L, D) 

During today’s cycle (start at 08:00), we ride through a Thai military base and over an airplane runway. Thailand invests heavily on its defence with National Service still being a legal requirement for a lot of Thai young men. The soldiers are generally very friendly and cycling is very popular with the army personnel.

Additionally we also pass through some very beautiful national park areas, one of which we will stop to visit a scenic waterfall where we break for lunch. There will be plenty of time to soak up and relax within the picturesque surroundings.

After lunch we will continue towards Haad Baan Krut, passing small rural villages and pineapple plantations. We will arrive at our beach houses for the night, where we can relax and watch the sun go down on a quiet palm and coconut-lined bay.



Accommodation - Sunshine Paradise Resort

The perfectly named Sunshine Paradise Resort is situated on a tranquil beach, which has yet to be discovered by the tourist crowds.

This charming destination at Rumra Beach, Prachuap Khiri Khan is a well kept secret where beach lovers can unwind and enjoy the pristine white sands of the beach.

Bangkok to Phuket Cycle - Accomodation Day 4


Day 5 - Haad-Baan-Krut to Chumphon - 85 miles / 137 km (flat) (B, L, D) 

For the fourth consecutive day on the bike and the last before the rest day, we will start to really see the tropical environment come to fruition. The waters are home to an abundant of tropical fish that you would expect to see in aquariums and lush forests become plentiful as we meander our way through this fantastic country. We will also see a different style of Thai people with their relaxed attitude and welcoming attitude to all visitors.

On this leg of the Thailand Cycling Tour, we will pass a large Buddha sitting on the top of a steep hill, which provides a superb panoramic view over the sea and coastline. 10 miles further on from the Buddha and we will eat another tasty lunch in a Thai wooden house gazing out at the sea.

There is a little bit of climbing during this section of the cycle tour, but fairly easy and nothing with an aggressive % elevation, with the exception of the Buddha climb of course, which is optional.

With the cycling complete, we will arrive at our beautiful accommodation for our double night stay. With no cycling tomorrow, there is no need for an early night so a few drinks at a local bar with a pool table are normally in order.


Accommodation - Armonia Village

Armonia Village is an absolutely perfect retreat for our double night stay where we can relax in style. In a welcoming and traditional southern environment, you will be surrounded by peace and tranquillity where you can recuperate after four consecutive days of cycling.

Bangkok to Phuket Cycle - Accomodation Day 5


Day 6 - Rest Day - 0 miles / 0 km (B) 

With over 240 miles under our belts, the rest day should be a very welcomed sight for the team.

For those who wish to bring home some of the wonderful tastes of Thailand, our Thai guides provide an opportunity to join a complimentary Thai cooking class. The class will show the step-by-step process of how to create some traditional Thai meals that you will be able to impress your friends and family with upon your return home.

The rest day is fundamentally the chance to recuperate after the first half of the cycle tour, enjoy the amazing environment and take the lactate acid out of legs with a Thai massage. We would also recommend you take the opportunity to wash your clothes ready for the next four days of cycling.

Hopefully by now the whole team has adapted to the climate, the food and their bikes so they are fully enjoying the challenge of cycling across Thailand. This can all be reflexed upon from the pool situated 5 metres away from each Thai hut!

Thailand Cycle Tour - Rest Day Cooking Class

Accommodation - Armonia Village

A second day at the Armonia Village will allow you to relax in complete harmony with yourself, the natural environment and the tranquil atmosphere among the Village's guests and residents.

Bangkok to Phuket Cycle - Accomodation Day 5


Day 7 - Chumphon to Ranong - 105 miles / 169 km (undulating and tough climbs) (B, L, D) 

After a good breakfast, we are back on our bikes and heading across the country towards Ranong. This leg of the cycle tour is the longest and one of the toughest with large hills and technical descents towards the end of the day but the smooth rolling roads and incredible local support will allow the miles to fly by.

Initially we follow the eastern coastline south, before moving inland and shadowing a meandering canal with a few small climbs. From here we cross to the west of the country where Thailand borders with Myanmar (Burma). We will stop at the Kra Isthmus, which is the narrowest part of the country where Myanmar is just the other side of the fast-flowing river border. The stop provides a great chance to take some photos with the river and forest backdrop of the neighbouring countries.

On this leg of the tour, we like to get a big chunk of the ride out of the way first, so our lunch stop is at around 69 miles, which we recommend a decent refuel as a tough climb and technical descents are looming at the end of the day.

After lunch, you have the option to take the last 60km (37 miles) of the day in the support vehicle or you can test your legs on a number of steep climbs with some parts reaching 14-17% elevation. There is absolutely no rush and we always encourage everyone to cycle at their own pace as we have enough leaders to support the entire group. Where there is elevation, there is generally a form of descent and this is no different on this day; you will be faced with some technical, steep descents.

When we arrive at Ranong, there will be an option to head into the famous hot springs and take a dip, soothing fatigued legs that have turned the bike cranks many times over the past week; a great way to relax and unwind in these magical natural phenomenon.

Ranaong has many bars and restaurants with lots of venues with live music and entertainment. We stay in a centrally located hotel so we can explore this vibrant town without having to travel too far.

Thailand Cycling Tour - Day 7

Accommodation - Galla

At The Galla Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. Airy rooms with Wifi, flat-screen TVs and balconies plus the hotel has an swimming pool featuring a sundeck.


Day 8 - Ranong to Kuraburi - 78 miles / 125 km (undulating) (B, L, D) 

We will need a good breakfast this morning, as we move into the second consecutive day of undulating terrain with another high distance cycle leg.

Today’s ride offers perhaps some of best views of the entire cycle tour as we move through the mountains and tropical forests heading deeper south towards Kuraburi.

There will be some climbing and elevation, but we will take it at a pace everyone can manage and the guides will be there every step of the way to assist the group.

The trade off for the climbing is the magnificent views and photo opportunities, which makes it worth every single pedal.

The accommodation is one the most unique and interesting of the cycling tour, as we stay in our very own little forest in a fantastic tropical resort. The private and beautifully styled bamboo bungalows surround a massive lake within a secluded mini jungle.

There is a lovely pool to chill in after a tough day’s cycling and during the night we are likely to hear the sound of the jungle and all of its insects and animals, a very natural and peaceful place for a genuine tropical experience.

Thailand Cycling Tour Day 8

Accommodation - Kuraburi Greenview

Located alongside the scenic west coastal highway, yet surrounded by lush tropical rainforest of Phang-Nga, the Kuraburi Greenview Resort is a true getaway from the hustle and bustle of big city life.

Thailand Cycling Tour - Kuraburi Greenview


Day 9 - Kuraburi to Khao Lak - 50 miles / 80 km (flat) (B, L) 

Today we return to more flat terrain giving the legs a rest from the undulations and a better chance to absorb the picturesque villages and rubber plantations we past on route.

For lunch we stop in a very unique old Portuguese village, with some interesting colonial style buildings, very unusual as Thailand has never been colonised or conquered by any other nation completely in modern written history, so to find architecture of this kind in Thailand is quite an oddity and very interesting.

We will reach the seaside resort of Khoa Lak, which is a very popular tourist destination with a fantastic beach. Our resort for the night is aptly named The Waters and is designed around beautiful swimming pools all interlinked together.

Due to the amount of choice of restaurants and variation of food options in Khao Lak, dinner is not included this evening so the group is free to explore the town and the nightlife themselves.

Thailand Cycling Tour Day 9 Group

Accommodation - The Waters Khao Lak

The Waters is fabulous resort set in the heart of Bang Niang Village in Khao Lak, next to the beach.

The beautiful water features and the serene blue pools create a sense of relaxation and tranquillity before the final stretch of the cycling tour.

Thailand-Cycling-Tour-The Waters Khao Lak


Day 10 - Khao Lak to Phuket - 50 miles / 80 km (undulating with tough ending) (B, L) 

The last leg of the journey takes us to our ultimate destination, the beautiful, thrilling and tropical island of Phuket.

Shortly after leaving our hotel in Khao Lak, we will stop at the famous police boat that was washed inland by the devastating Tsunami in 2004, which completely flattened the town.

There will be some gentle undulation in the terrain today but the sheer emotion and sense of achievement you will experience when you cross over the bridge to the island of Phuket, makes it worth each and every pedal revolution.

We continue to our journey’s end at the Nai Yang Beach and we are in no doubt that all will have been touched, inspired and immeasurably surprised by all the wonderful things we have seen and experienced on this cycling odyssey.

Challenge Central takes great pride and enjoyment from helping our cyclists cross the wonderful country of Thailand. We love cycling here and as we all arrive at Heavenly beach in Phuket, we are confident all riders will feel the same as we do.

Our Thailand Cycling Tour is the most exciting and enjoyable challenge we organise. The tour isn’t just a challenge, it’s a cycling holiday, one which you will treasure and remember forever.

Thailand Cycling Tour Day 10


(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Please note - Unless otherwise stated, we will start cycling each day at 8am and go out for dinner at 7pm - when applicable.


Thailand Cycle Tour Challenge Dates

23rd November - 2nd December 2019


What's included:

>> Excellent Quality Resorts x 9 nights (Accommodation is based on twinned rooms, please see further details below for single occupancy)

>> 9 Breakfasts

>> 8 Lunches

>> 7 Dinners

>> Fruits, Snacks, Soft Drinks and Electrolytes

>> Support Vehicle (includes First Aid and Bike Spares)

>> Thai Cooking Class

>> Local Thai Guide (with vast culutural knowledge)

>> Experienced Tour Leader (Multilingual)

>> Challenge Central Representative


What's not included:

>> Flights

>> Airport Transfers

>> Bike Rental

>> Guide Tips

>> 1 Lunch and 3 Dinners (see FAQs)

>> Personal Insurance


The challenge cost is based on participants sharing a twinned room. If you are joining the challenge as an individual or in a group with an odd number, you will be subject to a single supplement charge unless another participant of the same sex signs up in the same situation. In this instance, we will place you both together in a twinned room. If you have a preference to stay in a room of your own or another person of the same sex doesn’t sign up on their own / in an odd group number, we will require the single supplement fee at the time of the remaining balance (3 months before the event start date).


All Challenge Central events require a minimum participation level in order to operate. On very rare occasions if this level is not reached with 3 months to go, we may unfortunately have to cancel the challenge date. Bookings can either be refunded in full or transferred to another Challenge Central event within the next 18 months. Please find our full Terms and Conditions here.


Downloadable Kit List available here

Bike Clothing:

>> Padded Cycling Shorts x 2

>> Cycling Jersey x 3

>> Lightweight T-Shirts x 3

>> Sweat Wicking Undergarments x 2

>> Cycle Shoes

>> Cycling Socks x 3

>> Bike Gloves

Clothes can be washed manually in the evening and will be dry by the morning due to the heat. There will an opportunity for a laundry service from the hotel on Day 6 where all clothes can be properly washed.


Other Clothing:

>> Casual Clothing (shorts, trousers, t-shirts, shirts, underwear, socks etc.)

>> Shoes / Trainers

>> Sandals


Bike Kit:

>> Bike Helmet (compulsory)

>> Pedals (you will need your own pedals for the hire bikes)

>> Bike Computer

>> Water Bottle (only if wish to use your own as there are spares in the support vehicle)

>> Spare Inner Tubes x 4 (if you are unlucky enough to have more than 4 punctures, additional inner tubes can be purchased for 200 THB)

>> Watertight bag / pouch (for protection of your phone / camera)


Luggage / Packing Equipment:

>> Holdall / Suitcase (for everything in the support vehicle)

>> Packing Sacks and Dry Sacks

>> Plastic Bags (for wet clothes and separating items)


Hygiene & Health:

>> Toiletries

>> Sun Protection

>> Flannel / Hand Towel (for Freshening Up)

>> Anti-Insect Spray

>> Anti-Chafe Cream

>> Prescribed Medication (if applicable)

>> Basic First Aid Kit (Guides will carry as well)



Meals and snacks are provided throughout the challenge but it is fine to bring additional energy bars, gels and other snacks you are used to consuming if you wish.


Documentation / Other:

>> Passport

>> Travel Documents

>> Travel Insurance

>> Mobile Phone and Charger

>> Power Bank Charger(s)

>> Asian Plug Adapter

>> Thai Baht (you will be able to withdraw from cash machines with your UK cards at 200 THB charge)

Bangkok to Phuket Cycle Finish on beach

Upgrades and Extras

All of the following extras can be purchased during booking process of the challenge.

Accommodation - Single Supplement

If you would like to book a room for yourself and not share with anyone else during the challenge, you can upgrade with Single Supplement.

£350 for 9 nights

Cycling Jersey

Wear your CC Cycle Tours jersey with pride as you cycle through Thailand - the ultimate challenge memento! An image of the top can be found on our clothing page and available in Ladies or Mens.

Product Information:

YKK Excella® Zip Tri-section Pocket

Front Full Zip

Challenge Central Logos


Sizing Guide

Please note the tops are designed to be fitted and therefore if you would prefer some extra room in them, we would recommend going one size bigger than you normally would purchase.  

Cycle Jersey - Mens

Cycle Jersey - Ladies

















   34"    36"     38"     40"



Challenge Central has been successfully helping people overcome some of the toughest, most exciting challenges for many years. Here’s what they have to say about their London to Amsterdam experience with us:

"I started doing Challenge Central events in 2009. I always find them a positive experience and would urge everyone to get onto a CC event. They are a great mixture of a challenge and fun that you will remember for many years." 

Duncan, November 2016

Thailand Cycle Tour

"Good food, good guides, variety of hotels/huts and experience of the "real" Thailand. Some days really pushed me so a great challenge!"

Phil, December 2017

Thailand Cycle Tour

"Just returned from cycling from Bangkok to Phuket in Thailand (500 miles) - wow, what a ride!  A really tough challenge at times, seeing the real Thailand, with amazing food, fantastic people - locals and my new cycling buddies.  We even got to do some partying along the way - nothing like a sweaty bike ride to rid your body of the previous evenings tequilas! Thank you to Challenge Central - thoroughly recommended to all those out for a rewarding and unforgettable experience!" 

Faye, November 2017

Thailand Cycle Tour

If you would like to read other challenge testimonials from our previous participants, you can view them here.

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Thailand Cycle Tour 2016

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Thailand Cycling Challenge

8 days of cycling with only a single rest day in the middle is definitely a serious cycling challenge, however that said the roads are smooth and fairly flat with only one hilly day. Essentially the Bangkok to Phuket Cycle is suitable for those able to cope with 515 miles over 8 days at an average pace of 15mph.

Relevant training is always key when planning for any event. In this case, you are cycling over 500 miles in 8 days (between 50 and 90 miles each day) so your first point of training should be out on your bike. We recommend you also practice riding in groups as this will help you prepare for cycling with others on the challenge. When training you should be aiming to cycle between 14 – 16mph.

If the glorious UK weather does not allow any outdoor cycling then a turbo trainer, which uses your own bike would be a suitable replacement. This means you can get the practice whilst in the comfort of your home.

Spinning classes are another option for training although it should be noted that the intensity of spin classes is very different to endurance cycling. A spinning class is normally a high intensity blast of 30-45 minutes whereas the event will see you cycling up to 8 hours per day at a much lower intensity.

The gym can also be used to help strengthen muscles required for cycling. Exercises such as squats, leg extensions, hamstring curls and calf raises will all help to increase leg strength.

We encourage in the build up to this challenge that participants undertake physical activity for at least 6 months. All challengers will receive a plan to help support with their training.

As you will need to take your own pedals with you (either for your own bike or a hire bike), if you cycle with cleats/SPD's, you will need to be able to clip in/out with ease. Please ensure you are therefore comfortable with these shoes/pedals ahead of the challenge.

Yes of course. Please contact us and we can provide you with this information.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided during the majority of the tour:

Day 1 - Dinner
Day 2 – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 – Breakfast only (Leisure Day)
Day 7 – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 – Breakfast, Lunch
(There many options for dinner in Khao Lak, so challengers are free to select from a range of different restaurants.)
Day 10 – Breakfast, Lunch
Water is included at every meal and throughout the challenge accessible from the support vehicle, stored in the ice bucket amongst other special treats.

Breakfast is either a buffet or menu from the hotel. Lunch and Dinner will be a combination of Thai food selected by the guides. This is a fantastic opportunity to try new foods and the many flavours Thai cuisine has to offer. The selection of dishes will take into account any specific dietary requirements such as vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free. There is no additional cost for this as everything is ordered specifically for the group based on requirements.


No, there will always be a leader at front and a guide at the back to ensure no one is left behind. If necessary, the group will be split into two paces to accommodate mixed levels.

The support van drives behind the group throughout the challenge which carries spare front and back wheels for the hire bikes. The team will assist with all inner tube replacement to get you back on the road as soon as possible. You will be required to bring your own replacement inner tubes or pay 200 THB (approx. £4) per replacement.

Bike hire is not included in the base cost but bikes are available to hire on the trip:

Aluminium Frame with Shimano 105 -  £175

Carbon Frame with Shimano Ultegra - £225

All the bikes are thoroughly cleaned after each challenge and extremely well maintained. Even if you hire a bike, you will still need to bring your own pedals. Flat pedals can be available for you to use on the hire bike so if require them, please contact us so we can allocate them to your hire.

Yes you can, you will need a bike box or bag to fly with your bike and there will likely be an additional charge depending on total weight of all your luggage - Thai Airways Baggage Conditions.

Yes, helmets and pedals are not included even if you hire a bike so please bring your own with you. We find most participants prefer to use their own pedals that fit their cycling shoes however if you have trained with flat pedals, there are some available to use so if you require them, please contact us.

You will also need to bring spare inner tubes with you or pay 200 THB for new ones from the support van.

No, flights are not included in the price. At the time of writing this document (December 2015) and with advanced booking, flights to Bangkok and return to Heathrow from Phuket can be purchased for around £500.

Your booking will not be 100% confirmed until we have secured our minimum number of participants for this challenge. This can take a number of months however we will inform you as soon as possible.

We strongly suggest you therefore do not purchase your flights until we have fully confirmed your place with you.

Of course, please contact us if you would like us to book accommodation for you.

We advise one rucksack for everything you need access to during the day and one large suitcase for everything else. Please do check baggage restrictions too with your airline.

Unless you are staying for more than 30 days, or do not have onward air tickets, a visa for Thailand is not required by European, North American, Australian and many other nationalities.

You may also wish to look at: for further information.

From the Tropical Medical Bureau:

“For most standard tourists the usual recommended vaccinations for Thailand include cover against the childhood diseases (Tetanus and Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps and Rubella) as well as cover against the food borne diseases of Typhoid and Hepatitis A". 

Cover against Hepatitis B and Rabies is also a recommendation and should strongly be considered.


Passport and a copy of your personal travel insurance.

No, transfer to the hotel is not included but it can be arranged if required. The cost of a taxi to our starting hotel is around 700 THB (£12).

The Thai currency is Thai Baht - THB. As of 8th December 2015, £1 is equal to 54 THB. A beer with dinner is approximately 80 THB and a Thai Massage to ease the cycling pain is 300 – 500 THB.

The weather will be hot (between 25-32 centigrade) so make sure you bring your suntan lotion. It’s not uncommon for heavy downpours during the challenge but these are often very welcomed! Just make sure you have something waterproof to protect your phone.

The challenge is split into two sets of four days of cycling with a rest day in between.

Yes, all guides and leaders speak fluent English.

1 member of staff for every 4 participants.

Only carry what you need for cycling as the support vehicle is always close and there will be regular stops (every 20-30 miles).

The support vehicle will be with us at all times where items can be accessed. We advise to have night luggage and day bike luggage kept separately so they can be stored differently in the bus.

The accommodation will be a mixture of 4 star traditional hotels and a range of lovely Thai-style bungalows. All accommodation includes swimming pools, hotel bars and free Wi-Fi.


If you would like to book a room for yourself and not share a room with anyone else during the challenge, there will be an additional single supplement charge of £240.

If you are booking alone however happy to share with someone else, you will need to pay for the single supplement at the time of paying the remaining balance however we will refund you this cost if another participant in the same position books on to the challenge.

16 years old with a guardian or 18 and above without.

The remaining balance must be paid 90 days before the challenge start date.

Our Interest Free Monthly Payment Plan is also available on this challenge; please contact us for further information.

We strongly recommend anyone who has a medical condition should seek approval from their GP / Consultant before signing up to a challenge. When registering for the event, you are agreeing to be fit and healthy enough to take part. 

The Health and safety of all participants and members of staff are paramount to us. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, we may require a letter from a medical professional stating that you are fit enough to undergo the activity. Please refer to 6.6 in our Terms & Conditions.

Time before start of the challenge Deposit refund
More than 3 Months 50% Refund of Price Paid
(excluding challenge deposit)
Transfer to Another Event within 18 months
(excluding challenge deposit)
Between 1-3 Months 0% Refund
Transfer to Another Event within 18 months
(excluding challenge deposit)
Less than 1 Month 0% Refund
No Transfer

Please refer to section 9 of our Terms & Conditions for full details.

We will do our best to recover any lost property from our local provider and will post the belongings out to you. If posted, please note you will be charged P&P plus a £10 admin fee in advance of the items being delivered. Please refer to 6.5 in our Terms & Conditions.

The challenge cost is based on participants sharing a twinned room. If you are joining the challenge as an individual or in a group with an odd number, you will be subject to a single supplement charge unless another participant of the same sex signs up in the same situation. In this instance, we will place you both together in a twinned room. If you have a preference to stay in a room of your own or another person of the same sex doesn’t sign up on their own / in an odd group number, we will require the single supplement fee at the time of the remaining balance (3 months before the event start date).

Yes, our Interest Free Monthly Payment Plan is available on this challenge; please contact us for further information.

You are required to have your own travel insurance and it will need to cover you for cycling activities.If you have travel insurance already, we recommend you contact your provider and inform them of your challenge to see if you require further cover.

Visit British Cycling website for extra support and information on this topic.

Yes, Challenge Central have both Public and Employer Liability cover from our Tour Operator insurance. This covers us for the costs of legal fees resulting from claims of negligence against Challenge Central. If you would like to view a copy, please get in  contact.

Our insurance does not cover participants personally if Challenge Central are not at fault and Personal Insurance is essential for this challenge. We will need to receive your personal insurance information no later than 6 weeks before the event.