Thailand Mountain Biking Tours in Phang Nga Province
Tucked between two tourist Meccas – Phuket and Krabi – Phang Nga Province offers mountain biking opportunities for adventurous travelers as well as experienced cyclists.
No real mountain biking experience is required, though you will likely enjoy yourself more if you have a bit of familiarity. You can choose from a variety of itineraries that range from very mild to rather wild.
Our philosophy is that mountain bikes are meant to be ridden offroad! Therefore, we spend an incredible amount of time finding trails instead of following roads. We do go on roads too as there are a lot of wonderful rural roads here. The single track trails are not challenging. This is not meant to be scary.
Anyone can look at Google Earth and find a way from point A to point B. Doing it offroad requires more work... that's what we enjoy doing.
We have a coast to coast mountain biking route from Surat Thani to Phuket that is mostly off-road and fairly challenging.
We have a much easier cross country cycling route from Nakhon Si Thamarat to Krabi that is suitable for beginners and up. Both routes are very scenic. Here is a short video on the cross country cycling route.
For a view of mountain biking, watch this YouTube video of Bangkok Patana International School biking in Phang Nga Province.
Phang Nga Bay - Koh Yao Noi Mountain Biking Day Trip
Our mountain biking guide on Ko Yao Noi, Khun Run, was born and raised on the island. His knowledge of the trails and island culture is unmatched.
If you desire a tough day of single track trails, that is what you'll get. If you'd like an easy day on secondary and back roads, that's fine. If you'd like a mixture of hard and easy, that is what you'll get.
You'll head out to the middle of Phang Nga Bay to Koh Yao Noi via the public ferry. This is the most responsible way to get there. Once at the main pier on Koh Yao Noi, you're guide will meet you to start your cycling adventure. Lunch and snacks are, of course, provided. Here is more information on our Koh Yao Noi cycling day trip.
All in all, this is a wonderful way to see one of the few places in the region that hasn't been gobbled up by mass tourism. Ko Yao Noi has retained its charm and natural beauty. If you'd like to spend more than one day on the island, that's possible too. If you'd like to combine mountain biking with kayaking or rock climbing, that's easy to arrange.
Click here to see a map of Ko Yao Noi at the bottom of the page.
General Cycling Tour Information
Who can join: Anyone in average physical condition can join this mountain biking tour. Experienced mountain bikers are welcomed too. We get a lot of experienced riders who want to push the pace. That's fine with us.
If you're not into speed, we can cater to your desires. Don't worry about getting tired. This is not meant to be a physical challenge. Mountain biking allows you to get closer to nature and to travel in relative silence.
Accommodations: Small hotels, bungalows, and guesthouses.
Group size: Minimum of two guests and a maximum of eight guests. Larger group trips are available on request.
Season: All year. Temperature-wise, the most comfortable time of year is from November through March. April and May are the hottest months. June through October is the rainy season. September is the wettest month. Biking in the rain is very comfortable. You'll get muddy, but that's part of the fun! For monthly weather information, check out our weather calendar.
What to bring:
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Mountain bikes, gear, and other stuff:
Note: Participants understand this type of adventure tour incurs some inherent risks. We do provide limited personal insurance. We recommend that participants get such insurance beforehand. Paticipants must sign full liability release before the trip begins.
Very fun English Navy group mountain biking on Phuket Island .
Ao Luk to Nakhon Sri Thammarat exploratory mountain biking trip video .
Click here to go to our main Thailand mountain biking website to see complete information on our mountain biking day tour options, multi-day tours, our Coast to Coast Expeditions, pricing, and much more information.
Ko Yao Noi is a very special destination. The island is as it has been for many decades. Mass tourism has not yet affected this lovely and culturally unique island.
In addition to mountain biking on Koh Yao Noi, Paddle Asia offers kayaking trips to the surrounding islands, but also along the coastlines of Koh Yao Noi.
As you can see, there is no shortage of beaches around Ko Yao Noi.
Certification in Paddlesports and First Aid
Dave is a British Canoe Union Level 2 Coach (trained to Level 3) and is the most experienced paddler in all of Southern Thailand.
Dave is an Emergency First Response Instructor and a certified rescue technician through the Rescue 3 International organization. Dave is also a certified Life Guard through the British Canoe Union. View certifications. Paddle Asia guides are EFR certified in CPR, First Aid, and basic life guard training.
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