For those brave enough to attempt it (the climate is very hot and humid), cycling through the Krabi countryside is a richly rewarding experience. Most tourists will only ever see local people who live by the side of the main road – and that usually through the minibus window as it speeds past.
A mountain bike, available for rent in Krabi Town and in Ao Nang, will allow you to go ‘off-road’ and explore the network of dirt tracks that go back for miles behind the highways. You will come across astonishing landscapes, small farming communities – and no doubt a whole host of memorable encounters with friendly and welcoming local people.
The main highway network is also fairly cycle-friendly. The roads are generally not very busy and on the majority of them there is a hard shoulder. Local car drivers are also very used to motorcyclists, so other two-wheeled road users – although fairly uncommon – pose no problem for them.
There are a couple of companies, such as Krabi Eco Cycle, whom we work with, that offer excellent guided cycling tours of Krabi for all ability levels, including trips to well-known destinations; however, if you prefer to go alone, a good local map (and a good sense of direction) is often all you need. It is very hard to get lost here, even off-road, as all dirt tracks eventually lead out to a named highway. GPS signal is also strong in most areas. A must for adventurous spirits.
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Want to add a cycling tour to your itinerary? The available tours are listed below; click on the links to see full itinerary and make an instant booking.
Note that with the exception of the Full Day distance tour, which is for experienced cyclists only, these excursions are taken at a relaxed pace. A minimum level of fitness is assumed, but no special experience is necessary.
For safety reasons, any children participating must have a minimum height of 140cm and / or at least 10 years old with some prior experience of road cycling (i.e. road safety awareness). Children’s bicycles are not provided.
Krabi Cycling Tour – Cross Country (long distance)2,800 ฿
Krabi Cycling Tour – Hot Springs & Emerald Pool3,000 ฿ (adult) / 2,500 ฿ (child)
Krabi Cycling Tour – Huay Toh Waterfall2,500 ฿ (adult) / 2,000 ฿ (child)
Krabi Cycling Tour – Koh Klang Culture2,000 ฿ (adult) / 1,500 ฿ (child)
Krabi Cycling Tour – Villages & Beaches1,500 ฿ (adult) / 1,000 ฿ (child)
Last updated: October 24, 2016