Cycling the River Kwai

Venture beyond Bangkok to discover the history and nature of Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, the site of the infamous Death Railway with is Bridge over the River Kwai.  Enjoy visiting ancient temples and charming local villages among the forest and hills of Kanchanaburi.

Highlights

  • All necessary equipment included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions

Bicycle touring offers you the perfect means to explore a region rich in history with a stunning forested landscape. The bike tour will start at the Bridge Over the River Kwai and take you to the Hellfire Pass Memorial. Both are a part of the infamous World War II Death Railway linking Thailand and Burma. Leaving the bikes beside the tracks, you will ride one of the most thrilling and scenic sections of the Death Railway still in operation today. As a finale to the bike tour on the last day of cycling you will pedal up to the ancient Khmer ruins of Muang Singh. The biking in Kanchanaburi is small back roads and many unsealed tracks. Bike touring is a unique way to experience the natural unseen countryside of Kanchanaburi.

Itinerary

Day 1 | 37km cycling | Meals: LD

Transfer to Kanchanaburi, Cycle Beside the Death Railway

We’ll pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok and transfer 2-3 hours to the Bridge Over the River Kwai. You’ll make our way across the bridge to the more peaceful side of the river and begin cycling journey from there. After enjoying some great riding along the river and a visit to a war cemetery on the way, you’ll arrive at a cave through which we enter the grounds of an ancient temple. The rest of today’s ride takes us through beautiful farmland: stretches of rice fields, sugar cane fields, as well as plots of asparagus and chillies. The train tracks running alongside your biking route were laid by WWII prisoners of war . Spend the evening in a raft resort on the River Kwai.

Day 2 | 29km cycling | Meals: BLD

Cycle to Hellfire Pass & Ride the Train

This morning  hop on your bike and notice the roads getting smaller and smaller, finally turning to dirt as you enter some magnificent forested landscape. After cycling across a suspension bridge, return sealed roads. The support van will then drive us up a hill where we’ll visit the Hellfire Pass War Memorial. Then short van ride to Nam Tok train station, twhich once continued to Burma. Take a ride on the WWII Death Railway and then cross the precarious trestle bridge at Krasae Cave. After all this adventure,  back to the riverside resort to get a good night’s sleep.

Day 3 | 45km cycling | Meals: BL

Cycle to Muang Sing Ruins & Transfer to Bangkok

On a mix of sealed and unsealed roads, this morning you cycle around delightful village communities and farmlands. The tour will finish at Khmer ruins of Muang Sing. This region is the furthest point west that the amazing Khmer Empire once spread. We’ll enjoy some more pleasant cycling before enjoying a late lunch. It’s a 3 hour drive back to your hotel in Bangkok during which you can revel in this incredible journey of a lifetime that you’ve just embraced.

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