SpiceRoads lops cycle prices

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BANGKOK, 21 June 2018: Spiceroads says it’s “that time of the year again” when it drops its cycle tour prices by up to USD 210 a spin.

Warning customers that this is also the season for updating tour prices through 2019, it’s a good time to book a curated cycle tour in Thailand with the experts.

If you book by the end of month you get this year’s price through to the end of 2019 and on two highlighted trips one to South Thailand and the other to far north Thailand, there are savings of up to USD210.

The 10-day Bangkok-Phuket cycle trip sells at USD2,200 a person, but for a booking by the end of this month for any of the seven departure dates this year or next the net price is USD1,990.

The 10-day North Thailand by Bike tours starts in Chiang Rai and sells for USD 1,700, down from USD 1,900.

SpiceRoads takes the hard work out of cycle tours. There’s a service vehicle, meals are provided, a guide leads the pack and just about everything including accommodation and soft drinks is included in the price. It’s called credit card touring. You pay and spin the pedals.  Someone else worries about the logistics, reads the maps curates the stays, entertainment and carries your luggage.

North Thailand by Bike, 788 km, 10-days, category; challenging.

On this 788-kilometre ride you’ll cycle on paved roads in good condition through farming villages, up and over lush green mountains and on winding roads along the Mekong River.

Cycling starts in the former Lanna Kingdom of Chiang Rai. It alternates between hilly and flat days, but always start off with a gentle ride before climbing. After a loop through some of the best scenery of northern Thailand, the ride finishes in Chiang Mai.

Bangkok-Phuket Ride, 850 k, 10 days, category; active.

Navigate 850 km of tropical shoreline roads all on tarmac following the best parts of Thailand’s coastal range. Swap the Gulf of Thailand’s sweeping sands for the clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea. Hang up your helmet after each day to relax and admire the sunset.

The ride warms up on the quiet countryside heading for the beach town of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand. Highlights include stunning beaches and views of limestone outcrops in Sam Roi Yot, Thailand’s first coastal National Park. Negotiate the rolling hills and steady climbs over the Isthmus of Kra to Thailand’s Andaman Sea coast and finally to the island of Phuket.