Explore Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai on this 3-day mountain bike tour from Phuket. The combination of little traffic, friendly locals, breathtaking views, and lots of trails make these beautiful islands an amazing destination for biking.
What to Expect
Koh Yao Noi (Little Long Island) and Koh Yao Yai (Big Long Island) are two sleepy islands still enjoying a slow pace of life located in Phang Nga Bay, only a 1-hour boat ride from the international resort island of Phuket. The moment you step on to these islands the usual stress and worries of everyday life melts away and the island pace of life gets a hold of you. While Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country these islands are mainly populated by peaceful Muslim communities that make a living from fishing, rice farming, and rubber tree plantations.
The recent arrival of tourism to these islands hasn't affected the warm welcoming locals. This 3-day bike tour on these islands will have you cycling through a small market town, rice paddies, past mosques and fishing villages, and through areas of natural jungle rich in plant life and fauna. But the tour isn't all biking; you will also visit the artistic locals who create Batik paintings, and you will have the opportunity to create your own Batik painting. On the final day of this cycling tour a boat trip to local islands that rise magnificently from the sea is included.
This biking tour combines small paved island roads with very little traffic as well as some off-road dirt tracks through jungle areas and rubber trees. The distances covered are not excessive and anyone with a reasonable level of fitness will be able to enjoy this cycling tour. Some of the off-road sections are hilly and can be a bit challenging but these sections are optional.
The support vehicle does not join you on the Yao Islands. The minibuses will provide transport from your Phuket hotel to the pier, and once you arrive in Koh Yao Noi after a 1-hour scenic boat journey your bags will be transferred to your accommodation by local transport.
- Transfer to/from hotels in Phuket
- Boat transfer to/from Yao Islands
- Trek mountain bikes & helmets
- Drinking water and soft drinks
- Fruit & snacks
- All meals (except breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 3)
- 2 nights’ accommodation on Yao Noi Island
- English-speaking guides
What's Not Included
- Supplement for solo travellers that require a private room - THB 1500 per night
- Peak season surcharge from 15 December – 20 January - THB 500 per person per night
Know Before You Go
It is advisable to wear comfortable clothing suitable for biking (padded bike shorts are recommended). Bring sports shoes and swimwear. Pack light and leave unneeded luggage in your hotel in Phuket.
Pick-up times for free transfers:
Rawai/Nai Harn: 7:10-7:20
Surin/Bang Tao: 8:20-8:30