If you arrive early, check into the hotel on Ao Nang Beach and enjoy a day relaxing by the beach. There will be a briefing in the evening about tomorrow's adventure challenge.
The first 90km, after you bid farewell to the Ao Nang's lovely bay, is through the most beautiful, extraordinary karst scenery.
You then head inland through numerous small villages and lush greenery - there are also a few satisfying - but certainly not big - hills to conquer!
The morning route leaves Phuket over the spectacular Sarasin Bridge, and then follows up the Thai mainland's west coast where there are refreshing views over some lovely sandy beaches.
What could be a more appropriate place to finish a challenge of this scale than Mai Khao Beach in Northern Phuket?! Enjoy a cold beer, some victory shots, and then just run into the sea!
Waking up on Mai Khao beach in Phuket is an absolute pleasure, especially when you have earned a bit of relaxation. Perhaps you're going to spend the day on the beach before catching an easy transfer to the nearby airport or perhaps you're going to linger a little longer in this beautiful place!
Elevation:+ 832 / - 833
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When is the next edition?
20 October 2018.
What is the single supplement? (Note, you will only need to pay this if you do not want to be paired with another rider of the same sex.)
What is the terrain and roads like?
Terrain is Largely fairly flat, although there are a couple of climbs in the middle of the day. Roads are generally excellent although there is one place, only about 200m long where it becomes smooth gravel - at the peak of the largest climb. That shouldn't cause a problem.
What type of bike should I bring?
A road bike would be very convenient although this is adventure cycling and if you're not good at watching the road for rougher spots, a fast tourer or hybrid may be better.
Where does the Challenge start?
In the north of Phuket.
Where does the challenge finish?
The Mai Khao Beach area of Phuket - famous for stunning beaches and amazing Karst scenery jutting up from the sea.
Which flights should I book to get home?
Krabi is served by Air Asia and Tiger Air direct to Singapore. There are also flights from Krabi to Bangkok and KL through which you can connect to Hong Kong and other destinations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krabi_Airport.
For direct flights to Hong Kong, nearby Phuket airport has flights with Dragonair, Air Asia and Hong Kong Express. A taxi transfer from Krabi to Phuket airport costs approximately THB2,600 and takes about 3 hours. Jetstar and Air Asia also fly from Phuket Airport to Singapore. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phuket_Airport.
Do I need a Visa for Thailand?
Many natonalites are admitted at the borders of Thailand without the need for obtaining a visa. Please find out whether you require a visa before travel; if you are in doubt please contact the Mad Dogs team.
"I thought it was a really well organized ride and thoroughly enjoyed it. You feel a real sense of achievement drinking a cold beer after a long day in the saddle, having cycled across 100miles between Phuket and Krabi. A great way to see Thailand and extremely rewarding." Alex Vaulkhard, Finance Professional, British
"The Dash was awesome fun for cyclists and non-cyclists alike. Renting a villa in Krabi meant cold beers and a refreshing swim for the cyclists at the end, and is a highly recommended way for the whole family to make a weekend of it." Mary Lobb, finance professional, British