Tasoh Lake (near Langkawi) to Ao Nang, Krabi
The Tiger Ride’s Mad Dogs and Wild Cats categories both follow the same general itinerary. The main difference being the distance cycled, with Mad Dogs cycling the entire distance, and Wild Cats cycling 30km before and after lunch, scooting the rest in the comfort of a vehicle.
DAY 1 (28 November 2019)
You’ll probably have flown into Langkawi, and quite perhaps you have enjoyed a day or two on this tropical paradise before catching the 75 minute ferry to Kuala Perlis, which is an easy transfer to Tasoh Lake, where you will check into the hotel. You may equally have flown into Alor Setar, which is a convenient one hour transfer away. Beautiful, unspoilt Tasoh Lake nestled into the northern hills of Malaysia’s seldom-visited northernmost province is firmly off the beaten track. What a wonderful place to spend an afternoon.
DAY 2 (29 November 2019)
The morning mist adds to the allure of some mysterious karst scenery as the riders head towards the hilltop border. The day will start with a big (but notÂ massive) climb up to the frontier, with utterly stunning views. Wild Cats riders can always jump in the vehicle if it’s a bit too much. The pace is gentle! Outsiders rarely cross this remote border and Thailand welcomes the riders with a large bustling market as well as another glorious downhill into the countryside. Satun Province is safe but sees very few visitors, offering a privileged view into hidden parts of Thailand.
Reaching the hilltop border with Thailand!
Mad Dogs category elevation profile:
DAY 3 (30 November 2019)
You will spend the day enjoying the high-quality Thai roads and the very pleasant countryside. You will quite possibly be tempted by sweet smelling street stalls. As we skirt the town of Krabi, the karst topography becomes more intense, giving the ﬁnal push toward Ao Nang a real buzz.
DAY 4 (1 December 2019)
You’ll wake up near the stunning beach with a great deal of satisfaction at the adventure that you have just completed. Perhaps you’re lingering for a few days – we would highly recommend visiting nearby Railay – but equally you may be heading to the nearby Krabi Airport (or indeed Phuket for which easy transfers are available) for the air lift home.
When is the next edition?
29, 30 November 2019. You will arrive on 28th November (hotel included) and check out of your final hotel on 2 December.
What is the single supplement? (Note, you will only need to pay this if you do not want to be paired with (an)other rider(s) of the same sex.)
What type of bike should I bring?
For the Mad Dogs event, A road bike, fast tourer or hybrid would be most preferable. Triathlon bikes are not appropriate. For the Wild Cats ride, you could also use a mountain bike.
Where does the tour start?
At a hotel near Tasoh Lake, Perlis Malaysia. The easiest way to get here is via 75 minute the ferry from Langkawi, and then a short transfer. Ferry tickets are available six months in advance >here and information about the ferry >here.
Where does the tour finish?
Ao Nang, Krabi, right on the beach – one of the most beautiful and celebratory places on the planet.
Which flights should I book to get home?
Langkawi, Alor Setar, Phuket and Krabi airports are well served for flights. Check out skyscanner for the best deals.
Do I need a Visa for Malaysia and Thailand?
Many natonalites are admitted at the borders of these countries 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’m already looking forward to the next chance…” David Doran, management consultant, British