Yan Ta Khao, Trang to Phuket

The Tiger Ride’s Mad Dogs and Wild Cats categories both follow the same general itinerary. The main difference being the distance cycled, with the Mad Dogs category cycling the entire distance, and Wild Cats cycling 30km before and after lunch, scooting the rest in the comfort of a vehicle.

DAY 1 ARRIVE TRANG (12 November 2019)

You’ll check into the hotel in the small town of Yan ta Khao, Trang, and hopefully you will arrive early enough to explore this very much out-of-the-way typical Thai town. There will be time for a beer in the evening, and to meet the other participants over some delicious Thai supper.

DAY 2 (13 November 2020)

Mad Dogs: 165km Wild Cats: approx 60km

Yan Ta Khao, Trang to Ao Nang, Krabi

You will spend the day enjoying the high-quality Thai roads and the very pleasant countryside. Possibly, being 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. The day gloriously finishes on one of the most beautiful and exotic seaside backdrops on the planet.

Mad Dogs category elevation profile:

Elevation:+ 832 / – 833

DAY 3 (14 November 2020)

Mad Dogs category: 155km Wild Cats category: approx 60km

Ao Nang to Phuket (The Phuket Dash)

After bidding farewell to Ao Nang by touring the bay, you will spend hours passing through the most beautiful, extraordinary karst scenery. The route darts into and out of villages as the local children wave. It then heads into the lush hinterland, then take in some lovely coastal routes before victoriously crossing the stunning Sarasin Bridge onto Phuket. From here it’s a short distance to the finish on Mai Khao Beach for celebratory beers and a swim in the lovely sea. What an adventure, what an achievement and what a place to finish!

Mad Dogs category elevation profile:

Elevation:+ 1236 / – 1231

DAY 4 (15 November 2020)

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, but equally you may be heading to the nearby Phuket Airport for the air lift home. Surely you’ll first reward yourself with a dip in the turquoise sea!


When is the next edition?

13, 14 November  2020. You will arrive on 12th November (hotel included), cycle on 13 and 14 November, and check out of your final hotel on 15 November.

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 gender.)


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?

Yan Ta Khao, Trang. You will probably arrive in a flight from Bangkok to Trang, and take a transfer to Yan Ta Khao.

Where does the tour finish?

The Mai Khao Beach area of Phuket – famous for its stunning beach which is directly accessible from the hotel. This is also very conveniently located nearby to the airport.

Which flights should I book to get home?

Trang, 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.