3 Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Cycling Trip in Phuket

February 3, 2020
The Vijitt Resort Phuket

From stunning beaches to magnificent mountains, there is so much to behold in Phuket, one of Thailand’s top tourist destinations. People from around the world, whether they’re party lovers or looking for a romantic time, all find that Phuket has all they need for a good time.

That said, if you love cycling, then you’re in for a treat. Phuket has plenty of roads and off-roads you can take on for an exciting yet relaxing cycling experience. However, if this is your first time cycling in Phuket, here are a few tips to make the most out of it:

1. Bike at the Right Time

While you might be tempted to wake up early in the morning at seven o’clock to go for a cycle, the streets of Phuket might not be so forgiving then. During this time, the roads are filled with vehicles and people. Also, keep an eye out for the notorious minivans that are known to stir quite a bit of trouble.

If you want to bike there, stay near to the lane meant for motorbikes, which are near the sidewalks. Fortunately, cycling is a growing activity, meaning that many people now are much more aware of the cyclist’s presence on the road.

2. Bring a Bike or Rent One

If you’re an outsider bringing a bike in, it’ll need to be declared to the Customs Offices as a personal bike. To do this, you’ll need a few documents, such as visa, passport, a photo of yourself and the bike, and a few others.

If you don’t want to be bothered by such process, there are plenty of bikes you can rent in Phuket. Just do quick research to find out which company you should be renting from.

3. Know Where to Go Cycling

If you’re looking for the most relaxing ride, consider riding up the heal near Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Under shady trees, you’ll get to enjoy the most peaceful biking experience here. If you want a little company, riding further towards the Sarasin Bridge will bring you close to other cyclists.

Want to enjoy stunning vistas during your bike ride? Ride up to Promthep Cape. There, you’ll encounter the stunning Windmill Viewpoint, where people from around the province gather to look at the stunning sceneries. If you want to make this experience truly magical, consider coming here and arriving during sunset. You’ll get to see a view so magical that you’ll instantly be charmed by it.

If you want to bike near the beaches, then Phuket’s west coast is where you’d want to be. There, you’ll ride by many beaches like Patong, Kamala, Kata, and so on. You’ll also encounter many other cyclists, as well as tourists enjoying their time at and around the beaches.

Final Thoughts

There is plenty in Phuket to ensure that you have a wonderful time, especially if you decide to cycle here. With all its natural beauty as well as its human-made attractions, there will also be something that’ll excite your senses and leave you wondering when you can come back here to experience that same magical moment once again. If you want a tranquil beachfront escape situated in a tropical island at a luxury resort, book a stay at The Vijitt Resort Phuket today!