The Sarojin has unveiled two exciting new bicycle adventures inviting guests to discover the fascinating history, culture, community and landscape which surrounds this luxury resort in Khao Lak, Thailand.
In a contrast of experiences, one can head in the direction of the unspoilt land of the rural island of Koh Kho Khao or venture to the historic and cultural town of Old Takuapa – or take on both cycle tours.
The Sarojin’s mountain bikes, which are available to guests complimentary throughout their stay and are the most popular mode of local transport, will be lined up and ready to carry their passengers to meet up with the wonderful people of the nearby communities and capture all the intrigue of the surrounding landscape. All will occur at a laid-back and leisurely pace with a personal guide to lead the way.
The ‘Rural Cycle Round Koh Koh Khao’ is perfect for nature lovers and cycling enthusiasts.
Kho Kho Khao is an island characterised primarily by its flat grassy sands, sprawling mangroves and winding canals. Departing The Sarojin, guests will travel to Koh Koh Khao by private car before climbing aboard a traditional long boat and cruising out to the spot where the bikes will be awaiting their passengers to hop aboard. The cycle tour travels along quite roads, alongside beaches, fields and villages, past water buffalo herds, farms and fishing boats. Those who like a challenge can complete the 40-kilometre island loop while others may prefer to adopt the slow pace of life ethos and climb into a waiting luxury car to continue their journey.
The ‘Cultural Cycle Around Old Takaphua’ takes in the historical capital of Phang Nga province and will visit many inspirational landmarks among the skillful Chinese and Sino-Portugese architecture dotted throughout this quiet township. There a local food stalls and amazing lines of shops to explore and exquisite sacred temples for a quiet moment of reflection. Those craving for more activity and adventure beyond these two experiences can add in a tailored cycle excursion visiting local fishing villages and farming communities.
A ‘Just for Two’ private cycle tour is priced from THB 1850 (approximately AUD $70) per person inclusive of escorting by personal guide, use of the mountain bike, refreshments, lunch, any additional transport required and taxes. Special family and group rates are also available.
Rates at The Sarojin start from THB 12,708 (approximately AUD $480) per room per night in a Garden Residence for two people from 1 November 2016 inclusive of a 15 per cent early bird discount, all day a la carte breakfast with sparkling wine and taxes.
Upgrades to a Spa Suite are available from an additional THB 6298 (approximately AUD $238) per room with guests also receiving one daily complimentary one-hour massage for each night booked.
The Sarojin is set on an 11-kilometre stretch of secluded beach in Khao Lak, just a 55-minute drive north of Phuket Airport, and is surrounded by five national parks and the world-famous dive sites of the Similan and Surin Islands.