Tired of riding in the same old places? Looking to explore somewhere new? Look no further. We have pulled together a list of TOP CYCLE TOURS in Asia which need to be ridden now!

1. Angkor Experience

Cycling beneath towering fig trees amongst a thousand years of Khmer history is an absolute delight and cycling is the perfect way to explore. The added benefit of being on a bicycle is that you will see much more than the incredible legacy of the Khmer empire: you will cycle past little hamlets, delve into fascinating markets and visit the floating village of Kampong Phluck. A true glimpse into rural Cambodian life. More info

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Costs: US$635

Days: 5 days / 4 nights

Dates: Departs every Monday

2. Bicycling Bangkok to Phuket

On this road biking adventure, you will cycle on smooth undulating roads through stunning scenery, past quaint little villages teeming with smiley locals, rest in world-class resorts and eat mouthwatering seafood. You will arrive at the resort island of Phuket ready to relax knowing you have just ridden 800kms. What an achievement! More info.

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Costs: US$2,050

Days: 10 days / 9 nights

Dates: 2016: Jan 3, Jan 24, Feb 14, Feb 28, March 13 (more dates available)

3. Saigon to Bangkok by Bicycle

On this epic multi-country adventure, you will explore three countries in two weeks. Starting in Vietnam’s buzzing Saigon, you will ride on country back roads in the Mekong Delta, enter Cambodia by boat and visit interesting sites along the way, including the largest monument of the world, Angkor Wat. The tour finally ends in Thailand, otherwise known as the ‘Land of the Smiles,’ and world-renowned for its fabulous ‘spicy’ food. More info.

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Costs: US$2,675

Days: 14 days / 13 nights

Dates: 2016: Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 28 (more dates available)

4. Remote Vietnam and Laos by Bike

Ride from frenetic Hanoi into the calm countryside and discover the untouched natural beauty of this region: from the towering karst mountains, through pleasantly cooling forest to fertile rice fields. The tour culminates in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its colonial and vernacular architecture, glittering Buddhist temples and ascetic saffron-robed monks. More info.

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Costs: US$2,995

Days: 14 days / 13 nights

Dates: 2016: Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 6, Sep 11, Oct 2, Dec 18 (more dates available)

5. Biking to Pandas and Buddhas

This China tour starts with an immediate highlight – a visit to the Panda Breeding Research Centre – a refuge for these rare animals. It is then ‘on your bike’ to discover 2,000 years of Chinese history. The tour includes a visit to the UNESCO Heritage Mount Emei (one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China) and a wonder around the beautiful town of Pingle. The scenery on the tour is impressive and its long history and traditional folklore fascinating. More info.

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Costs: US$2,050

Days: 7 days / 6 nights

Dates: 2016: Mar 20, Mar 27, May 1, Aug 28, Sep 18, Oct 2, Oct 23

6. Island Hopping the Philippines

Discover the diversity of the islands as you boat and bike around the Philippines. Bohol, the first island we visit, is home to the photogenic big-eyed tarsiers, has plenty of terraced rice fields and languid rivers. Camiguin is blessed with hot, cold and soda springs and jet black beaches. Siquijor has white sandy beaches, azul sea and, up in the highland are mystic healers reputed to have incredible powers! More info

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Costs: US$3,500

Days: 13 days / 12 nights

Dates: 2016: Jan 3, Feb 28, Apr 10, Sept 11, Oct 2, Nov 20

7. Bali Mountain Biking Adventure

Fantastic beaches, volcanic mountains, lush jungle and some amazing trails. Bali is a dream when it comes to exploring. Starting from the famous Batur Crater, we will ride down dirt tracks, take in breath-taking views of the two highest mountains. Ride a variety of surfaces and witness a diverse landscape from rough volcanic outcrops, to paddies and gorgeous beaches. More info

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Costs: US$1,250

Days: 7 days / 6 nights

Dates: 2016: Apr 10, May 1, Jun 5, Jul 10, Jul 31, Sept 4, Oct 16

8. Mystical Bhutan

Bicycling in Bhutan is rewarded with stunning views, its pristine nature and long bike friendly descents. Those vistas do however come with a price of long, yet gentle, high-altitude climbs. You will also visit the magnificent Tiger’s Nest Monastery perched precariously high on a sheer cliff and get to understand why Bhutan has been named ‘The World’s Happiest Country’. More info.

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Costs: US$4,750

Days: 14 days / 13 nights

Dates: 2016: May 8, Jun 5, Aug 7, Sep 4, Oct 9

9. Sri Lanka Heritage by Bicycle

Sri Lanka, the ‘Teardrop of India,’ offers the visitor an array of ancient and natural delights that will bedazzle you. We visit five of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage sites and the beautiful town of Kandy, home to the famed Temple of the Tooth. We climb the awe-inspiring rock fortress of Sigiriya and take a jeep safari through Minneriya National Park to see the elephants. More info.

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Costs: US$1,695

Days: 7 days / 6 nights

Dates: 2016: Jan 25, Feb 22, May 23, Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 21, Dec 26

10. Taiwan Traverse by Road Bike

Spectacular winding roads that provide tough-but-rewarding climbs and exciting descents are the hallmarks of riding in Taiwan. The countryside is made up of more than 100 peaks in the Central Mountain Range and we cross this range twice. An added benefit of Taiwan is the plethora of hot springs, perfect to relax your muscles after a hard day riding. More info.

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Costs: US$3,400

Days: 11 days / 10 nights

Dates: 2016: Mar 20, Apr 3, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 13

 

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