Ban Krut to Chumphon – Bicycle Touring Route
Route: Southern route that takes you from the sleepy beach side town of Ban Krut to the provincial capital city of Chumphon.
Length: 132km (115km option)
Configuration: Point to point.
Start point: The main stretch of beach in Ban Krut. The beach is less than a kilometer away from the Ban Krut railway station.
End point: The end point of this route brings you directly to the main road that travels through the center of Chumphon city. This route can be shortened by seventeen kilometers by stopping in Wua Laen Beach. This shorter (115km) option is for those cyclists who do not need the amenities of the big city of Chumphon and/or would rather stay in beach side accommodation.
Notes: The Chumphon railway station and travel agency shops selling transportation tickets to Ko Samui, Ko Phang Nga, and Ko Tao can be easily found from this route’s end point. High speed ferry service from Chumphon is available from a company called Lomprayah. Accommodation choices in Chumphon city range from small city guesthouses to three star hotels. This route will have you cycling on quiet beach side roads with occasional forays inland to cross over inlets and bays. No highway miles on this route until the very end when you get into the city of Chumphon. Family style snack and drink shops along the route. Roads – 90% paved, 10% firm dirt.
Don’t want to go it alone? This route is part of the annual Tour de Thailand bicycle ride.