2018 Tour De Thailand – Rides 4 Rotary
|Northern||June 1st – June 11th|
|Central||June 11th – June 21st|
|Southern||June 21st – July 1st|
|Northeastern||July 6th – July 16th|
|Eastern Seaboard||July 20th – July 30th|
Introducing the Rides
This is a promotional video from our 2008 rides.
All aspects of our rides have only improved!
Why Tour de Thailand?
Tens of thousands of people each year take cycling holidays and we believe it’s possible that like-minded individuals can take these cycling holidays with more in mind than just another bicycle ride in a foreign land. Imagine a premium quality cycling tour that is fully supported, socially responsible, environmentally friendly, and a meaningful adventure that will change the world we live in as well as the places we travel to. The Tour de Thailand is a tour with charity at its heart that provides a whole lot of customer satisfaction to make sure our riders enjoy their efforts each and every kilometer along the way.
Come enjoy the beauty of Thailand and also give back to the communities that we visit and others around the world. Our registration fees are very reasonable and cover your tour package at rates below all other comparable tours. The big difference with the Tour de Thailand is that each participant raises a minimum of 100,000 Thai Baht [other currencies] per ride for Rotary – a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. So why not include an incredible bicycle adventure into the mix?
About the Routes
The 1st Annual Tour de Thailand in 2003 was the start of it all where Christopher Byrd rode solo for 3,200 KM from Hat Yai to Chiang Rai and raised over $10,000 USD for children in need here in Thailand. The next year he invited others to join and changed it to start in Chiang Mai and end in Phuket and cover 2,400 KM (more than the length of Thailand) in 30 days which included 24 days of riding and 6 strategic days off for sightseeing, relaxation, and to take it all in. Eventually it made sense to divide the ride into (3) 8 Day/800 KM Rides consecutively so that people could join for one or more of the rides depending on how much time they had and how much fundraising they could do. Soon thereafter the Tour de Isan (now the Northeastern Ride) was started and became successful.
This year we are launching our Eastern Seaboard Ride in addition to the original (4) so that the “Tour de Thailand – Rides 4 Rotary” now cover the (5) regions of Thailand with the best possibly routes and sightseeing as well.
We ride our bikes each day taking in all the sights along the way, and then we’ll enjoy dinner parties and a comfortable night’s sleep after a day in the saddle. There will be plenty of rest stops along the route to refuel your body, fill your water bottles, and, should you need it, provide a repair for your bicycle. Once we arrive at the hotel, its shower time, then perhaps a massage or a cool drink in the pool while our bike techs maintain your bike in peak condition!
Whether we’re cycling during the day or it’s one of our days off to enjoy the beauty and culture of Thailand, you’ll find that we provide a great level of service and support to make sure that it’s not only an epic charity cycling event but an amazing holiday at the same time.
As featured in Lonely Planet
A joint fundraiser for…
…and your local Rotary Club
All we ask is that you raise a minimum of 100,000 Thai Baht [other currencies] in donations for each of the (5) Tour de Thailand rides you join. Of course, you are welcome to raise more money and give your karma and our efforts an extra boost. 100% of the money raised goes directly to your local Rotary Club and shared with the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin (50/50). We simply ask that you show us evidence that the money was raised for your local Rotary Club and we will put you in touch with the Rotary Club of Royal Hua Hin for details on how to document and transfer the 50% to them.
*We are starting this year’s Rides 4 Rotary with only 100,000 THB minimum to get things rolling, but anticipate future years will have higher minimums as rides fill up.
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Our Great Service
Check out the reviews of our day tours on Trip Advisor. We give the same great service on our charity rides!