Exploration is a great way to find out more about yourself. Phuket is an easy place to idle away the hours in comfort but this island is open for your own adventures. How do make your own exploratory adventure possible? The idea of freedom for many people is the motorcycle. With a motorcycle, you can traverse the island and reach those beautiful spots that aren’t easily accessible.
Explore Phuket on your own terms by motorbike, by renting your own transportation or joining a tour. Here are some of the options for you to check out Phuket on two wheels.
Motorcycle TourFor first-timers to Phuket, riding a bike around the island might be too big of a task. That’s why you can always sign up for a motorcycle day tour. There are many tour operators available on the island for day-trip. The tour itself is not difficult, the operators ensure that there are plenty of breaks and there are fascinating things to see.
Most of the operators have tours in English and some feature other foreign languages as well, so you will be able to learn a bit more about the place you are visiting rather than simply driving by or looking at it. The tours are a nice way to cover the top spots in Phuket and perhaps even meet some like-minded riders, whom you can join on your own rides in the future.
Each tour can take you to a different part of Phuket, so you can always visit new places with a guide and a plan. Some of the tours last longer and can take up to 4-6 days. You’ll need to contact the tour company to find out about specific packages but Phuket and the islands nearby are definitely worth exploring via bike and through ferries.
Off-Road and Enduro Bike TourThis is a newer development but there are a couple of companies that offer an even more elusive and wild side of Phuket. The off-road motorbikes are a challenge for even the most experienced riders but they can be worth your time. If you already have experience with off-road riding, you can to some of the off-road riding tour companies and sign up for their exciting journeys.
Since off-road biking is much more dangerous, you are expected to pass a riding test first and if the tour operators are satisfied with your skill levels, you can choose from their selection of off-road tours.
Solo RunFor the most freedom and the greatest adventure, you can always chart your own course and ride your own path. To get this done, you need some basic planning and organization done in advance. Make sure you create a basic itinerary for your trip, which includes which places you will be visiting and if possible, where you will be staying for the night. It is a good idea to share this with a family member, so that someone can keep track of your whereabouts in case of an emergency.
Choose a touring bike that you enjoy riding and you find comfortable when you rent your bike in Phuket. The bike is going to need to be more than a vehicle for you as you make your way across Phuket. Start early whenever possible so that you avoid the heat! Another simple tip would be to take shelter if it rains too hard as the conditions can deteriorate quickly especially in some of the inner roads of the island.
Don’t be afraid to take the ferry to different islands near Phuket, you could also venture out to Krabi, Phi Phi islands and many other smaller islands as well. Enjoy your freedom as much as possible and create great memories on your bike trip.
You can’t explore Phuket in just a week’s time, so if you are looking for a long-term place to rent, go to Rental For The Holidays. Start your day trips from your long-term rental or leave your stuff behind safely for longer journeys.