A 5-day cycle tour across Northern Thailand, complete with visits to several Sports Friends coaches and youth in their villages. Participants will also have a chance to spend time in beautiful and cultural Chiang Mai, Sports Friends’ Asian ministry hub.
A SF Epic Trip is the opportunity of a lifetime for someone to combine his/her passions for God and adventure. This trip offers participants a chance to engage in SF’s ministry overseas while also conquering the physical challenge of an extended bike tour in one of the world’s most beautiful locations.
SF has served in Thailand since 2008, and Thailand is SF’s hub for Southeast Asian ministry. Less than 0.5% of all Thai people identify themselves as Christian. In a culture where “to be Thai is to be Buddhist,” sports offer a great means to build relationships with young people and share with them the love of Christ.
Epic Trip participants will have a chance to visit several SF coaches and their teams along a thoughtfully planned cycling route. Participating in weekly programs with coaches and players will help participants better understand how the SF ministry model works on an ongoing basis. The presence of participants will also serve as a great encouragement to SF coaches and will be a special treat for the youth.
SpiceRoads Cycle Tours believes seeing the world by bicycle is the best way to travel! They have been leading bicycle tours for almost 20 years in Southeast Asia and have a large presence throughout Thailand. We’ve worked with SpiceRoads to create a unique and exciting 5-day bicycle tour from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai... taking the scenic route, of course! On the tour you’ll pedal over 130 miles past waterfalls, temples, and breath-taking mountain scenery, through rice paddy fields and Thai villages, and perhaps by an elephant or two! Accommodations on the tour range from a rustic floating boat house to a beautifully located mountain resort. Don’t forget your swimsuit! There will be kayaking and swimming along the way as well! SF Thailand staff will accompany participants on this adventure. This shared time is designed to help participants create bonds with our staff and learn more about their heart for this ministry.
• Participants must be physically fit.
• Trips are for men and women, 18+ years of age; 16+ if accompanied by a parent.
• Participants will be required to obtain the mandatory immunizations for travel to Thailand.
• Trip size is up to 15 participants.
TRIP COST: $1,800 USD + Airfare* (for participants from the US, entire trip cost is tax-deductible)
Cost includes most meals and all lodging and transportation while on the trip.
*SF will assist participants in booking airfare to ensure appropriate arrival and departure times.