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Siri Charoenwat Forest Bicycle Path in Chonburi Province

Siri Charoenwat Forest. The forest of life, the forest of love. The Royally-initiated Siri Charoenwat forest plantation project, Chonburi province. 26 years ago, Chonburi province had a wide bald mountain area which had few wild animals and plants. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej saw that it is important to protect the forest and natural resources in this area. […]

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Downhill and Cross-Country Bike Park in Chiang Mai

MTB, DH, AM and XC – Get all of your mountain biking acronyms straight because Chiang Mai is about to become home to one of the best bike parks in Asia, and it is anticipated to have something on offer for every type of disciple of the dirt discipline. Soon to open Bike Park Chiang […]

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Top Pick Bicycle Touring Accommodation: Bike Hostel in Thap Sakae

Touring cyclists who are traveling through the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan have a new accommodation option in the small beachside town of Thap Sakae. On a recent bicycle ride down the main beach road of Thap Sakae, I spotted an old bicycle sitting atop a wall with a simple sign attached. I pedaled through […]

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Bicycle Touring on South Korea’s Ocheon, Geumgang, and Buckhangang Cycling Pathways

I highly recommend cycling any of the four rivers paths in South Korea and have compiled details from my September 2016 trip along the Geumgang, Ocheon, and Buckhangang Bike Paths in order to help others plan their own adventure. On my trip I also used sections of the Hangang and Saejae Bike Paths. I would […]

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Top Pick Bicycle Touring Accommodation: Spinning Bear Hostel in Bangkok

Many touring cyclists traveling to Thailand start their epic journey by arriving in the country’s capital city, Bangkok. The BIG MANGO (as Bangkok is commonly referred to by travelers) is world-renowned for its ability to immediately overload the senses of newcomers upon first arrival. Touring cyclists are certainly not immune to the city’s massive appeal, […]

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Transporting a Bicycle on Thailand’s Southern Railway Line (Hat Yai-Bangkok)

Hat Yai is a great start or end point to any cycling trip that involves a border crossing between Thailand and Malaysia. Getting you and your bicycle to or from one of the Thailand/Malaysia border crossings is as easy as booking a ticket on the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) southern line. If your cycling […]

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Bicycle Touring: Crossing the Thailand/Malaysia border near Hat Yai

The city of Hat Yai is a short distance ride to or from the border crossing between Thailand and Malaysia. The city on the Thailand side of the border crossing is Sadao, while the city on the Malaysian side is Bukit Kayu Hitam. Regardless of whether you’re cycling plans have you entering or exiting Thailand, […]

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To Build or Not to Build: Bicycle Lanes Should Solve a Problem

At the beginning of the month several posts on social media sites brought attention to the fact that the newly finished bicycle lane (completed in April of 2016) in the Chatuchak area of Bangkok had been taken over by food vendor carts, tuk-tuks and vehicles. Photos of parked cars, tuk-tuk taxis and food stalls occupying […]

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Top Pick Bicycle Touring Restaurant: Velo Cafe @ Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khan

LIFE is Short. Drink good COFFEE. Ride good BIKE. And read good BOOKS. If a sign on the door of a cafe admonishing you to drink coffee, ride bikes, and read books doesn’t get your attention then perhaps paying a visit to Velo Cafe @ Hua Hin might not be to your liking. I mean, […]

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How to Transport Your Bicycle on Thailand Buses

One of the frequent questions we get asked here at BicycleThailand.com is whether or not it is possible to transport a bicycle on Thailand buses. We addressed the query briefly in our Bicycle Touring Information series of articles, but felt the need to provide additional guidance since the question keeps popping up in emails and […]

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Bicycle Touring from Seoul to Busan on South Korea’s 4 Rivers Cycle Pathway

South Korea is a magnificent place to go on your next cycle touring trip. In less than a week a moderately fit cyclist with a minimal amount of equipment and planning can complete the route between South Korea’s two largest cities, riding southeast from Seoul to Busan, or northwest from Busan to Seoul. After checking […]

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Tour of Friendship R1 2015 Stage 5 – Road stage 85kms

“It’s my first year coming to Tour of Friendship and I’m having a good time. I get to come to a beautiful country and race bikes with my mates. What could be better than that?” – Carina Newman (#713-Saint Cloud) Wednesday, May 6, marked the 5th and final stage of the Tour of Friendship R1 […]

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Tour of Friendship R1 2015 Stage 4 – Road stage and KOM 132kms

“On behalf of Team Direct Asia and Anza Cycling, I’d like to thank Kun Kai and the entire ToF team for putting on another excellent race. The new upgraded hotels were fantastic and the routes on day 3-5 excellent and well marshalled. In our eyes, ToF remains the best amateur event in the region and […]

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