Bicycle Touring

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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Top Pick Bicycle Touring Restaurant: Pizza House in Suphanburi

I recently went on a short, five day, cycling trip with a friend who wanted to show me some great routes in Kanchanaburi and Suphanburi provinces. Kanchanaburi is a great province, full of cycling opportunities, both on and off-road. And, if you stay close to Mueang Kanchanburi (Provinicial capital of Kanchanaburi) you have plenty of […]

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Everybody Can Travel by Bicycle

Travel by bicycle? Around one country or around the world. EVERYBODY can do it. People are always surprised when I explain my trip around Southeast Asia by bicycle. They ask if I really did it, especially after they see the bicycle I used. They say things like, “You rode around Southeast Asia on THAT Fu**ing […]

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Top Pick Bicycle Touring Restaurant: Ranee’s Velo Restaurant in Bangkok

Finding a bicycle themed cafe in Thailand is not as difficult as it used to be; but finding a bicycle themed restaurant owned and operated by a true cycling fanatic is rare indeed. Ranee’s Velo Restaurant is just such a place. It wasn’t difficult for me to decide to pay Ranee’s a visit when I […]

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Top Pick Bicycle Touring Restaurant: Pirates Terrace in Chumphon

Touring cyclists and Pirates have a lot in common. They both appreciate free-spirited travel, are immensely devoted to their craft, and both carry a voracious appetite for hearty food and copious amounts of drink. If your cycling travels take you past the Thung Wua Laen Beach area, which is located just 15 kilometers north of […]

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Top 4 Concerns of Touring Cyclists in Thailand

Recently, while eating at my favorite restaurant in Ban Krut, I was pleasantly surprised to meet two touring cyclists from London who were a couple of days in to a trip that would eventually deliver them to the popular tourist island of Phuket, in Southern Thailand. They had begun their cycling adventure in Bangkok and […]

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Top Pick Bicycle Touring Restaurant: Icy Beans in Prachuap Khiri Khan

While riding my bicycle in Hua Hin last week, I came across a small restaurant and cafe with a designated bicycle parking area in the front. Wanting to get out of the midday sun to enjoy a cool beverage, I took a moment to inquire of the cafe’s employees as to the name of the […]

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Top Pick Bicycle Touring Restaurant: Good Mook Cafe in Mukdahan

If you are on a cycle touring trip along the Mekong River then you will inevitably ride through the northeastern Thailand city of Mukdahan. Not only does this city provide you with a few bicycle shop opportunities, but it is also home to a really great travelers’ cafe called Good Mook. A nice meal, great […]

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Randonneuring has finally come to Thailand

Randonneuring has finally come to Thailand. And while some of you long distance cycling junkies are delighted to hear this news many others are probably wondering, “What is Randonneuring?” Randonneuring is long-distance, unsupported cycling within designated time limits. Randonneuring events, called Brevets or Randonnées are noncompetitive and resemble a mix between multi-day bicycle touring and […]

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Top Pick Bicycle Touring Accommodation: Phuket Bike Resort

Last month I stayed at the Phuket Bike resort. The resort was a quiet, comfortable and modern base for me during my time exploring around Phuket. Location: The Phuket Bike Resort is located on the west coast of Phuket, near Layan Beach and the luxury Laguna precinct. It’s worth mentioning here that Laguna is home […]

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“Retired Bikers Ride” or in Thai “Kasian Chuan Pan Bikers”

Originally published in Volume 1 No.4  Bicycles United magazine Story: Thanasak Vijitrattana | Photos: S o m k i s S & ThaiMTB.com อ่านเวอร์ชั่นภาษาไทย กดที่นี้จ้า KASIAN CHUAN PAN “Retired Bikers Ride” or in Thai “Kasian Chuan Pan Bikers” has become an annual challenging trip for retirees who love to ride bicycles. So far three trips […]

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How to Recognize Hotel Signs while Bicycle Touring in Thailand

In previous articles I have shown what roadside kilometer markers look like in Thailand, and also advised cyclists on how to recognize a local shop capable of repairing flat tires. So now that you are rolling happily along on your bike trip it is time to start thinking about where you are going to lay […]

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How to Plan Your First Bicycle Touring Adventure in 6 Easy Steps

Planning your very first bicycle touring adventure. What an exciting endeavor indeed! At this point you’ve probably read through websites, magazine articles, and maybe even a bicycle touring book or three documenting, in beautifully colored photographs, how cyclists have traveled to far-flung places and exotic locales that truly whet the adventure appetite in us all. […]

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