52km Loop – Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin) Road Ride
Route: 52km loop that starts in central Hua Hin and proceeds through beautiful back road areas west of the city.
Download GPS file here (Zipfile contains .gdb and .gpx file format)
Configuration: Loop. Along this this route you’ll notice a few of Hua Hin’s prominent attractions, Wat Huay Mongkol and the Hua Hin Floating Market.
Start/End point: Tom N Toms Coffee at Colonnade Mall on the corner of Phetkasem Road (Hwy 4) and Hua Hin soi 76.
Notes: This route is all on paved roads. This ride begins with two climbs in the first 5 kilometers, the first of which (at Khao Hen Lek Fai) is quite steep. You will need to cross Highway 4 (Phetkasem Road) bypass twice on this route so be especially watchful for high speed vehicles at those points. The roads west of the bypass are smooth, quiet, and picturesque. After making the turn at Wat Huay Mongkol the road surface is completely new (as of September 2012) and you can really crank it out. Some roads still have a few potholes which you’ll need to keep an eye out for, but the roads are so lightly traveled by traffic that riding in the lane, far away from the potholes near the shoulder, is never a problem.
I would really like to try your ride but am unable to download your file via my MacBook Pro. I have tried dumping the file into Garmin Connect without luck.
Do you have any advice?