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.
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.
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.