BANGKOK, 3 April 2012: Cycling home and feeling smug about completing 95 km in the scorching summer heat, I got the shock of my life.
A girl on inline skates almost overtakes me. This is ridiculous, I thought as the super fit lass pulls alongside to say hello. She has another not so athletic mountain biker in tow, carrying their luggage.
Anja Schwarz earned my immediate respect as she glided along at a comfortable 23 kph.
NAKHON PHANOM, 18 April 2011 – Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Nakhon Phanom office has partnered with the town’s municipality and tourism association to establish rent-a-bike tours that will follow a specified route along Mekong River embankment.
The initiative was launched, earlier this month, with a fund raiser ‘Cycling City Tour’ that should help to pay for a fleet of rental bicycles for use within the city’s boundaries.
According to TAT Nakhon Phanom, the city can promote an interesting tour that follows the river frontage road, but it needs funds to invest in a fleet of city bikes, hence the community fund raiser.
BANGKOK, 14 February 2011 – Spice Roads Cycle Tours is selling a nostalgic steam train excursion from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, 26 March, followed by a bicycle tour around Ayutthaya Historical Park, to mark the first rail service to Ayutthaya in 1894.
State Railway of Thailand is rolling out two 1950s Japanese-built Pacific steam locomotives for the historic trip that will attract hundreds of local railway buffs. SRT commissions the engines just four times a year for special event trips, some in co-operation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to promote train travel.
BANGKOK, 8 November 2010 – SpiceRoads Cycle Tours rolled out its latest cycle-adventure, last week, promising a tough ride along the historic Old Burma Road through Myanmar’s northern Shan and Kachin states.
SpiceRoads Cycle Tours claims to be the first company to organise a cyclist to ride on the historic WWII military supply route. It is offering just two departures in early 2011 for a maximum of 16 riders per group.
BANGKOK, 23 September 2010 – SpiceRoads Cycle Tours is launching a new bicycle tour to Vietnam’s remote northeast mountains in Ha Giang province, covering 660 km in 14 days.
Mekong Odyssey cyclists present charity ride donations to the Prostheses Foundation of HRH the Princess Mother in Chiang Mai today.
TTR Weekly’s Mekong Odyssey 09, an 18-day cycle tour from Chiang Rai to Ubon Ratchathani following as closely as possible the Mekong River, reached its target of 1,600 km, or 1,000 miles and raised Bt80.000 for charity.
This is the last day of our Mekong Odyssey when we should pass the 1,600 km mark at Si Sa Ket, a busy market and university town on highway 226 on the route to Nakhon Ratchashima.
The 18-day tour following the Mekong River as closely as possible through Thailand from Chiang Rai to Ubon Ratchathani and Si Sa Ket represented 1,600 km or 1,000 miles of trouble-free travel.
No punctures, no accidents and only minor technical snags with our Cannondale touring bikes.