Cycle Escapade in Thailand

The beauty of cycling in tropical Thailand, this is what my dreams were made of when I first came out here to work, back in 2009. I just knew I had to purchase a bicycle, it was as if this was my first priority. The passion for living an alfresco lifestyle and getting out there and sampling both the urban experience, as well as the more attractive rural experience, was gurgling away from within me. When all said and done, to me there is no better way to soak up one’s country than getting on your bike and cycling the experience.

Phetkasem Road, my cycle from Krabi to Prachuap Kirikhan


For me, the sense of adventure, and to cycle in remote landscapes, experience the culture, the people, the Buddhist Temples and of course, see the wildlife at first hand. Yes, Thailand has lots of that, and over 200 varieties of snakes: pythons, vipers, pit vipers, cobras, kraits and sea snakes. Yes, there is something about snakes that interests me.

Michael Davis, the Bali Indonesia Experience
I think he wants to play, ‘Snakes and Ladders’ with me.

The best way to explore Thailand, I decided was by bicycle. Getting lost in Bangkok’s concrete jungle was a daunting prospect, not to mention the traffic. Yes, road fatalities here are the second highest in the world after Libya. Nevertheless, the challenge was still far too irresistible, motivated by the freedom that I knew only comes from cycling. Although one has to be very vigilant.

Part of Bangkok’s skyline, looking towards Silom area.


This blog site is for those of you who are interested in cycling and tourism and seeing places of interest, but not just in Thailand, but in its neighbouring countries too. It is my endeavour to share these experiences with you, hopefully in a fascinating way that will intrigue you. Cycling is my passion and nothing more excites me than cycling escapades. Thailand is slowly coming to terms with cycle tourism. There is certainly plenty to see out there if you take it steady and you don’t mind the sizzling heat. So if you are new to this blog site, I hope you enjoy the experience and if nothing else I hope it encourages you to cycle more, to seek adventure at your own leisurely pace and gets you fit. Thank you.

Cycling in Sukhothai


Before I start, I would like to pay a big thanks to all the people of Thailand and other foreign nationals that I have come across on my travels, as without them this would not be quite the same and of course to my wife who has encouraged me along the way.


Annie, my wife in Cambodia, 2018.



Two tourists near the Taksin shrine, on the Thoet Thai Road.


As one American from Boston said to me recently, there is no other country like it in the world, ‘Thailand is such a wonderful place to cycle in and it’s so challenging in many different ways.

Michael Davis, the Bali Indonesia experience
A fisherman being silhouetted by the sunset in Bali


Me and my wife, at Angkor Wat (Cambodia) 2018



as never planned to turn out like this, but my desire to explore Bangkok and the surrounding areas just happened by chance. I was bored and wanted desperately to exercise and an excuse for adventure. So I went out and bought myself a bicycle. It was easier and cheaper to do it that way than by private car.

This blog is for those of you who are interested in the beauty of Thailand possibly looking at it from a different point of view. I hope to share with you my experiences of cycling and adventures around Thailand. This may take some time to do; please be patient sit back and enjoy.

Before I start, I would like to pay a big thanks to all the people of Thailand and other foreign nationals that I have stumbled across on my travels. Thailand is a wonderful place, with wonderful people and a interesting culture. Everyone should come here, especially if you are out for adventure.