Known for orchids, silk and amazing beaches, Thailand, ‘the land of smiles’ is also known for the less flattering but notoriously popular medical, sex and mass tourism trade.
People who like warm and tropical weather and enjoy experiencing Asian traditions and lifestyles while avoiding the above mentioned type of tourism should visit Thailand by bicycle.
Thousands of sealed side roads, main roads usually with generous shoulders and very respectful motorists make cycling a pleasure every day. With the exception of 3 provinces in the south, Thailand is easy to travel as people are very helpful and even in the remotest area at least somebody speaks a little bit of English.
Modern Thailand is well organised and has very attractive prices. For lots of reasons many touring cyclists start or end their trip in Bangkok.
Thailand has a lot to offer to its visitors: An ancient culture and its heritage, excellent food, amazing landscapes and nature can be found everywhere. Traditional customs can still be intimately experienced, especially for those on a bicycle able to avoid the mass tourism. It’s also great that in Thailand theft and violent crime is like in most Asian countries almost non-existent.
Thailand offers easy access to Malaysia, Laos & Cambodia which are all countries where SWISS TOURER has experience and are happy to share with you in our courses.