and Malaysia by Bike
needs no extraordinary preparation, the country is quite used to tourists.
Thailand with a bicycle
We arrived on
a direct flight from the Netherlands and entered Thailand with our bicycles
and luggage without a problem.
Most roads are
good. Even dirt roads are good enough to ride on. Occasionally roads are
being repaired and you have to cycle around the holes made by large construction
There are a few maps to choose from, none of which are very good
to cycle on. Try to familiarise yourself with the Thai wrting, it may
help you find your way more easily. We learned the "alphabeth"
and were able to read (recognise) the road signs.
Traffic is poor (but good to cycle) with the exeption of the 4 main
roads of the country. Occasionally you may try to hitch a ride from a
truck but don’t count on it with your bicyle.
Cycling in Thailand is fairly easy except for the northern point
of the country. The south of the country and Malaysia is rather flat.
Most beautiful parts is the north of Thailand.It's
a pleasure to cycle through these countries. (but keep in mind you will
have to be able to withstand a temperature of over 35 C.)
You may go everywhere except the “common” forbidden places. (e.g.