Chiang Mai to Koh Samui: 6 Weeks, 2,000km

We loved our 2020 bicycle tour in Thailand so much that we did it again, this time taking along our friend Deana. We knew she was tough enough, flexible and adventurous enough to take on whatever challenges presented—long distances, hot baking sun, and the thrill of the unknown. Fully self-supported, we were three free-spirited adventurers. With fully loaded bicycles we headed out for an epic journey that took us from the northern part of Thailand all the way down through the central part, skirted Bangkok further down the coastline toward Surat Thani.  After averaging approximately 80km a day by pure pedal power, our bodies were tired and we escaped to the island of Koh Samui and Khao Sok National Park which was an absolute highlight of the journey! This much we can tell you—Thailand is a fantastical, magical country.

The heat—Holy shmoly!

We woke up and were all enthusiastic-like, thinking we might go out and conquer 106km today… but it was just delusional coffee and heat interfering with our sensibilities. As we are riding down the road the conversation turned to pickle juice, melting, and ice cold smoothies. Some fresh black tarmac during a construction zone felt... Continue reading