You have completed some great road bike rides: Bangkok to Phuket, Conquer the Lanna Kingdom and you are booked on North Thailand by Road Bike this month. What drives you to keep coming back and completing more challenging rides?
The warm and dry weather in Thailand! It is a great time to escape the wintertime in Switzerland. The landscape in Thailand is beautiful, the food is superb food, the roads are good and the car drivers are respectful to riders!
For me road cycling is the perfect endurance sport that can be done at home but also all around the world. It is also so varied – one day I will riding the short distance to work, the next day I could be off on an epic adventure for a few days riding over high mountains enjoying spectacular scenery and visiting interesting sights.
How often do you cycle a week?
I cycle on average about 3-5 times a week depending on the weather and if I have time.
Are you part of a cycling group back at home?
What would you say was your biggest SpiceRoads tour highlight?
I really enjoyed meeting the locals, the stunning scenery and exploring the area. I was particularly impressed by how the Thai’s engineered mountain roads. The ride from Chiang Mai up to the highest mountain of Thailand, Doi Inthanon was a masterpiece of this architecture and the views at the top (and the sense of achievement) were absolutely worth the effort.
Do you have any top tips for anyone that is thinking of joining a cycle tour?
Cycle touring is an excellent way of combining cycling and exploring a new area mixed in with all the other experiences you undergo while travelling.
After North Thailand by Road Bike have you any ideas of where you would like to cycle next?
I have too many! I really want to cycle Australia, South Africa, Vietnam, Taiwan, China, Canada, USA or different countries in Europe… the list is almost endless!