Hidden Treasures found in Bangkok Sunset Tour

After living in Bangkok for two years, I thought I knew the city. I thought I knew the markets and temples, the back alleys and quirks. SpiceRoads’ bike tour told me otherwise. I met my fellow cyclists in Chinatown, a bustling area of familiarity. The group consisted of two couples fresh off planes from America […]

Loy Krathong: Thailand’s festival of lights and rivers

Every November, Thailand’s rivers, canals, lakes, and ponds, and even sometimes swimming pools and fountains, light up with beautiful floral creations, sending wishes and hopes for blessings and forgiveness into nature. Loy Kratong, which translates loosely to “floating basket”, is celebrated on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month of the Thai […]

A Lung of Fresh Air – Bangkok’s Jungle

By Lynn Spreadbury “Don’t look down, ” jokes Don, my guide. Of course I do. I’m straddling a ten speed bike on a narrow, concrete path hoisted two meters above marshy wetlands surrounded by forest. Not a good place for vertigo. Not a good place to fall. A teak wood house with potted plants and […]

Tour of Friendship 2015

Team SpiceRoads again dominated the master’s category of the Tour of Friendship, a 5-stage road bike race held the first week of May in Thailand. However, there was a bit of an upset within the team, with Tinley Jane (TJ) walking away with the leader’s jersey on this year, taking it away from repeat-winner Tony […]

Thailand’s Cultural Treasures by Bicycle

Words and photographs by Dave Stamboulis. I have lived in Thailand for almost a decade and certainly have seen my fair share of the country, yet I thought I’d do something different on a recent vacation other than hopping onto a bus or train or taking a mini-van tour. So I joined a SpiceRoads bicycle […]

Cycle Chinatown

My first reaction was: Chinatown? Narrow congested lanes and alleyways, hardly room to move, let alone cycle. And so hot too. But I was so so wrong. We met Art, our diminutive but lovely guide, at the Grand China Princess Hotel in Chinatown, donned our helmets, mounted our smart SpiceRoads bikes and we were off, […]

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai on a bicycle made for two

                By Louise Molynaux.  Originally published in The Expat magazine, Malaysia When you travel by bicycle you see the world through different eyes.  You encounter it at a different pace.  Your senses are bombarded with the sounds and the smells.  For a while you are part of it, […]