Cycling Holidays are the New Niche for People Over 40

By Gary Corbett Traditionally adventure holidays have been the domain of testosterone charged thrill seekers in the 20-plus age bracket. But not any longer, with guided and self-guided cycling holidays becoming increasingly popular on a yearly basis with people over 40 years old. Essentially an organised cycling holiday ticks all the boxes for older, or […]

Madagascar June 2015

Our first bike tour in Madagascar was an amazing experience — full of animals, amazing scenery, exciting cycling, smiling Malagasy and good food. In 15 days we went from the capital down to the coast, stopping for hikes at three national parks along the way making it possible to see lots of lemurs and chameleons! […]

SpiceRoads to donate US$250 with every Nepal tour booking

SpiceRoads Cycle Tours is encouraging riders to visit Nepal this coming season by offering to donate US$250 for every rider booked on a Nepal tour from now until the end of March 2016. Many of the popular tourist areas have managed to escape the brunt of the earthquake and local tour leaders are now ready […]

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 […]

Rider of the month – Cleo Burgett

How long have you been cycling for? I have cycled since I was a child. My first brand was a Fireston, no gears, blue 18” free cruising bicycle. It was followed a few years later with the coolest sting-ray handle-barred, banana seat wonder. I rode a twenty-one speed all through college but only to classes […]

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 […]

Dancing in Bali – a side trip

In 1996, the Agung Rai Museum of Arts was founded to preserve the rich Balinese culture, in its artworks and in its dances. The Balinese dance style is unique – using every part of the body, down to the intricate hand gestures and exaggerated eye movements. There is complicated footwork, and bodies are move at […]