Father’s Day, Thai style

By Marisa Chicarelli You only have to be in Thailand a few moments to realise how much Thais revere the monarchy. Especially the king. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was crowned in 1950. Almost immediately, he embarked on a tireless campaign to improve the lives of his subjects with environmentally sustainable agriculture projects, scientific and […]

SpiceRoads at Ploenchit Fair 2015

SpiceRoads joined the British Community in Thailand to raise funds for the needy at Bangkok’s Ploenchit Fair. It was a jam-packed day filled with games, Christmas shopping, bargains, raffles and music. SpiceRoads’ famous ‘Bike Smoothie Maker’ was back in full force making lots of delicious smoothies for all the kids (and parents too!). We also […]

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 […]

SpiceRoads Head Office now features new bike-themed mural

A bright new mural promoting cycle touring in Thailand has been painted on the front wall of the SpiceRoads Head Office in Bangkok.  The scene is a colourful portrayal of cycling through the green and pleasant countryside surrounding Bangkok. Local artist Qucan was trained at the College of Fine Arts in Bangkok and is well-known […]

Rider of the month – Alan Johnston

When did you go on you go on you first cycle adventure? The first SpiceRoads adventure I went on was the 14 day Ho Chi Minh Trail back in 2010 that followed parts of the war-era trail and explored old and new Vietnam. How many SpiceRoads tours have you been on? I have been on […]