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CycleInstead: Chiang Mai to Edinburgh Epic Tour

Posted by CycleInstead on 24/1/2011 at 21:25

On April 15th of this year, my cycling partner and I will embark on a 15,000 km journey across 19 countries. Our tour will begin in Chiang Mai, Thailand and finish in Edinburgh, Scotland. The aim of the journey is to raise awareness of suicide prevention and mental health issues. Our goal is to raise 20,000 pounds for our partner charity the Scottish Association for Mental Health, (SAMH). Please check out our website for more information Currently we are seeking spo ...

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Cycling thru Asia

Posted by NomadicBunch on 15/2/2010 at 10:04

Hi, I am currently in Singapore but looking to travel thru Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand....etc, by bicycle. I am here till the end of April so if you are interested to join me please drop me a note here...I am very flexible on dates and open to different itineraries. Also if you have any suggestions on routes , places to see - please feel free to post ....Thanks a lot in advance. Looking forward to hearing from, Elya ...

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Cycling/Trekking Vietnam..Tour Operators Good or Bad?

Posted by star1976 on 6/3/2009 at 04:22

I'm going to SE Asia in about a week and I really want to do a cycle tour of Vietnam, but can't seem to get any response from the company websites. can anyone recommend a good tour operator (for cycling or trekking) which won't cost the earth? ...

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Cycling trip: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap!

Posted by Lipsjochem on 6/7/2010 at 11:37

Hey everyone! I'm Jochem, a 20 year-old Dutchman who's traveling SEA at his own leisure. Now, I have been from Hanoi to Phu Quoc island & back to Saigon on a motorbike, and now that I've pretty much seen Vietnam (loved it!) I'm looking for a new adventure in a new country! So I sold my motorbike in HCMC and went to Cambodia with the plan of buying a bicylcle in Phnom Penh and riding it to Siem Reap (or further), really taking my time and no rushing, so that I can fully enjoy the coun ...

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Cycling In Sukothai

Posted by cubanmeow on 19/7/2007 at 16:07

I'm not a very experienced cyclist, does it leisurely at the park. I'm probably only capable for rides scaled 1 on 5. How difficult / easy is it to cycle around Sukothai city, not just the istorical site. ...

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2 road bikes for sale in Vietnam

Posted by clempicpic on 17/1/2010 at 20:47

2 road bikes for sale. Second hand but good condition and high quality. Excellent for bicycle trips in South-East Asia. Aluminium frame, Shimano V-brakes + gear changer (21 gears each), bicycle bags + basket included, extra handle. We got them from the Lao Bicycle Federation in Vientiane (Lao) and used them for about 2 weeks in Thailand and 2 weeks in Vietnam. We made a big check up and got everything tuned before our trip. Price: 350$ for the two bikes. Location: Hannoi, but can be diff ...

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Viewed 4,258 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by clempicpic on 15/2/2010 at 11:26

Trek along Mekong

Posted by priyanka on 9/6/2008 at 17:05

I am planning trip down the Mekong on Cycle with my friends.. Jan feb 2009 I plan to do it till Laos cross over in a boat.. or preferrably on the cyle again... then fly or reach somehow( Cylce/bus) Laos capital... venture around and then go to Siem Reap. Is all this possible... has someone done this cycle trekking? Thanks in advance ...

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Cycling in SE Asia

Posted by svichy on 10/4/2008 at 10:02

Hello there all you fantastic helpful travellers, I am considering cycling part of a 10 week trip in SE Asia which will take me to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam (I am using the region's "explorer" suggested itinerary as a guide). I have heard that Vietnam is good for this. A couple of questions: - Would you recommend joining a tour or going solo? - Can you recommend some good tours? - What is the best thing to do about luggage when going solo? ... and last, but not least, ...

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Viewed 6,063 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by horseman on 19/12/2009 at 13:25

garmin maps

Posted by barrylad66 on 13/11/2009 at 16:20

hi all is it possible too get maps for the garmin gps for the areas in s e asia? many thanks barrylad ...

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New cycle Asia series

Posted by somtam2000 on 9/9/2009 at 12:34

I've just added the first instalment on what should be a 16-week series, following a group of five American travellers cycling around Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. They're sending a story to us for publication every Wednesday talking about, well, "the travel experience". The first piece (available here) is just an introduction to "the team" -- there is a lot more on the way. This is a bit of an experiment for us and I hope you find their travels and experiences of interest. And ...

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Bikes on planes?

Posted by mackpappy on 10/1/2008 at 02:30

Hello Again, I am doing a two week bicycle trip starting in Vientiane, heading to Luang Prabang and then I'm not sure. I was thinking about flying from LP to Pakse to do some riding around that area including Bolaven Plateau and Champasak. Does anyone know if it is possible to take bikes on the planes from LP to Pakse? If this will be a major hassle, I may just tour the north, but the south looks really great, so any input would be appreciated. I arrive in Vientiane on Feb 5 and leave on ...

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Viewed 4,031 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Tilapia on 26/10/2009 at 04:37

Ho Chi Minh Trail - What's The Best & What's Paved?

Posted by themuths on 30/9/2009 at 18:25

I'm having some trouble determining exactly what parts of the Ho Chi Minh Trail are exactly paved. Heard that north of Hue was good to ride, but even that was more hearsay than fact. Want to ride it for at least a few days, though it seems doing so in the north is much more easy and accessible... if it's paved, since we'd rather not take our mountain bikes on muddy and hilly trails for days on end if we can avoid it. Any help's greatly appreciated, Thanks Anderson ...

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where can we hire good bikes to cycle around Laos?

Posted by loisijones on 20/12/2006 at 18:03

Hello, does anyone know of any good places to rent bikes in Vientiane to cycle around? ...

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Following the Mekong on a bicycle

Posted by agarlao on 11/7/2008 at 11:28

Nong Khai to Ban Thadokkham Saturday, May 3, 69 km (43 miles) - Total so far: 69 km (43 miles) First it was the plane. Next it was the train. Being late that is. It arrived in Nong Khai a bit before 11am, about 1 1/2 hours later than scheduled. I wouldn't normally be bothered but I had about 50km to bike and some errands to attend to. The first errand was finding an optometrist in Nong Khai who could fix my clip-on sunglasses. I had put them in my pocket when doing the Chinatown walking ...

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Mekong Delta cycle

Posted by nikkiclovelly on 19/11/2008 at 13:03

Does anyone know a good Mekong Delta cycle tour company - 3 days 2 nights is all we have so have to use a tour company unfortunately. Would really prefer to get off the beaten track a bit. Some of the tours seems sooo expensive! Also any recommendations for mid-range hotels in Hanoi and Hoi An? ...

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Cycling in the southern provinces

Posted by ade7 on 27/7/2008 at 11:36

Hi, I am in Vientiane, soon to be making my way southwards towards Pakse via Thakek. Once in Pakse I am planning on hiring a bicycle and spending some time cycling around Salavan, Sekong, Attapeu. I hear that doing this my motorcycle is relatively popular, though I havent heard of many doing it by bicycle. So, I was just wandering if anyone who has cycled in this area could share their experiences and offer any tips. I have about 12 days max to spend, and am a strong cyclist. Does anyone know w ...

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Northeast of north Thailand (Phrae-Nan-Phayao-Chiang Rai): worth visiting?

Posted by koen31 on 28/12/2007 at 20:19

Dear all, In Februari we land in Bangkok for our next cycle trip. We were thinking about exploring by bicycle the northeast of north Thailand, which is the region of Phrae, Phayao, Phayao, Chiang Rai. Has anyone already cycled this region of Thailand ? How did you experience this region ? Comparable to the other regions in north Thailand ? Or does anybody know where I can find information about it ? I was in fact looking for travel reports or things like that. Another question : is th ...

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want a bicycle?

Posted by kristineellen on 21/3/2007 at 19:03

I bought a bike from a guy in Saigon who had ridden down from Beijing. I cycled through Vietnam, Laos, and into Thailand, and I now have ten days before I fly out of BKK. If I find someone who is interested in buying the bike I would love to pass it one to an intrepid traveller, otherwise I will bring it home with me on the plane. The bike runs great, is equiped w/ panears and a repair kit/replacement tubes. I thouroughly enjoyed bicycling, and if there is someone else out there who would like ...

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Posted by stim on 10/10/2006 at 09:45

I'm cycle-touring in Thailand and would like some good road maps - preferably fairly detailed ie 1:250000 scale - any ideas? Does any one know where I can buy something like this online or in Bangkok? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer - I have not been getting anywhere with local sources or online searches! ...

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