CWC 2022 - November 11 to November 20, 2022
727 km from Khao Yai National Park to Pattaya!
Together with our tour organiser ANT TOURS THAILAND (ATT) we have put together one of the most beautiful routes one could possibly ride in Thailand. For all of you that had the pleasure of riding in a tour planned and led by Ant, you know, why he and his team are considered the best cycling guides in Thailand.
When planning a route for a CWC ride there are many important factors to consider. The safety, comfort, pleasure and happiness of our riders are paramount.
On the day of departure ATT staff will arrange for pick up of the riders and their bikes from selected down town hotels and the two Bangkok airports. We will then travel by bus and vans for 2-3 hours towards the Khao Yai National Park. Approximately 30 km from the first hotel we will do our check out ride to the hotel. After checking in and some chill time we will meet for the welcome dinner.
The next day our ride will start in earnest. Usually we start the ride at 8 am and we always try to arrive at the next tour hotel by around 4 pm to give everyone time to chill, take a massage, go for a swim, etc. We never ride in the dark. Every day will be different with new landscapes, encounters, challenges and even cultures and every day will be a new experience and an achievement to be proud of. There will be a brief stop every 25 to 35 km, often to refill with the most important fuel for cyclists: Coffee! You will be surprised to find some of the most amazing coffee shops in rural Thailand.
In the one week of riding we will ride the rolling hills and lush greenery of the Khao Yai National Park, through the mystical Soi Dao forest, along the Cambodian border leading us to the blue, clear waters of the Gulf Of Thailand and along quiet coastal road to the destination of our ride: The Hand to Hand Foundation. There we will officially end the ride with a lunch and the closing ceremony. At the farewell dinner in the evening we will then really let our hair down.
Here is just some of the criteria we applied:
The route must be safe and largely away from heavy traffic.
Interesting scenery and places along the route.
The road surface must be suitable for road bikes.
The daily distances must be manageable for any rider in the group.
What is the weather likely to be during the period of our ride?
Convenient rest points and lunch stop with good food and of course..."Good coffee".
Quality, comfortable and clean hotels.