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3 Best Routes from my 1000 km cycle tour in Thailand

Earlier this year I went on my third solo, self planned cycle tour. This time in Thailand. It was a hot (literally and figuratively) 1000 kms of cycling in 2 months with long stays in Chiang Mai and Bangkok. I was very clear about the kind of routes I wanted to cycle – they had to be back roads, scenic and good quality as possible.

I mainly used maps.me and as a second option komoot to find potential routes. But there were times when these apps showed me trafficky highway roads and I put my foot down (on the pedal) and pedalled away from them. I looked for the closest smaller road and took the turn. And most of the times, these smaller parallel roads, only a few kms from the busy highways were beautiful rides! It is a surprise why these apps didn’t consider them.

So while most of my route was amazing (refer to the trip summary here), these are the top 3 routes. If you are…

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