#6 Ban Phe to Chanthaburi.

Ferry from Ko Samed back to the mainland and then a lovely 94km cycle to Chanthaburi. It was another very enjoyable day of riding (my favourite so far?) beginning with a lovely stretch along the coastline.

The road headed inland and immediately offered a protected bicycle lane. While I was grateful, the irony was it was probably the quietest road in cycled in Thailand.

I passed numerous fish farms and crossed a large river before stopping for lunch and another iced coffee.

More stamped bike lanes over the bridge and utilising an app called Ulmon maps I downloaded before the trip modify my planned route to avoid, yep, Sukumvit Rd. Worked out a treat. Small concrete roads (and a little bit of dirt) takes me right into rural south-east Thailand.

I find a hard to find oasis to stop and rest, and a couple of hours later down the road a friendly bike shop on the road into Chantaburi to pick up a cable for my front pannier which I frayed earlier in the day I was trying to tighten.

I’ll pick up on hotel and dinner next time, and then the trip across the border to Cambodia which I completed today!

A nice day for a ride, to be sure.


One thought on “#6 Ban Phe to Chanthaburi.”

  1. Great to hear that a fairly long stretch of 94 kms was such an enjoyable ride and such lovely bike tracks! And now Cambodia…look forward to hearing more….take care and love from us all.. Rachel and family here this weekend…


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