Pedal Power: The Complete Guide to Cycling Holidays
Challenging cycling in isolated areas - not somewhere to forget your spanner.
Jungles of Laos/Thailand
Red Spokes is a suitable name for a company that devises fascinating cycle routes through the Lao People's Democratic Republic. But politics isn't the attraction - Laos/Thailand's chief draw is its reputation for ceaseless hospitality, even more evident if you've managed to pedal many miles from the beaten track. This tour enters Laos/Thailand across the Mekong from Thailand, then explores the cliffs and jungles of the northern mountains, visiting monastery towns, remote villages and some of the country's national parks. The cycling isn't tricky, but the hills can be long and the air steamy, so fitness and experience will be rewarded.