When planning a vacation to Thailand, you may want to consider a trip to the amazing coastal district of Hua Hin. Just like any nature surrounded location, the best way to experience Hua Hin’s natural beauty is on the ground, soaking in the serenity and peacefulness of the environment. Because of this, you would want to skip the car rides and opt for a more scenic and healthy alternative, which are the bicycle tours offered around the area. Depending on your skill level and familiarity with biking, different packages are available.
Through a bicycle, you will be able to stay more in touch with the local culture of Hua Hin, with beautiful locations to stop in and relax, as well as cool down with a refreshing drink in a local establishment. Here are a few sights to see while taking a bicycle tour, and why you should opt to take one over other forms of transportation:
Hua Hin is a small city that contains cyclist-friendly routes
Many bustling cities are often hectic with different forms of transportation sprawling around endlessly throughout the day. Hua Hin has a population of around 75,000 spread out along kilometers of beautiful coastal areas. The streets of the city are mostly flat, which are cyclist-friendly for most beginners and even children. There are five cycling routes that vary in difficulty, with the first two being the easiest and child-friendly and the other three for more advanced cyclists. The following information focuses on the details of the routes:
Thale Noi Route to Queen’s Park
Thale Noi holds two lakes within a park adjacent to the Culture Center of Hua Hin. The paths of the park are flat and circle both lakes, which are easy routes to traverse even for younger cyclists. The eastern lake is close to the beach, while north of Thale Noi is Queen’s Park that offers an amazing view of the ocean complete with a nice breeze.
Home Beach to the Fishing Pier of Hua Hin
The second of the casual-friendly cycling routes is this one that starts from Home Beach and ends up by the Pier. This ride has many options for stopovers where you can grab a drink or a meal, and then make your way to the edge of the water to soak in the views of the beach. The end of the route is at the fishing pier where you can catch a glimpse of the fishing boats setting out to sea and pulling into the pier with their catches of the day.
Khao Hin Lek Fai Hill Climb
This route is more for advanced cyclists, as it is a steep hill climb that will test endurance levels. Being less than five kilometers, this route is not a long one, but there will definitely be a challenging element towards it. If you can manage the climb, you will be rewarded with a priceless view of north Hua Hin.
Starting from the Night Market, head west to find the starting point at the base of a hill and bike upwards until the peak is reached. The view is extremely beautiful and worth the exerted effort, so do not forget to bring a camera.
Bicycle tours are a great way to experience the local scene when on vacation. It not only keeps you fit and active, but it provides a plethora of stopping points to take amazing photos and interact with the environment and culture around you. When deciding to go on vacation to a place sprawling with nature and beauty, consider walking around or biking to get a priceless feel of the area and an unforgettable experience.
Bicycle tours are undoubtedly a fun activity, and staying at Devasom in Hua Hin puts you close to the local scene, while situated in a private beach setting. When considering a trip to Thailand, book your vacation with us for an unbeatable experience of coastal living.