The Thai-based tour operator SpiceRoads will offer five new guided cycling tours in unusual destinations around the world.
SpiceRoads Cycling, which calls itself a “pioneer in guided cycling holidays in emerging destinations”, says it has just added five new single-track adventure tours to its mountain biking segment.
Based in Bangkok, the company specialises in cycling tours, now leading over 10,000 travellers a year on trips in 37 destinations worldwide, which it says suit many types of cyclist, from road enthusiasts to leisure cyclists to mountain bikers.
The new tours feature mountain biking destinations like northern Thailand, Nepal, Mongolia and northern Laos. Itineraries range from eight to 12 days and are designed for a range of mountain biking skill levels. Riders can expect rides over raw double and single tracks, technical trails, rough dirt roads and minimal paved surfaces.
“We created these tours in the search for the ultimate mountain biking experience and are confident they will appeal to discerning mountain bikers,” says Daniel Moylan, SpiceRoads managing director.
“Nothing compares to shredding a flowy downhill through the Laotian jungle or coming down a technical 5,000 m+ pass in the Himalaya. The adrenaline and real feeling of adventure that you get on these trips is unparalleled, and they will certainly be ones for the bucket list!”
Rock gardens and canyons
In Chiang Mai Trail Experience, riders travel the Thai Highlands in what’s known as the “Mountain Biking Capital of Southeast Asia” and have a “relaxing accommodation experience in Thai style”.
For a more remote Southeast Asian experience, adventurous riders can tackle the rugged hills and valleys of tribal Laos, in Hidden Tribes and Trails of Laos.
This new collection of tours also includes more remote destinations, like Mountain Biking the Gobi, where riders will “explore a remote wilderness that most Mongolians have never even been to”, with singletrack through rock gardens and canyons, and a Mongolian ‘Ger Camp’ experience.
Annapurna Single Track Circuit is a mountain biking expedition along a trekking route that includes traversing the 5,000+m pass of Thorong La, while Everest All-Mountain is a “wild and raw exploration through the single-track foothills of the Himalaya”.