Australian James Williams, who’s now based in Bangkok where he operates Grasshopper Adventures, is behind the site.
The most useful section of this site is the short Laos Cycling Guide. Laos is James’s favorite Southeast Asia cycle touring destination and here’s why:
What makes Laos a cycle touring heaven:
- It is quiet. Unlike Laos’ more busy neighbours there are few people, little traffic and you can rediscover what quiet means.
- It is a beautiful country with high mountains, jungles, and huge meandering rivers.
- There are not a lot of road choices so it makes navigation easy. Just get on the lightly trafficked highways and ride.
- The people are very friendly without being pushy. In other countries everyone will be fiddling with your bike and flipping your gears. Lao people are more likely to stand back and watch.
- Guesthouses are nicely spaced and cheap, there is no real need to camp unless you really want to.
James has also included detailed information about cycling from Luang Prabang to Vientiane.
I hope the Laos cycling guide will be expanded and that more cycling guides are in the works for China, Thailand and Cambodia.
2Tyred keeps readers up-to-date about travel news in the region. A recent blog post announced a forthcoming joint Cambodia-Thailand visa .
2Tyred is a well-designed site, but a little short on content at the moment. Keep checking back as the resources for cycling Southeast Asia grow.
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