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Phang Nga Old Road - Loop 1 42.9 km Cycling

02:46:39

Estimated Duration

15.49 km/h

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Elevation

814 m/814 m

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Description

This route is a fantastic mix of amazing scenery, winding jungle roads, easy flat cycling and even a bit of fun single track downhill. The best I've ridden in Thailand so far, for sure. Most of it is pretty easy. The ride up to the top of the pass at the beginning isn't anywhere near as bad as I expected. The single track can get sketchy enough in places that it's easy to some off, though, and you could do some damage so wear protective gear. Also be careful of traffic on the windy road over the pass. Most of it's ok but there are some idiots. Start at the Khao Lak turn off, east o...

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This route is a fantastic mix of amazing scenery, winding jungle roads, easy flat cycling and even a bit of fun single track downhill. The best I've ridden in Thailand so far, for sure. Most of it is pretty easy. The ride up to the top of the pass at the beginning isn't anywhere near as bad as I expected. The single track can get sketchy enough in places that it's easy to some off, though, and you could do some damage so wear protective gear. Also be careful of traffic on the windy road over the pass. Most of it's ok but there are some idiots. Start at the Khao Lak turn off, east of Phang Nga. There are several placed just east of the Khao Lak turn off where you can park the car. Go over the old road, climbing up a consistent, windy road. Not too bad, and it levels out a bit from to time to give you a rest. Traffic isn't too bad but you do get some people rally-driving the curves. Nice view-point at the top . Leaving the viewpoint, cruise down through a fun winding descent. Some sharp curves on this so watch your speed. The turn off the main road is sudden and not well marked so watch for it. It comes just as the road head into a flat, open straight stretch and is beside the first house you will pass on the right side. From the turn off at 10km the road starts as a decent concrete surface and gradually deteriorates. Eventually it becomes a jungle track and you'll swear you're on the wrong path. Eventually there is quite a steep, loose stretch of about 30 M and you will start a rough, steep downhill. From here the trail runs steep single-track, loose gravel and rocks so watch yourself. If you don't hold too tight on the brakes you'll be able to cruise right down to where it opens our into a gravle road and you'll find yourself in a palm oil plantation with towering limestone cliffs on the right side. Follow the gravel road until it eventually becomes paced, then finally meets the main highway. Turn right and follow the highway to Phan Nga town and turn off to the right. From here the road runs fairly flat and boring up the side of the river. About half way up it gets into more interesting scenerey and rubber and palm oil plantations again. Generally you just keep heading in a straight line as you cross other roads . Be careful as it is easy to branch onto the wrong road at points. At one point in particular the road bends suddenly to the right and then hits a 'T' junction -- branch left here and continue in the direction you were following before. When you come down to the shore of a small lake you will be very close. Turn right and following the road around the lake, then north again to meet the main road. Turn left and your car is about 2 minutes down the road.

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