Waterfront Magazine – Thailand Road Bike – Hit the Road
George Aldridge swaps the beach for a guided bike ride to see another side of Phuket with Siam Bike Tours
A visit to ailand doesn’t have to be all about beach days and boozy nights. During our time there wewere extremely fortunate to have been supported by Siam Bike Tours. As keen cyclists, we enjoy using our bikes for more than just pottering around local tourist sites and were looking for a special way to see Phuket. Nothingbut the best would do. Fortunately, with Siam Bike Tours that’s what you get.Upon arrival at Siam’s Bike Shop, located on Phuket’s Boat Avenue, a short drive fromPhuket International Airport, we discovered two brand new Canyon Endurance bicyclesset up ready to go.
Promising comfort meets performance, the Canyon aluminium roadrange off ers a smooth ride and a more uprightposition to relieve key muscles.Kurt Schäper, the Director of Sales andMarketing, and his team were also on handto greet us. Extremely friendly and knowableabout the kit and equipment, the Siam teamproudly off er a large range of the latest highendCanyon bikes.Not only is Siam an outstanding bike shop butthey also provide a range of exciting bike toursacross diff erent parts of ailand, from singleday and relatively short three and four-day tripsthrough to longer, more challenging 10-dayadventures. If their selection of tours doesn’t suityour liking, they are also able to accommodatecustomised trips.
We joined Siam during one of their regularSunday rides to a local coff ee shop, whichsells delicious banana bread. It is an early startin order to beat the furious ailand heat butwell worth it. We joined a wonderful group toenjoy the stunning scenery. With full customersatisfaction the main aim of the day, there is afriendly and welcoming team always on handto help you with whatever you may need.Should you fi nd yourself in Phuket looking fora new adventure, seeing new sights with likemindedcyclists and the Siam team, like this, isa surefi re winner.For more information visitwww.siambiketours.com.