People who love mountain biking and are looking for somewhere different to get their adrenaline pumping should spend a day cycling through Khao Ito. This scenic area is situated on the edge of the large and lovely Khao Yai National Park and features some exciting off road tracks that come complete with uphill courses and plenty of challenges.
The main trail running through Khao Ito covers a distance of 30 kilometres and takes visitors through forests and countryside. Cyclists are sure to have their skills and stamina pushed to the limit as they cycle over rough terrain and dig deep to reach the top of high hills before negotiating their way down steep gradients.
Anyone who is planning to spend the day cycling through Khao Ito should note that a reasonable fitness level is required as the trail can be rather challenging. However, independent cyclists will be free to set their own pace, while those who complete the day tour as part of a group will be offered plenty of breaks so that they can catch their breath and fully appreciate the stunning scenery of this picturesque natural area.
For Adrenaline Junkies
People who enjoy technical and hard riding will really be in their element as they cycle along the well-worn Khao Ito trails. This is a great way to really test your nerve, while your adrenaline is sure to be pumping hard as you pause at the summit of steep hills and contemplate the plunge that lies before you. Of course, this is all part of the fun and adrenaline junkies are sure to have an experience that they will never forget.
One of the great things about following the cycling trails at Khao Ito is that you are not likely to come across any other cyclists during your journey. This is quite a contrast to congested Bangkok and some of the city’s more popular cycling zones and visitors can really let of some steam here.
Experience and Enjoy Khao Ito
The best way to experience a day of mountain biking in Khao Ito is to join a group tour. These groups are professionally organised and include everything that cyclists need to make the day fun and memorable including hire of a top of the range mountain bike, safety equipment, transportation to and from Khao Ito, snacks and friends to enjoy the experience with. People can choose to follow the trail independently if they prefer, although it is best to take along a good map of the area, plenty of water and a mobile phone in case of emergencies.
Khao Ito is situated just 90 minutes from Bangkok. Guided tours typically meet at designated points in the city at 07:00 or 08:00 and return to Bangkok at around 17:00. Groups are limited to around a dozen people and this is a great way to meet other cyclists while having fun and exploring Thailand in a different way. Make sure you take along your camera to capture the stunning scenery of this natural zone as well as the broad smiles of the other people in the group as they rise to the challenge and complete the trail in style.