If you would like explore the rural regions outside Hua Hin , meet the locals, enjoy the fresh air than cycling and mountain bike rides are for you. Usually cycling routes are offroad. Although Hua Hin has been in the mass tourism spotlight for quite some time, there are still plenty of places to cycle and not see any of the downsides that tourism can bring to a region.
Cycling around you'll still be able to experience the world-famous Thai hospitality, authentic Thai food, the tropical jungle, pineapple, banana and coconut plantations. Smiles and waves are plentiful as you cycle through rural areas. You will soon figure out why Thailand is called the "Land of Smiles". Bring your camera so you can share your experiences with your friends and family back home.
Mountain biking is a sport increasing in popularity in Thailand , both among Thais and young international tourists. It is an ideal means of touring Thailand 's spectacular natural environment; safe, cheap and fun, and environmentally green. Biking is an ideal way to explore the country's diverse cultural and natural heritage. Mountain-bikers both novices and veterans will find challenges galore in the mountainous terrain.
The hilly areas around Hua Hin is most suitable for mountain biking. The best time for mountain bike rides is November to February, when the weather is cooler. A number of companies offer well-organised biking tours, most include guides and, on certain tours, back-up vehicles carrying food and overnight equipment. Bike are also widely available and they can be rented at extremely reasonable rates on a daily basis.
There are biking tours to suit all abilities and levels of fitness. Some mountainous routes are best suited to more accomplished riders. Unless you are used to long periods in the saddle, some of the longer tours will leave you a little sore. Bikes should be in good working order and bikers capable of handling the terrain they intend to cross. They should carry enough tools and spares to repair minor mechanical problems, as will as first-aid kits in case of a spill. As with trekking, a small problem when you are far from civilisation can be a big headache, so make sure the tour organizer is well-prepared. In the heat of the tropics and at altitude, consume plenty of water and make sure you have hats and sunblock to protect you from ultraviolet radiation.