3 Destinations in Asia Best Explored on a Bike

Hop on a bike and embark on these cycling tours to see Asia from a different perspective.

Photo: The Slow Road

1. Ishikawa, Japan
Butterfield & Robinson has rolled out an eight-day e-biking tour around Honshu’s Ishikawa prefecture, taking in the rugged Noto Peninsula, Kanazawa, and several hot spring towns. A fixed departure is set for October 17–24, though it can be booked as a custom trip.

More information here.

Photo: Andaman Mangrove Explorer

2. Southern Thailand
Andaman Mangrove Explorer is a brand-new overnight Spice Roads cycling tour that winds through the farmlands of Phuket and Koh Yao Noi before crossing Phang Nga Bay to tackle the mainland’s back roads. Expect to visit a captivating mangrove forest with an elevated nature trail.

More information here.

Photo: Becky Wong

3. Taiwan
Those in the know have long viewed Taiwan as an ideal cycling destination, but the local tourism board is intent on getting the word out with the new website Taiwan on 2 Wheels. It’s a valuable resource for planning quick jaunts from Taipei or even a round-island odyssey.

More information here.

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“100 Essential Experiences”).

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