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On the road to remembrance with SpiceRoads

On the road to remembrance with SpiceRoads
SpiceRoads Cycle Tours has announced a new once-a-year tour “ANZAC Ride to Remembrance” in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

ANZAC Day is held in Thailand on 25 April every year. The day of remembrance honours fallen Australian and New Zealand Armed Forces POWs that served and lost their lives in Thailand. A dawn ceremony is held at Hellfire Pass, where many POWs succumbed during the construction of the Death Railway, followed by a ceremony at the POW cemetery in the city of Kanchanaburi. The tour takes riders through the history and beautifully varied scenery of Kanchanaburi Province. This moderate tour, with a total of 118km within three days and one half-day of cycling, is a mixture of wide, hard-packed dirt trails, single track and smooth tarmac. The tour is manageable for the reasonably fit rider, although an air-conditioned support van is always close at hand.

Tour Highlights

  • Visiting the famed WWII sites such as Bridge Over The River Kwai and the infamous Thai-Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway
  • Participating in the ANZAC ceremonies: the dawn ceremony at Hellfire Pass and the wreath laying ceremony at Don Rak War Cemetery
  • Visiting Lawa Cave to see stalactites and stalagmites in many unique formations
  • Cycling off the beaten trail through jungle, teak plantations and farming villages.

The 4-day/3-night tour costs US $750 (US$ 150 single supplement) with quality bike hire, and includes water bottle, insurance, support vehicle, accommodation and meals, but excludes international flights and visa fees.

SpiceRoads is a specialist bicycle tour operator based in Bangkok, offering a range of two-wheel tours in 30 destinations worldwide. SpiceRoads tours cater for every level of cyclist and range from half-day sightseeing excursions to 30-day multi­country trips.

About The Author

Mike Cowton

Michael Cowton, an outdoors writer, editor and photographer with a passion for nature-based travel and wildlife. He is a former editor of EcoTravel, Outdoor Pursuits, Camping, Lakeland Walker and Which Motorcaravan magazines, and national newspaper journalist.

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