Koh Phangan to Bangkok by Bicycle

18th October 2015

Bicycle touring in Thailand, from Koh Phangan to Bangkok

I am back with a cycling video again today, and picking things up where I last left them. Please come with me as I cycle from Koh Phangan to Bangkok and encounter a few technical difficulties! Things were not as exciting as I would have hoped as the landscape quickly got boring – palm oil plantations lining most of the road and no wildlife whatsoever… I still made the best of it though and had a blast! You can watch part one here, part two right over here, and my whole YouTube channel right here. Make sure you subscribe not to miss an update! 🙂

14 thoughts on “Koh Phangan to Bangkok by Bicycle

  1. Postiephil

    Sad for you feeling bad about the train ride . Life does not go as planned often you tried that’s the important thing ??????

    1. Amélie Post author

      Thanks, yeah, sometimes it’s best not to have a plans and especially not expectations. This was a big of a special case as I had planned this trip to save me from a very painful breakup and having my mind of completing the distance was kind of what was holding me together, or so I thought. It’s all good now, I see it was just a lack of experience and preparation on my side in hindsight 🙂

  2. Nathan

    I just left Koh Phangan yesterday but I did it the lazy way and took a flight! What an adventure to cycle it! I don’t know that I’d be up for it but it’s so cool of you to do it.

  3. Christina Pfeiffer

    I really admire your tenacity. Cycling from Koh Pangan to Bangkok is no easy feat! I don’t think I’d ever attempt it though.

  4. Reshma

    I had never thought of cycling as an option honestly, when I was at Koh Pangan. And yours is a feat to be applauded!

  5. Siddhartha Joshi

    Wow! 700 km in 6 days sound crazzzy 🙂

    Your video was truly an inspiration! Keep travelling 🙂

  6. Megan Jerrard

    Wow 6 days for 700 km was a huge goal, but as you said, life often gets in the way! Nothing to feel bad about catching the train – it’s always about the journey instead of completing a plan exactly. And you completed much more of the journey in the face of more challenges than I think I could have!

    I give you credit, I’ve always thought long distance bike riding is something which would be an incredible experience, though realistically acknowledge the difficulties and don’t know if I would be able to pull it off! But it’s interesting to watch your video, thank-you for sharing such a realistic insight into your trip, from the 7/11 to the accommodation along the way. Congrats on fixing your brakes without any Youtube help! Impressive! There’s some beautiful scenery along the way as much as torrential rain may have come into play!!

  7. anto

    Wow 700 km in 6 days is quite a lot but a great challenge – nothing wrong with eventually deciding differently. I’ve been bicycle touring every now and then and sometimes I was just done with it and it became too much … so I hear ya!

  8. Jen Joslin

    This must have been right before I met you at TBEX! I think it’s awesome that you even attempted that journey, never mind that you didn’t make it the whole way. And that you did it on your own and fixed your bike without help. I am impressed! I wouldn’t have thought you could stay in police stations and temples along the way. That’s really good to know. Thanks for sharing such an honest insight into your experience!


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