Nov 2018

Khao Yai North, 24/25 Nov 2018

It has 25 rooms, so reserve early or you may need to stay at a nearby backup resort (to be provided). The name of the resort is written in Thai, and it has no website or English documentation. The rooms only have soap, so bring your own shampoo and/or conditioner.

Resort Website


Booking

Rooms

Rooms are 1,500 baht per night including breakfast.

Meals

The resort does not have food, and you will need to pay for the buffet dinner (300 thb).

A good nearby option is บ้านไร่ปลายเนิน @เขายายเที่ยง Ban Rai Plai Noen (@Khao Yai Tiang). It is around thecorner, a 1 minute drive or 5 minute walk away. https://www.facebook.com/Baanraiplainoen . It is a great option for Friday evening dinner or lunch on Saturday or Sunday – has a beautiful deck and excellent Thai food.

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The rides

Hares

Ellie 'Shitty Landing' E, Harold 'Big Dripper' H, Peter 'Creamy Ending' D, and Tom 'Mother Trucker' I

What to expect?

The rides are up on the high plateau and around the wind farms of SiKhio DIstrict, just past Pak Chong, Korat.

The area where the ride will be is also called Khao Yai Tiang, named for the mountain where the wind farms are located, overlooking the scenic Lam Takhong Reservoir and Dam.

The Saturday ride is approximately 35 km long without checks. It is a mix of single track and old country dirt roads, some of which have been taken over by the jungle. There are long downhill stretches with fantastic scenery. There is a challenging stretch that the hares have cut through the jungle to get to the top of a steep slope, near the end of the Saturday ride. The Sunday ride will be around 15 km with some great family friendly single track and superb close-up views of wind turbines. It will be a lot of fun and guaranteed to put smiles on faces.
A lot of the ride is 700 m above sea level and being November, except pleasant temperatures – bring your cameras!!


Misdirections

  • Resort: Baan Subsilathong (บ้านทรัพย์ศิลาทอง), Tambon Khlong Phai, Amphoe Sikhio, Chang Wat Nakhon Ratchasima 30340
  • Tel: 090 267 3434
  • Map location: https://goo.gl/maps/U2RLfKLA2e92
  • Time: approx. 2.5 to 3+ hours, depending on traffic and exit point from Bangkok
  • Distance: ~200 km
  • Directions:
  1. Take 2nd Stage Expressway north out of Bangkok toward Bang Pa-in
  2. Merge onto Route 1 north toward Saraburi and then go east onto Route 2 at Saraburi. We recommend taking the bypass around Saraburi (Route 362) and then merge onto Route 2 toward Khorat (Nakhon Ratchasima).

  3. Follow Highway 2 through Pakchong. About 30 mins after Pakchong, you will see wind turbines in the distance on a large mountain on the right side (Khao Yai Tiang).

  4. There will be major elevated road construction. The construction goes for several km, and after the overhead road veers away from Route 2 (where you are driving), take a U-turn near the top of a hill after km marker 89.

  5. After you take the U turn, drive back (toward Bangkok) on Route 2, for about 3 km, and take a left at a small intersection immediately after passing under a pedestrian bridge (see photos below). As you drive up the hill you will catch sight of windmills above the treetops in front of you. And you will also see a very tall blue sign with directions to many different resorts and sites on Khao Yai Tiang.

  6. Drive up the road about 5 km, and you will see the resort on your left.


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