New cycle path aims to promote sports tourism

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The cycle path entrance area on route 1003. (Photo/Mike Michael)
The cycle path entrance area on route 1003. (Photo/Mike Michael)

Bicycle lovers in the Pattaya area may be interested to hear of a relatively new cycle path around the Siri Charoenwat Forest Plantation Project, close to Silverlake Vineyard and Khao Cheechan Buddha mountain.

The well paved, two-lane cycle path around the royally initiated forest project has a length of 17-kilometer. It passes along the foothills surrounding the forest with occasional up and down slopes, making this path scenic and suitable for touring cyclists as well as those practicing uphill cycling and training. The path is a closed loop track (one direction only-clockwise), so once you are on it you have to keep going to get back to the starting point.

The path follows a 17- kilometer loop around the Siri Charoenwat Forest Plantation Project. (Photo/Wayne Sombat)
The path follows a 17- kilometer loop around the Siri Charoenwat Forest Plantation Project. (Photo/Wayne Sombat)

There are restrooms available at the entrance area but there are no shops so bring your own water and food.

The entrance to the cycle path is about 1 kilometer past the main Silverlake car park on Ban Yen Road (Route 1003) heading towards Route 331.