If you've ever visited Bangkok then you would be forgiven for writing central Thailand off as MTB territory. The trails at Khao E-to(or I-to as it is sometimes spelt) however are just two and a half hours drive outside Bangkok.
Does this sound to good to be true? Well, the remote trails at Khao E-to are technical and challenging for even an experienced mountain biker.
The Blue Trail
The Blue Trail at Khao E-to or Khao I-to as it as it is sometimes spelt is an excellent ride
The first part of the trail is a great single track loop with technical climbs and rewarding fast flowing single track descent. And as we start to climb again we are met by our support vehicle where it drives us to the peak of Khao E- To where we have refreshments before start our 2 mile singletrack down the less technical but still thrilling left side of Khao E-To mountain.
To get to the top which is about half way through the trail there is a long climb up to the top. This is a very tough especilly in the heat its a good idea to arrange a lift to the top.
After that we crossing over onto the right side and hit some faster flowing steep singletrack and some very rock technical sections.
There are about two streams to cross but these are relatively dry in the cool season (late November - January) and the dry season (January to April).