Bike Riviera races delayed

published : 29 Apr 2021 at 04:00

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Wat Phra Non in Phetchaburi. (Photo © TAT)

The Bike Riviera races in Phetchaburi have been postponed due to the new Covid-19 outbreak.

The event is organised by local offices of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan to promote destinations in the provinces.

The first race will take place in Phetchaburi and feature three cycling routes. The first is the city race, an 18km route passing at least 14 attractions such as Wat Phra Non, Wang Ban Puen and Khao Luang Cave. The event will move from April 25 to June 6.

The second race is the Sea Race and it will feature a 40km route from Chao Samran Beach to Wat Nai Klang. The event will be rescheduled from May 2 to May 23.

The last race is the Cross Race. The 60km route will start and finish at Wat Khong Sawan in Khao Yoi district. The scheduled date of this race remains unchanged and will take place on May 16.

The fees are 888 baht for one race, 1,600 baht for two races and 2,200 baht for all three competitions. Participants will also have a chance to join a photo contest to win hotel rooms in Phetchaburi. The grand prize is 100 room nights.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, races may be rescheduled again.

Visit facebook.com/BIKE-Riviera-106028084704692 or call 064-974-6538 for more details.

Orchards serve up fruit buffets

From now until the end of June, orchards in Rayong and Chanthaburi are offering fruit buffets where you can eat to your heart’s content.

Many orchards are also offering farm tours while some also provide homestay services, however, due to the latest Covid-19 outbreak, some orchards have temporarily suspended services and are offering only fruits in their shops or accepting online orders via their Facebook and Line accounts instead.

A popular fruit during summer is durian. The King of Fruits has many varieties including krajib, kob suwan, chanee, kan yao, nok yib or phuang mani. Other fruits available during this time are rambutan, longkong, mangosteen, salak and mangoes.

A number of orchards grow their fruit trees organically based on the Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS). It is a quality assurance system that allows other organic farmers to inspect and review the growing process of organic farms in their network.

A visitor admires rambutan fruits. (Photo by Karnjana Karnjanatawe)

The certified organic orchards in Chanthaburi are Patthawi Organic Group (065-920-2935 or visit bit.ly/3vnFJaX), Suan Pho Ruay or Chong Mu Haeng Organic Farm (081-295-3149 or visit chongmoohang.weebly.com), Sutee Organic Farm (081-251-1244 or visit facebook.com/suteeorganicfarm) and Suan Saw Sudjai (081-377-3190 or facebook.com/SawsudjaiChan).

In Rayong, the orchards offering organic certified fruits are Suan Lung Yod (081-398-8392 or visit facebook.com/yoddurian) and Suan Baan Rao (061-523-2992 or visit facebook.com/suanbaanrao) grows 111 varieties of durians.

For more information about orchards in Rayong and Chanthaburi, visit facebook.com/TatRayongOffice and facebook.com/TATChanthaburi or call 1672.


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