- Support the local economy
- Encourage respect for the indigenous culture
Torsak Tiparos and Katie Murray, your guides, interpreters and bike
mechanics, are eager to introduce you to the freedom and ease of bicycle
touring in Thailand with its unspoiled countryside and openhearted people.
Katie, who began her bicycling career in 1988 by leading a cross-USA
tour, has lived and worked on the Thai-Lao border since 1989 and has had
extensive experience cycle touring in Thailand. She is intimately
acquainted with its people, language and culture and enjoys sharing her
knowledge with others.
A pioneer cycle tourist
in this region, Torsak grew up beside the Mekong River and is dedicated to preserving its vanishing culture. His easygoing style and
imperturbable nature perfectly suit him to guide you on your journey.
Since 1990 when they met (on their bicycles), Torsak and Katie have
been biking, traveling and working together in Thailand and the USA. Their
most recent bicycle expedition took them to the border of Tibet, exploring
the Mekong's route through Thailand, Laos and China. They currently split their time between Portland, Maine and Northeast Thailand where they welcome travelers from around the world
to their traditional Thai home.