"The roads are terrible" Ko Samet Warnings Or Dangers Tip by austarman

Ko Samet Warnings and Dangers: 13 reviews and 12 photos

  A sandy road near the beach
by austarman
  • A sandy road near the beach - Ko Samet
      A sandy road near the beach
    by austarman
  • Over the hills in Ko Samet - Ko Samet
      Over the hills in Ko Samet
    by austarman

It is best when you go to Ko Samet to just find a great beach and stay there because travelling around on the roads is very dangerous.
The dirt bike I rented was not in great condition to begin with but these roads will just shook the you know what out of us and the poor old bike.
In many places they are very sandy near the beaches and then in the hills they are very bumpy and corragated.
Most beaches have either a songtow type taxi truck service or boats from one beach to another so it is best to use them if you want a more pleasent trip. ;-)
If you are an adventurous person like me you will be fine, but I can warn you no-body will want to travel around with you on the back of a bike for too long. ....Ouch!!
If you do get a bike though you will find it better if the tyres are a bit on the flat side.

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  • Written Feb 8, 2007
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