So much fun! I have to be honest and say that I can't remember the name of the ATV company we went with...it was in one of the booklets available in the hotel. They picked us up from our hotel and took us the the start point. Really just a collection of sheds and lots and lots of quad bikes. We were sorted with helmets and onto the right size ATVs and we were off. Instruction was limited but after a few minutes it became clear why...they tell you enough to get you going and then take you on a series of paths starting with the very very easy and moving over an hour onto more difficult tracks. Amusingly, you eventually figure out the secret which is that the ATV can handle all that and more and that the learning curve is just for you to develop your confidence in what the machine can do. Our family of 5 loved this. I went with my 6 year old in front, my husband had the 9 year old with him and the 12 year old went solo (12 is minimum age for solo). Plenty of variety in the tracks so even the 6 year old had a go on a number of occasions although with my hand hovering nervously over the brake :)
The guys who led the tour were lovely and made sure that they set a pace that everyone could keep up with but that have the faster members of the group a chance to get the wind through their hair. I mountain bike at home and the feeling is very similar...obviously without the physical effort. There are 1 and 2 hour options...unless you can't afford it or really don't have the time, dont do The 1 hour....you'd leave feeling like you were just starting to really get the hang of it. The 2 hour also allows you to go a bit further and it was fantastic being able to drive past some real Thai countryside and see how life is still lived by many. The brochure says to wear sensible shoes although many had on thongs or crocs. The shoes will get wet and probably muddy so don't wear your Sunday best! Unless you are a very nervous driver or wouldn't do something like bike riding on a dirt path, this is thoroughly recommended, a hoot!
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