Dave Williams, General Manager of Paddle Asia Co., Ltd.
Dave has been an avid cyclist for many decades. In his youth he road on both a road bike and a mountain bike team in Hampton, Virginia. Winning several races and placing well in many more, Dave achieved category III in the USCF and raced in several NORBA Nationals.
Dave is a die-hard nature lover/tree hugger. Any excuse to get away from the computer and into the fresh air is a good excuse. Luckily, Phang Nga Province and other parts of Southern Thailand offer him, his team, and you the chance to explore the rural countryside and meet the very friendly locals while seeing the best bits of the remaining natural wonders.
There is still a lot of unexplored/uncharted territory in Southern Thailand. The potential for all levels of mountain biking is extraordinary!
Dave and his team of extremely talented Thai guides have a deep love of the rural regions of Southern Thailand. They all have a vast amount of knowledge about the flora and fauna of the region and the history of the areas you’ll visit.
Khun Run is our main Thai mountain biking guide. Run was born and raised on Ko Yao Noi in Phang Nga Bay. Run runs a lot of our cycling day trips and he joins almost all of the bigger cycling group trips.
Run is licensed guide through the Tourism Authority of Thailand. No guide can legally guide without this license.
Besides having a very charming personality, Run is completely fluent in English and is first aid certified. Everyone who goes riding with Khun Run has a great time.
By the way, Thai law states all tours must have a Thai guide. Foreigners cannot be guides, they can be tour leaders, but there must be a licensed Thai guide on the trip as well.
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