This biking tour takes you across the Chao Praya River to the green side of Bangkok, Bangkok Noi.
Pedal languorously through this agricultural heartland, where the fields burst with fresh produce and tiny communities still live life by the old ways.
A high quality mountain bike and a knowledgeable local guide make for an enjoyable and illuminating adventure through the Thai countryside.
There is no hotel pick-up. Please make your way to the designated meeting point. This small group tour has a maximum of 12 passengers per tour.
This Biking tour of rural Bangkok is a very gentle 20-km ride along country roads and is suitable for anyone who can ride a bike. You’ll be accompanied by an English-speaking cycle guide, who will provide insight into the customs, history, and culture of the area at each stop. High quality mountain bikes are used on this trip and helmets are included.
After a short bike fitting and briefing, start your ride near Khao San Road in Banglamphu. Stay off Bangkok’s chocked thoroughfares, riding instead on small lanes that skirt the Chao Praya River.
Cross the well known Rama VIII Bridge and whizz past a local community famous for it's addictive mixture of betel nut, lime and a mulberry leaf. Pass the King's Royal Barges and follow the worn out path along the Bangkok Noi Canal leading to Wat Arun.
Renowned for it's fine architectural pattern and historical significance Wat Arun also forms a hub of multicultural religions housing Buddhist Temples, Portuguese Churches and Mosques. Head back from Wat Arun across the Chao Praya River crossing the Memorial Bridge to Pranakorn. The Memorial Bridge constructed in 1929 marks the 150th anniversary of Bangkok city.
Set out to pay your respects at another temple, Wat Suthat renowned for housing the largest sitiing Buddha image. Move on to the final stop of the day to Sao Ching Cha. This giant swing epitomises the movement of God Shiva, and was reserved for performances at grand ceremonies.
At the end of the tour you can explore the area on your own or your guide will help you to take a taxi back to your hotel.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
This tour visits a religious site. To respect this and for your own comfort, please wear clothing that covers your shoulders, waist and reaches your knees. Lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot and humid Bangkok climate.
This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 12 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.
If time allows you may enter Wat Arun and climb the main spire for an additional 50 THB fee.