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Bangkok by Bike

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Bangkok, Thailand

From USD 48.1

Office phone number: +66 (0) 81 842 3554

Minimum age
12 years
Language
English
Starting time
9.00 AM
Duration
4-5 hours
Culture shock
Low
Physicality
Medium
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    • Our guide, who asked us to refer to him as Ah as his given name was quite difficult for us to pronounce, was excellent. His English was great and he gave us the perfect amount of historical and current information about the various sights. We loved how the trip took us through back streets which we would never have otherwise seen. It was fantastic to see how the locals live. I have no hesitation in recommending this trip. In fact, we are still traveling through Thailand and are still saying that we wish we could take Ah traveling through the country with us!

      Mrs. Joey R., Australia - 20 Feb 2013

    • 'Ah' was fantastic! The most thorough introduction to equipment I've ever had on a tour. Friendly and willing to answer all of questions. Such a great day!

      Talia W., Canada - 13 Apr 2014

    • ride was great and leader was awesome

      Ms. Nicole J., Australia - 26 Nov 2013

  • Tour snapshot

    Do your bit to relieve traffic congestion in Thailand's capital by joining this Bangkok tour that trades in the tour bus for the humble bicycle. Cycle through Bangkok's backstreets, along canals, past temples, and houses to see a side of this city that few visitors get to see.

    Proceeds from all  Bangkok tours departing on February 28th, 2015 will be donated to the #hopeforSkye campaign to help children with Sanfilippo Syndrome. For more information, visit urbanadventures.com/blog/blueskyforskye .

  • Highlights

    • Venture into the city's secret historic heart and glide through the hidden backstreets of the Bangkok Noi neighbourhood
    • Be blown away by the city’s most extravagant temples and landmarks
    • Take a glimpse into the everyday lives of local Thai communities
    • Experience a more tranquil side of bustling Bangkok
    • View the River of Kings or Mae Nam Chao Praya
  • Schedule details

    • Duration: 4-5 hours
    • Meeting point:

      The lobby of the Viengtai Hotel, 42 Rambutri Rd, Banglamphu

    • Starting time: 9.00 AM
    • Ending point:

      The lobby of the Viengtai Hotel, 42 Rambutri Rd, Banglamphu

  • When people think of Bangkok, often it conjures up images of traffic jams that last from sunrise to sunset and the thought of riding a bike gives people nightmares. We’re here to show you that pedal power is the way forward in Bangkok! This Bangkok bike tour gives you an interesting insight into an area of Bangkok that few people know about, the very heart and soul of Bangkok - Bangkok Noi.

    You’ll start your Bangkok tour near Khao San Road in Banglamphu, and after a quick bike fitting and briefing, you’ll head out ready and raring to go. You’ll begin by winding your way through the back streets of suburban Bangkok and small laneways along the riverside, and cross the famous Rama VIII bridge then ride through a local community. No busy highways for you, this is the real Bangkok and you’ll be journeying right through the heart of it!

    You’ll follow the path along the Bangkok Noi Canal, which will lead you to the spectacular Wat Arun. The relaxing bike ride here won’t make you short of breath, but this unbelievable emblem of Bangkok is definitely set to take your breath away. This temple is known for its intricate architectural design and historical significance, and you’ll take a moment at this point to drink in the view and learn about Wat Arun and the surrounding neighbourhood from your local guide.

    From Wat Arun, you’ll head back across the river to Pranakorn, over the beautiful Memorial Bridge. Here, you’ll pay a visit to another gorgeous temple named Wat Suthat, home to the largest golden seated Buddha in Thailand.  The sight of this giant Buddha is another unforgettable Bangkok moment, and the temple it sits in is equally magnificent.

    If those two temples weren’t legendary enough, your final stop on this city tour in Bangkok will take you to Sao Ching Cha, a giant swing which represents the movement of the God Shiva, and each part of the swing represents different parts of the Earth. Get ready to snap your third epic Bangkok landmark photo with this one, it’s a gem!

    From here, you’ll head back to where the journey began to finish your Bangkok bike adventure, where you can continue to explore or your local guide will be able to give you directions back to your accommodation. This day tour is a gentle 20km journey through the backstreets and canals of Bangkok, and is suitable for anyone who can ride a bike. No pro skills or wheelie champion medals necessary! We’ll provide you with bikes and helmets, as well as all that local know-how that our Bangkok team are full of.

    When you’re deliberating what to do in Bangkok but don’t know where to start, make sure you don’t miss out on this unique and thrilling way to see the city. The decision is easy as riding a bike! 

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, entrance fees as indicated, bikes & helmets.

    Exclusions: Drop off transfer, items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for your guide.

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    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

  • Local contact

    Office phone number: +66 (0) 81 842 3554
    Email address: info@bangkokurbanadventures.com

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  • Ms. Marta O. from Poland travelled on 28 Oct 2014

    Bike tour is probably the best way to discover Bangkok and any other city! Combination of visiting temples and areas where local people live was amazing experience!

  • Ms. Andrea C. from Australia travelled on 24 Oct 2014

    What an awesome way to see a different part of Bangkok! Loved seeing the local way of life in a non-intrusive way.

  • Mr. Paul S. from USA travelled on 25 Jun 2014

    This bike tour (by Ah (spelling?) was GREAT!

  • Talia W. from Canada travelled on 13 Apr 2014

    'Ah' was fantastic! The most thorough introduction to equipment I've ever had on a tour. Friendly and willing to answer all of questions. Such a great day!

  • Ms. Nicole J. from Australia travelled on 26 Nov 2013

    ride was great and leader was awesome

  • Mrs. Berenice W. from Germany travelled on 30 Jul 2013

    Jackie Chan was mint!

  • Mr. denise b. from Australia travelled on 01 May 2013

    a fun,great way to see the real Bangkok.highly recommended

  • Ms. Ann W. from USA travelled on 04 Apr 2013

    excellent tour! it was great to see a part of Bangkok that we would have likely not seen walking around ourselves

  • Mrs. Joey R. from Australia travelled on 20 Feb 2013

    Our guide, who asked us to refer to him as Ah as his given name was quite difficult for us to pronounce, was excellent. His English was great and he gave us the perfect amount of historical and current information about the various sights. We loved how the trip took us through back streets which we would never have otherwise seen. It was fantastic to see how the locals live. I have no hesitation in recommending this trip. In fact, we are still traveling through Thailand and are still saying that we wish we could take Ah traveling through the country with us!

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