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Bike through backstreets, along waterways and into Bangkok's historic heart. Cycle through suburban pockets, past traditional houses and golden temples, meeting locals along the way. Discover areas untouched by the hectic city. Peeking behind the frantic face of Bangkok, it's as easy as riding a bike.
- Venture into the citys secret historic heart
- Discover a suburban oasis amid a traffic-jammed city
- Glimpse the everyday lives of Thai communities
- Experience a more tranquil side of bustling Bangkok
- View the River of Kings or Mae Nam Chao Praya
Tour style:Cycling, Local Life & Culture
English speaking guide, Entrance fees as indicated, Bikes & Helmets.
Drop off transfer, Items of a personal nature, Tips or gratuities for drivers or guide.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 4-5 hours
- Pickup location:
The lobby of the Viengtai Hotel, 42 Rambutri Rd, Banglamphu.
- Pickup Time: 9.00 AM
- Drop off location:
At the end of the tour you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the biking tour in Bangkok.
- 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.
- Child policy:
Children must be 12 years of age or older. Children below the age of 12 years are not permitted on this biking tour in Bangkok.
- Language: English
When people think of Bangkok often it conjures up images of traffic jams that last from sunrise to sunset and the thought on riding a bike is the last thing people would contemplate. This half day adventure provides us with an interesting insight into an area of Bangkok that few people know about. The biking tour explores the heart and soul of Bangkok - Bangkok Noi.
Just across Chao Praya River to the Thonburi side of Bangkok, this area has its own unique style of waterways and small roads. The historical records point to the old Bangkok Noi community being established since King Chai Raja of Ayutthaya Period (AD 1532 - 1546). Bangkok Noi Canal which was once a part of the majestic Chao Phraya River flows in a horseshoe shape through the old Bangkok Noi community.
We start our Bangkok tour near Khao San Road in Banglamphu. After a quick bike fitting and briefing we head out. We wind our way through the back streets of Suburban Bangkok and small lane ways along the riverside. We cross the famous Rama VIII Bridge then ride through a local community who are well known for their addictive mixture of betel nut, lime and a mulberry leaf. Passing the King's Royal Barges we follow a well worn path along The Bangkok Noi Canal which eventually leads us to the spectacular Wat Arun. Wat Arun is well known for its intricate architectural design and also has historical significance. This area is also well known for a basket of multicultural religions which are home to Buddhist temples, Mosques and Portuguese built Churches.
From Wat Arun, we head back across the Chao Praya River to Pranakorn via the Memorial Bridge. This bridge was built in 1929 to mark city of Bangkok's 150th anniversary. We then pay a visit to another temple called Wat Suthat which is home to the largest sitting Buddha image in Thailand. Our final stop on this ultimate Bangkok bike tour is opposite Wat Shuthat to see the giant swing Sao Ching Cha which represents the movement of the God Shiva which was reserved for performances at grand ceremonies. From there we head back to our start point destination to complete the journey.
The day tour of Bangkok is a very gentle 20 km along the backstreets and canals of Bangkok and suitable for anyone who can ride a bike. Our English speaking guides will provide an insight into the local areas customs, history, culture and local way-of-life each time we stop. High quality mountain bikes are used on this trip and helmets are included.
At the end of your Bangkok tour you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.
Want to check out what other travellers think of their Urban Adventure experience? See below for our traveller feedback.
- Your overall experience ...................................................................................... 4.75
- Your guide’s enthusiasm, local knowledge and communication skills........................................................................................................................ 4.63
The level of opportunity to learn more about the culture, interact
with locals, and experience their way of life......................................................4.50
The Responsible Travel philosophy implemented on your
Urban Adventure................................................................................................... 4.63
- Did the trip match your expectations?.............................................................. 4.63
Mr. denise b.
Australia ~ 01 May 2013[back to top]
a fun,great way to see the real Bangkok.highly recommended
Ms. Ann W.
USA ~ 04 Apr 2013[back to top]
excellent tour! it was great to see a part of Bangkok that we would have likely not seen walking around ourselves
Mrs. Joey R.
Australia ~ 20 Feb 2013[back to top]
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!
Ms. Jennifer S.
~ 06 Mar 2012[back to top]
An urban adventure is a great way to see a city with authenticity and experience local flavour. The people that I met on the bike tour ended up being my travel companions for the few days that I was in Bangkok and it was nice to share a drink with them after the bike tour, and we actually met up with one of our biking companions in Chaing Mai, where we shared another drink :) I just wanted to give a special recommendation to our tour guide for our urban adventure bike by Bangkok. My friend ended up being physcially ill on the trip and my guide was EXTREMELY COMPASSIONATE AND CARING. I give him five stars!!!! PLEASE pass along my sincerest thanks to him. He was quick to think on his feet in the middle of a very busy intersection, took immediate care of our bikes and got us in a Tuk Tuk so my friend was able to make her way to the hotel and get some help, thus, I was unable to say a proper good-bye and say THANK-YOU to our wonderful guide. He was wonderful, and highly recommended!!!!!
Mr. Yves B.
Canada ~ 13 Jan 2011[back to top]
Bike to was a good way to see more closely the local people in their day to day life. We like a lot going on the small bike lanes.
Mr. Joel G.
USA ~ 12 Aug 2010[back to top]
Excellent tour guide. Very friendly and accommodating. I would DEFINITELY do this again.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
The Bangkok Urban Adventure team are passionate about their hometown. From the food and its amazingly friendly people to its history and all those little hidden gems that few tourists get to see. Join them in on an adventure as they introduce you to the city that they lovingly call home.
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