Bangkok Small-Group Bike Tour
Chinatown, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Get off the beaten track and explore Bangkok as you cycle through lane ways, past markets, traditional houses, canals and temples. Discover idyllic pockets of Bangkok with an easy 20 km (12.5 miles) bike ride through this vibrant city. See some of Bangkok's most famous sights including the Bangkok Noi Canal, Memorial Bridge, Wat Suthat temple and Wat Arun temple, one of the most famous landmarks of Bangkok. Meet the locals and get an insight into an area of Bangkok that few tourist know about on this adventurous Bangkok bike tour. Make your way to the lobby of the Viengtai Hotel, Rambutri Road, Banglamphu (runs parallel to Khao San Road) to meet your guide. You'll travel together by taxi or minivan to the starting point of this exciting tour. After a quick bike fitting and briefing you'll head out near Khao San Road in Banglamphu. Your gentle 20 km (12.5 miles) morning bike ride travels through Bangkok Noi, the heart and soul of Bangkok. Across the Chao Praya River to the Thonburi side of Bangkok, this area has its own unique style of waterways and small roads. The old Bangkok Noi community has been 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. Wind your way through the back streets of Suburban Bangkok and small laneways along the riverside. You'll cross the famous Rama VIII Bridge then ride through a local community who are well known for producing 'Maak', an addictive mixture of betel nut, lime and mulberry leaf. You'll pass the King's Royal Barges and ride along The Bangkok Noi Canal which eventually leads you to the spectacular Wat Arun, one of Bangkok's iconic landmarks. From Wat Arun you'll head back across the Chao Praya River to Pranakorn via the Memorial Bridge. This bridge was built in 1929 to mark the city of Bangkok's 150th anniversary. You'll visit Wat Suthat temple, which is home to a 25-foot tall Buddha. Your final stop is opposite Wat Suthat to see the red frame giant swing which represents the movement of the God Shiva which was reserved for performances at grand ceremonies. Your guide can assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel if needed.