Discover the historic treasures of Thailand. From the crumbling ruins of Ayutthaya to the grandiose summer palace of the kings, this bike trip takes you off the beaten path and onto the local trails through authentic Thailand.
Cycle through the towering chedis amidst crumbling ruins in the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Situated just north of Bangkok, Ayutthaya was former capital of Siam and was inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1991. That governance ended abruptly in 1767 when the city was sacked by Burmese invaders. Despite destruction, the ruins emanate the city's prior dominance, beauty, and rich history.
Guests are picked up at all major hotels in Bangkok and transferred north by a/c minivan to Ayutthaya . We visit many great examples of temples some more ruined than others dating from as early as the 14th century. From exploring the temples by foot and bike we then head out of this historic city to follow the back roads that follow the Chao Praya river to Bang Pa-In, where we will cross over the river where we will have lunch at a river side restaurant. After lunch we will visit the summer palace before the short transfer back to Bangkok.
This is a gentle 25 kilometer ride along country back roads and is suitable for anyone that can ride a bike. The roads are flat, quiet countryside trails pass by many local communities.
We ride as a group, with an experienced cycle guide setting a gentle pace. Stopping often to visit points of interest, we also take the opportunity to sample some of the local food. Our support vehicle follows close behind with plenty provisions. Our guides are knowledgeable on the local area and customs and explain the history, culture and local way-of-life each time we stop.
Pick up and drop off at all major Bangkok hotels
07:00 - 09:00 Pick up from hotel and drive to Ayutthaya - Sightseeing at Wat Chai Mongkol.
09:00 - 13:00 Transfer to the Wat Phra Mahathat, and visit, before cycling to Wat Phra Si Sanphet, old Royal Palace. We then start the ride to the summer palace at Bang Pa-In via Wat Chai Wattanaram
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at local riverside restaurant.
14:00 - 15:00 Visit Summer palace
15:00 - 16:30 Transfer back to hotel in Bangkok. End Of Service.
General admission (all attractions included)
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
Pick-up from Select Hotels in Bangkok
Bike Tour Around the Ayutthaya Ruins
Visit ancient temples within this UNESCO World Heritage site. Get to see different temples each with its own unique characteristics. See the Wat Yai Chaimongkol and its sinking chedi. Visit the Wat Phra Mahatat, known for being overgrown by tree roots and the prominent Wat Chaiwattanaram.
Lunch at a Riverside Restaurant
Upon leaving the ancient ruins, take an easy ride through the back roads along Chao Praya. Enjoy lunch at a riverside restaurant once you cross the river.
Wat Niwet Thamapra
Visit a unique temple built on a river island, the Wat Niwet Thamapra. This temple has a distinct western architectural style with Gothic Decorations. The area is just a short walk to the Thai Kings' beautiful Bang Pa-In Summer Palace.
Drop-off at Select Hotels in Bangkok
Price & Options
Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Guests must know how to ride a bicycle to participate in this activity.
If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
At the Bang Pa-In Palace, you will be asked to cover up with a sarong. You can bring your own or rent one at the entrance. Also, please note that sandals must have an ankle or heel strap.
No sleeveless, collarless shirts or T-shirts
No clothing that exposes a large amount of skin
Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
You can book a maximum of 16.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made between 4 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 25% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 18:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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