What To Expect
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.
Historic Ayutthaya Cycling Tour
Entrance fees to sites mentioned
Pick-up and drop-off at Bangkok Hotels
Support by air conditioned minibus
All water and snacks whilst riding
Bike and helmet hire for two days
Local English speaking guide
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
This trip is suitable for most levels of riders and is an excellent trip for families. Children joining the tours should be competent cyclist as there might be some narrow pathways.
Children under the age 5 of are free of charge.
Private tour for larger groups are available upon request. Please inquire for the rates.
Support includes one or two 8-seat air-conditioned minibuses fitted with two-way radio and specially converted to take bikes and bikers.
This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, vehicle-width dirt roads. No technical ability is required.
The regular tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
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2 hours and 30mins