Bangkok Morning Bike Tour with English-Speaking Guide

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Venture into the city's secret historic heart and discover a suburban oasis amid a traffic-jammed city. Take a glimpse at the everyday lives of Thai communities, experience a more tranquil side to bustling Bangkok and view the River of Kings or Mae Nam Chao Praya.

Highlights
  • Hop on a bike and explore Bangkok's hidden backstreets
  • View Bangkok's extravagant temples and landmarks
  • Catch a glimpse of the everyday lives of local Thai communities
  • See the River of Kings or Mae Nam Chao Praya

Description

Bike through backstreets, along waterways and into Bangkok's historic heart. Cycle through suburban pockets, past traditional houses and golden temples, while 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.

When people think of Bangkok, they're often reminded of traffic jams that last from sunrise to sunset, and the idea of riding a bike is the last thing they may come by. This half day adventure provides us with an interesting view of one area in Bangkok that few people know about. The biking tour explores Bangkok Noi, the heart and soul of the city. Just across Chao Praya River to the Thonburi side, 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 pass by a local community well known for its addictive mixture of betel nut, lime and a mulberry leaf.

Passing through the King's Royal Barges, we follow a well worn path along The Bangkok Noi Canal which eventually leads to the spectacular Wat Arun. While having some historic significance, Wat Arun is also well known for its intricate architectural design. This area is also famous for the jostling multicultural religions it houses - hence together you can find 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 the city's 150th anniversary. Then we pay visit to another temple called Wat Suthat, home to the largest sitting Buddha image in Thailand.

Our final stop is opposite Wat Shuthat to see the giant swing Sao Ching Cha, which represents the movement of the God Shiva and is reserved for performances during grand ceremonies. And 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. Each time we stop, our English-speaking guide will introduce us into the local areas' customs, history, culture and way of life. High quality mountain bikes, including helmets, are used on this trip. At the end of this Bangkok tour you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.

Includes

  • Bicycle rental

  • Helmet

  • General admission (all attractions included)

  • English-speaking guide
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Bangkok Morning Bike Tour with English-Speaking Guide

Duration: 4:30 - 5:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
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Inclusions: Bicycle rental / Helmet / General admission (all attractions included) / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 08:45

    Check-in at the Lobby of Nuovo City Hotel

  • 09:00

    Tour Starts Near Khao San Road

    Limber up and get acquainted with your bike. Know all there is to know about safety as your guide briefs you before heading out.

  • Cycle Across the Famous Rama VIII Bridge

    Pedal through the backstreets of suburban Bangkok and its small laneways along the riverside. Cross the bridge and ride through a local community without passing by highways giving you a glimpse of Bangkok's authentic day to day scene.

  • Learn the Historical Significance of Wat Arun

    Follow the path along the Bangkok Noi Canal, which leads you to the magnificent Wat Arun. Go back in time and admire the intricate architectural design of the temple as you learn about Wat Arun and the surrounding neighborhood from your guide.

  • Cross the Memorial Bridge

    Head back across the river to Pranakorn and enjoy the views over Memorial Bridge while cycling leisurely.

  • Visit Wat Suthat

    Make your way to the temple where the largest golden seated Buddha resides.

  • Stop by Sao Ching Cha

    See the giant swing representing the movement of the God Shiva. Your guide will let you see each part of the swing which is said to represent different parts of the Earth. Don't forget to immortalize this tour and snap lots of photos.

  • 13:00-14:00

    Tour Ends at the Lobby of Nuovo City Hotel

  • (For Check-In) Nuovo City Hotel (Nouvo City Hotel Bangkok (โรงแรมนูโว ซิตี) Bangkok Thailand) Time: 08:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Nuovo City Hotel (Nouvo City Hotel Bangkok (โรงแรมนูโว ซิตี) Bangkok Thailand) Time: 13:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Nuovo City Hotel (Nouvo City Hotel Bangkok (โรงแรมนูโว ซิตี) Bangkok Thailand) Time: 08:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Nuovo City Hotel (Nouvo City Hotel Bangkok (โรงแรมนูโว ซิตี) Bangkok Thailand) Time: 13:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • You must be able to ride a bicycle in order to participate in this tour.

  • Children 12 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Comfortable clothing

Additional Note(s)
  • 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. (Taxi fare is not included in the tour price)

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 12.

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  • Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 09:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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