bike historic bangkok
Gather at the Grasshopper Shop *** Meeting time 08.30 AM.
Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop near Khaosan Rd at 8:30 am. The tour will depart at 9 am sharp. After a quick bike fitting and briefing we head out. Cycling through the heart of the backpacker area, Khaosan Road, you will soon be biking off the roads this bike tour winds through small laneways, past ancient temples and canals to see the heart and soul of Bangkok.
Get out and cycle
There are no particularly famous sights that you will see on this bike tour. It is all about exploring the city by bike away from the tourists and big roads, to see the real Bangkok where people live, work and play. We cycle along the Chao Phraya River and then pedal cross the river on the Rama 8 Bridge. From here we visit ancient temples and urban street life.
Bangkok Noi is the name given to a large canal of the Chao Phraya River. Bike along the canal through tiny alleyways home to a Muslim community. After cycling over a bridge you bike the canal back the other way, this time passing Buddhist temples and one of Bangkok’s first train depots. If open you are in luck to visit a bronze bowl foundry and the old steam engines at the Thonburi train depot – such is the diversity of the city when you get in close.
Ferry back over the Chao Phraya
After a local ferry to cross back over the river, our bike tour passes the Grand Palace where we take a walk through a public park that was once exclusively used by the royal family. After cycling more twisting alleyways, pedaling through a food market, you bike past rows of Buddhas and other sacred images. The area around the Giant Swing isis where Buddha images are made and sold. The Giant Swing is one of the landmarks of the city and was once used for an important Hindu ceremony. From the Swing it is only a short bike ride back to the Grasshopper Shop.THe bike tour finishes around 1 pm.
The bike tour usually takes 3-4 hours but this is variable by group. After the ride relax in our shop and enjoy a complimentary drink from our fridge. A nice end to a unique bike tour through old Bangkok.
DURATION : 4 HOURS
DISTANCE : 15 KM
DEPARTURES : 09.00 AM *** Meeting time 08.30 AM.
Only 1,350 Thai baht per person. *** Join tour***
- Local English speaking guide
- Water and snacks
- Imported Merida Mountain bikes and helmet
- Transfer pick up from your hotel.
Grasshopper Adventures Meeting Location
The best landmark close to us is Kok Wua Intersection which is about 200m west of our shop. This is also the intersection close to Khao San Rd, which is very well known.
57 Ractchadamnoen Klang Rd Phranakorn
Phone: 02 280 0832
*** Meeting time: 08.30 AM
Please allow suitable travel time.