Bangkok Bike Tour – Day Tour Noise. Colors. Smells. Smiles. As we transcend through the streets with high-rise above and wheels below, freedom take us slowly by the back door to the river. We criss-cross it in between colorful long tail boats and small freighters. Then on the other side of the river, quietness except the sound of frogs and cicadas, a fine though small concrete track through mangrove, stilted houses, laid-back-ness, with a glimpse of Urban Bangkok Beyond. And when the boat man takes us across Chao Phraya river again, we flow back through micro lanes and hidden tracks twisting through backyards of wooden houses, so close to daily life that we can follow the TV-shows in the houses as we pass.
Included: Meals: Lunch ,Water, snacks, fruit and drinks will be provided throughout the trip
Transport: Bike, Long tail boat
English Speaking Guide: Minimum 2 tour leaders / guides
Others: Helmets, Sun block & first aid kit Not included: · Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
· Transport to/from starting point (Sukhumvit Road Soi 26)
All other expenses not stated as included in the above
· Bicycle through local fresh markets & working-class neighbourhoods
· Get backstage where only few tourist ventures out
· Literally get to experience the green lungs of Bangkok
The tour begins on Sukhumvit Road Soi 26 at 10:00 hrs. We cycle away from the jam-packed roads of Bangkok into the lively Khlong Toey market. Here we find a colorful blend of Thai and Chinese goods. The route takes us through a working-class neighborhood rarely visited by tourists, where you can experience yet another side of the metropolis. You'll also head through "Little Chinatown", where children enthusiastically wave and shout "hello" at the unusual sight of foreigners on bicycles.
We cross the Chao Praya river by a local long tail boat and enter an area called Phra Pradaeng, where we cycle on narrow elevated pathways through orchards and traditional Bangkok communities. While dining at a local home or restaurant, you will feel the hospitality for which Thais are known. You will be back at the starting point approx. 15:00 hrs.
The route is subject to change because we offer different trips every day. You do not have to be in top physical condition to participate in the tour but you should expect to cycle 15-20 km for 4-5 hours. There are no hills to climb and you can expect an easy and relaxed ride.
Children must be at least 7 years of age to participate. Children's bicycle skills are taken into account. Note: It is not possible to buy bicycles and there is no restaurant during the trip.
... Optional departure times:
· Afternoon tour from 13:00-17:00 hrs
· Weekend tour from 09:00-15:00 hrs
Bicycle through local fresh markets, working-class neighbourhoods and beautiful plantations
Child age: From 7 and up pay adult prices if they can cycle themselves. Children sitting in Baby/children-chairs are free of charge.
Please be aware of: Baby/children-chairs are available for children up to 6 years (depending on the length/weight of the child). For children who are taller children-seats at the back with footrests are provided.
Children bicycles of 24 and 22 inch are available. If the guide thinks that the child cannot do the tour the guide will always advise and therefore refuse the child to participate in the tour due to safety precautions. The child can then sit at the children-seat of one of the parents.
1 Lunch (but not on the 08.00 and 13.00 trip)
The backstreets and alleyways of urban Bangkok, The green lungs of Bangkok