There are countless hidden passageways and winding cycling trails just outside the heart of bustling Bangkok. On this full day bike tour you will pedal through wooded areas, along tree lined canals and visit ancient temples overgrown with twisting roots and vines. Cycling on narrow paths and winding trails makes this our most technical bicycle day tour but only moderately so. If you like biking on trails and backroads this is the tour for you. Bikers, you won’t believe this can be so close to Bangkok!
This day bike ride is designed for those looking for a day on a bicycle out of the congestion of Bangkok. Winding our way out through the suburbs we are soon cycling in the outskirts of Bangkok where tall buildings are replaced by small wooden houses, roads become narrow concrete paths or dirt tracks and crowds of people are replaced by the quiet of vegetation and trees. Some of the locals get around on small paddle boats that they use to access their fruit gardens. It really is like riding a bike into a time gone by. We can’t tell you exactly where you will be cycling – it’s our little secret that we will let you in on when you join us on a bike for a ride.
After finishing the ride hop off the bike and relax in our shop while enjoying a complimentary drink from our ice-cold fridge. A nice end to a great day out on a bike in Bangkok.
Bangkok : Thailand
Full Day Bike Tour in Bangkok, Thailand
Cycle the trails around Bangkok, where life is slower and the landscape greener.
This is a full day bike tour. You will spend most of the day in the saddle, and while the total cycling distance is not that long it can get hot. The cycling is moderately technical with sections along narrow raised concrete paths so this is not suited to novice riders. We’ll pedal concrete, dirt bike trails and one or two rough spots, but mostly cycle the backstreets and alleyways. There are some main roads to cross but we do this as a group and Bangkok drivers are very courteous when it comes to crossing the road.
The tropical sun can be quite fierce, so we recommend you use some sun block or, if you prefer a natural option, sun sleeves for your arms and Buff headwear for your neck.
Older children and teenagers can do this tour if they are experienced bikers and able to spend the whole day out on a bicycle. We do not recommend this tour for young children.
This tour was formerly called the Bangkok Countryside tour.
Gather at the Grasshopper Shop
Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop near Khao San Rd at 8:30am. The tour will depart at 9am sharp. After a quick bike fitting and briefing we head out cycling. It takes a few kilometres to reach a bit of greenery but on the way you’ll bike through tiny alleyways with dense housing – more like cycling through people’s living rooms.
Out of the city
Once on the outskirts of Bangkok there are few cars but many locals happy to see foreign visitors cycling in their neighborhood. Lunch is included at a delicious local eatery. There is great variety in the terrain we cover as we jump from communities living along the canals to market gardens to wooded plots to ancient ruined temples all within sight of Bangkok’s skyscrapers. We will stop at a few temples of historic importance: Wat Chaloh and Wat Kaew Fah. We will also pedal through areas with some agriculture – plant nurseries and orchards mostly. While this tour does not quite reach the countryside, there is still a countryside feel in some sections. On the return to Bangkok we wind our way back through the alleyways and finish at the Grasshopper Shop.
The ride is a total of 37 km and the tour takes approximately 7 hours, usually finishing at around 4pm but this is variable by group and ability.
Highly Recommended Tour Package @ Bangkok, Thailand