When it comes to getting around Bangkok people tend to shy away from using a bicycle. Granted the road and traffic can be a little hectic, but for many of Bangkok’s best neighborhoods, there is just no better way to see these places than on a bike.
For example, riding through the thriving streets and colorful alleys of Bangkok’s Chinatown district will lead you past fascinating temples, into cultural-rich markets and showcase a glimpse into the bustling local life in the center of downtown Bangkok. Or how about taking a river boat across the Chao Phraya River to explore the cities jungle with trails winding through gardens, canals and local communities. Discovering the cities popular and vibrant districts is an experience best suited to a set of handlebars, two wheels and the momentum of your own legs.
A tour with SpiceRoads will give you that experience. The well-known cycle tour company has been delivering some of the best bike & sight tours in the city all on the comfort of a bicycle for 20 years.
They offer a series of tours through Bangkok’s best regions equipped with a local knowledgeable guide. They have tours suited for any level of experience and offer half-day to multi-day ride experiences throughout Thailand. SpiceRoads prides itself on its customer safety and guest satisfaction ensuring you have a stress-free ride of your life.
Highlight Tours in Bangkok
The tour of Chinatown begins in the morning as the streets start to swing into action. Riders will move their way across the Chao Phraya River and into Princess Mother Memorial Park. The calm biking conditions are suitable for any rider. This 22 km trail will open your eyes to the district’s history, temples and markets. Included in this trip is tasting a local dessert.
Loading up your bikes into a river boat and darting across the Chao Phraya River to Bang Kra Jao district you’ll discover a jungle right within the city. The mostly mellow trail rolls through fruit fields and local communities and visits some of the city’s least seen temples. On weekends, the 25 km tour visits a floating market.
The tour starts in the late afternoon in the heart of Chinatown. Cruising through the alleys ways you’ll stop at Golden Mount and climb up to have a great view of the old city. From there you’ll make your way to Chao Phraya to watch the sun set over the temples. Following sunset, the rest of the 20 km tour brings you through one of the cities great markets at closing time surrounded in great architecture.
With each tour SpiceRoads will provide a bike and helmet as well as water and light snacks. The guides are friendly, personable and knowledgeable about the places they visit as well as the workings of Bangkok’s streets and bicycle safety.
What to Bring
It’s best to wear shorts and a sweat wick T-shirt to ride and close-toed shoes. Sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen are always a good idea. Bringing a day bag is fine, don’t forget to put a camera in it!