Spend an evening cycling the backstreets of Bangkok to visit the most famous sights after dark and free of crowds. This bike tour runs in Bangkok.
Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop near Khao San Rd at 5:30 pm. The tour will depart at 6 pm sharp. After a quick bike fitting and briefing we head out. Staying off the roads we wind our way through small laneways, past ancient temples and canals to see the heart and soul of Bangkok.
After passing through Tammasat University we embark on a local ferry crossing the Chao Phraya River, Thailand's biggest river. We usually cross around sunset, a truly beautiful time. Once across we ride quiet back roads to Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn. At night, Wat Arun is spectacularly lit and free of the throngs of tourists who flock here daily. After enjoying the quiet ambiance of the temple, the bike tour heads riverside track passing a Chinese temple, Christian church, and another Buddhist temple.
Crossing back over the Chao Phraya, this time by bridge, we stop at the flower market which is at its busiest this time of night. The market is a riot of colour and also a great place to snack on some of the local delights from the many street stalls.
Next stop is Wat Pho, another spectacularly lit temple. The highlights here are the four burial stupas of the first four kings of the Bangkok kingdom. The temple is peaceful and quiet, so different from coming during the day.
Riding on past the Grand Palace we find ourselves in Sanam Luang which comes to life in the evening with an impromptu market. There's lots of junk and trinkets for sale all laid out on simple mats - a true flea market. From here we finish back at our shop in the Khao San Road area which will be just starting to build up for another big night out for the backpackers who stop over here.
The tour usually takes 3-4 hours but this is variable by group. Dinner is not included in the tour but we do include some fun and tasty snacks when stopped at the flower market. We are usually back at the Grasshopper Adventures shop by 10 pm.
Local English speaking guide
Water and snacks while cycling
Imported Merida Mountain Bikes and helmet.
All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
Transfer from/to Bangkok City hotels
Surcharges for other language guides
Personal travel insurance
Personal expenditure, such as meals, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme