Meet at the Grasshopper A Shop near Khaosan Rd at 08:30 hours for a departure at 09:00 hours sharp. After a quick bike fitting and briefing we head out through the heart of the backpacker area. You will soon be biking through small laneways and past ancient temples to see the heart and soul of Bangkok.
This tour is all about exploring the city 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 across the river over a bridge. From here 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. Bike past a canal, 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. 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, pedalling through a food market, you bike past rows of Buddhas and other sacred images. The area around the Giant Swing is 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 a short bike ride back to the Shop.