Full day bike tour in Bangkok, Thailand
Cycle the trails around Bangkok, where life is slower and the landscape greener. This bike tour runs in Bangkok.

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 tour 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 tour 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 bicycle in Bangkok.

Tour details

฿1850 THB

1 day duration

37 km distance

Difficulty: Moderate

Tour code: GHTD09

Deposit payment:
50% of the tour price


Tour Features & Inclusions

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Nice Ride

Top quality Merida mountain bikes with a water bottle and helmet are provided.

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Your Guide

An experienced English speaking, local leader will host you on this trip who is well spoken, very well informed, and charming. Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local leaders who have a passion for their country and are always well informed on topics ranging from history, politics, cuisine and importantly local customs and cultures. Our leaders will take pride in introducing you to every aspect of their country.

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Great Eats

A delicious local lunch is included. Snacks, fruit and clean water are also provided throughout the tour.

Bike Touring Bangkok back streets

Back Streets

This tour is all about cycling quiet and sometimes very narrow back streets. Where there are busy roads to cross this is done as a group.

Bangkok bike touring canal paths

Not Bangkok

This tour takes you well away from the normal image of Bangkok. Still within sight of Bangkok you will be riding through farmland and a very different pace of life from the city of skyscrapers and shopping malls not far away.

Small group cycling tours

1 to 8

This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 1 traveller. And we limit the group size to only 8 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.

Smiling Kid - Childrens Discount

Kids' Prices

We have a range of kids sized bikes, tag-alongs and child seats so there's no reason to leave the kids at the hotel. And to help families we offer discounts to all children aged 15 years and below: Ages 0 to 4 years - 50% off / Ages 5 to 12 years - 30% off / Ages 13 to 15 years - 10% off


Tour Itinerary

For Bangkok Trails

Gather at the Grasshopper Shop

Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop near Khao San Rd at 8:30am. The bike 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.


What's the Riding Like?

Slightly Technical

Flat terrain

Narrow paths

35 km riding

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 tour is suitable for experienced cyclists. 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.


Making a Booking

Like what you see? Book Bangkok Trails day tour with Grasshopper Adventures.

Click on the 'Book this tour' button below or at the top of the page to reserve your place on this tour.

Bookings made after 6 pm local time will not guarantee you a place on the tour the following morning. If there is a space on the tour you will be most welcome to join, however, if the tour is full or not running you will have the option of joining another tour or a refund of any deposit paid.

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your place on this tour. Please note that if you cancel the tour within 24 hours of the tour starting your deposit is not refunded. If you change the date of your tour within 24 hours of the tour starting you will need to pay the deposit payment again as we consider this a cancellation.

This tour runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

If you have a group of 4 or more we can also run this trip on other days (subject to availability).

Cancellation Policy & Rain

You still need to turn up for the tour if it is raining. It is quite common that it can be raining in one part of the city and not raining in another. So if it's raining at your hotel don't assume it is raining where you will be cycling. Also it is common that the rain falls heavily and for short durations so if it does rain we just wait and continue the tour once the rain stops. We also have plastic rain ponchos for everyone in the case that you do need to ride in the rain. If heavy rains continues until 10:30 am or if there is torrential flooding, you can choose to cancel with full refund or change your tour to another day.




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Starting Time & Meeting Point

Grasshopper Adventures Shop
57 Ratchadamnoen Rd
Phranakorn

Phone: +66 2280 0832

Note: street numbers are not overly useful in Thailand as people work more off landmarks and intersections. The best landmark close to us is Kok Wua Intersection which is about 200m west of our shop. This is also the intersection close to Khao San Rd, which is very well known.

Meeting time: 08:30am


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Taxi
It is worth printing the map on this page to show a taxi driver if you choose to come to the Grasshopper Shop by taxi. Bear in mind that you will be travelling during peak hour so if travelling from the downtown area you should allow at least one hour to get here.

Canal Boat
The most efficient way from downtown to our area is on the Klong Saen Sap Boat. Take the Skytrain to Ratchatewi Station, go out of exit 1, then walk toward Siam Square/MBK along right hand side of road. As you go over a bridge you will see the canal (klong) beneath you. Go over the bridge and turn right down the steps and walk to the water. This boat stop is called Hua Chang. Take the boat heading to Phan Fa Lilat (just ask for Kao San road) which is the last stop. From there, again ask for Kao San Road. You can walk in 10 minutes or take a tuk tuk. We are 200 meters from the McDonalds at Democracy Monument. The boat service closes at 7pm so it cannot be used to get back to your hotel after the tour.
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River Boat
It is possible to get reasonably close to us on the Chao Phraya Express Boat getting off at Pier N13 Phra Athit which is a 15 minute walk or short tuk tuk ride from Phra Athit Pier. The ferry takes about 1 hour from Central Pier at Sapan Taksin. The boat service closes at 7pm so it cannot be used to get back to your hotel after the tour.
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Beside the Siam Commercial Bank between Democracy Monument and Kok Wua Intersection near Khaosan Rd

Beside the Siam Commercial Bank between Democracy Monument and Kok Wua Intersection near Khaosan Rd


What our guests tell us...

Just a selection of our great reviews!

We did the Bangkok trails tour. It’s a full day tour and it’s totally worth it. You cycle to the suburbs of Bangkok and see places you probably would have never gotten to.

ChristianMay 2018

Managed to see bits of Bangkok that I would never have found. should have taken the longer tour but theres always next time. Great fun.

GwynMarch 2018

Tour was really interesting visiting some great places, guide (tammy) was super, very friendly and very knowledgeable … We went lots of places we would not have ventured on our own.

PaulineJuly 2018

Excellent tour! Consider it to be a top choice when visiting Bangkok. Able to visit areas not otherwise discovered by general tourists.

MwkempelMarch 2018

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