Night bike tour in Bangkok, Thailand
Spend a magical evening cycling off the beaten path in Bangkok, for an unforgettable experience exploring some of Bangkok’s most famous sites by bike.

Beat the heat to experience Bangkok in a truly unique and informative way. Bike the quiet back roads, small alleyways and visit historic sacred temples, all after sunset. The historic centre of Bangkok is incredibly beautiful with its illuminated temples and colourful markets. You’ll be surprised at how few tourists are about these areas in the evening.

Yes, it is safe to ride a bike in Bangkok (a question we get asked a lot). And yes, we avoid the main roads. All our trips are well researched for maximum safety and great experiences, so as much as possible we cycle back roads and alleyways to avoid the traffic and give you a personal experience of Bangkok’s neighbourhoods. Our guides are well trained and extremely safety conscious, and the team provides everything you need including top quality bikes, a professional trained guide, bike lights and, in the very unlikely event you need it, insurance.

If you are looking for a unique experience in Bangkok, this is it!

Tour details

฿1450 THB

0.5 day duration

13 km distance

Difficulty: Mild

Tour code: VTTN07

Tour Features & Inclusions

What makes Grasshopper Adventures better?
Find out how this bike tour goes the extra mile.
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BKK Sights

We bike with you to some of Bangkok's top must-see attractions but without the throngs of tourists. Visit the symbol of Bangkok, the Temple of Dawn, the largest flower market in Thailand, Pak Khlong Talad and Bangkok's most famous temple, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho.

Nice Ride

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

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.

Snacking

Local snacks are provided during the tour, and clean water is always available to keep you well hydrated.

1 to 10

This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 1 traveller. And we limit the group size to only 10 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.

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 Night Bike

Gather at the Grasshopper Shop
Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop near Khao San Rd at 5:30 pm. The tour will depart at 6 pm sharp, so make sure you allow plenty of time to get here, accounting for peak hour traffic. After a quick bike fitting and briefing it's time to head out, staying off the main roads we'll pedal our way through small laneways, past ancient temples and canals to see the heart and soul of Bangkok. 

Cycle and ferry to Wat Arun
After passing through Thammasat University we cross the Chao Phraya River by ferry. Crossing the river around sunset can be quite lovely. Once across we cycle quiet back roads to Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn. At night, Wat Arun is spectacularly illuminated and free of the throngs of day tourists so you can enjoy the serene ambience of the temple. 

Visit the Flower Market
Then next unforgettable stop is the world-famous Bangkok flower market. The largest wholesale flower market in Thailand.
Crossing the Chao Phraya bridge, we stop at the flower market which is at its busiest this time of night and the market is a riot of colour and activity. On the walk through your guide will treat you to some of Thailand’s famous street food. 

Wat Pho
Next on the route is Wat Pho, the renowned Temple of the Reclining Buddha. While the reclining Buddha is not visible to visitors in the evening the temple grounds are truly magical, with beautifully illuminated chedi spires covered in porcelain mosaics. Explore the peaceful temple grounds in the cool evening air - a vastly different scene from the noisy crowds found here during the day, it is almost like having a privileged private tour.

Return to the Grasshopper Shop
Biking on past the Grand Palace we find ourselves in Sanam Luang from which we can see the sparkling chedis of the palace. Cycling again through the back streets of Bangkok’s historic old city we'll finish the evening’s bike tour back at our shop in the Khao San Road area.

The evening bike tour usually takes 3-4 hours but is variable by group. Dinner is not included in the bike tour but we do include some fun and tasty street food snacks in the flower market.


What's the Riding Like?

Flat terrain

Narrow lanes

13km riding

Riding after dark in Bangkok is an adventure. Much of the riding is on narrow laneways and quiet backstreets. Of course there are main roads that we have to cross but this is done together in a organised manner (and Bangkok drivers are very polite!).  


Making a Booking

Like what you see? Book Bangkok Night Bike 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.

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 departs daily. 

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 7:30 pm 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 

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: 05:30pm


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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.
Find out more about the Canal Boat Service

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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What our guests tell us...

Just a selection of our great Trip Advisor reviews!

What a fantastic way to see Bangkok!! Loved it. Our guide was a local thai who had great knowledge about thai food, culture and history. Me and my wife had great time riding through lanes of Bangkok. Will definitely do it again.

Rohit V  December 2017

Overall i had a great time. I went solo, so it was just Tom and I - He was a FANTASTIC guide! I will be booking with grasshopper again in the future

Mcshellzz December 2017

Overall this novice cyclist loved the experience and felt very safe throughout the trip and I will certainly be promoting Grasshopper Adventures as a "Must Do" amongst my networks.

27Rosie December 2017

I enjoyed the (Canal Boat & Bike) tour so much that I also booked the Night Tour. Seeing all the temples lit up was absolutely incredible. I ate food that I never would have tried on my own and watched people buy and sell flowers in dizzying amounts. Best night in Bangkok.

Megan E December 2017

Do yourself a favor and book this tour now. You will love it!

OregonianYogini December 2017

I participated in the Bangkok city tour with my family. Our guide Al helped us see Bangkok in a completely different light, we cycled through the streets of Bangkok,through the flower market and the vegetable market, had traditional Thai snacks.. it’s been one of the best things we did in Bangkok.

VDRakholia December 2017

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