Half-day bike tour in Bangkok, Thailand
Explore Bang Krachao by bicycle, Bangkok's green lung, a cyclist’s paradise with seemingly endless elevated biking paths winding through fertile mangrove forests, small farms, quiet villages and Buddhist temples.


Bang Krachao is a green oasis sitting in the middle of Bangkok’s concrete jungle. Located on a giant oxbow in the Chao Phraya River, Bang Krachao is shaped like a giant green lung. This where it gets the nickname of Bangkok’s Green Lung. Strict zoning and geography have protected its mangrove forests, coconut plantations and gardens from the urban sprawl of Bangkok making it into Bangkok’s Hidden Oasis. There is nothing like looking through the tangles of tree branches to see the Bangkok Skyscrapers in the distance.

Starting from the Bearing Skytrain station you and your biking guide will pedal your way through back lanes and alleys to the ferry. Once you and your bicycle are across the Chao Phraya River in Bang Krachao the real biking pleasure begins.

Cycling at a leisurely pace ride quiet pathways where all you may meet are birds, a few squirrels and maybe a lizard or two. Along the way stop to visit a family at an old betel nut plantation for a snack and refreshing herbal drink while observing the ship and barge traffic on the Chao Phraya River. Back on the bike the next goal is to visit a mangrove conservation area where you can catch a glimpse what Bang Krachao was once like in its natural state. Pedaling on through a maze of tree lined biking paths, the next stop is a shrine for the Hindu God Ganesh, the god of beginnings and the remover of obstacles. The final stop on the Bang Krachao trail is the local temple and and the little market near the ferry landing.

Tour details

฿1450 THB

0.5 day duration

20 km distance

Difficulty: Mild

Tour code: GHTT17

Tour Features & Inclusions

What makes Grasshopper Adventures better?
Find out how this bike tour goes the extra mile.
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Guided Group Bike Tour Thailand Bangkok

Nice Ride

Well maintained Merida mountain bikes with a water bottle and helmet are provided.

Local tour guide Asia smile

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.

Bike Tour Snacks tropical fruit

Snacking

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, paths and cycle-ways. There are very almost no busy roads to cross, but this is done as a group when we do.

Small group cycling tours

2 to 10

This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 2 travellers. And we limit the group size to only 10 riders 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 Bike Bangkok's Hidden Oasis

Meet at the Bearing Skytrain Station
Behind the Bearing BTS 7 -11 store you will find the Grasshopper Adventures meeting point (use exit 5 from the BTS station if that is how you are arriving at the meeting point). After a quick bike fitting and a little briefing we are off cycling the back roads on the trail to Bang Krachao.

Ferry to Bangkrachao and Cycle along the River Banks
Take a local motorcycle ferry across the busy Chao Phraya River. Then cycle elevated bike paths through local villages and plantations

The Old Betel Nut Garden
Stop for some homemade refreshments in a family garden commanding grand views of the Chao Phraya River and take a moment of two to contemplate the ship and barge traffic on the river.

The Firefly Garden
Before man ever came to Bang Krachao the area was a large mangrove forest which would light up at night with the lights of fireflies. Today members of the local community have created a reserve where you can come to see the mangroves as they once were and where the fireflies can flourish. You won’t see any fireflies during the day but feel welcome to come back at night.

The Ganesh Shrine
Meandering away from the mangroves through villages and local Buddhist temples, stop to visit a Shrine to Ganesh, the Hindu god of beginnings and the remover of obstacles. Followers of his cult in Thailand have a established a lovely shrine to Ganesh in Bangkrachao.

Wat Bang Namphueng Nok
Coming to the end of the Bang Krachao trail we stop for a moment to visit the historical temple of Wat Bang Nam Phueng Nok and take some refreshments before we cross back across the Chao Phraya River.

Return to the Meeting Point
Back across the river it is a short ride back to the Grasshopper meeting point.

This tour will take about 4 hours. But the time can vary by group. Snacks and drinks are included.


What's the Riding Like?

Flat terrain

Bike paths

20 km riding

This is a half-day bike tour with plenty of interesting stops along the way. The cycling is flat and not technical but there are sections along elevated concrete paths so you should be comfortable on a bicycle. We’ll pedal mostly paths, backstreets and bike-ways. There are minimal busy sections, but we do this as a group and Bangkok traffic is 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.


Making a Booking

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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 daily.
(Please note it will not run on the following public holidays: 26 Oct 2017, 1 jan 2018, 12 - 14 April 2018)

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 continue 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.


Starting Time & Meeting Point

Grasshopper Adventures Meeting Location

Meet at the Bearing Skytrain Station
Behind the Bearing BTS 7 -11 store you will find the Grasshopper Adventures meeting point.

(use exit 5 from the BTS station if that is how you are arriving)

Here we have a quick bike fitting and a little briefing before the tour commences.

Meeting time: 08:45am

Phone:+66 2280 0832

We recommend catching the BTS to this location to avoid Bangkok traffic, but it is also possible by taxi.

Please allow suitable travel time.

Bike Bangkok's hidden Oasis

Tour Meeting Point - Bearing BTS (Skytrain) Station, use exit 5, continue behind the 7-11 store to our shopfront.


What our guests tell us...

Just a selection of our great reviews!

It was a great and unique experience in the hidden oasis in BKK. A great bike trip and discover more about the other side of BKK in the nature

CandicetoApril 2018

We did this tour to ride in a more quiet and save environment. This tour is really great. Our guide Kan did a wonderful job, be was very kind and helpful. The tour shows you a unique park like island where locals spend their weekends to escape smog and traffic noises.

RoseFebruary 2018

My husband and I are expats living in BKK. We are used to the typical hustle and bustle of BKK. We did the hidden oasis tour and it showed us a new side to this city. Our guides were amazing and so helpful. It was a wonderful experience that we will certainly do again!

KyleighJune 2018

Given the degree of personalization, helpfulness and kindness of the guides, and willingness to adapt, I highly recommend Grasshopper.

WorldTravelDBJanuary 2018

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