Full day tour from Bangkok, Thailand
Explore historical Ayutthaya by bike. Arriving from Bangkok to Bang Pa-in, start cycling to Ayutthaya and pedal through the ancient city before returning to Bangkok in the late afternoon.
This bike tour runs in Bangkok.
Escape the city for a fun and educational ride in the ancient capital of Siam. We explore the back-streets of Bang Pa-in riding past one of the royal palaces. After crossing the Chao Phraya River by ferry we cycle through the back lanes and riverside settlements up to historic Ayutthaya. Approaching from the south, the bike tour will swing around the bottom of the island, passing by several of the very early historical sites such as Wat Phutthai Sawan and St. Joesph’s Church. After visiting the breathtaking Wat Chai Watanaram, we'll stop for a riverside lunch. After lunch it's time to cross the river and explore the city's ancient monuments. A bike is one of the best way to see the sites at Wat Loke, Wat Phrasrisanphet, and Wat Mahathat. Finally we take a van back to Bangkok from Ayutthaya.
1 day duration
39 km distance
50% of the tour price
Tour Features & Inclusions
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We take you to some of Ayutthaya’s top "must see" attractions. You will see the sacred sights of this ancient capital city.
Top quality Merida mountain bikes with a water bottle and helmet are provided.
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.
This tour is fully supported by an air-conditioned support vehicle so if you need a break from the riding the van is always there to use.
A delicious local lunch is included. Snacks, fruit and clean water are also provided throughout the tour.
2 to 10
This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 2 travellers. And we limit the group size to only 10 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.
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
For Bike Historic Ayutthaya
Pick up from your hotel within Bangkok centre area
We'll bring you to the trail station and depart with bicycles in tow. Travel time to Bang Pa-in will be 1.5 hours depending on traffic.
Cycle from Bang Pa-in Railway Station to Wat Chai Watanaram
Disembarking in Bang Pa-in we will ride from the historic railway station through the backstreets of the town past the royal palace. A large cargo ferry will take us across the scenic expanse of the Chao Phraya River from Bang Lane to Bang Paeng. Riding north towards the island of Ayutthaya, we will cycle through back lanes of the communities along the banks of the Chao Phraya River with our destination being Wat Phutthai Sawan built in 1353 AD by King Ramathibodi I where he first settled before establishing Ayutthaya as the capital city in 1350. Facing the Chao Phraya river and the ancient capital on the opposite bank, Saint Joesph’s Church was built by French missionaries in 1666. Wat Chai Watanaram is one of Ayutthaya’s most famous sights, a 16th century temple where the king performed religious ceremonies.
Sitting on the western edge of the city, we will enjoy a delicious lunch on the banks of the Chao Phraya with a scenic view of the Sri Suriyothai Park and the ruins of the royal palace.
Cycle to the Island of Ayutthaya
Crossing over to the island of Ayutthaya our cycling tour of the Ayutthaya Historical Park begins with our first stop at Wat Lokayasutharam's dreaming reclining Buddha.
The next stop is Wat Phrasrisanphet which was the prototype temple for the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
For the last stop we cycle to Wat Mahathat. This is the temple with the famous image of the head of the Lord Buddha cradled by a strangler fig. The temple has a large gallery hall with destroyed Buddha images.
Return to Bangkok
From start to finish this is an 11 hour trip. Lunch and snacks are included in the tour. Depending on the speed of the group more or less time will be spent at each place.
What's the Riding Like?
This is an easy ride on flat terrain. For most of the trip we will be riding on back lanes with just a few short distances on secondary roads. We will be riding with a support vehicle nearby, so you always have the option to ride in the van if you need to.
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.
Men and Woman need to cover their shoulders to enter temples and mosques. Woman need to cover their knees as well, so If you like to wear shorts when riding, we recommend bringing a sarong to wear for entering a temple or mosque.
Making a Booking
Like what you see? Book Bike Historic Ayutthaya day tour with Grasshopper Adventures.
Bookings can be made by clicking the 'Book this tour' button below or at the top of this page. Be sure to let us know the name and telephone number of your hotel for the pick-up.
Please note: Should you wish to book this tour one or two days before travelling with us please call to confirm your place: +66 2280 0832.
This tour operates daily.
Please Note: Thailand day tours will not operate April 13th to 15th over the annual Songkran (water festival) holidays. We will resume tours April 16th after our guides have enjoyed a well-deserved break. Sorry for any inconvenience and enjoy the celebrations!
If you would like to take the bike tour on a day that is not scheduled we can run private departures (subject to availability).
We request a 50% deposit payment when you book. Bookings will be closed 24 hours in advance of departure. 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 bike tour starting you will need to pay the deposit payment again as we consider this a cancellation.
Starting Time & Meeting Point
We will pick you up from your hotel (within the Bangkok area) at the time advised when you book. Please be sure to have the name, address and phone number of your hotel on hand when booking this tour.
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What our guests tell us...
Just a selection of our great reviews!
We had great history lessons throughout the day, and Kan also provided insightful perspectives on Thailand history, culture, and on life. What a wonderful day! We would highly recommend this tour
This was a great way to see the area around Ayutthaya and beat being on a tour bus. I highly recommend this tour
We've done 40 km Ayutthaya tour and all was awesome to see every corner of their life. Thanks to our tour guide and the support man Edi. They backed us up with full of water and fruits & food when we needed. Can’t tell riding bike around the traffic did not scare us a little but we survived ;)
Once more Grasshopper delivered. Informative guide; good pace; fun; and good food all provided. If you can ride a bike you can do this tour. And I cannot recommend them enough.
Given the degree of personalization, helpfulness and kindness of the guides, and willingness to adapt, I highly recommend Grasshopper.
A really fun interesting day for us and that's after we've been to Bangkok so many times. Give it a go...you will not be disappointed.
We were 2 weeks in Thailand with many tours. This one was the BEST.
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