Starting in the heart of Chinatown, our bike ride explores its frenetic market environment. Winding through narrow alleyways, our senses come alive with the sights, sounds, and smells of a community in motion. We’ll pass by shop houses selling everything from Buddhist amulets to recycled truck engines. Locals worshiping at hidden temples, ritual paper burning, and the omnipresent spirit house display evidence of a culture centuries in the making.
Crossing the Chao Phraya River with majestic views of the city skyline behind us, we visit Thonburi, the historic third capital of Thailand. Contrasting chaotic Chinatown, peaceful elements of local Thai life abound as we cycle through diverse residential communities. Inquisitive smiles and friendly greetings reinforce the feeling we have truly left the “beaten path” and are now experiencing the REAL Bangkok.
8:00am / 2:00pm Meet up at Co Van Kessel Bangkok Tour office. Short briefing about the tour,
select appropriate bicycles according to participants' preferences
8:15am / 2:15pm Start tour: Explore Chinatown, cycle through backstreets, passing by markets
and local Buddhist Temples
9:15am / 3:15pm Cross the Chao Phraya River by ferry to Thonburi, third capital of Thailand
9:45am / 3:45pm Explore Thonburi, passing by local temples and rural Bangkok
10:30am / 4:30pm Cross the river back to the city and cycle back to Co Van Kessel Bangkok Tour office
11:00am 5:00pm Tour ends
*Meeting Point: Meet up at Co Van Kessel office. Please be there at least 15 minutes before.
• English local guides
• • Mountain bike or standard city bike
• • Child/adult helmets (if desired)
• • Refreshing drinks + snacks en route
• • Ferry river crossing
• • Accident insurance