Colours of Bangkok Bicycling

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$36.00 per guest
Hosted by Andre Breuer
5 Out of 5
7 Reviews
Dylan Braithwaite Indonesia
5
7 Oct, 2018

Neither myself nor my partner have the greatest level of fitness but we were able to do this tour easily enough. There w...

Matt Peacock Australia
5
12 Jul, 2017

Our family (2 adults & 4 daughters 11 -16) did the colours of Bangkok tour with Jay. He was great fun & had good energy....

$US 36.00 per guest
4 hours
2 - 8 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

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The Colors of Bangkok Biking Tour, our popular half day tour, takes participants through a part of the Thai capital which they will never see on their own. A part where there is almost no traffic, just narrow streets and backyards. Bangkok as you have never imagined! After a quick bicycle fitting we start with our Bangkok biking adventure. During the first part of the tour we see stand alone villas, luxurious apartment buildings, town houses and in between shops, companies and small factories. We make a first stop at one of the many hidden local communities in Bangkok. We might call it a slum, but the local people call it "home'. The people who live here belong to the poorest people in Bangkok, but they are very friendly, polite and generous and give us a warm welcome every day. We walk through this small community and stop at the slum kindergarten. The very poorest children receive education here while their parents are working. Visiting slum areas makes you remind that life is not that easy for everyone. Recreational Bangkok Biking wanted to help to make this place a little bit better and in 2005 we made the decision to sponsor this kindergarten. We continue our Colors of Bangkok Biking Tour in the "City of Angels' and make a stop at a sweatshop before we arrive at the pier. Here we board a typical Thai longtail boat to cross the mighty Chao Phraya river. At the other side of the river we find ourselves back in the "Jungle' or the "Green Lung' of Bangkok, the greenest area in the city. We cycle on elevated pathways through lush vegetation and in the shade of coconut palms and banana trees. Recognize any plants from home? They sure are a whole lot bigger, aren't they? Halfway the tour we stop at a local restaurant and provide a small Thai meal, Pad Thai (Thai noodles) or Khao Pad (fried rice). After our meal we visit a very old, non-touristy Buddhist temple. The guide will tell you everything about this temple and about Buddhism in general. Unfortunately, time has come to return to the pier where we take a short boat ride back to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok again. But before we arrive at our office/lounge we make a last stop at an open-air Muay Thai school. Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand and its origin dates back several hundred years. Participants on our Colors of Bangkok Biking Tour will learn and see how daily life passes by for Bangkokians. We take you off the beaten track and show you a different Bangkok, a "local' Bangkok, far away from the well-known tourist areas. We set out a route which is traffic free for the majority, so you can fully enjoy the ride and the surroundings. You don't need to be a cycling fanatic to join the excursion. The pace is relaxed and we make enough stops for taking pictures, explanation of sights, something to drink and relax. Colors of Bangkok will be an amazing Bangkok biking experience for young and old! Note: We reserve the right to change advertised itineraries, since schools and local shops may be closed during the weekend, school holidays and national holidays. Note: Children younger than 12 years will not be accepted on our join in tours!

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Andre Breuer

It was 1995 when I arrived for the first time in Thailand and I was impressed by the vibrant Thai capital. In late 1996, I made the decision to try my luck and moved from The Hague (The Netherlands) to Bangkok to f...

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7 reviews from people who took this experience

Dylan Braithwaite Indonesia
5
7 Oct, 2018

Neither myself nor my partner have the greatest level of fitness but we were able to do this tour easily enough. There were a variety of sights we were taken to, including a nearby slum section of town and a visit to the kindergarten that services that community. We felt very safe there, our guide i... Read more

Matt Peacock Australia
5
12 Jul, 2017

Our family (2 adults & 4 daughters 11 -16) did the colours of Bangkok tour with Jay. He was great fun & had good energy. We rode through really small alley ways, big roads & through the lush forest on elevated pathways. All of us said this was one of the highlights of our time in BKK. The be... Read more

SAJ N Australia
5
12 Jul, 2015

We arrived in Bangkok and wanted to see something different than the usual tourist spots. A bike ride was the order of the day through some different areas including slum, rich and the green lung areas that we didn't even know existed. Our guide Ket was fantastic and full of lots of local informatio... Read more

US$ 36.00 per guest
7 Reviews