Bangkok Night Bike
Spend an evening cycling the back streets of Bangkok to visit some of Bangkok most famous sights after dark and free of crowds. This trip runs in Bangkok.
This is a truly unique way to see Bangkok. Ride quiet back roads and small lane ways, and visit ancient temples all done after sunset. The historic centre of Bangkok is beautiful at night with many temples spectacularly lit up. The temperatures are cooler and places we visit much quieter.
We provide everything you need including a professional guide, a helmet, bikes with lights, and insurance. If you are looking for a unique experience in Bangkok, this is it!
Please note: Due to the current protest situation in Bangkok, please reconfirm your booking with us the morning before departure as the tour may not operate. We will refund deposits in full if the tour cannot depart. We apologize for the inconvenience.
ages 0 to 4 years - 50% off
ages 5 to 12 years - 30% off
ages 13 to 15 years - 10% off
Gather at the Grasshopper Shop
Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop near Khao San Rd at 6pm. Make sure you allow plenty of time to get here, allowing for peak hour traffic. After a quick bike fitting and briefing we head out. Staying off the roads we wind our way through small lane ways, past ancient temples and canals to see the heart and soul of Bangkok.
Cycle and ferry to Wat Arun
After passing through Tammasat University, at around sunset, you'll be on a local ferry crossing the Chao Phraya River, Thailand's biggest river. Once across the river we ride quiet back roads to Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn. At night Wat Arun is spectacularly lit and free of the throngs of tourists who flock here daily. After enjoying the quiet ambiance of the temple we ride along a river side track passing a Chinese temple, Christian church, and another Buddhist temple.
Visit the Flower Market
Crossing back over the Chao Phraya, this time by bridge, we stop at the flower market which is at its busiest at this time of night. The market is a riot of colour and also a great place to snack on some of the local delights from the many street stalls.
Next stop is Wat Pho, another spectacularly lit temple. The highlight here are the four burial stupas of the first four kings of the Bangkok kingdom. The temple is peaceful and quiet, so different from coming during the day.
Return to the Grasshopper Shop
Riding on past the Grand Palace we find ourselves in Sanam Luang which comes to life in the evening with an impromptu market. There's lots of junk and trinkets for sale all laid out on simple mats - a true flee market. From here we finish back at our shop in the Khao San Road area which around this time is just starting to build up for another big night out for the backpackers who stop over here.
The tour usually takes 3-4 hours but this is variable by group. Dinner is not included in the tour but we do include some fun and tasty snacks when stopped at the flower market.
What's The Riding Like?
- 31 Dec 2013
- 01 Jan 2014
Starting Point of the Tour
57 Ratchadamnoen Rd
Note: street numbers are not overly useful in Thailand as people work more off landmarks and intersections. Best landmark close to us is the Democracy Monument which is about 200m east of our shop. Khao San Rd, which is very well known, is just around the corner to the west.
Can I do the tour if I can't ride a bike?
Sorry but no you can't do this tour if you can't ride a bike. While the riding is not difficult this is a bike tour so please make sure you know how to ride.
What happens if it rains?
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 7pm you can choose to cancel with full refund or change your tour to another day.
Is dinner included?
We don't include dinner on the tour but you will get to try a number of snacks at the flower market from the various food stalls. It is worth having a snack before the tour and if you are still hungry after the ride the famous Khao San Rd is just around the corner with a large range of food choices and bars.
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