Bangkok Night Bike - Day Ride tour in Thailand - Bangkok

Bangkok Night Bike


US$38

half days

Maximum 10
Day Ride tour in Thailand - Bangkok
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!

Tour Features

TEMPLES
Visit two of Bangkok's most famous temples - Wat Arun and Wat Pho - after dark when they are beautifully lit up and free of the day time crowds.
FLOWERS
The energy and colour of the Flower Market are one of the true surprises of the tour.
YOUR RIDE
Top quality Merida mountain bikes with lights, a helmet, and a water bottle are provided.
ONE TO TEN
This tour is guaranteed for any booking of one person. And we limit the group size to only 10 travellers so that you get all the attention you want in an intimate group.
YOUR GUIDE
An entertaining and informative local English speaking guide will look after you and show you the way.
EAT EAT EAT
Try out amazing Thai snacks at the Flower Market. Safe drinking water is also provided throughout the tour.
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

Itinerary
Gather at the Grasshopper Shop
Meet at the Grasshopper Adventures Shop near Khao San Rd at 5:30pm. The tour will depart at 6pm sharp. 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.

Wat Pho
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?

DIFFICULTY
DISTANCE
13km
ON THE ROAD
Riding after dark in Bangkok is an adventure. Much of the riding is on narrow lane ways and quiet back streets. Of course there are main roads that we have to cross but this is done together in a organised manner (and Bangkok drivers are very polite!).

Bookings

HOW?
Bookings can be made by clicking the 'Click Here to Make a Booking' link in the side panel near the top of the page.
DEPOSIT
We request a $16 deposit payment when you book. This deposit will ensure that your place on the tour is reserved. 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.

Starting Point of the Tour

ADDRESS
Grasshopper Adventures Shop
57 Ratchadamnoen Rd
Phranakorn

Note: street numbers are not overly useful in Thailand as people work more off landmarks and intersections. The best landmark close to us is Kok Wua Intersection which is about 200m west of our shop. This is also the intersection close to Khao San Rd, which is very well known.
TAXI
It is worth printing the map below to show a taxi driver if you choose to come by taxi. Bear in mind that you will be travelling during peak hour so if travelling from the downtown area you should allow at least one hour to get here.
CANAL BOAT
The most efficient way from downtown to our area is on the Klong Saen Sap Boat. Take the Skytrain to Ratchatewi Station, go out of exit 1, then walk toward Siam Square/MBK along right hand side of road. As you go over a bridge you will see the canal (klong) beneath you. Go over the bridge and turn right down the steps and walk to the water. This boat stop is called Hua Chang. Take the boat heading to Phan Fa Lilat (just ask for Kao San road) which is the last stop. From there, again ask for Kao San Road. You can walk in 10 minutes or take a tuk tuk. We are 200 meters from the McDonalds at Democracy Monument. The boat service closes at 7pm so it cannot be used to get back to your hotel after the tour.
Read more about the Canal Boat Service
RIVER BOAT
It is possible to get reasonably close to us on the Chao Phraya Express Boat getting off at Pier N13 Phra Athit which is a 15 minute walk or short tuk tuk ride from Phra Athit Pier. The ferry takes about 1 hour from Central Pier at Sapan Taksin. The boat service closes at 7pm so it cannot be used to get back to your hotel after the tour.
Read more about the River Boat Service


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FAQs
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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