Andre Breuer

Andre Breuer

In 2003 I started exploring the area where I lived on my bike, which I had brought from the Netherlands. I was totally fascinated by the many narrow alleys which were not mentioned on any map, the kilometers of trails along canals, the homes of the locals where you almost ride through and the presence of a very green ‘jungle’ so close to the busy city.

Colors of Bangkok bicycle tour - morning
Cycling in Bangkok. Probably not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Bangkok. However, exploring Bangkok by bicycle is an exciting way to experience Thailand’s capital. We show you a part of Bangkok that you’ll never see from the skytrain, tuk-tuk or taxi!

*****IMPORTANT: Minimum age to join the tour is 12 years. We always handle families with children younger than 12 years as private tour only. Private tour rates are on request*****

Tour Information

Location
Duration
5 Hours
Departure
03:00
Price per Participant
0.00 ETH
Languages
Group size
2 - 20 people
Transportation
Bicycle
Boat
Includes
Bicycle & bicycle helmet English speaking guide 2 (longtail) boat rides Delicious Thai snack/meal Water or soft drinks during the excursion Insurance Free WiFi at our lounge A unique and unrivalled Bangkok cycling experience
Excludes
Tips/gratuities for the guide
Cancellation
Until 48 hours before start of the tour: full refund 48-24 hours before start of the tour: 50% cancellation fee Within 24 hours or no-show: no refund

About the creator
Andre Breuer

Andre Breuer
Cycling in Bangkok. Probably not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Bangkok. However, exploring Bangkok by bicycle is an exciting way to experience Thailand’s capital. We show you a part of Bangkok that you’ll never see from the skytrain, tuk-tuk or taxi! *****IMPORTANT: Minimum age to join the tour is 12 years. We always handle families with children younger than 12 years as private tour only. Private tour rates are on request*****

The Slum

Join us for an unforgettable bicycle adventure through a non-touristy part of Bangkok. 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 bicycle 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. We 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 excursion in the ‘City of Angels’ and make a stop at a sweatshop before we arrive at the pier.

The Jungle (The Green Lung)

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).


Buddhist Temple & Muay Thai school

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.


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