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Experience Real Bangkok by Bike provided by Co Van Kessel Bangkok Tours

Experience Real Bangkok by Bike

Experience Real Bangkok by Bike
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Tour snapshot
See more of Bangkok on a bike tour of the city's backstreets
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Exploring Bangkok by car or coach means you miss out on the winding alleys and hidden squares that imbue the city with charm. Discover Bangkok’s backstreets on a bike tour for a great introduction to Thailand’s capital. Pedal past the shops and markets of Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat), stopping to sample food and browse market stalls without the hassle of finding a parking space. Plus, choose from a morning or afternoon departure time to suit your schedule.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore winding alleys and hidden markets inaccessible by coach or car
  • Stray from the beaten path in order to avoid large crowds 
  • Stop to sample food and browse shops without worrying about parking 
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon start time
What to expect
Begin your cycling tour in the heart of Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat), where you’ll greet your guide and board your bike. Pedal through winding alleys replete with shops and stalls selling Thai produce, and stop to pick up artisan souvenirs such as Buddhist amulets and recycled truck engines.  See locals worshiping at hidden temples and with luck, witness ritual paper burning before you cross the Chao Phraya River (Mae Nam Chao Phraya) on a ferry. Conclude your tour by pedaling through the tranquil residential  streets of Thonburi, formerly the capital of Thailand. Your guide is happy to provide further recommendations for your vacation. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore winding alleys and hidden markets inaccessible by coach or car
  • Stray from the beaten path in order to avoid large crowds 
  • Stop to sample food and browse shops without worrying about parking 
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon start time
What to expect
Begin your cycling tour in the heart of Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat), where you’ll greet your guide and board your bike. Pedal through winding alleys replete with shops and stalls selling Thai produce, and stop to pick up artisan souvenirs such as Buddhist amulets and recycled truck engines.  See locals worshiping at hidden temples and with luck, witness ritual paper burning before you cross the Chao Phraya River (Mae Nam Chao Phraya) on a ferry. Conclude your tour by pedaling through the tranquil residential  streets of Thonburi, formerly the capital of Thailand. Your guide is happy to provide further recommendations for your vacation. 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9423P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet (if desired)
  • Ferry river crossing
  • Local guide
  • Refreshing drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Co van Kessel Bangkok - Bike and Boat tours, Soi Charoen Krung 24, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand Co van Kessel Bangkok tours operate all of our tours from our office at River City Bangkok. We are located on the ground floor (outside mall entrance) to the right of the main mall entrance, past the Subway Sandwich shop, and next to the exit ramp of the parking garage.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant/child seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Leisurely bike-ride where we go off the beaten path and cycle mainly in Bangkok's back-alleys, away from traffic.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet (if desired)
  • Ferry river crossing
  • Local guide
  • Refreshing drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Co van Kessel Bangkok - Bike and Boat tours, Soi Charoen Krung 24, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand Co van Kessel Bangkok tours operate all of our tours from our office at River City Bangkok. We are located on the ground floor (outside mall entrance) to the right of the main mall entrance, past the Subway Sandwich shop, and next to the exit ramp of the parking garage.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant/child seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Leisurely bike-ride where we go off the beaten path and cycle mainly in Bangkok's back-alleys, away from traffic.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Co van Kessel Bangkok - Bike and Boat tours
    Soi Charoen Krung 24, Khwaeng Talat Noi, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
    Co van Kessel Bangkok tours operate all of our tours from our office at River City Bangkok. We are located on the ground floor (outside mall entrance) to the right of the main mall entrance, past the Subway Sandwich shop, and next to the exit ramp of the parking garage.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Chinatown - Bangkok
    Chao Phraya River
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
1,891 reviews
Excellent
1,643
Very good
185
Average
42
Poor
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Terrible
5

Dylan T
4 contributions
Me and my girlfriend both did this tour on our last day in Bangkok and it ended up being the highlight of the stay.

Both the local tour guides, Ling Ling & Shy (sorry about spelling) were super friendly and the bikes were comfy and easy enough to use, even in some of the narrow streets and markets that the tour takes you down.

We both loved it and would highly recommend to anyone wanting to see the older, less built up side of Bangkok in a unique and inexpensive way.
Written March 24, 2022
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Dear Dylan, Thank you so much for your lovely words. Happy to read you had an amazing bike tour with us in Bangkok. I will pass on the feedback to Ling Ling and Chai! Hoping to welcome you back in either Chiang Mai or Bangkok on your next trip.
Written March 30, 2022
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Walter M
Hua Hin, Thailand20 contributions
Dec 2020
The winding bike paths and the views of the river were amazing. But so were all the people we rode past in the very old parts of the River city area. Sandra was an outstanding guide always attentive to our needs and more so our safety with we had to briefly enter traffic. She gave us just enough information to enlighten us without boring us. The bikes were clean and maintained and a pleasure to ride for three+ hours. I will repeat this tour and encourage all my expat friends to book it.
Written December 29, 2020
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Zoe0304
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Really enjoyed the bike tour, it was a great way to explore the city! We got to bike along the water and through China Town and it’s markets, and saw little alleyways and streets you would normally never see as a tourist. Great staff as well. Would highly recommend doing a bike tour whether it’s your first time in the city or you’ve been a few times already!
Written March 1, 2020
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Ben R
4 contributions
Dec 2019
The ride through the back alleys and markets in "less visited" areas of Bangkok was fun, but if you are looking for an educational tour with experienced guides, this may not be for you. The tour primarily consisted of following the guide in a line of bikes. While we stopped a couple times, there was not much information given about the places where we stopped. If you just want a nice ride through narrow alleyways and places you would not normally ride a bike through, you may enjoy this, but if you are looking for more history, cultural context, or information in general, you may want to pick a different tour.
Written January 2, 2020
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Willem16
Koudum, The Netherlands7 contributions
We did the Bangkok and the Chiang Mai tour. A 3 hour trip on the bicycle. In Bangkok we were guided by New York and Bob. They showed us the city on a great way and we saw things we would never see without them. In Chiang Mai we were guided by amazing Prem. Se showed us the city and let us meet a great thai women who let us taste some of the thai local food we would never eat without Prem. Both tours are a big Recommendation for a citytrip, and will show you the real city and her people.
Written January 13, 2022
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Audrey-CVK
Hi WIllem, Thank you so much for your great words. Very happy to read you had an amazing experience on the bicycle in both Bangkok and Chiang Mai aswell. Will pass on the feedback to Bobby, New York and Prem!
Written January 13, 2022
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MatheRalf
Zurich, Switzerland14 contributions
I recommend this bicycle tour for everyone, who wants to see the a lot of typical thai things in a short amount of time. In 3 hours you get to see the streets of Chinatown, walk through a flower market, visit a Buddhist temple and take the ferry back to the starting point. Thank you Sandra and Shai for your hospitality and care! It was a real pleasure!
Written December 22, 2021
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Audrey-CVK
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Very happy to read you enjoyed our Bangkok bike tour with Sandra and Shai. Will pass on the feebackk to both of them :).
Written December 24, 2021
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Werner
Antwerp, Belgium79 contributions
Jan 2020
Really enjoyed Co Van Kessel's "light" bike tour (3h) and would certainly recommend everyone who is a "skilled" bike rider to discover Bangkok is this pretty unique way. The guides speak English very well and hold traffic for you where needed... All is very well organised with complimentary refreshments and little snacks on the way. One little word ff criticism is the conditions of the bikes... There is room for improvement but all in all 950THB well spent!
Written January 16, 2020
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dalidrama
4 contributions
Feb 2020
This was exactly the kind of tour that I wanted - something that wasn't a show of tourist spots but rather an exploration of bangkok. We made a couple guided stops, otherwise a lot of this was taking back alleys/roads around the city, which was fantastic. Guides were very nice and helpful - really the only comment I have is that I wanted to see more (which they have longer/alternate tours!). Highly recommended!
Written March 1, 2020
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Mark P
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Our guides Pie and Art were great, friendly and knowledgeable. We did the 8am three hour tour and with hindsight, think that was probably a good decision as it was not so hot and the streets, alleys and, market places were not so busy. We've been to Bangkok many times, but certainly got to see parts of the city that we would never find on our own. The bike ride is definitely worth three hours of your time.
Written February 22, 2020
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myf0712
London, UK4 contributions
Jan 2020
A great bike tour around Bangkok. I was a little worried before it started that the tour would stop and start too much, but there was a good amount of riding throughout the city without stopping, going through backstreets and off the beaten track roads which made the tour really interesting. Eve and Ellie were fantastic, couldn't fault them. Would definitely recommend!
Written January 5, 2020
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mikellas2022
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Amazing tour!
Was an amazing tour! You really get to see the 'hidden' side of Bangkok, and our guide was incredibly knowledgeable
759takano
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Great Chiang Mai experience
Prem has shown us the real chiang mai with lots of information and funny insights. It was a great tour away from th
rom_eh864
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Must do in Chang Mai
We had the best day discovering Chiang Mai on bike with Prem. Prem is very enthusiastic and showed us all the best
shagen1234
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MUST DO in Chiang Mai!!!
Wednesday 23rd of March I did a 3 hour tour with my friends at the Co van Kessel tours in Chiang Mai. Our guide was
Isabelvanw
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Amazing tour
I rode the bike tour in Chiang Mai Today and it was amazing. Prem, our guide, was really lovely, enthousiastic and
KriMa28
KriMa28
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AMAZING!
Due to covid there weren't many tourists when we were traveling to Bangkok, so when we booked our tour we were all
SacredThaiMassage
SacredThaiMassage
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One of My Favorite Days ......... Ever.
A wonderful Bicycle tour of Chiang Mai today. Experiencing Thai culture close up and in depth ......... Seeing how
TravellingTazzy85
TravellingTazzy85
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Very nice sightseeing bike tour of Chiang Mai city with kids! Highly recommended!
In 2007 I had a very nice experience biking through the small streets of Bangkok with Co van Kessel. So when I saw
eve010101
eve010101
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Great Tour
Great Tour through the city! Food and wather is included. We were only two passenger. Even with a mask it was a gre
karlosdajb
karlosdajb
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awesome everything
I loved every bit of it! So many awesome things; I got to see an interesting slice of life in which I was unfamilia
Abadiixx
Abadiixx
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رائع
حبيت الجولة ... تغيير جو بالصباح I wished if the bicycling was longer than stopped mark haha I enjoyed everything
ElsG118
ElsG118
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Biketour by night
We did the 3hour tour by night and were guided bij Sandra & Pataye. Very Lovely and helpful guides! We went too spe
AnneDickie
AnneDickie
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Rocket Boat Tour was fantastic
We were a little nervous about cycling, so decided to take the 1:30pm Rocket Boat tour which took us northwards alo
Alan278
Alan278
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9 hour bike tour
loved the day seeing the bangkok water ways.... cycled around china town, then got a train out into the countryside
magicedars
magicedars
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Great afternoon around the klongs!
We did the 2 hour longtail boat trip with Co Van Kessel and it was wonderful! Our English speaking guide Pam was v
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