Old Town Day Ride | 1 Day | BANGKOK, THAILAND

  • Take a tour through the City of Angels to Bangkok’s most famous sights and hidden gems.
  • A wonderful introduction to Thailand’s bustling capital where you’ll learn about local culture, history and Thai food on a variety of exciting stops.
  • You will visit the Grand Palace, the Golden Mount, Wat Pho, Chinatown, Chao Phraya River, Bangkok’s biggest Flower Market and more.
  • Included: English speaking guide, bicycle + helmet + local street food delicacies.


  • Save your place with a small deposit today.
  • Deposit 100% refundable.
  • Checkout secured by Stripe.

 What will you see on the Bangkok Day Ride?

Start: 7am. Finish: 4pm. Suitable for families with children.

  • We will meet at Bangkok Bed and Bike Hostel in Chinatown.
  • From here, we will cycle to the biggest flower market in Thailand ‘Pak Khlong Talad’ – where you can buy someone in the group a flower!
  • Next, we will visit the Bangkok City Pillar Shrine ‘Lak Meuang’ – a historical foundation pillar raised in 1782 by King Rama to declare Bangkok as the capital of Thailand.
  • We will then cross the road to Sanamluang where we’ll get the best view of the Grand Palace and park our bicycles here.
  • At the Grand Palace stop, we’ll make a merit to ‘The Emerald Buddha’ with a jasmine garland.
  • Here we’ll spend two hours exploring the Grand Palace and the amazing Thai architecture. Don’t miss the wall mural telling the story of Thailand’s history.
  • After visiting the Grand Palace, we’ll all meet up at Sanamluang where we parked the bikes.
  • Time for lunch! We’ll have lunch at Maharaj Pier overlooking the famous Chao Phraya River.
  • After lunch, we will head to The Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) and explore the grounds of this famous Temple as well as the 46 metre Buddha statue. Wat Pho, one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok and one that’s very famous as a centre for Thai massage. Wat Pho, one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok is also very famous as a centre for Thai massage. (You can see the ancient wall paintings explaining the ancient art of Thai massage.)
  • After Wat Pho, we will park our bikes at Tha Tien Pier and cross the river by boat to the west side of Bangkok (Thonburi) to visit the beautiful ‘Temple of the Dawn’ (Wat Arun).
  • We will continue riding along the small pathways along the West bank of the river… You will just love cycling along the riverside, through the local communities that live alongside the Chaopraya River – you won’t believe that you are still in Bangkok!
  • After that, we will head to ‘The Golden Mount’ (Wat Saket) which dates back to the Ayutthaya period (1350- 1767 AD).
  • On the other side of Ratchadamnoen road, we will also check out some the architectural gems of the Rattanakosin Era, for example, Loha Prasat, ‘The Metal Palace’, Wat Ratchanadda.
  • Here, we will also show you the location of the Rattanakosin Museum, where you can find our more about Thailand’s history and architecture. (You can book the ticket if you are interested to see the history and the contribution of each of the Thai Kings to our country during the Rattanakosin Era.)
  • We will ride on to take some photos at ‘The Giant Swing’ – a religious structure in Phra Nakorn that dates back to 1784. The swing was used for an annual ‘swinging ceremony’ known as ‘Triyampavai Tripavai’, that was banned in 1935 for safety reasons.
  • We now head back to Chinatown and taste another type of local Thai street food for dinner ‘Lad Nha’ (Fried noodle with pork) at the popular street food stall on Thanon Tanao Street.
  • After our last stop, we will head back to the hostel.
  • We end the day with pool games and cold beers in the hostel lobby. Sound like a good plan?

Want to ride during the evening when it’s cooler? Check out the Bangkok Night Ride!


Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 72 hours before the start of the activity. PLEASE NOTE: This policy refers to the payment made to South East Asia Backpacker at the time of booking. All subsequent payments to the operator of your chosen activity fall under their own refund policy
  • For cancellations made fewer than 72 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed upon, as long as it is more than 72 hours before the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link OR upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Why Book With Us?

Hi, I’m Nikki and I started South East Asia Backpacker in 2008 after my own first solo backpacking trip! My vision was to create a travel diary for everyone, a place for travellers to share their experiences from the road. After backpacking and writing about Southeast Asia for over 10 years, I saw the opportunity to provide backpackers with the kind of experiences that I’d treasured myself in the region! 

Today, there is so much choice, but there are a lot of poor-quality tours and companies that offer mediocre experiences with little care for the environment. I wanted to create a selection of the best tours and activities to help backpackers avoid scams and dodgy tour companies.

Today, I run this website with my partner, Dave, from Spain, where we live with our energetic two-year-old daughter, Evie. All of the bookable activities that you will find on this website have been vetted by a member of our team and we have a friendly relationship with the operator. There are real humans behind South East Asia Backpacker and we are passionate about sustainable travel and development in Southeast Asia.

We are committed to helping travellers at every stage of the journey and understand that plans can change which is why we offer a full discount on the deposit up to 48 hours before the start of your trip, no questions asked. We offer advice on flights, visas, itineraries, hostels, backpacks, packing and more!

If you have any questions about our business or any of the tours that we provide, feel free to contact me on Whatsapp.

Bike Ride Facts:

  • Duration: 7 am – 4 pm (9 hours).
  • Availability: May be cancelled on rainy days.
  • Start/Finish: Bangkok Bed And Bike Hostel, ChinaTown.
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 people. Maximum 8 people.
  • Distance covered: Approximately 19km.
  • Difficulty level: We ride at a slow pace with frequent stops. For safety reasons, the ride is not suitable for children under the age of 12 nor for someone with a chronic health condition.
  • Dress code: Comfortable casual wear. No short shorts or sleeveless shirts as we will visit temples on the ride. If you want to wear shorts, bring a sarong to cover up.
  • What to bring? Small backpack or waist bag. Your passport. Your camera.
  • What not to bring? Shoulder bag. Heavy belongings.

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