For reservations, please call The Peninsula Bangkok at +66 2020 2888 or e-mail conciergePBK@peninsula.com
What you’ll experience:
• Only have one spare day? This ‘all-inclusive’ 20km cycle ride packs in secret sites, authentic Thai food and revitalising exercise
• Learn how Bangkok’s grand river has influenced the development of a modern mega city
• Bike past street markets, historic Chinese shrines and temple grounds
• Visit the Baan Bu bronze bowl workshop
• Share rare glimpses of everyday life in small riverside districts and learn about the European influences on modern Bangkok
Why it’s unmissable:
• Cycle around maze-like neighbourhoods where most visitors never venture
• Spot something you like or are curious about? You are in control; stop to take a photo or ask to learn more
• Breathe in the aromas of incense, meat grilling on open braziers and fresh papaya en route
• Enjoy the benefits of eco-friendly cycling and get closer to daily life as you ride by
• Experience an active way to combine Bangkok’s top sites and untapped hotspots
Who should go?
• Adventurous spirits excited to cycle through eclectic areas of Bangkok
• Guests with limited time who are wishing to explore the very best of the city in a day
• Confident cyclists inspired by the challenges of navigating narrow alleyways
This fun, guided cycling adventure charts Bangkok’s labyrinth of small streets and hidden pathways to unlock access to charming riverside communities and rare landmarks. Cycle upriver to witness the city’s European heritage and explore old markets to Rattanakosin Island, skirting Chinatown, the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.
After crossing the river by ferry, journey downriver through the back alleys of Thonburi, which was the capital of Siam prior to Bangkok. Captivating historic areas here include Kudee Chin, with its neo-classical Santa Cruz Church boasting a domed bell tower and exquisite stained-glass windows, plus a Portuguese pastry called Kudee Chin Cake. Feel inspired by the classic Chinese architecture of Kian Un Keng Shrine, built during the King Taksin dynasty (1767-1782).
The journey is completed at Lhong 1919, where a long-tail boat is waiting to ship you back to the hotel. Before leaving, take a tour around this characterful cluster of warehouses and a Chinese shrine dating from the era of King Rama IV (1851-1868). Reimagined as a co-working space with hip eateries and galleries showcasing young artists, Lhong 1919 perfectly illustrates the Bangkok riverside’s transition from past to present.
• Available daily
• 9am start time
• The day-long cycle journey takes 6-8 hours
• Cyclists must be 12 years old or above
• Maximum group size is six people
• An authentic local lunch, plus snacks and drinks are included
• Intermediate cycling experience is recommended for biking along roads, lanes and footpaths