Just like in New York, Biking in Bangkok seems impossible to do. The city center is so crowded that you can hardly move – by taxi, by tuk-tuk, by bicycle, or even on foot. The only reason we joined a bicycle tour in Bangkok was our curiosity to see the magic happen. And magic it was!
Surfing the Internet for “bicycle tours Thailand” gave us many results. The one that caught our eyes was the website of Spice Roads – a bicycle touring company specializing not just in Biking in Bangkok, but also in bicycle riding all over the Far East (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, Japan, Bhutan, India and more).
As we did not have more than one day, the best trip for us was the “Bangkok Jungle” half-day trip.
It was not a typical “mountain biking in Thailand” experience, but it was not an urban biking experience either.
Picture Worth a Thousand Words
They say that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” so I will just show some of the many pictures we took on our trip to Bangkok.
Besides being extremely enjoyable, this trip made us crave more, “real” mountain biking in Thailand.
Not so long after this trip, we were on our way to our next bicycle tour in Thailand – this time to the northern part of the country – Chiang Mai.
Did you know...?
Did you know that secondary roads in Thailand are easily recognizable because they all have three-digit numbers?
The traffic conditions on Thailand's major roads can often be hellish during peak hours with cars, bikes, motorcycles, and tuk-tuks vying for space, so being able to identify these less-crowded secondary roads will save you a lot of time and frustration.
Biking in Bangkok With SpiceRoads
This tour was organized by Spice Roads, my favorite bicycle tour operator in Thailand and many other countries in the Far East. If you want to explore Bangkok's backyard by yourself, there are also some other relevant bicycle tour operators. You are invited to visit their websites, and look for Bangkok Jungle.
Books About Bangkok
More information about Bangkok can be found in several informative books. Take a look at these selected books: