- Fun and friendly guide
- Free photos taken by your lovely guide (you can pick them up after the tour)
- Refreshing snacks and drinks
- Helmet and cycle bag to store small items
- All necessary insurance
- Poncho or sunscreen according to the weather.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
What’s the most fun way to explore a new city? Jumping on a bike, of course!
Come with us as we dive deep into the cultural treasure chest that is Bangkok. We’ll start in the vibrant Chinatown and slowly make our way across the Chao Praya River to the famous Thonburi District. On the way, we’ll see classic examples of Thai temples and traditional culture. If we have time, we might even visit a few of them. Your guide will tell you the history behind each place, and you’ll soon realize why Bangkok is such a fascinating city.
And don’t worry – you don’t need to be a Tour de France champion to enjoy our bike tour. It’s suitable for all ages, and we promise we’ll make plenty of refreshment stops. The route will be quite easy, and you’re guaranteed a 700+ calorie loss. Burning off all that delicious pad thai has never been more fun!
Explore Bangkok’s Chinatown
This awesome bike adventure starts in our headquarters. Here, you’ll meet the rest of your lovely tour group and, of course, your bike. It’ll be either a city or mountain bike, and we’ll make sure it’s got some decent tires on it. We’ll take care of all the practical things so all you need to worry about is having an amazing time!
We’ll bike through Bangkok’s rich Muslim community to reach the Old Customs House which is situated right on the river. Back in the day, this was the first stop for travelers arriving in Bangkok, so you can only imagine how many people have passed through those doors.
We’ll then get lost in the small alleys that make up the city’s vibrant Chinatown. It’s a very culturally diverse neighborhood, and your guide will make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun. There’s a maximum of 6 people per tour group, so you’ll have plenty of time to ask your guide about the things we see on the way.
Cross the river to the Thonburi District
When we’re ready to leave Chinatown, we’ll head towards the mother of all rivers, the mighty Chao Praya River. Enjoy the cool breeze down by the water as we pass the wonderful flower and vegetable markets. The colors and smells here are just fantastic, and you’ll definitely want to have your camera handy.
We’ll then catch a short ferry across the river to the historic Thonburi District. The first stop on this side of the city is one of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples, the Wat Arun. In Thai, this name means “Temple of Dawn”, and it is built in honor of the Hindu god Aruna. The architecture is so stunning that this is, in fact, one of the most famous temples in all of Thailand. It’s simply a sight you’ll never forget!
Next up is the amazing Princess Mother Memorial Park. This lovely place is full of beautiful flower gardens and interesting exhibitions about the royal family. The Thais love their king deeply, so this is a very important part of the local culture. Take a stroll and go exploring!
As the cherry on top, we’ll also pass by Wat Kalayanamitr and Wat Prayoon (this temple even has a turtle pond!).
Have a drink after the tour
After all this two-wheeled fun, we then head back to our headquarters. We love when our guests hang around after the tour, so we’ll bring out some free soft drinks or water. If you feel like something a little stronger, we also sell refreshing cold beers – it’s up to you!
A safe and fun bike tour
All you need to be able to go on our bike tour is a big smile and to be confident on a bicycle. Oh, and knowing how to ring a bike bell is handy, too – you’ll need it!
At Go Bangkok Tours, we take your safety very seriously. That’s why we provide you with all the necessary insurance before you go on our awesome bike tour. This includes personal accident insurance, accidental medical expenses insurance, and personal liability insurance.
Children can come on the tour for free as long as they are carried in a baby seat by an adult (the guide will not carry a child on his bike). Children should be min. 140 cm (4.6”) tall on average to get their own bike.
The Chinatown bike tour leaves from our headquarters close to the Taksin BTS (Sky Train) station.
Go Red - Bangkok Bike Culture Tour
|11:00AM - 12:00PM|
Monday, 29-04-2016 11:00 AM - 12:00PM
How many participants are there?
Minimum unit order: 1 persons.
Are bookings required?
Bookings are required due to a limited number of spaces available on the Go Red tour. 6 people per tour Max.
Does the Go Red Tour run all year long?
Yes, this tour runs all year round. Rain or Shine and based on availability. Please contact us should you not be sure.
Where should we meet for the tour?
All tours depart from our conveniently located HQ very close to the Taksin BTS (Sky Train) station.
Is the Go Red Tour difficult?
Since it is a half day tour there is less mileage riding this tour.
However due to some technicality along the way you should be confident on a bicycle.
Do we stop for lunch?
No. On the Go Red tour we do not stop for lunch on the morning tour or dinner in the afternoon tour. However there are plenty of stops for snacks and drinks. You can however order food at the HQ after the tour at one of the restaurants surrounding our HQ.
What happens if it rains during the tour?
We ride the Go Red tour rain or shine and the guide carries plenty of ponchos.
However in Bangkok it does normally not rain longer than 10-20 minutes during the rainy season.
We could stop during the rain or carry on with ponchos. The choice is yours to make.
Does the tour end at the HQ?
Yes all our tours start and end at the Go Bangkok Tours HQ.
Do we go inside the site that we visit?
Yes if possible we will enter the sites that we visit.
Please note that Wat Arun does charge a small amount to enter (50 baht) and will be paid by our Guide and charged to your bill at the end of the ride.
If you do not wish to enter the site we wont charge you.
Are we allowed to take pictures during the tour?
Of course you can shoot pictures or vdo’s during the tour.
Please be careful while cycling and taking pictures at the same time especially in the evening when dark. There are plenty of opportunities to take photos at the designated stops.
Please note that our guides carry camera’s and all group pictures taken will be shared with you after the tour.
Is there a space to keep bags and/or small luggage?
Yes we have lockable storage lockers available at the HQ in which you can store items you do not wish to take during your ride.
Please note that should you lose the key we will charge a small replacement key fee of 50,- Baht.
Can I bring my own bicycle n the Go Pink Tour?
You are welcome to bring your own bicycle and will receive a discount of 25% of the Total Tour Price.
Do you have kid bicycles and baby seats?
We do have a few kids bikes and baby seats available for the Go Red tour.
Please note that your kids will need to be comfortable cycling on this Half day bicycle tour, if you are not sure about your kids ability to cycle on the Bangkok roads please come in before the tour start and simply try out our bikes available for a free trial.
Do you offer tandem Bicycle?
No. We do not provide tandems on our tours for the simple reason that they would not be able to make turns along some of the small and narrow alleyways.
Are safety helmets and safety lights provided during the tour?
Bicycle helmets, safety vests and safety lights are provided however you are not compelled by law to wear helmets in Thailand.
For your own personal safety we do encourage you to wear a helmet on tour.
The tour is only confirmed once you receive and email confirmation from the merchant. In case of non availability, the customer will receive a 100% refund.
We unfortunately do not refund payments collected on the day before the start of the tour. Once the tour has started, and you participated, the tour is final.
The Bicycle rentals, Guidepad™ & tours will be held according to the Tour description and FAQ.
Go Bangkok Tours provides clients with Guidepads™, bicycles, helmets, locks, baskets and/or pouches that will be delivered in perfect working condition. We expect these items to be returned in the same condition upon completion of your tour.
If you hired a guide you will be accompanied by an English/ Thai speaking licensed tour guide.
In the event that a bike tour was booked with a hired guide and the minimum participants does not reach 2 participants, the service as defined could continue but you will be responsible to pay the guide his or her guide fees as outlined in the tour descriptions and FAQ.
The tours/ rentals/ guidepad™ will not take place in the case of a natural disaster. Go Bangkok Tours deserves the right to cancel all tours booked for that period.
In the case of the cancellation of any of a booked adventure by Go Bangkok Tours, for reasons other than those mentioned in the paragraphs above, Go Bangkok Tours will inform all customers by email and or phone call within 24hrs of the start of the tour.
Those booked in for the day of the any tour/ rental/ Guidepad™ are entirely responsible for their own actions and that any claim for damages to Go Bangkok Tours are waived.
All participants are able to ride a bike safely and within the limits of the law and are in good health.
Anybody that rents bicycle(s) from Go Bangkok Tours must provide a copy of a valid Passport and must have a valid Visa for the duration of the bike rental. Failure to do so will void any agreement made.
Go Bangkok Tours waives all claims for damages made against them, and accepts no liability for any damage to the participant, third parties and equipment caused during Guidepad™, bike tours or rentals usage.
Go Bangkok Tours does not take any responsibility for loss of baggage, valuables or other items during the trip or to items left at the HQ.
Guests will be held responsible for any damage to the equipment provided to them by Go Bangkok Tours with the exception of mechanical failure should those not be the fault of the Guests.
Guests are liable for all damages that the may incur due to the failure to comply with the above mentioned obligations.
All our Services are provided electronically. Members can set up an account after agreeing to Member terms and make a purchase to receive receipt and delivery of an electronic voucher for the purchase of their Services. You can also make a purchase as a guest user from our website but you will be bound by same members terms and conditions.
We handle returns and processes refunds in accordance with the Australian Consumer Protection legislation.
We provide a refund in the following manner:
1. Refund policies varies from tour operator to tour operator and we will adhere to the policies defined by them - please read individual tour operator refund policy to claim refunds.
2. 100% refund if the activity or service is cancelled for any reason by the Advertiser, including due to weather, equipment failure or otherwise.
In the event you are unable to attend and are required to cancel for health or medical reasons, please contact us immediately with evidence and we will attempt to arrange a suitable compensation. All refunds for any reason, including medical, other than as listed above are in our sole discretion.
Any change to date of your booking of the Service is dependant on the availability and individual Advertiser terms.
There are NO REFUNDS on any lost, expired vouchers or in the event you do not attend, miss or are late for the activity or services.