Explore historical Ayutthaya by bike. Arriving from Bangkok to Bang Pa-in, start cycling to Ayutthaya and pedal through the ancient city before returning to Bangkok in the late afternoon. This bike tour runs in Bangkok.
Escape the city for a fun and educational ride in the ancient capital of Siam. We explore the back-streets of Bang Pa-in riding past one of the royal palaces. After crossing the Chao Phraya River by ferry we cycle through the back lanes and riverside settlements up to historic Ayutthaya. Approaching from the south, the bike tour will swing around the bottom of the island, passing by several of the very early historical sites such as Wat Phutthai Sawan and St. Joesph’s Church. After visiting the breathtaking Wat Chai Watanaram, we'll stop for a riverside lunch. After lunch it's time to cross the river and explore the city's ancient monuments. A bike is one of the best way to see the sites at Wat Loke, Wat Phrasrisanphet, and Wat Mahathat. Finally we take a van back to Bangkok from Ayutthaya.
Pick up from your hotel within Bangkok centre area
We'll bring you to the trail station and depart with bicycles in tow. Travel time to Bang Pa-in will be 1.5 hours depending on traffic.
Cycle from Bang Pa-in Railway Station to Wat Chai Watanaram
Disembarking in Bang Pa-in we will ride from the historic railway station through the backstreets of the town past the royal palace. A large cargo ferry will take us across the scenic expanse of the Chao Phraya River from Bang Lane to Bang Paeng. Riding north towards the island of Ayutthaya, we will cycle through back lanes of the communities along the banks of the Chao Phraya River with our destination being Wat Phutthai Sawan built in 1353 AD by King Ramathibodi I where he first settled before establishing Ayutthaya as the capital city in 1350. Facing the Chao Phraya river and the ancient capital on the opposite bank, Saint Joesph’s Church was built by French missionaries in 1666. Wat Chai Watanaram is one of Ayutthaya’s most famous sights, a 16th century temple where the king performed religious ceremonies.
Sitting on the western edge of the city, we will enjoy a delicious lunch on the banks of the Chao Phraya with a scenic view of the Sri Suriyothai Park and the ruins of the royal palace.
Cycle to the Island of Ayutthaya
Crossing over to the island of Ayutthaya our cycling tour of the Ayutthaya Historical Park begins with our first stop at Wat Lokayasutharam's dreaming reclining Buddha.
The next stop is Wat Phrasrisanphet which was the prototype temple for the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
For the last stop we cycle to Wat Mahathat. This is the temple with the famous image of the head of the Lord Buddha cradled by a strangler fig. The temple has a large gallery hall with destroyed Buddha images.
Return to Bangkok
From start to finish this is an 11 hour trip. Lunch and snacks are included in the tour. Depending on the speed of the group more or less time will be spent at each place.
This is an easy ride on flat terrain. For most of the trip we will be riding on back lanes with just a few short distances on secondary roads. We will be riding with a support vehicle nearby, so you always have the option to ride in the van if you need to.
The tropical sun can be quite fierce, so we recommend you use some sun block or, if you prefer a natural option, sun sleeves for your arms and Buff headwear for your neck.
Men and Woman need to cover their shoulders to enter temples and mosques. Woman need to cover their knees as well, so If you like to wear shorts when riding, we recommend bringing a sarong to wear for entering a temple or mosque." itemprop="description">