Looking to keep your cool? Hop on Grasshopper Adventures’ excellent Bangkok Night Bike Tour, which cycles you through bustling backstreets and market, past ancient temples in balmier evening temperatures. The trip includes a ferry across Chao Phraya River (particularly snappable at sunset) plus a visit to Wat Pho Temple with street-food pit stops enabling maximum refuelling opportunity along the way.
Eschewing the well-trodden tourist trails, 30-year-strong ABC Amazing Cyclist will take you to the city’s lesser-known areas, unexpected backstreets and hidden green lungs. Ideal for returning visitors looking for a new perspective of the city, particularly fun are the Thai tapas or rustic village in a city Bang Krachao options. Book a private jaunt for a more personal exploration.
Best known for their adventure biking, Spice Roads offer terrific out-of-Bangkok excursions. There are several off road and jungle options available but a firm fave is the Khao Yai Wine Trail, a leisurely ride that takes you across the verdant Asoke Valley, stopping off to sample the locally produced, New World wines, but natch.
Launched as part of the Pen Bangkok’s 20th birthday celebrations, the Backstreets by Bike is an all-day 20 km excursion that takes in the city’s markets, riverside and historic alleyways. You’ll visit the traditional Baan Bu bronze workshop along with the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, all by by two wheels. Ready, steady, go!
Grasshopper Adventures / 57 Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd / Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet / +66 87 929 5208 / 9am-6.30pm daily / www.grasshopperadventures.com
ABC Amazing Cyclist / 10/5-7 / Sukhumvit Road / Soi 26 / +66 2 665 6364 / tour times vary, available daily / abcbiking.com
Spice Roads / 45 (Sub Soi Pannee 14) / Soi Pridi Banomyong 26 / Sukhumvit Soi 71 / 9am-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-3am Sat / www.spiceroads.com
Backstreets by Bike by the Peninsula Bangkok / 333 Charoennakorn Road / Klongsan / +66 2 020 2888 / tours available daily / start time 9am / bangkok.peninsula.com/en/special-offers/Bangkok-Backstreet-By-Bike