Crossing the river is like taking a journey back in time. You will find a peaceful place with lush vegetation, a maze of waterways, small villages, temples and real tropical jungle. If it wasn't for Bangkok's skyline, you would never believe you were so close to the city. And there is no traffic!
What do we see: We ride through the local communities passing villages, schools and temples (there are over thirty temples in this area) and a delightful floating market (open on weekends only). We will also take you to visit an incense workshop where we have refreshments and see how this local cottage industry operates. And visit a fascinating temple, built in the Ayuthaya period, that is more than 250 years old and has a unique roof made of teak wood.
We ride about 25 kilometers in total. The ride starts on Sukhumvit Road and there is a short section in the city before we cross the river. We then ride along very minor roads, pathways, through alleys, temples, gardens and tropical jungle. There are no hills. Some of the canal paths are elevated and quite narrow and we advise caution on these sections but otherwise it is a nice easy ride.
- Option 1: Start and end point at "Ninety-Four" coffee shop near Rama 4 Tesco/Lotus.
- Option 2: Start at "Ninety-Four" coffee shop near Rama 4 Tesco/Lotus and return by long tail boat to Sathorn pier or riverside hotel.
- Option 3: Pick up from and drop off at riverside hotel or Sathorn pier.
- Option 4: Pick up from and drop off at Bangkok hotels by minivan.
(Participating riverside hotels - Hilton, Pennisula, Royal Orchid Sheraton, Oriental, Shangri-La, Marriott Riverside).
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