Cycling in Bangkok

Cycling in Bangkok is an adventure one must experience when in the city. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is not just made of skyscrapers and concrete. The city is a hub for activities that let you discover the city better. For those seeking even more immersive experiences, considering Thailand travel packages that include cycling tours can provide a comprehensive exploration of Bangkok and its surroundings. Thanks to the cycling tours in Bangkok, you can tour the city at bare minimum expense while seeing closely the life and culture of this place.

A large number of urban areas in the city have designated cycle tracks, which can be taken to explore the city better. Experiencing Bangkok becomes much easier from a cycle rather than from a cab or tuk-tuk. Cycling in Bangkok can help you discover places like ancient temples in the city, country villages, fruit orchards, local food stalls that serve excellent Thai cuisine etc.

Just outside the city, the Thai way of life is simple and you can see stretches of rice fields, farmers doing their chores, local markets, cottage industries and such. The countryside is best discovered on a cycle in these areas, away from the hustle bustle of city life. Cycling in Bangkok and around it is a pleasant experience if you can spend the entire day on it and not be bothered about the exertion.

Safety is paramount when you are cycling in a place like Bangkok. Make sure that you always wear your helmet and it’s in a good condition, and the cycle you ride isn’t locally made and in a bad condition. Before you begin, buy a detailed map of Bangkok to keep with you as you head out. If you face any trouble during your tour, you can expect great help from the Bangkok police as they really like the idea of cyclists in town, as they feel using a cycle reduces air pollution, causes less traffic on the roads, and is responsible for less noise.

If you are unsure of heading out by yourself in Bangkok on a cycle, you can go for a guided tour of the city at night or during the day. Such tours let you explore Bangkok without the fear of getting lost. You can see night markets of Bangkok, secret narrow lanes etc during your trip.

It’s much comfortable to cycle at night because it’s cool and the traffic is relatively less. Therefore you will be exposed to less pollution at night. Bangkok, being located along the sea, has a flat terrain which allows you to cycle along the paths without much effort. The coastal port has a favourable climate during the day too, so it’s tolerable to cycle during the day, although nights are a better option. Wear light coloured clothes during your cycling tours to absorb less heat.

There are also hidden bike routes in the city and endless streets with residential neighbourhoods that are beautiful to cycle through. The key to going cycling in Bangkok is to avoid the prominent roads and take the bylanes instead. You can experience the joy of riding through the heart of Thailand by going through these hidden paths and discovering the best of Bangkok at a slow pace.

Here are some cycling routes in Bangkok for you:

- Bang Kachao

- Benjakiti Park

- Lumpini Park

- Ayutthaya

- Rot Fai Park

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