1 day in total
Offered in English
What To Expect
Bang Krachao is a green oasis sitting in the middle of Bangkok's concrete jungle. Located on a giant oxbow in the Chao Phraya River, Bang Krachao is shaped like a giant green lung. This where it gets the nickname of Bangkok's Green Lung. Strict zoning and geography have protected its mangrove forests, coconut plantations and gardens from the urban sprawl of Bangkok making it into Bangkok's Hidden Oasis. There is nothing like looking through the tangles of tree branches to see the Bangkok Skyscrapers in the distance.
Starting from the Bearing Skytrain station you and your biking guide will pedal your way through back lanes and alleys to the ferry. Once you and your bicycle are across the Chao Phraya River in Bang Krachao the real biking pleasure begins.
Cycling at a leisurely pace ride quiet pathways where all you may meet are birds, a few squirrels and maybe a lizard or two. Along the way stop to visit a family at an old betel nut plantation for a snack and refreshing herbal drink while observing the ship and barge traffic on the Chao Phraya River. Back on the bike the next goal is to visit a mangrove conservation area where you can catch a glimpse what Bang Krachao was once like in its natural state. Pedaling on through a maze of tree lined biking paths, the next stop is a shrine for the Hindu God Ganesh, the god of beginnings and the remover of obstacles. The final stop on the Bang Krachao trail is the local temple and and the little market near the ferry landing.
Meet at the Bearing Skytrain Station
Behind the Bearing BTS 7 -11 store you will find the Grasshopper Adventures meeting point (use exit 5 from the BTS station if that is how you are arriving at the meeting point). After a quick bike fitting and a little briefing we are off cycling the back roads on the trail to Bang Krachao.
Ferry to Bangkrachao and Cycle along the River Banks
Take a local motorcycle ferry across the busy Chao Phraya River. Then cycle elevated bike paths through local villages and plantations
The Old Betel Nut Garden
Stop for some homemade refreshments in a family garden commanding grand views of the Chao Phraya River and take a moment of two to contemplate the ship and barge traffic on the river.
The Firefly Garden
Before man ever came to Bang Krachao the area was a large mangrove forest which would light up at night with the lights of fireflies. Today members of the local community have created a reserve where you can come to see the mangroves as they once were and where the fireflies can flourish. You won't see any fireflies during the day but feel welcome to come back at night.
The Ganesh Shrine
Meandering away from the mangroves through villages and local Buddhist temples, stop to visit a Shrine to Ganesh, the Hindu god of beginnings and the remover of obstacles. Followers of his cult in Thailand have a established a lovely shrine to Ganesh in Bangkrachao.
Wat Bang Namphueng Nok
Coming to the end of the Bang Krachao trail we stop for a moment to visit the historical temple of Wat Bang Nam Phueng Nok and take some refreshments before we cross back across the Chao Phraya River.
Return to the Meeting Point
Back across the river it is a short ride back to the Grasshopper meeting point.
This tour will take about 4 hours. But the time can vary by group. Snacks and drinks are included.
- Nice Ride.
- Experienced, English-speaking guide.
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