About Bangkok

Sightseeing in Bangkok provides endless options. Bangkok, the cultural and commercial centre of Thailand, is steeped in tradition and yet has a modern influence. In this bustling metropolis, soaring skyscrapers and ultra modern shopping malls can be found next to colourful temples and mesmerising royal palaces. Thai and Chinese cultures are intertwined in the culture and the architecture.

There is plenty to see and do in this modern city, so don't be put off by its size or the traffic.

Explore the city, sample the local foods, shop for fine silk, silverware and local handicrafts or pamper yourself with sumptuous spa treatments. And then there is the vibrant night life.

There are also many fascinating places within a few hours of Bangkok that can be visited in a day. These include the historic city of Ayutthaya, the province of Kanchanaburi and the famous “Bridge over the River Kwai, and the famous floating markets.

One could easily spend a week in and around Bangkok and you would have something new to see and do everyday.

There are many ways to go sightseeing in Bangkok. See the city from a long-tailed boat on the Chao Phraya River or dine alfresco on the 60th floor of a five-star hotel and admire the panorama from above.

However, of course we think the best option is to see Bangkok on a bicycle tour

Biking Grade Guide
1 chilli = Easy Easy

Suitable for anyone who can ride a bike and can manage a bit of exercise. There might be the odd climb and descent, but on the whole - easy! Distances of between 25-40 kms/15-25 miles per day.

2 chillis = Moderate Moderate

For the leisure cyclist who exercises regularly and perhaps goes for a weekend cycle trips on roads or trails at home. Fitness is more important than technical ability for tours of this level, as the road surfaces will be smooth and the hills gentle. Distances of between 40-60 kms/ 25-37 miles per day.

3 chillis = Active Active

Suitable for reasonably fit people who are confident riding distances. Longer cycling days mainly on tarmac, with potentially jeep trails, broken tarmac but no real off road. There may be some hills and descents but not too many. Distances of between 50-80 kms/ 30-50 miles per day.

4 chillis = Challenging Challenging

Long cycling days and tougher terrain requiring specific experience of more demanding and technical cycling. Vehicle support may sometimes be more limited; the routes can contain rough tracks, so some off-road riding skills are an advantage. You should be confident of your physical condition and bike handling skills. In some cases the distances may be low but due to heat or altitude, the riding is still a challenge.

5 chillis = Tough Tough

Serious expeditions designed for serious bikers, which are either unsupported or very long hard tours. Riders should be happy to undertake long tough rides up and down steep mountains or following very technical trails in testing conditions. A high level of fitness required, as well as proven mountain biking or road riding skills.