Biking through Bangkok with Co van Kessel
About 30 years ago, a Dutchman started cycling tours in Bangkok, showing tourists the best spots in the city. Nowadays, their company, called Co van Kessel, has grown into a professional tour company with trained and almost friend-like guides. (Book your tour online)
Co van Kessel goes by bike and boat
The 5-hours morning tour is the most popular and almost daily fully booked. Get out early, enjoy the fresh morning breeze of Bangkok city, and head to their office near Chinatown.
The guides introduce themselves and you directly get into their positive vibes. Some final instructions are told like always greet the local people and you are ready to hop on the bike!
Now luckily for us, it is not a 5-hour straight cycling tour. The tour starts in Chinatown. Biking through the small streets, along with many small shops, food stands and one of the huge markets.
The bikes will go on a long tail boat to explore the canals of Bangkok. You will experience the beautiful warm-hearted people of Bangkok. Just 2-hours cycling away from the city, you will be cycling through the calming area with lush green palm plantations. On your way back a great lunch is served at one of the local families.
Co van Kessel offers many tours, not only biking tours. But a cool breeze morning cycling is highly recommended by us. Drinks, snacks, and lunch during the tour are all included.
The tour is highly recommended and included in our favorites things to do in Bangkok guide. The 5-hour tour is 1650 THB which is about 50 USD and worth every dollar.
Where to Stay in Bangkok
There are plenty of options for all budgets in Bangkok, whether it’s backpacker hostels, guesthouses, or five-star hotels. We recommend the Sukhumvit area, which has great connections for exploring the city.