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Colors of Ayutthaya Full-Day Bike Tour

Highlights
  • See small villages and rice paddies around Ayutthaya
  • Hear commentary about World Heritage-listed temples
  • Enjoy fresh air and a less-crowded tour experience
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Colors of Ayutthaya Full-Day Bike Tour
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Colors of Ayutthaya Full-Day Bike Tour
From US$58.19
Overview
Go off the beaten track for an authentic experience of Ayutthaya by bicycle. Take in local sights as you pedal from the city center to the Ayutthaya Historical Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide takes you into several of the historical temples and shares commentary about the history the former capital of Thailand. Your tour includes lunch at a Thai restaurant and bike rental.
What to Expect
Colors of Ayutthaya bicycle tour is a relaxed bicycle ride through the suburbs of Ayutthaya City and through the historical park and ruins of the old capital.
The excursion starts at 10am in the morning. After selecting the bicycle and a quick bike fitting we start the Ayutthaya bicycle tour from the meeting point and follow the road in northern direction through idyllic villages, along rice paddies, visit a local elementary school (if open) to interact with the children.
We continue the ride and pass Phaniat Royal Elephant Kraal. During Ayutthaya’s heyday this structure was used to entrap wild elephants herded down from the north. The elephant round-ups in the Elephant Kraal were traditionally presided over by Ayutthaya kings who would choose the best and strongest elephants that would be trained for war and labor.
The closer you get to the old capital the more ruins of temples you will get to see along the way. Around 12pm you will have a Thai lunch at a riverside restaurant.
After lunch we enter the old capital and visit Wat Mahathat, Wat Pra Sri Sanphet and explain about the history of Ayutthaya’s temples and kings.
We continue with a short ride over a local market where typical local delicacies are baked, fried, sold and consumed. Not far from the market we make a stop at the huge reclining Buddha, the biggest one in Ayutthaya, at Luang Phor Lokayasuttha.
You can take some pictures of this huge Buddha and then continue the ride to another remarkable and beautiful temple on the west riverbank of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Chai Wattanaram. This temple was constructed in 1630 by King Prasat Thong as a memorial of his mother’s residence in that area.
You will be riding along the west bank of the Chao Phraya river until you reach the pier, then cross the river before heading back to the city.
Reviews (13)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2018
Great way to explore Ayutthaya

We did a private bike tour, as we were traveling with our 7 year old son. To expore Ayutthaya by bike is great fun for the whole Family. Our guide Sao was excellent. She explained a lot about the history and temples of Ayutthaya. Thanks...More

1  Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Nice experience to learn more about Thai Culture.

We made a 35 km trip with Sao as our guide. For us this trip was a great opportunity to visit Ayutthaya (after Bangkok and before taking the night train to Chiang Mai). During the visit of a local school we arrived straight into a...More

Thank jer03n2018
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile
Highly Recommended! 10/5

I booked the day before while traveling by minivan from BKk to Ayutthaya. We were short in cash so being able to use paypal and book through internet was a big plus. I quickly got a response and great support by chat with Dave, who...More

Thank ccorream
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Fun exploration

Guide Sao was very well informed and shared great history about the City. She was very patient, switching and adjusting the bike until it was suitable. The tour was manageable for someone who hardly cycles and it was a very interesting way to explore the...More

Thank Chan Q
Dave N, Operations Manager at Recreational Ayutthaya Biking, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear Chan Q, Thank you for leaving a review about our tour on Tripadvisor, very much appreciated! Glad to read you had an amazing time and of course you are welcome to join one of our other bicycle excursions in Thailand! With warm regards, Dave...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018
It was an excellent way to see Ayutthaya.

We did the trip with our guide Sao. She was excellent ..got us fitted with bikes quickly and then we started the tour immediately. Our first stop was the Temple as the school had a holiday ...we then crossed the river and then started biking...More

Thank tanupriyac
Dave N, other at Recreational Ayutthaya Biking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Dear tanupriyac, Thank you for your review and happy to read you had an enjoyable day exploring Ayutthaya by bike. Of course we hope to welcome you again on one of our other bicycle adventures in Thailand! With warm regards, Dave RBB Team

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Irving Z
25 May 2018|
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Response from tanupriyac | Reviewed this property |
You can arrange for a taxi from your Hotel to take you there or they can arrange for a taxi for a charge. Hope this clarifies.
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