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6 Hours
Availability : 09:00
Ayutthaya Boat and Travel Office, Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya Boat and Travel Office, Ayutthaya
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 15

Back Roads to the Summer Palace


28 kms of easy cycling to explore local villages around Ayutthaya, visit the former Summer Palace at Bang Pa-In and then take a long-tail boat ride on the river.

An alternative approach to Bang Pa-in, the Summer Palace of Thai kings over the centuries.

We will travel by bicycle from Ayutthaya on quiet village roads alongside the historic Chao Phraya River, witnessing the cultural diversity of this region as we stop in local villages along the way to learn about the lives and day-to-day activities of the Thai people.


Cycle TourScenic Ayutthaya

We start our journey at 09.00 in Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a visit to the Ayutthaya Historical Study Centre for an overview of the relationship between Ayutthaya and Europeans over the centuries.

Afterwards set off to cycle to Bang Pa-in Summer Palace stopping enroute to visit Wat Chaiwattanaram and Ayutthaya’s Portuguese Settlement and experience an up-close meeting with the local people around Ayutthaya as we visit their villages and join in their day-to-day activities.

Guided TourBang Pa-In Summer Palace

Before reaching Bang Pa-In and the Summer Palace, we will enjoy a simple but delicious Thai lunch, and then take a guided tour around the Summer Palace and explore the many spectacular royal mansions set in picturesque landscaped gardens.

After the tour we will board a long-tail boat for the journey back to Ayutthaya, while you enjoy the fascinating sights of life along the banks of the Chao Phraya River.


Departure & Return Location

Ayutthaya Boat and Travel Office (Google Map)

Departure Times

Morning: 09:00 am


Adults (12+) : 3,300 THB
Not suitable for young children

Not including 7% VAT


28km Scenic Cycling Tour
Guided tour of the Summer Palace
English Speaking Guide
Traditional Thai lunch
River Cruise back to the City


  • Welcome Drink
  • Cold Towel
  • Traditional Thai Lunch

Price Includes

  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • High Quality Mountain Bike
  • Helmet, drinking water, and snack
  • Travel Insurance
  • All tours and services as described in the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Hotel Pick Up (Available On Request)
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Guide Tipping

How can I make a payment?

We accept credit card and PayPal payments on the ABT Journey’s website. Both payment methods use PayPal’s payment gateway to ensure a safe and secure transaction process. Travellers wishing to pay with credit card can do so via the PayPal payment gateway WITHOUT the need to set up a PayPal account.

What should we bring with us?

Be comfortable! Be sure to wear clothes that are suitable for the activity you are participating in. If you are cycling, wear comfortable shoes, long sleeve top, and a pair of shorts or trousers. If you are visiting temples, please be respectful of the local culture and wear suitable clothing, such as long sleeves and long trousers or skirts. In case you prefer to wear short, simply bring a Sarong, which always fits in a your bag.

How can I get to your office?

For direction on how to get to our offices in Downtown Ayutthaya, and information on transfers from/to Bangkok please visit our “How to get here?” page.

I'm a solo traveler, is there a single supplement?

Solo travellers should enquire directly with ABT Journey’s was to whether the tour will be available to you on your desired day of travel. If your desired tour is already scheduled for you preferred day of departure, then it may be possible for you to join the tour as a solo traveller.

What is our cancellation policy?

If you cancel your reservation 15 days or more prior to arrival date, a full refund will be given. Cancellation between 14-7 business days before your departure date, a 60% refund will be given (not including Sat, Sun & Public Holidays). However, if you cancel your reservation within less than 7 business days before your departure date, no refund will be given.

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