11 Cycling Spots In Bangkok For A Refreshing Way To Explore The City

Cycling in Bangkok

The world knows Bangkok as a bustling metropolis full of street food and fun things to do. But sometimes, getting around the city is difficult – especially when there are traffic jams that seem to last forever.

But don’t worry. That doesn’t mean walking is the only way to get around the city to escape the jams and chaos. Cycling in Bangkok is another fun way to explore on your own or with friends. Here are 11 bike routes in and around BKK with relaxing activities like cycling, jogging, and even pedal boating.

1. Wachirabenchathat Park — near Chatuchak market

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Wachirabenchathat Park is an old-school park in the Chatuchak area of Bangkok. It’s one of the best places in the city to hide from the chaos, and it’s really popular with locals for its scenic cycling paths.

Get ready to whizz through rows and rows and trees beneath the warm sunlight – heavenly.

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You can also try other activities like pedal boating, basketball, and even tennis!

Right around the corner is the famous Chatuchak Weekend Market, so don’t forget to pop by if you’re here over the weekends.

Bike Rental: ฿20 (~USD0.60)\

Location: Kamphaeng Phet 3 Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900
Opening Hours: 5am-9pm, Daily
Nearest Train Stations: BTS Mo Chit, MRT Suan Chatuchak
Entry Fee: Free
Contact: +66 2 537 9221 | Wachirabenchathat Park website | Google Maps

2. Happy and Healthy Bike Lane — next to an airport runway

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Previously known as Sky Lane Thailand, Happy and Healthy Bike Lane is a newly reopened and revamped bike trail that is right next to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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This is probably the most unique park on the list, as you’ll be able to see planes taking off and landing as you cycle around! You surely won’t be able to find this anywhere else.

Blue lane for the pros, and purple lane for those who want a chill ride
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The bike lanes stretch to a whopping 23.5km and are nicely separated into different lanes for pro-cyclists and those who just want a relaxing bike ride around the area. There’s also an assembly point for people to meet and cycle together.

Bike Rental: ฿400 (~USD12)/4 hours with ฿1,000 (~USD30) deposit

Location: Nong Prue, Bang Phli, Samut Prakan, 10540
Opening Hours: 6am-8pm, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Airport Rail Link Suvarnabhumi
Entry Fee: Free (ID card/ passport required)
Contact: +66 8 3023 7777 | Happy and Healthy Bike Lane website | Google Maps

3. Nong Bon Lake & Water Sports Centre — floating football field

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One look at this Nong Bon Lake whatever stress you’re feeling will disappear for sure. It’s also known for its water activities, so if you’re up for it, you can enjoy things like kayaking and windsurfing when here.

The best part? It’s for free! You’ll just need to apply for an annual membership, and fees are pretty cheap:

  • Over 18 years old: ฿40 (~USD1)
  • Ages 8-18: ฿10 (~USD0.30)

Cycle across the water on this bridge that connects the bike trails
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One thing to look out for is their floating football field – the only one in Bangkok!

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Bike Rental: Free (Membership required)

Location: Chalermprakiat Rama 9 Rd., Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok, 10250
Opening Hours: 9am-6:30pm, Daily
Nearest Train Station: BTS Udom Suk
Entry Fee: Free
Contact: +66 2 328 0236 | Nong Bon Lake & Water Sports Centre website | Google Maps

4. Kung Bang Ka Chao — amidst lush greenery

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Hidden away from Bangkok city is Kung Bang Kra Chao, the largest green space near Bangkok. Coming here will make you feel like you’re exploring a lush tropical jungle – and no surprise, this park is named as The Best Urban Oasis of Asia.

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Located just on the other side of the Chao Phraya River, here is where many Bangkokians come to have a restful break.

You can take lots of Instagram photos here too
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The bike path here is nice and wide, flanked by trees and quaint houses along the way. Once you’re done biking around, you can visit the nearby Bang Nam Pheung Market to fuel up with some good food and desserts.

Bike Rental: ฿30 (~USD1)/hour,  ฿100 (~USD3)/day

Location: Kung Bang Kra Chao, Phra Pradaeng, Samut Prakan, 10130
Opening Hours: 5am-7pm, Daily
Nearest Train Station: BTS Bangna
Entry Fee: Free
Contact: +66 9 2229 3594 | Kung Bang Kra Chao website | Google maps

5. Peppermint Bike Park — for a family day out

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing bike ride or someone who wants something a bit more extreme, Peppermint Bike Park has something for you. 

There are 2 bike trails here: The Adventure Track and the Mint Track

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If you’re looking for something exciting, then grab your bike and head to the Adventure Track. Here’s where you can challenge yourself with adrenaline-pumping obstacles like steep hills and sharp turns. 

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Novice cyclists can try the Mint Track instead. This is a smooth blue-coloured bike trail that’s great for families and young children to cycle together.

Once you’re done working up a sweat, head to the park’s Mint Cafe to cool down with some drinks. 

Location: 127, Yothin Pattana Soi 3, Khlong Chan, Bang Kapi, Bangkok, 10240 
Opening Hours: 11am-8pm (Tuesday – Friday) | 7am-9pm (Saturday – Sunday) | Closed on Mondays
Entry Fee: ฿200 (~USD6)
Contact: +66 9 0980 1368 | Peppermint Bike Park website | Google maps

6. Benjakitti Park — gorgeous skyline views

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Benjakitti Park is a beautiful green spot right in the heart of Bangkok city. It’s also a very photogenic spot, so be prepared to take some photos of the skyline while making your way around the park.

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Popular with cyclists, the park roughly stretches out to 1.8km to bike around. You’ll be able to appreciate both the city view as well as the greenery while at it.

You can’t miss the sunset when here
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You can also rent a pedal boat at this park, which costs ฿30 (~USD1) for half an hour. Wait till sunset for the best riverside views of the city.

Bike Rental: ฿10 (~USD0.30)/ hour

Location: Ratchadaphisek Rd., Khlong Toei, Bangkok, 10110
Opening Hours: 5am-9pm, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Sirikit National Convention Centre MRT
Entry Fee: Free
Contact: +66 2 254 1263 | Google Maps

7. Wareephirom Park — quiet park away from the city

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Wareephirom Park is located in Bangkok’s eastern side that’s away from the city bustle. The park has a 4.2km long bike path where cyclists can cruise along the river and enjoy some fresh air. Visitors can also enjoy other activities like sailing and fish feeding here.

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This location sits a bit further from the heart of BKK, meaning you will have new places to explore. Coming here on the weekends with friends or family is a great idea. 

Bike Rental: ฿30/ hour

Location: Pracharuamjai Soi 47, Pracharuamjai Rd., Khlong Sam Wa, Bangkok, 10510 
Opening Hours: 6am-7pm, Daily
Nearest Train Station: Airport Rail Link Ladkrabang
Entry Fee: Free
Coordinates: Google Maps

8. King Rama IX Park — scenic water activities

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King Rama IX Park is one of Bangkok’s most photogenic parks – and the largest! With beautiful flowers, a huge lake, and its landmark pavilions, this is a popular place for locals to come to relax and exercise.

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Cycling enthusiasts can call their fellow bike buddies to enjoy the 600m route along the park. It’s clear of any joggers or people taking walks, so you can cycle to your heart’s content without any human obstacles.

Relax after cycling with some water activities
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Aside from cycling, you can also go jogging and kayaking. We definitely recommend going on a pedal boat ride before you leave. Called Rue Ped, which roughly translates to “duck boat” (or in this case, swan), you can have a relaxing ride around the river at ฿40 (~USD1) for 30 minutes.

Do note that the park currently does not have any bicycle rental services, so visitors will have to bring their own bikes.

Location: Chalermprakiat Rama 9 Rd., Nong Bon, Prawet, Bangkok, 10250
Opening Hours: 5am-7pm, Daily
Nearest Train Station: BTS Udom Suk
Entry Fee: ฿10
Contact: +66 2 328 1385 | King Rama IX Park website | Google Maps

9. Green Bridge At Lumphini Park — photogenic path with a Japanese vibe

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This Green Bridge connects Benjakitti Park and Lumphini Park, and it is a bridge where Bangkokians can spend time cycling and running and enjoy the view along the way. Plus, the bridge is a beloved spot for passionate shutterbugs because it gives off a bit of a Japanese vibe.

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If you have a liking for photography, you’ll find that this place captures your heart. The staircase is a good spot to get a pic for nice symmetry. Cycling in Bangkok has never looked so photogenic.

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And while you’re here, don’t skip exploring Lumphini Park, which sits in the middle of Bangkok with a nice panoramic view of Bangkok’s skyline. You’ll see crowds of people enjoying all kinds of activities, be it running, having a picnic, doing yoga, riding a duck boat etc. The park offers a scenic biking route surrounded by greenery, with a backdrop of concrete views.

Location: PHM2+GQH, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Opening Hours: 5am-9pm, Daily
Nearest Train Station: MRT Lumphini
Entry Fee: Free
Coordinates: Google Maps

10. Sila Roek Park — a small park under a suspension bridge

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Sila Roek Park is a small waterfront park located under Bhumibol I Bridge. This is a great location where you can exercise and take a break with a nice waterfront view of the Chao Phraya River and a huge suspension bridge crossing over.

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Nearby, you’ll find Bhumibol I Pier where you can get on a shuttle boat to get across to Lat Pho Park in Samut Prakan which is on the other side of the river. The fare is very cheap, starting at ฿3 (~USD0.09) per person if you don’t bring a motorcycle or a bike with you, but the price will be ฿10 (~USD0.29) for those bringing a motorcycle or a bike onto the boat.

Location: 230 Rama III Rd, Bang Phong Phang, Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120
Opening Hours: 24hr, Daily
Entry Fee: Free
Coordinates: Google Maps

11. Rak Thale Bangkhunthian Bridge — located in a mangrove forest with a canal view

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Cycling in Bangkok can be too busy and chaotic – even in the inner parks of the city. For a more peaceful time, check out Rak Thale Bangkhunthian Bridge. It offers a small cycle track for you to ride along. The track is about four kilometres long, and you can gaze at a canal along the ride.

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The track is paved through a mangrove forest, so don’t be surprised when you find yourself riding into a spot where both sides of the lane starts to tower with mangroves.

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When you reach the end of the track, you’ll realise you’re at Bang Khun Thian Viewpoint. The viewpoint features a spectacular view of the sea. If you’re here in the evening, you can take in a beautiful sunset view in a tranquil ambience.

Bike rental: starting from ฿30 (~USD0.86).

Location: 173 Bang Khun Thian-Chai Thalae Rd, Tha Kham, Bang Khun Thian, Bangkok 10150
Opening Hours: 8am-6pm, Daily
Entry Fee: Free
Coordinates: Google Maps

Enjoy the sights while cycling in Bangkok

Bangkok is not all cards and roads. If you want to explore a more laid-back side of the city, cycling in Bangkok can give you a refreshing and alternative way to explore the city and get around. Plus, the open-air locations are great to take a deep breath and relax. Happy cycling!

Also, check out 8 hidden Bangkok bars you should visit, 10 islands in eastern Thailand worth exploring, and 9 adventure camps & retreats in Thailand.

Cover images adapted from (L-R): skylanethailand via Facebook and @_fymm via Instagram

The article was originally published by Korapon Kanchanabundhu in November 2019, and last updated by Bank Fasaisirinan in January 2024.


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