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One Day Cycle Tour Ko Kret

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One Day Cycle Tour Ko Kret
One Day Cycle Tour Ko Kret
One Day Cycle Tour Ko Kret
One Day Cycle Tour Ko Kret
Tour Overview: This easy tour heads north to the ancient province of Nonthaburi and discovers the beauty of Bangkok’s hidden gems, Nonthaburi and Ko Kret.
Destination: Ko Kret, Nonthaburi
Package Type: Interest
End City: Bangkok
Tour Type: Join in
Duration One Day
Tour Grade: -MODERATE-

ITINERARY

Travel 20 kilometres north of Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River and you soon reach the island of Koh Kret.

In 1722, during the reign of King Thaisa of Ayutthaya, the island was cut from an ox bow in the river and was previously known as "Khlong Lat Kret Noi" which means a shortcut to Kret canal. The island has always been populated by the Mon, a people that dominated the area that is now Thailand from the 6th to 10th centuries. The Mon of Koh Kret are famous for their craftsmanship and skill at the potters wheel and still make all kinds of terracotta and earthenware products. The main village is a thriving market place where you can see the pottery making process and shop for pots, mortars, and flowerpots.

What do we see? Riding alongside the Chao Phraya River, passing numerous small villages, we see temples, fruit and flower plantations, local villages and very friendly Thai people. We then head away from river life and pass into the rural surroundings where we ride among rice paddies and fruit plantations before finishing the first part of our journey back on the banks of the river at Ban Bua Thong. On Koh Kret, we see the pottery village and visit the island's Ancient Mon Pottery Centre, Wat Paramai Yikawat or Wat Mon, which contains a Mon styled marble Buddha.

What is the riding like? This is a very easy 15-20 kilometre ride along nice flat roads and paths. The beautiful thing about riding on Koh Kret is that there are no cars allowed on the island so you have the road to yourselves.

Anything else? The ride ends at great riverside restaurant where you can relax before crossing the river to Wat Klang Kret and the short bus ride back to Bangkok.

Of course, water, soft drinks and snacks are all included all day and SpiceRoads supplies a TREK mountain bike and helmet. The trip is supported for most of the ride by our air conditioned minibus.

 
Terms & Conditions

Remark: 

There are no scheduled departures for this trip. But please send us an inquiry telling us when you'd like to go, how many people are in your group, and we'll get back to you shortly.

Total Distance
20 km
# of cycling days
Full day
Road Surface
This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, vehicle-width dirt roads, and
 
canal paths. No technical ability is required.
Support
One or two seat 8-seat air-conditioned minibuses fitted with two-way radio
 
and specially converted to take bikes and bikers.
Group
Minimum 2. Maximum 16.
Staff
Each tour is led by at least one fully-trained SpiceRoads English speaking
 
tour guide.
Food
Lunch is a delicious Thai lunch. Soft drinks, water and fruit are available
 
 
Children
Children aged 8-12 yrs old are welcome on this trip get 25 % Discount
 
 

 

Inclusions

 *Accident insurance * Lunch

* Transport from hotel return to hotels

* Support by Air Conditioned Minibus
* All water and snacks whilst riding
* Bike and Helmet hire for the day
* Local English speaking guide

Exclusions

 

*Alcoholic beverages
*Tips for guides
*Any items not mentioned in itinerary

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One Day Cycle Tour Ko Kret
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Bangkok
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