This is really a great trip! You need to be able to ride a bike as you are going down paths and corridors and neat places you would normally never knew existed. Our guide was enthusiastic, careful, attentive, thoughtful--everything you want in a great guide. He knew things you want a guide to know. Teddy! Great Job!!
Worth it! It was HOT when we were there in October but being on the bike actually kept you cooler as the wind blows on you when you're moving. Standing still and listening in the heat is worse. Lots of back alleys and off-the-beaten path type tour. We got to see the Chinese Market and take a fairy ride on the canal. Be sure to eat before hand as you're going to eat some small snacks on the trip. The place has no hills at all. You will be going on and off curbs but you usually get off your bike for this. It does help to have good biking skills. But the tour itself was a blast. Luckily, we were there for monsoon season but the rains didn't start until after the ride was done.
This was a great way to see the real life of Bangkok outside of the markets and strips of girls girls girls bars. I would highly suggest this if you want a bit of exercise other than walking and to get out and see some of the real Bangkok. Feeding the turtles was a nice way to stop and relax.
Our guide was good and pleasant and extremely nice when I lost my helmet in the water coming off the ferry !
However, it felt like in the interest of time, he seemed to not to want to show us around the grounds of where we had stopped to turn around and when questioned why we were not going to Wat Arun, he simply said because there is so much construction and it was another 30 minutes away. While this may be true, we should have been told up front. When you pay for a service you expect what is sold to you and if there are any changes to be consulted or told before.
In addition, don't expect much from the free fish spa, they were either not hungry when we arrived or were poorly taken care of so not full benefit.
All in all the price paid is worth the experience we did get. Lots of photos were shared which was a bonus.
Seems that the people on the jungle tour had a great time so you might weigh up the two choices if Wat Arun is still under 'construction'
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Matt. It gave us the opportunity to see the Bangkok not on the typical tour. We very much enjoyed seeing life in the alleys and off the main roads as well as learning some of the cultural history and perspective in a small group setting. This was our first bike tour in a city but it was such a positive experience we will definitely do this in other cities.