Grasshopper celebrates 15 years

BANGKOK, 27 May 2019: Grasshopper Adventures, a bike tours operator in Asia, marks its 15th Anniversary with a new Bike, Boat & Beach Thailand tour.

Hosted by company CEO, Adam Platt-Hepworth and tour designer, Steve Grace, the one-off trip follows in the footsteps of its inaugural tour back in 2004.

Grasshopper Adventures launched its tour business in Kanchanaburi province on the western Thai-Myanmar border and has since expanded into a regional company.

The New Bike & Boat and beach tour is also an extension of a bike tour introduced early last year that offered a combination of biking and boating starting with a tour that focused on the Mekong River and used a river boat instead of hotel accommodation. The same combination of cycle trips and riverboat experience was introduced in India. Now a tour in Thailand focuses on cycle rides in Kanchanaburi, a riverboat trip and a stay on an island off the coast of Phuket.

Grasshopper CEO Adam Platt-Hepworth said: “These river cruise trips are a game changer in our view and are making an active adventure in Asia so much more accessible and achievable for more people. The ability to unpack once and the added flexibility to choose a long ride, a short ride or to join the non-riding group for the day has been really well received by our travellers.”

Anniversary tour

The trip starts with a night bike exploration of Bangkok, then spends four days on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, the location of the Thai-Burma Railway and associated historical POW memorials and museums. The tour wraps up with three days on the island of Koh Yao near Phuket where there are some optional kayaking and walking activities.

This one-off anniversary trip will take place 10 to 17 November.


●    Daily option to join a short ride, a longer ride or non-cycling activities

●    Guest speakers on board to talk about the history, geography, culture and environment of the area

●    Fully guided tours

●    Thai food menu

●    Maximum 18 guests on a classic riverboat

Early Bird Offer

Book and pay this trip before 31 May and receive a free eBike upgrade or free Thai cooking class.

Prices start for the eight-day tour start at USD3,950.