Grasshopper Adventures was started by Australian Jason Williams in May 2004. After many years traveling by bike and working as a tour guide throughout Asia Jason decided to start up his own business so that he could work on the trips that inspired him. What started as a one man operation has grown into quite the small business with staff scattered all over Asia.
As anyone who has traveled by bike will know, cycling is one of the best ways to travel through a country while seeing the country up close and personal. For Grasshopper, while seeing the big ticket sights is important, we place a lot of emphasis in getting off the track where few people travel. Our series of day tours in Bangkok are all about ‘not famous Bangkok’ – seeing the places that you would never find on your own. Choosing a great route is the key and even a simple day tour can take months to design and perfect. Another important part of the ride is the guide. At Grasshopper the guides are full time staff. They know the tours and the routes and love what they do.
Being based in the Khao San Road gives Grasshopper great access to the historic district of Bangkok. The day tours here all start and finish at their bike shop. The beauty of this is that no support vehicle is needed. You get on your bike and ride. Taking out the support vehicle helps both environmentally and keeps prices down.
Apart from day tours Grasshopper also runs longer trips to all points of Thailand and throughout Asia (14 countries and counting). These trips have an emphasis on riding as much as possible and sitting in the support vehicle as little as possible with well placed rest days to relax off the bike. Routes are generally designed to be hotel to hotel. While the tours are designed to be comfortable spending a night or two in basic guesthouses is considered good to do so that the best roads can be ridden.
An important part of Grasshopper is that all staff (apart from the accountant) are tour guides. This means that when you talk to any of the staff they know what they are talking about. And it gives all staff a great work/life balance where they are never confined to a desk everyday. You’ll see how this affects the mood of the staff when you join them for a ride. They love getting out and riding but also love to talk cycling to prospective customers!
Unique journeys through Asia
Grasshopper Shop: 57 Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd,
Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200
TAT License #14/00403
International: +66 87 929 5208
Australia: (03) 9016 3172
Thailand: 02 280 0832
UK: (020) 8123 8144
USA: (818) 921 7101