Name: Sky Lane (at Suvarnabhumi airport).

Address: Thanon Suvarnabhumi 3, Tambon Nong Prue, Amphoe Bang Phili, Samut Prakan.

Opening Times: 6am – 6pm

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Sky-Lane-Suvarnabhumi-Bicycle-track-704368296319408/

Phone number: 083 023 7777

Price: Free

BTS: Airport link (currently you can not take bikes on the Airport link but there are reports this will change).

What to bring: Passport (you can’t enter without it) appropriate footwear and helmet (also compulsory, we saw people being turned away without them) bike (there are no rental places nearby, we hired our bikes from www.spiceroads.com ) sun cream and water (no shops were yet open when we visited).

 

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The new Sky Lane is now open (since December 26th 2015) and definitely worth the visit. Here you’ll find 23.5km of smooth cycling with the added thrill of aeroplanes flying extremely close over head.

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The cycling lane is clearly signposted once you reach the vicinity of Suvarnabhumi airport. There is a car park for 1,500 vehicles should you be bringing your own car.

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The first step is to register for a SNAP band. This is a wrist band that allows you entry into the cycling lane and also allows you to make purchases along the route. For this, you need your passport, and you can register once at the lane.

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Once you have got your SNAP wristband and have entered through the security checks there is a smooth, blue lane around the circumference of the airport. Once you enter, there is no turning back. The cycling path is one way only and there are no exits along the way.

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There are, however, toilets and shaded stops should you be in need of a little break and rest.

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Two lanes are also available, the right hand side being for faster riders and the left hand side for the slower among us… we also appreciated the regular distance markers indicating how far you had gone and how far you had left.

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The cycle itself is surprisingly picturesque, despite being a simple loop around an airport. There are small lakes, birds, palms and other wildlife to entertain you along the way, as well as, the continuous sight and sound of planes taking off and landing.

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Obviously photo opportunities can’t be missed!

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We definitely recommend it and will be back, but we would like to see bike rental places emerging nearby as it was quite the mission trying to get our bikes in a taxi!