On a biking tour, you can cover lots of ground in a national park or take in the scenery on the way to attractions in smaller, beachside cities like Hoi An. Many homestays have bikes you can borrow for self-guided tours around islands in the Mekong Delta.
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What’s it like to move through life at the pace of a bicycle or a bamboo boat? How does one spend a day when they’re not rushing from place to place and deadline to deadline? The answer to these questions is waiting for you in Hoi An, Vietnam. Discover the simple pleasures of rural life when you surround yourself with vegetable gardens, rice terraces, fishing boats. In Vietnam, ‘slow living’ isn’t just a buzzword — it’s a bonafide way of life.
6 hrsFrom $118
This biking tour takes you throough 18.6 miles of pristine Vietnamese countryside. Along the way, you’ll meet locals and learn about rural culture in northern Vietnam. You’ll also see demonstrations on traditional handicrafts, and get to know the people behind these simple but beautiful pieces of local art.
8 hrsFrom $94
Explore the tranquil beauty and magic of Hue Vietnam when you go on an exciting ecotour that introduces you to life outdoors. You’ll enjoy the gentle exercise of bicycling through scenic areas; you will fish beside seasoned locals; and learn how to prepare delicious dishes you can recreate at home. This vacation, indulge in fresh air and the simple life.
6 hrsFrom $62
8h30: “Thanh Toan Eco Tour” staff will pick you up at your hotel around Hue Center City and take you to the appointment point. Check your bike, warm up and let join the trip with us.
8h45: Start biking to Thanh Toan Village where the famous “Thanh Toan Tiled Roof Bridge” is located. On the way, you can’t help surprising to catch the images of the bustling morning local market, the green rice fields, majestic family temples as well as the daily life of local people crossing the zigzag path of the village.
10h00: Arrive at Thanh Toan Tile roof Bridge – a truly unique ancient bridge in Vietnam, and visit Thanh Toan Museum with a wide variety of agricultural tools exhibited to explain the details of Vietnamese life and culture.
10h30: Row the boat with the villager on Nhu Y River to enjoy spectacular sceneries and explore how they catch the fish by using some old tools such as fishing trap, casting net, etc. After observing, you can join hand with them to catch your own fish.
Get back to our “Eco Home” where you can see around the vegetable garden with many kinds grown by local farmer such as: Malabar spinach, gourd, fiber melon, winter melon, fig…
12h00: Join cooking class to learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Hue specialties . After the lesson, enjoy what you have just cooked and some other dishes
13h30 - 14h00: Ride back to the city. End of your Eco trip to Thanh Toan village and see you again
5 hrsFrom $46
Duration: ~ 5 hours
Physicality: Cycle ~ 10 km and Paddle ~ 4 km
8:00 AM - Our guide will pick you up from your hotel with bicycles and you will set off directly from here towards Duy Vinh Commune. The picturesque cycling route is highlighted with rice fields, local gardens and markets. Stop as often as you wish for taking photographs or some easy chat with locals . There is also time to pay a visit to a local family who are still practicing the craft of weaving sedge mattresses using traditional techniques.
After around 1.5 hour cycling it is time to hop into a kayak for some time on the river. You will paddle towards Cam Thanh cocopalm forest. The area is a unique mangrove ecosystem to Hoi An and the scenery is spectacular.
To end an active morning, your lunch will be served at a local house with tasty Vietnamese food. Take as much time for relaxing as you wish before getting a transfer back to your hotel. End of services.
5 hrsFrom $56
Take this tour to see the rural landscape outside of Hanoi. Your guide will also take you over the historic Long Bien Bridge, which dates back to the early 20th century but endured heavy damage during the Vietnam War. This tour also takes you to a local farm, where you’ll help gather ingredients to make a meal. In total, you’ll cover 9 miles .
4 hrsFrom $57
Hoa Lu served as one of Vietnam’s first, ancient capitals. Your guides know the terrain well, making it easy for you to spot the terrain’s highlights. Choose from 18-mile or 31-mile routes along a flat, easy trail through breathtaking scenery. Take a break from busy city life in Hanoi to see one of the most beautiful swaths of Vietnamese countryside, among the rich greenery and limestone cliffs of the Red River Delta.
10 hrsFrom $134
Depart: 08:00 AM
Length: 8 hours – 20km cycling/ 3 hour kayaking
Route: The Ancient Town - Cam Kim - Duy Hai - Cam Thanh - Hoi An
Met by your English speaking guide at your hotel in Hoi An at 8am for your cycle and kayak tour. After a brief introduction and biking guidance, you will begin your cycling to Hoi An’s countryside. You will get a chance to visit a variety of villages – from wood carving, sedge mat making, fish sauce making, to bamboo making villages, partake in some local activities and observe our community at play. We will cycle across scenic rice paddy fields and lovely rivers. We will keep at a nice and easy pace, taking in the scenery and local hospitality.
After lunch with a local family, you will kayak around the palm islands to the old town and learn more about Hoi An’s countryside life . Enjoy some light refreshments before returning to your hotel.
08.00: Our car and guide pick you up at your hotel. Have a short break about 15 minutes on the half way.
10.30: Departure for Tam Coc. There is the beautiful roadside scenery on the way. You’ll have lunch at a nice restaurant after boarding a small boat to visit Tam Coc which means literally: “Three Caves”. With HaLong Bay Tours type views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious inviting caves, Grotto as well as countryside sights like peaceful - Suger Corn - streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields, Tam Coc really a best destination match with all of above
14.00: You take bike from Tam Coc Port to Bich Dong pagoda, visit and take photos for memories.
16.00: Upon you arrival the Thung Nham resort, you will surprise with a myriad of flowers blooming from the gates of the Valley. You visit the Bird Valley, will find really amazing how the heart of the city of Hoa Lu Town has 1 so peaceful valley like this, with numerous species of birds, egret, cranes, stocks and other species
18.00: Get-in bus to go the restaurant for dinner before taking your night train to Hue
- Elliot H.
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