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On the rice fields

Hoi An Countryside by Bike

Hoi An

Overview

Want to have fun on a tour and behave in an environmentally responsible way? There is no better way to experience all that is Hoi An than cycling. This half-day cycling itinerary will immerse you in the culture, history, and commerce of Hoi An. Cycling the alleyways, venturing across the river and into the small village paths. You will fully appreciate the Hoi An that locals know: village scenes, artisans, local coffee shops, fishing ports, simple foods, religious traditions and always an emphasis on family life. 

Half day (4 hours)
Small group
Departure: All days of the week except Monday
All days of the week except Monday

Highlights

  • Ride the back roads and hidden trails only locals know to escape the traffic and tourists, experiencing a truly authentic side of Vietnam countryside
  • Pedal past rice fields and vegetable farms along small canals and waterways towards a boat building site with lots of amazing photographic opportunities
  • Watch locals at work in mostly traditional methods: making traditional Banh Dap, mat weaving and rice wine distilling

Itinerary

Hoi An Countryside by Bike

07:45 Meet at the shop (621 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoi An).

We will have a bike fitting, a guide briefing and leave the shop by 08:00.

Our ride begins by exploring the hidden passageways and winding alleyways of Hoi An, stopping to photograph the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, also known as Cau Pagoda. Crossing first the canal bridge near the night market we continue to the new metal bike bridge connecting Hoi An proper and its southern villages. Not far from the bridge we visit a local family making Banh Dap using the traditional method. These small savoury rice flour bowls are a common breakfast staple in the countryside. We continue riding to one of Hoi An's most beautiful villages, stopping at a family home to learn about the tradition of family chapels. Our host is nearly 90 and fought in the American war. Next, we pedal past rice fields and vegetable farms along small canals and waterways towards a boat building site. Fishing is still the lifeblood of the province and the construction of these boat-works is quite amazing to witness and photograph. The roads narrow again to concrete paths and our final stops include a traditional mat weaving shop and a family distillery where rice wine has been produced in the same manner for generations. If the timing is right, we'll also have an opportunity to see families gathering to clean the fishing nets between journeys at sea. It's a short ride from here to where we board a local ferry for a trip back to town. Have your cameras ready for great views of the Hoi An waterfront. Once dockside, it's a short 5 minute ride through alleyways back to the Grasshopper shop. Fresh fruit and cold water are served along the way. There's a stop for coffee or tea, too. Hoi An Countryside has been carefully crafted to offer a complete experience of the cityscape, the countryside and the people who call Hoi An and Quang Nam Province home. We finish the ride aboard a small ferry for the short transfer back to Hoi An. There's time to relax in our shop off the bike while enjoying a complimentary drink from our ice-cold fridge. A nice end to a great day out on a bike in Hoi An.

The tour concludes at approximately 12:00 (noon).

Meals: NA
Accommodation: NA
  • Bike through paddy fields

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • This tour operates all days of the week except Monday

Price & Inclusion

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Evening Food Tour by Bike

Important Information

Transportation

Bicycle

Accommodation

NA (1 night)

Price Includes

  • English speaking guide
  • Quality, well maintained Merida & GT mountain bike, helmet, light
  • Water, snacks & local food provided in tour

Cancellation by Customer

  • The main payment for the trip is due 2 months before the tour starts. Booking made less than 2 months before the tour start date will require full payment.
  • Cancellation received more than 7 days before departure: loss of 10% of deposit.
  • Cancellation received from 2 to 6 days before departure: loss of 50% of deposit.
  • Cancellation received from from 48 hours before the tour starts: loss of all payments made.
  • Turning up late to the starting point of the tour for whatever reason is considered a late cancellation and will result in a loss of all payments made.

Children Policy

  • Ages 0 to 4 years - 50% off
  • Ages 5 to 12 years - 30% off

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