What a truly wonderful day we had! My sister and I did this Bike Tour together and had an incredible experience. We started the day near the Ancient Town in Hoi an where we met our guides for the day Quick nickname and Tam. They really made the day special. We then set off after boarding a wooden boat with our bikes. Once on the island we toured for 23 kms over old rickety bridges, through rice fields walk your bike through if you're not confident as the path is very narrow I fell into the rice field bike and all and ended up really muddy. Not fun at the time but we're laughing about it now. We saw water buffalos grazing, rice paper making ladies making grass mats, a rice wine distillery in one of the villages , how a bamboo fishing basket is made and then we were able to have a go at manoeuvring the basket boat in the water with the help of Sexy Lady! Nickname she was so entertaining we were in stitches. During all this we stopped for lunch in a village and we were able to choose between meat and vegetarian meals and finished off with some beautiful local fruit. Admittedly the day was challenging for us due to the heat and I have never perspired so much in my life. We were literally dripping the whole day. The guides were very easy on us and most of them do this ride 6 days a week so once I heard that I thought well I can definitely do it for one day. Although we we relieved when the day was over we were feeling exhilarated that we actually did it!
Nice balance of biking and transfers by boat. A couple of stops at local artisans mat weaving and rice liquor production. Both very interesting and with enough time to enjoy. the guides were super explaining what we saw and keeping us on a schedule and keeping us safe.
I've done several bike outings this one was more of a leisurely stroll slow pace and really no hills to climb.
Recommended for a good one-day outing and probably a great outing with youngsters.
By far one of the best tours I've been on. A beautiful ride through the countryside, stunning landscape. Great lunch and I didn't suffer any GI illnesses . I am not in the best of shape and while there were occasional rough patches, there was nothing I felt was too difficult. Thanks to Moon and Lucky, easily two of the most enthusiastic and funny tour guides I've had!
This was our favourite trip during all our time in Vietnam. We thoroughly enjoyed the boat rides, the cycling through small villages, rice fields,etc and the lunch was delicious. Our guides were excellent, gave us great information and were lots of fun. The handicrafts we witnessed were an interesting element. Be warned though, the cycling can be challenging on some of the rough terrain, round the paddy fields and especially on the floating and bamboo bridges. Also it's a long day and the heat and humidity were intense so be sure to have sunscreen with you and maybe a hat. Plenty of water was provided to us. Definitely would not have wanted to miss this one though. Great value for money.
One of the highlights of our trip. A great mix of real Vietnam- boat, cycling, villages, bamboo bridges, local crafts rice paper/rice wine/mat weaving/basket boat/small boat yard and a very tasty lunch. Great guides Nhum and Happy who were full of fun with a wicked sense of humour. Small group 8no. was perfect.
Abenteurliche Tour durch das wahre Vietnam. Wir buchten die ganztägige Tour. Die Tour war sehr spannend und abwechslungsreich. Wir lernten viel über das ursprüngliche Vietnam kennen und durften verschiedene einheimische Familien besuchen und erhielten Einblick in das Leben dieser. Das Mittagessen wurde uns ebenfalls bei einer einheimischen Familie serviert und war köstlich. Die Velos waren in gutem Zustand, wenn auch nicht vergleichbar mit europäischem Standard. So spürte man nach 23km quer feldein über Bambusbrücken, durch Reisfelder, holprige Strassen am Schluss den Po schon ein bisschen Auch die Hitze ist nicht zu unterschätzen. Unbedingt Kopfbedeckung und wenn möglich ein dünnes, langärmliges Hemd mitnehmen. Für uns war die Tour schlussendlich fast ein bisschen zu lang 08.00 - 17.00. Das Ende um 15.00 Uhr wäre perfekt gewesen. Alles was wir danach noch sahen, war für uns Zuviel und konnte leider auch gar nicht mehr so richtig aufgenommen werden.
Alles in allem eine sehr empfehlenswerte Tour - würde es sofort wieder buchen!