"The Vietnamese taught me many things: about patience, the value of forgiveness, the strength of community, and family" — David Lamb
Anyone who has traveled to Vietnam will mention three things that stood out most: the people, the scenery, and the food. This trip emphasizes all of these with sightseeing from the vantage point of the saddle. And in Vietnam, riding is the best excuse to eat!
During this private tour, we'll encounter the legacy of French rule in the elegant colonial architecture and hotels, study the ancient Chinese influence on customs and food as well as the profound effect of the American period on Vietnamese culture, for better or worse. Ancient traditions, foreign influences and dynamic society make Vietnam a fascinating destination.
Along the way we will observe the distinct personalities of Vietnam's provinces, spending quality time in the fertile Central Highlands, pristine coastal regions and the pastoral countryside where vast stretches of rice paddies meet a jungle foliage that is a hundred shades of green. In addition to stunning landscapes, bicycling will provide access to Vietnam's greatest treasure - its people. Their warm greetings and smiles come naturally and their optimism and enduring spirit are inspiring. The Vietnamese are happy to have visitors again, especially Americans, who are now a novelty, yet historically familiar.
Our route travels the length of Vietnam, from the stoic, socialistic capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, through the unique provinces on the way south to capitalist Saigon. The graceful, tree-lined boulevards of Hanoi recall the days when it was the French capital of Indochine, yet it is where a statue of Lenin makes its last stand. Freshly cooked meals and restful nights in charming colonial hotels will restore tired legs. Swimming, snorkeling, and exploration by foot round out our itinerary. The experience of a lifetime? Many of our past travelers have said so.
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Private, Custom-tailored tour
Road Bicycling with Full Support
15 Days/14 Nights
Boutique & Resort Accommodation
Intermediate to Advanced Cycling
100% Good Condition Paved Roads
Maximum Group Size: N/A
April 12 to 26th, 2008 (15 days)
12-April: Arrive Hanoi
14-April: Hanoi to Hue
15-April Hue to Hoi An
16-April Hoi An
17-April Hoi An
18-Apr Hoi An to Phuoc Son
19-April: Phuoc Son to Kontum
20-April: Kontum to Ban Me Thout
21-April: Ban Me Thout to Dalat
23-April: Dalat to Phan Thiet
24-April: Phan Thiet to Ho Coc/Saigon
26-April: Depart (or stayover) Saigon
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