Is this trip right for you? This trip is designed for and provides full support for cyclists of all abilities. However, you should be skilled with bike handling, comfortable and have had experience cycling roads typical of a developing country. If you have NOT traveled in a developing country on bicycle before, you should not begin in Vietnam! We would be glad to put you in contact with past travelers, of all abilities, if you would like more feedback. We can also organize custom, private tours for any cycling ability.
Please see introduction. Your tour fees cover almost everything, but please do check here for details of what is and what is not specifically included. Newer model Raleigh USA, Trek and Specialized hybrid bikes are included in tour cost.
No second rate places and no surprises, except those of delight. These are the best three and four-star boutique hotels available, chosen for comfort, character and location — our favorite places before the luxury hotels were recently built and ones updated every season to keep up with changes in quality and new openings.
Vietnam reaches far beyond the historical and scenic sites we offer on this itinerary and we encourage you to explore on your own at anytime during the tour. Day trips with the group and riding days are always optional. Additionally, no two tours are the same! The route above will likely differ. We constantly modify our itineraries to keep every tour unique and spontaneous.
Cycling guide Hoa Van Nguyen, Todd Hanson and Le Van Sinh have lead dozens of VeloAsia tours since 1995. Patrick Morris organizes this trip, having lead it through the mid-1990s. Cultural guides are native of the area visited (in Hanoi,for example, your guide would be from Hanoi). Guides are critical to the quality of your tour, in Vietnam there are but a handful of capable ones specializing in cycling with the needed skills. Ours have a minimum of five years experience leading cycling tours. We would be happy to put you in contact with past travelers regarding your guide.