Private Vietnam, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos & Other Asia Bicycle Tours

We've crisscrossed the region since 1993 (read this Escape Magazine 1994 article on our first Vietnam bicycle tours). Places change, for better and worse, while there are certainly new fascinating areas opening up, like northern Laos and Myanmar, there are places you should not miss no matter what, including delightful Vietnam.

What to know about our trips? Aside from a handful of annual tours, such as our Iron Chef Vietnam trip, we organize only private, custom-tailored bicycle and adventure tours, from unique one-off itineraries, shorter tours for those with limited time, classic routes such as Vietnam's central coast, international trips (Iron Chef : Loire & Burgundy) to our favorite— family trips. All of our private tours are planned to the unique preferences of our travelers. Contact us to plan your trip.


Cambodia Vietnam Laos Thailand Myanmar Bhutan

VIETNAM

Iron Chef: Vietnam

Yum, our popular Vietnam culinary cycling trip!
Spring, 2016 (please contact us for exact dates)
Cost: $6,860 (Sharing), Single Supplement: $1,340
What's Great? Eating and biking, more eating, more biking... repeat for 12 days

Anyone who has traveled to Vietnam will mention three things that stood out most: the people, the scenery, and the food. This biking trip emphasizes all of these with sightseeing from the vantage point of the saddle canvasing the highlights of the country all the way from Hanoi to Saigon. Join us for this exceptional tour in Vietnam, where it is as true as anywhere else -- riding is the best excuse to eat!

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MYANMAR (Burma)

Highlights of Myanmar

Asia's Final Frontier, Zen cycling on the road to less traveled
Dates: Custom Private Tours Only (from mid-September to June)
Cost: from $3,380 per person
Dates by preference except July, August and early September
What's great? Asia's last frontier and most endearing people

An exceptional place at an exceptional time. Our Myanmar cycling expeditions have been running since 1999 and those that go say it's their favorite place of all. Small groups, intrepid travel, tropical rides, few tourists, enchanting ruins, warm welcoming smiles, and tranquil roads with no traffic — high adventure! Come cycling through areas closed off to travelers for over the last forty years.

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VIETNAM

Highlights of Vietnam Bike Tour

Since 1993, our classic Vietnam bike tour, all highlights from Hanoi to Saigon
Private custom, 10 days and over
Dates: Choose your dates: custom tour!
Cost: From US$2,580 per person
What's great? All the must-see highlights of Vietnam and then some

Our Highlights tour encompasses just that — the "highlights" of Vietnam more, including all four wonderful UNESCO World Heritage sites. We've organized this "classic" trip for over 16 years but keep each edition fresh with new routes and activities. Explore historic Hanoi and witness the rush of modernization in Saigon, in between exploring villages where little has changed in hundreds of years.

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VIETNAM

Mekong Delta Bike Tour

Cycling Side roads and riverways of the Mekong Delta
Private custom, 2 days and over, including overland to Cambodia
Dates: All year round
Cost: From US$380 per person
What's great? Easy biking along emerald green fields and villages in the Mekong

A Vietnam bike tour through the vast landscapes of Vietnam's "rice bowl," past villages, farms, and rice paddies with boating through floating markets. A family tour highlight.

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VIETNAM

The Ho Chi Minh Trail Bike Tour

Off the grid on the Ho Chi Minh Highway
Private custom, 8 days and over
Cost: From US$3,580 per person
What's great? Road biking along stunning mountain roads

A Vietnam bike tour through the spectacular landscapes of karst mountain scenery, farms, and rice paddies along the Laos border. Small towns, no tourists, and comfortable hotels on the road less traveled.

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VIETNAM, LAOS & CAMBODIA FAMILY TRIPS

Since 1993, we've hosted hundreds of families in the region on a variety of trips, not just bike tours. Kids of all ages will enjoy kayaking on Halong Bay, biking, hiking and boating in Ninh Binh, thrilling cyclo rides in Hanoi, delightful villages on the central coast.

We can plan a trip around children of all ages and interests, from meeting with child artists and musicians, learning to cook Vietnamese cuisine, to teaching English at a local school for a half-day. Post-trip, explore the temples of Angkor in neighboring Cambodia Indiana Jones style or visit a very special elephant sanctuary in Laos.

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- Custom Private Family Tour, From 8 Days and over (with Halong Bay)
- Dates by preference except August and September
- What's great? Kid-crazy Vietnamese, resorts, and wonderful food

VIETNAM, LAOS & CAMBODIA

Indochina World Heritage

Angkor, Luang Prabang, Halong Bay, Hanoi and Central Coast of Vietnam
Custom Private Tour, From 8 Days and over (with Halong Bay)
Dates by preference except August and September
Cost: From US$2,880 per person
What's great? UNESCO Highlights of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

The remarkable and unique World Heritage sites in Indochina should be the focus of any trip to the region. This itinerary explores them in depth by bike, hiking and kayak.

What better way to explore the passages between temples at Angkor by bike, the stunning river valleys north of Luang Prabang, and the karst wonderland of Halong Bay by the vantage point of a kayak?

We'll also canvas Vietnam's central coast, Hue and Hoi An, by bicycle, where the country's best cycling is while enjoying the fabulous cuisine in each destination.

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VIETNAM & LAOS

Hanoi to Luang Prabang, Laos

Vietnam and Laos Bicycle Tour
New border opening! Overland from Hanoi through sublime Northern Laos
Dates: Private tours, Dates by preference except July, August and September
From $2,980 per person
What's great? Off-the grid over the "Laotian Alps" to sublime Luang Prabang

When the Nam Meo border recently opened we couldn't wait to ride the overland route over the "Laotian Alps." And what a ride it was! The route passes over empty roads recently improved through two of Laos' most remarkable national parks.

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= All Abilities = Intermediate to Advanced Cycling = Rigorous Cycling/Adventure

Vietnam TOURS

Vietnam—On everyone's must-visit country list, as well it should be. Vietnam's stunning landscapes offer the backdrop for exceptional adventure and an amazing culture that is historically familiar, yet far different than any other. As travelers ourselves, Vietnam remains our favorite places in the world to explore, both on and off the bike. Come take advantage of our many years traversing this incredible country and region before it changes forever. With the exception of the few tours listed here, almost all of our biking trips are private ones, custom tailored to the interests of families (our favorite guests), groups of friends, and other small groups. Contact us about organizing your private trip for an exceptional time in Vietnam. And if you've traveled with B&R or other companies before, you can expect similar high-quality, but a more comprehensive trip at of course a much better value.

Highlights of Vietnam

Since 1993, our classic Vietnam bike tour from Hanoi to Saigon
Scheduled group tours and private custom, 10 days and over
Dates: Any, our most popular custom tour)
Cost: from US$3,580 per person
What's great? The highlights of Vietnam and then some

Our Highlights tour encompasses just that — the "highlights" of Vietnam more, including all four UNESCO World Heritage sites. We've organized this classic trip for over 16 years. Explore 1,000 year-old Hanoi and witness the rush of modernization in Saigon, in between exploring villages where little has changed in the last thousand years.

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Tet: Lunar New Year

A special Year of the Dragon, 17th Edition of our most exceptional trip
Date: Every lunar year (January or February)
Cost: from US$3,580 per person
What's great? Vietnam during the festival period, cultural activities

Since 1994 we have refined this comprehensive portrait of Vietnam, highlighting the vigorous culture and history of a nation rife with contrasts during the unique cultural festivities of Tet — the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, which will add a unique, celebratory backdrop to our trip. This special holiday period is an eagerly anticipated week-long celebration much like the Fourth of July, Christmas and Thanksgiving all rolled into one.

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Mai Chau, Cuc Phuong & Tom Coc: The Splendors of North Vietnam

Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An
Custom Private Tour, 8 Days or by preference
Dates by preference except late July, August and September
Cost: From $2,880
What's great? Highlights of Vietnam in short trip

Visit all four of Vietnam's UNESCO astonishing World Heritage sites, including 1,000 year-old Hanoi, kayak the karst wonderland of Halong Bay, and pedal Vietnam's picturesque central coast towns, Hue and Hoi An, bicycling some of the country's most scenic rural and coastal cycling routes. Add Angkor by a short flight from Vietnam or see all of Indochina's World Heritage Sites.

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Vietnam World Heritage

Custom Private Tour 2-5 Days
Dates by preference except early September monsoon season
Cost: From $1,280 per person

Vietnam's spectacular northern scenery, including national parks, hilltribes, wildlife and quiet roads are emphasized in this short trip from Hanoi. Teh karst scenery, emerald rice fields,a and forested national parks are Vietnam's finest. This biking tour combines well with our Halong Bay kayaking with quality time in between in Hanoi.

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Ho Chi Minh Trail

5th Edition off-the-grid in the Central Highlands with Pro rider Tony Cruz
Dates: March 19 to 31, 2015 or Customize a Private Trip for your dates
Cost: From $3,980
What's Great? For high-mileage riders, remote beautiful mountain valleys

Join Discovery team rider and US Pro champ Tony Cruz for the 3rd edition variation of our HCM Trail Tour pedaling through the scenic country roads along Vietnam's northern river valleys along the "Ho Chi Minh" trail (now thankfully the paved Ho Chi Minh Highway), then heading south along the picturesque coast and into the central highlands in and around beautiful Dalat for — as many of our past traveler's have said — the experience of a lifetime.

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The Mekong Delta to Angkor

Cross-border through the Mekong Delta to Phnom Penh and Angkor, Cambodia
Custom tour only, 2+ days, from $560
What's great? Leisurely biking, flat, sunshine, overland Vietnam into Cambodia
What's not? Misses all four of Vietnam's worthwhile World Heritage sites

With the delta on Saigon's doorstep you would think the place would be overrun with tourists. Not so. This sprawling "rice bowl" is little traveled, yet offers a wealth of sights and experiences for those who care to explore and is one of the region's last great overland adventures into neighboring Cambodia.

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Halong Bay Vietnam Kayaking

UNESCO World Heritage and geographic highlight, by kayak,
Dates: Only as tour extension 2 or 3 days
Cost: from $480
What's great?: Private boat, sublime setting, family highlight
Note: Arranged only in conjunction with our other trips

Halong Bay was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. The thousands of limestone peaks create a natural barrier to the wind-blown waters of the South China Sea and a a karst wonderland that was a favorite hiding place for pirates (and the James Bond villain in Man with the Golden Gun). These calm waters are wonderfully suited for kayaking and the limestone formations are a fantasy land of exploration.

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Sapa: The Tonkinese Alps

Hilltribes, high mountain riding and trekking from Hanoi to Mai Chau
Dates: Custom Tour from 5 to 7 days
Cost" From US$1,280 per person
What's Great: The Tonkinese Alps, great scenery and historic Dien Bien Phu
What's Not: High season from December through March can be chilly

Sapa is an incredibly picturesque, tranquil village that lies a mile high on the Hoang Lien Son mountain range in Northwest Vietnam along the Chinese border. Although the Sapa means "sand village" in Chinese, Sapa is located within Vietnam and is home to a wealth of colorful, diverse hill tribes, who have steadfastly resisted integration into Vietnamese society and modern life.

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Family Tours

Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar, are all wonderful destinations for children of all ages

Southeast Asia is one of the safest and certainly the most interesting regions in the world — and the perfect place for a family outdoor vacation. Vietnam offers an rich cultural immersion, unique landscapes, a culture far different from the familiar, combined with welcoming, "kid-crazy" locals to create a travel experience that you and your family will never forget. Also consider our two other popular family destinations — Thailand and Myanmar, the former a well-plied tourist destination with unparalleled beach resorts, unique elephant camps, and deep jungle parks, the latter has just opened up from a forty-year slumber.

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Custom Tours*

Almost all of our tours are private custom ones

Difficult to fit one of our tours into your schedule? Looking for a family or private group get away? Then schedule your own — almost 90% of our tours and over hundreds since 1993, are actually custom-tailored, private adventures for families, couples, and groups of friends. Whether you're US Pro Champion Tony Cruz looking to put on a thousand miles of off-season riding in Vietnam, a family escaping for a few days with the kids to the Mekong Delta, or a group of friends interested in the sublime landscapes of Myanmar, we've got you covered.

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= All Abilities = Intermediate to Advanced Cycling = Rigorous Cycling/Adventure

Don't see dates for your time of travel? Almost all of our tours actually are private, custom-tailored ones for couples, families, friends and other private groups. Private trips allow for maximum flexibility at similar cost of our regular tours.

** Depending on number of participants, this cost is based on 12 persons.

Ready to plan your own amazing bike tour to Vietnam, Laos, Yunnan, or Myanmar? Call us in San Francisco at (415) 731-4377 or in Saigon at (84-8) 3837-6766

CAMBODIA & LAOS

TRIP DAYS COST
Luang Prabang & Other Laos Tours
Sublime Laos, tranquil touring on the road less traveled
2-9 days varies
Grand Temples of Angkor, Cambodia
The "Nile Valley" of Asia, a short hop away from Saigon or Bangkok
Tour Extension Only, 2-3 days
Cycling & Non-cycling
varies
Cambodia: Angkor by bike
Off road trails to hidden areas and temples
Tour Extension Only, 2-3 days $780
Hanoi to Vientiane, Laos
Cross-border adventure from Hanoi across sublime Northern Laos
10-12 days overland from $3,490
Vientiane to Hanoi, Vietnam
Leisurely pace from the capital across beautiful mountains to Hanoi
10-12 days overland from $3,310

MYANMAR (Burma)

TRIP DAYS COST
Myanmar: The Burma Road
Asia's Final Frontier, Zen cycling on the road to Mandalay
9-14 days $3,280
Myanmar: Shan State Mountain Biking
Off road in sublime Inle Lake
Private, Custom Trip (See Details) $3,280
Myanmar: Iron Chef Culinary Tour
Secrets of mohingha revealed on the road less traveled
(See Details) $3,980
Myanmar: Fire Balloon Lighting Festival
The country's most popular festival and most spectacular
November (See Details) $4,260
Myanmar: Private Tour Custom Tours 8+ Days varies

Bhutan, France & Other Destinations

Some unique adventures we have previously organized in the region, seasonally, one-of-a-kind, or periodically. These trips may be organized only as private tours. Please contact us for more information.

TRIP DAYS COST
France: Culinary Biking in Burgundy & Val de Loire
Grand Crus and Grand Chateaux learn more
Private custom tour from $4,880
Bhutan: Himalayan Shangri La
Himalayan vistas in Asia's hidden Kingdom
Private custom tour from $4,880
Turkey: The Turquoise Coast
Roman splendor and the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean
We no longer offer this tour N/A
Japan: Path of a Thousand Temples
Shikoku Island paradise, Kyoto and more
Contact Us from $6,870
Sumatra: The Last Frontier
Jungles, ex-cannibals, volcanoes, and Orangutans
We no longer offer this tour from $3,480
Albanian Alps
Annual fund raising trip with Dr. Steve Cook
We no longer offer this tour $3,350
The Basque Country
Tapas delight and splendid country cycling
Contact Us $4,680