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Cycle the countryside to explore lands where only bikes can go. We ride quiet lanes to the UNESCO World-Heritage site of My Son and the Cham ruins.
+ Scenic ride from Hoi An
+ Food tasting
+ Countryside market
+ My Son sanctuary
+ Expert guide
+ Light lunch
+ Ticket to My Son
+ Support van
Staying in the nearby resort town of Da Nang? No problem we cater for departures from here too! Itineraries follow the same route and special pricing is fully inclusive of transfers to and from your hotel in the city. Make sure to follow the link below to book this tour departing from Da Nang.
Departures from Danang
Please note: Due to the Annual TET holidays from January 23rd to 28th 2020, the Cycle My Son tour has a 20% surcharge. Our other Hoi An tours will be closed during these dates.
Start Time: 7:30 am – End Time: 2 pm
We'll gather this morning at our conveniently located shop, just up a small alley off Hai Ba Trung Street.
Cycling along small and quiet alleyways that are very pleasant to ride, we reach the riverfront of the historic district long before crowds descend on the city. Our guide will help you get your bearings in the center of town and point out the nearby historic sites.
Crossing the river, we leave the city behind our wheels on our way to My Son, venturing off onto rural pathways accessible only to bikes and motorbikes. It's not long before we are pedaling through small villages, past family farms and rice fields, greeting friendly workers along our way. This is your best opportunity to glimpse authentic Vietnamese life.
Depending on the season, we may pass rice, corn and even sunflower fields as we explore a very different landscape to that of the city. We'll hardly see any four-wheeled vehicles as we sneak through a network of shortcuts and connections that only locals would know.
The Cham Ruins of My Son lie ahead.
Snack Break & My Son ruins
After replenishing our energy with a healthy snack of fresh fruit and local coffee or tea, it is a short transfer to the entrance to this UNESCO World Heritage site. New regulations require we park our bikes and board electric shuttle vans to the main ruins.
The temples and towers of My Son were built by the Cham people, initially Hindu and later of Muslim faiths. The Cham Kingdom, once dominant in the region, was eventually conquered by the Vietnamese and Khmer. Descendants of the original tribes are now scattered throughout the region, mostly along inland waterways. This incredible site of ancient ruins is an exciting glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Transfer back to Hoi An
A drive aboard our private van with a midway stop for a simple but delicious lunch of local noodles tops off a fun, informative half day tour.
This ride is mainly on back alleyways, flat tracks and small roads - there are no hills so anyone who can reasonably ride a bike can do this tour. There are a few small sections on dirt trails where beginner riders will have to show some care.
While we delight in Hoi An's picturesque surrounds on the way to My Son, our means of travel is half the fun. We ride the back roads and hidden trails only locals know to escape the traffic and tourists, experiencing a truly authentic side of this fascinating country.
Quality, well maintained GT mountain bikes with hydraulic disc brakes, water bottle and international standard helmet are provided. These are very capable bikes that are a pleasure to ride and able to carry you in comfort throughout the tour.
An experienced English speaking local leader will host you on this trip. Our charming guides are knowledgeable and well spoken. Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local guides who have a passion for their country and are always well informed on topics ranging from history, politics, cuisine and importantly local customs and cultures. Our leaders will take pride in introducing you to every aspect of their country while looking out for your comfort and safety at all times.
We tour off-the-beaten-path where you'll get a chance to see the hidden highlights and enjoy genuine local interaction. Go behind the scenes and experience a side of the country few visitors encounter.
A private van is used to whisk us back to our Hoi An headquarters at the conclusion of touring the historic My Son. This allows us to go at a leisurely pace yet still return with plenty of time to spend the afternoon in town as you wish.
A refreshing snack and fresh fruit are provided en route, along with clean water provided throughout the tour.
2 to 12
This tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants, and we limit the group size to a max of 12 participants maximum. This ensures you have the personalised attention you want in an intimate group.
We have a range of kids sized bikes, tag-alongs and child seats so there's no reason to leave the kids at the hotel. And to help families we offer discounts to all children aged 15 years and below: Ages 0 to 4 years - 50% off / Ages 5 to 12 years - 30% off / Ages 13 to 15 years - 10% off
Grasshopper Adventures - Hoi An Bike Shop621/1 Hai Ba Trung Street, Side Alley, Hoi An 564016, Vietnam
(Look for the yellow house behind the gate on the left, Around 200 meters into the alleyway.)
Grasshopper Adventures - Hoi An Bike Shop
621/1 Hai Ba Trung Street, Side Alley, Hoi An 564016, Vietnam
(Look for the yellow house behind the gate on the left, Around 200 meters into the alleyway.)
Phone: +84 932 034 286
Meeting time: 7:15 am
For a face to face chat about this and other amazing tours feel free to visit us at our shop.
On what was a very hot day, our guide, Quan, went above and beyond to ensure that we were safe and comfortable. The bike ride is on flat ground and would be manageable for all but the very unfit. A highlight was a stop at a local market where Quan helped us buy fruit and other foodstuffs that we wanted. The fruit in Vietnam is to die for! After the bike ride we stopped for a needed break at a nice local coffee house. The ride to My Son in an air conditioned van was a welcome respite from the heat. At My Son Quan was a very informative guide but was also aware that it was very hot and we did not really want to linger in unshaded areas. My Son is worth seeing. This is our 3rd trip to Hoi An and we had not visited before because we have visited Angkor Wat a number of times. My Son is much smaller but very different - nestled in a beautiful lush valley. After the visit to My Son, we were taken a short distance to a local restaurant where Quan first of all presented us with wet towels that he had thoughtfully soaked in an ice bucket - the perfect way to cool down. The lunch was a simple noodle soup and rice crackers but delicious. We were pleasantly surprised to be driven all the way back to our guest house at An Bang beach. All up a great, good value experience with exceptional service.
I highly recommend this tour. Our guide was engaging, friendly and very informative. It's a great way to explore the countryside. The views are spectacular, and there are many photo opportunities. I think it's a nice way to tie in something else with a journey to My Son. The distance is just right - you ride half way (about 2-3 hours) and then hop on a car for the second half of the journey to My Son. Water and snacks to keep you energized are provide during the bike journey. One thing however, is that I would only recommend this tour for people who are completely confident on a bike. You do ride on a bike for 10-15 minutes on regular roads alongside Vietnam's infamous traffic ... it can be quite intimdating!
Mike our guide was fantastic. The bikes were already and set up and of very good standard. Mike guided us through Hoi An hectic streets until we were safely out of the city and in idilic country side. The route was mostly of the main roads and down various small streets and paths through various villages..a great way to see Vietnam...apart from being very hot! On the way I left my bag 2km behind at arefreshment stop. Amazingly, a local leant him a scooter to go back and get it...that would not happen in UK. It took sometime because the scooter broke down and another local on another scooter pushed him back to us. It just surprised me how helpful people are in Vietnam and you get the sense here of this all the time. Eventually, got to My Son, very very hot...similar architecture to Ankor Wot, but on a much smaller scale. Throughout the tour we were fully looked after and Mike had good knowledge of My Son. Great time and the best way to see the real Vietnam..on bike but maybe not at 35 degC :)
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