Full day bike & kayak tour from Hoi An, Vietnam
An active day of fun & adventure - Bike tour the charming countryside of Hoi An and see rural life face-to-face, taste regional specialities, get hands-on with local handicrafts and Kayak the Thu Bon river delta, exploring the places that can only be reached from the water.

Please Note: The Hoi An Bike & Kayak Tour does not run in November or December due to high water levels.


This combined bike and kayak tour will let you not only explore the countryside of Hoi An and meet the locals but also see the river life of the area.

Just a short cycle through Hoi An old town, and you will find yourself in the rural Hoi An where many artisans are still living the same life their ancestors would have hundreds of years ago. Cycling this area we make sure to take several stops, which includes some hands-on fun at local workshops, rice fields, and the shipyard.

After a fulfilling morning exploring on the bikes we'll enjoy a delicious lunch break at a local house to get properly refuelled. Returning to the bikes we'll cycle a little further along the riverside then board kayaks to take in the sights from water level.

Paddling through the water at a gentle pace we'll come by the interesting sights of Hoi An that you can only fully enjoy from the water, which includes the little fishing hamlets, a great spot to view fishermen returning with a successful day's catch. Along the way we'll also make sure to stop at one of our special locations for a quick rest and to enjoy the view. Finishing the Kayak exploration we arrive in a different part of Hoi An, where our transport will be waiting to bring you back to your hotel.
A fantastic day discovering Hoi An's surrounds.

Please note: The Bike & Kayak Hoi An tour will not operate February 4th to 7th due to the Annual TET holidays. We will re-open this tour February 8th, after our guides have enjoyed a well deserved holiday, we apologise for any inconvenience.


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 a Bike & Kayak Hoi An tour departing from Da Nang.

Departures from Da Nang

Checkout the video below for another one of our crafted bike adventures in Hoi An, the Hoi An Food Tour by bike. Though a very different ride, the video will give you some taste of what to expect cycling around the Hoi An countryside.

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Tour details

$79 USD

1 day duration

20 km distance

Difficulty: Mild

Tour code: GHVU17

Tour Features & Inclusions

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While we delight in Hoi An's picturesque surrounds our means of travel is half the fun. We ride the quiet roads and trails only locals know to escape the traffic and tourists, experiencing a truly authentic side of this fascinating country.

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Your Guide

An experienced English speaking local leader will host you on this trip. Our charming guides are well informed and well spoken. Our leaders are often cited as being the main highlight of the tour. We use local leaders 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.

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Golden Ticket

We tour off the beaten path where you'll get a chance to see the hidden highlights and enjoy genuine local interaction and some hands-on experiences. Go behind the scenes and experience a side of the country few visitors encounter.

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Nice Wheels

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. For groups of 6+ people a specialist Bike Mechanic will also accompany the group. 

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Kayaking

This tour includes kayaking through the local sights and fishing communities on the Tu Bon River

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Great Eats

A delicious local lunch is included. Snacks, fruit and clean water are also provided throughout the tour.

Small group cycling tours

2 to 10

This tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 2 travellers, and we limit the group size to a max of 10 travellers. This ensures you have the personalised attention you want in an intimate group.

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Kids' Prices

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


Tour Itinerary

for Bike & Kayak Hoi An tour

Meet at the Grasshopper's Shop
Our tour starts at the Grasshopper shop located up a small alleyway off Hai Ba Trung Street at 8 am.

Ancient District
Our ride begins by exploring the hidden passageways and winding alleyways of Hoi An, stopping to photograph the iconic Japanese bridge.

Countryside Exploration
Crossing first the canal bridge near the night market we continue to the new metal bike bridge connecting Hoi An proper and its southern villages. Not far from the bridge we visit a local family making Banh Dap using the traditional method. These small savory rice flour bowls are a common breakfast staple in the countryside. We continue riding to one of Hoi An's most beautiful villages, stopping at a family home to learn about the tradition of family chapels. Our host is nearly 90 and fought in the American war. Next, we pedal past rice fields and vegetable farms along small canals and waterways towards a boat building site. Fishing is still the lifeblood of the province and the construction of these boat-works is quite amazing to witness and photograph.

Artisans & Traditional Lunch
The roads narrow again to concrete paths and our final stops include a traditional mat weaving shop and a family distillery where rice wine has been produced in the same manner for generations.

A home-made lunch of Hoi An specialties will be served at a local house. After it we will cycle along the riverside and board the kayaks.

Kayaking on Thu Bon River
We will paddle past water-coconut plantations, shrimp farms and little fishing hamlets. If you’re lucky, you can see the fishermen emptying their nets, which is a spectacular sight. On the way, we will make a stop at one of the little islands rest and enjoy the views.

You will arrive to Cam Thanh area of Hoi An, from where our minivan will bring you back to the hotel by 2:30 pm.


What's the Riding Like?

Flat terrain

Some dirt trails

20km riding

Cycling on small alleyways, flat tracks and small roads. There are a few sections on larger roads and we will cross a new metal bridge designed for motorbikes and bicycles. Guides will instruct you on taking care in the city and countryside.

There are no hills on the itinerary 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.


Making a Booking

Click on the 'Book this tour' button below or at the top of the page to reserve your place on this tour.

Full payment will be taken at the time of booking in Vietnamese Dong (VND). Vietnamese law restricts accepting payment in foreign currency. 

If you wish to book less than 1 day before the tour or if you would like more information please contact our shop For Assistance Phone: +84 932 034 286
Email: hoian (at) grasshopperadventures.com

This tour operates all days of the week.

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Please note: The Bike & Kayak Hoi An tour will not operate February 4th to 7th due to the Annual TET holidays. We will re-open this tour February 8th, after our guides have enjoyed a well deserved holiday, we apologise for any inconvenience.


Starting Point & Meeting Time

The meeting point for this tour is:

621 Hai Ba Trung Street
Hoi An, Vietnam
 (20 meters up the small alleyway)

For Assistance Phone: +84 932 034 286

Look for the yellow house behind the gate on the left.

Meeting time: Please meet at the shop by 7:45 am. We will have a bike fitting, guide briefing and leave by 8:00. Departing on time allows us to miss the crowds in the historic district and experience the countryside as it comes alive with activity. 


What our guests tell us...

Just a selection of our great reviews!

If you're looking for an amazing tour of the countryside and want to see how locals live with guides who are externally knowledgable, these are your guys!

anonJanuary 2018

It was great fun to have lunch with a local family, in the middle of nature, overlooking the green fields. We ended the day with a beautiful kayak ride. Would certainly recommend!

MaudFebruary 2018

They've honestly thought of everything and you're guaranteed a great time!

MCat194January 2018

I was worried that it might seem a little intrusive, but the families all cheerfully welcomed us as guests and demonstrated local skills handed down through generations. I would highly recommend this trip with this very professional organisation. Enjoyed by parents and teenage kids alike.

j0nsykesJune 2018

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