Half day bike tour from Hoi An, Vietnam
Escape the city and cycle tour the alleyways, waterways and village paths of Hoi An and its surrounds on a bicycle adventure tour that offers the best of history, local village life and photogenic countryside. A unique, memorable and active way to enjoy your visit to Hoi An.

There is no better way to experience all that is Hoi An than cycling from the historic district across the river and through the beautiful small villages and adjacent rural scenery just beyond the crowded tourist zone.

Our half-day cycling itinerary will immerse you in the culture, history, and commerce of Hoi An on a tour designed for all ages, families and even kids. The scenery is sublimely rural and the experience so very Vietnamese. As one guest remarked, "It's like riding back in time compared to the modern amenities of my hotel." 
Yet it's only a stone's throw from Hoi An.

This is the Hoi An that locals know: village scenes, artisans, local coffee shops, fishing ports, simple foods, religious traditions and always an emphasis on family life.

The historic district of Hoi An is truly UNESCO worthy. But you cannot fully appreciate life in this city without venturing across the river and into the villages and countryside that most locals call home.

Please note: The Hoi An Countryside 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 Hoi An Countryside 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

$37 USD

0.5 day duration

20 km distance

Difficulty: Mild-Moderate

Tour code: GHVR16

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Quiet Roads

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.

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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. 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.

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Authentic snacks & local food are provided in this tour at designated stops along our route. Clean drinking water is also provided throughout the tour to keep you refreshed and hydrated.

Small group cycling tours

1 to 10

Traveling Solo? No problem, this tour is guaranteed for a minimum of just 1 traveller, and we limit the group size to a max of 10 travelers. 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

Our tours starts at the Grasshopper shop located up a small alleyway off Hai Ba Trung Street.

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 savoury 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 & the Local Ferry
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. If the timing is right, we'll also have an opportunity to see families gathering to clean the fishing nets between journeys at sea. It's a short ride from here to where we board a local ferry for a trip back to town. Have your cameras ready for great views of the Hoi An waterfront. Once dockside, it's a short 5 minute ride through alleyways back to the Grasshopper shop.

Your Comfort En-Route
Fresh fruit and cold water are served along the way. There's a stop for coffee or tea, too. Hoi An Countryside has been carefully crafted to offer a complete experience of the cityscape, the countryside and the people who call Hoi An and Quang Nam Province home. We finish the ride aboard a small ferry for the short transfer back to Hoi An. There's time to relax in our shop off the bike while enjoying a complimentary drink from our ice-cold fridge. A nice end to a great day out on a bike in Hoi An.

The tour concludes at approximately 12:00 noon.

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

This tour operates all days of the week.

Please note: The Hoi An Countryside 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:

Grasshopper Adventures Shop
621 Hai Ba Trung Street, Side Alley, Hoi An 564016, Vietnam​​​​​​​

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

For Assistance Phone: +84 932 034 286

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!

We took the countryside tour, and visited several locals, and saw their homes and their craft. What made it such a great trip, was the fact that the families actually seemed happy to see both the guides and the visitors, and happily invited us inside.

OliverA481January 2019

We absolutely loved getting on the bikes to see a more authentic side of Hoi An. The bikes were in excellent condition. The tour was well organized with lots of interesting stops along the way, including breaks with drinks and snacks. Yen, our guide is a treasure! Her love and enthusiasm for her country is infectious. Her English was excellent and her bubbly personality had all of us participating in various activities. The biking was easy so suitable for all ages. This tour showed us a much different side from the cities and we learned a lot about Vietnamese culture. I would highly recommend Grasshopper Tours to anyone.

Akke BFebruary 2019

This tour was the highlight of our stay in Hoi An as we got a glimpse of how people actually live outside of Hoi An.

Balazs HJanuray 2019

Our whole family (including teens and grandfather) voted it our favourite Vietnam experience.

AC_PadJanuray 2019

Beautiful sceneries, small back-roads and trails. lots of activity on the fields. Highly recommended and one of the best things we did during this trip to Vietnam.

Christopher DJanuary 2019

Yen guided us through the crazy streets and alley ways of Hoi An on bikes provided by Grasshopper Adventures. The bikes were great and Yen was great! She took us to meet some locals and we were shown how rice cakes are made and we sampled rice wine and watched a 100 year old woman weave mats. Great day! Highly recommend going through Grasshopper Adventures.

niasnonaFebruary 2019

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