Independent Cycling Adventures
Self-guided bike touring is a popular emerging alternative to traditional group cycle tours, and it is now available in Asia with Grasshopper Adventures. Leave the difficulties of route planning, luggage transfers, equipment, and hotel booking to our experts, freeing you to savor the independent touring experience without the hassles. Our Self-guided bike tour range is available in select destinations throughout Asia, and is supported by our Self-guided App, featuring: GPS-guided route maps, dining recommendations, points of interest, and local insights. Enjoy the attention to detail, years of experience, and quality our guests know and love - with a greater dose of freedom. For those who value independence in their cycling escapes, your Grasshopper Self-guided adventure is just a click away.
Self-guided bike touring is a popular emerging alternative to traditional group cycle tours, and it is now available in Asia with Grasshopper Adventures. Leave the difficulties of route planning, luggage transfers, equipment, and hotel booking to our experts, freeing you to savor the independent touring experience without the hassles.
Our Self-guided bike tour range is available in select destinations throughout Asia, and is supported by our Self-guided App, featuring: GPS-guided route maps, dining recommendations, points of interest, and local insights. Enjoy the attention to detail, years of experience, and quality our guests know and love - with a greater dose of freedom.
For those who value independence in their cycling escapes, your Grasshopper Self-guided adventure is just a click away.
Our Self-Guided tours take you on beautiful cycling routes that highlight the best of Asia.
Our user-friendly GPS system is like a Grasshopper guide in your pocket as well as being intuitive to use.
After each day’s independent exploration, your comfortable accommodation awaits.
We take care of your luggage transfers so you can relax and enjoy the cycling journey.
Pick Your Self-Guided Tours
East Taiwan Self-guided Cycle Tour
6 days | 5 nights
| KM | 1990 USD
Ride free and at your own pace on a self-guided cycle tour along Taiwan’s magnificent East Coast
Thailand Self-Guided Cycle Tour
7 days | 6 nights
| KM | 1190 USD
Self-Guided Cycle Tour of Thailand - A Scenic bike ride along the Coast to the islands.
Vietnam Self-guided Ocean Road Bike Tour
7 days | 6 nights
| KM | 990 USD
Enjoy spectacular coastal riding on a self-guided cycle tour along one of our favorite routes in Vietnam. This classic ride has been exciting bikers from around the world and solidified Vietnam's status as a global bike touring destination.
Cycle Kyoto to the Coast - Self-guided
7 days | 6 nights
| KM | 2850 USD
A thrilling, independent adventure exploring highlights of Japan on a self-guided bike tour. Trace through the roots of Japan's cultural heartland from ancient temples to forested roads, with many hidden gems to discover in between.
Inspired to cycle Asia but don’t see a trip that fits your interest? Try our Custom Tour Builder to submit a request to our team.
How it Works
You will receive a well-maintained, reliable bike with a user-friendly GPS unit to help you navigate the route. Your luggage will be transferred daily, but you will also have a front bag for your personal items. We provide an app that you can download to learn about the country, its history & culture and to access some great local food knowledge. Your hotel, inn or guesthouse will be booked and ready for your arrival at the end of each day. To top it off, you can access our support network throughout the region who are only a call away to help with any challenges that you might encounter.
Check out our What is Self-guided video we have made or read into the Self-guided Frequently Asked Questions for more.
We offer five Self Guided destinations: Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan. The routes we chose for Self Guided are hand-picked from our tested guided trips, which we continually check and upgrade to ensure you can ride carefree. Be it with a dazzling view of a Taiwanese or Vietnamese coast, Sri Lankan world heritage sites, Thai national park or sacred Japanese mountains, you ride at your own pace.
Accommodation and Luggage
Years of experience means we know the best accommodation in the area, not just the high-end 4 and 5-star resorts, but also places with friendly staff and a bit of character. Self Guided gives us booking flexibility that we don’t usually have with large group tours, so this offering is expanded with some very unique venues.
Securing your comfortable bed and well-earned rest is taken care of before arrival and we'll oversee the safe transfer of your luggage from point-to-point, so you can leave the panniers at home.
Grasshopper Self-guided tours are run with our reliable fleet of all-purpose hybrids and mountain bikes, but depending on availability, and for an additional fee, our Premium Self-guided offerings include TREK Conduit+ e-bikes, as well as handmade Lynskey Titanium and carbon Cannondale Synapse Ultegra, gravel-road bikes. If you are most comfortable on a drop-bar bike, then the premium bikes are the obvious choice. Alternatively, consider an e-bike for a more leisurely ride or to expand your cycle touring possibilities.
All our bikes come fitted with intuitive and user friendly GPS navigation units. These biking computers have remarkable customisation capabilities and can easily be ported with all major biking software, such as Strava, RidewithGPS or Kamoot, for all fans of cycling data.
Never fear if you are not technically minded, as we've made them accessible to all riders. The device will be customised for you and we will upload the most accurate maps and routes. Furthermore, you will be well briefed on putting it to good use.
The Self-guided app is your pocket-sized guide to support your adventure. It comes with visual and audio hints of points of interest along your routes, hosts a language guide and translations of food suggestions to find along your route, and has audio guides that contain historical and cultural information of the areas you visit.
The Grasshopper Self-guided app can be hosted on all up-to-date Android and iOS devices.
For more inspiration on self-guided cycling tours, read articles on our website from past self-guided adventurers.
Is Self-guided for You?
Cycling Vietnam Self-Guided: a Personal Account
Self-guided the Vietnam Ocean Road
A Self-Guided Japan Tour Experience
What it takes to go self-guided touring
From the Road
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