Explore the Hoi An known to locals with village scenes, family farms, fishing ports, local foods, religious traditions, family life and friendly residents are waiting to be discovered.
Our half-day cycling adventure takes you beyond the tourist zones to immerse you in the culture, history, and commerce of the region on a tour designed for all ages, families, 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.
Meet at 7:30am, your guide will fit your bike, give a safety briefing, and provide an overview of the tour.
The tour begins by exploring the hidden passageways and winding alleyways of Hoi An, stopping to photograph the iconic Japanese bridge in the historic district. 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 of Quang Nam Province.
Not far from the bridge we visit a local family making Banh Beo in 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 vividly remembers his experiences in the American war.
We pedal past rice fields and vegetable farms along small canals and waterways towards a wooden boat-building site. Fishing is still the lifeblood of the province and the construction of these ships is quite amazing to witness and photograph. If the timing is right, we'll also see families gathered to clean fishing nets between journeys at sea.
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. Of course, samples are provided.
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.
We finish the ride aboard a small ferry for the short transfer back the Hoi An waterfront. There's time to relax in our shop while enjoying a complimentary drink from our ice-cold fridge. It’s a calming end to a fun day out on a bike in Hoi An.