Thursday, May 30, 2013

Trip Challenge: A Bike Trip in Vietnam

cyclist is looking for a more adventurous destination for his next bike trip. From November 2012 By Amy Farley Appeared as "Trip Doctor: So How Do I Plan...A Cycling Tour?" in T+L Magazine I’ve biked my way through Europe and am ready for something more adventurous. Can you suggest an affordable, culturally rich itinerary in an up-and-coming destination? —Travis Schoenleber, Boston, Mass. The Destination: For an experience that hits the right balance between value and culture, we recommend Vietnam, where you’ll have intimate access to local communities, markets, temples, and regional cuisine. Outfitters:Marco Polo Travel Bicycling & Walking Vacations (11 nights from $1,695) has an easygoing 110-mile route that starts in Hanoi and winds through the ancient capital of Hué. Pedalers Pub & Grille (13 nights from $2,095) offers a moderate course (about 36 miles per day) through the striking landscape of Mai Châu; you’ll stop to sample delicacies along the way. If you have a larger budget and crave the creature comforts of luxury hotels, a trip from Hanoi to Saigon on luxury cycling tour (13 nights from $4,398) covers Hanoi and Da Nang and crosses into SaiGon, while an itinerary from includes cycling the farmland near Hoi An and dinner with royal descendants in Hué. Packing Essentials: Biking gloves; a hat; sunglasses; bug repellent; low-cut walking or hiking shoes; a day pack. Fast Facts When to Go: Jan.–May, Sep.–Dec. Getting There: Most itineraries start in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. Fly into Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) or Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN), respectively. Visa: Required. Vaccines/Medicine: Hepatitis A and B and typhoid, plus antimalarials in some rural destinations. Visit for more.

Cycle in Vietnam , see the real Vietnam on bicycle tours

Vietnam Cycling Tours - real bicycle tours in Vietnam It is great to know that Vietnam is one of the beautiful countries situated in the Indochina Peninsula in the Southeast Asia. Also, the country is bordered by china in the north, Cambodia to the South, Laos in the North West and so on. Vietnam is the 13th populated country in the world and the population is more than 95.5 millions. We have many Biking Holiday itinerary for you can consider like , easy classic cycling with daily from 40-45km, road cycling vietnam from 90-140km per day, Mountain bike Vietnam with XC, All mountain and free ride. Vietnam bicycle tours are much popular among the people and you can select any package suiting to your requirement. Some of the famous tour packages include Tour from Ho Chin Minh city to Hanoi, Central Vietnam, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and much more. Subsequently, people can visit the different parts of Vietnam by selecting any mode of transport such as Air, Road, Rail or Water. The other Mountain Bike Vietnam as Trails of Tonkin Alpes also is great for mountain biker : This trip is extreme 10 days trip takes you to the very heart of the north Vietnam mountain . You will discover some of the finest cycling trails in Vietnam has to offer. Beginning in Hanoi , we will cycle and climb five major passes from 1,500m to 1,800m. This allows you to reach one of the most delightful parts of the Northern Top in Vietnam where you’ll find big rolling hills, great views and speedy open descents with good sight lines. A single track in the middle reminds you what real mountain biking is all about. At its end, it lands you on a steady climb that takes you over some grand hill tops and more amazing views for some excellent descending

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Cycling Holidays, Camping, Vietnam and others

Here you'll find articles on cycling holidays, and some of my more obscure ventures into journalism. I also write for the bike tours holiday and though most of my output for that august publication will be excrutiatingly boring for most normal people, the ones I've chosen here are of more general interest I hope.

All these articles are copyright free so if you would like to lift one, or part of one for your website or newsletter you are more than welcome. Having run newsletters myself I know the problems of finding content sometimes - fear not, just lift what you want. All I ask in exchange is that you place a line such as "Article kindly provided by Geoff Husband whose day job is running cycling holidays in Vietnam- see", and if in a webpage rather than on paper please make that a hot-link. Of course if you have any articles you'd like included here I'd be very happy to get them and will of course give full credit to the author.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013