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Half-Day Bike Tour in the Hoi An Countryside

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  • Half-Day bike tour in the Hoi An countryside
  • Explore the historic center of Hoi An on the way out of town
  • Bike past villages and farms in Quang Nam Province
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Half-Day Bike Tour in the Hoi An Countryside
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Half-Day Bike Tour in the Hoi An Countryside
From US$ 37.00
Overview
Cycle through the countryside of Hoi An on an exhilarating half-day bike tour that showcases rural life in Vietnam. Wheel through hidden alleyways in the historic center of Hoi An to rural roads that pass through picturesque villages, farms and fisheries. Stop to visit local families and artisans, taste fresh fruits and regional foods, and meet the people of Quang Nam Province. Includes guide, use of equipment, and fruit snacks and cold drinks.
What to Expect
Gather at 7:45 am as the tour departs at 8 am. An early morning start insures cooler temperatures and avoids the crush of tourists in town.  

The route is designed to showcase Hoi An and past and present.  We explore hidden passageways and winding alleyways of Hoi An's historic core, stopping to photograph the iconic Japanese bridge. Crossing first the canal bridge near the night market we continue to the new bridge connecting Hoi An proper and its southern villages. Within a few minutes we stop to visit a local family making Banh Beo in the traditional method. These small savory rice rice flour bowls are a common breakfast staple in the countryside. The ride continues a beautiful village where we are welcomed into a family home. Our host is nearly 90, fought in the American war, and with his wife maintains a lovely family chapel on site.

The tour turns rural cycling 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 hand-crafted construction of these vessels is amazing to witness and photograph. If the timing is right, we'll also have a the opportunity to witness entire families repairing their 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.  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 take care on all of our tours to provide cold water and fresh fruit snacks will be served along the route. There's a stop for coffee or tea, too.
Reviews (75)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best morning in Vietnam!!

My girlfriend and I did the morning Hoi An countryside bike tour with An and Lina and we were not disappointed! The guides were extremely friendly and gave us a lot of interesting insights to the life of the locals. Being able to attempt making...More

1  Thank MichaelT2833
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic insight into rural Hoi An

Second time with Grasshoppers. Even better than first. Excellent guide. Good bikes. Safe route. Interesting stops. This is a real insight into another world, one where people live a simple life, working hard at their chosen crafts. It will not be long before the older...More

Thank MICHAEL C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Highly recommend !

My family and I (with 2 children of 9 and 11) had an amazing time. Our bikes were all set before departure, we were provided excellent care from the beginning to the end. The most difficult part is in the city as there were a...More

Thank leofrhk
Reviewed 9 October 2018
Awesome tour - hIghly recommend

My husband and I did the half day countryside tour with Vinh as our guide. It was highly enjoyable and provided a great insight into the countryside and life of the locals. Easy riding, lots of laughs, and very interesting. Even the rain downpour midday...More

1  Thank anna s
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile
Excellent - a recommended tour

In short.... An awesome tour! Got to visit a few families in the local villages on an island off of Hoi An - making rice paper products, reed mats, boat building yard, herbal medicines and rice wine. Also stopped at a few places along the...More

1  Thank REBECCA M
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To my recollection I think we finished around 1 pm. Maybe 12:30? They served lunch at the finish.
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